Documentation Magento Theme Instructions – AccessShop Lite
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Please read this user guide carefully, it will help you eliminate most of potential problems with incorrect configuration of the theme and Magento.
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AccessShop Lite is a Magento theme with fully responsive. It is suitable for every type of store. It is a separate design package (not a sub-theme of Magento “default” theme) so you can easily create your own sub-themes.
To find out more about theme updates, new features and about our upcoming themes, you can visit our website: http://accessshopthemes.com/
Help & support
1. Theme support
Please read this user guide carefully, it will help you eliminate most of potential problems with incorrect configuration of the theme and Magento. If you don’t find the answer to your questions, contact us through contact-us page in our website. http://accessshopthemes.com/contact/
2. Magento support
Magento configuration, installation, maintenance, customization etc. is beyond the scope of our support. But since Magento is very popular platform you can find tons of useful tutorials and articles on the web.
Here are some resources for start:
Important things you need to know before you start using Magento
1. Disable Magento cache
When developing your store you should completely disable Magento cache.
Enable it after you finish configuring your store:
When developing your Magento store, you want to see the changes you have implemented. In order to be able to see changes immediately, you should completely disable the cache. You can enable it after you finish configuring your store.
If the cache is enabled, always refresh the cache after making any changes in Magento theme/extension configuration. To access the cache management screen, go to System > Cache Management.
Go to System > Cache Management. Click the following buttons to completely clear the store cache:
1.Flush Magento Cache
2.Flush Cache Storage
3.Flush Catalog Images Cache
Go to System > Cache Management. Click Select All link, select Disable in Actions field and click Submit button
After cache is disabled cache management screen might look like this:
When the store is configured, you can enable caching system again. Go to System > Cache Management. Click Select All link, select Enable in Actions field and click Submit button:
If the cache is enabled, after each configuration change, extension installation, upgrade or uninstallation always refresh the cache. To do this, go to System > Cache Management.
Click Select All link, select Refresh in Actions field and click Submit button:
2. Reindex Magento
After making changes to your store such as editing products, adding categories etc. you need to reindex the data:
Magento indexes most of its data in order to access it faster. If you make changes to your store such as editing products, adding categories, changing urls, etc. you will need to reindex the data so that the changes can show up on your frontend.
To access the index management screen, go to System > Index Management. To rebuild your indexes, select all, select Reindex Data and click Submit button.
Important: you need to reindex after making any changes in Magento catalog: categories, products, attributes etc.
To install the theme
- You need to have a magento store setup already.
- After you have a ready Magento store and want to apply the theme to your store, follow the instructions :
Installation for live Magento store
To install the theme you need to download the theme from magento connect and then enable the theme in the admin panel. But to avoid unexpected problems after installation, you should first prepare your Magento. Please strictly follow the steps described in this guide.
Prepare your Magento
1.It is recommended to install the theme on a test server before you install it on a live store.
2.Backup Magento files and the store database.
Important: creating backup before installation of any themes or extensions in Magento is extremely important, especially if you are working on a live store.
3.Disable compilation mode in System > Tools > Compilation.
4.Disable all cache systems which you have in your Magento.
4.b. full page cache and caching modules for Magento (such as Speedster)
4.c. any additional cache on your server, PHP cache engines, APC, etc.
Important: When developing your Magento store, in order to be able to see changes immediately, you should completely disable the cache. You can enable it after you finish configuring your store.
6.Remove all possible custom modifications of the Magento’s “base” theme. AccessShop (the same as any other Magento theme) relies on “base” theme, so any modifications of the “base” theme can change the default behavior of AccessShop and break some functionality. You should never edit “base” theme’s files. Custom modifications should be always made via custom sub-themes.
7.Log out from Magento admin panel.
Important: do not just close the browser window: you need to click the Log Out link to refresh the access control system.
Enable the theme.
8. Log in to the admin panel again. Please note that if you didn’t logout before uploading described earlier, you need to click the Log Out link now in order to refresh the access control, log in again.
Go to System > Configuration > Design section.
