Hotcakes Featured Products Module

Overview

The featured product module allows you to add the ability to showcase the products you've marked as featured on any page of your site.  This could be your home page, or anywhere else.  Combining this with one or more modules on a page could work together to employ a strategy that helps drive more sales.

Requirements

The following prerequisites will be necessary to accomplish the goals of this article:

Getting Started

The information provided here is based upon the default configuration of Hotcakes and the default viewset.  Your views may have more or less functionality, depending on how it was implemented by your technical team.

Featured Products Module

The featured products module is not placed for you anywhere on your site.  If you wish to use it, you should add it to one or more pages, as desired.  When you add this module to a page, it will begin working immediately without any configuration required.

Making a product "featured" is a simple checkbox setting when you're editing products.  This view will look for and return the first 100 featured products it finds.

Module Settings

This module has settings that are unique to how it works on your site for you and your customer.  If you're not already familiar with how module settings work, you should see the module settings documentation to learn more.

Setting Description
View This read-only setting will simply show you the view that was selected before viewing the current settings.
Select a View If you wish to change the view that's being used to display the featured products, select the alternative view.  By default, you'll only see "Index" as an option, unless your design team has created and added alternatives for you.

Viewset View Location

You'll find the views for this module in the following location in your viewset:

~\Areas\ContentBlocks\Views\FeaturedProducts

This module view is also used in the featured products content block.  Any changes made to the index view will affect both instances.

 

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