Documentation – Ultimate Product Catalog

1. How to get Started

After purchasing the plugin, you should have received an e-mail indicating the premium version of the plugin, as well as a key code. The key code can only be entered once. Therefore, you may only use the premium version of the plugin on one domain.

On your dashboard, after clicking the plugin on your sidebar, you will be able to enter your key code in the key code area. You will then submit it to activate your premium version.

If you want to change domain, please e-mail us at contactetoilewd@gmail.com, with the subject title “Key code release” and let us know the plugin bought and the e-mail that has been used for the purchase. As soon as we receive the e-mail, we will notify you when we have released the key code. You will then be able to use it on a new domain.

 

There are two methods of installation the first is through the dashboard, and the second is through FTP. To install through the dashboard, follow the listed steps:

Installing plugins from the WordPress Dashboard is so easy that you probably never need to know how to install a plugin manually via FTP. But the technique is still helpful to know in case the WordPress Plugin Directory is down or unavailable.

The following steps take you through how to install a plugin using FTP, using the Gallery plugin as the example:

  1. Go to the plugin page from the WordPress Plugin Directory website.

  2. Click the red download button to transfer the plugin Zip file to your computer.

  3. Unzip the plugin files.

    All plugins downloaded from the Plugin Directory are in the Zip format. Most operating systems (Windows, Mac, and so on) have built-in tools to open Zip files. After opening the Zip file, extract the directory contained inside the Zip file and put it in a directory on your computer that is easily accessible.

  4. Connect to your site’s server using FTP.

    If you have any difficulty connecting to your server, contact your hosting provider and ask for assistance in connecting to your server via FTP.

  5. Navigate to the wp-content folder within the WordPress installation for your website or blog.

    The location of your WordPress installation can differ with every hosting provider. Make sure that you know the location before you proceed.

  6. Navigate to the /wp-content/plugins directory.

    First, navigate to wp-content. Inside this directory are the plugins and themes directories along with a few others. Navigate to the plugins directory. It is inside this directory that all plugins reside.

  7. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins directory on your web server.

    The plugin folder, named for the plugin (for example, if you’re uploading the Gallery plugin, the folder is /gallery) contains all the files for that plugin.

  8. Go to the Dashboard’s Plugins page and you see the new plugin listed. If a mistake is made, delete all the newly uploaded files and begin again.

There are two methods of installation the first is through the dashboard, and the second is through FTP. To install through the dashboard, follow the listed steps:

  1. To get started, simply log in to your WordPress site
  2. Click on plugins in the menu bar
  3. Select “Add New” from the top of the page
  4. Type “Ultimate product catalog” in the search box
  5. Click “Install Now”, and then wait for the plugin to be installed
  6. Activate the plugin
  7. Next, you can get started by clicking on “Product Catalogue” in the menu bar. The menu is split into a number of tabs, and the ones we’ll look at in this video are the category, product and catalogue tabs.

First of all, you will need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase the premium version. Then, click on the “Buy Now” button on our plugin page: http://www.etoilewebdesign.com/ultimate-product-catalogue

After your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with your new key code.

2. Shortcodes & Hooks

Shortcode

[category]

Function

To prefilter the category to this category

Description

By default all categories are displayed in the catalog. However, if you wish to pre-filter the catalog to one or more categories, you will be able to achieve that with this shortcode. Simply write down the category’s ID. The IDs can be found under the Category tab in the category’s editing page.

Example

[product-catalogue id='x' category='1']

Shortcode

[current_page]

Function

To display the first page of the catalog as the value.

Description

The default value is 1, which displays the first page of the catalog. If it is change to any other value that is within the number of pages of the catalog, then the first page will change to it.

Example

[product-catalog id='X' current_page='2']

Shortcode

[custom_fields]

Function

To prefilter the catalog to one or more custom fields.

Description

By default, the catalog displays all custom fields. If you wish to prefilter the catalog to display only one or more specific custom fields, you may achieve this by using this shortcode.

To find the custom field’s ID, simply go to the custom field’s editing page under “Custom fields” tab.

Example

[product-catalog id='x' custom_fields='1']

Shortcode

[excluded_layouts]

Function

To exclude a layout

Description

By default, there are no excluded layouts. If you wish to remove one or two of the layouts, use this shortcode.

