Managing Front Ends

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Note: This manual is for osCommerce v4.

After you accessed the admin area of your website click on Sales channels and then on the required (Physical, Virual or Marketplaces) tabs. You can add the new sales channel (front end) by clicking on the corresponding button and switch on/off the required front end (website) by switching on/off the Status switch. Also after you click on the required front end you can either edit it or delete, assign categories/products, configure and copy by clicking on the corresponding buttons.

If you click on Edit button you can view/update the corresponding sections with the required information.

Note: If you add a new sales channel make sure you set up its url indicated in the Sales channel url field in the General section on your server as well.

If you click on Assign categories/products button, you can assign products and categories in bulk to a certain front end. In the pop up window click on + icon to see all subcategories/products if necessary and then check the boxes next to the required categories/subcategories/products. You can also select all or deselect all the options there by clicking on the corresponding buttons.

If you click on Configuration button you can either edit or delete the options by clicking on them and then on the corresponding buttons.

After you set up a required front end as described above you can use it for assigning different options to it. While filtering products and categories you can filter them per the required front end by checking the box next to the required front end.

While adding/editing a product you can assign it to a certain front end by clicking on Assign/Restrict tab and switching it on in Assign column next to the required front end.

Though the prices under Price and Cost tab do not appear to be assigned to certain front ends they are still recalculated based on the each front end Languages and Currencies section as described above. By clicking on Name and description tab you can assign the values there to the required front end.

By clicking on SEO tab you can assign the values there to the required front end.

Note: All the rest of the product tabs are not front end specific.

While adding/editing a category you can assign it to a certain front end by clicking on Assign/Restrict tab and switching it on in Assign column next to the required front end.

By clicking on Main Details tab you can assign the values there to the required front end.

Note: All the rest of the category tabs are not front end specific.

While filtering orders you can filter them per the required front end by checking the box next to the required front end.

While filtering customers you can filter them per the required front end by checking the box next to the required front end.

While adding/editing a customer you can assign it to a certain front end by choosing the required front end from the drop down list.

All SEO highlighted options under all the tabs are front end specific.

While adding/editing a blog post you can assign it to a certain front end by clicking on Assign/Restrict tab and switching it on in Assign column next to the required front end.

Menus are front end specific.

While adding/editing an email template you can assign it to a certain front end by clicking on the corresponding tab.

Payment modules (both online and offline) are front end specific.

Shipping modules are front end specific.