[intro]When you have completed this Guide, you’ll know how to assign Featured Products to your Homepage and how best to display them for maximum impact. [/intro]
productsAs you’re adding Products to different Categories throughout your online shop, you should consider making some of your products Featured Products. A Featured Product is displayed on the Homepage under a prominent header. Featured Products are a fantastic way of highlighting products on offer and products that are new to your online shop.
Making a product into a Featured Product does not overwrite its settings within the Category Management tab but provides an extra place to exhibit the product in a prominent place. It’s worth bearing in mind too that Featured Products are displayed on the Homepage of your EKM online shop in the order that they were created.
Creating a Featured Product
1. To make a product a Featured Product, click Shop on the left-hand menu:
2. Then navigate through your EKM online shop until you have located the Product you would like to make into a Featured Product. Click the Edit Content button, and then Edit on the drop-down menu to open the Add/Edit Product window:
3. Then you need to click the Attributes tab within the Add/Edit Product window:
4. Within the Attributes tab, tick the box for Special Offer and then click Save & Close in the bottom right of the Add/Edit Product window:
5. Finally, if your EKM online shop uses the Aerial Theme, you need to add the Special Offers section to your Homepage to ensure that your Featured Products display. You can do this by following the steps in this Guide. However, if you are using a Custom or Legacy Theme, the Featured Products will display automatically.
[remember]You can rename the ‘Latest Deals’ header by editing the title of the Special Offers Section on your Homepage by following the steps in this Guide. [/remember]
Ideally, you need to have enough Featured Products to complete a full row so there is no negative white space generated by having just one or two products on display, so repeat the process above with some more Products until you have populated a full row (when looking at your EKM online shop via a laptop or desktop monitor):
[tips]Don’t forget, if you have lots of Products on your EKM online shop that you’d like to make into Featured Products, you can select more than one at once within the Inventory Manager feature or use spreadsheets and the Import/Export System too. [/tips]
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