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Installing Skins from X-Cart App Store (X-Cart 5.4.x and earlier)
Installing Skins from X-Cart App Store (X-Cart 5.4.x and earlier)

General instruction for installing design templates for an X-Cart-based store from X-Cart App Store

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X-Cart App Store offers a good choice of design templates (skins) that you can obtain and use for your online store. You can find them in the Templates section, also known as the Template Store or the Theme Store.

You can easily access the Template Store at any time right from within your X-Cart store Admin area. For this purpose, click on the link "Visit the template store" link on the Layout (Look & Feel -> Layout) page:

Technically, skins are add-ons, so the steps involved in installing a skin from the X-Cart App Store are similar to the ones described in Installing Add-ons from X-Cart App Store.

Before you start, you need to purchase the skin you require and make sure you have a license key code. Have this license code ready, so you can copy and paste it when needed.

To install a skin:

  1. In your X-Cart store Admin area, go to the Layout (Look & Feel -> Layout) section.

  2. Click the Activate purchased skin button:

  3. In the popup that appears, enter your skin license key code and click Activate:

    Provided that the submitted license key code is valid, X-Cart will download the skin and install it, redeploying the store.

    In the end, the store will redirect you back to the Layout page, where you will see the newly installed skin added to the list of the available templates.

    The skin will also appear in the Apps section like a regular X-Cart add-on:

    You can use the "Manage layout" link below the skin description to go back to the Layout page (Look & Feel -> Layout).

  4. You have installed the skin, but it is not yet active in your store. So you need to activate it now.
    For activation, select the skin (color scheme) that you require by clicking on the respective icon (the icon will be marked with a frame to show that it has been selected) in the "Choose a new template" section on the Layout page and click Submit:

    After that, you will see a server message "To make your changes visible in the customer area, cache rebuild is required. It will take several seconds. You don't need to close the storefront, the operation is executed in the background." Click OK to start the skin activation process.

    X-Cart will redeploy your store to activate the skin.

    When completed, you will see the respective notifications at the top of the Layout page.

    The skin will also be listed as your current store skin.

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