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• Last Updated: 01/09/2020
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How to configure General and Store Settings in OpenCart 3


Now that you have your OpenCart Online Store up and running, the next step you should take is configuring its settings. In this tutorial, we will review the general settings of OpenCart 3 and we will guide you on how to configure your store information.


Getting Started

In order to begin, please log in to your OpenCart Admin Dashboard and navigate through the left menu bar to System > Settings.


Accessing the Settings page


After you access the “Stores” page, please click on the “Edit” button (the pencil icon) next to your store name and you will be redirected to the “Edit Settings” page.


Selecting the website to edit


On this page, you will see a number of tabs containing the system settings of the store. In this guide, we will review the first two “General” and “Store” tabs.


Configuring General Settings

Under the “General” tab you will be able to enter the metadata which will be used by search engines to index your website, to change the default store theme, and to select a default layout.


General Settings


Please specify the following details:

  • Meta Title - Represents the name of your store as it will be displayed in the browser title bar.
  • Meta Tag Description - This is the metadata description of your store. The meta tags do not appear on the page itself, they are used by search engines and are displayed in search results.
  • Meta Tag Keywords - In this field, you need to enter all the keywords related to your online store. They will help search engines to determine what your website is about.


Additional General Settings


The “Theme” dropdown menu will list all currently installed themes in your OpenCart store. You can easily change the theme by selecting a new one. The “Default Layout” setting determines the layout used for the store. If you want to change it, please select the desired one from the dropdown menu.

After you are ready, please click on the blue "Save" icon located at the top right corner of the page.


Saving the changes


Once this is done, you will be all set with the configuration of the “General” settings.


Configuring Store Settings

Under the second “Store” tab you will be able to configure your store information.


Store settings


Please specify the following details:

  • Store Name - Determines the name of your store which will be displayed on the “Contact Us” page.
  • Store Owner - Determines the name as it will be displayed in the “From” field for all outgoing emails sent from your store.
  • Address - Here you can enter the physical address of your store. This information will be displayed on the “Contact Us” page.
  • Geocode - In this field, you can enter the geocode (geographical coordinates) of your store’s location. Geocodes can be found in Google Maps, GPS devices, and other tools.
  • E-Mail - Determines the admin email address which will be used for all notifications related to the store (errors, updates, etc.) and password reset requests.
  • Telephone - Determines the store’s contact phone number which will be displayed on the “Contact Us” page.


Additional Store settings


  • Fax - This is an optional field where you can leave your fax number.
  • Image - By clicking on the default OpenCart image you will be able to edit it and select a custom image from your store gallery or by directly uploading one from your computer. This image will be displayed in the “Contact Us” page next to your store information.
  • Opening Times - In this field, you can enter your working hours.
  • Comment - In this field, you can enter any additional information you want to share with your visitors. The content of this field will be displayed on the “Contact Us” page.

Once you are ready, please do not forget to click on the blue save icon in order to record your changes. 

Please go ahead and double-check if everything appears as expected on your store frontend. If you are satisfied with the result - you are all set!


Congratulations! You have successfully configured the first part of your OpenCart system settings. We would like to thank for trusting our guidance and welcome you to check the rest of our tutorials based on OpenCart 3.

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