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This extension adds 3 configurable controls on Product page - Previous / Back / Next - which allow you to navigate between products without coming back to Category page and avoid additional pages loading.

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

Previous/Next block configuration

To configure the extension, navigate to the System > Configuration > Previous / Next backend page. You can find the following settings there:

General Settings tab:

  • Display controls - automatically displays controls above product. Set to No if you use custom position
  • Loop products - if yes is set, products will be displayed in cyclic order while clicking Previous/Next
  • Truncate product name to (chars) - when you use #PRODUCT# or #CATEGORY# variables, you can set maximum length of their names
  • Append to product name (if truncated) - symbols appending to product name if it was truncated
  • Display product thumbnails - allows showing the product thumbnail image above the controls
  • Thumbnail width and Thumbnail height - these options define the size of the product thumbnails

 

Previous Control and Next Control tabs define the appearance of respective buttons:

  • Link text - you can use #PRODUCT# variable to insert product name
  • Use image instead of text - this option allows replacing a plain text link with an image file.

 

Back Control tab:

  • Enabled - switches on or off the Back To Category control
  • Link text - you can use #CATEGORY# variable to insert category name
  • Use image instead of text - allows replacing a plain text link with an image file.
  • Display category thumbnail - enables / disables displaying the Category image together with the Back control

 


 

Placing Previous/Next block at any position on the page

Open app\design\frontend\<your_package>\<your_theme>\template\catalog\product\view.phtml file and insert the below code into the desired position.



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
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