How do I customize the look of CartIt 4.0 and up?

The following can be applied to CartIt 4.0, CartIt 5.0, and CartIt 8.0

Most sites find the look of CartIt at checkout fits their site well and can bew used as supplied. If you would like to customize the look to exactly match the styling of your site, you can change the following files: footer,html, header.html, and discalimer.html
The footer.html, header.html, and disclaimer.html files can be found in the "data" folder (or whatever you named the "data" folder when you installed CartIt) on the server. You may edit these files in your favorite text editor- Notepad works well.

NOTE: Do not use Microsoft FrontPage, as it will attempt to "repair" the file by adding elements it believes are missing. Despite the name, these are not complete (or valid) HTML files by themselves- CartIt uses them as "include" files.

These files are located in the data directory which should be located outside of the public web folders. The exact path and directory name will vary from machine to machine.

/website/domain/httpdocs <-your FrontPage site starts here. When you browse in FrontPage, you cannot see files above this folder. They are not publicly available to the webserver.

/website/domain/data <-Your data directory should be located here or in a simlar location. All the files in this folder and the folder itself should be set to 777 permissions. 777 is world readable permissions- for this reason you should host CartIt on a dedicated or Virtual Dedicated Server rather than a shared hosting account- or host on a shared account where your company owns all the accounts on the server.

When you connect to your site using FTP or SFTP you should be in your home directory, /website/domain <-Your home directory

Use 'cd data' to change to your data directory. You will see the footer.html, header.html, and disclaimer.html files there. You mau download these files (ONLY these files) local and edit or customize them as you desire. As a minimum you will need to remove the comments from the files.

Note: These are NOT complete html files. These files should be kept in close to original form with respect to closing body tags, etc. that may or may not be present when you start to edit them.