osCommerce v4 is coming with support for Multiple Design Templates and built in Template Builder.
Template management doesn't require any PHP coding, and is done via the back end of the website.
It is possible to create, import, and export multiple design templates. This opens ways for professional designers and developers to offer their osCommerce templates for sale in the future App Marketplace - announcements to follow.
Design templates are managed and modified via the back end of osCommerce, using a special built in Designer.
It is possible to edit template settings in several ways (visual editor and CSS editor).
It is possible to add, move, and delete various widgets from any page of the osCommerce website.
Additionally, all documents (invoices, packing slips, emails) can be edited if required.
It is also possible to create copies of the existing pages. For example, there can be 2 or more product pages, and different products can be assigned different designs of the product page.
Support for Responsive design is implemented, as well as an additional optional Mobile view for each template.
The system allows both professional designers and end users (i.e. shop owners) change the look and feel of the osCommerce online store without going deep into the code or even without HTML knowledge. Of course designers and developers are able to modify widgets or create new widgets to extend functionality of osCommerce v4
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Would you like to learn how to create beautiful osCommerce templates and offer them on this website to shop owners? Sign up via our Contact page. Watch this space!