How to Change an X Cart Skin

Three Methods:X-Cart Skin AttributesChanging X-Cart SkinsRestoring X-Cart Skins

X-Cart is an online software used to create online shopping websites. An X-Cart skin is a set of features that decide how the online shopping carts and other features of your web store will look. Users of the X-Cart software can change an X-Cart skin to alter the appearance of the pages on their e-commerce website.

Method 1
X-Cart Skin Attributes

  1. 1
    Analyze X-Cart skins by breaking it down into parts. Typically, X-Cart skin settings consist of the following.
    • PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) Smarty Templates: information about the layout of pages included in the X-Cart skin is stored as PHP Smarty Templates.
    • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets): CSS files are included in X-Cart skins to define the format used by the website, including the size and font of the text used for the page headings and paragraphs.
    • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language): the HTML files in an X-Cart skin provide content such as tables and menu bars on your website.
    • JavaScript: some X-Cart skins include JavaScript codes. These skins can be used on websites that require Java to display certain features such as animation.

Method 2
Changing X-Cart Skins

  1. 1
    Log in to your X-Cart Admin area by entering your username and password on the X-Cart website.
  2. 2
    Select "Edit Templates" to change an X-Cart skin.
  3. 3
    Click on "Browse Templates" to see what other skins are available. You will be taken to a list of template files and directories.
  4. 4
    Choose the template that you want to use to create your new X-Cart skin by clicking a dot next to it.
  5. 5
    Assign the language that the template should use by selecting the appropriate language from the drop-down menu.
  6. 6
    Put a tick next to "Replace file if exists" if you want to over-write the files from the previous skin that is being used by your website. Leave the box unticked if you don't want to over-write existing files.
  7. 7
    Press the Upload button. This will replace your old X-Cart skin with the new skin that you have selected.

Method 3
Restoring X-Cart Skins

  1. 1
    Restore your website to the previous X-Cart skin settings if you want to go back to using the previous skin. The previous X-Cart skin can be restored using the following method.
    • Go to the "Browse Templates" window using the same method you used to change the X-Cart skin.
    • Click on the "Restore All" button. This will restore the X-Cart skin that was being previously used on your web store.


  • You can use multi-language X-Cart skins if you want to create a bilingual or multilingual website. Multi-language X-Cart skins allow you to choose more than 1 language for your e-commerce website.


  • All changes made to a new X-Cart skin will be lost if you restore to a previous skin.

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