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Hello. Firstly, I love the theme, so much so that this is the only theme I have ever paid for as opposed to building myself! I do have one question, though:

I do not seem, for the life of me, to be able to get the latest products to display in the grey box. I’ve tried shuffling round the module order, I’ve extended the z-index, I’ve disabled other modules which may clash… I can get the word ‘Latest Products’ (albeit above the grey box rather than in it) but that’s where it stops.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as my shop is soooo close to being perfect!

The URL is: http://www.image-jewellery.com/shop/

KR, Nick

Have you selected Column Left for the Latest module? Is it visible when Column Right is selected for Latest module? Also is it work when Default theme is active?

Hi Diabolique, thank you for your response. When I try Column Left or Column Right I receive the following error when viewing the website:

Notice: Error: Could not load template /home/imagejew/public_html/shop/catalog/view/theme/default/template/module/prod_side.tpl! in /home/imagejew/public_html/shop/system/engine/controller.php on line 71

I checked the ‘Latest’ module in the Default theme and yes, it did seem to work.

Opencart doesn’t contain such file: catalog/view/theme/default/template/module/prod_side.tpl

Do you use the latest version of opencart 1.5.3.x

I’m using That could explain things? I will upgrade to and get back to you.

Theme should work with too but version of Opencart can have some bugs.

What do i do???

Notice: Error: Could not load controller common/column_left! in D:\inetpub\webs\makertvcom\Cart\system\engine\controller.php on line 48

This is not a theme issue. Try to install it on online server or replace all opencart files except config.php and admin/config.php

Hi Diabolique; I wished to remove box star items on front page I did what you said on FAQ , but i’ve received another problem, stars was removed but if i click the products on front page i’ve received 404 error code, How can i fix it? Any help would be so appreciated, Thanks, Regards


I hope you didn’t remove anything else. Paste following code:

<?php foreach ($products as $product) { ?>
 <div class="box-container">
  <div class="box-preloader">
   <a class="box-image" href="<?php echo $product['href']; ?>" style="background-image:url('<?php echo $product['thumb']; ?>'); background-position:center center;">

      <span class="box-title"><?php if( strlen( $product['name'] ) < 28 ) { echo $product['name']; } else { echo substr( $product['name'],0,25 )."..."; } ?> - 
          <span class="box-price"><?php if (!$product['special']) { ?>
          <span class="box-price-child"><?php echo $product['price']; ?></span>
          <?php } else { ?>
          <span class="price-new"><?php echo $product['special']; ?></span>
          <?php } ?></span>
      </span><!--box-title ends-->

   </a><!--box-image ends-->
  </div><!--box-preloader -->
 </div><!--box-container ends-->
<?php } ?>

It’s solved thanks

Hi Diabolique,


For some reason 2 issues have arisen.

1) The front page slideshow has just stopped working? I’ve tried uninstalling and re-installing, checked the image paths etc, to no avail!

2) The ajax checkout has also stopped working? Just no functionality?

Help much appreciated.


I don’t see following file in the source code:
<script type="text/javascript" src="catalog/view/javascript/jquery/nivo-slider/jquery.nivo.slider.pack.js"></script>

Can somebody attempt to explain what i have done wrong in installation. I followed the instructions as it was stated… http://www.chaos-emporium.co.uk/

Sorry, i wasn’t quite sure how to delete my earlier comment. I was just wondering how i could change the Categories link on my webpage www.chaos-emporium.co.uk from a purple background on the buttons to a black background. I know i need to alter the CSS file but do i use notepad and then re upload it replacing the old one? Secondly, how do i host my own picture to replace the background image ? Can i do it from my server host or ?

You should replace following image:

You can upload your background image on your FTP server.

Hi, I have managed to configure most of the site now. However, i still cant work out how to change the “Welcome” message. I have made a .Png and put it in the image folder. I attempted to replace the With” ../image/Welcome.png ” but all i get is a little square box and no picture. Any chance you could help ?

Thanks Jaymes

Upload this image to main folder of your opencart intallation.

What code would i use to replace the link to your url ?

.. Welcome Dosent seem to work ….. i get that <—

I have to see some code. Where is your image? Put here full address like http://www....

i like to make my top menu have drop down menu function but it is not working. is there anything i must change in the style sheet? http://myworld-marketing.myshopify.com The custom menu does not allow dropdown where else the menu allow drop down. i need the custom menu to allow drop down how do i do that?
You have bought shopify version of theme so you should post your questions here: http://themeforest.net/item/vanity-shop/discussion/308910

Anyway I see that you have resolved this problem.

If i upgrade to v1.5.4.1 Will this template still work ? and also will it be compatible with http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension/info&extension_id=2833. P.s. I fixed my earlier problem. Thank you anyway :)

No, I will update theme within 2 days. This extension should work.

Also, is it possible to add a picture(The one used for the Category) to accompany the subheadings instead of just a plain bubble of text?

I don’t understand.

On each category, to enter the sub category you have to click the bubble with the sub categories title in it. I was wondering if it was possible to add a picture to the sub category title. to show what was in each sub category. thanks jaymes so on www.Chaos-emporium.co.uk You click the luxury bathroom range, and then i want to replace the “Combed Cotton Range” with a picture and link.

Thanks again works perfectly!

Sorry to bother you again, i just upgraded to the latest version. However, I can no longer get VQmod to work with the template. I get Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘}’ in /home/chaosemp/public_html/vqmod/vqcache/vq2-catalog_view_theme_vanityshop_template_product_category.tpl on line 101. Alternatively, Does any of this template files alter the basic catalogue from opencart? Or does it remain seperate?

Maybe this VQmod doesn’t work with opencart 1.5.4.x? Does it work when default theme is active?

Does any of this template files alter the basic catalogue from opencart? Or does it remain seperate?

yeah it works fine with the normal template. The mod is for 1.5.4.X for sure :) im not entirely sure what the author meant but he said i would need to edit the xml file to take into account your different template (probably need to change the offset – the offset is currently set at 22).

What or how do i find out what i need to change it to ?

You have to check where this vqmod inserts own code and replace it. You should learn how vqmods work.

I spoke to the author of the mod. Apparently this template alters the files to much and causes too many errors. I was just wondering if you could point me to the area where the sub categories design is, so i can make them slightly larger and with bigger text to make them stand out more. (since it seems adding pictures wont work :( )

Open stylesheet.css and find following styling:

.category-list .child-cat { float:left; padding:5px 10px 5px 10px; font-size:11px; margin:7px 0px 0px 7px; border:1px solid #e6e6e6; background:#f0f0f0; ... }
.category-list .child-cat a {color:#6d6d6d; }

On the returns page, where it says type the code …... All that is visible to my customers is a square image box. with nothing inside it. http://www.chaos-emporium.co.uk/index.php?route=account/return/insert