OpenCart PDF Invoice Plugin- User Manual

1. Introduction

In an eCommerce business environment, the invoice matters a lot for online shoppers as they provide critical information about the orders placed by customers. This PDF Invoice option must have your eCommerce store. Now, with the help of this OpenCart PDF Invoice plugin for invoice generation. The Admin can sends invoice to customers in PDF format along with confirmation mail. The Online shoppers can get invoice in PDF format of your store as well as corresponding email.

1.1 The benefit of the Merchant:

1. This Opencart email customer pdf invoice extension is easy to install and configure.

2. The Opencart generate invoice plugin enables the Online retailers to enable the invoice download option and attach PDF with email option.

3. This Admin can add the Custom CSS if they want to make PDF Invoice more attractive.

4. The Opencart auto generate invoice provides an option to the Opencart store admin to design your own invoice.

5. The Opencart plugin provides an option the online retailers to display/hide store details and order details.

8. The Admin can be include/exclude Payment and Shipping Address fields.

9. Option to display or hide Payment and Shipping Address fields.

10. The Admin can set your business logo, invoice title and store title.

11. The Store admin has an option to add the Custom block to the PDf Invoice.

12. The Admin can sends invoice to customers in PDF format along with confirmation mail.

13. This Opencart pdf invoice Extension will help you get clear insight about the purchases made by your targeted customers.

2.0 Installation Guide

After purchasing the Knowband Opencart email customer pdf invoice extension you will get following files as listed below:

1. Compressed File in ZIP format (contains source code of the module)
2. User Manual

Follow the following steps to install the Opencart PDF Invoice plugin:

1. Download the zip from Opencart & unzip into a folder. After unzip folder structure of Opencart PDF Invoice plugin will be similar as shown in below screen

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2. Open the upload directory & you will see following folder structure.

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3. Login via FTP & Drag drop all the folders into your server root directory. You don’t have the change the default theme folder name to your theme folder name.

You must have VQMOD installed for this plug-in to work. If VQMOD is not installed please download and install from the URL below:
http://code.google.com/p/vqmod/

4. You will find the plugin ready to be installed in the Modules of your OpenCart.

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5. Click on Install link to install the Opencart extension. This will also add a dropdown option in your menu bar which will list all plugins by Velocity installed on your store for fast navigation. This dropdown also has a message box, using which we can inform you about new launched plugin or new update.

6. Delete the Vqcache files from the vqmod/vqcache folder.

3.0 How to configure Opencart PDF Invoice module?

To excess Opencart auto generate invoice, module click on edit button of module as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice Extension

8. On clicking edit button the module for Opencart email customer PDF invoice will open. It contains navigational bar at the top, menu at the left and main content in the center as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice Plugin

4.0 Admin Panel

After installing Opencart generate invoice plugin into the opencart store, The admin interface is designed in such a way that a Opencart store owner can make the changes without any hassles. \

There are following sections available to admin interface: –

1. General Settings
2. Header Information
3. Store Information
4. Payment Details
5. Shipping Details
6. Cart Details
7. Custom Block

Each section of this Opencart email customer pdf invoice extension is explained below.

4.1 General Settings tab

This tab contains general settings of the PDF Invoice module as shown below.

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Enable/Disable: To enable the Opencart PDF Invoice plugin, switch the enable button from OFF to ON which is just to the right of “Enable/Disable” label.

Attach PDF with Email: To enable attach PDF with mail, switch the button from OFF to ON which is just to the right of “Attach Pdf with mail” label. Enabling this would send the attached pdf invoice to that user.

Invoice Download Option: To enable Invoice download option to Customer, switch the button from OFF to ON which is just to the right of “Invoice download option to Customer” label.

Add Custom Style: To customize the Invoice, add CSS in Add Custom Style.

4.2 Header Information tab

This tab contains the Header information of the Opencart PDF Invoice module as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice Plugin

Header Logo: The Admin can be set header or store logo , browse the image.

Display Header Logo: Show or Hide the header logo by enabling or disabling the “display Header Logo”Tab.

Store Title: To set Store Title, write in “Store Title Label”

Display Store Title: Show or Hide the store title by enabling or disabling the “display Store Title”Tab.

Header Title: To set Invoice Title, write in “Invoice Title Label”

Display Header Title: Show or Hide the Invoice title by enabling or disabling the “display Invoice Title”Tab.

