Installing the ShopAdmin add-on into OpenCart

Quick start

Installing the ShopAdmin add-on into OpenCart involves three steps:

  1. Download the zip file that you receive when you sign up, and unzip it into the admin folder of your OpenCart installation. This zip file is a package containing the following files:
    apsona_app.php
    apsona_config.php
    apsona_dashboard.js
    apsona_functions.php
    apsona_howtoinstall.txt
    apsona_index.php
    apsona_init_filters.sql
    apsona_init_reports.sql
    apsona_install.php
    apsona_mysql.php
    apsona_svc.php
    controller/tool/apsona_sa.php
    view/template/tool/apsona_sa.tpl
    

    All the files must be copied into your the admin folder of your OpenCart installation. This will set up ShopAdmin to be accessible via the URL apsona_index.php within your OpenCart system.

  2. Access the URL apsona_install.php instead of index.php within your admin area. For example, after you log in,
    if your store admin URL is

    http://my-store.com/admin/index.php

    then your ShopAdmin URL is

    http://my-store.com/admin/apsona_install.php. This will install ShopAdmin and automatically create a menu item for Apsona ShopAdmin in the System menu of your OpenCart admin area.

  3. Log in to your admin area and navigate to SystemUsersUser groups, edit the Top Administrator group, and enable access to the file tool/apsona_sa.php.
You should now be able to access ShopAdmin via its menu item in the System menu.

Note also that, unlike with many other OpenCart extensions, you do not need to run the SQL files included in the package. ShopAdmin automatically detects whether they need to be run, and runs them if necessary. This approach is intentional, so as to make the installation process as easy as possible.

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