5/20/2015

How to enable external authentication to allow users to sign in with facebook account in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

External authentication also known as SSO (Single sign on) is a method that is used by many websites these days to allow their users to sign in using different account like facebook, twitter, gmail etc without having having them to fill long and time consuming registration forms.

nopCommerce supports external authentication and comes integrated out of the box with facebook authentication. The main aim of providing this feature on the site is to provide convenience to your users so that they don't have to spend time in filling out registration form or have memorize one more new password.

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5/14/2015

How to add continue shopping button in empty cart page in nopCommerce

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Many e-Commerce websites offer different features that keeps the online customers engaged on the store site. One of these features is "Continue Shopping" button that you may have see on many sites and the main aim of this button is to take the online shoppers back to the product catalog or homepage so that they can browse other items.

Adding the "Continue Shopping" button to the empty cart page in nopCommerce can be quite useful in order to make it convenient for online customers to go back to homepage to look for other products.

This requires a little bit of work in the code as nopCommerce does not offer this feature out of the box.

nopCommerce empty cart page

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5/11/2015

How to change store logo in nopCommerce

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Today, we will go over the steps required to change store logo in nopCommerce. Many of the nopCommerce users are familiar with the process of changing the logo from CSS stylesheet. This method was good in older versions of nopCommerce but when nopCommerce switched from web forms to MVC, the process of changing logo also changed.

Let's go over the steps of changing the store logo, if you are using any of the newer version of nopCommerce.

nopCommerce logo

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5/4/2015

How to manage homepage rotating banner / slider in nopCommerce

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Having a rotating banner / slider on the homepage is quite common feature in website designs these days. It is a very useful way of compressing or organizing the information to showcase the products and services that you offer on your store site. If rotating banner / slider is implemented correctly, it can easily help the users to navigate to different parts of the site. But. if done wrong, it can easily become a distraction on your homepage.

Today, we will discuss, how to manage homepage rotating banner / slider in nopCommerce.

nopcommerce nivo slider

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4/27/2015

How to add custom links to the footer of your nopCommerce based website

Categories: nopCommerce

For any website to be functional or effective, every element from the header to footer plays a big role in making the overall website informative and usable. Footer is a great place that gives store owners an opportunity to direct their customers (or users) to different parts of the sites or add contact information so that they can be easily reached.

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4/22/2015

How to activate SMS provider in nopCommerce

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A lot of users are not aware that nopCommerce comes (out of the box) with a plugin that can be very helpful to store owners. A plugin (if enabled) can sent you message notifications on your mobile phone when you receive orders, message or any important updated in regard to your store site.

nopcommerce sms provider

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4/19/2015

How to place Google Analytics script in head instead of body in nopCommerce

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Many search engine optimization (SEO) experts have different opinions about where to place Google Analytics script. Whether it should be in <head> or </body> section? If you search online, you will find several different opinions from different SEO experts / developers.

In nopCommerce (out of the box), the Google Analytics script (if enabled) is designed to be placed right before your </body> tag. But, there are some users / developers who prefer to place the Google Analytics script in the <head> section.

So, let us go over the process if you wish to change the placement of your Google Analytics script from </body> to <head>.

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4/17/2015

How to manage locale string resources in nopCommerce

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Today, we will discuss, how to manage locale string resources of each store for any published language. The benefit of using locale string resource is that if you have multi-store or if you allows your customers (or users) to view your store site in different languages, you can easily set up a resource string with its value and based on the language, it will change automatically instead of you saving each languages text as hard code.

nopcommerce locale string

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4/13/2015

How to keep the homepage menu tabs same even after adding categories

Categories: nopCommerce

n nopCommerce, when as a store admin you start adding product categories in the database (via administrator section), you will notice that all the default links like "Home", "New Products", "Contact Us" etc are replaced with main categories of your products.

How can you change it back to the original menu items and not show the categories tabs?

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4/8/2015

How to create forum groups in nopCommerce

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Today, having forums (or discussion boards) on your e-Commerce website is a great way to providing an option to your customers to communicate with you (as an online business). CMS features like online forums gives a chance to the customers to participate and engage in conversions. These conversation acts as a quality content for your e-Commerce website and hence provide quality content for SEO (search engine optimization).

Today, we will go over the process of creating forum groups in nopCommerce.

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