So you want to become a merchant selling products using LiteCart. Here is a checklist to get you started…
Install LiteCart by uploading the files via FTP
and point your browser to http://www.yourdomain.com/install/
. Follow the instructions on the page. If you instead would like to benefit from our software channel via Softaculous, be sure to visit http://www.softaculous.com
to install LiteCart. Softaculous is also available available through many web host providers as a service.
# Protect catalog using admin .htpasswd, handy for development platforms
AuthName "Restricted Area"
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
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
Discover our add-ons on the official website. Get help from other merchants in the LiteCart forums. LiteCart Add-ons
Make sure you have all shipping and payment modules you need. Do some testing by browsing around making sure everything looks okay.
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 while upgrading to newer versions. How to Create A vQmod
When you are ready to go live
If you enabled the HTTP Auth protection for the catalog, disable it so guests are allowed entrance.
Sign up for a Google Analytics account and insert the tracking code into ~/includes/yourtemplate.catalog/layouts/default.inc.php. Google should automatically start indexing your website.
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!