OpenCart 3.x System Settings Configuration PART 3 (Option)

Video transcript:

Hi and welcome to part three of our System Settings video tutorials for OpenCart 3.

This time you will be learning about the Option tab and all the settings you can tweak.

Let’s go.

In your dashboard, go to System, then Settings.

Click the Edit button and select the Option tab.

As you can see, this tab is separated into different sections that affect different parts of your store.

Starting with the products.

You can select whether to display the product counter in the categories. Mind that this might be a heavy load if you have a lot of products in your store.

The next setting is for configuring the number of items that will appear in your admin panel, such as products, orders, etc.

The default value is 20, and for this screenshot we switched it to 5.

Next, reviews.

Select whether or not to allow customers to post reviews on your product.

You can also choose whether guest users can post reviews.

Moving on, vouchers.

This is where you can set the minimum and maximum amount for every voucher your customers can purchase.

Time for taxes.

First, select whether to display product prices with tax included or not.

After that, select whether to use the store address for calculating taxes for guest users.

Next, you can choose to use the customer’s shipping or payment address for calculating the taxes for registered users.

And now, some account settings.

Enable or disable tracking for which customers are currently online in your store.

Next, enable or disable the tracking for actions customers take in your store, like submitting orders.

Below that, enable or disable the log for the search queries customers enter in your store.

Now, select the default customer group that new users will be assigned to automatically when they signup in your store.

You can also choose which of your customer groups will be displayed in the account creation section for new users. This lets the user select the customer group they want to be assigned to.

If you want to hide your product prices for guest users, select Yes here. This way, customers will need to signup in your store to see the prices of your items.

You can also set a limit for the number of login attempts required to lock the user’s account for one hour.

Last for the account settings, this is where you select whether you want to force users to agree to your terms & conditions when creating their accounts. Use the drop down menu to assign the page that contains the legal information.

Moving on to the Checkout section.

The first field lets you enter the default invoice prefix.

After that, you can enable or disable displaying the weight of the products on the cart page.

Below, enable or disable guest checkout. If this is set to No, customers will be forced to create an account if they want to complete orders in your store.

Here, you can also set the terms & conditions page that customers will be forced to agree with before submitting their orders.

Next, select the default order status that will be enabled for all new orders when customers confirm them. The preset status is “Pending”, which means the order is waiting to be processed.

Below, you have the default order status that starts subtracting product stock, and calculating vouchers, coupon codes or reward points.

The Complete Order Status allows customers access to downloadable products and gift vouchers. The two default ones here are “Complete” and “Shipped”.

Now, the Fraud Order Status is activated when there is suspicious customer activity, such as attempts to alter payment information or use expired coupons or gift vouchers. The default one is “Cancelled”.

Last for the Checkout section, select the default API user the admin should use.

And now, the product Stock settings.

The first one is called Display stock and it lets you enable or disable the item quantity you have available in the product pages.

The next setting allows your store to show an Out-Of-Stock warning sign in the cart page if a customer has added an item with zero quantity.

This has relation to the setting below called Stock Checkout. If this is set to Yes, then the warning above will not be shown.

Now, for some Affiliate settings.

The first field lets you select the default Affiliate group that all new affiliates will be automatically assigned to when they signup.

Next, select No if you prefer the Affiliates will be approved automatically or Yes if you want to approve them yourself.

Below that is the Automatic commission field which lets you add the commission automatically when each order reaches the “Complete” status.

The next one is the commission percentage your affiliates will receive for each order. The default value is 5%.

Last for the Affiliate section is the terms they will be forced to agree with when creating their accounts.

Next, Product Returns.

First, select the terms that customers will be forced to agree with when submitting their return.

Next, select the default return status for the order when the return is submitted by the customer.

The final section in the Option tab is the Captcha.

First, you can select the type of Captcha your store will be using for the security in account creation, login, reviews and contact form.

The field below lets you add the captcha security measure to the pages you want to use it for.

So, that’s it for the Option tab in your OpenCart 3 system settings.

We hope it’s all clear now so you can continue setting up your store the way you want it to work.

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for Part 4 - Image and Mail!

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