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The following chapter describes some of the basic Magento settings and features.Support for Magento configuration/ maintenance etc. is beyond the scope of our support.

1 - Caching system

When developing your Magento store,you want to see the changes you have implemented. Inorder tobe ableto see changes immediately, you should completely disable the cache.Youcan enable it after you finish configuring your store.

If the cache is enabled, always refresh the cache after making changes in the store/theme/extension configuration.

To access the cache management screen, go to System >Cache Management.

1.1 Flush cache

Go to System >Cache Management.Click the following buttons to completely clear the store cache:

Step1. Flush Magento Cache

Step2. Flush Cache Storage

Step3. Flush Catalog Images Cache

Step4. Flush JavaScript/CSSCache

1.2 Disable cache

Go to System >Cache Management. Click Select All link,select Disable in Actions field and click Submit button:


After cache is disabled cache management screen might look like this:

1.3 Enable cache

When the store is configured, you can enable caching system again.Go to System > Cache Management. Click Select All link, select Enable in Actions field and click Submit button:

1.4 Refresh cache

If the cache is enabled, after each configuration change, extension installation, upgrade or uninstallation always refresh the cache.To do this, go to System >Cache Management. Click SelectAll link, select Refresh in Actions field and click Submit button:

2 - Index management

Magento indexes most of its data in order to access it faster.If You make changes to your store such as editing products, adding categories, changing urls, etc. you will need to reindex the data so that the changes can show up on your frontend.

To access the index management screen,go to System > Index Management.To rebuild your indexes, select all,select Reindex Data and click Submit button.

3 - How to enable the theme

In Magento you can enable the theme on many levels.You can set one theme for the entire store,but can also set different themes for different parts ofthe store (even for selected categories, products or CMS pages).

If you want all your store pages to look the same (to use the same theme), your theme should only be enabled in System >Configuration >Design(the same as it was described in the installation steps3. Installation).You need to remove all theme over rides from categories, products and CMS pages.

There are many places where a theme can be enabled. If you have just installed a fresh copy of Magento, those places will be empty. Other wise, please take a look at these sections of the admin panel:

•   System >Design

This section should beempty,deleteall existing entries:

These fields should be left empty, do not select any theme here:


  • Catalog >Manage Categories> [category]> Custom Design >Custom Design
  • Catalog >Manage Products> [product] > Design > Custom Design
  • CMS >Pages >[page]> Design > Custom Theme

    Leave--Please Select--in thesefields,like on the following screenshot:

Remember to flush the cache after you change design settings.

4 - Logo

  • Upload your logo to skin/frontend/aloelectro/default/images/.
  • By default Magento theme displays logo from the file name logo.jpg. If you up loaded file with different name or different file format(e.g..png or.jpg)
  • Login your Magento Admin
  • go to System > Configuration > Design > Header section and in the Logo Image Src field specify a path to your logo image

5 - Categories


More info about categories in Magento can be found in :


To create and edit categories in Magento, navigate to Catalog > Manage Categories

Categories section of the admin panel. After installation of Magento your category tree is almost empty, there is only the root category (name Default Category):

The root category is not displayed in the frontend of the store –that's why your main menu is empty just after is talling Magento.You need to add some new top-level categories (also called subcategories because they are descendants of the root category).


All categories have to be descendants of the root category. Do not add categories outside of the root category tree.

To add a new category,select the root category by clicking on itand click Add

Subcategory button:

Fill inall the required fields. Especialy set Is Active and Include in Navigation Menu fields to Yes, and click Save Category:

This will create a new category (which will be displayed as a top-level category in the main menu on frontend):

Note: that this new category has to be a descendant of the root category– it has tobe one level lower than the root category:

If the category is not displayed in the frontend:reindex the data in System > Index

Management and flush Magento cache.

5.1 Category info

For each category you can add some basic information which will be displaye don category page (above the products).Navigateto Manage Categories and select a category:

  • Description - category description.Youcan enter textor HTML.
  • Image – main category image. After image is uploaded and saved,an icon of the existing image will appear to the left of the button,and a Delete Image checkbox will appear tothe right.

