Help Manuals - Fortune3 Ecommerce Software Help
On your site, sub-categories can be shown in two different ways. You can choose an expandable menu which allows your sub-categories to pop out in a window when the mouse is over the main category name. The other option is to show it as a non expanding menu. This will allow the user to click on the main category they wish to enter and the category page will then show the menu with all of its sub-categories. These settings can be changed from the More Settings - Menu Options button in the My Web Pages section of the Fortune3 Wizard.
Category Fields - Basic Info
Name: This is a required field. This is the field that represents your category. Your web store's navigation menu contains the category Name field for each category on your Tree. Therefore, because of the space limit for the menu, this field is limited to 24 characters.
Description: This is a required field. Use this field to write a description for your category and possibly the type of products it contains. Click on Edit HTML to edit the description and its format with the WYSIWYG / HTML Editor. This field will support general HTML tags to further enhance the appearance of the text and is limited to 250 characters (see HTML Tags for more details). For larger category descriptions, you may use the Additional Description field.
Additional Description: Use this field to add a larger description for your category. This field will support a much larger number of characters than the Description field. The "Place Additional Text" drop-down menu will allow you to choose where you want the Additional Description to show up on each of your category pages. It can either come up before the list of products, or after it. Click on Edit HTML to edit the additional description and its format with the WYSIWYG / HTML Editor. This field will support general HTML tags to further enhance the appearance of the text and is not limited in its number of characters (see HTML Tags for more details).
Image: You may Browse for an Image if you would like your Category to be represented by an Image. Images can have a maximum file size of 500kb. That size should be large enough for an image that is up to 1200 pixels wide and in normal-high resolution. The only acceptable image file types are .jpg .jpeg .gif and .png.
Category-based Discounts can also be incorporated into each of your categories. Each of your categories may offer a percentage discount for a 2nd product purchase for products within the same category (Products beyond this point may reflect a 2nd product discounted by a percentage - Buy one, get the 2nd Product Discounted by ___%). For each product and set of options within this category, you will be able to select whether or not that product is eligible for this discount. The discount will be advertised on your category pages and on the product pages for each of the products that participates in the discount.
Important Note: When using this discount option, the least expensive product of the two will be the one the discount will apply itself to, not necessarily the "Second" chosen product.
Show Category On:
Webpage Meta Tags/Properties: In this area, you can designate your own custom Webpage Meta Tags and assign a filename for this category's web page(s). If you do not wish to do this, leave these text areas blank, and the software will create default values for these fields based on the information you have entered into the Name and Description fields for this category - and though these default values will not be visible on the software itself, they will be on your site. You can specify the web page's Title, Description, Keywords and Filename. This is mainly available for you to optimize your pages for search engines. If any of these fields are left blank, FORTUNE3's default optimization will be used for that field on this category's web page(s).
Search Toolbar Options
The FORTUNE3 Wizard allows you to customize the way the Search/Sort Toolbar looks, functions, and the filtering and sorting options it contains on each of your categories, for more help concerning "Search Toolbar Options" please click here.
Copy Setting to All Categories: Clicking this button will copy the "Search Toolbar Options" of the of the category you are currently inspecting to all other categories in "My Products" Tree.
When finished, click on "Save & Close". You can continue adding categories and sub-categories until the desired structure of your E-Commerce Webster's navigation menu is complete.
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