Clearshop – OpenCart 1.5


Sellegance is an advanced and beautifully designed Premium theme for OpenCart versions to

The package contains one custom module, which controls the functionality added to OpenCart by Sellegance.

All of this custom functionality is controlled by the admin area. You don’t need to edit all of the settings to get started with the shop, the default parameters are just fine.

Sellegance has been designed to take advantange of the latest OpenCart features, so it can be installed on versions 1.5.2 and up. The recommeded version is the newest

NOTE: Follow OpenCart recomendations to upgrade v1.5.5.1

Before installing this theme, it is assumed that you have working opencart installation. If not, please refer to the official documentation.

Install Vqmod

Sellegance makes use of plugins to add custom features. These plugins need Vqmod installed on your site.

If you already have Vqmod skip to the step 2. Otherwise, get the latest release here Download the lastest file.

Follow the instructions to install on your server

Upload theme files

From your Themeforest account download and unzip the package “…”.

There are 4 folders for OpenCart:

  1. OpenCart
  2. OpenCart
  3. OpenCart
  4. OpenCart

IMPORTANT: Select the folder that matches to your OpenCart version. Versions and older aren’t supported anymore.

To find out which version of OpenCart your store is running on, log in to your admin panel and this should be displayed at the bottom of the page.

Inside the folder with the right version you will find four directories: admincatalogimage and vqmod. Upload those folders to the root directory you have installed OpenCart in.

Don’t worry, it won’t replace any core files 🙂

There is another folder Extra Extensions. If you want any of those extensions on your site just upload the file to vqmod/xml in your server. Check the extension details here.

Theme activation

Log in the OpenCart administration and activate the theme System > Settings > Store tab > Template (third row)

Theme activation

Also, in this tab make sure Default layout is selected.

Select default layout

Sellegance theme module installation

Go to Extension > Modules > Sellegance Theme Options.

There you must install (click on the ‘install’ link). This module will ONLY work with Sellegance theme.

Install Sellegance Theme Options module

Then enable (click on ‘edit’ change the status to “enabled” and then click ‘Save’) the ‘Sellegance Theme Options’ module.

IMPORTANT – If your admin panel language is other than English…

This module includes English language files. If you want to use your admin panel in a different language, you will need to copyadmin/laguage/english/module/sellegance.php to admin/laguage/YOUR_LANGUAGE/module/sellegance.php.

Then, open sellegance.php from your own language folder and make the required translations if you wish. Otherwise, leave it in English, you won’t have any problems.

Enable options module

Now the template should be activate and you should see the new design on the frontend.

Image size adjustment

Go to your System > Settings, select the Image tab and adjust the image settings with the following recommended values:

Image Settings

Featured, latest, bestsellers

For other modules, such as featured productslatest productsbestsellers, etc. adjust the image settings with the following recommended values:

Modules configuration

To preserve the elegant design when you add modules to the layout (Bestsellers, Latest, Featured, Specials, etc.) you should choose ‘column left‘ or ‘column right‘ as their position, but not both in the same layout.

If you want to display one of these modules in carousel format, the limit should be greater than 4 to get the slide effect. And enable the option as shown here

There are layouts wich do not support left of right positions, such as Cart, Checkout and Login.

Category Accordion

To display the whole list of categories in accordion format, install and enable the module “Category Accordion”. It works the same way as the default Category module.

Enable Category Accordion module

On your frontend the result is:

Category Accordion

Tabbed Products

If you want to save space and show more products to your customers, install and enable the module “Tabbed Products”. It can display Latest, Featured, Bestseller and Special products.

It’s possible to configure the options for each tab and instance of the module.

Enable Tabbed Products module

On your frontend the result is:

Tabbed Products

Banners Carousel

First, create another group of banners in System > Design > Banners.

Then, if you want to place banners at the bottom like the demo site, use the following settings in carousel module:


Carousel enabled



To update the theme, grab the new package from your Themeforest account. On the Downloads tab the latest version will be always available.

Then, upload again the files to your server replacing the old ones. And make sure to save again your settings in the Sellegance Theme Options module.

IMPORTANT Delete the folder catalog/view/theme/sellegance/template/payment. The default payment templates will be used to make the update process easier.

If you are using the Cloud Zoom feature and want to upgrade from version 1.0.3 change your Additional Product Image Size to 62×62.

Remember that you need vQmod with the last version.

If a new feature has some requirements it will be explained in the release.

Don’t forget to save again your settings in the Sellegance Theme Options module

Theme Options module

Sellegance ships with one module with some options you must take a look at. In order to get the most from this theme, read carefully the descriptions and instructions below.

