The Main Settings control a wide variety of options for your store. These will often have site-wide effects on how your store will work so take your time and make sure you understand what each does! You’ll find this option under Site Design on the admin menu. Let’s go over each of the settings available here, by the sub-section they are organized into:
Site Name – This is the name you wish to use for your store. It will appear on the title of the website and will be used in emails to your customers.
Company Address – Your merchant address as you would like it in email confirmations, can also be used in footers for your store.
Home Country – Select your home country. The home country is used to determine domestic versus international rates and will appear first on the country list on order forms.
Locale – The locale is used by the ColdFusion server to determine how to format your numbers and dates. Select the most appropriate locale for your home country.
Images Directory – You can change the name of the directory where your images are stored if you wish. The directory should be located under your main store directory.
Open Admin Links in New Window – When activated, clicking on an inline edit link in the store will open up the administration section in a new window.
Site Logo – The site logo is an optional image you can use on your site layout and invoices.
Default Palette – The default palette is the one that will be used if no custom palette for a page is defined. This will also determine the default layout page to use for your site. You can set up the default palette in the Colors & Palettes section.
Default Fuseaction – This determines which page will appear when the user accesses the main index.cfm page of your site. By default, it will use “page.home”.
Default Columns – This is the number of columns that will be used for subcategories and content (products and features) unless a custom setting is defined.
Company Email – This is the email used for order confirmations and other correspondence with customers.
Webmaster Email – The webmaster email is used for error reports from your site.
SMTP Server – If not configured in your ColdFusion Administrator, enter your SMTP server address here for sending store emails.
SMTP Port – The port for your SMTP server.
SMTP Username – If your SMTP sever requires authentication, enter the username here.
SMTP Password – The SMTP password, if using authentication.
Use SES Links – This setting will configure your store to use search-engine safe links throughout the client areas. In order for these to work your server must be properly configured to allow them, see the SESConverter section for more information. If you use mod_rewrite or other URL rewriting function on your server, you can also configure the fbx_Settings.cfm file further to remove the ‘index.cfm’ in the middle of the URL.
Metatag Description – This is the description of your store to be used for search engines. This is the default description used for all pages unless a custom one is entered.
Metatag Keywords – Keywords used to describe your site for search engines. As with the description, these will be used for all pages that do not have custom ones entered.
Root Category (Features) – Used to determine the home category for your features for navigation links in your store.
Max Features – The maximum number of features that will display on one page. The customer will receive links to additional pages of features once the maximum is reached.
Root Category (Products) – Used to determine the home category for your products for navigation links.
Max Products - The maximum number of products that will display on one page. The customer will receive links to additional pages of products once the maximum is reached.
Units of Money/Weight/Size – This is the text used in the store to describe your units of weight, size and money. These are used for displaying this information in admin forms and to the customer and should match your Locale settings.
Inventory Control – This sets whether inventory tracking is used and at what level products are removed from inventory. None will turn off all inventory tracking features. Store will remove products from inventory as soon as an order is placed in the store. Admin will remove products once the order is marked as Filled or In Process. Mixed will remove the product when the order is placed for online credit card payments, and when the order is filled for offline payments.
Cache Products – This setting will allow your categories to cache the product queries so as to lower the amount of database calls needed. This is particularly helpful for sites will lots of products and busy traffic. Please note that you will need to manually reset the cached data after adding or editing products.
Show # in Stock – This setting will show the quantity of product in stock to the customer.
Show Out of Stock – Disabling this will remove products from your store if they are out of stock. If you have this set to ‘No’ be sure to enter stock amounts for all your products or they won’t show up!
Show Retail Prices – Displays the retail price of products as entered in the Product Pricing screen to the customer (as a comparison for your own store prices).
Sort Products By – Determines the sort order for products on the category pages. You can sort by the product name or by the product SKU.
Order Button Text – The text that is displayed on the purchase button for items in your store.
Order Button Image – An image that can be used as the button for products that do not have options.