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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How to Enable Privacy for Comments in Elgg 1.8

Once again, Elgg 1.8 has privacy for who can see items that are posted on the site, which is good. However, still lacks privacy for comments in public posts. For that reason, I decided to develop a plugin to cover that privacy issue. In this article, I will give you a step by a step guide on how to enable privacy for comments in Elgg 1.8

1. First, we download the plugin SW Social Privacy for Elgg 1.8 for Elgg 1.8 here.

2. Once downloaded, unzip the plugin. Then, with an FTP Manager, connect to your site. Learn More

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mojoPortal Tips: Upgrading to the Latest Version of mojoPortal, Part 1

The frequent release cycles of mojoPortal ensure that users have access to the latest improvements implemented by the mojoPortal development team. It’s always a good idea to work with the latest version of your CMS, in order to leverage the best support and features. However, upgrades can also present unexpected issues, and some can be real show-stoppers, especially in the case of customized mojoPortal implementations. Here are some tips on how to upgrade your mojoPortal site without losing downtime due to unexpected incompatibilities.

Testing

The first thing to do is to make sure you’ve got the same version of database engine on your local machine as you’ve been leveraging on your hosting server – if your hosting provider is running MSSQL 2008, for instance, make sure you’re running the same version on your local testing environment, right down to the release version – you’ll see more on why that’s important shortly. Learn More

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