Module tabs


General layout

By default Sellegance has a responsive layout but you can choose additional options

Main page layout


Choose between Grid or List as default presentation

Default category view

Select the number of columns for grid listings. 3 will show 4 products when sidebar is collapsed. 4 will display 5 with sidebar hidden.

Columns number


The subcategories (Refine Search)will display as links by default, you can hide them or display them as thumbnails.

Refine search

Product details

Select if you want to display your product details in tabs or accordion format

cloudzoom_options Product details display mode

Products Image Zoom

Add a cool zoom effect to your product images.

This feature requires vqmod

Cloud Zoom is integrated in the theme. If you want to display your product images with this beautiful effect, just check this option.

Cloud Zoom options

This is the result on your site:

Cloud zoomCloud Zoom active


If you don’t need the collapsible sidebar disable the option

Toggle sidebar arrow

Hide Wishlist/Comparison

Wishlist and Comparison



There are 4 predefined skins:

  • Light. A clean style with a border around the main content.
  • Miminal. Just separator lines and white background.
  • Dark. A version with the body in dark color and central content in white.
  • All Black. A completeley black version

Choose one of those skins.

Select skinSkins


In the Background/Patterns section you can select a pattern from the default lis or upload your own pattern or full background image.

Images will be used in the following order:

  1. Single background image, if not present then
  2. Custom pattern, if not present then
  3. One of the default patterns if selected, else
  4. None


Full page background

If you want to use a full background covering the whole page there’s a new option:

Full background


If you enable this option, your selected skin will be overriden with the changes you make here.

Enable custom colors

Feel free to try different combinations and personalize your own site. The first time it will load the colors from the default theme.

If you want to return to default value, just clear the desired field.

Header custom colors

Body custom colors

Footer custom colors

In buttons colors a gradient is used, for that reason you can change top and bottom color of the gradient. In hover state, colors will be inverted.

Buttons custom colors

Products custom colors

Miscellaneous custom colors

Change the SALE text to other languages. Copy catalog/laguage/english/module/sellegance.php to catalog/laguage/YOUR_LANGUAGE/module/sellegance.php. Then, open sellegance.php from your own language folder and make the required translations.


If you want to speed up your site use one of the common fonts instead of the fonts from Google.

Fonts chooser

The default fonts are indicated in case you want to swith back to the original style



There are 3 different scripts to display your slideshow banners. Try them and select the one which you like

These options are for the default Slideshow module only. The Advanced Slideshow module has its own options.

If you want to slow down your slides INCREASE the Speed value

If you want to make the transition effect faster DECREASE the Transition value

Slideshow options

Check he modules you wan to display as carousel. If unchecked if will be displayed as static boxes.

Show modules as carousel

If you want automatically rotate the carousel check the following option

Modules carousel autoplay


Options to change the header look.

Its default position is left, but you can move the logo to the center.

Logo position

The result is:

Logo position preview

By default Sellegance uses the Bootrap mobile menu with a button to slide down the other links. But if you want to use a select box on mobiles check the following:

Mobile menu format


Here you can change information displayed on the site’s footer.

You can point to your social network profiles. Just those options you write will show in frontend. Sellegance doesn’t overload your shop with multiple posts from Facebook or Twitter.

It has been designed to make your site more profitable and lightweight.


You can display a Facebook Like button on the footer. Paste everything after

For example, if my Facebook page is at I need to paste everthemes in the box.

Facebook like button

If you want to show an additional Facebook icon check the box.

Also, include links to other social profiles…

Social profiles

Extra information

Extra information boxes under the social icons in the bottom right.

Footer information

And your Copyright note.


Advanced Slideshow (Revolution Slider)

Sellegance includes the fantastic Revolution Slider in an additional module called Advaced Slideshow – Sellegance.


Install and enable the module Extensions > Modules > Advanced Slideshow. If you enable this slider disable the default Slideshow module.

Module status

Number of slides

Choose the number of slides and elements on each slide

NOTE: Only enable the number of slides you need otherwise it will slow down the module.

Slides number

Add slides

You can upload one banner for each language

Slideshow banner upload

and place a link for each one, too.

Banner link

Slide elements

With each slide you can add additional elements (images, text, video, custom HTML)


For images just select the images and upload as usual.

Image element


For video paste the full URL from YouTube or Vimeo and it will be extracted automatically.


YouTube URL

… and paste

Video URL

Text or HTML

Put any text with HTML tags. For example, if you want to add a button using predefined styles:

<span class ="button green">BUY NOW</span>

Change the green color with your preferred one. Available colors: green, blue, red, orange, darkgrey and lightgrey.

