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Tips and Tricks / Re: Adding new products in bulk
« on: October 07, 2020, 07:31:48 PM »
Thank you for your help.
I re-read the description and understood in a much clearer way.
I've since been able to put that strategy to work for me.


Tips and Tricks / Adding new products in bulk
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:08:35 PM »
My question is:
Is it feasible to add a large number of products by using the import method?

I have 6 products, and I need to duplicate them 7 times, while changing their product code and destination.
Then I need to duplicate that set and put in a different price, giving me 84 products.

I created the first 6 products and exported the list to Excel.
It would be a simple matter to put in the required formulas to create my desired list.

Then I will import the new product list into Abantecart.

Does that sound right?
I know it's intuitive: import means import, but I just want to be sure.

I'm concerned about product id's, if there is any cross referencing I'm not aware of, do I have to delete existing products from the import list to prevent duplicates, etc.

Thank you.

I think I've found the solution.
While browsing the extensions marketplace I came across the "Product as Option" extension.

It does just what I wanted.
You attach related products and the customer can choose something.
Being able to see the original product page is optional, so they can never get into the discounted prices, since they are not accessible.
And the product as option is tied to the same inventory.

Morning bus ride is $850/year.
Afternoon bus ride is also $850.
Buy a morning seat at $850 and add an afternoon seat for $350.

If I use the Related Products method, someone (who doesn't actually want a morning seat) can go to the morning product, and click on the afternoon add-on product and purchase an afternoon seat for $350, without having to buy a morning seat.

If I use the product option method, information about the afternoon product is not displayed because it isn't really a product, it's just an add-on.
Furthermore, I assume that the inventory counts for optional add-ons and actual products are not linked, so controlling capacity would be a manual operation.

My question is: How to make the purchase of a product dependant on the prior purchase of another product?
For instance, a discount for the afternoon product if you order a morning product.

Thanks for your help, but I'm sorry, I just don't get it.
Perhaps you're saying that this is how I should have installed it?

The software is already installed as depicted in the screen images above.

I've gone through every combination of URLs and paths and I still get the default store.
I would like to show you how I understand it, and perhaps you can point out my error(s).

This is what I have now:
Main URL: (but there is no web access to the stores yet).

1. Default store:
Sub domain:
Sub domain directory path: /public_html/
Contains directory 'storefront' and all other directories consistent with AbanteCart naming (so, this is the place)
AbanteCart URL specific to the default store:

2. BCM store
Sub domain:
Sub domain directory path: /public_html/
Only contains sub-directory 'cgi-bin'
In the store setup, the URL for the BCM store is:
and also tried:
and also tried:
And it always goes to the default store.


Hi All,
I've looked around and can't find a similar problem, but I hope someone can help.
I believe I've got myself turned around and the answer may be right in front of me, but I can't see it.

I started developing my store, leaving it named "default".
Then I wanted to open a new store, which is a sub-set of "default" and called it "BCM".
My intention was to simply assign the product categories to one or the other.
I created the BCM store, and set up a subdomain as instructed.
Then I lost access to "default", but the BCM store looked just as I expected.
I deleted the BCM store, and "default" came back.

Then I thought, how about having "default" act as the main holder of all system wide attributes and assign them to the appropriate store as needed. I do need to eventually have 3 stores: THL, BCM and MYN.

I recreated BCM, then created THL (leaving MYN for later).
I assigned the product categories, but now all three stores: "default", THL and BCM look the same.
As they should, because when I click on "View the store" the URL comes up the same: ""
Attached are some screen shots of C-Panel and the store attributes.

At this point, I am just so confused.

How-to questions / Discounts for multiple product purchases
« on: June 03, 2020, 01:59:41 PM »
After paying full price for the first purchase, we offer discounts for each subsequent purchase.
I could have multiple copies of the same product, each with a different price, but how would I make sure they purchase the 1st, second, third?
Obviously, everyone would buy the third one.
I could have discount coupons, but again, I don't see how to make sure they will use each coupon in sequence.

I guess it's very similar to Buy-one-get-one.
Has any else come across this usage?

How-to questions / Re: Display options from a list
« on: June 03, 2020, 01:52:54 PM »
I wish I had more time to do this project, but that never happens, right?
Thank you for your help.

Tips and Tricks / How to add customerid to email templates
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:34:21 PM »
I would like to add the customerid to all emails that are sent out.
I can't seem to figure out how to modify the template.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

How-to questions / Re: Display options from a list
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:29:32 PM »
It needs to when they are making a purchase.
Ideally, I would like to display a set of radio buttons showing the name of each child and they simply choose one.

It would be a required field and the list comes from what they previously input on their customer profile.

I could edit the code, although I'm not too familiar with PHP.

How-to questions / Display options from a list
« on: May 30, 2020, 10:28:58 PM »
After choosing a service (product), the customer needs to specify which of his children will be using this service.
In order to avoid typos or other mistakes, I would like to list the names of the children that were added during registration.
I have the customer attributes extension installed.

Is there a way to pull the list of names and display them so the customer can select one, either radio buttons, or dropdown box?

Templates / Re: Create / modify customer registration page
« on: May 29, 2020, 03:52:14 PM »
Got it, and of course, it worked, thanks.

Further on this point:
I would like to modify the registration page when someone first registers.
Here's the thing:
The existing registration page collects basic information about the account holder - that works ok.
But then, i want to collect more data about each of the parents: their address and contact info.
Then, collect information about each of the children they'll be registering for bus service - first & last name, grade, age and if they live with parent 1 or 2.
Here's what I would like to do now:
1. Modify some of the fields like fax and company
2. Page or tab into the next set of data because I have to make room for 9 children (yes, 9)
The length of the page is now very long and cluttered.
Account Info
Parent 1  Parent 2  Child 1  Child 2  .....>  Child 9
First Name  First Name  First Name  First Name  .....>  First Name
Last Name  Last Name  Last Name  Last Name  .....>  Last Name
Address  Address  Resides 1 or 2  Resides 1 or 2  .....>  Resides 1 or 2
City  City  Grade  Grade  .....>  Grade
Postal  Postal  Age  Age  .....>  Age
.....  ..... 
.....  ..... 
In a nutshell, my problem is that I can't find the registration form so I can modify it, and my question is where is it and can I modify it?


Thanks again for your help.
I downloaded and installed the Customer Attributes extension and it does pretty much what I need.

Thank you both for your suggestions, you have helped me to see things more clearly.
I have moved along by adding option questions about the child during ordering.
I've searched the forums and the documentation, and traced the connections between the elements, but I can't seem to put it all together.
My deadline is fast approaching, and I'm seeking assistance to move past this roadblock.
What I've done:
- In addition to the existing registration process to be able to buy services, I added forms, blocks, layout pages and menu items to register the 2 parents (or guardians) and up to 9 children.
- The child registration form sends out an email with what was entered, which is fine, but not enough.

I would like to modify the success email by adding the client_id, and ideally, the data for the whole family.
My question is: where do I get that data and put it in an email?

Templates / Re: Create / modify customer registration page
« on: May 26, 2020, 05:47:26 PM »
Thank you for the replies, you've helped me move along nicely.
I created a form, attached it to a block, created a new layout page and placed the block on the page.
However, all I see on the page is the title and the HTML text I added when I created the content page.
I'm thinking that the form has to be added to the content somehow.
I've attached some screen shots.

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