ADMIN: System → Configuration → General Tab

Last modified by kara on Sat, July 31, 2010 22:03
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Description

Most of the basic store configuration settings that effect the entire website and store are here in the General Settings section of System > Configuration. Be sure to review all the tabs here when setting up a store to ensure that the basic configuration matches what you want.


Admin Panel Fields Reference

Countries Options Field Descriptions

In many cases, a web store only ships goods to certain countries. Sometimes it even requires that payment is made from a limited number of countries. The Countries options allow you to specify these countries.

  • Default Country — Set the “default country” to the country you will suggest by default for the billing and shipping addresses. Scope: store view.
  • Allow Countries — In the list of allowed countries, click on the name of the default country. Use Ctrl-click or Shift-click to select additional countries that can be selected for the billing and shipping addresses. Scope: store view.
  • Postal Code is Optional for the following countries — Select countries to which you ship that do not require a postal code to be collected during the checkout process. Scope: global.

Locale Options Field Descriptions

  • Timezone — Set the timezone to where the web store will appear to be located. All times in the store will reflect this setting. Scope: website.
  • Locale — Set the locale to the language that is supported by this store view. Scope: store view.
  • First Day of Week — Indicate the starting day of weeks for Magento reporting. Scope: store view.
  • Weekend Days — Indicate which days are considered weekend dates for Magento reporting. Scope: store view.

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Website Restrictions Field Descriptions (EE only)

  • Access Restriction — Scope: WEBSITE.
  • Restriction Mode — Scope: WEBSITE.
  • Startup Page — Applicable only in “Private Sales” mode. Scope: STORE VIEW.
  • Landing Page — Scope: STORE VIEW.
  • HTTP Response — Applicable only if restriction mode is “Website Closed”. Landing page is rendered as raw HTML. Scope: WEBSITE.

Staging Websites Field Descriptions (EE only)

  • Automatically Create Entry Points for Staging Websites — Entry point will be built using the staging website code — Scope: GLOBAL.
  • Folder Name for Entry Points — All automatically created entry points will reside in this folder. The folder should be writeable. [GLOBAL]
  • Close Website During Merge or Rollback — Scope: GLOBAL.
  • Landing Page — Scope: STORE VIEW.

Store Information Field Descriptions

The store information fields are stored in the database and are available to be called in widgets and transactional emails as variables.

  • Store Name — Name of the store. It will be available as a variable to themes and transactional emails. Scope: STORE VIEW.
  • Store Contact Telephone — Telephone number of the store. It will be available as a variable to themes and transactional emails. Scope: STORE VIEW.
  • Store Contact Address — Address of the store. It will be available as a variable to themes and transactional emails. Scope: STORE VIEW.



 

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