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Completed product catalog tutorail

Thread began 6/22/2014 5:47 pm by Webbie | Last modified 6/23/2014 5:05 pm by Jason Byrnes | 783 views | 5 replies |

Webbie

Completed product catalog tutorail

I started the tutorial in the site i am building and experimenting on to learn this software and completed the user admin, product pages and order form and want to continue.

The problem i am having is i am not sure how to edit the product pages images and other database related items?
I used the eCommerce database from WA, do i need to do anything with that or can i start dumping in pictures to data assist somewhere to get these product images, prices, descriptions etc.... all customized to go with my sites product gallery?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You can use the admin pages that where created to start adding data to your database for the product information.

Using the eCommerce Database, there are columns for product images, when running the wizard, you can select those columns to use file upload wich will allow you to upload an image when adding the product information.

to add the data bridge pages to pages you have already created, use Framework builder plugins:
http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/Getting-Started-with-Framework-Builder

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Webbie

Ok how do i get into the admin pages? Do i do that through the web browser like at the address of the admin page? Do it through dreamweaver? Or is there a wizard i run to start adding in the admin pages, sorry very new stuff for me.

Which wizard do i run to select the columns for file uploading? Are you referring to when i originally start the data assist pages wizard, or is there another wizard that i can update all the images and data after the data assist pages wizard completes all my pages?

I will look into framework builder, that sounds great

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You browse the admin pages using your web browser. part of the catalog tutorial is to create the Admin pages for insert / Update/ delete and the other part of the tutorial is to create the public pages to browse the catalog.


When running the data assist create pages wizard to create the admin pages, on the manage pages, you can go into the field settings panel to set the field types. In that panel, you can select to add file upload to certain fields when creating the admin pages.

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Webbie

two questions

I have two questions on this topic,

The first is how do i get my product_results page to look like a product catalog with pictures versus the one i will attach a picture of? Also i used the start from blank option in the wizard which i can just redo as the product catalog but want to see if there is a way to adjust this after creating it before i restart it.

The second is, which product pages get created during the wizard, just the ones under the admin folder in my ftp or are there copies that i should link the public too?
I am wondering because even though i checked the option to take away the delete button, the option to permanently delete is still there under the admin folder pages. Do these pages get pumped out somewhere else as well that i should link to for public viewing or do i have to start over?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In the Data Assist create pages wizard, on the manage pages tab, you can edit the results page layout to use the public layout instead of the admin layout.

to create admin pages and public pages, you need to run the wizard twice. If you go through this tutorial, it gives the steps for creating the admin pages in he first section and the public pages in the second section:
http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/Create-a-product-catalog-II-eCommerce-Series

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