Sometimes in Opencart you may want to add additional weight to every orders made so that you would not have to worry about all that packaging weight. We came across such situation and we thought of adding 100gm to every orders while checking out, so that we don't have to worry about that extra weight of Packaging materials. Please note that, this is meant for Weight Based Shipping in Opencart.

You will need to edit a file only to achieve this. Read on to know how to do this.

Fire up your FTP client or cPanel(if you are using it). After that navigate to /public_html/catalog/model/shipping and there you will find a file named weight.php. Open it using your favorite editor or cPanel File Editor(if you are using cPanel File Manager).

Navigate to line 26 and add the following codes
                            $weight = $weight + .100;

And after adding it, your code should look like the following

Opencart Additional Weight

That's it, an additional 100gm will be added to every orders made by your customers.

If you are adding this additional weight, do not forget to update your Terms and Conditions/Shipping Policy/Delivery Policy. If you do not do so, it will be like cheating your customer of this additional weight.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below..
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You must have come across Joomla components where the Meta Description are not available and you can't see to override it from the Menu item Meta Tag option. I too came across such thing, so thought how to achieve this. My client was asking me to change the Description as it was displaying a wrong description in Google Search... Thought how i could achieve this thing. Finally came up with this brilliant idea.

Open up your FTP or cPanel File Manager and then navigate to your template folder and then html. In short we are going to use template overrides feature of Joomla. I will not be going into detail what template overrides is.  In the default.php file of your template overrides located at yourtemplate/html/com_your_component_name, just after the code defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' );: add the following

$document =& JFactory::getDocument();
$document->setDescription("Your custom description");

I will here demonstrate for a component called JSPLocation, which is a Location Displaying Component. When you use this Component, it will not include a Meta Description in the source code. lets copy the contents of the folder components/com_jsplocation/views into your local drive.
You will have something like
Meta Description Joomla

Now create a new folder called com_jsplocation inside yourtemplate/html and then another folder called jsplocation. Inside this folder upload the contents of components/com_jsplocation/views/jsplocation/tmpl which you just downloaded in the above steps.

You will have 3 files called default.php, default.xml and index.html.

Open up default.php in a text editor and then edit it, check the image below

Adding The Description Code

That's it now check your Source code...

Please note that this hack is only for Joomla 2.5+ and higher versions only.
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