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Adding Your First Product

When you first install SoftSlate Commerce, it will be fully functional, but there will be no products in the store for your customers to buy. Follow these basic steps to add your first product and category to the store so you can start selling.

Example 2.1. Adding a Product

  1. Log into the SoftSlate Commerce administrator using the user name and password you created in the Installer tool. By default the administrator application is located at /softslate/administrator
  2. Once logged in, navigate to Products -> Products. Click the "Add New Record" button on the right hand side of the screen to go to the add new product form.
  3. After adding the product, create a category to place the product in, so it will show up in the store's category tree. Navigate to Products -> Categories, and click the "Add New Record" button to add a category to the store.
  4. Now assign your new product to the category you created:
    1. Navigate to Products -> Categories.
    2. You'll see your new category in the table in the center of the screen. Click the "Products" link next to it to view the products assigned and not assigned to the category.
    3. You should see your new product in the table in the center of the screen. Click the "On" button next to "Edit Mode"
    4. Check the checkbox under the "Assigned" column next to the product.
    5. Click "Update/Delete" to save the change.

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