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The settings sections is comprised from the following tabs: General, Store, Local, Option, Image, Mail and Server.




The General Tab is the most important one. The user needs to fill the following:



Store Name: insert the name of your store. Example:

Store Owner: insert your name

Address: insert your address

E-Mail:  insert your e-mail. Example:
hisis hte email that all the sites orders + email will go to

Telephone: insert your personal or office phone number.

Fax: insert your Fax number



The Store section includes the following: 
Meta Tag Description, 




The Local section includes the following: Country, Region / State, Language, Administration Language, Currency, and Auto Update Currency ( set your store to automatically update currencies daily, Yes or No), Length Class & Weight Class.




The Option section ihas a number of different store specic areas that will allow you to personalize your store




* Default Items Per Page (in your store)
Determines how many catalog items are shown per page (products, categories, etc)
* Default Items Per Page (in the Admin area):
Determines how many admin items are shown per page (orders, customers, etc)
Allow Reviews:
Enable/Disable new review entry and display of existing reviews Yes   No
* Voucher Min:
Minimum amount a customer can purchase a voucher for.
* Voucher Max:
Maximum amount a customer can purchase a voucher for.
Display Prices With Tax: Yes   No
VAT Number Validate:
Validate VAT number with service. Yes   No
Use Store Tax Address:
Use the store address to calculate taxes if no one is logged in. You can choose to use the store address for the customers shipping or payment address.
Use Customer Tax Address:
Use the customers default address when they login to calculate taxes. You can choose to use the default address for the customers shipping or payment address.
Customers Online:
Track customers online via the customer reports section. Yes   No
Customer Group:
Default customer group.
Customer Groups:
Display customer groups that new customers can select to use such as wholesale and business when signing up.
Login Display Prices:
Only show prices when a customer is logged in. Yes   No
Account Terms:
Forces people to agree to terms before an account can be created.
Display Weight on Cart Page:
Show the cart weight on the cart page Yes   No
Guest Checkout:
Allow customers to checkout without creating an account. This will not be available when a downloadable product is in the shopping cart. Yes   No
Checkout Terms:
Forces people to agree to terms before an a customer can checkout.
Order Editing:
Number of days allowed to edit an order. This is required because prices and discounts may change over time corrupting the order if it’s edited.
Invoice Prefix:
Set the invoice prefix (e.g. INV-2011-00). Invoice ID’s will start at 1 for each unique prefix
Order Status:
Set the default order status when an order is processed.
Complete Order Status:
Set the order status the customers order must reach before they are allowed to access their downloadable products and gift vouchers.
Display Stock:
Display stock quantity on the product page. Yes   No
Show Out Of Stock Warning:
Display out of stock message on the shopping cart page if a product is out of stock but stock checkout is yes. (Warning always shows if stock checkout is no) Yes   No
Stock Checkout:
Allow customers to still checkout if the products they are ordering are not in stock. Yes   No
Out of Stock Status:
Set the default out of stock status selected in product edit.
Affiliate Terms:
Forces people to agree to terms before an affiliate account can be created.
Affiliate Commission (%):
The default affiliate commission percentage.
Return Terms:
Forces people to agree to terms before an return account can be created.
Return Status:
Set the default return status when an returns request is submitted.




The Image tab lets you modify the image on your site inclusing

Store Logo Icon, Product Image Thumbs Size, Product Image Popup Size, Category List Size, Product List Size, Additional Product Image Size, Related Product Image Size and Cart Image Size.

Store Logo:


To change your store’s logo click on the current logo / header to open the image manager


You can then select the new logo



A Favicon icon to display in the browser window next to the store address. Should be a PNG that is 16px x 16px.



Product images are automatically resized, so you only need to upload one product image and it will resize to the sizes you specify below:


* Product Image Thumb Size:

Default = 250 x 250

Changes the thumbnail image displayed on the product view page


* Product Image Popup Size:

Default = 500 x 500

Changes the image size on the product page (when a user click on the image displayed there)



* Category List Size:

Default = 120 x 120

Changes the category image size (if used)


* Product List Size:

Default = 120 x 120

The thumbnail size of products are listed in a row (ie home page latest product areas etc)


* Additional Product Image Size:

Default = 150 x 150

Changes the additional image size (if used)


* Related Product Image Size:

Default = 120 x 120

Changes the related products image size (if used)


* Cart Image Size:

Default = 75 x 75


The best way to work out what these sizes do is to have a go to see what you like


Once you have modified the images make sure you click ‘Save’




The Mail section – (You will not need to modify this area.)


New Order Alert Mail:
Send a email to the store owner when a new order is created. Yes   No
New Account Alert Mail:
Send a email to the store owner when a new account is registered. Yes   No
Additional Alert E-Mails:
Any additional emails you want to receive the alert email, in addition to the main store email. (comma separated)



The Fraud section – (You will not need to modify this area.)

This lets you sign up for an enter in you MaxMind Fraud Detection details:
MaxMind is a fraud detections service. If you don’t have a license key you can sign up. Once you have obtained a key copy and paste it into the field below.

The Server tab 

Maintenance Mode:
Prevents customers from browsing your store. They will instead see a maintenance message. If logged in as admin, you will see the store as normal. Yes   No
Allow Forgotten Password:
Allow forgotten password to be used for the admin. This will be disabled automatically if the system detects a hack attempt. Yes   No
Google Analytics Code

Google Analytics is a statistics tool that displays how many visitors the website has (on different timeframes), where they come from, how they’ve reached your website and other information.


Log in to your Google Analytics / or set up a new account and after creating your web site profile copy and paste the analytics code into this field.




Site Images Sizes

This is an advanced function that lets you modify the images on your website

(this has already been set up for you)





To see the changes on your site you will need to refresh your browser or possibly clean the cache

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