Knowledgebase : v7 Admin
INTRODUCTION In this series of articles, we will provide a look at the new v7 interface available to all 3dcart stores. We will also try to provide answers to some of the more common questions we anticipate as you begin to use and familiarize yourse...
INTRODUCTION If you are a _reseller_ of 3dcart services, you may want to remove the 3dcart branding from the Online Store manager. This way, your customers will not see any 3dcart specific images when logging into their respective Online Store Manag...
LET'S HAVE A QUICK LOOK AT THE NEW V7 ADMIN Upon logging into the admin for the first time, you'll notice quite a few noticable changes right away. Most notably, the coloring and overall presentation of the admin have been updated. For example, th...
I'M USED TO THE OLD ADMIN... WHERE THE [BLEEP] DO I FIND [INSERT FEATURE]?!? For the most part, we kept the location of functions and features in the same areas in both versions of the 3dcart Online Store Manager. However, as we were designing the n...
HOME BUTTON The very first button found along the top menu of the previous Online Store Manager was the Home button which would take you to the main dashboard of the admin. Within the updated admin, this link has been moved to the very top of the ...
FILE MANAGER Previously, the store's File Manager -- the place where you could upload and manage your store's images -- was found at the top of the interface in the top navigation bar. Now, it is found by going to PRODUCTS ->IMAGES The functiona...
CRM Within the old admin, the CRM button at the top would let you review and manage your store's customer tickets. In the new interface, the CRM still exists, but it's been moved to the CUSTOMERS ->CUSTOMER RELATIONS menu on the left hand navigati...
E-MAIL, LIVE CHAT, & STATS _(AUTO-LOGIN MANAGER)_ In the previous interface, these three buttons were found along the top and would allow you to automatically log into the respective service. Now, these buttons are found by clicking on the usernam...
LOGOUT Along with a few other user options, the log out button is also included in the new user drop down menu as shown here:
ORDER STATUS MENUS In the previous online store manager interface, you would navigate to each order status menu to view orders within that status. For example, if you wanted to review your shipped orders, you would go to ORDERS ->SHIPPED on the left...
* INTRODUCTION [https://support.3dcart.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/700] * QUICK LOOK [https://support.3dcart.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/701] * ENABLE THE OPEN BETA [https://support.3dcart.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/702] * DISABLE T...
ORDER IMPORT/EXPORTS To view your store's CSV export and import functions for orders, you would have previously gone to ORDERS ->EXPORT/IMPORT in the old Online Store Manager. Now, you will go to ORDERS ->MANAGE ORDERS and look at the top right of...
RMA SEARCH In the previous version of the interface, you would manage your "Return Merchandise Authorization" (RMA) tickets by going to ORDERS ->RMA SEARCH In the new admin, the function is still there. Only it's been renamed to the more aptly tit...
PRODUCT VIEWING AND EDITING To view and edit your products, you previously would've gone to PRODUCTS ->VIEW/EDIT in the left hand navigation menu. In the new admin, you will do the same, except the menu's name has been updated to "Product List" ...
PREVIEWING PRODUCTS ON THE STORE FRONT When using the older interface to edit a product, the product's catalog id would contain a link that would take you directly to the product on the store front. The same function is still there, except now, it...
PRODUCT INVENTORY UPDATES Previously, you could mass update your product inventory by going to PRODUCTS ->INVENTORY Now, the same section can be accessed by going to PRODUCTS ->PRODUCT LIST and clicking on the "Actions" button towards the top righ...
PRODUCT PRICE EDITOR Previously, you could mass update your product pricing by going to PRODUCTS ->PRICE EDITOR Now, the same section can be accessed by going to PRODUCTS ->PRODUCT LIST and clicking on the "Actions" button towards the top right wh...
PRODUCT OPTION TEMPLATES Previously, you could create template for product options by going to PRODUCTS ->OPTIONS TEMPLATE Now, the same section can be accessed by going to PRODUCTS ->PRODUCT LIST and clicking on the "More" button towards the top ...
PRODUCT EXPORT/IMPORTS To view your store's CSV export and import functions for products, you would have previously gone to PRODUCTS ->EXPORT/IMPORT in the old Online Store Manager. Now, you will go to PRODUCTS ->PRODUCT LIST and look at the top r...
SUB-CATEGORIES In the old interface, you would go to PRODUCTS ->CATEGORIES in your left hand menu to view your existing categories. Furthermore, if a specific category had its own subcategories, you would see a number on the category that would le...
