Tips that every Volusion store owner should know:
- Quickly View Any table in Admin Area
Within Volusion’s admin area, you are able to view most tables by changing the _GET labeled ‘Table’. (i.e. /admin/TableViewer.asp?Table=kits)
- Legacy Product Option
The legacy options are no longer fully supported for the newer versions of Volusion, but there are a few that are pretty cool if you are able to get them working. (i.e. Only Available with Option ID(s), Validate Reg Expression)
- Quick Jump ID Via_GETs
Similar to tip #1, when you are working within a table and you want to quickly move to a specific product or category, simply change the _GET value within the URL to the desired value. (i.e. &ID=2, &ID=10802199)
- Dynamic Sub-Categories in Left Hand Navigation
If you want the sub-categories of the category you are in to show within the left hand navigation, rather than statically coding a generic list place
<div id="display_menu_s"></div> within your template. If Volusion sees that the category you are on has sub-categories, they will populate in this area.
- Determine What Type of Page You Are On
- Disable Auto-Generate Child Products
If you find that you don’t want your child products to update every time you save the page, uncheck the ‘Enable Options Inventory Control Grid’ Check-box.
- Create Custom ASP Pages
Volusion allows you to create and use .asp pages on the FTP. These could be useful if you would like additional functionality for your store front.
- Run SQL
Volusion has a ‘Saved Exports’ are under inventory>import/export that allows you to write your own SQL. We’ve been able to create temporary tables within the database for extra functionality.
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