Installing Magento Classic Tutorial

Our Magento Classic Theme got enormous popular across the Magento community.  It was downloaded more then 16 000 times from Magento Connect. We had answered hundreds of question about installing our Magento Classic Theme at our blog and helped hundreds of people to solve different issues during installation process.  Some people also asked us to create video tutorials on different Magento features.  We are glad to introduce today first screencast from our new magento tutorials series.  It's about installing our Magento Classic Theme.  We tried to explain all main issues and question.  In case you still have any problem or still have some question feel free to post your questions and we will be glad to answer them.

20 thoughts on “Installing Magento Classic Tutorial”

  • parky

    where can i find the installation page that i see used in this video to copy and paste code?

  • Thomas

    ...err, and where is the "magentocommerce" page? Please can you make this abit more intuitive - afterall, you are not Varien are you?

  • Jose


    I've recently installed Magento and the f001 theme (Which by the way is AWESOME!!). but as soon as i refresh the front page, i get the following error message:

    Warning: simplexml_load_string() [function.simplexml-load-string]: Entity: line 321: parser error : AttValue: " or ' expected in /usr/www/users/dynamiba/E-Online/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Layout/Update.php on line 235
    #0 [internal function]: mageCoreErrorHandler(2, 'simplexml_load_...', '/usr/www/users/...', 235, Array)
    #1 /usr/www/users/dynamiba/E-Online/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Layout/Update.php(235): simplexml_load_string('

    This message only appears on the home page. all the other pages seem to be working perfectly.

    If someone could please help i would really appreciate it.

    Kindest Regards


  • Thiago

    I installed the template flowing the file: f001.absolute_1\installation\install.html

    but idon't know why the product appears only in the slider in bottom (Featured products)

    how can i display the showcase in the middle?
    like in the demo store:

    My website:

    Tnks from Brazil

  • RayB

    Thank you for the great FREE template!
    I fell a little silly asking for support on a free template but here I am.

    The template looks great, except by laptop users (or others with resolution over 1024 x 768.) They see a tiled and left justified header and background.

    Is there a way that I can get the top header background and the main content background to center and not repeat?

    Thank you very much!

  • John | Magento Developer

    Great video. Thanks for sharing this tutorial for magento. Your template is really cool and simple. No wonder it became popular.

  • Neil

    I am working on rebuilding my site using the f002 free template since the template that I had purchased is not working correctly with the new Magento version and i need product image uploads. My question is: Is there a way to create additional drop down menus in this template like the Products menu? When I try to add a Root Category I can only get the new root category to display under the Products Menu after changing it in the Manage stores menu. Please help!

  • Rob

    Be nice to have a 1.4 Version install video. I've tried following this one and installing but I cant seem to get it to work correctly.

  • erik


    i have problems to install the magento classic theme. your video is very good ;-)

    magento/frontend reports me:

    Warning: include(/html/magento/app/design/frontend/default/default/template/catalog/navigation/sidebar.phtml) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php on line 144
    #0 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(144): mageCoreErrorHandler(2, 'include(/html/m...', '/html/magento/a...', 144, Array)
    #1 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(144): Mage_Core_Block_Template::fetchView()
    #2 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(176): Mage_Core_Block_Template->fetchView('frontend/defaul...')
    #3 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(193): Mage_Core_Block_Template->renderView()
    #4 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(643): Mage_Core_Block_Template->_toHtml()
    #5 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Text/List.php(43): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->toHtml()
    #6 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(643): Mage_Core_Block_Text_List->_toHtml()
    #7 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(503): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->toHtml()
    #8 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(454): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->_getChildHtml('left', true)
    #9 /html/magento/app/design/frontend/default/default/template/page/3columns.phtml(52): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->getChildHtml('left')
    #10 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(144): include('/html/magento/a...')
    #11 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(176): Mage_Core_Block_Template->fetchView('frontend/defaul...')
    #12 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php(193): Mage_Core_Block_Template->renderView()
    #13 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php(643): Mage_Core_Block_Template->_toHtml()
    #14 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Layout.php(526): Mage_Core_Block_Abstract->toHtml()
    #15 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php(347): Mage_Core_Model_Layout->getOutput()
    #16 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Cms/Helper/Page.php(100): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->renderLayout()
    #17 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Cms/controllers/IndexController.php(45): Mage_Cms_Helper_Page->renderPage(Object(Mage_Cms_IndexController), 'home')
    #18 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Action.php(376): Mage_Cms_IndexController->indexAction()
    #19 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Router/Standard.php(248): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->dispatch('index')
    #20 /html/magento/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php(158): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Standard->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
    #21 /html/magento/app/Mage.php(459): Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
    #22 /html/magento/index.php(78): Mage::run('', 'store')
    #23 {main}

    thanks for your support & help


  • Dennis


    I am trying to set up classic template

    i have followed the in instructions, but it seems the website is not appearing well. Please advise.



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