Offcanvas Section

You can publish whatever you want in the Offcanvas Section. It can be any module or particle.

By default, the available module positions are offcanvas-a and offcanvas-b but you can add as many module positions as you want from the Layout Manager.

You can also add the hidden-phone module class suffix to your modules so they do not appear in the Offcanvas Section when the site is loaded on a mobile device.

This article describes what happens when an add-on is installed, uninstalled, activated or deactivated.

Building the List of Add-ons

The list of add-ons is available in the CS-Cart & Multi-Vendor Administration panel under Add-ons → Manage add-ons. This is how this list is built:

  1. The preliminary list of add-ons is generated. Every sub-folder of app/addons is considered an add-on at this point.

  2. An attempt is made to load app/addons/[addon]/addon.xml from every folder.

    The add-on is ignored if addon.xml couldn’t be loaded or parsed. XML parsing errors for addon.xml will appear in error notification.

  3. The names for the remaining add-ons are retrieved. If your addon.xml uses scheme 3.0, the name of the add-on will be taken from var/langs/[lang_code]/addons/[addon].po.

  4. The data of the installed add-ons retrieved from the database and added to the list. So, if an add-on is already installed, its name and description won’t change.

Installing an Add-on

  1. The ?:addons table is checked to make sure there is no entry for the add-on.

  2. The add-on scheme is loaded from addon.xml.

  3. If the add-on is marked as unmanaged, it won’t appear on the add-on list in the Administration panel. It can only be the installed can via console.

  4. To enable the automatic loading of the add-on’s classes, the folder of the add-on is added to Tygh::$app['class_loader'].

  5. Compatibility is checked.

    If the add-on is incompatible with the server environment or your version of CS-Cart/Multi-Vendor, an error is displayed and the installation is aborted.

  6. Dependencies on other add-ons are checked.

    Conflicting add-ons aren’t checked at this point. They will be checked during add-on activation.

  7. The functions from the <functions> section of addon.xml with the for="before_install" condition are executed.

    If executing a function results in a database error, the add-on installation in aborted, and the add-on is uninstalled.

  8. An entry is created in Registry::set('addons.' . $addon). Only the disabled status and add-on’s priority are recorded there.

  9. The queries from the <queries> section of addon.xml with the for="install" condition are executed.

    If a database error occurs, the add-on installation in aborted, and the add-on is uninstalled.

  10. The settings of the add-on specified in the <settings> section of addon.xml are created in the database.

    If a database error occurs, the add-on installation in aborted, and the add-on is uninstalled.

  11. Entries in the ?:addons and ?:addon_descriptions tables are created. The add-on has the Disabled status for the time being.

  12. The language variables are installed from the PO file.

  13. The templates are copied from var/themes_repository to design/themes.

  14. The values of the add-on’s settings are recorded in Registry::set('addons.' . $addon) and in Registry::set('settings.' . $addon, $settings).

  15. The values of the language variables for the English language are saved to the ?:original_values table.

  16. The product tabs are installed from [theme]/templates/addons/[addon]/blocks/product_tabs.

  17. The functions from the <functions> section of addon.xml with the for="install" condition are executed.

    If a database error occurs, the add-on installation in aborted, and the add-on is uninstalled.

  18. If the addon.xml has the add-on status as Active, the add-on is activated.

    Even if the add-on activation is aborted, the installation will continue. However, the addon will remain disabled by default in that case.

  19. Layout is imported: app/addons/[addon]/layouts.xml.

  20. The cache is cleared.

  21. The demo data is installed. This happens only if the add-on is installed along with CS-Cart/Multi-Vendor, and the Install demo data checkbox was ticked.

    If a database error occurs at this step, the add-on installation in aborted, and the add-on is uninstalled.

Uninstalling an Add-on

  1. If the add-on is marked as unmanaged, it won’t appear on the add-on list in the Administration panel. It can only be the uninstalled can via console.

  2. A check is performed to find add-ons that depend on this add-on. If such add-ons are found, the uninstalling procedure will be aborted, and a message will appear:

    Warning: The add-on cannot be uninstalled because the following add-ons depend on it: [addons].

  3. The functions from the <functions> section of addon.xml with the for="uninstall" condition are executed.

  4. The entries are removed from the ?:addons and ?:addon_descriptions tables.

  5. The add-on’s settings are removed.

  6. The add-on’s language variables are removed.

  7. The queries from the <queries> section of addon.xml with the for="uninstall" condition are executed.

  8. The add-on’s product tabs are removed.

  9. The add-on’s templates are removed from design/themes.

  10. The add-on’s layouts are reverted.

  11. The Registry::get('addons.' . $addon_name) is cleared.

  12. The add-on’s hooks are removed from the registered hook list Registry::get('hooks').

  13. The cache is cleared.

Activating an Add-on

  1. The scheme of the add-on is loaded from addon.xml.

  2. If the add-on is marked as unmanaged, it won’t appear on the add-on list in the Administration panel. It can only be the activated can via console.

  3. The following hook is executed:

    fn_set_hook('update_addon_status_pre', $addon, $status, $show_notification, $on_install, $allow_unmanaged, $old_status, $scheme);
    
  4. All the active add-ons are checked to find out if the add-on is marked as a conflict for any of them.

    If a conflicting add-on is found, a warning will appear and the activation will be aborted.

  5. A check is performed to find out if the following function exists:

    fn_settings_actions_addons_[addon]()
    

    If the function exists, it is summoned with the following arguments: ($new_status, $old_status, $on_install).

  6. All the add-ons marked as conflicts for this add-on are checked to find out if they are disabled.

    If any conflicting add-on is active, a warning will appear and the activation will be aborted.

  7. The value of the status field in the ?:addons table is changed to A for this add-on.

  8. A check is performed to find out if the following function exists:

    fn_settings_actions_addons_post_[addon]()
    

    If the function exists, it is summoned with the following arguments: ($new_status).

  9. The statuses of the product tabs are updated: the product_tabs of the add-on are enabled.

  10. The A status is recorded to Registry::set('addons.[addon].status').

Deactivating an Add-on

  1. The scheme of the add-on is loaded from addon.xml.

  2. If the add-on is marked as unmanaged, it won’t appear on the add-on list in the Administration panel. It can only be the deactivated can via console.

  3. The following hook is executed:

    fn_set_hook('update_addon_status_pre', $addon, $status, $show_notification, $on_install, $allow_unmanaged, $old_status, $scheme);
    
  4. A check is performed to find out if the following function exists:

    fn_settings_actions_addons_[addon]()
    

    If the function exists, it is summoned with the following arguments: ($new_status, $old_status, $on_install).

  5. The value of the status field in the ?:addons table is changed to D for this add-on.

  6. A check is performed to find out if the following function exists:

    fn_settings_actions_addons_post_[addon]()
    

    If the function exists, it is summoned with the following arguments: ($new_status).

  7. The statuses of the product tabs are updated: the product_tabs of the add-on are disabled.

  8. The D status is recorded to Registry::set('addons.[addon].status').

  9.