Product Parts Finder: Magento Extension by Amasty. User Guide.

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Create product filters based on key criteria, which will help to locate the right products very quickly. Make it easy for customers to find spare parts and components - add year-make-model or similar filters to your website.
Do you sell spare parts or complementary products like batteries, camera cases? Then this extension will be a great fit for your online store.

Product Parts Finder enables you to create make-model and analogous filters to make finding parts and components really easy. For example if you sell car parts, you can add filter which will help customers to search the parts by key criteria - year of production, manufacturer and model. This is a standard feature for stores, which sell parts and customers are used to it, so without this functionality your site will be a lot less user friendly. You can learn more at http://amasty.com/product-parts-finder.html

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Product Parts Finder: Magento Extension by Amasty. User Guide.

  1. 1. Page 1 Product Parts Finder User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Magento Extension User Guide Official extension page: Product Parts Finder
  2. 2. Table of contents: 1. Creation of Finders .....………………………...…………………………………………..….. 3 1.1. Create Finder………………………………………………………………………………….…. 4 1.2. Add Products………………………………………………………………………………….…. 6 1.3. Select the CMS block to which the finder code should be added…………….. 8 1.4.1. Implement the Finder on a page where products should be filtered….…. 9 1.4.2. Implement the Finder on a Home Page…………………………………………… 12 2. General Finder Options ……....…………………...…………..…………………………… 16 3. Specify Dropdown Titles ………………………………………..………………………...… 17 4. Import Dropdown Options ..…………………………………..……………………….….. 18 5. Sample CSV Structure ….………………………………………..……………………..….... 19 6. Import History ………………………………………………………………..…..…….......... 20 7. Ranges for numeric options …………………………………..………………………….... 21 8. View Imported Data …………………………………………………………………………... 23 9. Manually Add Product Records ………………………………………………………..…. 24 10. Universal Products ….………………………………………..………………………………..25 11. How to Display Finders on Front End ……………….…..……………………..…….. 27 12. Front End Example ……..………………………………………..……………………….…. 29 13. Extension settings ……………………………….……………………………................... 30 14. Change Orientation for Finder Block ………………………………………….………. 32 15. Add Product Parts Finder Blocks to the Store Pages ……………………………....33 Page 2 User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  3. 3. Page 3 1. Creation of Finders User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ To setup a new Parts Finder please take the following steps: 1) Create Product Finder 2) Add Products 4) Implement the Finder on a page where products should be filtered 3) Select the CMS block to which the finder code should be added
  4. 4. Page 4 1.1. Create Finder User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Go to Catalog Menu Click the “Product Finders” menu item to open the list of all created finders To add a finder please click ‘Add Finder’ button.
  5. 5. Page 5 1.1. Create Finder User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ The finder Creation page will open Set up: - Internal title for finder (required) - Number of dropdowns (required) - Template (optional) - Custom Destination URL (optional)
  6. 6. Page 6 1.2. Add Products User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ After you’ve created the Product Finder you need to add products. You can add a product through: - Manual adding
  7. 7. Page 7 1.2. Add Products User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ You can add products also through: - Import Click here to see the example of a .csv import file
  8. 8. Page 8 1.3. Select the CMS block to which the finder code should be added User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ To display the block with finders in a specific category please go to Admin panel -> Catalog -> Manage Categories. On the ‘Display Settings’ tab set: - Display Mode option to ‘Static block and products’; - For CMS Block option please select the CMS block to which you added the finder code; - If you want to filter products in the whole catalog, please open the store root category and set `Is Anchor` field to `Yes`
  9. 9. Page 9 1.4.1. Implement the Finder on a page where products should be filtered User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Finders can be displayed on the frontend in any CMS static block (admin panel -> CMS -> Static Blocks). You can also create a separate CMS static block for a finder. To display a finder in a block, please copy finder code on Finder create/edit page, tab ‘Get Finder Code’:
  10. 10. Page 10 1.4.1. Implement the Finder on a page where products should be filtered User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Create a CMS block to add finder code or choose the existing block: Click here to create a new block.
  11. 11. Page 11 1.4.1. Implement the Finder on a page where products should be filtered User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Fill in all required fields and insert the finder code into the content field.
  12. 12. Page 12 1.4.2. Implement the Finder on a Home Page User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ To add a Products Finder to the Home Page please copy the finder code on Finder create/edit page, tab ‘Get Finder Code’:
  13. 13. Page 13 1.4.2. Implement the Finder on a Home Page User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ To add a Finder to the Home Page and be able to filter products, please take the following steps: 1. Create a Product Finder which you would like to use on the Home Page or choose the existing one and copy Finder Code. 2. Create or select the existing CMS Block and insert copied Finder Code into the Content field;
  14. 14. Page 14 1.4.2. Implement the Finder on a Home Page User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ 3. Insert the Finder Code in the Content field (CMS->Pages->Home Page); Insert the finder code into content.
  15. 15. Page 15 User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ 1.4.2. Implement the Finder on a Home Page 4. In Catalog->Manage Categories select the root category . Then open the Display Settings tab and choose the CMS Block you worked with on step 2 (CMS Block field). Set the ‘Is Anchor’ option to ‘Yes’
