Multifront 9 Store Setup

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The purpose of this page is to show Administrators how to completely set up a Store in Multifront in the most optimal path.

Step 0: Before Creating a Store

Some of what goes in your Store can be created before your Store is exists. So, we'll start here.

Note: Some of what goes in your Store can only be created after your Store exists. The list on Step 1¾ has the rest of what you'll need to finish a Store.

Step 1: Create a Store

Stores & Reps > Stores >  "Add New" button
If you're creating a new Store, your screen would look something like this.


First, add the General Store Details. Then, use the "Save" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.

Administrators can setup additional Store settings from their Stores tab menus. The Store is created but still incomplete. Before we start setting up, we're going leave the "Stores" sections to create some additional assets.

Create a Store To-Do List:

After adding Store Details, use "Save and Close" instead of "Save".


Step 1¾: Create Before Next Steps:

This is an "in-between" step. Some of the things we use to build a Store can only be made after the Store has been created. Here's a list:

Step 2: Setup a Store

Stores & Reps > Stores > "Manage" action

Administrators would need to navigate through the Store tab menus for each "To-Do" list item.

Store Setup To-Do List:

How to Manage Store for Store Setup

Step 3: Configure Display Settings

Stores & Reps> Stores > "Display Settings" action

DisplaySett2.png

Navigate through the various tabs menus to configure Display Settings for a Store.

Administrators configure general, store-specific visual settings (such as a Store's Favicon, Website Logo, Website title, etc.) and Widgets.

What are Widgets? Widgets are reusable blocks of code that can be modified without the help of a developer to serve various functions. A "Configure" button will indicate which widgets are configurable. If a Widget does not have a "Configure" button, it is not configurable.

  • Example: Advertisement Banner widget can be used/reused to display a "Deal of the Day" or "Black Friday" sales from a Stores homepage.

Display Settings To-Do List

Administrators would need to navigate through the Display Settings tab menus for each "To-Do" list item.

Before getting started and based on your requirements, you may need to create these items to configure widgets:


Tab To-Do
Website Logo Select Website Logo and Favicon images. Enter details for Website Title
Home Page
  1. Select Banner Sliders for Slider and Advertisement Banner Widgets.
  2. Select Products to associate with New Arrivals and Home Page Specials Widgets.
  3. Select Categories to associate with Category List Widget.
  4. Select Brands to associate with Brand List Widget.
Layout Add Meta description for Meta Tags Widget
Footer Section Add details for Social Media, Help Section, Store Info, and Payment Gateway Widgets.
Display Setting Select a Default Image. If required, add details for Auto Image Resize Settings.
Product Page Select PDP template for each Product Type. By default, Administrators can choose "Big", "Medium", and "Small".

Preview Store

 Stores & Reps > Stores > "Preview" action

PreviewStore.png Administrators can preview a Webstore before publishing by using the "Preview" action. The Preview link is only to launch a Webstore from the Site Admin. Non-published changes will not be seen using Preview.

  • At minimum, a URL must be assigned to a Store before the "Preview" action can be used.
  • Once all Store Setup is done and a Store is Published, the Administrator can launch a Webstore using the Preview link.

Step 4: Publish Stores

Stores & Reps > Stores > "Publish" action

PublishStore.png

"Publish" initiates an update to the application server with Store, Product, or Catalog information so it can be displayed on the front-end of webstore. Anytime an Administrator makes a change to a Store, Product, or Catalog, Customers will not see these changes unless the Publish action is used or scheduled indexing occurs.

Note: A Store must be published before Store Setup is complete.

Publish Store To-Do List

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