Product Manager



Log into your site, and choose 'Admin'. From there, click on 'Products'

Use the Product manager to create collections of products, which can be used for:

  • An automatically generated page with all products of the collection, clickable to add them to a user's shopping cart show me
     
  • linking to a single product show me

Below a description of the buttons and fields:

Select collection Lists the available product collections for your site
create a new one Enter the name of a new collection.
max. width maximum width of a thumbnail for the product
max height maximum height of a thumbnail for the product
crop to this size forces the resulting thumbnail to both dimensions
reset Discards the current changes and reloads the slideshow manager
cancel Discards the current changes and closes the slideshow manager
save Saves the current changes
save and exit Saves the current changes and closes the slideshow manager
delete collection removes the current collection. Images are not deleted.
Add all images from directory What is says.. So it's good practice, when uploading images, to consider organizing them in directories
Add all products from collection

Include all products from a certain collection. You can specify to keep the original categories of this collection, assign a new one, or both.

While it's generally not a good idea to have duplicate products in separate collections, this allows you to rename a collection by importing the products in a new collection and a new name; and to consolidate your old collections in one new one

 

Fields in the product table

Product image An image of the product. Clicking on the image will show the image browser where you can change the picture and /or upload images.
Product ID Your unique name for the product, as it will appear in the shopping cart, so it should be descriptive, but short.
Description Long description of the product. This may include other images of the product. Clicking on it will invoke an inline rich text editor
Price

Unit price. if there are three options (for example small, medium large) then give three prices, separated by a return, example.

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15
 

If there are no options, give a single price and leave 'Options' empty

Options Options for a product, separated by a return, example:

small
medium
large
weight / volume

(Optional) if your shipping cost is based on weight or volume, then give these parameters here

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Categories

(Optional, but recommended). Clicking on this field will show the Category Master List where you can add categories to a product and manage your categories.

For a detailed overview of working with categories, see here

Out of stock

If checked, the product is temporarily disabled. Whether it will show up on your site depends on the setting 'show out of stock items (as opposed to hide)' under 'more options'

 

More options....



 

Presentation

Defines how the product collection is shown when linked to it.

Full: Product picture, long description, short description and checkout button, one per line. show me

Images: Product images only, in a grid. Hovering over a picture will show the long description. Clicking on an image will show the single product with descriptions and a checkout button. show me

Simple: Product picture, short description price and checkout button, one per line. show me

max. width maximum width of a thumbnail in the slideshow
max. height maximum height of a thumbnail in the slideshow
crop to this size forces the resulting thumbnail to both dimensions
Show multiple options as a drop-down list

When checked, options will be shown in a drop down selector:



when left unchecked, options will be shown as a list:

Show Quantity When checked, the customer can provide the amount of items
Caption for 'Quantity' Caption to show before the input where buyers supply the amount of items they buy
show out of stock items When checked, out-of-stock items will be displayed, with the message 'out ot stock'. When unchecked, items will not be visible.
show only for users with Login 1 credentials Page is only accessible if they are granted login 1 rights (see User Manager)
show only for users with Login 2 credentials Page is only accessible if they are granted login 2 rights (see User Manager)
show only for users with Login 3 credentials Page is only accessible if they are granted login 3 rights (see User Manager)
show only for users with Login 4 credentials Page is only accessible if they are granted login 4 rights (see User Manager)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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