Set up Catalog/Shop in EZG v4

To set up a Catalog/Shop page in EZGenerator 4, first of all you need MySQL to do this. Get credentials from your provider (or set up MySQL database in your server, if server is yours). EZGenerator cannot create the database automatically. The database is one of the parameters required in the MySQL settings inside EZGenerator, so make sure you have this set up before you activate the MySQL in your project.


To make a shop page:

  1. Go to EZGenerator program and open Project Settings -> MYSQL Settings;
  2. Fill the information required. Ask your provider or check your server settings for the credentials;
    • In most cases (when the site and the MySQL server are on the same working station, the host is "localhost";
    • Note: It's recommended to add project prefix for every project you have. This prefix should be unique (different for every project)!;
  3. Check the "Use MySQL for all live pages" checkbox. You won't be able to do this until all the other fields are filled;
  4. Now you have the Shop/Catalog pages non-grayed (and also included in the page types list) when you try to add one of them.
  5. Add the desired page and make all the layout changes you want (using the macros and custom code on the template pages);
  6. Add payment process partner (if needed). It's explained in this howto section (one of the other threads);
  7. Publish the site;
  8. In Online Administration go to your Shop/Catalog back office and manage the page. All the changes (adding/editing products, part of the Shop/Catalog pages settings, orders, categories) are managed via the Online Administration;

Note: What you cannot find in the Settings module of the Shop/Catalog inside Online Administration, you can find inside EZGenerator. When your Shop/Catalog is selected in the project tree, click on the Shop/Catalog Settings tab or the Page Settings tab to change the current settings.

 posted by atanas   General tags:  shop • catalog • setup • mysql   permalink
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