Product Groups

What is a product group?

A product group is a set of products that are related and presented together to display a unified feature. Choose from the following product groups.

Featured
Promote handpicked products from your catalogue. Any numbers of products are shown at any one time with the title ‘Featured Products’.

On Offer
Promote discounted products. The system will display any number of discounted products of your choice from the catalogue at any one time.

Just In
Promote new products. The system will randomly choose and display the most recently added products. Choose the number of products that are viewed at any one time. You can also choose the number of recently added products from which the Just In products are chosen.

Custom selection
Promote handpicked products from your catalogue. The system will allow you to show as many of these at any one time. This feature will not be titled.

How do I create a product group?

You can add a product group to a category, subcategory or page. Go to the location where you would like to add the product group. Click on Edit on the admin bar then scroll down to select the relevant location, for example, ‘Edit this catalogue’ or  ‘Edit this page’.

Featured
Promote handpicked products from your catalogue. Any numbers of products are shown at any one time with the title ‘Featured Products’.

  1. Go the to the column within the category, subcategory or page that you would like to add the product group to. To show the column click on the drop down menu below the column title and choose the option “Show this column’. This opens the text box.
  2. Click on the BOX PLUS symbol. This will open the ‘Add Product Group Widget’ page.
  3. Click on the circle to the left of the product group ‘Featured’. This product group will be shown as ‘Featured Products’.
  4. To the right of that you will see the title of the product group, which in this case is Featured Products. Underneath that you will see ‘Show’.  Enter the number of products you would like to be viewed at any one time within the ‘Featured products’ on the page.
  5. Click the ‘Update’ button to save the information you have entered. This will take you to the page you have added the Featured product group to.
  6. From here you can choose which products will be viewed in that product group. From the admin bar at the top of the page, click on ‘My Shop’ and then click on ‘Featured products’. This will open the ‘Organise featured products’ page.
  7. On the right hand side of the page you will see the ‘Products not selected’ box. This contains all the products in the catalogue. On the left hand side of the page you will see the ‘Selected products’ box. Any products you would like to appear in the Featured Products group must be placed in this box. You can do this by using the drag and drop feature.
  8. To drag the product, place your mouse over the product name. Click on the product name and keep your finger on the mouse. Keeping your finger on the mouse, place the product into the ‘Selected products’ box.  To release the product take your finger off the mouse.
  9. Repeat this for each product you would like to place in the ‘Selected products’ box.
  10. If you place more products into the ‘Selected products’ box (for example 4 products) than you allocated earlier in the ‘Show’ box (for example 3 products) the site will show 3 products in ‘Featured Products’ randomly from the 4 products. The products that appear will change each time the page is refreshed.

On Offer
Promote discounted products. The system will display any number of discounted products of your choice from the catalogue at any one time.

  1. Go the to the column you would like to add the product group to. To show the column click on the drop down menu below the column title and choose the option “Show this column’. This opens the text box.
  2. Click on the BOX PLUS symbol. This will open the ‘Add Product Group Widget’ page.
  3. Click on the circle to the left of the product group ‘On Offer’. This product group will be shown as ‘Special Offers’.
  4. To the right of that you will see the title of the product group, which in this case is Special Offers. Underneath that you will see ‘Show’.  Enter the number of products you would like to be viewed at any one time within the ‘Special Offers’ on the page.
  5. Click the ‘Update’ button to save the information you have entered. This will take you to the page you have added the Featured product group to.
  6. From here you can choose which products will be viewed in that product group. From the admin bar at the top of the page, click on ‘My Shop’ and then click on ‘On offer products’. This will open the ‘On offer products’ page.
  7. On the right hand side of the page you will see the ‘Products not selected’ box. This contains all the products in the catalogue. On the left hand side of the page you will see the ‘Selected products’ box. Any products you would like to appear in the Featured Products group must be placed in this box. You can do this by using the drag and drop feature.
  8. To drag the product, place your mouse over the product name. Click on the product name and keep your finger on the mouse. Keeping your finger on the mouse, place the product into the ‘Selected products’ box.  To release the product take your finger off the mouse.
  9. Repeat this for each product you would like to place in the ‘Selected products’ box.
  10. If you place more products into the ‘Selected products’ box (for example 4 products) than you allocated earlier in the ‘Show’ box (for example 3 products) the site will show 3 products in ‘Special Offers’ randomly from the 4 products. The products that appear will change each time the page is refreshed.

Just In
Promote new products. The system will randomly choose and display the most recently added products. Choose the number of products that are viewed at any one time. You can also choose the number of recently added products from which the Just In products are chosen.

  1. Go the to the column you would like to add the product group to. To show the column click on the drop down menu below the column title and choose the option “Show this column’. This opens the text box.
  2. Click on the BOX PLUS symbol. This will open the ‘Add Product Group Widget’ page.
  3. Click on the circle to the left of the product group ‘Just In. This product group will be shown as ‘Just In’.
  4. To the right of that you will see the title of the product group, which in this case is Just In. Underneath that you will see ‘Show (quantity) from the last (quantity) products’. Enter the number of products you would like to be viewed at any one time within ‘Show’. Then add the number of recently added products you would like this number to be chosen from into the box before ‘products’.
  5. Click the ‘Update’ button to save the information you have entered. This will take you to the page you have added the Just In product group to.