The values it can take are the following:

Thumbnail, List and Detail

Example

If you are seeking to remove one, you simply write it out like the following: 

[product-catalog id=’x’ excluded_layouts=’List’]

If you wish to remove two, simply write them out as a list with a comma separating the values.

Shortcode

[overview_mode]

Function

To display an overview of the catalog

Description

By default the settings on the Options of the plugin will be displayed on front-end. However, if overview mode is used, the mode’s settings will override the Options tabs and display an overview of the catalog.

The attribute may take one of the following values: Full, Cats, None.

Example

[product-catalogue id=’X’ overview_mode=’Full’]
will show do the full categories and sub-categories drilldown

[product-catalogue id=’X’ overview_mode=’Cats’]
will show do a drilldown using only the categories

The other option is “None”.

Function

To display a product catalog

Description

This shortcode will add in your product catalog. The value to insert at X is the ID of the catalog. In order to find out your catalog ID, please go to your Catalogues tab and click on the catalog  you wish to display. Its ID is displayed on top of the page.

The shortcode takes many attributes, but the one you should use to display a catalog is [id].

Shortcodes

You may use either shortcodes in order to display a catalog.

[product-catalogue] or [product-catalog]

Example

[product-catalog id=’X’]

Shortcode

[product_per_page]

Function

To display a attributed amount of product per page

Description

You may change the number of products displayed per page with this shortcode. Simply insert the value (integer) you would like it to be. 

Example

[product-catalog id='x' product_per_page='20']

Shortcode

[sidebar]

Function

To display or remove the sidebar

Description

By default, the value is set to “Yes”. Therefore, if you wish to not display the sidebar, you may change it to “No”.

Example

[product-catalog id=’X’ sidebar=’No’]

Shortcode

[starting_layout]

Function

To change the starting layout from thumbnail view to another view.

Description

This shortcode will change the starting layout of your catalog. By default, the layout displayed is Thumbnail. The values it can take are the following:

Thumbnail, Detail, List

Example

If you wish to display the List or Detail by default, then use this shortcode like the following:

[product-catalog id=’x’ starting_layout=’Detail’]

Shortcode

[subcategory]

Function

To prefilter the catalog to one or more subcategories.

Description

By default, the catalog displays all subcategories. If you wish to prefilter the catalog to display only one or more specific categories, you may achieve this by using this shortcode.

To find the subcategory’s ID, simply go to the subcategory’s editing page under “Sub-category” tab.

Example

[product-catalog id='x' subcategory='1']

Shortcode

[tags]

Function

To prefilter the catalog to one or more tags.

Description

By default, the catalog displays all tags. If you wish to prefilter the catalog to display only one or more specific tags, you may achieve this by using this shortcode.

To find the tag’s ID, simply go to the tag’s editing page under “Tags” tab.

Example

[product-catalog id='x' tags='1']

3. How to Customize

  1. Click on Catalogues
  2. how_to_customize_1

  3. Choose the catalog that you wish to change and click it
  4. how_to_customize_2

  5. Write down your CSS code under the custom CSS text area
  6. how_to_customize_3

  7. Click “Edit Catalogue” to save your changes
  8. how_to_customize_4

Creating custom fields will allow you to organize your product catalog more efficiently, and allow for a more seamless navigation experience.

To create custom fields, you need to go to the Custom Fields tab and simply add a new field. Do not forgot to set their options (slug, type, values, display and search) properly in order to prevent confusion when you will be viewing your catalog!
create_custom_field_1
create_custom_field_2

Custom fields may be shown or hidden in the sidebar. To set this, go to the Styling > Sidebar. Set the option Show/Hide custom fields as you wish.
create_custom_field_3

Custom fields may also be shown or not in the product page, that is the individual pages of your products (think of it as your products’ profile pages!). This setting may be modified in Options > Basics > Product Page Elements. Simply check or uncheck to display/hide.
create_custom_field_4
create_custom_field_5

There are three main layouts for your product page (default, tabbed and custom).

The custom page layout allows you to create your own layout by adding field boxes onto an area. This can be made under the Product Page tab.

Here are the steps to follow to set up your custom page:

  1. Go to Options > Premium
  2. custompp_1

  3. Set Product Page Type to Custom Product Page
  4. custompp_2

  5. Go to Styling > Custom
  6. Set the grid size of the product page
  7. custompp_3

  8. Save changes
  9. Go to Product Page tab
  10. custompp_4

  11. Add fields by clicking them on the list
  12. custompp_5

  13. Click and drag to place and to resize the field boxes in the area below
  14. custompp_6

  15. Save Layout
  16. custompp_7

There are three main layouts for your product page (default, tabbed and custom).

