Ma2 Featured Products Free Magento module - Installation and configuration

Ma2 Featured Products free Magento module Ma2 Featured Products free module for Magento CE helps you introduce to customers your featured products. With this module you can manage and display featured products in store frontend as a page, block and widget.

This tutorial show you how to install Ma2 Featured Products and configure Ma2 Featured Products FREE version for Magento Community.

 

 

We assume that your site url is http://domain.tld/ and the backend url is http://domain.tld/index.php/admin/.

 

 

1. Install Ma2 Featured Products

  1. After downloaded module package, please extract the compressed package file on your computer.
  2. Copy or upload all folders (app, skin, js) to your root directory of your Magento store installation. It can be /www or /public_html or /htdocs, etc. (*)
  3. Login into store backend, flush all cache or disable all cache in System -> Cache Management.
  4. Logout from backend.
  5. Login into backend again. The extensions should be installed and you can use it.

(*) Please notice that you should rename the design packge and themes folder to match your design package and theme directory name before upload. Please see below example directory structure:

+---app
| +---code
| |
| +---design
| | \---frontend
| | \---default (rename this folder to your design package name)
| | \---default (rename this folder to your design theme name)
| | +---layout
| | +---template
| |
| +---etc
|
\---skin
\---frontend
\---default (rename this folder to your design package name)
\---default (rename this folder to your design theme name)
\---...

 

Once installed, in backend you can see the menu items of Featured Products like this

Ma2 Featured Products backend menu Ma2 Featured Products backend menu items

 

2. Featured Products Management

2.1. Select/unselect products to be featured

From backend, navigate to Ma2Featured ProductsFeatured products manager, the manager page appears as below screenshot.

  • At marked number (1): You can choose Any to show all products (include not-featured and featured).
  • At marked number (2): You can use filters to search the products as you want. Click Search button to start searching or click Reset Filter to clear all filters.
  • Click to check the checkbox (or 1st column) of each product row in the table to mark that product to be featured one.
  • Click Save Selected button at (3) to save the selected products.
Featured products manager Featured products manager

 

2.2. Assign a product as featured when create a new product

If you are creating a new product and want to set it as featured product, at General section please choose "Featured product" to "YES". See below screenshot.

Featured Products - product edit Featured Products - product edit

3. Featured Products standalone page and configuration

Ma2 Featured Products standalone page Ma2 Featured Products standalone page view at store frontend
Ma2 Featured Products standalone page configuration Ma2 Featured Products standalone page configuration options

4. Featured Products block and configuration

Ma2 Featured Products Block and widget Ma2 Featured Products Block frontend view
Ma2 Featured Products Block configuration Ma2 Featured Products Block configuration options

 

5. Featured Products widget insertion and configuration

Ma2 Featured Products widget frontend view Ma2 Featured Products widget frontend view
Ma2 Featured Products Widget Inserting and configuration options Ma2 Featured Products Widget Inserting and configuration options

 

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