Custom selection
Promote handpicked products from your catalogue. The system will allow you to show as many of these at any one time. This feature will not be titled.

  1. Go the to the column you would like to add the product group to. To show the column click on the drop down menu below the column title and choose the option “Show this column’. This opens the text box.
  2. Click on the BOX PLUS symbol. This will open the ‘Add Product Group Widget’ page.
  3. Click on the circle to the left of the product group ‘Custom selection’. This product group will be shown without a title.
  4. To the right you will see a box titled ‘Available’. This box lists all the products within the catalogue. Click on a product name and scroll up and down until you find the product you would like to include in the custom selection. You can highlight multiple products
  5. Once you selected products you now need to move them to the ‘Selected’ box on the right. To do this click on the single arrow that points to the right hand side. You will now see your chosen products in the ‘Selected’ box.
  6. You can move all of the products from your catalogue at one time by clicking on the double arrow that points to the right hand side.
  7. If you move a product in error into the ‘Selected’ box you can move the product back by highlighting it then clicking the single arrow that points to the left hand side. You will now the product in the ‘Available’ box.
  8. Once you are happy with your selection click on the ‘OK’ button at the bottom left hand side of the ‘Add product group widget’ window.
  9. Click the ‘Update’ button to save the information you have entered. This will take you to the page you have added the Custom Selection product group to.

How do I edit a product group?

To edit a product group go the category, subcategory or page where product group is located and follow the specific instructions below for each different product group.

Featured Products can be identified within the category or page by it’s title FEATURED PRODUCTS .  The Featured products shows any number of products at any one time.

There are two ways to edit a Featured products group. The first is to choose which products appear. The second is to choose how many products appear.

To choose which products appear follow the instructions below.

  1. To edit Featured Products click on, which is positioned at the base of the group. This will open the ‘Organise featured products page’.
  2. On the right hand side of the page you will see the ‘Products not selected’ box. This contains all the products in the catalogue. On the left hand side of the page you will see the ‘Selected products’ box. Any products you would like to appear in the Featured Products group must be placed in this box. You can do this by using the drag and drop feature. Any products you wish to remove from the ‘Selected Products’ box can be removed by using the drag and drop feature.
  3. To drag the product, place your mouse over the product name. Click on the product name and keep your finger on the mouse. Keeping your finger on the mouse, place the product into the desired box.  To release the product take your finger off the mouse.
  4. Repeat this for each product you would like to place in the the relevant box.
  5. If you place more products into the ‘Selected products’ box (for example 4 products) than you allocated to be shown when setting up the product group (for example 3 products), the site will show 3 products randomly from the 4 products. The products that appear will change each time the page is refreshed.

 

To choose how many products appear follow the instructions below.

  1. Once you are at the category, subcategory or page where product group is located click on ‘Edit’ on the top of the navigation bar then scroll down to the the relevant ‘Edit this’, for example ‘Edit this category’ or ‘edit this page’.
  2. Go the column that contains the Featured product group. You will recognise the featured product, an example of how it will appear is PRODUCT_GROUP[featured,Featured Products,4]. In this case the number of products that currently appear within the Featured products is 4.
  3. To change the number of products that appear click your mouse over the number to highlight it then enter the new number of products that you would like to appear. Say the new number is to be 6 then once you have edited it, it should appear like this. PRODUCT_GROUP[featured,Featured Products,6]
  4. Once you are happy with the editing click on the ‘Update’ button at the base of the editing page.

 

On Offer products can be identified within the category or page by it’s title SPECIAL OFFERS . The Special Offer products shows any number of products at any one time.

There are two ways to edit an On Offer product group. The first is to choose which products appear. The second is to choose how many products appear.

To choose which products appear follow the instructions below.

  1. To edit products On Offer click on Edit, which is positioned at the base of the group. This will open the ‘Organise on offer products page’.
  2. On the right hand side of the page you will see the ‘Products not selected’ box. This contains all the products in the catalogue. On the left hand side of the page you will see the ‘Selected products’ box. Any products you would like to appear in the On Offer products group must be placed in this box. You can do this by using the drag and drop feature. Any products you wish to remove from the ‘Selected Products’ box can be removed by using the drag and drop feature.
  3. To drag the product, place your mouse over the product name. Click on the product name and keep your finger on the mouse. Keeping your finger on the mouse, place the product into the desired box.  To release the product take your finger off the mouse.
  4. Repeat this for each product you would like to place in the the relevant box.
  5. If you place more products into the ‘Selected products’ box (for example 4 products) than you allocated to be shown when setting up the product group (for example 3 products), the site will show 3 products randomly from the 4 products. The products that appear will change each time the page is refreshed.

 

To choose how many products appear follow the instructions below. 