The tabbed layout is the latest one added to our plugin. It is the one displayed on our live demo!

To set it up and customize it, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Options > Premium
  2. Set Product Page Type to Tabbed Product Page
  3. If you want a product inquiry form
    1. Install the plugin Contact Form 7
    2. Go to Options > Premium
    3. Set Product Inquiry Form to “Yes”
  4. If you want to allow product reviews
    1. Install the plugin Ultimate Reviews
    2. Go to options > Premium
    3. Set Product Reviews to “Yes”
  5. Go to Options > Labelling to change the tab labels to fit your liking
  6. To add new custom tabs, go to Product Page
  7. Selected Layout > Add Tabs

4. FAQs

Yes. Bulk creation is possible through spreadsheet upload. Simply have the following headings for your spreadsheet: Name, Slug, Description, Image, Link, Category, Sub-Category, Tags, Custom Fields, Additional Image.

Each row used will be a new product.

Yes. Under Catalogues > Your Catalogue, you should be able to retrieve the catalogue ID. With this value in hand you will be able to filter your catalogue. The URL should look like the following:

www.yourdomain.com/catalogue-page/?categories=X

Where X is the value of the catalogue ID, catalogue-page is the page your main catalog is displayed in. You can add more than one ID, in a commas-separated list, like the following:

www.youdomain.com/catalogue-page/?categories=X,Y,Z

It is not suggested to add multiple catalogs within a page. We would suggest you creating multiple categories to organize your products, instead of creating multiple catalogs.

We do not suggest adding HTML tags into products’ description. The HTML tags are stripped from the description automatically as it may cause styling issues. For example, someone may put a 1920×1080 image into the description.

In order to have HTML tags, we suggest creating custom fields of type “Short text”, which can hold tags. You may also choose to display them within the three catalog views (thumbnails, details and list view), as well as in the product page.

You may relabel most fields on the front-end. To do so, go under Options > Labelling, and relabel the Strings you would like to change.

The inner container’s width is set at 74% at the moment. You can change it under the Catalog’s tab > Custom CSS. Please add the following:

.prod-cat-inner {width:80%;}

Organize categories in main catalog
Under Catalogue, once you add your categories, you may drag and drop them to display them in any order you’d like to see them on the main catalog.

Organize categories in sidebar
1. Method A – Drag-&-Drop
Under Categories, you may drag and drop the categories around to the order you’d like them to appear on the sidebar.

2. Method B – Table Headers
Under categories, the table displayed contains pointers next to each headings. Therefore, you are able to re-order them in ascending or descending order, either alphabetically under Name or Description, or numerically under the number of products.

All translations are given with the free download. After downloading the lite version of the product catalog, you will be able to extract the files onto your server. The specific files that you are interested in are under ultimate-product-catalogue > lang. For example, if you are searching for the Greek translation files, they should be named “UPCP-el_GR.po” and “UPCP-el_GR.mo”.

As English is the default language for WordPress, you’ll need to play with a little code to force WordPress to recognize the translated files.In order to do this, you’ll need to FTP into your WordPress install and open up the wp_config.php file and add this line of code:

define (‘WPLANG’, ‘el_GR’);

Adding this line tells WordPress you want to use translation files for Greek. Since you’ve translated only your plugin and not your WordPress backend, your plugin will display in Greek but your WordPress admin area will continue to display in English.

Some users have reported issues using the admin area functions of this feature with FireFox and IE. However, no problems were reported on Chrome.

If the custom page is not displaying properly on front-end, it might be caused by the grid’s size. In order to change the size, go under Styling > Custom, and change both the “Product Page Grid Width” and “Product Page Grid Height”

Upon creating a custom field, the values of the field should be comma-separated. However, we naturally tend to add a whitespace after our comma. This adds a whitespaces in front of each value possible. Therefore, simply make your list of values without the whitespace.

Here is an example:

Custom field: Colour
Values: red, blue, green
Result: red is the only value displayed

Custom field: Colour
Values: red,blue,green
Result: red, blue and green display

In order to sort your products within the categories, simply go under Categories > Your category, you should be able to drag and drop the products. This will ultimately reorder them.

