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Product Website Categories

Product Website categories allow you to setup a website component that can be used to display products on a page on a Base 3 website. Products that are active, set to display on the website, and assigned to a the appropriate website category will appear on your website.

Adding A Website Category: Learn how to create a new website category. Learn More >

Assigning Products: Learn how to assign a product to a website category. Learn More >

Adding A Category to a Website: Learn how to add a website category to a page on your website so that your products can display online. Learn More >

Enterprise Website Categories: Learn how child websites using master products work with website categories. Learn More >

Arrange Products: Learn how to arrange the display order of products assigned to a category. Learn More >


Adding A Website Category

1. Go to Store > Products > Website Categories.

2. Click Add a Website Category.

3. Enter the Category Name that you want to give to your new category.

4. If your designer has created an alternate Product List Template for the category that you are creating then you can select it using the Template select. This will control what the list of products assigned to the category will look like when viewed on the website. In general you will want to leave this set to Use Default. 

5. Click Save.

Now that you have a new website category you will need to create a website to add the component to and assign products to the category.

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Assigning Products to a Category

There are two methods that a product can be assigned to a category: A) From the Website Category screen, which allows for multiple products to be assigned at once or B) Directly under the Category section on an individual product.

Assigning Under Product Website Categories:

Using this method you can assign multiple products to a category at once.

1. Go to Store > Products > Website Categories.

2. Select the Website Category that you want to add your product(s) to. 

3. Click Add a Product to Category.

4. From the popup window search for the product(s) you would like to add. If you prefer to see a complete list of products that are available, simply click Search.

5. Check the box or boxes next the the product(s) you wish to add and click Save Changes.

Now that your product(s) are assigned to a category they can be added to a content website as a component. The next section, Adding A Category to a Website, will cover adding this component to a page.


Adding A Category to a Website

1. Go to Content Editor > General Pages and click on an existing page that you want to add products to or add a page.

2. Click the Edit button under the content section that you want to add the component to.

3. Click the Component button (it looks like a little gear) and look for the componet Product Website Category: that matches the name of the category you want to add to the page.

4. Click OK. You should see the component name and string of text appear in your content editor window letting you know where on the page your products will be listed.

5. Click Save to save your content.

Now that you have your category placed on your website and have products assigned to it, you can view the page to see the list of products.

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Enterprise Website Categories

If you have two or more websites hosted on Vin65 connected using the Enterprise Master Products tools you will still create separate webpages on each site, i.e. the parent site will have it's shop pages and any child sites will have thier own shop pages.

1. Create the product on the master/parent site where you manage your products.

2. Make sure that you assign the product(s) to the appropriate child site under the Manage Websites section of a product.

3. Go to the child site that you assigned the product to and go to Store > Products > Website Categories.

3. Click Add a Website Category.

4. Enter the Category Name that you want to give to your new category.

5. If your designer has created an alternate Product List Template for the category that you are creating then you can select it using the Template select. This will control what the list of products assigned to the category will look like when viewed on the website. In general you will want to leave this set to Use Default. 

6. Click Save.

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Arrange Products

The order that the products appear in on your products can be manually adjusted and reordered using the Arrange Products section. This can be found in 2 locations in the admin panel: A) Store > Products > Website Categories > Arrange Products or B) Store > Products > Arrange Products.

Arrange Products on Website Categories Screen

1. Go to Store > Products > Website Categories.

2. Click Arrange Products.

3. Select the name of the Website Category, POS Category, or Product Group with the assigned products that you want to rearrange.

4. A list of all the products that are assigned to that category will appear. Click on a product and drag it up or down in the list of products to rearrange the order.

5. Click Save Changes.

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