Text or HTML

Elements configuration

Choose a style for the content. Some styles only will appear if yo use Text or HTML

Slide elements style

Start is how many milliseconds after the banner is loaded this element will appear

Slide elements start

The final position of the element (image, text or HTML) on the slideshow. Set these values to 0 if you add a video.

Slide elements final position

Normal Slideshow

If you don’t want to use the Revolution Advanced Slideshow you still can use the default slideshow function from OpenCart.

Bear in mind that this slideshow doesn’t support multiple language, custom HTML or video.

Group of banners

First, go to System > Design > Banners.

Insert a new group of banners. Use a related name as “Slideshow”

Add as many banners as you want. The recommended banner size for a full width slider is 960 x 420 pixels.

Banners Slideshow

Slideshow module

Then, go to Extensions > Modules > Slideshow.

Select the banner group you created in the previous step and adjust the image settings with the following recommended values:

Now your slideshow is displaying on the frontpage of your site.


You can add new functionality to your site activating some extensions. Note that you need the xml file of the vqmod extension on your server.

If you don’t have vqmod installed get it here and follow the instructions.

The following are the recommended extensions and they will be installed with the theme. If you want to disable any extension just remove the file from the vqmod/xml directory.

Subcategory thumbnails

It will display the thumbnails for child categories.

File: subcategory_thumbnails.xml

Subcategory Thumbnails

Prev/Next Products

Adds a link to previous and next product in each category.

File: previous_next_product.xml

Prev/Next Products

Custom Body Classes

This will be specially helpful for advanced customization. This extension add a custom class to body tag so you can completely customize any page in your site using CSS

File: custom_body_classes.xml

Custom Body classes

Additional extensions

There are other optional extensions. If you want to install any of them upload the file to vqmod/xml folder.

Google Rich Snippets
Product rich snippets is to provide users with additional information about a specific product, such as the product’s price and reviewer(s) ratings and commentary.
Files: z-google-rich-snippets-1.xml and z-google-rich-snippets-2_Sellegance.xml
3rd Level Menu
Add a 3rd. level in the top categories menu
File: 3rd_level_menu.xml
Third Level Menu

Advanced customization

NOTE: It’s highly recommended to install the vqmod extension custom_body_classes.xml

Custom CSS

Almost all design changes can be acomplished using CSS. To make custom changes to the theme and keep the update process easy, use the custom.css file. It’s on catalog/view/theme/sellegance/stylesheet/

Activate the custom stylesheet checking the box:

Custom Stylesheet

If your changes are minimal and you don’t to touch any file on your server, paste your custom code in the box below (and deactivate the above option).

Custom CSS

Custom JavaScript

If you need to include a JavaScript snippet on your site like a cookie policy script you can do it easly with the following option.

Don’t forget to include the <script> </script> tags
Custom JavaScript

HTML structure

Column positioning is based on the great Bootstrap Framework with responsive layout.

Code is well commented so you can easily make your changes (if any is needed).

CSS files and structure

List of CSS files used in Sellegance:

  • bootstrap.min.css – Base stylesheet from Bootsrap Framework
  • stylesheet.css – Sellegance main stylesheet
  • stylesheet-responsive.css – Media queries up to 960px
  • stylesheet-responsive-large.css – Media queries for large screens >1200px
  • stylesheet.rtl.css – Stylesheet for RTL languages
  • custom.css – Put here your own CSS code
IMPORTANT! To add your own styles, create /catalog/view/theme/sellegance/stylesheet/custom.css. This way your customizations will be preserved in future upgrades.

If you would like to edit a specific section of the site, simply find the appropriate label in the CSS file (use Firefox extension called ‘Firebug’ to do that or Chrome/Safari inspector), and then scroll down until you find the appropriate style that needs to be edited.

The structure of the CSS file is marked by comments, indicating the sections of the theme.

If you are new to CSS, here is a good starting point

Javascript code

Sellegance includes the following libraries:

  • bootstrap.min.js
  • jquery.themepunch.plugins.min.js
  • jquery.themepunch.revolution.min.js
  • modernizr.full.min.js
  • respond.min.js
  • cloud-zoom.1.0.3-min.js
  • selectivizr.min.js
  • jquery.flexslider.min.js
  • camera.min.js
  • jquery.validate.min.js
  • jquery.ui.totop.js
  • jquery.dcjqaccordion.js
  • jquery.easing-1.3.min.js
  • custom.js (put your own code here)


Ver. 1.0

First Release

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