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Common Settings for Display, AddToCart, Status, Etc.

Postby Brent » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:50 pm

Admin/Configuration/Setting:
URL Alias: Set to yes to enable. This will allow friendly URLs. (Explained More in SEO)
Template: Set to default or whatever your template folder is named
Language: Set your default language. If not English, a language pack will have to be built first.
Image: Here you set default image size
There are settings for image size and enable/disable AddToCart for Product, Category, & Search Pages.
Product page has image size settings for additional images as well.
Search page has setting for maximum results returned from a search. Zero sets to unlimited.

Admin/Configuration/Maintenance:
Maintenance has only Status setting. You want disabled unless you are shutting down for some reason.

Extensions/Module:
Category Options: This has settings for Number of columns to display and display lock status if you don't want user to change display.
Featured: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, number of columns, image size, and display lock status.
Latest: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, Total number of products, number of columns, image size, and display lock status.
Manufacturer: Setting for AddToCart, image size, number of columns, and display lock status.
Popular: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, Total number of products, and image size.
Related: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, and image size.
Search Options: Settings for Number of columns to display and display lock status.
Specials: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, and image size.

That's it for now
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Re: Common Settings for Display, AddToCart, Status, Etc.

Postby Brent » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:29 pm

VERSION 1.2.9
This list only touches on important setting you need to make. You should browse all controllers to become familiar with all the possible settings you may require.

Admin/Configuration/Setting:
SHOP SETUP
Under APPEARANCE
Template: Set to default or whatever your template folder is named.
Page columns: default is 3. You can set your own default here.
Style: Leave set to default unless you have created a new style.
Color: Here you select your choice for default page color.
URL Alias: Set to yes to enable. This will allow friendly URLs. (Explained More in SEO)
Auto Update SEO: When enabled, SEO entries are made automatically when you add new products.
Use SSL: Enable only if you have purchased SSL. You will also need to add the path in config.php
ADMIN SETTINGS / ERROR HANDLING
Language: Set your default language. If not English, a language pack will have to be built first.
EnCryption/DeCryption Token: If you wish to encrypt reports, enter a token of your choice here.
Enable Error Handler: It is recommended to enable the error handler. This logs errors to error file.
Enable Email Send: This will send admin emails of errors. These errors are also available under reports.
Show User: This should always be set to no on production web sites.
STORE LOCALIZATION
Language: Set your default language. If not English, a language pack will have to be built first.
Time Zone: Set your to your local.
Decrease Page Load Time: Please set this to yes. It will speed up page load time and remove notice in admin.
STOCK CHECKOUT
You must read descriptions and set these accordingly to how you want checkout to be processed.
OPTIONS:TAX RSS LOGOS
Under STORE LOGO IMAGE
Store Logo: You need to have previously upload you store logo image. Select it here.
The balance of the settings set size and position.
DISPLAY SETTING IMAGE ADDTOCART
Image: Here you set default image size
There are settings for image size and enable/disable AddToCart for Product, Category, & Search Pages.
Product page has image size settings for additional images as well.
Search page has setting for maximum results returned from a search. Zero sets to unlimited.

Admin/Configuration/Maintenance:
Maintenance has only Status setting. You want disabled unless you are shutting down for some reason.

Extensions/Module:
Category Options: This has settings for Number of columns to display and display lock status if you don't want user to change display.
Featured: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, number of columns, image size, and display lock status.
Latest: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, Total number of products, number of columns, image size, and display lock status.
Manufacturer: Setting for AddToCart, image size, number of columns, and display lock status.
Popular: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, Total number of products, and image size.
Related: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, and image size.
Search Options: Settings for Number of columns to display and display lock status.
Specials: Setting for AddToCart, number of items to display, and image size.

You need set up proper geozones for Tax and Shipping to suit your store.
You should also spend a little time looking at each controller to see what features and options are available.
This will help you develop a plan before you spend a lot of time only to find you need to make changes you had not anticipated.
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