Content management system (CMS) quick overview

All of our online stores has unified content management system (CMS). After logon, click Welcome, {user}! button, as displayed at pic.1. You'll enter to your profile. At page User websites click My web shops button and come in to CMS. Select necessary website or create new one template as described in the tutorial.

All necessary actions for webshop management are listed in CMS main control panel:

  • Manage website entities.
    You can edit or add (if you are privileged user) website menus, categories, products. Also you can manage comments and checking customers orders.
  • Manage website pages.
    You can edit or add (if you are privileged user) website pages, change default content and design, if you know the basic web-programming skills.
  • Manage website settings.
    You can set many options of your website. For example: quantity of products, which will displayed per page (pagination quantity), sender email for notices your customers, footer title etc.
  • Manage website image files.
    You can upload image files for your products in zip-archive (will be unzipped automatically), view and delete these files.

Website entities

All entities has uniform view for edit. We'll describe typical actions for Products example. Choose Products/Manage products menu item on CMS control panel (as shown at pic.2). You can see a list of all your webshop products. Enter part of product name in Search form, and you'll filter your products list by this context. For clearing filter, click appeared Clear search condition link. You can edit product information, if you click Edit link, or product name link. Also, you can Delete products, but only when not exists orders, contains deleted product.

Users can to add products and categories via uploading user files. You can learn more about uploading categories and products here. In addition, users can to add entities (categories, products, menu items) via Add new ... menu item. Almost all fields in edit form (pic.3) repeat fields in user files for upload. Also you can change product category if need, change cost, measure item and any field, uploaded earlier. Similarly arranged menu and categories management.

You can set one of three modes on your each product for customers comments:

  • Deny comments
  • Allow comments
  • Comments premoderation
When you set Allow comments, customers comments are displayed on product page immediately. When you set Comments premoderation, customers comments are displayed on product page only after moderation via menu item Comments/Manage comments. You can delete old or bad comments. Trial users has limit to 10 comments per product. Products of privileged users has limit 50 comments per product.

In the same menu group you can tracking orders, which sent to your webshop. Choose Orders/Manage orders and you'll current orders state (pic.4). Click by header and you'll see selected order stuff. All orders shown at different pages, divided by statuses:

  • New orders. All untreated orders has this status. Each new order will be displayed at this page.
  • Progress orders. When operator taken new order, he change status to Progress. At this time special notice to customer is sent by email.
  • Executed orders. When all works by order was finished, status can be changed to this status. It is information and allows to check your sells.

You can filter orders by client name and also view order details. All used orders are deleted every half a year, but users can export these orders to CSV file before.

Website pages

You can change content of typical website pages, which will be created automatically, or add new pages (if you are privileged user). Pages management is carried similarly categories and products. Choose Pages/Manage pages at CMS main control panel and click necessary page for edit. You'll see a form (pic.5). Here you control page visibility (Is shown), content (HTML template for main area), adherence to website sitemap (for search engine indexing) etc. All pages, marked as Is sitemap (value in this field must be = 1), will included in sitemap.txt file. This file is used by search engines for indexing your pages. You can refresh your sitemap file by click Refresh sitemap button (pic.6) at main page of CMS after significant changes of your pages, categories or products.

Trial users has restricted access for pages edit, and minimum required but sufficient abilities for website SEO (search engine optimization), already tuned to use by default. Only About and Contacts pages available for edit for trial users, although for most typical online stores this is enough. Privileged users are able to more flexible customization of own websites via edit and add pages.

Website settings

At Website settings/Manage settings menu item of CMS main control panel you can see all user settings for your website (pic.7).

Most of them already set by default or changed during fast website creation in 3 steps.

  • Table rows per page. Define how many rows of products, or categories will be shown on one page in table view mode.
  • Image items per page. Define how many cards of products or categories will be shown on one page in card view mode. This mode is on by default.
  • Website title image. Absolute path to logo of your website.
  • Website currency abbrevation. Abbrevation for currency symbol, displayed front of cost in product page. (USD by default)
  • Sharing in social networks. Switch of sharing your products in Twitter and Google+. If value = 1, sharing buttons will be displayed on every product page.
  • Products table view. Switch of display mode for products and categories - cards or table.
  • Footer title. For example, for our website set The Partyphones Labs.
  • Footer subtitle. For example, for our website set All rights reserved © 2017-. Current year is trailing this string.
  • Sender regards Signature for sender email, for example Best regards, Our Company
  • Sender email. Email address for notice to your customers.
  • Google Analytics Id. Your website identifier in Google Analytics. Get id from Google and use most popular analytic SEO system for your website.
  • Notice about orders to email. Switch for notice to your email, when customer made order. If value = 1 then mode on. Else - off.
  • Online store favicon path. You can upload own icon to your store (favicon.ico) instead our, and/or change path to icon.
  • PayPal button identifier. If you want to sell with PayPal, set your button identifier here.

Website images

You can upload Image files (for your products and categories) as zip-archive at Website image files/Website image files menu item of CMS main control panel. All images store by path {Your_website_URL}/img, and you can see list of files, view and delete any files as shown at fast webshop creation (Step 3).

There are limitations to the use of disk space for upload and store image files. This limitations described in our offers and tariff plans. Remember that the quality (and size) of the images affects their quantity on the disc space.


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