SM Hot Collections

This guide will help you install SM Hot Collections – Version 1.0.0 step by step.

 

1REQUIREMENT – Back to top

At the basic level, this module will require the following conditions:

  • Support Magento 1.7.x; 1.8.x and 1.9.x

2INSTALLATION – Back to top

2.1 Extension Installation

There are two ways to install extension:

  • Step 1: Download and unzip extension contents on your computer and navigate inside the extracted folder.
  • Step 2: Upload folders skin and app from our download package to your Web server’s document root (from here on, referenced as {docroot}). You should see a directory layout like this:

    {docroot} /magento/

    app/
    index.php
    js/
    lib/
    LICENSE.txt
    media/
    pear/
    skin/
    var/
  • Step 3: Login your Magento Admin
  • Step 4: Navigate to System => Configuration => find SM Hot Collections module (in the left of column) to configure this module

  • Step 5: You will see installed extension, click extension’s name tab to go to extension configuration page.

OR you also install the steps as following:

Step 1: In the Administrator page, Navigate to System >> Magento Connect >> Magento Connect Management

Step 2: Click Browse and Upload package file

Important Note:

  • After installing extension, you should logout first and then login Admin Panel to ensure all functions work normally.
  • You should disable all caches in cache management in the installation and configuration process.

2.2 Page Configuration

    • If you want to display this module on any page that you want, Please go to CMS > Page > Edit Hot Collections > Tab Content and add this code:
       

3EXTENSION CONFIGURATION – Back to top

3.1 Below is module layout

This module is responsive for different screens, thus it can display the item number in the collection of category

3.2 Module Configuration

Note:We used the images of module’s installtion on Magento 1.9.x to illustrate

After installing, go to System -> Configuration and find SM Hot Collections (in the left of column) to configure.
The parameters are divided into the following groups:

  • General settings
  • Source Options
  • Categories Options
  • Product Options
  • Advanced Options

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:

General settings

  • Enable/Disable – Allow to enable/disable the module.
  • Title of Module – You can enter title of module here.
  • Link target – Target to open links:
    • New window – Open the link in the new window/tab.
    • Same window – Open the link in the same window/tab.
    • Popup window – Open links in new pop-up window.
  • # Column – Set # column for category:
    • For devices have screen width from 1200px up to greater.
    • For devices have screen width from 768px up to 1199px.
    • For devices have screen width from 480px up to 767px.
    • For devices have screen width less than or equal 479px.
  • # Column – Set # column for product:
    • For devices have screen width from 1200px up to greater.
    • For devices have screen width from 768px up to 1199px.
    • For devices have screen width from 480px up to 767px.
    • For devices have screen width less than or equal 479px.
    • # Show type Load more – to load more product in tab.

Source Options

  • Select Category – Allow you to select Category. The SM Amazing Slideshow is added for showing product
  • Featured Products: Allow to Show/Hide/Only Featured Products.
  • Product Field to Order By: Set Product Field to Order By.
  • Ordering Direction: Allow to order ascending/descending direction.
  • Product Limitation: Allow to set product limitation.

Categories Options

  • Display Title Category – Allow you display title category or NOT.
  • Title max length – Allow to set the max length of title.
  • Categories Order By – Set Categories Order By: Name/Position/Random.
  • Ordering Direction – Allow to order ASC(ascending)/ DESC(descending) direction.
  • Display Total Item category – Allow to display icon or NOT.
  • Display Min Price Product – Allow to display the min price of product or NOT.
  • Display Description category – Allow to display description of category or NOT.
  • Description category Maxlength – Allow to set maxlength of description category.
  • Display Readmore Category – Allow to readmore category by phrase “View All” or other phrase.
  • Image Options
  • Get Image from Category Image
    • Category Image – Allow to display Image of Category or NOT.
  • Get Image from Category Image Thumbnail Image
    • Category Image Thumbnail – Allow to display Image Thumbnail of Category or NOT.
  • Get Image from Category Description
    • Category Description – Allow to display description of Category or NOT.
    • Order to Get – Allow to order to get image with options such as category_image, category_thumbnail, category_description.
    • Resize – Allow you resize category image or NOT.
    • Image Width – Allow to set image width.
    • Image Height – Allow to set image height.
    • Placeholder: show where to take the photo. If items do not have image, it will get image nophoto.

Products Options

  • Display Slider Product – Allow to display the slider of product OR not.
  • Display Navigation – Allow to set the Navigation for the Product.
  • Show Type Navigation – Allow to set “Show” or ” Hover” button navigation.

Image Product

    • Display – Allow to display title of description OR not.
    • Max Length – Allow to set the max length of description.
  • Image Options
  • Get Image from Product Image
    • Product Image – Allow to display Image of product or NOT.
  • Get Image from Product Description
    • Category Description – Allow to display description of Category or NOT.
    • Order to Get – Allow to order to get image with options such as category_image, category_thumbnail, category_description.
    • Resize – Allow you resize category image or NOT.
    • Image Width – Allow to set image width.
    • Image Height – Allow to set image height.
    • Placeholder: show where to take the photo. If items do not have image, it will get image nophoto.

Advanced Options

  • Include jQuery – Use jQuery from this module or not.
  • Pre-text – The content to show at the top of module.
  • Post-text – The content to show at the end of module.

4SUPPORT – Back to top

Thank you so much for purchasing this module. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Support Tickets System

Thanks so much!