Developing a Website with Neto

Neto's ecommerce platform for online retailers comes with a feature-rich content management system built from the ground-up with web designers in mind.

Once you're familiar with how Neto works, building very custom, bespoke websites is easy whether you're building a simple brochure-style website, or a large ecommerce entity.

Professional services have been a core component of Neto's own business since day one. As a result, every feature has been built with web designers and marketers in mind. Neto is a great platform to build a web store on.

Folder Structure

Files on the filesystem are organised into various directories, just like the files on your computer. This folder structure can seem complicated to a newcomer but it is actually quite simple — only a handful of folders actually need to be accessed even if you are trying to develop a custom theme from the ground up.

Below is the full folder structure for your theme, omitting any irrelevant folders. Hover any highlighted files or folders for a brief description of their purpose.

Hover any highlighted folders to see any relevant notes about them.


Skeletal is the development theme for Neto. It is the base framework that contains all of our front-end features. Skeletal is built on Bootstrap 3 and needs to be installed on a Neto 5 system to work. We recommend that all themes/sites are built from Skeletal.

You can install Skeletal either through the control panel, or by downloading the latest version from Github and manually updating the files.

As Skeletal is built almost entirely upon Bootstrap 3, the Bootstrap documentation is perhaps the most valuable source of documentation for a web designer who isn’t looking to build complex functionality.

How to Install Skeletal


B@SE is the templating language used in our templates to provide all of the eCommerce functionality and interact with the database.

B@SE Tag Library | Neto

Neto Web Accelerator

The Neto Web Accelerator is a module of Neto which is enabled by default on all Neto websites from version 5.77 and up.

With the Accelerator enabled, Neto will cache the entirety of every page—with the exception of account and cart pages.

How to disable caching

  1. Navigate to Web Accelerator under the Setup & Tools menu in your control panel.

  2. Check the Web Development Mode checkbox and click Save. Neto will turn the accelerator back on automatically every time the inventory cache cron job runs.

The Accelerator caches pages based on their URL, so if you need to quickly see the updates made to your page and do not want to completely clear the cache, you can simply append a query string to your URL.

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