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E-mail configuration

Enter your email settings into the ‘SMTP Server Settings’ section of the Host Settings site. Choose ‘SMTP Authentication’ = ‘Basic’ if you key in any values into the SMTP fields.

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Categories and Products

Creating and editing categories and products

There are two different category systems: Standard categories and Advanced Categories

The biggest advantage of the advanced category system is that you can create unlimited category levels and assign one product to an unlimited number of categories. With the [Link URL] property of the advanced categories you can define a home tab for each category. This can be used to separate categories on different portal pages (assign shops to different sites) with the use of category restrictions in the presentation layer modules and the child category level display of module CAT_MenuNF.

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Module Skinning

Change the module skin via: Module Action Box -> Edit Skin, Module CAT_StoreSettings: [Edit Container of the selected Skin] and [Edit Style Sheet of the selected Skin]

XML and ASCX/HTML skinning is available for all presentation layer modules. It is possible to redesign the complete module layout. All button images are located in the skin folder and will exported and imported together with all other skin files.

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Modify the start page of module CAT_ItemPaneNF

Module CAT_StoreSettings -> 'Forms designer / Home site content' -> 'Content of welcome message in module CAT_ItemPaneNF' -> Enter at least 30 chars to overwrite the default 'Welcome to our Store' message (you can enter spaces) -> click the 'Update selected Form (After that use the link [Update Store Settings] to save the changes into the database) ' link and then the 'Update Store Settings' link

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Custom Store Portal Creation / Integration

In some situations the CATALooK store template may not be sufficient for your situation. For example, you may not need all of the functionality afforded by the template. In this situation you will need to manually create the pages for your store and setup these pages with the proper CATALooK modules to realize the functionality you need. The following sections will guide you through such an installation.

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Modify the header and footer templates of all receipts

Module CAT_StoreSettings -> 'Forms designer / Home site content' -> select 'Forms Top Template(Invoice, Credit Note, Notifications etc.)' or 'Forms Bottom Template' -> click the 'Update selected Form (After that use the link [Update Store Settings] to save the changes into the database) ' link and the 'Update Store Settings' link.

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Creating a Store Portal or adding the Store Sites and Modules to an existing Portal Using the CATALooK.netStore DNN Portal Template

Please Note: If you own the full version, you can find several DNN3 skins and containers in the folders DNN3SkinPackages\ and DNN3Containers\ and the language switcher skin object in folder CATALooKSkinPackages\. Please follow the instructions in the readme.txt and install.txt files from these folders to install the packages. The skin and container installation at this point ensures that the portal template can select the right module containers.

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DNN4 Skin and Container Upload

The DNN4 containers are located in folder: DNN4Containers\

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Uploading the CATALook Private Assemblies

CATALooK.netStore consists of an integrated set of DNN private assemblies.

When you execute the CATALooK install procedure (msi file) you will be given the option to specify the install location otherwise the default location (C:\Program Files\ CATSTORE3xx_DNN3_PA) will be used. (Note: This will install nothing!)

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Setup all modules

Setup all module specific options via Edit Modules: Module Action Box (module menu) -> Select: ‘View Options’ etc. and use the module CAT_StoreSettings to provide the store and module base configuration settings: store base currency, payment types etc.

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Set up the data entry fields of the Bill-To-Address and Ship-To-Address page in the module CAT_Cart

Login with admin rights and proceed to checkout to select which fields of the Bill-To-Address and Ship-To-Address page are required and visible. Simply use the ‘Visible’ and ‘Required’ checkboxes for that. Missing values for the UserName and Password fields will be filled with random values. This supports anonymous checkout. Use the check boxes: [Allow checkout without acceptance of terms] and [Enable Ship-To-Address Selection during Checkout] of module CAT_StoreSettings to select if these pages will be displayed during checkout. If [Allow checkout without acceptance of terms] is disabled you must upload your terms of business via admin -> file manager (file: terms.htm)

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Localize your portal

Setting the Store Language

CATALooK.netStore is multi-lingual and comes with several language packages.

  • Upload the language packages from folder: LanguagePackages\ via: Host -> Languages select: 'Upload Language Pack' from the module menu. The default English package (en-US) will be installed automatically.
  • All cultures of the uploaded language packages must be added to DNN via Host -> Languages before they can be used and selected from the language switcher.
  • Modify the CATALooK extended language settings to change the culture properties (e.g. rate of exchange, currency symbol) via module CAT_LangSwitcher -> Add/Edit Languages.
  • Select the base culture for your site via: Admin -> Site Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Other Settings -> Default Language. This will ensure that the system chooses the right base localization for the store.

