Private Catalog User Guide

Version: 2.0
Extension: http://store.onlinebizsoft.com/private-catalog.html
Support: support@onlinebizsoft.com

Table Of Contents

1. Introducing Private Catalog .....................................................................................................................2
2. Installation.................................................................................................................................................2
3. Configuration............................................................................................................................................3
4. Implement.................................................................................................................................................3
5. Uninstallation............................................................................................................................................4
 

1. Introducing Private Catalog

Private Catalog Extension help you to publish categories/products to a specific customer group or require loging in before viewing your products. This extension is really essential in case you are selling products to variety of customer class.

2. Installation

  1. Extract Extension.
  2. Using your FTP client upload app, js, skin directories to your store root. This would not overwrite any files, just add the extension to its folder.
  3. That's all.

3. Configuration

Configuration options are available in administration panel: System --> Configuration --> OnlibeBizSoft --> Private Catalog.

  1. Settings
    • Enable Private Catalog: Enable/Disable output on front-end
    • License Key: Extension license key
    • Login Required Scheme: Require customer login to access website. There will be 4 options:
      • None(not required): User can access all the cms pages and some specific categories/ products that allowed not login user to access. You can set customer access scheme for each category/product catalog categories/products manager
      • When Access To Every Web Page: User will be redirect to login page and required to login when access to the site.
      • When Access To Category: User will be redirect to login page and required to login when access to any category.
      • When Access To Product: User will be redirect to login page and required to login when viewing any product.
    • Login Page: Allows you to choose custom cms login or magento default login page.
    • Login CMS page URL key: Custom login CMS page url key.
    • Login Page Background: Login Page Background image.
    • Login Page Background: Login Page Background image.
    • Hide Top Menu For Not Login Customers: Hide top menu if not login.
    • Enable Catalog Group Access: Enable group access on category page. This takes effect when user access to any category.
    • Enable Product Group Access: Enable group access on product. This takes effect when user access to any product

4. Implement

  1. Assigning Category access to customer groups.
  2. Go to Admin -> Catalog -> Manage Categories. Select any created category or create new one. Under General Information tab, there is a multi select dropdown named "Restricted Access To". Here you can specify which user groups are not allowed to access to category page and it's products.

  3. Assigning Product access to customer groups.
  4. Go to Admin -> Catalog -> Manage Products. Select any created product or create new one. Under General tab, there is a multi select dropdown named "Restricted Access To". Here you can specify which user groups are not allowed to access to product page.

5. Uninstallation

  1. If you require to disable the extension without removing it completely, go to System->Configuration->Advanced->Advanced->Disable Modules Output and disable the module OnlineBiz_PrivateCatalog. Also, the extension can be switched off following steps without deleting the files of the extension.
    • Login to your FTP, navigate to app/etc/modules/
    • Open the file OnlineBiz_PrivateCatalog.xml and change the following line:
      From
      <active>true</active>
      To
      <active>false</active>
    • Clear the cache under var/cache.

If you are unable to access the extension settings in the backend, please logout and login once and try again.

But if installation requires some customization based on theme/layout then we will charge you for extra work. Hope you can understand this.

Sincerely, OnlineBizSoft Team