General Settings

 

The General Settings page allows you to manage the basic store settings.

It includes the following sections:

Close/Open the Online Store
Stock Control
Store Time Settings
Settings for Blocking Sign In to Admin Area
Shopping Cart
Set up the drop-down list
Paginators in Admin Area
Paginators in Storefront
Miscellaneous

 

 
Close/Open the Online Store

In this section you can set the status of your store to either CLOSED or ONLINE. A CLOSED store is unavailable to your visitors. In that case, a special webpage is displayed. For details on creating such a page, please refer to Storefront Area documentation.

Administrators can access a CLOSED store by using the keyword identified in the "Key for signing in to a temporarily closed store" box.

Store status

To close the store, set the status to CLOSED. Store users will not be able to view the catalog of products or place orders. A webpage specially created for this purpose will be displayed to visitors. For details on creating such a page, please refer to Storefront Area documentation.

To open the store to shoppers, set the store status to ONLINE.

Key for signing in to a temporarily closed store

The keyword for accessing a CLOSED store. The URL for viewing a CLOSED store is displayed below the keyword.

 
Stock Control

This section lets you choose whether items not in stock are displayed to customers and whether they can be ordered.

Displaying products not in stock

You can select one of the following options:

Show and allow to buy.

Show but don't allow to buy.

Don't show, don't allow to buy.

Allow buying more product items than there is in stock

If a customer tries to add more products to cart than there is in stock, this option will determine whether the product will be added.

Return product to stock when order is deleted

If this is set to 'Yes' and an order is deleted, then it's products are returned to stock.

Return product to stock when order status changes to Canceled or Declined

When an order is created, the stock is reduced by the number of items ordered. These settings are designed to help you manage your stock. If this setting is set to 'Yes' and the order status changes to Canceled or Declined, then it's products are returned to stock.

 
Store Time Settings

This sets the current store time. The time is used for order placement, in e-mails, and so on.

Store Time

Current store time and store date.

Adjust store time

This setting lets you change the current store time. Use positive numbers to increase the time and negative numbers to decrease it.

 
Settings for Blocking Sign In to Admin Area

This section lets you customize the conditions for blocking access to Admin Area in case of multiple unsuccessful attempts to sign in. If activated, a block applies only to one user having a particular IP address and does not apply to any other users.

Number of unsuccessful attempts to sign in to Admin Area after which the Sign In page is blocked

This setting determines the number of unsuccessful attempts to sign in to Admin Area after which the Sign In page becomes blocked. This allows you to protect your store from unauthorized access. The block applies to only one user that has a particular IP address and does not apply to any other users.

Amount of time the sign in page stays blocked

The amount of time the Sign In page stays blocked for the user who has exceeded the limit of attempts to sign in. The block applies to only one user that has a particular IP address and does not apply to any other users.

 
Shopping Cart

In this section you can choose whether the contents of the shopping cart are shown to the customer after he or she has added a product to it.

Show customer the shopping cart contents after the product has been added

Enabled: the contents of the shopping cart are displayed after a product is added. Any time a product is added, the customer sees what is currently in the cart.

Disabled: the contents of the shopping cart are NOT displayed after a product is added. Adding products to cart is done without the cart's contents being displayed every time, although the customer may view the cart whenever they want.

Minimum Subtotal to start checkout. Use 0 to set no restrictions

If Subtotal is less than this amount, the customer will be redirected to the shopping cart with the appropriate message.

How products are added to cart

Sometimes when a product is already in the customer's cart, the customer adds the product to the cart again.

You have two options for the behavior of the software in this situation. 

The first option is that the existing quantity and the new quantity will be added.
The second option is that the existing quantity will be replaced with the new quantity. 

 

Set up the drop-down list

The top numerical value in the drop-down list

In the storefront, this parameter defines the greatest value in the drop-down list for selecting product quantity when adding product to cart.

Values in the drop-down list start with 1. For example, if you want the range of value to be 1-20, set this parameter to 20.

Default value selected in the drop-down list

You may define a default value that will be pre-selected in the drop-down list on the Product Info page.

Note: This value will be selected only if it falls within the range of available values.

Limit the top value in the drop-down list using this product's Quantity in Stock

With this parameter you can limit the top value in the drop-down list using the number of items in stock.

This parameter affects each product individually.For example, you set the top value equal to 30. However, one of your products has Quantity in Stock equal to 5. By selecting this option, you can limit the range of values for this particular product to 1-5.

 

Paginators in Admin Area

List of available products per page values

By using this option you can modify the list of available products per page values in Admin Area.

Default products per page

Select how many products are displayed per page by default in Admin Area.

Number of page links shown

Number of page links after which the Next link is shown in Admin Area.

 

Paginators in Storefront

List of available products per page values

By using this option you can modify the list of available products per page values in Storefront.

Default products per page

Select how many products are displayed per page by default in Storefront.

Number of page links shown

Number of page links after which the Next link is shown in Storefront.

 

Miscellaneous

The ID that will be assigned to the next order

The next order ID. Using this parameter you can set the numerical value of the next order's ID. All subsequent order IDs will be incremented by one.

Number of related products per line

Number of related products per line in Storefront.

Number of bestsellers per line

Number of bestsellers products displayed per line in Storefront.

Display randomly related products if more than

Display randomly related products from the list if the checkbox is checked and the number of related products is more than the given number.

Featured products per line

Number of featured products displayed per line in Storefront.

Display randomly featured products if more than

Display randomly featured products from the list if the checkbox is checked and the number of featured products is more than the given number.

Number of bestsellers per line

The number of products in the bestsellers block displayed in each line in the Storefront.

Display randomly bestsellers if more than

Display randomly bestsellers from the list if the checkbox is checked and the number of bestsellers is more than the given number.

 

For detailed information on any of these settings, click the () mark. Click Save to save any changes. To leave the page click Close.


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