As an update to this - Have no idea what happened, but the error message above is no longer on the home page. I still dont see the standard home page, with the different columns, sections.... All I see is a blank home page with the right column. I have no products yet (dont want to add any until I get this figured out if I have to re-install whole thing). I did add 1 product to see where it popped up and nothing.
How do I get the standard home page with the categories, price ranges, regular columns showing ?
The default install does not include the home page design from the demo site. You can either download the sample data and install that, or you can just copy the home page from the demo over to your site.
Now go to CMS --> Manage Pages. From there, click on Home Page, and it should bring up the edit page. Copy all of the code from the “Content” text box. Now log into your own admin and paste it into the same area. This will give you the default home page from the demo and give you a starting point to modify for your own needs.
How are your categories laid out? By default it should have a category called “Default Category” or something like that. Put your categories under that one and they will show up on the front end. And of course you need to assign products to categories as well.
OK, cool. I did go back to the categories and figured out it will let you drag the categories, so I dragged the several I made under the default category and they (heading text) all show up on the menu bar.
I see all of the “Best Selling” items on the home page.... I do have 1 product in there so far. How would I get the 1 product to show up on the home page ?? Or would i need to change the “best selling” topic/section to something else ?
Thanks for your help by the way.... Is there a good link to “getting started” for beginners ? I have read some of the tutorials, but am finding it easier to just ask the question of exactly what I need to know when I run into an issue. I am learning mostly by trial and error and trying not to ask too many questions.
The best selling products are just manually put in there. Look at the code you pasted and you’ll see how they are done. I have no idea how to make products automatically show up there. I’m still learning.