CATEGORY OPTIONS In the previous Online Store Manager, you could configure your Category options by going to PRODUCTS ->CATEGORIES and clicking on each category's respective "Options" button. In the updated interface, the process is a bit more str...
CUSTOMER EDITING In the old admin, you would review and edit a customer record by going to CUSTOMERS ->VIEW/EDIT and clicking on the "Edit" button for each customer. The process in the new admin is bascially the same except for one small wording c...
CUSTOMER GROUPS Previously, to create/edit/manage your customer pricing groups, you would have gone to CUSTOMERS ->CUSTOMER GROUPS. Now, it's the same steps except the menu has been renamed to "MANAGE GROUPS"
CUSTOMER CRM LIST In the former admin, you would go to CUSTOMERS ->CRM to review your store's Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) tickets. The steps are still the same, except now the menu is called "CUSTOMER RELATIONS"
NEWSLETTER MAILING MANAGER The newsletter options for your store used to be found by going to MARKETING ->MAILING MANAGER where you would have a series of sub-menues to click on. The features are still there, but the navigation has changed only sl...
STORE SETTINGS One of the biggest changes in the New Admin Beta is with the way the global store settings are presented. Previously, one would go to SETTINGS ->GENERAL ->STORE SETTINGS and see a long page with various settings that could be toggle...
VERSION NUMBER & REGIONAL SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Version Number and Regional Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * VERSION NUMBER * ***MOVED*** Now it can be ...
GENERAL SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the General Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * PRODUCT COLUMNS / HOME PAGE * _Settings_ ->_General_ ->_Store Settings_ and look ...
CHECKOUT SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Checkout Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * ENABLE SINGLE PAGE CHECKOUT | CHECKOUT STYLE * _Settings_ ->_General_ ->_Store ...
ORDERS SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Order Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * ALLOW PHONE ORDERS CUSTOM PRICES * _Settings_ ->_General_ ->_Store Settings_ and loo...
PRODUCTS SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Product Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * THUMBNAIL IMAGE SIZE | PRODUCT PAGE IMAGE SIZE | LARGE IMAGE SIZE * _Settings_ -...
MAIN STORE SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Main Store Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * HIDE MENU LINKS * _Settings_ ->_General_ ->_Store Settings_ and look at the...
TOP SELLERS SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Top Sellers Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * HIDE TOP SELLERS * NUMBER OF TOP SELLERS * DAYS OF TOP SELLERS HISTORY...
NEW RELEASES SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the New Releases Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * HIDE NEW RELEASES * NUMBER OF NEW RELEASED ITEMS * DISPLAY CATEGORY ...
STORE SEARCH SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Store Search Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * HIDE SEARCH * **MOVED** Go to the "_Modules_" menu in the left hand nav...
INVENTORY SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Inventory Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * ENABLE INVENTORY CONTROL * _Settings_ ->_General_ ->_Store Settings_ and look...
EMAIL SETTINGS Here's a list showing where you can find the Order Email Settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager * SEND ORDER ALERT TO EMAIL ADDRESS * SEND EMAIL FOR ORDER STATUSES * Both hav...
STORE URL Here's a list showing where you can find the Store URL settings as they appear in the New Admin Beta version of the 3dcart Online Store Manager. Here's what it _used_ to look like Here's where they're found now: * STORE URL | SECURE...
MODULES Another portion of the new admin that has seen some extensive updating is the Store Modules section. Previously, this section was used to configure several optional features of the 3dcart interface including the Affiliate Program, Wish Lists...
HEADER & FOOTER In the previous Online Store Manager, you would go to SETTINGS ->DESIGN ->HEADER & FOOTER to set your store's name, logo, slogan, and add content to the global header, footer and left/right banners. In this New Admin, you will acce...
SITE CONTENT To add additional menu links and content pages to your store, users on the old admin would go to SETTINGS ->DESIGN ->SITE CONTENT Now, the same area can be found by going to CONTENT ->SITE CONTENT As before, there are two sections f...
TITLES & CONTENT Within the previous interface, users could go to SETTINGS ->DESIGN ->TITLES & CONTENT to view content areas for every single page of the store. Once there, you would be able to add content to the header or footer of the page you hap...
TEMPLATE EDITOR Advanced users could make edits to the HTML of every template on the store by going to SETTINGS ->DESIGN ->TEMPLATE EDITOR to view all of the HTML templates contained in the store's "Common" folder. The Template Editor is still pre...
