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

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

Rockin' Rockin'
Now it's time for the last section, Section C, of the Workshop!

Using the Home Text Editor module

We're going to learn about the Home Text Editor module, which sounds boring, but is actually quite a powerful module. The Home Text Editor module controls the homepage headers, homepage banner, and homepage introduction.

C1. Let's open up this module and see what's there. First, click on the Modules tab:

modules
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Shellz31 Shellz31
Ahhhh thanks.
Yeah, I don't have any inspiration with fiddling with them. Was just curious as what the purpose was.
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Rockin' Rockin'
C2. On the page of Modules, scroll down until you see the Home Text Editor module, and click on >>Configure:

HTE
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Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Rockin'
Now it's time for the last section, Section C, of the Workshop!

Using the Home Text Editor module

We're going to learn about the Home Text Editor module, which sounds boring, but is actually quite a powerful module. The Home ...
Mine doesn't have that PrestaShop piccie under Modules
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Shellz31 Shellz31
No worries - just panicing but Im with ya.
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Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Shellz31
Mine doesn't have that PrestaShop piccie under Modules
Oh, that screenshot is just of the Back Office homepage, not of the Modules page. It's fine. As long as you click on the Modules tab, you're in the right place.
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Rockin' Rockin'
C3. Clicking >>Configure brings up the Home Text Editor page. You can customize the homepage here. When you are finished customizing these elements, click on the Update the editor button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

HTEpage

There's a lot on this page. Here's a breakdown of the different elements:

Descriptions of Elements
Main title: The main title appears under the Homepage logo / banner. Your store’s name might go here if it’s not displayed in the banner.

Subheading: The subheading appears under the main title. The subheading could be a tagline for your store, or an encouraging statement for your visitors.

Introductory text: The introductory text displays below the subheading, and is a good place to introduce your store and give your visitors a reason to look around and shop. The WYSIWYG editor has many options for text customization, and there are buttons within it that let you access the HTML and CSS editors for this section.

Homepage logo/banner: This logo, or banner, displays near the center of your store’s homepage.

Homepage logo link: If you enter a link address here, your blog’s header will link to that page when clicked.

Homepage logo subheading: The logo subheading appears directly below your Homepage Logo if your logo/banner is about as wide as your main content’s column. If it’s narrower, the subheading text will display to the right side of the banner.


Any questions?
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Penguin Penguin
Wow all this looks so cool and very professional!
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Rockin' Rockin'
C4. To help illustrate the elements, the following screenshot displays the elements in use. The example text for each element is the element’s name. For example, the main title of the demo store is “Main title,” etc.

example
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Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Rockin'
C3. Clicking >>Configure brings up the Home Text Editor page. You can customize the homepage here. When you are finished customizing these elements, click on the Update the editor button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes. ...
We can go back and modify this later can't we cause I'm not sure what logo pic I want yet.
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Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Penguin
Wow all this looks so cool and very professional!
It's pretty awesome. There's a bit of a learning curve, but the final product is totally worth it.
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Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Shellz31
We can go back and modify this later can't we cause I'm not sure what logo pic I want yet.
Oh yes, you can modify any/all of the Home Text Editor settings at any time. It'd suck to be stuck with the same banner forever!
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Clitical Jenne Clitical Jenne
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Originally posted by Penguin
Wow all this looks so cool and very professional!
Ditto What Kris said...
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Rockin' Rockin'
C5. Again, when you are finished customizing these elements, click on the Update the editor button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes. And that's it! We're finished with this section.

Any other questions?
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Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Rockin'
C5. Again, when you are finished customizing these elements, click on the Update the editor button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes. And that's it! We're finished with this section.

Any other questions?
This is cool - things are starting to fall into place -
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Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Shellz31
This is cool - things are starting to fall into place -
Good! That's what we want
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Clitical Jenne Clitical Jenne
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Originally posted by Shellz31
This is cool - things are starting to fall into place -
I found the more I played the easier it became to understand the software and the way it worked. Try and remember that there is pretty much nothing you can mess up that can't be fixed!
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Rockin' Rockin'
I think the next thing I'll cover, if there aren't objections or other suggestions from the attendees, is how to move modules around in the store. Sound good?
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Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Rockin'
I think the next thing I'll cover, if there aren't objections or other suggestions from the attendees, is how to move modules around in the store. Sound good?
Sounds good to me!
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Shellz31 Shellz31
Ohhh,

I have two catagory sections under 'Catagories'.
The top one has my ones I added and the down the page it has a catorgy sections that has iPod stuff - I just delete them right?

But why does it seem to have two catagory areas to add to?
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Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Clitical Jenne
I found the more I played the easier it became to understand the software and the way it worked. Try and remember that there is pretty much nothing you can mess up that can't be fixed!
That's certainly a relief...hehehe.
Yeah, once ya get a feel for it then it's enjoyable.
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Gary Gary
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Originally posted by Clitical Jenne
I found the more I played the easier it became to understand the software and the way it worked. Try and remember that there is pretty much nothing you can mess up that can't be fixed!
Yes and yes! Very well put!
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Rockin' Rockin'
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Originally posted by Shellz31
Ohhh,

I have two catagory sections under 'Catagories'.
The top one has my ones I added and the down the page it has a catorgy sections that has iPod stuff - I just delete them right?

But why does it seem to have two catagory areas to add to?
Just delete the pre-installed categories about the iPod stuff.

I'm not sure what "But why does it seem to have two catagory areas to add to?" means. I'm looking at my store admin and trying to see what you're seeing
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Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Rockin'
Just delete the pre-installed categories about the iPod stuff.

I'm not sure what "But why does it seem to have two catagory areas to add to?" means. I'm looking at my store admin and trying to see what you're seeing
It has two areas in my 'Catagory' section. The part where I add my catagories and then there is another section below that, that looks very much the same - unless it's used later for something else.


Ahhh - it's headed - Products in this catagory
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Rockin' Rockin'
First, a little bit about how the store modules work, and how they are displayed in the store admin.

When you click the Modules tab, all of the modules are listed in a long list, grouped by similar types of modules. On this page, you can adjust the settings for modules, like how we configured the Home Text Editor in Section C of this workshop.

When you're on the Modules tab page, you can click "Positions" which is a link near the top of the page, toward the left, under the tab bar. The Positions page displays modules, too, but it groups them by location, i.e. where they are located in the store.
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Clitical Jenne Clitical Jenne
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
It has two areas in my 'Catagory' section. The part where I add my catagories and then there is another section below that, that looks very much the same - unless it's used later for something else.


Ahhh - it's headed - Products in this catagory
Ahhh - it's headed - Products in this catagory

That's where your products will show up once you start adding them to your store.
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Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
It has two areas in my 'Catagory' section. The part where I add my catagories and then there is another section below that, that looks very much the same - unless it's used later for something else.


Ahhh - it's headed - Products in this catagory
Ah yes, the Products in this category section is where your products appear when you add them from EdenFantasys. They also appear in their respective categories once you categorize them.
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Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Clitical Jenne
Ahhh - it's headed - Products in this catagory

That's where your products will show up once you start adding them to your store.
Ahhhhh, cheers.
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Rockin' Rockin'
Managing Modules / Positions

On the positions page, you can move modules around using the feature called "Transplant a module." It's a link near the top of the Positions page.

On this page (Transplant a Module) there are two drop down menus. The top one is for selecting a module. The second one is for selecting where you want to place the module. The store software calls this "hooking a module" into a section of the store.
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Shellz31 Shellz31
Might be getting a little ahead of myself here, but under my catagories on my actual website, there is a small box that says Brands.
How do I add brands in there from my admin area?
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