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ZSTORE MANAGER BASIC

A plugin for your Zazzle Store Products

Zstore Basic Plugin

 zStore Manager Basic is a WordPress plugin that enables a Zazzle shopkeeper or Zazzle Affiliate site to easily display Zazzle products on another domain.  

zStore Manager Basic can be configured using a setup page. The user can:

 

  • configure the shop name, associate’s id, custom url, and the product layout.
  • use the cache so that images load faster.
  • use a shortcode on a page which will override the settings in the Settings page, except for the cache and the custom url.

  I hope this plugin is useful to you.  If it is, please consider making a donation on the donation page. Ilene K Johnson  

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Getting Started

Installation

1. Download the plugin to the plugins directory.
2. Activate the plugin
3. Fill in the information in the settings tab.
4. Add the shortcode, code>[zStoreBasic] to a page. If you simply want to use the configuration from the Settings page, no further action is necessary.
5. If you want to customize each page use short code

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Main Settings Page

These are the settings for individual page layout.

 

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This is the setup page for the plugin. The fields on this page are

Contributor Handle: Name of the Zazzle Store
Associate Id: Your associate ID if you want referral credit
Product Line Id: The product line id found on the Zazzle store page. Example: zazzle.com/storename/gifts?cg=123456789 where ‘123456789’ is the product line id.
Tracking Code:  A personal code that you can use to track the product.
Open product in new window:When user clicks on a product, it opens in a new window.
Show Zoom: When mouse is over the product, the product enlarges a bit for a better view.
Use Cache: Whether or not to use the cache. Caching helps the images load faster after the initial load
Cache Lifetime: Lifetime of the cache in milliseconds
Use Custom Feed Url: Whether to use a custom feed or not
Custom Feed Url: The url of the custom feed
Clear Cache: This button will clear your cache if you are using the caching option

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Page Layout

 

This is the individual page layout. These control the image sizes, spacing and text display.

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Product Type A dropdown listing all the product types. To add a product type, open the producttype.csv file in the root directory of the plugin and add the new type in the format of product name, zazzle-code. For instance, to add kids t-shirts, this would be Clothing | Kids | T-Shirts,252175184843195737.
Grid Cell Size: Size of the individual product image. Select a value from the dropdown.
Grid Cell Spacing: Pixels between each image. Cannot be blank and must be a digit.
Show How Many: How many products to show on a page. Cannot be blank and must be a digit.
Grid Cell Background Color: Background color of images. Six letter hex code.
Key Words: Key words to select what images are shown. Example ‘Santa’
Start Page: What page to start the display. Default 1. Cannot be blank and must be a digit.
Show Pagination: Check/UnCheck Show the pagination controls.
Show Sorting: Check/UnCheck Show the sorting controls.
Sort by: Sorting methods. Popularity or date created
Show Product Description: Check/UnCheck Show the product description under the product image.
Use Short Description: Check/UnCheck Uses a short description under the product image. Only works if Show Product Description is checked.
Show By Line: Check/UnCheck Show the artist by line under the product image.
Show Product Price: Check/UnCheck Show the product price under the product image.

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Shortcodes for zStore Manager Basic

The zStore Manager Basic shortcode is [zStoreBasic]. If you want to override the values from the settings page, add the following values to the shortcode:

contributorHandle name of the Zazzle shop you want to display.[zStoreBasic contributorHandle='shopname']

associateId Your Zazzle associate id for referrals [zStoreBasic associateId='12345678']

productLineId Your Zazzle product id. This is found on your a product’s page. Example zazzle.com/storename/gifts?cg=123456789 The last numbers are the product id [zStoreBasic productLineId='12345678']

trackingCode Tracking code that you select. [zStoreBasic trackingCode='yourtrackingcode']

gridCellSize Size of the product picture. acceptable sizes are tiny,small,medium,large and huge. [zStoreBasic gridCellSize='medium']

gridCellSpacing Spacing between the product pictures. [zStoreBasic gridCellSpacing='9']

gridCellBgColor Background color of each product picture. Color should be in hex [zStoreBasic gridCellBgColor='FFFFFFF']

keyWords Specific keywords relating to your products [zStoreBasic keyWords='Santa']

showHowMany How many products are displayed on a page [zStoreBasic showHowMany='20']

startPage What page of you want the display to start. Default is 1. [zStoreBasic startPage='4']

showPagination Show the pagination numbers at the top of display page [zStoreBasic showPagination='true']

showSorting Show the sorting type at the top of the display page [zStoreBasic showSorting='true']

defaultSort How you want the products sorted, by creation date or popularity. Default is creation date. Acceptable values are date_created and popularity. [zStoreBasic defaultSort='date_created']

showProductDescription Show a product description under each product picture [zStoreBasic showProductDescription='true']

useShortDescription When showing a product description, truncates the description and adds ellipsis to the end [zStoreBasic useShortDescription='true']

showProductTitle Show the product title on the product page [zStoreBasic showProductTitle='true']

showByLine Show the artist with each product on the product page [zStoreBasic showByLine='true']

showProductPrice Show the product price with each product on the product page [zStoreBasic showProductPrice='true']

productType Display a particular product type on the product page. Use the zazzle product code in the producttypes.csv file. [zStoreBasic productType='252175184843195737'] These values can be combined. [zStoreBasic contributorHandle='shopname' associateId='12345678' productType='252175184843195737' showHowMany='20' ]

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