Magento Automatic Related Product Extension – User Manual

1.0 Introduction

Are you finding a way to promote your store products and encourage your customers to buy more at the same time? Knowband offers Magento Automatic Related Product extension that displays the related products with the selected item based on the view and purchase statistics of the store products. This automatic related products extension for Magento displays special blocks with cross-sells, up-sells and related items based on customer purchase behavior. Similar products are a great way to draw the interest of the customers.
This Magento product cross-selling module is feature-rich and highly customizable without investing any coding efforts. Displaying similar or related products surely improve the average order value, reduce the chances of cart abandonment, and helps your customers browse through the store looking for what they need. However, assigning related products in Magento is a time-consuming task, especially for anyone managing a store with thousands of items. Magento advance related product extension eliminates all those hassles for the eCommerce store merchants.

This Magento related products extension is fully customizable and provides you multiple features that are easily configurable from the backend interface without requiring any coding knowledge. The various striking features of the Magento advance related product extension have been listed below.

  • Magento Automatic Related Product extension displays the related product blocks based on some display rules like top visited, top sellers,  new products, user history etc.
  • Magento product cross-selling module allows you to cross-sell and up-sell similar products on Homepage, Product page, Category page, Cart page, and Checkout page.
  • The Store admin can set a custom title for related products blocks displayed on the frontend to the user.
  • With Magento advance related product extension, the admin can even change the location of the automatic related products by setting its display column value. The three display column options include center, left and right.
  • The functionality of Magento related products plugin can be enabled/disabled for the complete site or each separate pages like Homepage, Product page, Category page etc.
  • Magento related products module allows admin to set the maximum number of products which have to be shown in the related products block.
  • Magento advance related product extension offers SSL compatibility and mobile responsive interface.
  • Magento similar products module flawlessly works with multiple languages.
  • Using Magento related products extension, admin can also sort different display methods based on some priority levels by simple drag and drop. In case, there are no similar products to the first priority condition, the module will skip to the next priority level.

1.2 Technology for Development

Language: PHP
Frame Work: Magento

The store admin can follow these simple steps for installing the Magento Automatic Related Product extension on their store:

1.First of all download the extension package from the Knowband store.
2.You will get a zipped file containing the source code and user manual. Unzip the package on the root folder of your Magento setup via FTP manager (like Filezilla or WinSCP – download here: http://filezilla-project.org/). You’ll find the files and folders as shown in the image below:

Magento Automatic Related Product extension root folder

The Magento related products plugin is now installed and ready for use. Now the admin can configure the automatic related products extension for Magento site.

Just after successful installation of Magento related product module on your website, you can configure the related products setting as per your needs. In the Admin Panel, go to System > Knowband Extensions > Automatic Related Products.

Magento Automatic Related Product extension admin-view

This Knowband extension offers you the following six sections.

1.General Settings
2.Homepage Setting
3.Product Page Setting
4.Category Page Setting
5.Cart Page Setting
6.Checkout Page Setting

admin-panel-sections

Each Tab of the Magento advance related product extension are discussed below:

3.1 General Settings

The General Settings tab of automatic related products extension for Magento offers the following configuration options:

general-settings

Initially the fields are set to their default values.

1. Enable/Disable: Admin can enable or disable the functionality of Magento related products plugin by simply toggling the switch provided in the admin interface.

3.2 Homepage Settings

homepage-setting

1.Enable/Disable Homepage Settings: The functionality of Magento alike product module can be enabled or disabled for the Homepage.
2.Block Title: You can give a custom title to the block of related products displayed on the frontend.
3.Select Display Column: You can set the position of the automatic related products on the site page using following three column options: Center, Left, Right.
4.Select Methods: Admin can select the method based on which the similar products are displayed to the store visitor.
5.Max products to be displayed: You can select the maximum number of products that will be shown in the related products block on the frontend.

Along with the above listed options, admin can also set the priority of the product display methods. If no products are available for the selected method then the products are displayed in accordance with the priority levels.

3.3 Product Page Settings

product-page-setting

1.Enable/Disable Product page Settings: The Magento related products block can be enabled/disabled for the Product pages of the website.
2.Block Title: You can set a custom title for the related products block displayed at the frontend.
3.Select Methods: Admin can choose the display method for the related products block shown to the store users.
4.Max products to be displayed: Admin can also fix the number of products which will be displayed as alike products with the selected item.

3.4 Category Page Settings

category-page-setting

1.Enable/Disable Category page Settings: Admin can enable or disable the functionality of Magento related products plugin for the category page.
2.Block Title: Admin can give a suitable title for the related products block displayed on the category page.
3.Select Display Column: Admin can set the display position for the similar products block from options as left, right or center.
4.Select Methods: Admin can choose the display method for the related products block shown on Category page.
5.Max products to be displayed: Admin can easily set the maximum count of related product displayed to the user on frontend.

3.5 Cart Page Settings

cart-page-setting

1.Enable/Disable Cart page Settings: Admin can enable or disable the related products module settings for Cart page.
2.Block Title: Admin can give a custom title to the block of related products.
3.Select Methods: You can select a desired display method for the related products block.
4.Max products to be displayed: Admin can set the maximum limit of products shown in the related product list.

3.6 Checkout Page Settings

checkout-page-setting

1.Enable/Disable Checkout page Settings: Admin can enable or disable the functionality of Magento related products plugin for checkout page.
2.Block Title: Admin can set a title for the related product block displayed on the frontend.
3.Select Methods: The selected display method will be used to showcase similar products on the cart page of the site.
4.Max products to be displayed: Admin can fix the maximum number of products displayed in the related products block.

After all the settings of Magento related products extension have been configured, click on the “Save” button shown at the top right corner of admin panel to save the module settings.

The online user can view the related product block on different site pages as shown in the images below.

Related products on Homepage

home-page-ui

Related products on the Product page

product-page-ui

Related products on the Category Page

category-page-ui

Related products on the Cart Page

cart-page-ui

Related products on the Checkout Page

checkout-page-ui

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