jacenstuff Posted October 7, 2006 Share Posted October 7, 2006 I'll help you out kapearl, I just hope i can explain it clearly enough for you, as I tend to ramble. First things first, create your product, for this instructional purpose we will call this imaginary object "memopad". So we want to set text attributes for Memopad. 1- Go into the admin panel -> Catalog -> Product Attributes and look for product options(should be on the upper left quarter of the page Now we need to setup an attribute before we can apply the attribute to the product, So we want to give our customer an option to have their name printed on the stationary memopad, that would call for a textbox. 2- Under the en:(short for english)[or whatever language you're setup for] type in what you want to call this attribute, we'll write in "Custom Header Text" i.- in the box below titled "Comment" we can write, "enter your memopad's headline here" ii.- in the box to the right called length we'll type in a MAXIMUM amount of letters they can type for this title, [ our imaginary memopad is only 4"W x 6"L, so they can't fit much] we'll give it a number value of 12 iii.- We select "text" from the dropdown list to the right of the "length" box 3.- now we click "insert" Now we have the attribute setup, thats just one textbox attribute for our memopad product, if we want more like a space for an address and a space for a phone number, we just go through the same process but title them differently. BUT before I go on and show you how to apply the attribute, let me just tell you that if you wanted all that information from the customer, instead of 5 seperate textboxes, we can just create a textarea instead. Following the same steps as before except you'd change the length value to something a bit higher, I tend to use 128 in a textarea for my customers to give me placement instructions on custom clothing, and select "Textarea" instead of text. Now lets give our attribute some values. On the right side of the attribtue page, upper right quarter, there is a section called "Option values". 4.- Select "Customer Header Text" from the first dropdown list. i.- Under the langauage textbox area(i.e. en:) merely type in how you'd liek to refer to it, i'd call it something like, "Headertext" 5.- click "insert" Now let's apply our attribute to our product. Down below, on the lower half of the attribute page, is an area titled, "Product Attributes" this is where we will be working. Now let's get to it: 6.- Locate the dropdown list below and find our product, "memopad" i.- Next to that dropdown list is another called "Option Name", we want to select, "Custom Header Text"(thats the title we gave the attribute we created) ii.- next to that is a drop list for "Option Values" and we'll select,"HeaderText" (optional)iii.- Under value Price we can charge for this customization, I'll place 1.00, meaning we're charging a buck to add this custom text for our customer. If this is a free feature, leave blank or put in 0. a.- if we're charging for this feature, we want to put a "+" under the "Prefix" column. 7. - Click insert and we're done! :) very wordy, but when you have to explain it, but as you can see by doing it, it's really simple. I hope this helped you, if not.... well you didn't pay for my advice :) Any other questions I'm sure these guys can help you out. Goodluck. Quote We must be the change we wish to see in the world. ------------------------------------------------------------ p.s. BACKUP! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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