Important: Do not enable the theme in System > Design. It should only be enabled in System > Configuration > Design.
If you have more than one store view in your Magento (by default there’s only one) and you want to enable the theme for the entire site, make sure that you select Default Config under Current Configuration Scope in the top left corner of this section. Otherwise, set the scope according to your needs.
15. Flush Magento cache (Flush cache) and any other cache that you have in your Magento installation.
To start using the theme after installation you need to take a few quick steps to make sure all is configured properly. Also, not all of the features are enabled by default.
1. Enable the theme in a correct way
Enable the theme in a correct way which is described in the installation instructions above.
In Magento theme can be enabled for the entire store, but you can also set different themes for different parts of the store (even for selected categories, products or CMS pages). If you have already used some other theme in your store, you will need to remove all theme overrides from categories, products and CMS pages.
For more details:
How to enable the theme.
In Magento you can enable the theme on many levels. You can set one theme for the entire store, but you can also set different themes for different parts of the store (even for selected categories, products or CMS pages).
If you want all your store pages to look the same (to use the same theme), your theme should only be enabled in System > Configuration > Design (the same as it was described in the installation step above). You need to remove all theme overrides from categories, products and CMS pages.
There are many places where a theme can be enabled. If you have just installed a fresh copy of Magento, those places will be empty. Otherwise, please take a look at these sections of the admin panel:
• System > Design
AccessShop should not be enabled through this section, delete all existing entries related to AccessShop. By default this section looks like this:
These fields should be left empty, do not select any theme here:
◦Catalog > Manage Categories > [category] > Custom Design >
◦Catalog > Manage Products > > Design > Custom Design
◦CMS > Pages > [page] > Design > Custom Theme
Leave –Please Select– in these fields, like on the following screenshot:
Remember to flush the cache after you change design settings
Upload your store logo.
Upload your logo to skin/frontend/accessshop/default/images/ directory. By default Magento displays logo from the file named logo.gif. If you uploaded file with different name or different file format (e.g. .jpg or .png), go to System > Configuration > Design > Header section and in the Logo Image Src field specify a path to your logo image. The path is relative to skin/frontend/accessshop/default/ directory.
Configure your home page:
Home page layout
For every CMS page in Magento you can select page layout – the number of columns: one, two, or three columns. To change the layout of the home page, go to CMS > Pages, select the page, select one of the options in the Layout field and click Save Page button:
Home page content
To edit the content of the home page, go to CMS > Pages and open the active home page. Content can be found in the main field of the Content tab.
Home page slideshow
Configure the home page slideshow:
This is pulled from a static block with identifier(this should not be changed.). You can edit and change images from there.
Blocks are automatically imported by default you can just edit to make as your wish.
How To Configure Email and Phone-Number in Header Left Top?
Add Store Phone Number (Backend > System > Configuration > General > General > Store Information)
Add Store Owner Email (Backend > System > Configuration > General > Store Email Addresses > Store Information)
How To Configure Blog and Company in Header Middle Top?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks
block identifier = block_header_links_right_middle
Also create respective CMS Pages or blogs for the links.
How To Configure Logo?
How To Configure Menu Links?
>From Backend. (Categorys)
How To Configure Slider?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = home-carousel
How To Configure Featured Blocks Below Slider?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = home-block-below-slider
How To Configure Featured Products and Best-Seller Products Slider?
> Just add products and set their attributes (attributes are already defined upon installing the theme.) Is Featured? and Is Best Seller? Yes to include those products in slider.
How To Configure Middle promotional banners?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = home-middle-banners
How To Configure Lower Banners and texts currently responsive images?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = home-block-below-best-sellers
How To Configure Brands?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = home-block-brands
How To Configure links on top of footer?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = footer-top-block
How To Configure Footer different blocks?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = from left to right
3.Newsletter(need not be cahnged)
5.footer-social(top) and footer-cards(bottom)
How To Configure Block below Footer?
From Backend > CMS > Static Blocks block identifier = footer-company
How To Configure Copyright information?
From Backend > System > Configuration > General(tab) > Design > Footer > Copyright