Avactis Tags Library


Avactis tags are divided into three groups:

Info Tags display pieces of information about various online store components
Store Block Tags display large portions of online store webpages, using Info Tags and templates
Local Tags are used only inside templates and are auxiliary tags. They are not listed in the library.

This section lists all the Avactis Tags currently available. Please see below for a general description of each tag type.

Info Tags

Avactis info tags are the most basic kind of tag. Info tags display product attributes, category attributes, links and so on. They usually display only one link, attribute or image at a time.
For example, info tag <?php ProductName(); ?> displays just the product name, while <?php CategoryName(); ?> displays just the category name.
Info tags are global tags: they can be added to any PHP site page. A page is allowed to have any number of info tags, for any number of products.

The figure below provides an example of how some info tags are used.

Avactis Shopping Cart provides many individual info tags. If you find that the predefined products attributes do not adequately describe a particular type of product, in the Admin Area you can create custom attributes to suit a certain product type. After a new attribute is created, a new unique info tag is assigned to it automatically. You can use these new info tags the same way as system info tags.

The full list of store block tags and their descriptions is given in Avactis Tag Library.

Store Block Tags

Store block tags are versatile tools for building an online store quickly and easily. The difference between store block tags and info tags is that a store block tag calls a template (an html page) where any number of tags can be used, including both block tags and info tags. By adjusting a block tag's settings you can use the same tag with different products, on any site page. There is no need to create a separate block tag for every product in the catalog.

Examples of store block tags, <?php NavigationBar(); ?> and <?php ProductInfo(); ?>.

The NavigationBar tag displays the Navigation Bar which lets customers navigate the catalog and its categories. During navigation, the appearance of the current category can be highlighted so as to stand out from all other categories.

For instance, in the example below, the currently selected category, Anniversary, has a distinctive text color and background color. All of these properties are user-defined via the templates specified for the NavigationBar tag.

Templates are usual HTML pages which let you modify the design of the corresponding storefront component navigate – in this case the Navigation Bar – in a number of ways (e.g. by adding new fonts, pictures and so forth).

Store block tag ProductInfo invokes the template which displays product information (see Figure below). The template for this store block tag contains several info tags which display the product name, its description, price and so on. By modifying the template for the ProductInfo tag you can change and improve your website's design to your requirements.

The full list of store block tags and their descriptions is given in Avactis Tag Library.

Avactis Local Tags

Info tags and store block tags can be used on any website page – they are both global tags. With these tags you can customize the look and feel of your site's design.
A different type of tag is a local tag. Local tags are used only inside templates and are auxiliary tags. They are not listed in the library.

Examples of local tags:

<?php Local_Field(); ?>
<?php Local_FieldValue(); ?>

Local tags are an integral part of templates and should not be deleted or changed. They ensure a reliable connection between templates and the online store software.

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