OpenCart is an open source shopping cart system where you can create your own ecommerce shopping portal. There are numerous templates or themes that are offered on open cart, either free or paid. It can be used on any web server with PHP and MySQL running on it. OpenCart is specified in the GNU (General Public License) that was released in 2009 for which reason it is offered as free software.
The process of making a website through OpenCart is extremely simple. It only includes installing the software, selecting the themes, and adding products. As soon as you are done with that, you can start your business and start accepting orders. Order management and built in multiple payment gateways in OpenCart prove to be extremely advantageous for the website owners. Moreover, the website developers deliver lifetime free support and software updates without any charges.
In this article, we will talk about the themes or templates that you can find on the internet for your ecommerce site. There are numerous sites that will provide you templates or themes for your ecommerce portal besides OpenCart. These themes are responsive and very user friendly. According to your need you can make can make your choice and use them. If some themes are for free some are chargeable as well. Here is a list of few of the most popular responsive OpenCart themes that you can find for free on the internet.
Carbon is an up-to-date and chic template that is available in the open cart store for your ecommerce website. It’s a dark and visually attractive theme that you can use for any online store but it works perfectly for selling of products like mobile devices or gadgets. Here are some of its key features.
- Dark and stylish design and colour schemes
- Custom textures, background and fonts
- Design is SEO friendly
- Multi column layout
- Configurable slideshow
- Grid/List view of catagories
- Compatibility: OpenCart v1.5.5.x.
Lexus Mega Shop
Lexus MegaShop is a responsive opencart theme that is available at themeforest. It’s a vibrant and stylish template that can be used for all kinds of products including laptops, gadgets, fashion shop etc. Few of its major characteristics are mentioned below.
- Fully responsive theme
- HTML5 and CSS3 support
- Quick pop-up zoom image in product listing
- Compatible with OpenCart 1.5.4/1.5.5/1.5.6
- Support Wide Screen 1170px, 980px
- Support Multiple layout- Allow drag and drop modules, Positionings
RestaCafe is another responsive OpenCart theme that is best suited for restaurants or food products. It’s made in a way that grabs the users’ attention through captivating imagery and beautiful designs. Some of its key features are given below:
- Full-width slideshow with multi-layer and revolution effects
- Boss Blog Module with tags, comments, friendly URLs etc.
- Pop-up add to cart button
- Quick zooming of images
Theia is a beautiful OpenCart template that is widely used for fashion product like shoes and bags. The flamboyant colours and layout have a captivating effect and can grab the attention of potential buyers. Below are a few of its features.
- Compatibility with OpenCart 1.5.2/ 126.96.36.199/1.5.3/188.8.131.52/1.5.4/1.5.4
- Responsive and mobile friendly layout
- Made keeping SEO requirement in mind
- High visual effects and custom features
- Numerous options for displaying products
Sullen is an easy to use OpenCart template that is mostly used for clothing stores. You can download it for free and display your products to consumers in a in a simple and hassle free layout. Following are its key benefits:
- Large easy-to-see navigation
- Minimalistic design to focus totally on the products
- Compatible with OpenCart v1.4.8
- Clean and clutter free layout
Theme Global is an amazing template for your OpenCart store you can mould this template and make it suitable for your purpose. It is extremely well designed and has custom made modules. Find its key features below:
- Nivo Slide Show
- Chic colour schemes
With hundreds of templates being offered by numerous sites, including OpenCart itself, it gets difficult for you to choose the perfect theme for their store. However, if these themes are for free you can try them out for a certain period of time and this way you can look for the most convenient and suitable theme for your store.
The list of six OpenCart themes that are mentioned above are apparently the most widely recognised among e-commerce sites on the internet. If you are completely baffled in choosing a template you want for your store, try out one of the above options and you will not be disappointed.
Sabrina Matthew is the Creative Director at Art Attackk, Addictive Media’s Digital Design Division located in New Delhi. She has an eye for detail and is passionate about all things related to design, a field she has been associated with for over 5 years. She has done her graduation in Mass Communication from Delhi University and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia and Design from ICFAI University. Her hobbies include poetry, sketching, and art and craft. She’s an enthusiastic environmentalist and also champions for animal rights.