BurnEngine (Pavilion 2) BETA

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Hi all!

After nearly a year of development we have finished Pavilion 2.0. It began like a relatively small update, aimed to add a few features. As we gathered more and more feature requests we decided to rebuild the whole system, turning it into a theme framework. In fact it’s technically not right to name it Pavilion 2.0 because it is the Pavilion theme on top of our newly created OpenCart platform called BurnEngine.

We plan to release our next themes based on this new platform. This will have several benefits for you. The most important one is the shared codebase between all of the themes. This way any compatible extension will work with an arbitrary BurnEngine theme without modifications. No more questions like ‘will xxx extension work with your next theme’.

Another benefit is that every bugfix and OpenCart compatibility update will apply to all BurnEngine themes by default. As soon as we fix a bug for one theme, all other themes will get the fix immediately. No more troubles whether your theme will get the latest patches.

Along with the bug fixes, the unified code base will allow us to add features to all of the themes simultaneously, just by upgrading the underlying BurnEngine. You won’t be forced to buy new themes in order to get improved functionality.

Together with the above mentioned advantages, you will get a bunch of new features when upgrading to BurnEngine/Pavilion2. We will list the most significant ones only, as under-the-hood improvements are countless.

User features:

- Improved layout system
- Menu manager – create menu instances and use them all over your content.
- Drag & Drop header builder – no more limits with pre-built headers. Just create custom ones by using the familiar block builder.
- Drag & drop product layout builder – no more restrictions of how your product page layout will look. You can now reorder its elements according to your taste.
- Import/Export of theme options – easily transfer your current theme modifications to another store.
- Change themes and skins from the admin panel – you can make custom skins and save them.
- OpenCart performance extension – we analyzed some of the OpenCart’s weak points and created patches in order to improve them. According to our test, with this extension enabled, your shop will be faster than default OpenCart installation
- SEO pack extension – we decided to incorporate the missing OpenCart SEO functionality right into BurnEngine. It’s not a put-up job to present some trivial SEO features. It’s a worthy rival of the existing premium SEO extensions. Among its features are multilingual keyword, languages prefixes, google microdata, facebook opengraph, twitter card, keyword editor and generator etc.

Technical features:

- OpenCart compatibility
- Twitter Bootstrap 3.3 – the templates use the bootstrap markup and styles, so any bootstrap module should look nice with our themes
- Overhauled responsive functionality – hundreds of bug fixes and improvements on mobile devices

BETA period

We expect no more than 10 days of beta testing before issuing an official release.


We haven’t updated our documentation to cover the new features yet. You could explore them manually for now.

Installation & Upgrade

It is recommended to make a new OpenCart installation for this purpose, but you are also able to upgrade your existing shop to Pavilion 2.

Here are the steps:
- upload the package contents to the root folder of your store
- enter the admin panel and install the BurnEngine module
- change template to BurnEngine from System > Settings > Store
- [upgrade only] you will be prompted to upgrade your store – choose your design and wait until the process is finished

Please, have in mind that upgrade cannot fully transfer all your theme settings from Pavilion to BurnEngine. You may need to additionally fine tune some of your styles.

Be sure you have a recent backup, before you go through the upgrade process.

How to apply for the beta test

- leave a message here in this topic that you want to participate
- send us an email

You will need to register in order to post topics and read replies in the ThemeBurn.com support forums!

with this text as a message: “With the current email, I confirm my participation in the Pavilion 2 BETA. I agree, that the source code that will be given on my disposal is for testing purposes only and I will not distribute, share, or sell it.”

ThemeBurn team

November 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm #43874

Wauw, that looks awesome guys. Great news!
I looked forward to this for a while.

For sure I want to participate as a beta tester.


November 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm #43875

Sure sounds great! Looking forward to it.

November 27, 2015 at 3:58 am #43876

Wow a ton of NEW stuff. We can pretty much move everything around from header to product pages parts. The one button catalog (same but no prices or cart) works like a champ. Being able to switch design styles is awesome. Access to WELCOME font etc. Seems you left no rock un-turned!

November 27, 2015 at 9:21 pm #43915

Am about to buy pavilion, do you recommend i wait then ?

November 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm #43918

Cool! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to see your newest creation. And looking forward to use it!

November 28, 2015 at 2:21 am #43920

Is there a beta forum for posting bugs etc ?

but just to get me through tuis bit for now …

Here are the steps:
- upload the package contents to the root folder of your store
- enter the admin panel and install the BurnEngine module

fresh install of OC1564. (all working on default theme)
admin>extension>modules>burn engine 1.0.0 . EDIT….. gives me

“Fatal error: ‘Error: Table ‘burn15_oc.oc_burnengine_setting’ doesn’t exist
Error No: 1146
SELECT * FROM oc_burnengine_setting
WHERE `store_id` = 0 AND
`key` = ‘BurnEngine’ AND `group` = ‘theme”

November 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm #43921

I want to participate. Have already sent an email.

November 29, 2015 at 5:06 am #43922

I guess, it would be a good idea to open a specific topic for bugs and discussion regarding the burn engine. On a site note: What way would be the “cleanest” way to upgrade my Pavilion settings to OC2 Burnengine?

Upgrading from Pavilion to Burnengine and then moving to OC2, or first moving to OC2 and old Pavilion 1.2 (via copy/paste of db settings to new db) and then upgrading to Burnengine?

November 30, 2015 at 10:50 am #43927


Please submit all bugs here:


ThemeBurn team

November 30, 2015 at 11:07 am #43929


Since Pavilion (up to 1.2.6 and lower) is not yet compatible with OC 2.1.x (it is only up to OC, you would better migrate to BurnEngine and then upgrade OpenCart.

If you don’t want to use 2.1.x at all cost and can go with, there is no difference what you will upgrade first, Pavilion or OC.

ThemeBurn team

November 30, 2015 at 11:38 am #43930

Hi guys, no answer to my question above.
I take it from the previous post that its either I’m using the wrong version of OC or i need pavillion theme already installed.

Can you please let me know, so i know whether to continue with beta testing

November 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm #43935


Can we take a look at the live example? We will need admin and ftp access as well.

You can use hidepost to share private information with the support staff.

ThemeBurn team

November 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm #43938

here you go guys

both are clean installs, no extra mods, nothing.

November 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm #43939

I would like to try it – mail sent!

November 30, 2015 at 6:49 pm #43940
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