# Getting started

# Installation

The plugin can be found on the official October CMS Marketplace (opens new window). You can install it via the Projects feature of the Marketplace itself or via your installation's backend settings.

The OFFLINE.Mall plugin depends on RainLab.User, RainLab.Location and RainLab.Translate.

The easiest way to get you started is by using the command line:

php artisan plugin:install rainlab.user
php artisan plugin:install rainlab.location
php artisan plugin:install rainlab.translate
php artisan plugin:install offline.mall

If you plan to use our demo theme (opens new window) make sure to also install RainLab.Pages. These are dependencies of the demo theme, not the plugin itself.

# For the demo theme only!
php artisan plugin:install rainlab.pages

# Check your installation

After the plugin has been successfully installed you can run the mall:check command to validate your installation.

php artisan mall:check


You can run this command at any time in the future to make sure everything is set up correctly.

Don't panic! After the initial installation there will be some items that are marked as FAIL. This is because we didn't configure the plugin yet.

# Demo data

To get a feeling for how oc-mall works, you can run the following command to pre-populate your installation with demo data.

php artisan mall:seed-demo


This will erase all shop data and reset all settings! Do not run this command if you have already configured your installation.

You can always revert back to a blank installation by running

php artisan plugin:refresh offline.mall

# Demo theme

To make getting started with oc-mallas easy as possible, you can find a demo implementation of a shop theme on GitHub: https://github.com/OFFLINE-GmbH/oc-mall-theme (opens new window)


If you use the demo theme you should still apply the steps mentioned in the "Configuration" section.

  • Simply clone the theme to <your installation>/themes/mall and select it as your active theme.

  • The demo theme requires RainLab.Translate and RainLab.Pages to be installed. Make sure these plugins are available as well.

If you want to start with a blank slate just follow the instructions on this and the Theme Setup page to get everything up and running.

# Configuration

Once your installation is complete, follow the configuration steps below.

# Locations

Visit Backend settings -> Location -> Countries & States. Make sure that only countries you are shipping to are enabled. Disable every other country in the list.

# Pages

oc-mall expects your website to have a few predefined pages to show product, account or order details. These pages have to be selected via the backend settings page.

# Create pages

First, create the following CMS pages in your theme. You can name them as you wish, just make sure to include the same URL parameters as shown below.

You can create them without any additional markup. We will populate them in the upcomming Theme Setup step.

File Url
product.htm /product/:slug/:variant?
category.htm /category/:slug*
address.htm /address/:address?/:redirect?/:set?
checkout.htm /checkout/:step?
myaccount.htm /account/:page?
cart.htm /cart
login.htm /login


You can find example contents for each of these pages in the Theme Setup section.

Once you have created all pages, go to Backend settings -> Mall: General -> General settings and select them in the respective dropdown field.


If you are not sure on how to create these pages take a look at the oc-mall-theme (opens new window) for reference.

# Currencies

Visit Backend settings -> Mall: General -> Currencies. Here you find a list of all currencies your installation supports. Create, edit or delete them as you need.

You can find detailed documentation on currencies in the Currencies Section.

# Taxes

Visit Backend settings -> Mall: General -> Taxes. Here you find a list of all available tax rates. Create, edit or delete them as you need.

You can find detailed documentation on taxes in the Taxes Section.