8/10/2016

What are nopCommerce widgets and how to create one? (A complete nopCommerce widget guide)

Categories: nopCommerce

A widget is an element of a graphical user interface (GUI) that displays information which can be changed by the user or store admin. nopCommerce has several built-in widget plugins such as Google Analytics and Nivo Slider etc. When adding a widget to the public store, site administrator needs to define (or select) a widget zone. Now, you must be wondering, what is a widget zone? A widget zone is part of the UI (user-interface) in the public store where the widget can be displayed or rendered. For example, you can place Live Person chat widget on the left column or on the right column widget zone. Widget zones are basically the pre-defined locations in nopCommerce public site that makes it easier for the store admin to display any information.

Learn how to create a custom widget from scratch.

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8/10/2016

Beginner's Guide to nopCommerce Plugin Development (ASP.NET MVC Based e-Commerce Solution) - Part 2

Categories: nopCommerce

In the first part of this series, Beginner's Guide to nopCommerce Plugin Development, we learned the basics of nopCommerce plugin including how to develop a sample test plugin. The main aim of this series is to create a definitive guide so that you have a single point of reference for properly developing your custom plugins.

To continue with the series, today we will go over some advanced features and functionality that any developer can accomplish by nopCommerce plugin.

These are the topics that will be covered in this article:

- How to add a menu item from your custom plugin into the administration section 

- How to override a default view from your customer plugin

- How to add JS and CSS references in your custom plugin

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7/26/2016

Handy NopCommerce Hacks You Can Do Without Plugins (Series) - Part 2

Categories: nopCommerce

In this article, you will learn about some more handy nopCommerce hacks you can do without plugins.

I hope you got some good usage out of my 1st installment of "Handy NopCommerce Hacks You Can Do Without Plugins" series. In case you missed it, you can find the "Part -1" of this series HERE.

nopCommerce is one of the most widely used e-Commerce solutions in .NET framework and it is backed by a very active and helpful community. There is no shortage of ways in which you can tweak your nopCommerce site as per your requirements / needs. There are many times you come across a feature and you start thinking how you can get the same feature on your nopCommerce store site. You can always find a 3rd party theme or a plugin that matches your needs as nopCommerce community offers 1250+ extensions. But, in some cases you can simply tweak your nopCommerce site (source code) and accomplish the same results (i.e. feature) without any plugin.

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6/29/2016

Three Handy NopCommerce Hacks You Can Do Without Plugins

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In this article, you will learn about three handy nopCommerce hacks you can do without plugins.

One of the things I love about nopCommerce is its flexibility for customization and ease of extending functionality via plugins. With 1250+ plugins (free and paid), there is a plugin for every need and budget. Installing plugins on a nopCommerce site is a great user-friendly way to add new features and functionalities. The plugins aren't the answer all the time. You do not need plugin(s) every time. You may wish to add a new feature to your store site, because nopCommerce alone can do many cool things with little customization.

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5/15/2016

Beginner's Guide to nopCommerce Theme Development (ASP.NET MVC Based e-Commerce Solution) – Part 2

Categories: nopCommerce

Following on from the previous article Beginner's Guide to nopCommerce Theme Development (ASP.NET MVC Based e-Commerce Solution) – Part 1, this part will cover all the remaining aspects of nopCommerce theme development that includes:

·         Views

·         Override views

·         Layouts

·         Adding JS & CSS references

·         Customization

All these topics in this article (including part-1) should get you well introduced into nopCommerce theming and help you in making advanced customizations in regard to layout and design.

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5/2/2016

Beginner's Guide to nopCommerce Theme Development (ASP.NET MVC Based e-Commerce Solution) – Part 1

Categories: nopCommerce

This beginner’s guide to nopCommerce theme development will introduce you to the basics of creating a nopCommerce theme. This post is aimed at beginners, it does presume that you have a basic knowledge of nopCommerce and you are familiar with HTML & CSS. Any front-end developer(s) will also be able to benefit from this post.

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4/25/2016

How to assign administrator role to a user by SQL script in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

In past, some nopCommercer users have accidentally removed administrator role from the main admin account and lost the access to administration section. If you are not a programmers or database admin, it can be quite difficult for you to get back the access to the administrator section without anybody's help.

Today, we will go over the process of assigning administration role to any user via SQL script. 

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4/20/2016

How to display stock quantity on product page in nopCommerce

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When you are selling products online, it is quite important to display the real-time available stock quantity so that customers get an assurance that you (as a store owner) will be able to provide the ordered quantity. This also avoids any kind of confusion on the public store and decreased the possibility of order cancellations. Many online shoppers do appreciate when store sites present correct / accurate information which leads to increase in customer satisfaction.

Today, we will go over the process of displaying stock quantity on product page in nopCommerce.

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4/15/2016

How to add "out of stock" message on product box in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

One of the most frustrating thing for online shoppers is to place an order on an e-commerce store site and receiving an email that the order has been cancelled because product is out of stock. This can certainly affect the sales / revenue because an angry customer (or online shopper) is never coming back to the store site. In order to avoid this kind of confusion (or frustration) and eventually losing a customer, it is always a good idea for store owners to display "Out of stock" message if a product is not available. 

Today, we will go over the process of adding an "out of stock" message on product box in nopCommerce.

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4/11/2016

How to add a topic page to sitemap in nopCommerce

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A sitemap acts as a phone directory for your website that gives information about all the pages of your website. In order to have a successfully online business, a website's ranking is quite important when it comes to search engines. So, when you add any new page to your site, it is important to add it in the sitemap.Today, we will go over the process of adding a topic page to sitemap in nopCommerce.

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