This chapter describes how to perform product installation, registration and how to setup database connection. The following topics are covered:
If you haven’t already downloaded the product, use a download link from your order confirmation e-mail or download Store Manager from your license account.
You have to close all Store Manager applications before starting the installation procedure.
Store Manager for OpenCart setup wizard will guide you through software installation steps:
The Wizard will inform you about successful installation.
Once you are done with installation, you will be asked to provide license data to register application.
Specify your License Number (as it appears in your license account).
Store Manager licensing presumes that you can install, register and use one copy of software per license. Purchasing full version (Store Manager for OpenCart Full License) you get one primary license. If you want to install and use program at other places you have to buy Additional licenses for every installation (registration). If you have any issues with registration, please check the following article: Registration problems. I'm unable to register Store Manager application, what's wrong? Also here you can check what is primary license, additional license and trial license? What is the difference between full version and demo version?
Once you are done with installation and registration, you will be asked to connect to database to work with. You can either provide connection settings to your live store to start working with your live store database or to use Embedded database allowing you to see around and check all features with default temporary database created locally. So, on the first startup you will see the following form:
If you want to play around and not to apply changes to your real store, select "Yes" and you will see embedded database with sample data.
In order to connect to your live store, please select "No" and specify your database connection settings in Preferences form (F12). If you do not see preferences form, go to Tools -> Preferences -> Database connection tab and follow few steps:
1. Create new or select any configuration name used to save connection settings. Preferences form allows you to create, edit or delete configuration (connection settings), create multiple configurations and switch between your stores. Please check Configuration Name chapter for details.
2. Setup database connection. Database installed with Store Manager is a kind of temporary database created locally for different purposes. It can be used for testing Store Manager functionality or to work with your store using PHP MySQL Bridge connection. If you use free demo version and you just want to run software to see how it works, please use embedded configuration with default database. The following types of database connection can be used:
3. Finally you can either use Autodetect to detect your charstes automatically, to use the Force use Unicode feature or specify your own Charsets. Try to switch between options if you have any issues with special symbols.
In order to be able to manage, view or upload images using Store Manager you should specify FTP connection in Tools -> Preferences -> FTP. Please check here for details.Now you're all set to enjoy the advantages of Store Manager for OpenCart.