There are three main sections to the product information. The name of the product, the image, the description of the product and the product properties.
- As a convention product names should include the Manufacturer at the beginning, then the product line, and then the particular item number. Some examples are Microsoft Xbox 360
:Microsoft, Product Line
), and Gibson Les Paul Swamp Ash Studio
:Gibson, Product Line
:Les Paul, Model
:Swamp Ash Studio
Product Image (optional)
- this value is used to upload an image from your hard drive to represent the product. This image will act as the thumbnail of the product and appear in the various product lists, as well as in the top left corner on the product's page.
Product Description (optional)
- the product description should be a one paragraph summary of the product. Typical information should include what the product does, or how it's used, and what makes it unique from other products. Subjective information such as reviews, etc should be put into a separate article or discussion.
Product Properties (optional)
- these values are the way the product gets classified in a more detailed manner. The properties that show up here are dependent on which category the product is being added to. There are two ways to enter information into these fields, either by typing them out, or by choosing existing values from a list. Choosing values from a list only works for categorization properties, numeric and date properties ahve to be typed in. To choose the values from the list simply click inside of the textfield and a list will appear. Using the keyboard or mouse select the desired value from the list. You can narrow your results by typing in the beginning letters of the field. Each categorization property can have multiple values, so you can select multiple items in the list, or separate typed in values with a comma
or by pressing enter
Once you've finished entering in the information you wish, click on the Add Product