PrestaShop 302 URL Redirects Module

Do you want to change the server of your store and are afraid of losing ranks? PrestaShop 302 URL Redirects Module is the best helper that enables the merchants to do the proper redirection without losing the ranks. This plugin manages to shift the link juice to new addresses. Following are the top features of it;

  • No worry of losing ranks
  • No 404 errors
  • Bulk redirections
  • CSV import and export of URLs

Price: 30Euro

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PrestaShop t-shirt Design Module

PrestaShop t-shirt design Module helps the merchants to provide the product editing options on their store. This product building option will be available on all the products pages except that excluded from the backend. At product pages, customer have 2 options either to order the product as it is or click the product editing options.

When a user clicks on the product editing button, a product editing window will open up to show all the editing options such as coloring, changing font size and location of objects/text.

Price=130Euro

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10 Local Link Building Tips for 2016

The local businesses are usually small to medium size enterprises that have a target audience of a specific town or city. The link building of a local business is a bit different than a national or global one. It requires the merchants and sellers to interact with the local community through different channels. These may include community events, gatherings, or offering discounts and awarding the students. Here are some of the link building tips to rank your business in local searches.

 

1. Sponsor a local sports festival

Sports festivals impressively attract the attention of the locals. The youth that comprises the majority of the population of a town actively participate in the sports and their parents and other elderly members of the society come to enjoy the gathering.

Do not miss the opportunity of being a sponsor and get maximum exposure in the locality. In terms of backlinking, you will love to be discussed in different circles of community journalists and sports academies and get links from their respective websites.

2. Arrange a contest

Running a contest is a proven tip for maximizing consumer engagement and grabs their attention. Create a contest page on your website or social profile, write a press release and share it with news circulation agencies. The published press release will award you a quality backlink.

Furthermore, if you introduce an educational contest like writing an essay, poem or a short story, you can get a link from local educational websites as well. The institutes will cover you on their website and encourage their students to participate. It will help you improve brand awareness.

3. Leave a testimonial

While carrying a business, you will also have to hire the services of professionals or spend a lot on commercial machinery. In pursuit of getting a link, you can submit a testimonial on the website of your web developers, designers, marketers, legal advisors, accountants, tax consultants, etc.

Do not forget to appreciate the efforts of interior designers, plumbers, cleaners and other service providers through testimonials. Additionally, you can write reviews about the products you use like ovens, refrigerators, computers and printers, furniture, or other business-specific accessories.

In the same way, you can also invite customers to submit valuable feedback after they make the purchases. For this, you can have PrestaShop testimonials module for managing all the reviews and displaying them on the home and a dedicated page. The SEO settings of the module further enhances ranking and exposure of your ecommerce website.

4. Promote in local forums

Search for the local forums and Subreddits, participate in the discussion and promote your business. Most of the forums have strict rules for promotions and they do not allow sharing a link to your home page. In such a case, you need to be careful in advocating your products.

First of all, write a compelling blog post and share it with the intention of helping users with the problems they face. Secondly, you can get a link to your website while creating a business profile. Join the discussion purely for the help of others, and they will surely have a look at your profile. It is a recommended practice in forum participation.

5. Host local events

The locals always want to interact with other members of the community, but lack a proper platform. It can be anything like gathering for a social cause, arranging a walk for awareness of a health disease, a workshop, training giveaway or speaking events. Such events get promoted free of cost via word of mouth. The people are so much excited to attend free seminars and know the nobility of their town in constructive meetings.

There are websites that list the events to keep their readers aware about the happenings in their vicinity, and they aware a backlink to the event page of your website as well.

6. Donate to a social cause

Donations and charity are not a form of marketing, but a tribute for the blessings you enjoy. If you are enjoying because of having money, education, and physical strength, it is the time to share it with those who don’t have. Either start a campaign or donate to a charitable organization. These institutes encourage their sponsors by mentioning on one of their websites. Get a link from their high authority domains and reach the people you need.

7. Offer Discounts for different user groups

People love to avail discounts because of any reason. Do not limit flash sales or giveaways to summer or winter. Simply offer lower rates to a selected community, for example, teachers, students, parents, militants, government workers, or anyone you want to attract.

There is a platform for every community that shares news their members can take benefit of. For example, offering a rebate to the militants will get you listed on their informal forums and websites. This will get you a backlink without any effort.

8. Exchanges links with other businesses

Exchange links with other websites that offer products or services that relate to the nature of your business. For example, a flower shop can give a link to your gift shop or stationery shop gets affiliated with a bookstore. Find relevant businesses in the locality you aim to target, contact their webmasters and offer a link exchange. Add them to your website and they will add your store as well, and start serving referral customers.

