#Workshop - February 1st @ 8pm: Eden Personal Stores Basics

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#Workshop - February 1st @ 8pm: Eden Personal Stores Basics

Rockin' Rockin'
It's time to for the second section, Section B, of the workshop!

Creating Categories for your products
This task takes place entirely in your store's admin, so if you are following along with your store, be sure to log in to your store admin.

B1. The first step of creating a category in your store is to login to the store admin and go to the Catalog tab:
Catalogtab
02/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Rockin'
And you can always update your product description to reflect your opinion of the toys. For instance:

Initially: This one looks awesome, and I bet it'd be a lot like...

Later on: This toy is really great, I've had it for a few ...
Yeah, exactly. My store will be more inviting if there's a big range to try to cater for all.
02/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Rockin'
You're welcome. I've really tried to make these steps clear so people don't feel overwhelmed by the process.
It's obscenely helpful, and very much appreciated.
02/01/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Rockin'
You're welcome. I've really tried to make these steps clear so people don't feel overwhelmed by the process.
That is actually what I was worried about. Being overwhelmed. It seemed like a lot of work, but you've already changed that opinion!
02/01/2011
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by Jul!a
It's obscenely helpful, and very much appreciated.
Agreed, so far the presentation has been excellent!
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
That is actually what I was worried about. Being overwhelmed. It seemed like a lot of work, but you've already changed that opinion!
Well, I'll admit, the initial setup (getting the files in place on the server, installing the software) takes a bit of patience and effort, but we're here to help with that part, too.
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
Once you're on the Catalog tab, look on the left side of the page, a little ways down to where it says “Categories.”

B2. Click where it says “Add a new subcategory” as shown in this screenshot:
addcategory

Now, you might be thinking, “Wait! I want to add a category, not a subcategory!” And don't worry, you will be adding a category. Notice that the page says “Current category: Home.” In the store software, the top-level category is called “Home.” You can make other levels of categories below “Home,” but the store software considers anything below “Home” to be a subcategory. Rest assured that the categories we create in this tutorial will be “Categories” on your storefront, like “Vibrators” or “Masturbators” or “Awesome toys under $20.”

Any questions before we move on?
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Gary
Agreed, so far the presentation has been excellent!
Thanks, Gary!
02/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
Well, I'll admit, the initial setup (getting the files in place on the server, installing the software) takes a bit of patience and effort, but we're here to help with that part, too.
I'll second that - especially if ya have never done it before!
But I still have all my hair so it's all good...lol.
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Shellz31
I'll second that - especially if ya have never done it before!
But I still have all my hair so it's all good...lol.
I'm glad a few strands are still hanging on Setting up a website can be a challenge as a new experience, but I have been really impressed by the people in this community who are up to the challenge!

I really thought I'd get more requests for stores attached to blogs (store . myblog . com, etc.) but there have been a TON of stand-alone stores. Really awesome!
02/01/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
Well, I'll admit, the initial setup (getting the files in place on the server, installing the software) takes a bit of patience and effort, but we're here to help with that part, too.
Awesome I've got a lot of patience.
02/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Little worried there - forgot how to get to my admin part.
Gees .... I'm so not up with this website stuff but I found it!
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
B3. Okay, now we've just clicked “Add a new subcategory” which brings up the Category page. We're now on the page where we will name our category and add a description if we want. Here's how the page looks:
example category

All that's required to create a category is a name. The rest of the stuff is optional, but can be useful for your store's visitors. For instance, you might want to have a general description of the products in the category or say how they're designed to be used. You can also upload a custom image for your categories, using the “Image” field on this page.

You can come back and change the description, image, and other properties later.
02/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Rockin'
I'm glad a few strands are still hanging on Setting up a website can be a challenge as a new experience, but I have been really impressed by the people in this community who are up to the challenge!

