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A Look inside the Catalog
The key to building your shop is adding products to its catalog, and while PrestaBox PrestaShop makes it easy to streamline that process as much as possible, you might still need a hand in getting the hang of it all. Indeed, there are many fields to fill in with a lot of data, and many forms to validate.
Throughout the product set up, we are going to tackle how to use several key tabs.
The Tracking tab indicates the sections of your store to which you must pay the most attention in order to manage your store.
Four sections are shown:
By entering information about the manufacturers, your site's visitors can have rapid access to all of this manufacturer's products. This makes navigating around your site easier for them. In terms of visibility, filling out these fields will improve your position in search engines.
Click on "Add new", and a creation form will appear.
Let's now fill out all of the fields:
- Name. Indicate the name of the manufacturer in order to simplify your visitor's searches.
- Short description. The description that will appear on the search engines when you make a request. Limited to a 100 characters.
- Description. Add a more complex description of your manufacturer and their activity and products.
You can detail their specialties and promote the quality of their products. The manufacturer's description will be shown in your store among the others.
- The SEO fields (Title, Meta description, and Meta Keywords): provide the same functionality as they do in the categories.
You will find a description of the reference fields for product category management, in the "Create a Category / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Fields" section of this guide.
Set up in a similar way, albeit shorter, as the "Manufacturer" form, configuring "Suppliers" is optional if you already have manufacturers. It all depends on your needs, since your product supplier might not be the same as the product manufacturer.
Attributes & Groups
Click on the "Image Mapping" tab and you will arrive at a new page.
This page shows a list of pre-configured image maps. To create a new one, click on the "Add New" button. You will arrive at the creation screen.
- Enter a name for the image map in the "Name" field.
- Next, select the image that you want to represent the image map. Click on "Upload Image" to save it. The page will then reload, with the photo that you uploaded.
Your selection will be clear and illuminated while the rest of the image will darken. Take good care to align the frame of your image with the zone onto which your customer can click.
Once this is done:
Now you must assign your Image Map to a category. This is done by checking the boxes on the "Categories" table.
Once all of the modifications have been done, click on "Save Image Map(s)" in order to save all of your settings.
Done! Your image map is now available on your store, in the selected categories.
The clickable zones are visible thanks to the "+" icon. Hovering over the image with your mouse cursor, you can see a little window that presents the image's name, default image, short description, and price.
This tab was explained step by step in the "Managing Your Catalog" chapter of this user-guide, in the "Managing Attachments" section.
The PrestaBox PrestaShop Tags feature enables you to associate your products with keywords. Your customers can use the keywords to easily and quickly find the products they are looking for.
You will arrive at the list of all the tags used in your store in all languages.
Click on "Add New", and a creation page appears.
This interface allows you to add tags to one or many of your products.
If your visitors search for the term "Accessories," they will find the "Belkin Leather Folio for iPod Nano" and the "Shure SE210 Sound-Isolating Earphones."
In more general terms, when your customers search by using terms that differ from the product itself, the results they will receive depend on the tags that you have associated with the products.