Categories

Categories

The first step is to create a category.
Click the New Category button from the control panel, and you will be directed to the page:

New
  1. Name – enter the name of the category.
  2. Alias – enter an alternate name of the category or leave it blank
  3. Parent – the first category will be the Root Category; the next ones can be assigned as subcategories.
  4. Access – the access level group that is allowed to view this item
  5. Created date – created date.
  6. Created by – the user who created this
  7. Published – the status of the category
  8. Description – enter a category description in the text-area
  9. Order – set a category image order (this option appears if you first add the image and save the category)
Publishing
  1. Page title – an optional text to be used as the title of the category page in the HTML output
  2. Meta description – an optional paragraph to be used as the description of the category in the HTML output
  3. Meta key – an optional comma-separated list of keywords or phrases to be used in the HTML output
Images
  1. Caption – enter an alternate text for the category image
  2. Image – browse and select the category image.
  3. Delete – check the box and save the category if you would like to delete the image (this option appears if you first add the image and save the category)
General Settings
  1. Theme - choose a theme for the component view. To start creating your own theme, copy all contents from /components/com_djcatalog2/themes/default to /components/com_djcatalog2/themes/YOUR_THEME. Do not remove or modify the default folder!
  2. responsive support – It will add CSS media queries for mobile devices
  3. contact form – show or hide "Ask about this product" form
  4. contact form recipients – New-line separated list of email addresses to which contact message should be delivered. If this list is empty, the website's email address will be used
  5. price for registered only – choose between prices visible for all or only for registered users
  6. Price unit – enter a price currency unit
  7. Thousand separator – choose between white space, comma, apostrophe, or none.
  8. Decimal separator – choose between a comma, period, or none.
  9. Decimal points – select a number of decimal points.
  10. Unit side – chooses the Left or Right side to display a price currency unit.
Category
  1. Catalog Mode – turning on this option will result in displaying only the products assigned to the currently browsed category. If you set to No, the component will retrieve products from all sub-categories.
  2. Category name – Show or hide category name.
  3. Category information – Show or hide category information.
  4. Category images – Choose if category images should be visible within the category description.
Sub-categories
  1. Sub-Categories – Show or Hide a sub-category
  2. Sub-Categories Header – Show or Hide a sub-category header.
  3. Columns – enter a number of columns to display sub-categories.
  4. Description – Show or Hide a sub-category description
  5. Truncate description – turning on this option will remove all HTML tags from the description.
  6. Description length – enter a number limit of a sub-category description character, leave 0 to display all characters. Remember to choose Yes for the Truncate description option to see the effect.
  7. Sub-category image – Choose between showing the image in the slim box or as a category link. You can disable displaying image.
  8. Read more – Show or Hide a read more link.
  9. Show children – Displays child categories of each sub-category
Product list
  1. Products per page – enter a number of products per page.
  2. List layout – select a layout of products list.
  3. Layout changer – allows visitors to switch between grid/table layouts.
  4. Columns – enter a number of columns to display products.
  5. Default order – choose the default way of products ordered
  6. Default order direction – choose the default direction of products ordering.
  7. Featured only – choose Yes if you want to display featured products only
  8. Featured first – choose Yes if you want to display featured products first.
  9. Category Filter – Show or Hide a category search filter.
  10. Category filter type – Select how category filter should work - All Categories: displays all published categories, Active branch: displays all categories in the current branch, starting from top-level parent category, Direct parent branch: displays immediate parent category and all its children.
  11. Producer filter – Show or Hide a producer search filter.
  12. Price filter – Min/max price filter
  13. Search filter – Show or Hide a search filter.
  14. A-Z filter – Display A-Z (alpha index) filter
  15. Alphabet letters – Comma-separated list of letters in the alphabet that you wish to display in the alphabetical filter. Leave empty to use the default list
  16. A-Z: Check letters availability – When enabled, the component will check the database if there are any products starting with each letter. This feature needs lot of server resources, so lease disable it, if you have many products in your database or the website becomes unresponsive.
