4/19/2015

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

Categories: nopCommerce

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

Categories: nopCommerce

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

Categories: nopCommerce

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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4/2/2015

Overview of measures (weight and dimensions) in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

As an online store owners, you have to manage a number of settings on your e-Commerce store. One of the important thing in maintaining an online store site is configuring weight and dimensions of the products / items that you are setting as shipping cost is calculated based on what you have saved in your database.

Today, we will go over the process of adding and editing the weights and dimensions in the default system as well as setting the primary weight and dimension used in nopCommerce.

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3/30/2015

How to get low stock report in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

While running an e-Commerce business, it is important to every story owner to keep an eye on the current stock in order to make sure customers are able to place order online without any hassle. If any item is low on stock (or even out-of-stock), it can easily lead to losing a customer because online shoppers do not like to wait, if you do not have an item, shoppers with go on some other website to place an order.

Low stock report is a great solution for keeping an eye on the current inventory. 

low stock report

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3/26/2015

How to add blog posts on homepage in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

Recently, I received an email from one of the nopCommerce user in regard to the question about adding blog posts on homepage. Adding blog posts on homepage is not a very difficult task but at the same time it is not very straight forward also for developers who are new to nopCommerce or ASP.NET MVC.

So,  today I am going to demonstrate all the necessary steps required to accomplish this task (i.e. adding blog posts on homepage).

adding nopcommerce blog posts on homepage

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3/22/2015

How to force WWW prefix on your nopCommerce store site

Categories: nopCommerce

Majority of the internet users are aware of the fact that many websites can be access by typing the url (or domain name) "with" or "without" the WWW prefix. It means that, if you go to Google site, you can either type "google.com" or you can type "www.google.com".

An interesting thing that you should notice in the URL while visiting any website is that, majority of websites changes the URL and add "WWW" prefix automatically even if you do not type it initially.

Now, the question is, why do we need to force the WWW prefix on your website domain name? The answer is quite simple; to avoid duplicate content on search engines.

It is always a good practice to keep consistency when it comes to SEO and forcing WWW prefix avoids search engine to index 2 different version of your website "with" and "without" WWW prefix.

Today we will go over the process of forcing WWW prefix on your nopCommerce store site.

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3/16/2015

How to fix paypal partial refund bug in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

There is a "known" paypal partial refund bug in nopCommerce 3.50 version that has been reported by several nop users.

Issues (reported by users):

1) Anytime when a store admin issues a partial refund via paypal, the nopCommerce dashboard automatically shows that the entire total amount has been refunded

2) The order notes does show the correct issued partial refund amount

3) The issue leads to incorrect profit / sales numbers because even the cancelled orders are there as a part of the sales / profit section in nopCommerce


Today we will discuss, how to fix this bug in the nopCommerce code.

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3/3/2015

Overview of back in stock notifications in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

nopCommerce back in stock notification features allows customers to subscribe to list of products for which they would like to get notified (or get alerts) when the products are back in the stock. This is one of the most user-friendly feature that many customers look for in an online store site as it allows them to keep a track of products that has gone out of stock. Options like "back in stock notifications" keeps the online shoppers engaged with the store instead of going to any other store site to order the item.

Today we will go over this feature of "back in stock notifications" in nopCommerce.

nopCommerce back in stock

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