Customer Group Catalog: Magento Extension by Amasty. User Guide

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Manage visibility of specific categories and products by customer groups. Configure product price visibility on product and category pages. You can learn more at http://amasty.com/customer-group-catalog.html

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Customer Group Catalog: Magento Extension by Amasty. User Guide

  1. 1. Page 1 Customer Group Catalog Magento Extension User Guide Official extension page: Customer Group Catalog User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  2. 2. Page 2 Table of contents: 1. Extension Settings…………………………………………………………………………………..……...3 2. Create a new rule………………………………………………………………………………………..…..4 3. General Rule Settings…………………………………………………………………………………..….5 4. Products Access Restriction…………………………………………………………………………..…6 5. Category Access Restriction………………………………………………………………………………7 6. Restriction Action…………………………………………………………………………………………...8 7. Examples………………………………………………………..……………………………………………..12 User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  3. 3. Page 3 1. Customer Group Catalog – Settings To start managing the extension please go to System -> Configuration -> Customer Group Catalog At this page you can enable or disable the extension. By default the module is turned on. Please, switch ‘Disable Customer Group Catalog’ to “No” if you need to disable the extension. User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ You can also specify a number of CSS selectors for better support of custom themes.
  4. 4. Page 4 2. Customer Group Catalog - Create a new rule To create a new rule, go to Catalog -> Customer Group Catalog -> Rules and click “Add Rule” button User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  5. 5. Page 5 Please choose the customer groups to which the rule should apply. It is possible to choose any number of groups. 3. Customer Group Catalog - General Settings User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Enable or disable the rule. Specify the required store view.
  6. 6. Page 6 At ‘Product Access Restriction’ tab you can choose the products to which the rule will apply. 4. Customer Group Catalog - Products Access Restriction User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  7. 7. Page 7 At ‘Category Access Restriction’ tab please specify the categories to which the rule should apply. The rule will exclude the categories you’ve chosen from the navigation menu. 5. Customer Group Catalog - Category Access Restriction User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  8. 8. Page 8 If this option is turned to “Yes”, all links to product pages you’ve previously ticked in the Product Access Restriction tab will be removed from the store. E.g. customers won’t see the product items at category lists, in the list of products, etc. If this option is set to “Yes”, links to all categories, chosen at Category Restriction tab will be removed from the menu for the specified customer groups. 6. Customer Group Catalog - Restriction Action In ‘Restriction Action’ section you can choose the actions which will apply to the products and categories you’ve selected before. If set to “Yes”, customers will be able to visit restricted product pages using the direct links to product pages. User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  9. 9. Page 9 You can choose 404 Page or any other custom CMS page to redirect customers to. To Create a new CMS page please go to CMS > Pages. 6. Customer Group Catalog - Restriction Action Set this option to No in case you want to redirect customer to CMS pages instead of using direct links. User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  10. 10. Page 10 It is possible to hide both price and ‘Add to Cart’ button at product list and product view pages. This way customers can see products and read descriptions but won’t have the opportunity to add them to cart. 6. Customer Group Catalog - Restriction Action User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  11. 11. Page 11 6. Customer Group Catalog - Restriction Action User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ You can replace Price and Add to cart button with any custom CMS block for product view pages and product lists. To create a new CMS block please go to CMS>Static blocks.
  12. 12. Page 12 7. Customer Group Catalog - Examples Before product restrictions After product restrictions got applied User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  13. 13. Page 13 7. Customer Group Catalog - Examples Price and Add to Cart replaced with Footer links on category page User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  14. 14. Page 14 7. Customer Group Catalog - Examples Price and Add to Cart replaced with a text CMS block on product list. User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  15. 15. Thank you! Your feedback is absolutely welcome! Should you have any questions or feature suggestions, please contact us at: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Page 15 User Guide: Customer Group Catalog Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/

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