6/30/2015

How to add subject field in the contact us form in nopCommerce

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Recently a new feature was added in nopCommerce 3.60 that allows a store owner to add a subject field in the contact us form. The option is quite important for many store admins who receives a number of emails from customers. A subject field can easily help in filtering out unnecessary emails and paying more attention to emails with important subject line (that may require immediate assistant or response).

By default, this option in "disabled" in nopCommerce and today we will go over the process of enabling it.

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6/25/2015

What's new in nopCommerce 3.60

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On June 15, 2015, nopCommerce released the new 3.60 version that packs a lot of new improvements and features. It is great to see the growing nopCommerce community and how fast this eCommerce solution is becoming mature. Today, we will go over some of the latest features and improvements that nopCommerce 3.60 version has to offer.

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6/23/2015

How to move news section to the side column in nopCommerce

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Many nopCommerce users posts questions regarding how to move the news section to the side column. In some ways, it does makes sense as many store owners prefer to use the middle body of the homepage to showcase their products / services. Side columns is a great location to display news about your industry or store site.

Today, we will go over the process of moving the news section to the side column.

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6/17/2015

How to make the images responsive on topic pages in nopCommerce

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nopCommerce default theme (out of the box) support responsive design / layout that is optimized for all the screen sizes including desktop, tablets and smartphones. This allows the store site layout to adjust automatically depending on the screen size by keeping the same overall design.

A lot of users post questions about why their images are not responsive when posted on topic pages even when the theme is responsive. Today. we will discuss the solution that can fix this problem.

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6/10/2015

How to change media settings from database to filemanager in nopCommerce

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A lot of developers prefer to store all the images (including products, categories, profile avatar, manufacturer images etc) in filemanager as compared to storing everything in the database. The reason is quite simple, the more products you add, the more images you will have and hence the size of the database will increase drastically if you keep storing all the media in your database. This can lower down the performance of your website significantly if you have a lot of products/media on your store site.

Let's go over the process of changing the media settings from database to filemanager.

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6/5/2015

How to display best sellers on homepage in nopCommerce

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These days, most of the store owners likes to display "best sellers" products on the store site. This is a great way to showcase popular products that are in the trend and make other customers aware that what shoppers are buying these days.

The good news is that, nopCommerce offers this feature that allows store owners display best sellers on the homepage. Today, we will go over the complete process for enabling this feature.

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6/1/2015

How to display role based content in nopCommerce

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There are many situations when store administrators would like to display different content on some of the web pages based on roles.  Let us assume: if a user is logged in with "role A", you might want that user to see only few options on the webpage. But if a user is logged in with "role B", on the same web page you might want that user to see all options (just like access control list). This is when this solution comes in handy as you can have one single webpage but different information on it based on the role.

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5/27/2015

How to change background color of top menu bar in nopCommerce

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nopCommerce comes with a nice DefaultClean theme that gives your online store site a great look. But, there are times  when many store owners would like to change the default style or colors of their store site layout. Today, we will go over the process of changing the background color of the top menu bar of your nopCommerce based store site.

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5/20/2015

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

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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.

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