In case you have launched the unregistered addon from your side you will get the following message.
Confirm or cancel the proposed action. Take a note, the Demo Mode is for testing and run, as usual, to check the basic operations via the addon.
To be able to use the plugin in full we recommend you to order the separate license from at the store's site and register license key in the Addon's Registration form.
Once registration is successful, first of all, choose Settings tab to connect with your ICEcat account and configure important field for further process:
Before starting using the addon you have to make sure you got an account at the icecat.biz page. Please note on the type of authorization you should to choose in the appropriate field in the Settings tab also: open or full.
An open type allows registration for free but has some limitations in the amount of detailed information on products (restrictions in characteristics, descriptions, brands amount etc.). Follow this link to get to the free registration form.
Full type helps to processing products of all 5000+ brands and provides a wide range of product information at all, but it can be used for additional fee. More detailed information about this type you can find there.
Specify the ICEcat usermane and password and select the type of authorization you are currently using before clicking on the option for verification:
Search Settings area
It is necessary to set the search parameters in the Search fields, i.e.:
- the minimum length of the word - that is means, the product names with less number of characters will be ignored during searching;
- the relevance field - a lower part of minimum relevancy will not be reflected in the summary searched results retrieved from the ICEcat.
Auto-matching fields area
The sector of the fields while mapping products runs automatically is placed in the right side of the Settings tab.
Note, each checked position from the current sector slows down the process of auto-mapping.
Take into account the EAN Code checkbox - for suсessful and rapid auto mapping process it is necessary the fields with the products EAN codes of the store were filled up correctly.
An update sector contains the fields with two options: entire database and daily updates.
In case you are going to use the Addon's functions at the first time - select the 'Entire database' variant which retrieves the whole database tables, then, during the next operations via addon change to the 'Daily updates' option - the current process is much faster and less time consuming while performing the operation because takes into account the daily changes only.
The users which are already familiar with addon steps can leave the upper field 'Wizard Mode' unchecked - it will disable the possibility to move to the previous or next pages and keep only the main tabs in the upper side.
a) The ‘Wizard Mode’ option is checked:
b) The ‘Wizard Mode’ is unchecked:
'Update vocabulary data’ - is responsible for updating the multilingual product. If it is marked with the tick then such items will be updated by ICEcat addon continuously in different languages separately - it will took some time and to facilitate the performance of operations by the addon you may leave this field unchecked - the plugin updates the multilingual product details once such product is created only.
For successful synchronization of the merchandise inventory use the similar identifier for items of your store as the appropriate ones on ICecat.
Please note, if your products form the code from the ICEcat - choose the same positions in the appropriate fields:
Choose an EAN variant in the corresponding field (illustrated below) in case the products have specified the EAN/UPS code at the store:
Consider detailed instruction on successful assignment of the different identifiers during ICEcat operations on the Store Manager for Prestashop example there.
By default, the 'Max HTTP threads' field is equal to 5 - this is an optimal value and means the 5 product descriptions and images can be uploaded simultaneously. You can set your own value if necessary.
Determine also the images location which will be transferred from the ICecat in the field below:
Browse the drive system to find the necessary destination by using an option above.
Once you pressed the ‘Clear All Mapping’ option at the bottom of the Settings page all links between products store and the positions on ICEcat will be cleared.