5.2 Landing pages

You can show your customers a landing page instead of the standard product listing page when they select the category. You can do so by enabling static block on your category page.Navigate to Catalog >Manage Categories, select a category, open Display Settings tab and select appropriate valuein the Display Mode field.In the CMS Block drop-down, select which block you would like to display on category page. The list will include all existing static blocks.

5.3 Depth of the menu

In the main menu you can limit number of displayed cetegory levels. To do that, go to System >Configuration >Catalog and specify the dep thin Maximal Depth field. For example, if you want to display only three levels of categories, enter 3 in Maximal Depthfield and save the configuration.From now on,only three levels of categories will be dis played in the main menu.

5.4 Categories in Layered Navigation ("ShopBy")

You can display categories in Magento's Layered Navigation block ("Shop by"block) at the top of the left sidebar in category view.To display selected category in the Layered Navigation, go to Catalog > ManageCategories, click selected category and set Is Anchor field(in Display Settings tab) to Yes:

From now on this category will be displayed in the Layered Navigation.If the category is not displayed in the frontend: reindex the data in System > Index Management and refresh Magento cache.

6 - Products

6.1 Options box

For products which have options (like configurable productsor bundle products) you can change position of the options box on product page. It can be displayed in the main column(next to the product images),or in the column below images.Select a product in Catalog >Manage Products,open Designtaband select position in Display Product Options Infield:

6.2  “Only X left” indicator

There is a quantity indicator displayed on the product page.It shows the quantity of items left in stock if the stock level is equal or below the threshold specified in the admin panel. The threshold can be set in Only X left Threshold field in System >Configuration >Inventory.
For example, if you set the option to 20,all products with quantity equal or less than 20 will have the text Only X left on the product page.
For configurable products this text is click able and shows drop-downbox with quantities of all products associated with that product.

7 - Attributes

An attribute in Magento is defined as any property of a product,such as color,price,SKU, manufacturer, etc.There are two types of attributes: System Attributes (cannot bedeleted and every product must contain them) and Simple Attributes(which can be created by the store admin).Attributes are groupped in AttributeSets. Here youcan find more info about Magento attributes: http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/welcome_to_the_magento_user_s_guide/chapter_3#attributes

7.1 Attribute management

To edit existing attributes, go to Catalog >Attributes>Manage Attributes and select an attribute from the list.To create a new attribute,click Add New Attribute button.There are many types of attributes which you can create,one of the most useful is a dropdown attribute which lets you define a list of values that will be available when creating new products.

After making any changes in the attributes and AttributeSets,you may need to reindex the data in your Magento (3.2 Index management)and flush the cache (3.1 Caching system).
Let's see an example of a dropdown attribute manufacturer which stores a list of product brands.Fill in the form as follows:

After you create the attribute, you need to add it to the Attribute Set which you use for your products.Attribute Sets are described in the next chapter.

3.7.2 Attribute sets

An Attribute Set is a collection of attributes, created to fit certain types of products. To add a new product in Magento you need to select an AttributeSet which will describe that product. You can create many custom Attribute Sets for different types of products.For example, if you sell t-shirtsand books,you could create 2 AttributeSets:one specific to t-shirts,one specific to books.The Attribute Set for t-shirts can include attributes such as color and size (which are not needed in the AttributeSet for books).

Important: After making any changes in the attributes and AttributeSets, you may need to reindex the data in your Magento (3.2 Index management)and flush the cache (3.1 Cachingsystem).
Let's continue an example with manufacturer attribute. To add your attribute toan AttributeSet,go to Catalog>Attributes >Manage Attribute Sets,select an Attribute Set (default one is named Default). You will see Unassigned Attributes section with a list of available attributes.You can associate attributes to your Attribute Set by clicking and drag in an attribute in to the Groups section.To disassociate an attribute,simply drag it back to the Unassigned Attributes list.

