Configure

This section describes how to configure the Accelerators.

Accelerators can be configured through the configuration settings described below. (Detailed descriptions of specific functionality are described in functionality section.)

Navigation settings

Navigation settings are specified in "installningar/navigationsinstallningar" page.

Category based or filter based navigation

Choose between two types of navigation – category based or filter based. This is typically set once in the beginning of a project, since a change will affect the appearance of the whole site.

Show left navigation

Once navigation is set you can also configure when the left navigation should be visible. The purpose of hiding the left navigation is to give possibility to show marketing material such as banners or image carousels in full screen. This setting can be done in:

  • Category page (category level 1)
  • Brand page
  • Product set page
  • Regular page

For an overview of how the navigation settings work have a look at the wire frames for the latest accelerator.

 

Mega menu

You can fill the mega menu with different kinds of content showing product groups, brands or even filters. Start by creating a Menu link page and select the content you wish:

  • Point to a product group and automatically list all sub product groups
  • Make a selection of mixed content from Product catalog and Web publishing shown as columns choosing from:
  • Product groups
  • Brands
  • A filter for a specific product group
  • Ordinary sub pages

Settings are done in: Menu link pages

Two types of header

You can choose from two types of header – one row or two rows. This is typically set once in the beginning of a project. Two rows will simply allow more information in the header section, while one row gives a clean, modern look that allows the rest of the page to get more attention.

In this page you also set the additional top links and the logotype.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Header

Footer with sections

The footer has 4 default sections. You use the link list or the editor to set the content.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Footer

Sections – working with content

Working with the content of the accelerator is simple and flexible. You can use regular pages to quickly add marketing material. You can also choose to work with section pages to add and edit marketing material in a more powerful way. A section page is a part of the content in a page, thus one page’s content is made up from several section pages. The section pages are placed as subpages to the page, and are convenient since you can add page permissions, time publishing and easily sort the pages. The default startpage of the accelerator is entirely made up from sections, and it is easy to add sections when building inspirational landing pages to highlight and inspire customers. This gives a marketing team powerful tools to work with the customer experience.

Section pages shipped

There are some different section pages shipped which are ready to use. However, this concept can be extended to project specific needs. The shipped page types described below.

Banner sections

The banner section page type has an array of editors which can be used to add images and text. The editors are sortable so that you can order the banners or information blocks as you wish.

Product sections

In the the product section page you can add products by choosing from a product group, a product set, or simply pick some individual products from the assortment of the web site. You can set the number of products shown, between 2-4, and you can select a logic for which products to show by defining whether you want to show the most sold articles, the newest products or simply as they are sorted in the Product catalog. You can also define a ”Show all”-link that redirects to for example the product group from which you selected the products.

Mixed sections

This section is a mix of Banner section and Products section. It shows a row of some products, and a banner placed to the left or right of the products.

Brands sections

A brands section lets you easily show a row of the most important brand logotypes. Each logotype links to a brands page showing both information of the brand and the all products tagged with the brand.

Image carousels

Image carousels have a container page and the images shown in the carousel defined as sub pages. The image carousel can be sorted up and down among the other sections creating lively and inspirational pages.

Where to use sections?

Section pages can by default be used in the following pages:

  • Startpage
  • Product group page
  • Product set page
  • Brand page
  • Regular page

Filter settings

There are a number of settings you can do that affects how filters work in the site.

Filters per product group

You can administrate which filters should be shown for individual product groups. Start by defining the fields that should be used as filters in the field administration of the Product catalog. Second, edit product groups to define which fields should be visible as filters in the site when showing this group.

Filter order

You can set an order for how the filters will be shown. The setting is global and will affect all places where filters are shown.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Navigation settings

Filter in mega menu

When using mixed content in the mega menu, you can show a filter in one of the columns.

Settings are done in: Menu link pages

Products display

Buy button and quantity text box

You can choose to show or hide the buy button and the quantity text in product listings.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Website settings

Number of products

The number of products shown in product listing pages can be set globally and will affect all product listing pages.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Website settings

Showing and grouping product fields (product attributes)

Add a field to a field template of a product and it will automatically appear in the product page in the site. Also product fields can be grouped in the Control panel for the Product catalog. These groups appear automatically as tabs in the product display page. If a new field group is added, it will appear automatically as a new tab in the product information section.

Settings are done in: Control panel/Product catalog/Fields administration

Checkout

The same checkout page for many web istes

Usually, one checkout page is used per web site. If you want to use the same checkout page for many web sites, you can point out which checkout page to use.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Website settings

Labels and texts in checkout page

All labels and information texts are possible to edit for an administrator.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Checkout

Payment methods

Global settings in Control panel that affects all web sites or markets:

  • Name and description for each language
  • Image/Logotype
  • Cost per currency

For each checkout page (one per web site or market):

  • The set of payment methods shown
  • The order of the payment methods
  • Descriptive texts for the cost for each payment method

Delivery methods

Global settings in Control panel (affects all web sites or markets):

  • Name and description for each language
  • Image/Logotype
  • Cost per currency

For each checkout page (one per web site or market):

  • The set of payment methods shown
  • The order of the payment methods
  • Descriptive texts for the cost for each payment method

Order confirmation

All labels and texts in the order confirmation can be edited by the administrator.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Checkout/Order confirmation

Order confirmation email

All labels and texts in the order confirmation email can be edited by the administrator.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Checkout/Order confirmation email

Terms and conditions

The terms and conditions text in administrated in a separate page so that it can easily be linked to.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Terms and conditions

Welcome email to new customer

When a customer is buying for the first time in the B2C checkout, a welcome mail is sent including an auto generated password. The subject, text and email sender address are configurable.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Notification settings

Brands

In Accelerator 4 we have added a new page type called Brand where editors can work with logotype, inspirational photage, content and product listings.

The page has the same flexible content management as the new start page, making it easy to customize and update with content.

Working with each brand as a separate page is also good for SEO and every page can be linked to from the start page brands section.

There are two things that should be noticed when usin the brand page:

  1. The Brand page can only be a subpage to Brandlist page type or it will not work correctly
  2. The Brand page name has to have the exact same name as the brand in the product catalog or products will not be shown.

Error messages

As an administrator you can easily edit the error messages shown to the user if something goes wrong. This gives the merchant a greater way of controlling the communication towards their customers. There is one page to show if the requested URL is not found, and another to catch general unexpected errors.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Error/Page not found           

Settings are done in: Startpage/Error/General error 

My pages

In My pages, most content is forms. You administrate whether the fields are editable or mandatory in Control panel for the Relations module.

Favicon

Choose an icon and it will appear as favicon in the visitor’s browser’s tabs, favourites, history etc. Also it will appear as a web site icon in the page tree in Litium Studio

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Website settings

Scripts

You can easily add a script that apply on every page of the site or change the social script used for social sharing in the product page.

Settings are done in: Startpage/Settings/Website settings

 

Use secure connection (SSL/HTTPS)

Litium Studio has built-in support for automatic redirect to secure or non-secure connections for each page type. Simply choose the preferred setting by checking the box “Use secure connection for this page type” when editing the page type in the Control Panel. By default in the Accelerator, the checkout page, login page and My Pages are checked since we recommend using secure connections for pages that might include sensitive data. Using secure connection will mean that you need a certificate installed on your site. Read more about Secure connections and certificates.

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Image 8. You can now configure settings for each page type to use secure connections.

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