7/28/2015

How to add an image to blog post overview in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

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

Categories: nopCommerce

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

Categories: nopCommerce

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

Categories: nopCommerce

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.

nopCommerce responsive topic

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6/10/2015

How to change media settings from database to filemanager in nopCommerce

Categories: nopCommerce

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.

nopCommerce best sellers

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