E-commerce app

The E-commerce app enables editors and marketers to view content retrieved from your external e-commerce solution. The content can then be used in e-commerce-dedicated components in the Pages app.

Viewing your e-commerce content

To view products from your external e-commerce solution in Magnolia:

  1. Open the E-commerce app.

    Search for apps or for content across all your apps using the Find Bar. Open an app directly from the Find Bar using the command open <app-name> app, for example, type open pages app.

  2. In the E-commerce tab, select the catalog containing the content you want to view. Your administrator is generally responsible for configuring the connection to your external e-commerce solution.

    The content displayed in the app is refreshed every 5 minutes by default so you always see an up-to-date list of what your external e-commerce solution contains. Your administrator can adjust the refresh frequency.

  3. Drill down into the catalog tree structure to select the category of products you want to view.

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  4. Select the category you want and click View products.

    The selected category tab opens listing the subset of products.

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  5. Select the product you want and click View detail.

    A new tab opens in the app with information about the product you selected.

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Using your e-commerce content

The E-commerce add-on provides a basic page template definition and some sample component definitions to show how you can leverage your external e-commerce content in the Pages app. The samples are delivered as YAML files by the ecommerce-templating module. You can view or edit them under /ecommerce-templating/templates/components in the Resource Files app.

The following default components are provided and can be used as a basis to develop your own:

  • Category list – Lists all the categories in a given catalog.

  • Product detail – Shows detailed information for a specific product.

  • Product list – Lists all the products in a given catalog.

  • Product teaser – Shows a given product image with text.

For example, this page uses the Product detail component:

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