Blogging With Shopping: Customization with perfect combination with AbanteCart

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There are a number of settings in AbanteCart designed to help you customize your shopping cart. The following sections describe the most common settings used in AbanteCart. Change Logo
To change the logo on your storefront:
  1. Select Design –> Templates.
  2. On the Templates page, click the Edit gear on the bottom of the thumbnail.Change Logo
  3. In the Resource Library window that appears, your logo is shown on the right. Click the Replace File button beneath the logo and follow the prompts to replace the existing logo with the new one. You may need to adjust the logo size, depending on the template you’re using.
  4. SEO Friendly URLs

How to set up SEO-friendly URLs

Specifying SEO-friendly URLs enables URLs to use product names in links to improve SEO performance. To set up SEO-friendly URLs:
  1. Select System –> Settings –> System.
  2. On the Settings page, set the Use SEO URL’s setting to ON.SEO Friendly URLs
  3. Click the Save button at the bottom of the Settings page to save your change.
Once you’ve set up SEO-friendly URLs, AbanteCart creates an htaccess.txt file. You’ll need to log into your cPanel and use the File Manager to rename “htaccess.txt” to “.htaccess“. If a .htaccess file already exists, rename it to “htaccess.original” to save it in case something goes wrong before renaming the “htaccess.txt” file. You’ll also need to edit the new .htaccess file if your store is set up in a subdirectory ( and change the line containing RewriteBase / to RewriteBase /cart-subdirectory/ NOTE: The ability to set up SEO-friendly URLs automatically requires that mod_rewrite be configured. If you have problems, please contact us for further assistance. Change Domain Name

How to change your shopping cart domain name

To change your shopping cart domain name:
  1. Select System –> Settings –> Store Details.
  2. On the Store Details page, enter the new store URL in the Store URL field. You must include the trailing /. For example, if the new domain for your store is “”, enter it into the Store URL field as “”.Change Domain Name
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click Save to save your settings.
NOTE: If you previously changed your system .htaccess file, remember to edit it to reflect the URL update. Extensions

How to install and activate extensions

There are many core and third-party extensions for AbanteCart designed to enhance features and provide greater utility for both customers and administrators. Extensions To see all extensions currently installed with your version of AbanteCart, select the Extensions –> All Extensions menu. Search for and add new extensions using the Extensions Marketplace. You must connect to the Extensions Marketplace before you can add extensions. To connect to the Extensions Marketplace:
  1. Select Extensions –> All Extensions.
  2. Click the Connect button on the Extensions page.Extensions
  3. In the Connect to the marketplace window that displays, click the I am a new customer button to create a marketplace account, or login with your existing marketplace username and password.ExtensionsNote: If you are creating a new marketplace account, enter the information requested on the Create Account page and follow the instructions.Extensions
  4. Once logged in to the marketplace, you can browse or search for extensions for your shopping cart. When an extension is added, it remains available in the All Extensions page of your AbanteCart.
To enable an extension: Extensions
  1. Locate the extension you wish to install from the Extension Marketplace and install it.
  2. In your AbanteCart, select Extensions –> All Extensions.
  3. Locate the extension you wish to enable and set the Status button to ON.Extensions
  4. Your new extension is now available to use. Click the Quick Edit button for the new extension to configure it.Extensions

How to edit store text and label formats

Extensions You can easily edit text and label formats in your store. To do so:
  1. Select System > Localization > Language Definitions.
  2. On the Language Definitions page, you can customize the text and label formats used in your store, and add new ones as needed.Extensions
To edit a label: Extensions
  1. Go to the Language Definitions page and find the text or label you wish to edit.
  2. To quickly edit an item, click in the Translation field for it and enter the new text.Extensions
  3. Click the checkmark next to the field to save your changes.
You can also use the Edit button to make additional edits to some labels.

How to remove the “Powered by” text

If you wish to brand your AbanteCart and remove the Powered By text displayed by default, go to the Extensions Marketplace and install the Whitelabel extension. Once you install and enable it, configure the extension as desired to reflect your branding. To remove the Powered by text manually: Extensions
  1. Log into your HostPapa cPanel.
  2. Go to the File Manager and navigate to your shopping cart install location.
  3. In the shopping cart folder, navigate to the storefront > view > default_html5 > template > common directory and edit the footer.tplfile.
  4. In footer.tpl, delete the following line:
<div class="pull-right textright"> <?php echo $textpoweredby ?> <a href="..." onclick=";return false;" title="Ideal OpenSource E-commerce Solution">AbanteCart</a> </div>
  1. When done, save your changes. The Powered by text should no longer appear in your store footer.

