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eric_miller

Member Since 24 Mar 2014
Offline Last Active May 01 2014 02:56 PM
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Topics I've Started

Category Structure

28 April 2014 - 09:10 PM

I've gone through all the articles I can find about structuring the categories so they don’t append -en-# to the SEO name, but I'm still not sure about the best practice for structuring my categories.

The site I’m setting up is similar to how a clothing site would have duplicate categories. Only difference is its parts, not pants. This is the structure I’m currently using. e.g.

+ Industry 1
-+ Product cat 1
-+ Product cat 2
--+Product sub cat 1
--+Product sub cat 2
--+Product sub cat 3
-+ Product cat 3

+ Industry 2
-+ Product cat 1
-+ Product cat 2
--+Product sub cat 1
--+Product sub cat 2
--+Product sub cat 3
-+ Product cat 3

From what I’ve read it looks like I should be doing something like this…

+ Industry 1 > Product cat 1
+ Industry 1 > Product cat 2 > Product sub cat 1
+ Industry 1 > Product cat 2 > Product sub cat 2
+ Industry 1 > Product cat 2 > Product sub cat 3
+ Industry 1 > Product cat 3

+ Industry 2 > Product cat 1
+ Industry 2 > Product cat 2 > Product sub cat 1
+ Industry 2 > Product cat 2 > Product sub cat 2
+ Industry 2 > Product cat 2 > Product sub cat 3
+ Industry 2 > Product cat 3

Does this need to be done in the root category and linked up someplace else for menus? Does this only need to be applied for SEO name field?

I'd greatly appreciate any feedback.

I’ve been referring mostly to the links below. I have been keeping the drill down as logical as possible, I think… I’m sure it has room for improvement.
http://forum.cs-cart...n-of-seo-addon/
http://forum.cs-cart...-names-problem/

Change Code To Sku

28 April 2014 - 08:19 PM

I would like to modify the product input field "CODE" to say something more fitting to information that's being displayed... "SKU" or "Part Number" for example.

I assume its just a string resource, but I haven't been able to find any info about changing it.

Thanks

.gitignore

28 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

I've done a bit of looking and I can't seem to find a 'template' for a CS-Cart .gitignore file. The one that stand out as obvious to exclude is config.local.php. Does anyone have any best practice advice for this?

Thanks

Product Features

02 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

I'm not sure if I'm missing something or not here. When I set up the product features I added one that *I thought* would allow me to add a bulleted list of features as most of our products will have features that aren't generic accross all products. I've tried using both the 'Text' options, but that gives no ability for formatting, not even line breaks.

What I ended up doing is disabeling the default features tab and creating a new product tab named 'Features' with an HTML block. However, now it's not visable in the features area and the field for features is gone while editing the product. I can add info to it through 'block settings' link in the Product tabs area of the product editor. This is far from intuitive and will become a large pain point when less technical staff take on roles of adding/editing content.

What am I missing? Does the native Features really not allow more options?

Thanks

Store Setup - Share Products

31 March 2014 - 07:20 PM

I am setting up 3 stores and some of the products will be available through the other stores. I'm looking at the setting when adding a new store under "copy existing store configuration" the setting "Share products".
Will that share all the products? Just make those products accessable...?
Do I need to select "Share products" to share across stores or can I change this in the product data later?

Thanks in advance