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    Default Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    If I create a Special the products show on the main page under specials. This is what I expected. However if I create a Salesmaker I do not see those products in the category show up in the specials area. Shouldn't those products show up there? Am I missing a setting or is that how it works?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    That's how it works.

    A Special is a Special.

    A Sale is a Sale.

    SaleMaker items affect the price.

    Specials affect price, and are highlighted in the Specials sidebox/centerbox.
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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    So anyway to feature some of the products on sale on the front page like the specials? I do not want to make each product a special when I can select the category in salesmaker.

    Thanks for the quick response.

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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    Use the "Featured Products" ?

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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    I would like to add some text or an image on the top of the Specials page that directs customers to items that are on sale via Salemaker. Can someone help me locate which file I would edit and an extra favor would be to tell me where in the file I could add the info. I am horrible when it comes to editing php files. I never know where its safe to add my html and I end up with errors. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    Quote Originally Posted by craftzombie View Post
    I would like to add some text or an image on the top of the Specials page that directs customers to items that are on sale via Salemaker. Can someone help me locate which file I would edit and an extra favor would be to tell me where in the file I could add the info. I am horrible when it comes to editing php files. I never know where its safe to add my html and I end up with errors. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    For anyone who also wants to know.....

    I figured this out myself. I made a banner to put at the top of my specials page that says something like "ALL KEYCHAINS ALSO 25% OFF - CLICK HERE". You can insert the image or text into this file:

    /includes/templates/template_default/templates/tpl_specials_default.php

    directly underneath <div class="centerColumn" id="specialsListing">

    (which is line 12 by the way)

    Example:
    <div class="centerColumn" id="specialsListing">
    <img src="yourimageurl/yourimage.jpg"><br>
    <h1 id="specialsListingHeading"><?php echo $breadcrumb->last(); ?></h1>

    and save in your override folder:

    /includes/templates/YOUROVERRIDEFOLDER/templates/tpl_specials_default.php

    Also, I usually enter the width and height in my <img> tags, but not for this one. Instead of having to edit this file whenever I want to take the banner down, I'll just create a 1x1 pixel white image and I'll replace my banner with the 1x1 pixel image in my image folder.


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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrByte View Post
    That's how it works.

    A Special is a Special.
    A Sale is a Sale.
    SaleMaker items affect the price.
    Specials affect price, and are highlighted in the Specials sidebox/centerbox.
    I've decided that even if this is - as designed its not as needed. Pulls hair out. When you rotate sales on 40 products on a monthly basis... I can do a selection of 3 categories in the sale maker... (took 30 seconds) OR manually select 40 different products and set the "sale" or "feature" element for each. (going to estimate a good couple hours or more)...

    What is required as part of the sale maker is a flag to set the entire group as a "special" or a "feature" as well.

    See it would be okay if you only had 1 product on sale or only did it every few months....

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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    You could make a Category called: Sale

    or something similar ...

    Then you could use the Multiple Categories Link Manager to copy all of the Products from 1 Category to another as Linked Products ...

    Then use the Multiple Categories Link Manager to set all Products in the Sale category to be the Master Category so that the Sale set in SaleMaker now works on these Products ...

    After the Sale you can use the Multiple Categories Link Manager to reset the original Category as the Master Categories ID and then use the Multiple Categories Link Manager to unlink these Products from the Sale category ...

    To get to the Multiple Categories Link Manager just find a Product and click on C for Copy and the link for Multiple Categories Link Manager ...
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    Default Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    NOTE: be sure to backup your database first before using this and until you become familar with how it works ...
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    Idea or Suggestion Re: Salesmaker not show under Specials?

    I'd just like to add my voice to the "Let's-allow-sales-into-the-specials-display-hallelujah" chorus.

    A "Display sale with specials" flag in the sale-maker form would be great. I know this will involve more programming, so when they pass the hat to me, I'll pony up 60 bucks. (If enough of us pledge 50 or 60 USD, perhaps an ambitious Zen-Cart developer will write and post the contribution?) I don't donate for many Zen-cart contribs, but this one would make the difference between a "very good admin" and an "excellent admin."

    Plus, my clients are already stretched too thin with the admin learning curve. I can't explain to them why they should set specials for every individual product when they would rather put an entire category on sale and have it displayed on the index, listings, sidebox, etc.

    They will, however, pay their web designer a little more for introducing them to a powerful-yet-accessible selling tool.

 

 
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