Click Save Attribute Set button after you finish. You can add your custom attributes to many AttributeSets.< Then,go to Catalog >Manage Products and open a product.If the product is based on the Attribute Set which contain your manufacturer attribute, you will see a list of manufacturers which may look like this:

If you added manufacturer attribute to that AttributeSet, but you don't see the field with the list of manufacturers, you may need to reindex the data in your Magento and flush the cache.

8 - Content Management System (CMS)

8.1 WYSIWYG editor

WYSIWYG(What You See Is What You Get) editor is a convenient way to add content to pages and static blocks in Magento.
Important: WYSIWYG should only be used to edit text, never use it to edit HTML. Remember to always turn off WYSIWYG editor when you want to edit HTML or Magento's CMS tags in the page/block content.Otherwise WYSIWYG editor can break your content.
Infact the best way to useWYSIWYG is to turn it on only when it is needed. Go to System >Configuration >Content Management and set it as Disabled by Default.
After that, if needed, WYSIWYG can always be turned on with Show/Hide Editor button above the page/block content field:

8.2 Static blocks

Static blocks in Magento are simple portions of content that can be displayed throughout the site. To manage static blocks, go to CMS >Static Blocks section in the admin panel.

To create a static block,go to CMS > Static Blocks,click Add New Block button and follow these steps:

  1. In Identifier field enter an identifier of one of the static blocks. Make sure the identifier is lower-case and separated by underscores to follow Magento’s standards
  2. Enter the title in Block Title
  3. Select the Store View to which this block will apply.
  4. Select Enabled in the Status field. Disabled means that the block is not displayed in the frontend.
  5. Insert your Content(it can be textor HTML )and click Save Block. Here’s an example:

For more details on creating static blocks please refer to Magento user guide: static blocks.

8.3 CMS markup tags

There are some special mark up tags– a bits of text surrounded by double curly braces– which have a special meaning in Magento.You can use those tags either in static blocks or CMS pages. For example,this tag:
will be replaced with the store’s base URL. It might be useful when you want to display a link on one of your pages.You can use this tag to dynamically build all of your links (you don't need to hard-code any links).Thanks to that you will not need tore build your links after you move your store to a new domain. For example, if your store domain is www.example.com, the following tag placed in the page content:
{{storeurl='path/to/page/about-us'}} will be replaced with this URL: http://www.example.com/path/to/page/about-us/ For more information, please refer to this article, where you can find a comprehensive list of available tags: CMS markup tags

9 - Translation / Localization

Interface translation

This theme introduces a few additional interface character strings. For example “Special Price” label is replaced with shorter “Now only” label. Strings are located in app/design/frontend/aloelectro/default/locale/en_US/translate.csv. This file can be used to translate the interface into other languages.
To translate the interface into Spanish follow these in structions:

  • Createa new folder for your translation.For Spanish language it will be app/design/frontend/default/aloelectro/locale/es_ES.
  • Copy translate.csv from app/design/frontend/aloelectro/default/locale/en_ES.
    And paste it into created folder app/design/frontend/aloelectro/default/locale/es_ES.
  • Open app/design/frontend /aloelectro/default/locale/es_ES/translate.csv in Open Office Calc(or other text editor like Notepad++, PSPad).
    Note: The editor should be capable to save file in UTF-8 encoding. Do not use Excel, it can break file structure. Read more about useful tools:
  • If you open translate.csv in Open Office Calc it might look like this:

    The first column contains the original character strings.It should be left intact.In the second column you can place your translation ofeach string.
  • Some strings contains%dor%sentries.These entries should be left intact in the translated strings.

1 - Contact

- Email Support: deepika.chauhan@stargroupindia.biz

2 - Support

If you have found any bugs or have some other problems with this kyra shop .If the problem is not covered there,you can contact us in mail deepika.chauhan@stargroupindia.biz. We will respond as soon as possible (within 24 – 48 hours, usually much faster).