Getting Started

Sometimes with new software it's hard to know where to get started. This is a list of the basic operations to get your system up and running as quickly as possible. Please look at each section carefully, thank you.

Note: For any page in admin, click the 'Help' link at the top of the page for information about the page you are on.
1 Install to Server
Firstly, you need to install the system on a web server.
2 Set Up Payment Gateway
For payments to be processed correctly, see the payment gateway setup here.
3 Enable SMTP
To get your emails working, enter your SMTP details in the settings by accessing "Settings > Email Settings" from the menu.
4 Set Up Cron Jobs
You need to set up two cron jobs to automate tasks, more information here.
5 Categories
Firstly, create some categories.
6 Add Products
Once at least one category has been added you can add your products to your store.
7 Templates / Colours / Images
Once you are getting familiar with the system, see the 'Templates' section for help on adapting the layout into an existing website or changing colours.

You should create your own social images and update the following to your own design. Size should be 250 x 250 pixels:

content/* theme */images/social-facebook.png
content/* theme */images/social-twitter.png
content/* theme */images/social-social.png
8 Language & Text
See the Language & Text section for further assistance.
9 Enable Cache
Maian Pal has a cache system to help load pages faster and reduce the database load due to less queries. Common data that is queried with all page loads is cached. Once you are happy the system is working for you, you should enable the cache.

Enable cache in the settings via "Settings > General Settings > Options > Enable Cache".
Further Reading
If you want to explore the system in more detail, read these docs thoroughly. Direct links to the docs are found on most admin pages via the 'Help' link at the top of the page.