The Product Catalog is currently only a plugin to display and compare products. However, you may link the product to a product sales page, such as Amazon or Ebay. Upon creating your product, under the Product Link field, enter the URL of the product on your online store. Upon clicking the product on the main catalog, it will redirect your customers to your online store.

We currently have an alert if you are trying to delete all products, as the bulk action is more problematic.

There are no alerts for single product deletion. However, there is a solution through custom CSS, which will hide the button. Simply copy paste the following CSS into your admin.css file of the product catalog.

/* Removes Delete button in product page */
#Products .name .row-actions .delete .delete-tag {
display:none;
}

The plugin has not been tested for compatibility with the WPML. However, some users have definitely used it with WPML. You may try the basic version of our plugin with the WPML if you have it.

If you don’t have the WPML yet, our plugin already offers a large amount of translations (Brazilian Portuguese, Bulagarian, Canadian French, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish)!

If the language you wish to translate our plugin into is not within the list, you can easily make your own translation. A template .POT file is given to you. You simply have to open the file with PoEdit and make your translations and upload them to your WordPress.

Under the products tab, upon creating your product you may add the original price and the sales price under the “Price” and “Sale Price” field. If your product has already been created, click on the product on sale on your Products tab. Then, add the price under the “Sale Price” field.
If you want to change the color of the sale price, then go under Catalogues > Your Catalogue > Custom CSS, and change the values of the following class:

.amount {color: red;}

For categories and subcategories, it is not possible unless you modify the source code from checkbox to radio button.

However, if you create custom fields, you may choose a Control Type between Radio button, Checkbox and Slider. In your case, you would choose “Radio Button”. This way, on the sidebar, you would only be able to pick one value under that specific fields.

Spreadsheets must be of either .xls, .xlsx, or .csv file type.

There are few reasons why the import would not function properly. First of all, make sure the headings of your files are as follow: Name, Slug, Description, Image, Link, Category, Sub-Category, Tags, Custom Fields, Additional Image

Then make sure your text is HTML compliant. It should not have special characters such as the following: /, \, $, &, ^, %

Make sure the custom fields you have created are written properly. The plugin is case-sensitive. Thus, if you have a custom field “Colour”, the only way of writing it in the spreadsheet is “Colour”.

Ultimate Product Catalog

After purchasing the plugin, you should have received an e-mail indicating the premium version of the plugin, as well as a key code. The key code can only be entered once. Therefore, you may only use the premium version of the plugin on one domain.

On your dashboard, after clicking the plugin on your sidebar, you will be able to enter your key code in the key code area. You will then submit it to activate your premium version.

If you want to change domain, please e-mail us at contactetoilewd@gmail.com, with the subject title “Key code release” and let us know the plugin bought and the e-mail that has been used for the purchase. As soon as we receive the e-mail, we will notify you when we have released the key code. You will then be able to use it on a new domain.

 

  1. Click on Catalogues
  2. how_to_customize_1

  3. Choose the catalog that you wish to change and click it
  4. how_to_customize_2

  5. Write down your CSS code under the custom CSS text area
  6. how_to_customize_3

  7. Click “Edit Catalogue” to save your changes
  8. how_to_customize_4

Yes. Bulk creation is possible through spreadsheet upload. Simply have the following headings for your spreadsheet: Name, Slug, Description, Image, Link, Category, Sub-Category, Tags, Custom Fields, Additional Image.

Each row used will be a new product.

Yes. Under Catalogues > Your Catalogue, you should be able to retrieve the catalogue ID. With this value in hand you will be able to filter your catalogue. The URL should look like the following:

www.yourdomain.com/catalogue-page/?categories=X

Where X is the value of the catalogue ID, catalogue-page is the page your main catalog is displayed in. You can add more than one ID, in a commas-separated list, like the following:

www.youdomain.com/catalogue-page/?categories=X,Y,Z

It is not suggested to add multiple catalogs within a page. We would suggest you creating multiple categories to organize your products, instead of creating multiple catalogs.

We do not suggest adding HTML tags into products’ description. The HTML tags are stripped from the description automatically as it may cause styling issues. For example, someone may put a 1920×1080 image into the description.

In order to have HTML tags, we suggest creating custom fields of type “Short text”, which can hold tags. You may also choose to display them within the three catalog views (thumbnails, details and list view), as well as in the product page.