  17. Category ordering – Show or Hide sorting by category
  18. Producer ordering – Show or Hide sorting by producer
  19. Name ordering – Show or Hide sorting by name
  20. Price ordering – Show or Hide sorting by price
  21. Create date ordering - Show or Hide sorting by creation date
  22. Product name – Choose how product's name should be displayed
  23. Category name – display a category name as link, as text or hide
  24. Producer name – display a producer name as link to producer lightbox, as text, as link to producer description or hide
  25. Producer's products – display a link to list of products next to producer's name
  26. Price – show price always, only if>0 (if the price is higher than 0) or hide
  27. Old price – Choose if you want to display old price if a product has special price defined
  28. Author – Allows to display name of the author or link to its products
  29. Hits – Number of how many times product page has been displayed
  30. Created date – Product's creation date
  31. Publish date – Product's publishing date
  32. Extra attributes – Show or Hide extra attributes (extra fileds)
  33. Cart button – Displays 'Add to cart' button when Cart is enabled and product is available
  34. Description – Show or Hide a product description
  35. Truncate description – turning on this option will remove all html tags from the description
  36. Description length – enter a number limit of description characters, leave 0 to display all characters. Remember to choose Yes for the Truncate description option to see the effect
  37. Product image – Choose between showing the image in the slimbox or as a product link. You can disable displaying image
  38. Read more – Show or Hide a read more link
  39. Location details – Displays location details (address) in product view
  40. Country – show or hide country
  41. City – show or hide city
  42. Address – show or hide address
  43. Postcode – show or hide postcode
  44. Phone no. – show or hide phone no.
  45. Mobile phone no. – show or hide mobile no.
  46. FAX no. – show or hide FAX no.
  47. Website address – show or hide website
  48. Email address – show or hide email
  49. Use RSS Feed – Toogles RSS Feeds
  50. Use RSS Icon – Display RSS cin un the category page
  51. Product limit – Limits the numebr of products in the feed
  52. Default Order – Choose the way products are oredered be default
  53. Default Order Direction – Choose the default direction of products ordering
  54. Description type – Decide whether to use intro or full description in the feed or none.
  55. Image – Use product's image in RSS feed
  56. Readmore – Display readmore
Product page
  1. Product images – choose if product images should be visible within the description
  2. Category name – display a category name as link, as text or hide
  3. Producer name – display a producer name as link to producer lightbox, as text, as a link to producer description or hide
  4. Producer's products – display a link to list of products next to the producer's name
  5. Price – show price always, only if>0 (if the price is higher than 0) or hide
  6. Old price – Choose if you want to display an old price if a product has a special price defined
  7. Author – Allows displaying the name of the author or link to its products
  8. Hits – Number of how many times the product page has been displayed
  9. Created date – Product's creation date
  10. Publish date – Product's publishing date
  11. Cart button – Displays 'Add to Cart' button when Cart is enabled and the product is available
  12. Intro description – Displays intro description before the full description
  13. Navigation – display next/prev links
  14. Related items' column – enter the number of columns in which related products will be displayed
  15. No. of related items – enter the number of related items that will be displayed in the single item view
  16. Image – Choose if product images should be visible within the description
  17. Price – Show price
  18. Description – Display product description
  19. Truncate description – turning on this option will remove all HTML tags from the description
  20. Description length – enter a number limit of description characters, leave 0 to display all characters. Remember to choose Yes for the Truncate description option to see the effect
  21. Cart button – Displays 'Add to Cart' button when Cart is enabled and the product is available
  22. Extra attributes – Show or Hide extra attributes (extra fields)
  23. Location details – Displays location details (address) in product view
  24. Country – show or hide the country
  25. City – show or hide the city
  26. Address – show or hide the address
  27. Postcode – show or hide postcode
  28. Phone no. – show or hide phone no.
  29. Mobile phone no. – show or hide mobile no.
  30. FAX no. – show or hide FAX no.
  31. Website address – show or hide website
  32. Email address – show or hide email
See an example list of categories:

If you want to make some changes to an existing category, e.g. change an image or a description, you can do it simply by clicking on the Edit button after selecting the category you want to edit.
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