Initial installation

1. Copy files from the package theme/ dir to your Magento Directory.
(PSD/ dir in the package holds PSD source files).

2. Navigate to Backend->System->Configuration->Design->Package Tab-> Current Package Name Field and set this field to default value

3. Navigate to Backend->System->Configuration->Design->Themes Tab and set all fields to lightshop_green value.

4. Navigate to Backend->System->Configuration->Content Management Tab and set "Enable WYSIWYG Editor" to Disable by Default value.

Now do the following actions from the admin side.

Create category for main navigation menu

In order to get the main navigation visible, you need to create at least one active subcategory in the root folder. Category should be subcategory of the Root (default) category. Category must be active to be showing in the main navigation. How to create new categories in Magento

Create new Magento category

Create hidden categories

Create 2 categories as subcategories to your theme default category. They must be inactive to be hidden in the main navigation. These categories will be for "Home page products" and "Popular products". Remember the IDs of these categories. See the image below.

Create new Magento category

Once categories are created it is good to add several products to them.

Do not forget to keep indexes in touch. System->Index Management

Create Static Block left_info_block

Go to CMS->Static Block to add new static blocks.

Do not forget to replace "PopularProductsCategoryID" with the ID of one of the created categories.

Block Title* left_info_block
Identifier* left_info_block
Store View* Select correct store view
Status Enabled*
Content

Create Static Block right_info_block

Go to CMS->Static Block to add new static blocks.

Block Title* right_info_block
Identifier* right_info_block
Store View* Select correct store view
Status Enabled*
Content

Create Static Block home_page_header_block

Go to CMS->Static Block to add new static blocks.

Block Title* home_page_header_block
Identifier* home_page_header_block
Store View* Select correct store view
Status Enabled*
Content

Create Static Block footer_links

Go to CMS->Static Block to add new static blocks.

Block Title* footer_links
Identifier* footer_links
Store View* Select correct store view
Status Enabled*
Content

Edit home page v1

Go to CMS->Pages and Edit/Add home page

Page Title* Place here anything you want
URL Key home
Store View Select correct store view
Status Enabled*
Content
Do not forget to replace "HomeProductsCategoryID" with the ID of one of the created categories
Layout 2columns with left bar *
Layout Update XML

 

Edit home page v2

Go to CMS->Pages and Edit/Add home page

Page Title* Place here anything you want
URL Key home
Store View Select correct store view
Status Enabled*
Content
Do not forget to replace "HomeProductsCategoryID" with the ID of one of the created categories
Layout 1 column *
Layout Update XML

 

Edit home page v3

Go to CMS->Pages and Edit/Add home page

Page Title* Place here anything you want
URL Key home
Store View Select correct store view
Status Enabled*
Content
Do not forget to replace "HomeProductsCategoryID" with the ID of one of the created categories
Layout 2 columns with right bar *
Layout Update XML

 

 

Extensions

Custom Menu

Please load the extension here

Shipping price calculator and One page checkout

Included in the package.

Total Slider Manager

Other extensions

We also recommend adding Lightbox extension to your Magento

Other guides

If you are using non English language(es):

Video tutorial by Template-help.com: How to install a new language

"Most Popular" sentence is not present in the default language packs. We need to add it manually.

Open file directory where your magento is. Go to "app/design/frontend/default/[YOUR_THEME]/locale/"

There is a "en_US/translate.csv" file there. Copy it to any locale you need (like "da_DK/translate.csv") and edit "translate.csv" file.

It holds this text:

"Most Popular","Most Popular"

You need to change it to:

"Most Popular","[[Most popular in your language]]"

Note that file encoding should be UTF8.

Congratulations! Your magento theme is ready!

Thank you for using this theme.

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This is a step-by-step guide on how to install LightShop Green Magento Template.

The LightShop theme is a very modern, simple, and fresh theme, with a focus on usability and fast, clean code.

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