Creating custom fields will allow you to organize your product catalog more efficiently, and allow for a more seamless navigation experience.

To create custom fields, you need to go to the Custom Fields tab and simply add a new field. Do not forgot to set their options (slug, type, values, display and search) properly in order to prevent confusion when you will be viewing your catalog!
create_custom_field_1
create_custom_field_2

Custom fields may be shown or hidden in the sidebar. To set this, go to the Styling > Sidebar. Set the option Show/Hide custom fields as you wish.
create_custom_field_3

Custom fields may also be shown or not in the product page, that is the individual pages of your products (think of it as your products’ profile pages!). This setting may be modified in Options > Basics > Product Page Elements. Simply check or uncheck to display/hide.
create_custom_field_4
create_custom_field_5

There are three main layouts for your product page (default, tabbed and custom).

The custom page layout allows you to create your own layout by adding field boxes onto an area. This can be made under the Product Page tab.

Here are the steps to follow to set up your custom page:

  1. Go to Options > Premium
  2. custompp_1

  3. Set Product Page Type to Custom Product Page
  4. custompp_2

  5. Go to Styling > Custom
  6. Set the grid size of the product page
  7. custompp_3

  8. Save changes
  9. Go to Product Page tab
  10. custompp_4

  11. Add fields by clicking them on the list
  12. custompp_5

  13. Click and drag to place and to resize the field boxes in the area below
  14. custompp_6

  15. Save Layout
  16. custompp_7

You may relabel most fields on the front-end. To do so, go under Options > Labelling, and relabel the Strings you would like to change.

The inner container’s width is set at 74% at the moment. You can change it under the Catalog’s tab > Custom CSS. Please add the following:

.prod-cat-inner {width:80%;}

Organize categories in main catalog
Under Catalogue, once you add your categories, you may drag and drop them to display them in any order you’d like to see them on the main catalog.

Organize categories in sidebar
1. Method A – Drag-&-Drop
Under Categories, you may drag and drop the categories around to the order you’d like them to appear on the sidebar.

2. Method B – Table Headers
Under categories, the table displayed contains pointers next to each headings. Therefore, you are able to re-order them in ascending or descending order, either alphabetically under Name or Description, or numerically under the number of products.

All translations are given with the free download. After downloading the lite version of the product catalog, you will be able to extract the files onto your server. The specific files that you are interested in are under ultimate-product-catalogue > lang. For example, if you are searching for the Greek translation files, they should be named “UPCP-el_GR.po” and “UPCP-el_GR.mo”.

As English is the default language for WordPress, you’ll need to play with a little code to force WordPress to recognize the translated files.In order to do this, you’ll need to FTP into your WordPress install and open up the wp_config.php file and add this line of code:

define (‘WPLANG’, ‘el_GR’);

Adding this line tells WordPress you want to use translation files for Greek. Since you’ve translated only your plugin and not your WordPress backend, your plugin will display in Greek but your WordPress admin area will continue to display in English.

There are two methods of installation the first is through the dashboard, and the second is through FTP. To install through the dashboard, follow the listed steps:

Installing plugins from the WordPress Dashboard is so easy that you probably never need to know how to install a plugin manually via FTP. But the technique is still helpful to know in case the WordPress Plugin Directory is down or unavailable.

The following steps take you through how to install a plugin using FTP, using the Gallery plugin as the example:

  1. Go to the plugin page from the WordPress Plugin Directory website.

  2. Click the red download button to transfer the plugin Zip file to your computer.

  3. Unzip the plugin files.

    All plugins downloaded from the Plugin Directory are in the Zip format. Most operating systems (Windows, Mac, and so on) have built-in tools to open Zip files. After opening the Zip file, extract the directory contained inside the Zip file and put it in a directory on your computer that is easily accessible.

  4. Connect to your site’s server using FTP.

    If you have any difficulty connecting to your server, contact your hosting provider and ask for assistance in connecting to your server via FTP.

  5. Navigate to the wp-content folder within the WordPress installation for your website or blog.

    The location of your WordPress installation can differ with every hosting provider. Make sure that you know the location before you proceed.

  6. Navigate to the /wp-content/plugins directory.

    First, navigate to wp-content. Inside this directory are the plugins and themes directories along with a few others. Navigate to the plugins directory. It is inside this directory that all plugins reside.

  7. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins directory on your web server.

