Help Version: 2.12
Last Update: 04/03/03

Creating Product Pages:

The Catalog Wizard now has the ability to create product pages based on the "product_page_templage.html", which is located in the "C:\QuikStore\Catalog Wizard\program\setup" folder by default. To use this feature, select "Create/Update HTML Pages" from the "Files" menu.

The first list, "Database Products", contains all of the products in the database. This list will be sorted by the "Database Sort Field" setting on the "Program Options" screen under the "View" menu of the main screen.

The second list, "Page(s) Products", is the list that the wizard uses when creating pages. It will only add a product to the page(s) if that product is in the list. Note that the order that the products are displayed in the list are not necessarily the order that they will be written to the pages. The products are written to the page(s) in the order that they appear in the "Database Products" list.

Modifying the "Page(s) Products" list

The up arrow key is used to clear the "Page(s) Products" list. It will remove all of the items in the list.

The right arrow key is used to add the selected item in the "Database Products" list to the "Page(s) Products" list.

The left arrow key is used to remove the selected item in the "Page(s) Products" list from the list.

The down arrow key is used to add all of the products in the "Database Products" list to the "Page(s) Products" list.

New Pages

Page Prefix - This is the prefix that will be used in the product page names. Example: product1.html

Page Suffix - This is the suffix that will be used in the product page names. Example: product1.html

Products Per Page - This is the number of products that will be displayed on each product page. If there are more products than the number per page, the wizard will automatically create another product page.

Create Pages - This will create the product pages based on the items in the "Page(s) Products" list. NOTE: When you click this button, any old pages that were created will be deleted before the new pages are created.

As it creates the pages, the wizard will make a list of the products on each page so that you will be able to update individual pages.

Previous Pages

Previous Pages - This drop-down box contains a list of the names of the pages that have been created or updated.

Add Products To List - Clicking this button will add the products that were put on this page, by the wizard, to the "Page(s) Products" list. Once the items for the page are in the list, you can modify the list to add or delete the products that will be displayed on the selected page, in the "Previous Pages" box.

Create Page - This allows you to modify which items are displayed on a particular page after the pages have been created. By clicking this button you can update the selected page, in the "Previous Pages" box. The page will be modified to contain only the products that are in the "Page(s) Products" list. NOTE: The "Products Per Page" setting, under the "New Pages" tab, does not apply when creating previous pages; everything that is in the "Page(s) Products" list will be added to the page.

Delete Page - This allows you to delete previously created pages on an individual basis. By clicking this button the selected page, in the "Previous Pages" box, will be permanently deleted.

Quantity Box Style

Input Type - This is the type of input box that the quantity will be displayed in.

Default Value - This is the value that will be passed in when a form is posted, such as when you add to the cart. Example:If you select "Order Button Only" as the "Input Type", the "Default Value" will determine the hidden quantity that gets added to the cart when the user clicks the "Add To Cart" button.

Drop Down Values - These are the start and end values that will be displayed in the drop-down select box if the "Input Type" is "Drop Down".

Button Caption

Add To Cart Button Text - This is the caption that will be displayed in the "Add To Cart" button.

Previous/Next Links

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Quikstore, you will find a template named product_page_template_new.html inside the Catalog Wizard\program\setup directory. This file includes links for previous and next which will be inserted automatically when creating new pages.


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