  16. 16. Page 16 2. General Finder Options Once you’ve specified the options, please click ‘Save’ button. There are 2 templates for finders provided with the extension – vertical and horizontal. The templates are located in this folder: appdesignfrontenddefaultdefault templateamfinder You can create your own template (or templates) for finders, add the template to this folder and then specify its name here. Use this option to display search results on the page of the corresponding product category. To enable this option please specify the URL of the category without the site domain, e.g.: category/subcategory1.html User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  17. 17. Page 17 3. Specify Dropdown Options Three more tabs with finder options will appear after you save the finder. At the ‘Dropdowns’ tab you can specify the title for each of the finder dropdown options and choose sorting for them. For text options like make or model, please choose ‘as text’ sorting, either ascending or descending. For numeric options like year, please choose ‘as numbers’ option, either ascending or descending, depending on your preference. User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  18. 18. Page 18 4. Import Dropdown Options At the ‘Import’ tab you can import values for the finder dropdowns. You can upload CSV product files using Drag and drop option or via FTP. Please see the next page with an example of a csv file structure. If you set ‘Delete Existing Data’ to ‘Yes’ all the part finders uploaded before will be deleted. User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  19. 19. Page 19 5. Sample CSV Structure Here’s a sample csv structure for finder with 3 dropdowns. ‘Nokia’ is the value for dropdown #1 (‘Manufacturer’ in our case). ‘2610’ is the value for dropdown #2 (‘Model’ in our case). ‘2009’ is the value for dropdown #3 (‘Year’ in our case). ‘n2160’ is SKU of the product, which should be in search results when the three values are chosen in the dropdowns (in our case it is sku of Nokia 2610). User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ In some cases you may have several SKUs which match the same parameters. So you can indicate all the matching SKUs in one line, like here. Please note that when you indicate more than one SKU in one line, the SKUs should be put inside quotation marks.
  20. 20. Page 20 6. Import History User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ On the Import History tab you can check all the uploaded files.
  21. 21. Page 21 7. Ranges for numeric options User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ ‘Range’ option can be used only for numeric options, e.g. years. When you set ‘Range’ to ‘Yes’, it is possible to import whole range of values in .csv file, for example years from 1980 to 2012. This is very convenient when one product is related to many years. For example some auto part can suit cars from year 2002 till 2007. Please see the next page for example of how ranges can be imported.
  22. 22. Page 22 To import a range of numbers, please specify the bottom and top number of the range via hyphen, e.g. 2002-2012. The product (or products) will be searchable by each year starting from 2002 and till 2012. 7. Ranges for numeric options User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  23. 23. Page 23 8. View Imported Data At the ‘Products’ tab you can see the information that you’ve imported from the csv. Also you can delete individual records. In case you’ve forgotten to mention some items in the CSV file, this feature will enable you to add new products to your page right in the admin panel without using CSV files. User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  24. 24. Page 24 9. Manually Add Product Records Specify all the required parameters of your products and click on the Save button. Right after that your product will appear in your store catalogue. User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  25. 25. Page 25 10. Universal Products To import universal products, please indicate their SKUs in a line in a csv file, separated by comma. User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ You can import universal products. The products will always be shown in the search results, whatever options are selected in the finder. Universal products appear at the end of the search results list. This is useful when some products match all search queries.
  26. 26. Page 26 10. Universal Products User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ At the ‘Universal Products’ tab you can see the list of products you have imported in ‘Universal Import’ tab.
  27. 27. Page 27 11. How to Display Finders on Front End Finders can be displayed on front end in any CMS static block (admin panel -> CMS -> Static Blocks). You can also create a separate CMS static block for a finder. To display a finder in a block, please add this code to the block: {{block type="amfinder/form" id="1"}} IMPORTANT. Please replace ‘1’ with the id of your finder (the id can be seen in ‘ID’ column at the list of finders (Admin panel -> Catalog -> Product Finders) User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  28. 28. Page 28 To display the block with finders in a category please go to edit the category in admin panel - > Catalog -> Manage Categories. On ‘Display Settings’ tab set ‘Display Mode’ option to ‘Static block and products’. For CMS Block option please select the CMS block to which you added the finder code. 11. How to Display Finders on Front End User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  29. 29. Page 29 12. Front End Example This is how a finder looks on front end (for this finder we used ‘horizontal’ template). User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  30. 30. Page 30 13. Extension settings You can choose whether to display ‘Find’ button only when a customer selects all finder values or when at least one value is selected. You can find this setting in admin panel -> System -> Configuration -> Product Parts Finder. If the option is set to ‘yes’ all universal products will be displayed last in finder search results. Use these settings to give the pages in search results their unique URLs so that customers could bookmark them. User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Choose ‘Yes’ to implement the finder only for your current category. Products in other categories will be displayed without any filtering. Simplify search process by redirecting customers to the page with one specific category according to their search parameters.
  31. 31. Page 31 13. Extension settings In case you have 2 or more finders on the same page, set this option to ‘yes’ to clear the already specified conditions for other finders on the page in order not to narrow down search parameters. User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  32. 32. Sometimes you may need to the same finder block to be vertical in one place and horizontal in the other one. This is possible. Let’s say you’ve create a finder, which is horizontal. To make it vertical in some place please use the following code: {{block type="amfinder/form" id="17" template="amfinder/vertical.phtml"}} If you would like to make some block horizontal, specify horizontal template for it, like here: {{block type="amfinder/form" id="22" template="amfinder/horizontal.phtml"}} Page 32 14. Change Orientation for Finder Block User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  33. 33. Please, read the instructions in this article to learn how to add the Product Parts Finder blocks on particular store pages via admin panel. Page 33 15. Add Product Parts Finder Blocks to the Store Pages User Guide: Product Parts Finder Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/
  34. 34. Thank you! Your feedback is absolutely welcome! Should you have any questions or feature suggestions, please contact us at: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Support: http://amasty.com/contacts/ Page 34 User Guide: Product Parts Finder

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