    The plugin folder, named for the plugin (for example, if you’re uploading the Gallery plugin, the folder is /gallery) contains all the files for that plugin.

  8. Go to the Dashboard’s Plugins page and you see the new plugin listed. If a mistake is made, delete all the newly uploaded files and begin again.

There are two methods of installation the first is through the dashboard, and the second is through FTP. To install through the dashboard, follow the listed steps:

  1. To get started, simply log in to your WordPress site
  2. Click on plugins in the menu bar
  3. Select “Add New” from the top of the page
  4. Type “Ultimate product catalog” in the search box
  5. Click “Install Now”, and then wait for the plugin to be installed
  6. Activate the plugin
  7. Next, you can get started by clicking on “Product Catalogue” in the menu bar. The menu is split into a number of tabs, and the ones we’ll look at in this video are the category, product and catalogue tabs.

Some users have reported issues using the admin area functions of this feature with FireFox and IE. However, no problems were reported on Chrome.

If the custom page is not displaying properly on front-end, it might be caused by the grid’s size. In order to change the size, go under Styling > Custom, and change both the “Product Page Grid Width” and “Product Page Grid Height”

Upon creating a custom field, the values of the field should be comma-separated. However, we naturally tend to add a whitespace after our comma. This adds a whitespaces in front of each value possible. Therefore, simply make your list of values without the whitespace.

Here is an example:

Custom field: Colour
Values: red, blue, green
Result: red is the only value displayed

Custom field: Colour
Values: red,blue,green
Result: red, blue and green display

In order to sort your products within the categories, simply go under Categories > Your category, you should be able to drag and drop the products. This will ultimately reorder them.

The Product Catalog is currently only a plugin to display and compare products. However, you may link the product to a product sales page, such as Amazon or Ebay. Upon creating your product, under the Product Link field, enter the URL of the product on your online store. Upon clicking the product on the main catalog, it will redirect your customers to your online store.

We currently have an alert if you are trying to delete all products, as the bulk action is more problematic.

There are no alerts for single product deletion. However, there is a solution through custom CSS, which will hide the button. Simply copy paste the following CSS into your admin.css file of the product catalog.

/* Removes Delete button in product page */
#Products .name .row-actions .delete .delete-tag {
display:none;
}

The plugin has not been tested for compatibility with the WPML. However, some users have definitely used it with WPML. You may try the basic version of our plugin with the WPML if you have it.

If you don’t have the WPML yet, our plugin already offers a large amount of translations (Brazilian Portuguese, Bulagarian, Canadian French, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish)!

If the language you wish to translate our plugin into is not within the list, you can easily make your own translation. A template .POT file is given to you. You simply have to open the file with PoEdit and make your translations and upload them to your WordPress.

Under the products tab, upon creating your product you may add the original price and the sales price under the “Price” and “Sale Price” field. If your product has already been created, click on the product on sale on your Products tab. Then, add the price under the “Sale Price” field.
If you want to change the color of the sale price, then go under Catalogues > Your Catalogue > Custom CSS, and change the values of the following class:

.amount {color: red;}

There are three main layouts for your product page (default, tabbed and custom).

The tabbed layout is the latest one added to our plugin. It is the one displayed on our live demo!

To set it up and customize it, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Options > Premium
  2. Set Product Page Type to Tabbed Product Page
  3. If you want a product inquiry form
    1. Install the plugin Contact Form 7
    2. Go to Options > Premium
    3. Set Product Inquiry Form to “Yes”
  4. If you want to allow product reviews
    1. Install the plugin Ultimate Reviews
    2. Go to options > Premium
    3. Set Product Reviews to “Yes”
  5. Go to Options > Labelling to change the tab labels to fit your liking
  6. To add new custom tabs, go to Product Page
  7. Selected Layout > Add Tabs

For categories and subcategories, it is not possible unless you modify the source code from checkbox to radio button.

However, if you create custom fields, you may choose a Control Type between Radio button, Checkbox and Slider. In your case, you would choose “Radio Button”. This way, on the sidebar, you would only be able to pick one value under that specific fields.

Spreadsheets must be of either .xls, .xlsx, or .csv file type.

There are few reasons why the import would not function properly. First of all, make sure the headings of your files are as follow: Name, Slug, Description, Image, Link, Category, Sub-Category, Tags, Custom Fields, Additional Image

Then make sure your text is HTML compliant. It should not have special characters such as the following: /, \, $, &, ^, %

Make sure the custom fields you have created are written properly. The plugin is case-sensitive. Thus, if you have a custom field “Colour”, the only way of writing it in the spreadsheet is “Colour”.

