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Beginner's guide to nopCommerce plugin development (ASP.NET MVC based e-Commerce solution)

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

One key feature of the nopCommerce is its pluggable modular/layered architecture which allows additional functionality and presentation elements to be dynamically added to the application at runtime. This pluggable modularized architecture makes it easy to create and manage your nopCommerce based store site. 

Here is the beginner's guide to nopCommerce plugin development (ASP.NET MVC based e-Commerce solution) 

How to add a watermark on PDF invoice in nopCommerce

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

There are many ways an online business can add branding to the store site. Adding a watermark to the PDF invoice is one of the most clever ways of adding store branding to the site generated content. nopCommerce allows store owner as well as customer to generate / view / print PDF copy of the order invoice in the admin panel and my account section respectively. The default out of the box PDF invoice is quite standard in terms of styling.

Today, we will go over the process of adding a watermark on PDF invoice in nopCommerce.
How to display free shipping icon on product details page in nopCommerce

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

e-Commerce industry is quite competitive and every online business is always trying different ways to attract more customers t o their store site. Offering free shipping is one of the best ways to motivate online shoppers to place an order on your e-Commerce site. There are several costs associated with it but there are many benefits such as more business and better conversion rate.

Today, we will go over the process of displaying free shipping icon on product details page in nopCommerce.

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How to increase the number of product tags (cloud) in nopCommerce

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

Many store owners like the idea of product tags (cloud) as it gives the customers an easy way to filter out the products. Some users prefer tag cloud for search engine optimization in terms of having keyword links on the website but on the other hand some users like to use tag cloud because it can be used as a navigation tool.

Today, we will look into, how to increase the number of product tags (cloud) in nopCommerce.

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How to add background color to news titles on homepage in nopCommerce

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

Many developers / web designers are always looking to improve or add something new in the website layout / design that makes the content of the site stand out. nopCommerce homepage (out of the box) offers 3 latest news posts on the homepage. Adding some background color to the titles will certainly make it look more attractive and it will easily catch your customer's attention.

Today, we will go over the process of adding background color to news t itles on homepage in nopCommerce.

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How to add meta keywords and meta description to your nopCommerce site

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

If you are running an online business (e-Commerce store), it is very important to have an online presence so that your customers (or online shoppers) can easily find you over the web. In order to have an online present, you need to have a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy. Optimizing your site for search engines can certainly help every store owner or online business owner get more traffic on the store site and more traffic means more business.

Today, we will go over the process of adding meta keywords and meta description to your nopCommerce site.
Use of FluentValidation for creating a sophisticated data validation framework in ASP.NET MVC

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

Data validation is quite critical when it comes to usability and data integrity of any software or application. It helps in improving the quality of the data as well as it ensures the data consistency. Data annotations is still one of the most popular ways to do model validation in ASP.NET MVC. But, a lot of developers and projects are leaning towards Fluent Validation library these days. Why? Well, Fluent Validation is quite versatile and offers advantages.
Learn about the open-source project that sets the tone on how to use Entity Framework (EF) Code-First approach

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

Entity Framework (EF) is an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) that enables developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. In other words, it allows developers to access and store data in the database via an automated mechanism. Before we dive deep into the details of code-first approach, we should understand the transference in a way the modern applications are being developed. 
How to add a vendor logo in nopCommerce

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

Recently, nopCommerce 3.70 was released and a ton of new features and improvements have been included in this latest version. One of the "in-demand" feature that was added to this version is - support for vendor logo. This feature allows the store owner to add a logo for a specific vendor.

If you are a vendor, this is makes sense as it adds branding to the nopCommerce store site. Today, we will go over the process of adding a vendor logo in nopCommerce.

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How to change the spacing between homepage featured products and homepage news in nopCommerce

Written by Lavish Kumar

written by Lavish Kumar

Some users on nopCommerce forums have asked this question that how to change the spacing between homepage featured products and homepage news in nopCommerce. The default theme that comes with nopCommerce out of the box works great and some users prefer to make design changes as per their needs / requirements.

Today, we will go over the process of making changes in the theme stylesheet to accomplish this task.