9. Sign up to directories

Signing up to local directories help search engine know the scope of your business and consider you a suitable match for the local searches. It gives a clear hint that you are targeting a small town or city. Back in the days, people used to search directories for finding reliable vendors in their vicinity. It is less practiced today, but the backlinks are still worthy.

Additionally, there are official websites of towns and cities. For a higher exposure and an authority link, you can list your business there as well. Business communities can get membership of the local bodies like state libraries, chamber of commerce, reading halls, etc.

10. Post a job

Find job boards that list working opportunities for fresh and experienced individuals. It is one of the useful platforms to get a link to your website, as they have tons of users searching eagerly for a job. Post a job, internship or a training opportunity and get the link in the company profile. The users will apply through the job board after having a look at the nature of your business. It will give you a boost in SEO ranking and traffic.

Conclusion

Link building is crucial for the online business as it recognizes products and people as brands, and increase their customers reach. The local ventures have to keep their activities limited as they aim to reach a specific mindset, which makes the link building a bit trickier than a global outreach. The above tips are quite helpful in getting ranked higher in the local searches and famous in the locality.

Top 2 Ways to Add Product Tabs In PrestaShop

PrestaShop is among the leading ecommerce platforms contributing over 9% of the world’s total ecommerce websites. With so much to offer, merchants love this shopping cart due to its truck load of user friendly features, up to date designs and themes, secure payment gateways and customization options. Its regularly updated and offers cool templates along with a sturdy support to its users. It also has a great library of modules such as Geo-IP store locator, Advance testimonials, Pretty URLs and PrestaShop Home Tabs etc.

With everything so nicely in place, there are a few set back that we have heard regarding Prestashop’s standard classic them in the version 1.7. Apparently, the tabs appear in the right hand side that shrinks the available space preventing more tables to be displayed. It not only disables usable space that can be used to display important information regarding the product such as product Description, Specification, User Manual and Comments etc. In this article we will demonstrate how you can add tabs in full width for your products through Code and Third Party Extensions such as PrestaShop Product Tabs.

Through Code

The first step is to make the section tabs in full width block. Keeping things in order, we will have to alter the them file that located in the theme directory /themes/classic/templates/catalog/product.tpl. Once you locate the file, open it to make the necessary changes by finding the code function responsible for the appearance of the tabs in the product page. The code can be seen in line 163 also show below:

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class=”tabs”>

class= “tab-content”>

class= “tab-pane fade in active”id = “description”>

{block name=’product_description’}

class=”product-description”>{$product.descriptionnofilter}

{/block}

</div>

{block name=’product_details’}

{includefile=’catalog/_partials/product-details.tpl’}

{/block}

</div>

</div>

The next step is copying the code (ctrl+c) function and erasing it from the current position. The code that adds two blocks to your PrestaShop store can be found once you scroll slightly down product.tpl file edit window.

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{block name=’product_extra_right’}

class=”product-extra-right”>

{hook h=’displayRightColumnProduct’}

{/block}

{block name=’product_extra_left’}

class=”product-extra-left”>

{hook h=’displayLeftColumnProduct’}

{/block}

Now before this code can be introduced, paste the code you copied to the clipboard earlier that functions for block with tabs. Once you have done that, save the settings and full width tabs block will appear on the product page. You might have though getting caught up in a hassle but this is as easy as I have show, so don’t be reluctant and add full width tabs for better display and information.

Through Module

The other method I mentioned earlier is rather a simple retreat to the software world. It requires the least effort and gives customized results with full personalization to the theme. PrestaShop Product Tabs not only helps your pages look more informative and interactive, but also makes them engaging to visitors, increasing your conversion rate. This module also allows you to add links, images and videos with customized content through WYSIWYG Editor. It a highly functional application that can help nudge up your store leads without any considerable effort.

Conclusion

Being a developer myself, I have used the code as well as the extension to add tabs for several stores. Both methods are equally satisfying and beneficial for the specific needs of the merchant. By adding the code or downloading the extension, you can get a better appearance for your store with the benefit to engage and convert the customer.

 

Structuring URLs Is Crucial To Your Business. Learn Why!

URLs structure is the real presentation of your website. A url containing just vivid and useless information means nothing for a search engine and also users don’t like it. Well giving you can example here, check these two url

  • www. fmemodules.com/product-1/subproduct-5/09417.html
  • www. fmemodules.com/garments/kids/baby.html

What you think as a reader that which url is conveying the exact message about the product. Of course, the later url i.e pretty url has better representation as it tells us that the particular url will lead to the baby garments.

So human readability of a url is most important. Some other aspects of the urls are given here in the infographic. Have a look on them to get clear insight on structuring urls.

