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This help page explains how to set up a wholesale section in your ShopSite store. (Wholesale is the sale of goods to other retailers for resale purposes.) It can be used to sell products in larger quantities, at different prices, and to change other details relating to your products as needed.
Creating a wholesale directory in your Web space
First, you'll need to create a new area, or directory, to hold your wholesale page or pages.
Launch an FTP program, such as FileZilla or CyberDuck. Using your ShopSite username and password, connect to your ShopSite host. (Your ShopSite host is usually named something like store.mydomain.com or shop.mydomain.com.)
You're now logged into your ShopSite's Web space, which is separate from your domain's regular Web space.
In your FTP program, go to your httpdocs directory.
Inside this directory, create a new directory, and name it wholesale.
Protecting your wholesale directory with a password
Create a .htpasswd file
You should keep your wholesale directory password-protected. If anyone tries to visit the wholesale area of your store, they will be prompted to log in with a username and password.
Under "Enter Usernames," enter the username you want. Under "Enter Corresponding Passwords," enter the password. Ignore the rest of the fields and click Submit.
On the new page, copy the line provided under ".htpasswd". It should look something like this:
where username is the username you set up and password is an encrypted version of the password you selected.
Start a new document in any simple text editor, like Notepad or TextEdit.
Paste the line you copied into the new document. Save the file as htpasswd.txt and close the document.
Create a .htaccess file
Now that you have created a .htpasswd file to manage the username and password, you will need to create a .htaccess file to accompany it. The .htaccess file is what links the username and password to your wholesale section.
Start a new document in any simple text editor, like Notepad or TextEdit.
Copy and paste the following code into the new file:
Where ssloginname is your admin username for logging into your ShopSite control panel and where username is the wholesale username you set up.
Save the file as htaccess.txt and close the document.
Apply password protection
Now that you have both a .htpasswd file and a .htaccess file, you can finish password-protecting your wholesale section.
Log in to your ShopSite's Web space using an FTP program.
Go to the httpdocs directory.
Go to the wholesale directory.
Upload the htpasswd.txt and htaccess.txt files to this directory.
Rename them exactly to .htpasswd and .htaccess (note the removal of '.txt' and the addition of the period in the front).
Password protection is complete.
Creating your wholesale page
Have Cruzio change the directory "owner"
Before you can proceed, you'll need Cruzio to help you:
So that your ShopSite can access your new wholesale directory, contact Cruzio and ask that we change the ownership of the wholesale directory to www. Please refer to this document when you contact Cruzio.
Add a new page in ShopSite
After Cruzio has made that change, you can use ShopSite to create a page to contain your wholesale products:
Log in to your ShopSite admin page.
Click the Pages icon.
Create a new page by clicking "Add a Page".
Customize your wholesale page as you like.
In the Advanced Info section, set "File name" to
where filename is whatever word you'd like, as long as it does not contain spaces or uppercase letters.
When you've finished editing the page, click Save.
Add products to your wholesale page
Now, populate your wholesale page with products:
Click the Products icon.
If you have a wholesale product already created, click List All Products and locate your wholesale product. Select it and click Edit Product Info.
If you do not already have a wholesale product created, click the Add a Product button.
Locate the Product Pages section and click the Select button.
In the list under "Product is not in these pages", select your wholesale page and then click Add.
Customize the rest of the product settings as you wish. When you're done, click Save Changes.
Repeat steps 2 through 4 for any additional wholesale products.
Publish the new page
Now, Shopsite just needs to recognize your new page. There should be a yellow tab in the upper right corner of the ShopSite admin page that says Publish. Click Publish, let it process, and it will say "Done!" when complete.
If you do not see the Publish tab, click the Utilities icon instead. Then click the Publish button. Finally, click the Regenerate button. It will say "Done!" when complete.
Your wholesale page is now online. To have a look at it, go to
where domain.com is your domain name and filename is the filename you chose earlier for your wholesale page. You will be prompted for a login and password, which are the ones you set up earlier. (Enter your password in its unencrypted form.) Once you've logged in, you will be able to see your new wholesale page.
Inviting your resellers to your wholesale store
Contact your resellers, and provide them with the address of your new wholesale page, along with the username and password.
Generally SSI is used to change elements of a static page into dynamic without using any other dynamic technology, such as CGI or PHP. For instance, if you want to have an up-to-date weather report, you would implement a Server Side Include in order to update the information periodically.
In order to include SSI to Shopsite, it is necessary to change the file extension on the page you want the SSI to be on. Generally speaking, the file extension is usually set to .html on all pages except the 'Shopping Cart' (which is set to .shtml). Any page you want to use SSI on, you need to change the file extension from .html to .shtml.
In the Domains section, click the name of the domain you want to check. If you are on Host 6 or 7, this can be accessed by first clicking "Domains" under the Main Menu in the upper left hand corner.
If you do not know what Host number you are on, after you log into your control panel, look at the URL at the top of your browser. You will see it start with 'https://host' followed by a number. That is the Host number you are on.
If you are on Host 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, click "Databases" in the services section.
If you are on Host 6 or 7,in the Applications & Services section, click the "Databases" icon.
Click the name of the database you want to check.
If your browser has a pop-up blocker, turn it off.
If you are on Host 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, click the "DB WebAdmin" icon in the Tools section.
If you are on Host 6 or 7, click the "Webadmin" icon under the Tools section.
In the newly opened phpMyAdmin window, look at the left pane and click the link to the users table. (The prefix of this table name tends to vary, but the name will usually end with "_user" or "_users".)
In the right-hand pane, near the top, click "Browse". You should now see a list of your WordPress users.
Examine the list of users for extra admin users. One typical hacker-created user is WordPress, with a user_url of www.com. Others may use part of your original admin's email address or display name as the user login.
If you're not sure which users are legitimate and which are hacker-created, compare the ones you see here to the list you see when you log in to your WordPress administration area and go to the Users screen. Hacker-created users will typically not appear at all in the WordPress admin Users screen.
In the phpMyAdmin screen, delete the hacker-created users by clicking the red X icon next to each.
Now that you've removed the unwanted users, change your own admin user password. In your WordPress admin area, visit Users -> Your Profile, go to the About Yourself section, and enter a new password twice. Choose a strong password! Click Update Profile to save your new admin password.
2. Enter your Cruzio administrative login and password (not necessarily the same as your WordPress login and password) and click "Log In."
3. On the Plesk Login page, enter your login information again and click "Login" to be taken to your domain's control panel.
4. In the "Custom buttons" section, click the "Installatron Applications Installer" button.
5. Find WordPress in the list. To the right of it, click on the button with red text. It should show "Upgrade to" followed by the latest version number.
6. On the first two pages, click "Next." On the third page, find the line in bold labeled "Backup". Make sure "Yes, create a backup and let me choose what will be included in the backup" is checked. Below, you will see a list of files that will be in the backup. Click "Next".
7. Keep clicking the "Next" button until it gives you the message "Installatron is ready to upgrade." Then click "Submit".
8. When the upgrade is done, click the "Complete" button.
You will now have the latest version of WordPress installed on your website.
Be sure to look at your site after upgrading to make sure there aren't any problems. If you use third party WordPress plugins, you may have to upgrade them so that they continue to work properly.
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