4.3 Store Information tab

It consists of two sections. The one in the left is for Invoice and the right one is for Payslip as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice Plugin
To make a field display/hide in the checkout page check the checkbox just to the left of Show label.

Display Store Name: Check if you want to display store name and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Store Address: Check if you want to display store address and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Store URL: Check if you want to display store URL and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Store Contact: Check if you want to display store contact and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Store Fax: Check if you want to display fax name and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Store Email: Check if you want to display store mail-id and uncheck if want to hide it.

4.4 Order Information tab

It consists of two sections. The one in the left is for Invoice and the right one is for Payslip as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice Extension
To make a field display/hide in the checkout page check the checkbox just to the left of Show label.

Display Order Id: Check if you want to display Order id and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Payment Method: Check if you want to Payment method name and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Shipping Method: Check if you want to Shipping method and uncheck if want to hide it.

Display Order Date: Check if you want to display Order date and uncheck if want to hide it.

4.5 Payment Details tab

This tab contains setting for the fields which is to be shown in Payment or Billing Address section in invoice pageas shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice extension

It consists of two sections. The one in the left if for Invoice and the right one for Payslip.

  1. To make a field display/hide in the invoice page check the checkbox just to the left of Show label.
  2. The fields can also be rearranged according to the requirement.
  3. To rearrange just move the cursor to the drag icon and drag & drop the field wherever it is required as shown below.

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4.6 Shipping Details tab

This tab contains setting for the fields which is to be shown in Shipping Address section in checkout page as shown below.
Opencart PDF Invoice extensionIt consists of two sections. Invoice and Payslip section

1. To make a field display/hide in the checkout page check the checkbox just to the left of Show label.

2. The fields can also be rearranged according to the requirement.

3. To rearrange just move the cursor to the drag icon and drag & drop the field wherever it is required as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice extension

4.7 Cart Details tab

This tab is again divided into two sections, the left one is for Invoice and Right one for Payslip as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice extension

To Display/Hide cart from the checkout page check uncheck the checkbox present in front of Display Cart label.

  1. To enable/ disable any column in the cart check/uncheck the checkbox in front of that respective column.
  2. To enable/disable the popup images for the product check/uncheck the checkbox in front of that respective column.
  3. To change the size of popup for images Enter the width and height of the popup in textbox in front of Product Image Size label.

4.8 Custom Blocks tab

This tab contains the Option to add HTML Content in Invoice Page as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice extension

1. Click on either HTML Header Content or HTML Footer Content to add content.
2. Whenever you click on either button, a pop-up image will be displayed as shown below.

Opencart PDF Invoice extension
3. Header Content will be displayed on the top of the invoice and Footer content will be displayed at the bottom.

4.9 Themer Tab

By clicking on themer tab, you will have an option to change the theme of PDF Invoice admin panel.

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4.10 Get Support tab

By clicking on Get Support tab, you will be redirected to our support website, where you can contact our support for help. Use this tab in case you have any query/issue or found some bug.

5.0 Store Front

In store front section of the Opencart PDF Invoice Module, there are 2 features for customers.

1. Download Invoice option

There will be a download option in Order history in accounts.

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2. PDF with order confirmation mail

Customer will receive an attached PDF Invoice with confirmation mail.

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1. Print invoice and payslip buttons for the admin in Order list page.

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2. Print invoice and payslip buttons for the admin in Order Info page.

Opencart PDF Invoice extension

You can try Knowband’s Opencart PDF Invoice extension for on your Opencart store. Opencart auto generate PDF Invoice plugin helps you increase customer engagement to your store and give the better user experience to your eCommerce customer.

Module Link: https://www.knowband.com/opencart-pdf-invoice
Admin Demo link: http://ocdemo.knowband.com/?url=admin/index.php?route=module/pdfinvoice&token=a261b78f42e6ddd5a8dbd9a17bd60825
Front demo Link: http://ocdemo.knowband.com/?url=index.php?route=common/home

Please contact us at support@knowband.com for any query or custom change request as per your business requirement.

Joe Parker

We boast of the best in the industry plugins for eCommerce systems and has years of experience working with eCommerce websites. We provide best plugins for platforms like - Magento, Prestashop, OpenCart and Shopify. We also provide custom module development and customization services for the website and modules.

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