8/20/2015

How to setup an item for pre-order in nopCommerce

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For many customers, waiting for a major release of a product is not easy. Whether it is a game, smartphone, sneakers or software; there will always be shoppers in the market for in-demand products who are ready to place "pre-orders". Pre-ordering any item gives a feeling of satisfaction (and guarantee) to the customers that they are getting the item no matter what and this way they do not have to wait "in-line" whether it's online or in-store.

nopCommerce offers this great feature of "pre-order" that allows store owners to list items available for pre-order and online shoppers to place order for those items. Today, we will discuss, how you can add and configure a product in the product catalog for "pre-order".

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8/12/2015

How to perform a mass delete on blog comments in nopCommerce

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We all know that managing an online store is not an easy task. Especially when your store site includes CMS (content management system) features like blog, forums and news etc; maintaining the site is a big undertaking. 

If your store site is getting a lot of online traffic there is always a possibility that you will have to deal with "spam". For example: There will be times when you will see spam comments in your blog post. What can you do about it? Well, you can certainly go to administration section and delete those comments. But, what if you are getting thousands of spam comments? Is it really feasible to go to administration section and delete those spam comments one by one?

As of now, nopCommerce does not offer any option to perform a mass delete on blog comment. Today, we will discuss, how to delete blog comments "in mass" directly from the database.

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8/3/2015

How to display more than 3 products per row in nopCommerce

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The "Default Clean" theme in nopCommerce only support 3 products per row out of the box. There are times when store owners would like to increase this number and display more  than 3 products per row. What's the benefit in doing this? Well, if you have a lot of products in the categories, it means less scrolling for your customers as you will be displaying as much products on the screen.

So, if you are one of those who would like to display more than 3 products per row in nopCommerce categories then this tutorial is for you.

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7/28/2015

How to add an image to blog post overview in nopCommerce

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These days, many authors or websites prefer to post an image along with the blog post so that readers can get an idea right away what the blog post is about. From the design prospective also, posting an image makes your blog post looks interesting and it catches more attention.

Recently in 3.60 version, nopCommerce added a feature in the blog section where store admin (or authors) can post a blog overview so that whole blog post is not visible on the initial blog page. But, there is no additional feature out of the box to add (or upload) an image for your blog post.

Today, we will go over the process of adding an image to blog post as a workaround. 

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7/21/2015

How to change the color of top search button in nopCommerce

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There are times when web developers or designers do not wish use all the default layout or colors that comes out of the box with any open source project. nopCommerce comes with a great modern theme that should fit most of the store sites need (irrespective of the industry). But, sometimes, making some minor changes to the default colors gives store site an edge and that is what makes the design different from other online stores using the same default theme.

Today, we will go over the process of changing the color of top search button in nopCommerce.

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7/13/2015

How to add search by SKU to basic search in nopCommerce

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There are many online store sites that basically manage their inventory specifically by SKUs which makes SKU (id or number) a very important aspect of their eCommerce business. Many times, online retailers like to include "search by sku" option in search on the store site that gives the ability to customers to find products by sku.

nopCommerce does allow adding "SKU" to the product catalog and when "advanced search" is enabled along with "search in product description" then only online shoppers can look for a product by SKU. 

But, there is a big possibility that many of the new online customers won't know that the search feature on the site does support "search by sku" by enabling these advanced search options. Now, this makes it very important for many store owners to add "search by sku" feature by default in the basic search itself.


Today, we will go over the process of  adding search by SKU to basic search in nopCommerce (as a default feature).

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7/7/2015

Overview of improved functionality for topics in nopCommerce

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In the latest version of nopCommerce 3.60, the topics section have been improved quite a lot and now it offers a lot more functionality opposed to the previous versions of topics. The new topics are more flexible now and because of that a lot of users can make use of topics instead of hard-coded (or manually added) pages. This would be very helpful to store admins (or retailers) who are not tech savvy and they can easily add new pages to the store site from the administration section.

We will be focusing on 3 main improvements today:

1) Allow store owners to add topics to the footer
2) Allow store owners to chose template for topics
3) Allow store owners to make topic pages accessible while public store is closed

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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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