I really thought I'd get more ...
I think it's just easier to have a standalone store that you can also advertise on the blog, and be able to have a nice little name for people to remember rather than store.myblog.com.
02/01/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I really like the making our own categories thing.
02/01/2011
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
I'm glad a few strands are still hanging on Setting up a website can be a challenge as a new experience, but I have been really impressed by the people in this community who are up to the challenge!

I really thought I'd get more ...
Challenges can be very rewarding! My guess is that some people might be a little intimidated by the idea.
02/01/2011
BexvanKoot BexvanKoot
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Originally posted by Rockin'
It's time for the first section, Section A, of the workshop:
Adding Products to your store from EdenFantasys

In this section, we will go through the steps of adding products to your store. In order to add products to your store, you ...
This is interesting - I do have a personal store, but I don't have this option in my drop down menu....
02/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
I'm glad a few strands are still hanging on Setting up a website can be a challenge as a new experience, but I have been really impressed by the people in this community who are up to the challenge!

I really thought I'd get more ...
I'm actually going to start up a new blog and attach it as a subdomain onto the store - later once I get the store done.
I can do it that way, can't I?
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Shellz31
I'm actually going to start up a new blog and attach it as a subdomain onto the store - later once I get the store done.
I can do it that way, can't I?
I don't see why not. It'd be neat to see a blog attached to a store, I think it could work really well.
02/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Rockin'
B3. Okay, now we've just clicked “Add a new subcategory” which brings up the Category page. We're now on the page where we will name our category and add a description if we want. Here's how the page looks:


All that's ...
Ummm, can we change the catagory order later or should we do them in the order we want them to appear on the site????
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I think it's just easier to have a standalone store that you can also advertise on the blog, and be able to have a nice little name for people to remember rather than store.myblog.com.
That's true! Good point.
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by BexvanKoot
This is interesting - I do have a personal store, but I don't have this option in my drop down menu....
Ah, this is something I need to address. I'm sorry for the confusion.

Eden Personal Stores are stores that are hosted somewhere else other than EdenFantasys.

Community Stores used to be called Personal Stores (and it still says "Personal Store" on the site, unfortunately) and are hosted on EdenFantasys. The process of adding products to Community Stores is different from the one explained here.
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Shellz31
Ummm, can we change the catagory order later or should we do them in the order we want them to appear on the site????
You can change the category order later! Yes It's a very nice feature of the store. I'll post how to do that in just a second. Thanks for asking!
02/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
You can change the category order later! Yes It's a very nice feature of the store. I'll post how to do that in just a second. Thanks for asking!
Awesome.
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
How to Rearrange Categories / Change Category Order
After you create categories, you can always rearrange them. Here's how:

-Log into your Back Office / store admin
-Click on the Modules tab
-Scroll down to the module "Sort Categories" and click on >>Configure (if you don't see "Configure" but there is a button that says "Install," click that first, then >>Configure should show up)
-In the Sort Categories module, you can drag and drop categories into the order you wish to display them.

You can sort subcategories in the same module.
02/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
Ok, onto the next step:

B4. Once you've named the category, and maybe added a short description, you'll want to save your work. Scroll down to the bottom of the Category page and click “Save and back to parent category.” That will take you back to the parent category page, which in this case is just “Home” or the general Catalog tab.

Here's a screenshot to help:
save
02/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Ooh, thundersnow!

Sorry to stray from the topic, I just thought it was cool, lol
02/01/2011
Clitical Jenne Clitical Jenne
Sorry I'm late guys! So much snow here and kids to pick up... But I'm here now.
02/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
How to Rearrange Categories / Change Category OrderAfter you create categories, you can always rearrange them. Here's how:-Log into your Back Office / store admin-Click on the Modules tab-Scroll down to the module "Sort Categories" and ...
I have added Vibrators as a catagory but under the Sort Catagories - theres no configure - just install.
02/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Clitical Jenne
Sorry I'm late guys! So much snow here and kids to pick up... But I'm here now.
Glad you could make it!
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