StoreFront - Administration HowTo :: StoreFront - Administration Getting Started

The first task is to add products to the StoreFront. ProActive shows that you are located in the Home directory [ Home ]
Categories shows that there are no categories yet.



The HOME directory

The Home directory is the opening page of your StoreFront- - this page displays a maximum of 8 items .

To add an item to the Home or default category click Product in Home

ProActive StoreFront displays the Add Product dialogue box.

Enter a name for your product, a description and a price - click Add Product.

ProActive StoreFront displays the product together with Edit product and delete Product icons.

Click Edit product to add an image or amend the information.
Adding or changing an image - Click Change Image - ProActive StoreFront displays a browse button - click to navigate through your hard drive for the appropriate image. [Note there is a maximum file size of 565300bytes.

Once you have selected the appropriate image click Change Image. If an image of this product already exists you will be prompted to overwrite it or to decline to overwrite it - in this instance we will overwrite by clicking Yes.

When the product is displayed a larger sized image can be seen simply by moving the cursor over the image.

Adding Options to an Item

Building an Option List

ProActive Storefront can create an infinite number of options for your shopping cart items.

The following describes how to add the followings 2 options lists.

A Freight list with the following options:
Postage within Australia - $25.00
Postage to UK - $45.00

Postage to USA - $65.00

and a list of available Colours:
Red - $6.50
Green - $7.70
Yellow - $11.00
Pink - $4.50

Prices for options are added here for ease of understanding by the visitor/client.

Building an Option List

Edit Product

Under Option Lists select Option List to this Product

Create New Option

Type "Freight" and click "Create Option".

ProActive returns you to the product display.

Edit Product

Under Option Lists select Option List to this Product

Create New Option

Type "Colours" and click "Create Option".

Next we add these Option Lists to the Product.

Edit Product

Under Option Lists select Option List to this Product

Select Freight - click "Add Option List".

Click Option List to this Product

Select Colours- click "Add Option List".

ProActive returns you to the Product Edit page.

Now we add individual options and monetary values to these lists.

Under Options Lists the 2 new Lists are displayed together with an edit and Remove option.

Click Edit for the Freight List

Click Add Option to Option List

Click Create New Option

Click Edit Product

Click Edit for the Freight List

Click Add Option to Option List



Then we add the individual option to these Lists.

Edit Product

Click Edit for the Freight List

Under Option Name type "Postage within Australia - $25.00" and click Create Option

Add Option to Option List

Create New Option

Enter "Postage to UK - $45.00"

Click Create Option



Click Edit Product

Click Edit Freight List

Select Postage to UK
Add Option



Add Option to Option ListCreate New Option

Enter "Postage to USA - $65.00"

Click Create Option



Edit Product

Edit Freight List

Select Postage to USA

Click Add Option


Edit Product

Edit Freight List

Add Option to Option List

Select Postage to USA

Click Add Option



Edit Freight List

Enter monetary values to each option and click Change Option Process



Click Home

Freight is now displayed with the 3 options.



Repeat for colour options.

As you add more product lines you will now be able to re-use these options (Note you will need to set a value to any options added to other products).

Delete a Product

Click Delete and you will be prompted to answer "Yes" or "No".

Create a Sub Category in Home

Click Sub Category in Home

Enter the name for your sub category (Sub Category 1)

You may create as many sub categories as you wish - simpl navigate to the category you wish to add a sub category for and click Sub Category in ...

Adding products to a Category

Navigate to the Category you wish to add a product to.

Click Product in ....