How to customize your store policy pages

Extensions To customize your store policy pages for About Us, Privacy, Returns, and Shipping:
  1. Select the Design –> Content menu.
  2. In the Content Manager window, click the Edit icon to edit the policy you wish to change.Editing Policies
  3. When done, click the Save button to return to the Content Manager page.
You can also add a new page by clicking the + button at the top of the Content Manager page.

How to add new items to your store menu

To add a new menu item: Editing Policies
  1. Select Design –> Menu.
  2. Use the dropdown menu at the top to select the menu you wish to edit and click GO.Add Menu Items
  3. Click the + button on the resulting Menu page to add your new menu item.
  4. On the Insert Menu page, enter the information for your new menu item.Add Menu Items
  5. Click Save to save your new menu item. It will now appear in the menu you selected for editing.

How to add your company identity and contact information

Add Menu Items To set up your company identity and contact information:
  1. Select System –> Settings –> Store Details.
  2. Edit the settings as desired, then click the Save button to save your changes and update your store.

How to change the home page banner slider

To change the HTML5 banner slider used on your AbanteCart home page:
  1. Select Design –> Banner Manager.
  2. On the Banner Manager page are 5 main graphic banners, and one static (fallback) banner used for mobile displays.Banner Manager
  3. To edit the fallback banner for mobile displays, click its Edit icon.Banner Manager
    1. On the Edit fallback page, make the changes needed (when replacing the static banner image, use an image that’s 940px wide for best results).Banner Manager
    2. When done, click the Save button to save your changes.
  4. To edit a main graphic banner, from the Banner Manager page, click the Edit icon for the graphic banner you wish to change.
    1. All of the main graphic sliders are text-based. On the Edit Main Banner page for the banner you selected, locate the Banner HTML-code section   .Banner Manager
    2. Change the img src path to the one to your new image. If you’re uploading a new image, use the Add Media button to upload it. Graphics should be uploaded as .png files with a transparent background.
    3. Update the banner text displayed in the <span class=”txt1″> section of the HTML code.
    4. When done, click the Save button.

How to configure Google Analytics

Add Menu Items To set up your AbanteCart with your Google Analytics account:
  1. Select System –> Settings –> General.
  2. Scroll down and locate the Google Analytics account number field.Google Analytics
  3. Enter your Google Analytics account number. Click the Save button to update your cart and enable Google Analytics tracking.

How to accept payments

Banner Manager You must enable one or more payment methods for your store to accept payments from customers. Banner Manager To manage your payment methods: Google Analytics
  1. Select Extensions –> Payments.
  2. On the Extensions page, you must install each payment option you wish to use. Locate a payment method and click its Install button to install the extension.Accept Payments
  3. Click the Edit button for the newly installed payment extension and configure it as needed.
  4. Continuing adding and editing payment methods until done.
  5. Accept Payments
  6. Currency Exchange Rates

How to configure currency exchange rates

Banner Manager To configure exchange rates for the currency your store accepts:
  1. Select System > Localization > Currencies.
  2. You can edit the fields for any existing currency. Click the Save icon for that currency when done.Currency Exchange Rates
  3. On the Currencies page, click the + icon to add a new currency.
  4. Enable a currency by setting its status to ON. Disable it by setting status to OFF.
  5. To edit the details for any currency, click its Edit icon and enter the necessary changes. Don’t forget to click the Save button when done.
AbanteCart allows granular access to a wide range of settings for your store. To view and edit your store settings in the AbanteCart dashboard, head to System > Settings > All Settings via the sidebar. AbanteCart Settings
You can navigate between various setting categories (All, Store Details, General, Checkout, Appearance, Mail, IM, API and System) using the sidebar or tabs at the top of the screen. Setting Categories Alternatively, use the filters to find settings for a particular store (if you have a multi-store configuration) or a settings group (e.g. Appearance). You can even locate a specific setting by its key. Setting Filters

Editing settings

Use the Edit button adjacent to a setting to modify its value. Edit button Selecting a settings group presents all relevant settings on the page. You can now edit the settings as required.

Running the Quick Start Wizard

Also note that you can re-run the Quick Start Wizard from the Settings page. Click the wand icon at the top right of the screen to do so. Quick Start Wizard

Adding a new store

If you decide that you wish to add a new store to your portfolio, you can do so using the Plus icon at the top left of the screen, or by selecting System > Create New Store from the sidebar. Plus button This opens the New Store page, in which you can begin configuring your new store’s details. New store page There are several advantages available for users setting up multiple stores:
  • You can theme each store differently to build relevant brands for the type of products that are being sold.
  • Set products to appear on specific stores from one administration interface.
  • Localize each store by setting a different default language, currency and tax class.
  • Set up default customer groups for specific stores – allowing you to have stores set up for retail or wholesale customers.
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Crashed WordPress Database: Instantly Repair With Full Security Messurement

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When it comes to CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress, database is one of the most important component. This database stores all your posts, pages, and also your settings which makes it very important. Everything that you do is written in the database but sometimes this database can also get corrupted due to some reason and if that happens, then your website will start to malfunction. In this short guide, you will learn how to repair a crashed WordPress database, and get your website working again.

