Parallax Effect


Parallax effects remain one of the hottest web design trends. It uses multiple backgrounds which seem to move at different speeds to create a sensation of depth and an interesting browsing experience.

Here’s how it looks on our Urban Shift theme.


The add-on is compatible with CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.9 and above, but only versions 4.12.x and above are supported. Minimum required PHP version is 5.6.

See more information about compatibility of our add-ons here.


You are guaranteed a quality add-on supported by the future versions. If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.


Check out the Parallax Effect add-on in our demo store.


Every half an hour the demo store is reset to the default state.

Managing in the admin panel

Installing the add-on

Install the Parallax Effect add-on on the add-ons list page (Add-ons → Manage add-ons). Click the + button in the top right corner, select an archive and click Upload & install. You can now find the installed add-on in the list of installed add-ons, just make sure it is set to Active.

Creating a parallax effect

Simply put, to add a parallax effect to a page, you want to upload a background image and add it to the grid where the necessary block is located.

Have a look at this Newest block without a parallax effect:

Here’s the same block with a parallax effect:

So to add a parallax effect, complete two steps:

Step 1. Adding a background image

To add a background image:

  1. Go to Website > Parallax effects and click the + button.
  1. Enter a descriptive name, upload an image and select a parallax speed (Defines the speed of the scrolling background. Value between 1 to 5. 5 being the quickest speed setting.)
  1. Click Create and Close.

Step 2. Setting up the grid

To add the image you’ve uploaded to the background, set up the grid in the following way:

  1. Navigate to Design > Layouts.
  2. Switch to the location where you want the parallax effect to appear.
  1. Locate the block where you want to add a parallax effect and open the grid options.
  1. Select the image to use for the background from the Parallax effects drop-down.
  1. Click the Save button.

Here’s the result: