Here’s just some additional tips and information on the coding in CFWebstore.
The variable “webpage_title” is used throughout the store to set the browser title for the page. You’ll see the output of this variable in the put_layouthead.cfm layout file.
If you make manual changes to the database you may need to reset the variables on the store by using the Reset Cache link in the admin menu. This will update any cached queries and components for the store. This also works for changing the Product of the Day.
You can also refresh most cached queries by adding a “Refresh=Yes” to the URL. This will refresh most cached data, other than the CFCs stored in application memory. Allowing these to be refreshed from a URL can leave a store open to denial-of-service attacks.
The users section contains a wide range of options and capability for customization. See the comments on the users/fbx_Switch.cfm page for some more information.
If your categories aren’t showing up when you go to add products, you probably forgot to set the page template properly. Categories in CFWebstore® can be used for various things, so you need to be sure to choose a template that can display products.
If your products aren’t showing up, double-check your inventory settings. If your store is set to not show out-of-stock items, you need to enter stock amounts for all products for them to show in the store.
The go.cfm page can be used to provide users with a “shortcut” link to a particular page on your site, such as go.cfm?ID=8. By default, it is used for product pages but you can customize it for a different type of page if you wish.
Invoices and packing lists are displayed using a custom letterhead tag. Customize this page (customtags\format_letterhead.cfm) with your store logo, address, etc.
For more tips and commonly asked questions, visit the FAQs page at cfwebstore.com.