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Tutorial Notes

This tutorial helps us get started on writing a barebones controller / language and view file. The following topics are covered:

Controller File
  • Creating a controller file.
  • Naming your controller class and extending the base controller.
  • Loading OpenCart language files.
  • Loading header / navigation and footer controllers in your controller.
  • Rendering out from your controller.
Language File
  • Adding entries to your language file.
  • Format of the language file.
View Templates
  • Displaying header content.
  • Displaying navigation content.
  • Displaying footer content.
By the end of this tutorial you will have working controller / language and view files that will output the basic OpenCart header / navigation and footer content.

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