First of all, you will need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase the premium version. Then, click on the “Buy Now” button on our plugin page: http://www.etoilewebdesign.com/ultimate-product-catalogue

After your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with your new key code.

Shortcode

[category]

Function

To prefilter the category to this category

Description

By default all categories are displayed in the catalog. However, if you wish to pre-filter the catalog to one or more categories, you will be able to achieve that with this shortcode. Simply write down the category’s ID. The IDs can be found under the Category tab in the category’s editing page.

Example

[product-catalogue id='x' category='1']

Shortcode

[current_page]

Function

To display the first page of the catalog as the value.

Description

The default value is 1, which displays the first page of the catalog. If it is change to any other value that is within the number of pages of the catalog, then the first page will change to it.

Example

[product-catalog id='X' current_page='2']

Shortcode

[custom_fields]

Function

To prefilter the catalog to one or more custom fields.

Description

By default, the catalog displays all custom fields. If you wish to prefilter the catalog to display only one or more specific custom fields, you may achieve this by using this shortcode.

To find the custom field’s ID, simply go to the custom field’s editing page under “Custom fields” tab.

Example

[product-catalog id='x' custom_fields='1']

Shortcode

[excluded_layouts]

Function

To exclude a layout

Description

By default, there are no excluded layouts. If you wish to remove one or two of the layouts, use this shortcode.

The values it can take are the following:

Thumbnail, List and Detail

Example

If you are seeking to remove one, you simply write it out like the following: 

[product-catalog id=’x’ excluded_layouts=’List’]

If you wish to remove two, simply write them out as a list with a comma separating the values.

Shortcode

[overview_mode]

Function

To display an overview of the catalog

Description

By default the settings on the Options of the plugin will be displayed on front-end. However, if overview mode is used, the mode’s settings will override the Options tabs and display an overview of the catalog.

The attribute may take one of the following values: Full, Cats, None.

Example

[product-catalogue id=’X’ overview_mode=’Full’]
will show do the full categories and sub-categories drilldown

[product-catalogue id=’X’ overview_mode=’Cats’]
will show do a drilldown using only the categories

The other option is “None”.

Function

To display a product catalog

Description

This shortcode will add in your product catalog. The value to insert at X is the ID of the catalog. In order to find out your catalog ID, please go to your Catalogues tab and click on the catalog  you wish to display. Its ID is displayed on top of the page.

The shortcode takes many attributes, but the one you should use to display a catalog is [id].

Shortcodes

You may use either shortcodes in order to display a catalog.

[product-catalogue] or [product-catalog]

Example

[product-catalog id=’X’]

Shortcode

[product_per_page]

Function

To display a attributed amount of product per page

Description

You may change the number of products displayed per page with this shortcode. Simply insert the value (integer) you would like it to be. 

Example

[product-catalog id='x' product_per_page='20']

Shortcode

[sidebar]

Function

To display or remove the sidebar

Description

By default, the value is set to “Yes”. Therefore, if you wish to not display the sidebar, you may change it to “No”.

Example

[product-catalog id=’X’ sidebar=’No’]

Shortcode

[starting_layout]

Function

To change the starting layout from thumbnail view to another view.

Description

This shortcode will change the starting layout of your catalog. By default, the layout displayed is Thumbnail. The values it can take are the following:

Thumbnail, Detail, List

Example

If you wish to display the List or Detail by default, then use this shortcode like the following:

[product-catalog id=’x’ starting_layout=’Detail’]

Shortcode

[subcategory]

Function

To prefilter the catalog to one or more subcategories.

Description

By default, the catalog displays all subcategories. If you wish to prefilter the catalog to display only one or more specific categories, you may achieve this by using this shortcode.

To find the subcategory’s ID, simply go to the subcategory’s editing page under “Sub-category” tab.

Example

[product-catalog id='x' subcategory='1']

Shortcode

[tags]

Function

To prefilter the catalog to one or more tags.

Description

By default, the catalog displays all tags. If you wish to prefilter the catalog to display only one or more specific tags, you may achieve this by using this shortcode.

To find the tag’s ID, simply go to the tag’s editing page under “Tags” tab.

Example

[product-catalog id='x' tags='1']