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Creating User Help

If you want your users to be able to view help documentation while visiting your store, you will need to set up the following files which will contain your custom help documentation.

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Product Stock Images

After having activated the check box [Display Icons for Items Stock] in module CAT_StoreSettings or [Items stock display type] = ‘Icons’ in the edit modules of the modules CAT_ItemPaneNF and CAT_DashBoard (Select ‘View Options’ from the module menu) the stock is shown in the form of images that are indicated in the fields [Less than, more than...]


If you want your customers to be able to have a look at your stock, please upload stock images via: Admin -> file manager and select them in module CAT_StoreSettings (See folder \Stockimages)

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User Registration

Please don't use the Private user registration mode. Setup the registration mode for Public user membership: Admin -> Site Settings -> Advanced Settings -> User Registration. You can also use Verified user registration but this will cause some additional work during checkout for new users.

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Store Name

To define a Store Name enter a Title in DNN Portal Site Settings.

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Viewing Module Help for the Store Administrator

Each CATALooK module has help documentation contained within the module. In order to view this documentation, load a module and click on the down arrow in the upper left corner of the container of the module as select Help as follows:

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Upload/Install CATALooK.netStore skins

Please find sample skins in folder CATALooKSkinPackages\. Use the function [Upload New Skin] of module CAT_StoreSettings and find the new uploaded skin in the [Skin] Drop Down List. The ‘blue’ skin will be loaded as default skin within the pa-module upload.

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Upload CATALooK.netStore Email Template Packages

You can find sample email templates in folder EmailTemplatePackages\. Use the function [Upload New Email Template Package] of module CAT_StoreSettings and find the new uploaded email templates in the [Email Template Package] Drop Down List. The ‘standard’ email template package will be loaded as default email template within the pa-module upload.

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Module and Folder Security

If you want authorized customers or certain product managers of your company to be entitled to put in items and categories on their own, you have to set these modules on tabs that are visible for users of this UserRole. Each customer can only administer/run its own data. New items installed have at first to be put [do not publish]=false by users having Admin or Store Owner rights. If you want authorized users to be able to have a look at as well as use all existing categories, slots options, product types and specifications, you have to activate the check box [Show all categories to authorized users and not just their own one] when installing items (Modul Product Administrator...)[ in moduke CAT_StoreSettings. The module ]Related Products[ can also be used by authorized users to link your products.

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Portal Start Site

If the store is running on a DNN child portal instance, please select a site from the [Home Page] drop down list in [Admin] -> [Site Settings]. This Value is used in notification e-mails for the start site of the portal.

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Select a CATALooK.netStore skin

Module CAT_StoreSettings: In the ‘Skin’ dropdown box select the skin and then click the ‘Update Store Settings’ button. This action will immediately change the appearance of all CATALooK.netStore modules.

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Goto 'My Account' -> 'My HelpDesk' Select 'Settings' from the 'Page Funtions' menu on the top left portion of the screen -> Advanced Settings -> Select 'Page' from the 'Link Url:' selector -> Scroll down in the 'Select A Web Page From Your Site:' list and select the 'HelpDesk' site from the root (first level)

Goto 'My Account' -> 'My Feedback' Select 'Settings' from the 'Page Funtions' menu on the top left portion of the screen -> Advanced Settings -> Select 'Page' from the 'Link Url:' selector -> Scroll down in the 'Select A Web Page From Your Site:' list and select the 'Feedback' site from the root (first level)

Goto 'CATALooK.netStore' -> 'HelpDesk' Select 'Settings' from the 'Page Funtions' menu on the top left portion of the screen -> Advanced Settings -> Select 'Page' from the 'Link Url:' selector -> Scroll down in the 'Select A Web Page From Your Site:' list and select the 'HelpDesk' site from the root (first level)

Goto 'CATALooK.netStore' -> 'Feedback' Select 'Settings' from the 'Page Funtions' menu on the top left portion of the screen -> Advanced Settings -> Select 'Page' from the 'Link Url:' selector -> Scroll down in the 'Select A Web Page From Your Site:' list and select the 'Feedback' site from the root (first level)

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