To sell your products using LiteCart. We have provided a checklist to help you get you started. This list assumes you have already successfully installed LiteCart. If not go to How To Install.
Protect your store until it's ready for the big audience by making use of the existing .htpasswd file in the admin folder. Handy for development platforms. What is htaccess?
Edit the ~/.htaccess file in the root folder.
# Password protection
AuthName "Restricted Area"
Add translations for new languages. Translation packs are available in the LiteCart Add-ons Store
. See Admin → Translations. Don't forget to manually translate some database related objects:
Admin → Catalog → Delivery Statuses
Admin → Catalog → Sold-out Statuses
Admin → Orders → Order Statuses
Set up some geographical zones by going to Admin → Geo Zones. These will be used for tax and shipping and it's best to keep them separate, example: My Shipping Zone, My Tax Zone, etc. LiteCart Add-ons
Install and configure some shipping and payment modules under Admin → Modules. More modules are available in the LiteCart Add-ons Store
If you migrated to LiteCart from another system make sure old URLs are redirected to their new destinations. This can be done inside .htaccess or LiteCart's own routing modules. Redirect Links From Another Platform
Do some testing and browsing around making sure everything seems okay. Get some good advice from other merchants in the LiteCart Forums.
If you are going to modify the platform. Consider virtual modifications (vQmod technology) rather than permanently changing core files. Otherwise you will loose your changes when upgrading to new versions. How to Create A vQmod
When you are ready to go live
Keep an eye on your search engine rank position. There are several tools out there. Wincher
Now begins a great journey.
Wish you the best of luck!