Configuration instructions and description of TomatoCart e-commerce engine

To be able to use the software with TomatoCart, you need to manually upload and install the engine scripts to your server.
You can download the distribution kit from the TomatoCart official website. Here is the complete list of product features that the program uploads to TomatoCart:
  • SKU
  • Name
  • Price
  • Brief description
  • Extended description, which may include information from any fields of the catalog
  • Minimum order
  • Order increment
  • Manufacturer
  • Quantity in stock
  • Related products
  • Keywords and meta tags for SEO
  • Photos of four sizes (sizes are requested from the store configuration on your website)
  • All .jpg, .bmp, and .png photos from the additional files pane
  • All other files from the additional files pane (attached to product items and appear under product descriptions in the store)
TomatoCart implements an extremely sophisticated system for handling product options (colors, sizes, their combinations, etc.) The upload of that data from the program is not implemented, as an excellent implementation is available in the administration area of the store. However, the upload of the other data from the program does not prevent you from entering product options in the admin area of the store.

The program has been tested with TomatoCart 1.1.5.
In the free version of the program, in order to test the performance with TomatoCart, on the WHAT tab, select TomatoCart store, and on the WHERE tab - one of our the demo stores (or keep a randomly selected one.)
To use the store on your own server (available in the commercial version of the software only) you must first install and configure the store on your server.

Contents

Installing TomatoCart
Installing language modules
Final settings
Related links

Installation

Download the latest version of TomatoCart at http://tomatocart.com/downloads/download-tomatocart.html
Extract the archive and upload all of its content to your server.
Next, in the address bar of your browser, enter http://your_website/store_folder/install/
This opens the installation wizard. Follow its instructions; they contain sufficient details on everything.
On the first step, it tells you which folders must be writable. Set the right permissions (777) for them. For that purpose, use an FTP client.
Take a note of Step 3, Database configuration; in the program, you need to specify the same data as you have specified on this page.

Tomatocart settings
On Step 5, do include the Demo data
Tomatocart settings
TomatoCart installed successfully.

TomatoCart in your language

This is really easy. Download the localization archive, extract it and then upload it to the store folder on your website.

When the copying is over, sign in to the administrative panel of the store and select the required language.
Sign in to the panel at http://your_store/admin
Next
Tomatocart settings - start button
Select the required language
Tomatocart language
Open the added language for editing and set it as default (if necessary)
Tomatocart language
Switch the interface language
Tomatocart language

Final settings

Copy the file C:\Program Files\< MyBusinessCatalog >\Tech\Shop-add-ons\ServerSideScripts\tomatocart.php to the TomatoCart root folder.
This script provides interaction between the program and your online store.

Also, set the write permissions for the following folders.
Open an FTP client and set the 777 permissions to folders:
  • /images/
  • /images/products/
  • /images/products/large
  • /images/products/mini
  • /images/products/originals
  • /images/products/product_info
  • /images/products/thumbnails
  • /images/categories
  • /cache/products_attachments/

More information on TomatoCart

Official websites: Developers' website http://www.tomatocart.com

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