So why does this problem happen in the first place? This WordPress posts table can get corrupted due to any unexpected event, or any technical reason in the server. This causes website to malfunction, and you will find that all your data from Posts and Pages are gone. However, there’s no need to worry as your data is still there, and this problem happened because of a crashed posts table in the database. Because of this, you might also see 404 errors on existing pages where there was content before. So if you are facing such strange issues, then don’t worry, just follow the below instructions and you will be up and running in no time.

What did you do?

Most of the time a crash happens right after you’ve changed something in your blog. Maybe you’ve installed a new theme, or a new plugin, these are the basics. Maybe you’ve been doing something more complicated, like implementing a hack, or even altering the WordPress core files.
Simply take a piece of paper and write down everything you’ve done most recently. It’s most likely the first item on the list that caused the crash. Simply reverting it will get the job done 90% of the time.
Anyway, in my case the crash was caused by two plugins not willing to work with each other. Here’s what I did, and what I think is a good strategy for dealing with most crashes of this kind.
1. You need FTP access
You need a way to get to your hosting account and access all the files directly, hence FTP.
2. Delete the plugins
Delete all the new plugins you’ve installed lately. If your WordPress admin has crashed also (which it did in my case) then you don’t have a way of doing it properly. In such a case just connect to your site via FTP and delete the subdirectories in your plugins directory. Don’t worry, you won’t lose the settings of your plugins. Those are stored in the database.
Nothing? Still crashed?
3. Move the theme
Actually, just change the name of your theme’s directory. This will force WordPress to switch to the default theme. This should solve the problem. The default theme is not the default theme without a reason. It has been constructed to be 100% in tune with all the other parts of WordPress and cooperate with everything else without a glitch.
Still nothing?
4. Restore from a backup
At this point, I’d advise to simply grab a backup and restore the site using it. If it’s not the theme or the plugins then who knows what it is. Using a backup is often the easiest and fastest way out.
Now, this is really unlikely, but if your site is still not working it means that your core WordPress files are in some way corrupted. So take the final step.
5. Remove WordPress
This sounds big but actually, it isn’t. What you do is make a copy of your wp-config.phpfile and then delete the whole WordPress directory from your hosting account.
By the way, I hope you still have your backup of the wp-content directory. It will come handy in a minute.
Then you take a fresh ZIP file of WordPress and extract it where the old one used to sit. Next bring back your wp-content directory. Finally copy the old wp-config.php file into the main directory. After doing all this your blog simply has to give some signs of life again.
0. Turning everything back on
If at any point your blog has started to work again you need to be careful when enabling all the plugins back and activating the old theme.
Activate one plugin at a time carefully observing all effects it has on your blog. At some point your blog will crash again but this time you can identify the cause of this crash immediately and eliminate it.

What if you didn’t do anything?

You’ve simply woken up and your blog isn’t working, and it’s not related to anything you’ve done? Well, this is the real fun stuff.
Three main things might have happened:
• You got hacked. • The crash is due to a server error (check how to deal with them) • The site crashed because there was too much traffic to it.
The last two scenarios on the list is where you should start your investigation. Contact your hosting company and ask what’s going on. Remember when I said that 24/7 support by phone is something to search for? That’s why.
If it was a server error or a traffic crash then it’s something the hosting company should handle on their own. And you should use this time to search for a new hosting provider or selecting a more expensive hosting plan. If your site has crashed due to any hosting related issues then it’s likely to crash again in the future.
If the host says that everything is fine you’ve probably been hacked. A hack can be a tough thing to deal with. In my opinion using your backup is the best way out of it. You should also change your passwords immediately after bringing the site back up. Now, why am I telling you not to fight with hacks by trying to go into the source code and looking for changes? This is simply not worth it. You never know how deep the hack goes. Even if you manage to remove the direct cause of the crash you never know what else is still sitting in other places. Therefore, you can never be 100% sure that all changes have been reverted until you use a backup.
As far as I can recall I think I brought my blog back up within one hour. This was the time it took me to delete all plugins, and then turn them back on, one by one until I identified the problem. From that point on I am very careful when installing anything new on my blog. It’s like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’ll get.
I hope a situation when you have to use any of these techniques never occurs. An odd thing to say for a post’s author, but anyway, I really wish this to be the case.
Were there any epic crashes in your WordPress career? Feel free to share.
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