Product General


The General tab asks for basic information regarding the product:

  • Product Name
  • Description: Text that will describe this product on the product page, to be viewed by the customers in the store front of the shop.
  • Meta Tag Title: Title for the search engine.
  • Meta Tag Description: A summary to describe the product page to search engines.
  • Meta Tag Keywords: Similar to met tag description, but asks for a single keyword to describe the product.
  • Product Tags: A tag to describe the product to customers. If a customer types in this tag in the search box in the header, the product will be displayed in the search results.
  • Image: Clicking "Browse Folders" will lead the administrator to the Image Manager to upload a new image.
  • Model: Create a model number for the product using a combination of letters and numbers. (required)
  • Price: set a price for the product (if zero = Blank)
  • Quantity: The total amount available in the store for this specific product.
  • Subtract Stock: "Yes" will subtract stock from the quantity of the product (E.g If there are 100 computers, and a customer buys 2 computers, subtract Stock will change the quantity to 98.
  • Out of Stock Status: Select "Out of Stock", "In Stock", "2-3 days", or "Preorder" as the message shown on the product page when the product's quantity reaches 0.
  • SEO Keyword: Create a keyword for search engine optimization of this product. It will be seen in the URL of the product page. Therefore, the keyword created must be unique for every product.
  • Date Available: The date when this product will become available.
  • Status: Enabling makes the product publicly available in the store. Disabling allows the product to be edited in the administration, but hides it from the store front.
  • Sort Order: When the product is sorted in a list, a number assigns it priority. E.g. A product with a sorting order of 2 will be placed higher than a product with a sorting order of 3.
  • Categories: Check the categories that the product will be placed into.  The product will be listed on the category's page in the store.
  • Related Products: In this space, type any related products for this product. These products will be displayed on the product's page for the customer to view. When typing in the space, a drop down box will appear with related products.

Extra 

  • Minimum Quantity: The minimum amount of product a customer must reach to add that product to their Shopping Cart.
  • Requires Shipping: If the product requires shipping, select "Yes". If not, select "No:.
  • Dimensions: Enter the length by width by height of the product if there are dimensions to include.
  • Weight: Enter a number for the weight.
  • weight Class: Specify the units of weight for the number entered into "Weight".
  • Manufacturer: selecting the product's manufacturer will place the product on the manufacturer's page.
  • Filters: Select the filters to be applied to this product.
  • Download: If the product is a downloadable product, select the file that will be included with the purchase.
  • Attribute: Attributes are the specifications that are compared between products in the Product Comparison. Attributes are originally created under Catalog > Attributes. In Catalog > Products, selecting an attribute will assign an attribute directly to a specific product.
  • Option: Options are extra selections that a customer can make on the Product page before adding the product to the shopping cart. Options are first created under Catalog > Options, then assigned to a product that is created under Catalog > Products.