Litium 4.8 - Install and configure the Litium Loop 54 Connector add-on

  1. Download the add-on package.
  2. Copy the contents of the Src\Templates folder in the installation package to your wwwroot\Site\Cms\Templates folder.
  3. Add the Src\Litium.Studio.AddOns.Loop54\Litium.Studio.AddOns.Loop54.csproj and Src\Litium.Studio.AddOns.Loop54.ContentProviders\Litium.Studio.AddOns.Loop54.ContentProviders.csproj projects to the your solution. Correct the references of the add-on projects so that they refer to dlls in the bin folder of your website. Refer the add-on projects from your website.
  4. Update your web.config file as follows.
    Under app settings add following:

    <add key="Loop54ApiKey" value="A key you decide and communicate to Loop54"/>

    <add key="Loop54ScriptTimeout" value="1800"/>

  5. Compile your solution.
  6. Login to back office and create a Loop54Settings page under your Settings pages.
    Edit the page as follows and publish it.

    Loop54Settings.png
  7. Rebuild the product catalog indices in back office. After that Loop54 can get data from your feed and construct its own indices.

Notes for Loop54 settings

Use V25 url if your search engine at Loop54 has a version is 2.5 or older. Contact Loop54 to check your search engine version.

To use the Litium Studios search engine instead of Loop54 in a website do not create the settings page or leave the "Address of the proxy of Loop 54" field emtpy.

Loop54 is not supporting dynamic filtering (faceting). You have to communicate to Loop54 which fields you are going to use as filter (faceting) fields in your solution.

Loop54 is not supporting different price intervals, only max and min prices and it is not working as a real faceting. If there are no products in the given interval all other faceting returns null. Price filter implemented as different price intervals at the standard b2c accelerator. You have to change this implementation to a slider or something similar if you want to use price faceting with Loop 54.

Loop54 is not supporting different time intervals, only one interval is used and it is not working as a real faceting. If there are no products in the given interval all other faceting returns null.