ExtensionsMall Zoom Tutorial - Overview & Installation

ExtensionsMall Zoom Tutorial – Overview & Installation

Overview

This tutorial document describes how to install and use SMDesign’s Zoom extension for Magento. It can be used as a step by step guide for installing and configuring the extension on your magento website.

Installation

The installation process consists of extracting the extension files on your local computer or server and copying them to the correct path of your magento system structure. In most cases we will send you the extension files in a .zip archive, you’ll have to extract the archive and upload the files to your web server.

Before you start with the installation process, you should make sure that your magento caching and compiling are switched off. Log in to your magento administration and go to System > Tools > Compilation

  01-check-system-compilation

Make sure the Compiler Status reads Disabled. If it’s not disabled, you will have to disable it by pressing the appropriate buttons on that page.

Next, go to System > Cache Management and make sure all the cache options are also disabled.

  02-check-system-cache

If they’re not disabled, select all the options and from the actions dropdown select disable and hit submit button.

Next, check which package/theme structure your magento website uses. By default, magento uses default/default package/theme structure unless you installed some custom package/theme. Go to System > Configuration and click on the Design tab.

  03-check-system-design

Notice that the Current Package Name reads default. If it doesn’t read default, then you’re using custom package. Please make a note of the package your are using.

On the same page, in the Themes box you’ll see the name of the current theme that your magento website is using. If the fields are blank, then your current theme is default. If not, please make a note of your current theme.

Next, extract the extension files on your local system. Once they are extracted, browse the extension files and folders structure. In case your Magento system doesn’t use the default package, navigate to /app/design/frontend/ folder of the extracted extension files, and rename the default folder to your package name.

  04-rename-package

In case your Magento system doesn’t use the default theme, navigate to /app/design/frontend/default – or your package name/ folder and rename the default folder to the name of your theme.

  05-rename-theme

Once that’s done , you can upload the files to your magento web server.

  06-upload-extension-ftp

Once the upload is complete, open your magento administration panel in your web browser and go to System > Configuration.

You should be able to see the SMDesign Zoom tab in the left menu under the Catalog section.

  07-check-options-system-config

Once you click on the SMDesign Zoom link from the left menu, you’ll be presented with a configuration page for the SMDesign zoom extension. You can change the configuration settings here. Be sure to hit the Save button which is located in the upper right corner of the page once you’ve changed the configuration values.

If you Saved the page, and are presented with the 404 page, just log out of magento administration and log back in, and everything will work just fine.

  09-404-page-system-config

This error can appear when you first install the extension. Magento Team actually recommends that you log out of administration and log back in every time you install a new extension to your Magento web site.

Hitting the save button now should update your settings for the SMDesign zoom extension.

If you Saved the page, and are presented with the 404 page, just log out of magento administration and log back in, and everything will work just fine.

  11-options-saved

To make sure that the extension installed properly, please go to Catalog > Attributes > Manage attributes page.

  12-check-attribute-enable-zoom-plugin

You’ll be presented with a list of attributes. There should be an attribute labeled “enable_zoom_plugin”. If that attribute exists everything is in order. If not, something went wrong with the installation. Please check the caching and compiling and disable them if needed, then refresh the Manage attributes page.

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