How to Set Default Profile Widgets for All Users in Elgg 1.8

In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to set up default profiles for all your users in Elgg 1.8. Sign into you Elgg site as an Administrator and follow these steps:

1. Once logged in, go to the Administration Dashboard and on the right sidebar menu go to “Administer->Configure->Appearance->Default WidgetsLearn More

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mojoPortal Tips: Upgrading to the Latest Version of mojoPortal, Part 2

In Part 1, we covered how to set up your local testing environment with the latest database version from your mojoPortal live site, and how to download and apply the update locally for testing. We’ll pick up from there with the areas that usually require the most attention after running an update, ensuring that your updates are solid, and applying the update to your live site.

Testing, Cont.

Skins

The first, and usually the most glaringly obvious issue with upgrades, is the fact that the supporting infrastructure for the UI (“skins”) has a tendency to change frequently, in response to changes from ongoing technology and supporting software, such as Artisteer.  Depending on how long it’s been since your last upgrade, the changes may be small, or cause your site to look horribly awry. Have no fear; Joe and his team have been keeping a running update on what changes to apply for each version at “Important Skin Changes” - be sure to go through each step to confirm that you’ve applied all the changes to your mojoPortal skins. Learn More

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nopCommerce Tips: How to Upsell Your Products in nopCommerce

So – once we have products loaded up into nopCommerce, the next step is to associate related and “cross-sell” products, in order to create an “upsell” opportunity. Examples would be a matching belt or purse for a pair of shoes, or a sheet set that matches a duvet. We’ll cover how to provide those additional purchase options in nopCommerce.

You’re probably wondering what’s the difference between “Related Products” and “Cross-Sell” items; simply put, in the nopCommerce context, the “Related Products” will display on the page of the product itself, while the “Cross-Sell” products will appear at the bottom of the shopping cart, once you’ve started your checkout process. You can have the same products in both areas, or use the “cross-sell” to highlight products currently on sale that would appeal to the same demographic as the product in the cart, such as a gaming headset for customers purchasing a PC MMO. Learn More

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