NWDAjax – Ajax Cart magento extension documentation

Features

NwdAjax – Ajax Cart magento extension is a perfect solution for those who do not want their visitors to leave the page when they add products to cart. Add your products to cart, wishlist or compare lists INSTANTLY. Quick view product info without leaving category page.

Specify blocks you want to update via ajax in configuration. Just enter block name in layout and corresponding css selector in html.

Very easy to use. Intuitive interface. NwdAjax does not overwrite any magento core files. Work with custom templates.

Full features list

  • ajax cart
  • ajax wishlist
  • ajax compare
  • quick view popup
  • supports for all product types
  • specify blocks that needs to be updated via ajax
  • Multi-store supported
  • No programming skills required
  • Easy to install and configure
  • Meets Magento programming practices

Package

Extension package contain following files and folders

  • Documentation – documentation in html format
  • Extension – extension source code

Installation

We do recommend to install and test the extension on development server before installing it on live store

Before start

Backup

Backup store files and the store database.

  • Disable compilation mode in System > Tools > Compilation.
  • disable Magento cache – Cache Management
  • Log out from magento admin panel ( if you logged in ). This step is required to reset magento access control
    cache

Install

  • Unzip extension package
  • Navigation into package/Extension folder
  • Upload content of package/Extension to your magento root directory.
    • package/Extension/app >> magento_root/app
    • package/Extension/js >> magento_root/js
    • package/Extension/skin >> magento_root/skin
    • and so on

    NwdAjax does not overwrite any magento core files

  • Set correct file permissions for all the theme files which you uploaded to your server.
  • Enable & configure the extension – NwdAjax configuration

Common Issues

  • No “NWDthemes” item in main menu.

    • check that all files were uploaded.
    • check that all files have correct permissions.
    • check that Magento cache is disabled – Cache Management.

  • I get 404 error in System > Configuration > FAQ Page

    • Logout from backend and login back

  • My configuration changes do not appear on the store.

    • refresh Magento cache – Cache Management
    • make sure that settings are not overrided on different scope level like website or store view. Scope switch is located in top left corner of Configuration page. More info about scopes – Understanding store scopes

Uninstallation

If you require to disable the extension without removing it completely, go to System > Configuration > Advanced > Advanced > Disable Modules Output and disable the module Nwdthemes_NwdAjax

If you want to completely remove extension, follow these steps:

  • Disable compilation, in case it is enabled. ( System > Tools > Compilation )
  • Login to your FTP, navigate to app/etc/modules/
  • Open the file Nwdthemes_NwdAjax.xml and change the following line:
    from

    to

  • Clear the cache under var/cache
  • Make sure that the site is working properly
  • If everything works fine, it is safe to delete the files of the extension.

Configuration

Navigate to System > Configuration > Nwdthemes extensions > NwdAjax configuration to modify extension configuration

  • Settings

    • Status – Enable / disable ajax features
  • Ajax Cart

    • Status – Enable / disable ajax cart
    • Blocks updated via Ajax – you can specify block name in layout and corresponding css selector in html.

      All blocks will be updated automatically
  • Quickview

    • Status – Enable / disable Quickview popup
    • Quick view popup width – Popup width in PX
  • Ajax Compare

    • Status – Enable / disable ajax cart
    • Blocks updated via Ajax – you can specify block name in layout and corresponding css selector in html.

      All blocks will be updated automatically
  • Ajax Wishlist

    • Status – Enable / disable ajax cart
    • Blocks updated via Ajax – you can specify block name in layout and corresponding css selector in html.

      All blocks will be updated automatically

Magento Configuration

We do not provide support of magento core features. More inormation about Magento can be found in Useful links

Cache Management

Cache Management

When making certain changes to Magento, such as modifying code files, it is necessary to clear the cache in order for the changes to become visible.

There are two ways to clear the cache in Magento:

Through the Magento Admin Panel

  1. Log in to your Admin Panel account
  2. Go to the System -> Cache Management section
  3. Click on the Flush Magento Cache button

Using SSH/FTP or the cPanel File Manager
Delete the contents of the var/cache/ folder using the following SSH command (MUST be executed from your Magento base directory):
rm -rf var/cache/*
OR
Delete the folder var/cache/ through your FTP client or using the cPanel File Manager.

Index Management

Index Management

  1. Log in to Magento administrator control panel.
  2. Go To System > Index Management.
  3. On the left side is a list of categories that can be reindexed. Select the categories to reindex. If you want to run a reindex for all of the products, click “Select All”.
  4. From the Actions drop-down menu, select Reindex Data and then click Submit.
  5. Depending on how many categories, and the amount of information that needs to be reindexed, this could take a few minutes, or hours.

Help & Support

Support Policy

Support hours: 10AM – 6PM GMT+1 time, Monday – Friday. The support response time is 24-48 hours.

Support for our items includes:

  • Fixing bugs and reported issues
  • Responding to problems regarding the item and its features
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions

Item support does not include:

  • Customization and installation services
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins
  • Support for Magento: configuration, installation, maintenance etc.