  1. Once you are at the category, subcategory or page where product group is located click on ‘Edit’ on the top of the navigation bar then scroll down to the the relevant ‘Edit this’, for example ‘Edit this category’ or ‘edit this page’.
  2. Go the column that contains the Featured product group. You will recognise the On offer product, an example of how it will appear is PRODUCT_GROUP[on_offer,Special Offers,4]. In this case the number of products that currently appear within the On Offer products is 4.        
  3. To change the number of products that appear click your mouse over the number to highlight it then enter the new number of products that you would like to appear. Say the new number is to be 6 then once you have edited it, it should appear like this. PRODUCT_GROUP[on_offer,Special Offers,6]       
  4. Once you are happy with the editing click on the ‘Update’ button at the base of the editing page.     

 

Just In products can be identified within the category or page by it’s title JUST IN. The Just In products shows any number products at any one time, which are chosen from the last products added to the catalogue.

There are two ways to edit a Just In product group. The first is to choose how many products appear. The second is to choose how many products from the last ones added that these chosen products are selected from.

 

To choose how many products appear follow the instructions below.

  1. Once you are at the category, subcategory or page where product group is located click on ‘Edit’ on the top of the navigation bar then scroll down to the the relevant ‘Edit this’, for example ‘Edit this category’ or ‘edit this page’.
  2. Go the column that contains the Just In product group. You will recognise the Just In product group, an example of how it will appear is PRODUCT_GROUP[just_in,Just In,4,8]. In this case the number of products that currently appear within the Just In products is 4 products from the last 8 added.
  3. To change the number of products that appear click your mouse over the first number to highlight it then enter the new number of products that you would like to appear. Say the new number is to be 6 then once you have edited it, it should appear like this. PRODUCT_GROUP[just_in,Just In,6,8].
  4. Once you are happy with the editing click on the ‘Update’ button at the base of the editing page.

 

To choose how many products from the last ones added these chosen products are selected from follow the instructions below.

  1. Once you are at the category, subcategory or page where product group is located click on ‘Edit’ on the top of the navigation bar then scroll down to the the relevant ‘Edit this’, for example ‘Edit this category’ or ‘edit this page’.
  2. Go the column that contains the Featured product group. You will recognise the Just In product, an example of how it will appear is PRODUCT_GROUP[just_in,Just In,4,8]. In this case the number of products that currently appear within the Just In products is 4 from the last 8 products added.
  3. To change the number of products that The Just In products are chosen from click your mouse over the second number to highlight it then enter the new number of products that you would like to choose from. Say the new number is to be 6 then once you have edited it, it should appear like this. PRODUCT_GROUP[just_in,Just In,4,6].
  4. Once you are happy with the editing click on the ‘Update’ button at the base of the editing page.

 

Custom Selection products can be identified within the category or page by it’s lack of title. The Custom Selection products shows any number products at any one time. These products are handpicked or custom selected.

There are two ways to edit a Custom Selection product group. The first is to hand pick specific products from throughout the catalogue. The second is to choose all products in the catalogue. It is most likely that this feature will be used to hand pick products.
 

To hand pick specific products from throughout the catalogue follow the instructions below.

  1. Once you are at the category, subcategory or page where product group is located click on ‘Edit’ on the top of the navigation bar then scroll down to the the relevant ‘Edit this’, for example ‘Edit this category’ or ‘edit this page’. 
  2. Go the column that contains the Custom Selection product group. You will recognise the Custom Selection product, an example of how it will appear is PRODUCT_GROUP[products,163,165,121,174]. In this case the number of products that currently appear within the Custom Selection is 4. The individual numbers relate to the individual products.
  3. To change the products within the Custom Selection products are chosen from click your mouse over the entire product group to highlight it then press delete. Click on the BOX PLUS symbol to open the ‘Add product group’ box. Click on the small ‘Custom selection’ circle. Click on the product within the ‘Available’ box that you would like to add to the Custom Selection product group. Click on the single arrow that points to the right. This will place the product in the ‘Selected’ box. Repeat this for each product you want to include. Once you have completed the selection click on the ‘Add group’ button to add the new Custom Selection product group to the column. It should appear like with different numbers, for example, PRODUCT_GROUP[products,161,163,164,121]. 
  4. Once you are happy with the editing click on the ‘Update’ button at the base of the editing page.

How do I delete a product group?

  1. To delete a product group go the to the column within the category, subcategory or page that you would like to delete the product group from.
  2. To identify the correct product group first make sure you are in the correct column. Each product group can be identified by looking for the product group name within the text. See examples below.
  3. Drag your mouse over the product group to highlight it then press delete on your keyboard.
  4. Click the ‘Update’ button to save the information you have entered. This will take you to the page you have added the Featured product group to.

 

A Featured Product Group example is PRODUCT_GROUP[featured,Featured Products,3]
A Special offers product group example is PRODUCT_GROUP[on_offer,Special Offers,4]
A Just In product group example is PRODUCT_GROUP[just_in,Just In,4,8]
A Custom Selection product group is PRODUCT_GROUP[products,163,165,121,174]