What is the recommended way to do skin customizations for cs-cart?

I just tried this article and followed all the steps: CS-Cart Documentation — CS-Cart 4.15.x documentation

But it's not working.

What is the recommended way to do skin customizations? Any tutorials on that? Or I just do whatever I can and tweak the whole 'basic' directory ('basic' is the template skin I'm using) any way I want?

Does the auto-upgrade automatically overwrites the 'basic' directory and its content? Do I have to create my own custom directory to do all the customizations?


The article in the knowledge base should work. You probably didn't clear cs-carts cache.

In order to do this use the follwing url where mydomain is of course your domain.


If you use hooks to make changes to your skin upgrades won't override.