10 tips for structuring URLs
Infographic by – FME Modules

Weekly PrestaShop Recap: July 24-31 2015

PrestaShop is among those shopping carts on which new changes and improvements are done on daily basis. It is lucky that not only the PrestaShop Official developers but also others stack-holders contributes to improve it. In today’s post, we will give the recap of those activities which happened in PrestaShop during July 24 to July 31 2015.

So let’s start from here;

1 . PrestaShop Security Issues Fixed

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PrestaShop has discovered the security issues in their entire version except the newer one 1.6.1.0. To fix these issues, PrestaShop has now included a security patch module that automatically fixes the issues. If you are using older version of PrestaShop like 1.3 xs, 1.4 xs, 1.5x upto 1.6.0.14, you have two options

  • Update the store to newest version 1.6.1.0
  • Update to the highest version of that Brach and use the patch security module.

This security issue is related to random password generation algorithm and hackers can get into your store by breaking password.

You can read more details of this issue on PrestaShop Official Blog.

2. The Future of PrestaShop: An Interview With Sabrina Marechal

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Cmscritic has started an interview series with PrestaShop Director of Product Marketing Sabrina Marechal and interview is completed in three sessions.

According to Sabrina Marechal, PrestaShop is really looking to make the software easy to use for everyone breaking the need of technological expertise. PrestaShop has also eliminated the barriers for low budget merchants by introducing free cloud hosting. To bring more innovation, PrestaShop has made new labs in Paris to develop each better idea.

You can read the full detail of this interview here.

3. An Exclusive Tour of PrestaShop’s Hip Paris Headquarters

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PrestaShop is France based company headquarters in Paris, Miami and San Francisco. The company has opened a new office at Gare Saint Lazare – Paris, France that was completed in March 2015 and is state of the art piece and most suitable place for development. It size is 12,000 square feet and it’s in house design is suggested by Bruno Lévêque, Marie Vaillant, Xavier Du Tertre and Quentin Audrain.

See the images of this new PrestaShop head quarter here.

4. What You Should know about PrestaShop Developers Integration Fund

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PrestaShop has taken a great initiative by setting the motto of “WeCommerce is better Ecommerce”. To achieve it, the company has announced a developer integration fund of 1000000 which will be shared between those developers who will make an innovative module targeting the local market.

You can read more details about PrestaShop Developers Integration Fund here.

5. Role of Preston and WeCommerce in PrestaShop

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Preston and WeCommerce was introduced on PrestaShop day June 11, 2015 and now it is primary part of PrestaShop. Like Google Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird, PrestaShop has selected a small bird Puffin and given a new name Preston to represent the brand.

Read about Love of PrestaShop with Preston here.

What You Should know About PrestaShop Developers Integration Fund

June 11, 2015 was of course a great day in the history of PrestaShop. At the day, PrestaShop introduced several new things like new logo of PrestaShop in the form of Preston and the concept of WeCommerce.

Probably, you will be thinking that PrestaShop has started a new platform naming WeCommerce, but this is not correct. Basically WeCommerce means to work in community. PrestaShop has now felt that to make it no. 1 shopping cart in the world, it is better to work as a community. No matter where you’re you can join hands with PrestaShop. In this mutual co-operation process, both the parties will gain extra ordinary result.

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The concept of WeCommerce is started in the form of PrestaShop Developers Integration Fund according to which, 1000000 will be distributed among developers who will develop a module targeting the local market.

What you should know about this fund?

What is the Integration Fund?

Those developers will receive a part of this fund, which will developer a high quality PrestaShop module targeting the local market.

Who can apply?

All the developers can apply for this fund by filling the form here.

What type of module will be accepted?

Following four types of modules will be accepted for integration fund.

  • Payment and Gateway
  • Shipping and delivery
  • Marketplace and Affiliation
  • Administrative

If you’re idea’s module don’t belong to any category, then don’t give up. Apply for the integration fund and convince the PrestaShop that you’re is a real need of local market.

Submission Process

  • Create an contributor seller account on Addons Market place
  • Apply for the fund.
  • PrestaShop will contact you through your seller account to discuss about the idea
  • When your idea will be validated, you have to develop the module.
  • After module development, upload it on PrestaShop Addons and you will be given developer integration fund after 45 days of module presence on marketplace.
  • During this time, you have to provide full customer support for you module

Extra Benefits

You will receive 30% on each sales of your module on marketplace. When the fund provided by PrestaShop to you will be received back to PrestaShop by selling, then you will receive 70% on each sale.

Main Requirements

  • Module should target the local market problems
  • Module should not be available already
  • Module features should be innovative

Note: PrestaShop Developer Integration Fund is not applicable for themes.