CLOSE STORE A feature available on 3dcart was the ability to temporarily close the store (or only the checkout portion) from incoming traffic. This was intended to allow merchants to halt orders while the site was being designed and/or worked on. To...
TAX MANAGER To set your store's Tax rules, you previously would've gone to SETTINGS ->PAYMENT ->TAX MANAGER to set your tax rates as needed. In the new admin, we've streamlined the navigation slightly. You will now go to SETTINGS ->PAYMENT to see ...
ONLINE & OFFLINE METHODS Previously, the store's Online (credit card) and Offline (check/money order) Payment methods were housed in two separate sections of the interface. Now, they're both in the same page. They can both be managed in one locati...
GIFT CERTIFICATES Another payment option that was available in the old admin was the ability to generate gift certificate codes (single or en masse) by going to the interface's SETTINGS ->PAYMENT ->GIFT CERTIFICATES section shown below. As with th...
SHIPPING SETTINGS To configure your store to connect to the various shipping carriers, you would have originally gone to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING ->SHIPPING SETTINGS in the old Online Store Manager. Now, you will go to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING. Once there...
SHIPPING METHODS To configure and manage your store's Shipping Methods, you would have previously gone to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING ->SHIPPING METHODS in the old Admin. With the new admin, you'll go to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING. Once there, click on the "Se...
SHIPPING COUNTRIES To set your store's shipping destination countries (and states) within the old admin, you would have needed to go to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING ->SHIPPING COUNTRIES as shown here: Using the new admin, this same section can be found by ...
INSURANCE COSTS To add shipping insurance options within the old admin, you would have needed to go to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING ->INSURANCE COSTS as shown below: Using the new admin, this same section can be found by going to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING and cl...
HANDLING COSTS To add handling costs within the old admin, you would have needed to go to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING ->HANDLING COSTS as shown below: Using the new admin, this same section can be found by going to SETTINGS ->SHIPPING and clicking on the ...
PLUGINS In the previous Online Store Manager, many of our 3rd party integrations like StoneEdge, MailChimp, International Checkout and more were found in the PLUGINS menu. All of those can now be found in the MODULES section At the top of the Mo...
BLOG The built-in store blog was once part of the the old admin's SOCIAL COMMERCE menu. Now, it can be found by going to CONTENT ->BLOG The basic functionality is still present with the Blog Category and Settings areas located along the top righ...
LIKE BUTTON To enable the Facebook "Like Button" on your products, you would have previously gone to SOCIAL COMMERCE ->LIKE BUTTON like this: Now, it can be found by going to MARKETING ->LIKE BUTTON as shown here: The enable and Restore function...
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING To enable the Social Bookmarking on your products, you would have previously gone to SOCIAL COMMERCE ->SOCIAL BOOKMARKING like this: Now, it can be found by going to MARKETING ->SOCIAL BOOKMARKING as shown here: The enable and...
WHAT ARE SOME NEW FEATURES OF THE NEW ADMIN? Aside from rearranging and redesigning the Online Store Manager, we also manged to add a couple of new features to help make running your store a bit easier. Click on a link below to review some of thes...
ADMIN NOTIFICATIONS When you log into your New Online Store Manager, as you look to the top right hand side of the screen, you'll see your username listed. To the left of the username, you'll find a notification icon showing you any pending notifi...
MOVEABLE DASHBOARD PANES As mentioned in the previous section, the Dashboard button on the left hand menu will take you to the main home page of your Online Store Manager's interface. This will show you a brief look at your store's performance inc...
TURN OFF/ON WYSIWYG At the top right of the new admin, you will see the username that you're using to log into the Online Store Manager. If you click on this username, a special drop down menu will open up with a series of links and settings within ...
LAYOUT OPTIONS An exciting new addition to the 3dcart Online Store Manager is the ability to change the interface into one of four different color schemes to better suit your mood and taste for when you're working on your store. We have 4 admin th...
RESET PASSWORD The Reset Password link inside the user menu will allow your admin users to reset their passwords whenever needed. When clicked, a reset password link will be sent to the user's email on file allowing them to update their login. The s...
COLLAPSIBLE MENU BAR As you're viewing the New Admin, the left hand navigation bar can now be collapsed to give you more screen real estate. Just look for the arrow icon as shown below: Clicking on that arrow will collapse the menu and give you a ...
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