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Extension page: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/magento-extensions/product-images-slider.html


Forget about this dull native More Views gallery! It is very time to make the displaying of your items images attractive and up-to-date. The Product Images Slider Magento extension from aheadWorks replaces standard media gallery with its cute slider.

Installation

1. Backup your web directory and store database.

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You can make backup copies with any tool you find appropriate

If you are going to use the native Magento backup function, navigate to System -> Tools -> Backups and perform System and Database backups

 2. Log in to the Magento backend

 3. Disable compilation

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Navigate to System -> Tools -> Compilation.

If Compiler status is Disabled, you can skip to the next step

If Compiler is enabled, disable it.

IMPORTANT: after the extension is installed, you can enable the compilation again; IT IS CRUCIAL that you use "Run Compilation Process" function, not just "Enable button"

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Installing an extension with the Compilation enabled will result in store downtime.

 4. Flush store cache

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You can flush the store cache in 2 ways:

  • via the backend:

Navigate to System -> Cache Management menu, and click Flush Magento Cache button

  • via filesystem:

On your server, navigate to Magento root folder, then proceed to /var/cache/; delete all the content there.

 5. Download the extension package from your account and extract the downloaded archive

 6. Copy the content of /Step_1/ folder to your store's root directory

If you are using a custom theme,

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 read the instructions here.

In case you are using a custom theme, it is recommended to copy the design files to your current theme's folders. In case there are several themes in use at the same store, the design files must be copied to each of them.

  • Find this folder in the package: /step_1/app/design/frontend/base/default/ ; copy its content to /app/design/frontend/[your_package]/[your_theme]/
  • Find this folder in the package: /step_1/skin/frontend/base/default/ ; copy its content to /skin/frontend/[your_package]/[your_theme]/

 7. Copy the content of /Step_2/ folder to your store's root directory

 8. Flush store cache again; log out from the backend and log in again.

Configuration

To configure the extension, go to the System>Configuration>Product Images Slider page:

General tab:

  • Enabled - enable\disable block output
  • Position - a place where block will be automatically located
  • Width - block width in pixels
  • Height - block height in pixels

Behaviour tab:

  • Automatic Switching - use automatic switching for images
  • Animation Speed - images switch speed in seconds
  • First Frame Timeout - delay of the first image switch in seconds
  • Auto-hide navigation - enable or disable automatically hidden navigation
  • Switch Effect - images switch effect

Notes:

  • Use only images with the same size for best displaying results
  • It's not recommended to use images with transparent areas

Block showing

Block is automatically shown instead of the native images gallery if you select to replace it in the Position field. If Custom is selected, the Product Images Slider block will not be shown automatically. In this case, you should insert it into any CMS page or CMS block. Since Magento 1.4, you can do it using the Insert widget button in the WYSIWYG editor.

Troubleshooting

After the extension installation the store gives an error, or blank page, or suggests to start Magento installation procedure.

Change the owner of the extracted extension files to the web server user and set 775 permissions on them. Clear the store cache and try again.

There is no aheadWorks extensions under my configuration section, or having the extension tab clicked I get a blank page, or Access Denied error.

Clear the store cache, browser cookies, logout and login again.

I've set up everything correctly, inserted the HTML code but there is nothing on that page.

Clear the store cache, clear your browser cache and domain cookies and refresh the page.

My configuration changes do not appear on the store.

 Clear the store cache, clear your browser cache and domain cookies and refresh the page.



You can always find the latest version of the software, full documentation, demos, screenshots and reviews at http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com
License agreement: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/LICENSE-M1.txt
Contact us: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/contacts/
Copyright © 2015 aheadWorks Co. http://www.aheadworks.com


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