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Themes and Design

  • Working With Frontend Apps

  • Creating Custom Variables

    This feature can be very helpful when adding custom text to you store. Custom variables are moveable pieces of plain text or HTML content great for adding to transactional emails, or adding constant copy and designs.

  • Adding Social Plugins

    Social media sites provide a variety of plugins that you can use to add their official icons and badges to your store. All you have to do is find the code you want to use, copy it to a static block, and place the block in your store.

  • "New Products" List on Home Page

    This article explains how to add and configure the "New Products" list.

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  • Using the Themes Editor

  • Resizing Catalog Images

    Magento Go resizes the product images you upload according to the dimensions specified by the theme. As a best practice, you should standardize the size of your images to ensure that they appear at the highest possible resolution, and maintain the correct proportion.

  • Previewing Themes

    You can preview any theme using actual content from your store, without interrupting the operation of your site.

  • Choosing a Theme

    When choosing a theme, look for the best use of space for the content you want to display.

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  • Working With Static Blocks

  • Adding New Links to Footer

    The Footer Links block at the bottom of every page in your store is an easy way to provide access to content pages that you want to make readily available. This article explains how to add links to pages in the footer of your Magento Go store.

  • Adding Social Plugins

    Social media sites provide a variety of plugins that you can use to add their official icons and badges to your store. All you have to do is find the code you want to use, copy it to a static block, and place the block in your store.

  • Using CMS Static Blocks

    Magento Go allows you to create blocks of content that you can use throughout your Web Store. The benefit of using Static Content Blocks is that they can be implemented on any page or group of pages using the frontend Apps tools available in Magento Go.

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  • Creating Content Pages

  • What Is A Node?

    A node is used solely as folders to group child nodes and/or pages. Nodes cannot be viewed in the frontend (in your web store) It provides an intuitive method for organizing your content pages.

  • Image Management and Uploading

    In Magento Go, you can create and manage the images that are used in your themes and content pages using the image management tool. This tool, which pops up when you click Insert Image on any content page, allows you to upload, delete, and use the images in your media storage.

  • Managing CMS Pages

    CMS (Content Management System) pages are static pages such as your Homepage, About Us, and Customer Service pages that provide information about a web store and are managed through the Backend panel. CMS pages are full pages that are available via their own URL address.

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  • Using the CSS Editor

  • Removing White Image Border

    The white canvas is controlled by your theme's design. You can apply CSS to remove the "white" border. Best to upload your base images to minimum of 430px X 430px.

  • Using the CSS Editor

    Magento Go lets you add your own custom cascading style sheet (CSS) file to override any of the default CSS that is used in the available themes. This gives you control over the styling of all of the elements in your store.

  • How to Remove "Add Product Tag"

    Magento Go provides many eCommerce features for your convenience but if certain features do not fit your store’s theme, they can typically be removed.

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  • Using the Java Script Editor

  • How to Add Custom JavaScript

    This article describes two methods for adding custom JavaScript to your Magento Go web store. With JavaScript, your web store layout, design, and functionality can be customized.

  • Working with JavaScript

    Your store layout, design, and functionality can be customized using the design tools available in the Admin panel. However, if you have a working knowledge of JavaScript, you can make additional changes to enhance your store.

  • Adding Third-Party Scripts

    Some third-party web applications and services provide code that must be placed in the HTML, either before the opening body tag or after the closing body tag.

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  • Using the Layout Editor

  • Using the Layout Editor

    The Layout Editor lets you control the display of preconfigured blocks to the left and right columns of your store. You can add, rearrange, lock in place, and remove blocks from view.

  • Moving a Built-In Block

    The order of any preset block can be changed by using the Layout Editor to drag it from one location to another within the same column.

  • Adding a Built-In Block

    You can use the Layout Editor to add a preset block to the sidebar of most two- or three-column pages.The selection of blocks may differ on each page, so you should visit each page of your store to see which blocks are available.

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  • Using the Design Settings Editor

  • Standard Block Layout

    The following diagram shows the standard block layout of a Magento Go store.

  • Adding Your Logo

    Your store uses three different files for your logo: The first appears in the header of your store, the second appears at the top of email messages, and the third is the favicon in the address bar of your browser.

  • Footer Settings

    In the Footer Settings section, you can modify the background image, and borders of the footer. The settings you choose are properties of the CSS class that controls the footer section of the page.

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