Installing MultiMerch Marketplace

Before you begin

Make sure you are running the latest supported version of OpenCart or have the latest version of OpenCart already installed.

Make sure you are installing the latest version of MultiMerch.

If you are installing or running a custom theme, consult our Custom Themes section first.


Installing OpenCart

Please see the official OpenCart Installation guide for more information about installing OpenCart.


Installing vQmod for OpenCart

Please see the official vQmod Installation guide for more information about installing vQmod.

Don't forget to execute vQmod installation script at after copying the files – this step is required for vQmod to work!


Installing a custom theme

If you plan to use MultiMerch with a custom theme, this is the point where you install the theme.


Downloading and preparing MultiMerch files

Depending on which version of MultiMerch you'll be using, you need to download the MultiMerch archive in a zip file from your account on MultiMerch website or OpenCart Marketplace.

MultiMerch archive file is called multimerch_marketplace with a version number, e.g.

Make sure you are installing the correct version of MultiMerch for your version of OpenCart. OpenCart 2.1.x is not compatible with the latest MultiMerch 8.x.

Once you extract the archive file, you will see a folder called upload/ that contains all MultiMerch files that need to be uploaded to your server. If you are using a renamed administration folder in your setup, rename the upload/admin/ folder before proceeding.


Uploading MultiMerch files

Copy or upload (via FTP) MultiMerch files and folders from inside the upload/ directory to the OpenCart installation directory on your server. Make sure you are uploading the files inside the upload/ folder, not the archive file or the upload/ folder itself, as this will not work. Your FTP client will merge the contents of the folders automatically.

Checking permissions

Make sure your web server has write permissions (usually 755 or 775) on the image/ folder. MultiMerch will need to create a few subfolders during installation.

Installing MultiMerch

Install MultiMerch via Admin > MultiMerch > Install. This step is mandatory as it creates database tables that are required for MultiMerch to work.

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Finishing up

That's it! MultiMerch Marketplace should now be installed.

If you are using a custom theme in your store, please see our Custom Themes FAQ for more information about making your theme work with MultiMerch.

If you do not plan to use a custom theme or have it installed and working already, you may proceed to MultiMerch Configuration.


If something doesn’t work as expected, consult the Troubleshooting section.

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