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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.