Copyright © 2011 amasty.com                              Improved Sorting                                Magento Extension...
Copyright © 2011 amasty.com        Table of contents:         1. Extension configuration ……………………...………………………………….. 3     ...
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Copyright © 2011 amasty.com                                4. Creating blocks based on sorting options   You can add block...
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User Guide for Improved Sorting Magento extension by Amasty

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Let your customers find the best products fast! Give them effective options for product sorting - by bestsellers, biggest saving, rating, number of reviews and more. Create featured product blocks based on the sorting options.
Very often it is difficult to predict which products would become more popular and sell better. At the same time it is well-known that a few popular products bring more revenue than all the rest ones. Then why not help your cash cows generate even more profit? With Amasty's Improved Sorting product sales and ratings will automatically get them to the top. It's literally a must-have addon, available in all major web-stores. You can learn more at http://amasty.com/improved-sorting.html

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User Guide for Improved Sorting Magento extension by Amasty

  1. 1. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com Improved Sorting Magento Extension User Guide User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 1 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  2. 2. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com Table of contents: 1. Extension configuration ……………………...………………………………….. 3 2. New sorting options on category page .………………….………………….. 6 3. New sorting options on front end ……...………………….………………….. 7 4. Creating blocks based on sorting options ………………………………….. 8 5. Examples of blocks based on sorting options …………………………….. 9 User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 2 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  3. 3. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 1. Extension configuration Please go to admin panel -> System -> Configuration -> Improved Sorting to configure the extension. The sales of products for ‘Bestsellers’ sorting option will be counted for the We recommend to enable ‘Use Index’ period, indicated here. So if you option for large catalogs to improve indicate ‘15’ here, sales for the last 15 the extension performance for sorting days will be counted and the order of options ‘Best Sellers’, ‘Most Viewed’ products for bestseller sorting option and ‘Now in Wishlists’. For the will be defined based on the count. information to be up to date, the index is refreshed automatically once per day, if you have cron enabled for your website. You can also refresh the This setting works the same index manually in admin panel -> way for ‘Most Viewed’ sorting System -> Index Management. option, only views are counted instead of sales. User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 3 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  4. 4. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 1. Extension configuration ‘New’ sorting option displays products in the order they were added to the website. If you would like to manage product order for this option yourself, please create a product attribute with the help of which you can specify the dates you need. Then indicate the attribute code here. If you allow backorders, however would like to show products with zero stock last, set this option and the above one to ‘Yes’. If you would like to remove ‘Position’ sorting option from front end, please turn this setting to ‘Yes’. User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 4 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  5. 5. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 1. Extension configuration To have descending sorting for some attributes by default, please indicate codes of these attributes here (separated by comma). You can disable any of the new sorting options, if needed. User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 5 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  6. 6. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 2. New sorting options on category page The new product sorting options are available on ‘Display Settings’ tab of category page, so you can specify which sorting options to use for which category. User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 6 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  7. 7. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 3. New sorting options on front end The new options are added to standard Magento ones on front end and enable your customers to find the right products a lot faster. User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 7 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  8. 8. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 4. Creating blocks based on sorting options You can add blocks based on sorting options to any page or CMS block. For this please add such code: {{block type="amsorting/featured" header=“NEW PRODUCTS" sorting=“new" limit=“3" template="amsorting/list.phtml"}} ‘header’ variable is used for the block title. Use ‘sorting’ variable to specify which sorting option should be used for block. To use ‘New’ sorting option please specify code new, for Biggest Saving – saving, Best Sellers - bestselling; Most Viewed – mostviewed, Top Rated – toprated, Review Count – commented, Now in Wishlists – wished. ‘limit’ variable enables you to specify the number of products in the block. ‘template’ variable lets you choose the template for the block. ‘amsorting/list.phtml’ is one of the templates we provide with the extension. Please feel free to create your own ones. At the homepage the blocks will use all store products (if not, set ‘Is Anchor’ to ‘Yes’ for store root category). At the category pages - current category products. Please see the next page for block examples. User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 8 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  9. 9. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com 5. Examples of blocks based on sorting options This is the block based on the ‘New’ sorting option, which was This block is based on created with the code mentioned ‘Top Rated’ option. on the previous page. User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 9 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
  10. 10. Copyright © 2011 amasty.com Thank you! Should you have any questions or feature suggestions, please contact us at: http://amasty.com/support.html Your feedback is absolutely welcome! User Guide: Improved Sorting Page 10 Support: http://amasty.com/support.html
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