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Guide for Administrators

Table of Contents

1. Installing SoftSlate Commerce
Overview and System Requirements
Download SoftSlate Commerce
Create an Empty Database
Upload and Deploy SoftSlate Commerce
Run the SoftSlate Commerce Installer
Installation Troubleshooting
Installing SoftSlate Commerce Manually
Provisioning SoftSlate Commerce with Tomcat on RedHat Linux
Installation Procedure for Ensim Servers
2. Getting Started
Adding Your First Product
Placing a Test Order
Viewing Your Test Order
Next Steps
3. Important Settings
Store Contact Information
Outgoing Email Settings
Advanced System Settings
Built-In Categories Setting
Shipping Selection Required Setting
Security Code Required Setting
Default Layout Setting
Encryption Settings
4. Managing the Product Catalog
Advanced Search
Using the Administrator
The Administrator Control Screen
Using Power Edit on the Administrator Control Screen
Making Assignments
Tracking Inventory with SKUs
Product-Level Tracking
Attribute/Option-Level Tracking
Attribute-Only SKUs
Global Discounts
SKU Discounts
Quantity Discounts and Discount Ranges
Virtual Products
Advanced Search With Lucene
5. Configuring Taxes
Basic Tax Rates
AvaTax Processor
6. Configuring Shipping
Flat Rate Shipping Methods
Quantity-Based Shipping Tables
Weight-Based Shipping Tables
Price-Based Shipping Tables
Shipping Rules
Package Shipping Rules
Adding Method Limitations to Package Shipping Rules
Shipping Discount Rules
'Method Limits by SKU' Shipping Rules
'Method Limits by Location' Shipping Rules
Another Package Shipping Rule Example
7. Configuring Payments
Payflow Pro Advanced Settings
8. Managing Orders
9. Template Placeholders
Template Placeholders Reference
10. Upgrading SoftSlate Commerce
Upgrading Overview
Important: Read This Before Upgrading
Upgrade Procedure
A. Change Log
B. Release Notes
Version 3.5.2
Enabling Security Headers
TinyMCE API Key Required
Version 3.5.1
Enabling Liquibase Integration
Version 3.5.0
MySQL Driver Class Configuration (Important!)
Modules Required for JDK 9
Changes Required If Customizing
Changes Required If Using Accept.js
Change Required in Custom orderDetails.jsp
Refactor of Customer Registration Java Methods
Remove Compiled JSP Files If Removing Files
Version 3.4.2
Customer Password Security Features
Version 3.4.0
API Filter Configuration in web.xml
Custom Typeahead CSS File
Version 3.3.5
Implementing Envers
Version 3.3.3
New sscProduct.created Field
Remove Old Jar Files
Add Necessary Hibernate EhCache Factory Setting to
Remove Old File
Version 3.3.2
HTML5 Default JSP Templates Based on Twitter Bootstrap
Version 3.3.1
Change to web.xml
Remove Compiled JSP Files
New Custom Configuration Files
New Fields in sscAdministrator
Interface Changes in Business Objects and DAOs
Version 3.3.0
Change to web.xml
Version 3.2.7
JDK version
Change to web.xml
Version 3.1.0
Remove Old .jar Files
Remove Compiled JSP Files
Change to orderEmails.jsp
Update Payflow Pro Vendor Setting
Version 3.0.3
Remove softslate.jar File when Upgrading the Free Edition
No More .tar Files
Change to web.xml
Version 3.0.0
Copy to
JSP templates related to
Changes to custom Hibernate mappings files
Change to web.xml
Administrator Changes
Interface Changes
Version 2.x
Version 2.3.5
Version 2.3.2
Version 2.3.1
Version 2.2.1
Version 2.1.1
Version 2.0.10
Version 2.0.9
Version 2.0.7
Version 2.0.5
Version 1.0.11
Version 1.0.8
C. Migration Guide from 1.x to 2.x
Migration from 1.x to 2.x - Overview
Migration from 1.x to 2.x - Procedure
Incorporating 1.x Customizations into 2.x
Interface Changes
JSP Template Changes

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