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Module configuration Archival product for the online shop {SEO-Shop}, OpenCart 2.x, 3.x, ocStore

  1. Module installation “NeoSeo Archival product”

To install the module “NeoSeo Archival product” for OpenCart, you must:

  1. Go to admin panel and click on “Extras”->”Modules”:
  2. In the list of modules that opens, select “NeoSeo Archived Products” and click the “Install” button:
  3. Go to the "Add-ons" -> "Add-ons Manager" section and click on the "Update" button in the window that opens.

This completes the installation of the module and you can proceed to editing the module settings.

2. Editing module settings

To edit the module’s settings, go to the site’s administrative panel and select the “Add-ons” -> ”Modules” section. In the list of modules that opens, select “NeoSeo Archived Products” and click on the “Edit” button:

After that, the window for editing module settings will appear on the screen:

You can’t delete unused products, as the product page is indexed and people from search engines visit it. It is also possible that someone linked to a page with this product.

To solve this problem, the module suggests transferring unused goods to the archive. In this case, the product will not be displayed in the categories on the site, but will be available upon direct access from the search engine.

In order to transfer the goods to the archive you must:

1. Go to the module settings and fill in the following fields in the “General” tab:

  • Turn on / off the module. In order to connect the module to the store, you need to select “Enabled” in the “Status” field:
  • “Displayed Statuses”. Archived will be those goods whose status is checked in the “Displayed statuses” field:

Since archived goods will still be available through a direct link from a search engine, the module offers to display similar products in the card of such goods that may interest potential customers. To set the desired image sizes of similar products, you must specify their width and height in the appropriate fields:

Important!!! After adding all the changes, click the “Save” button:

2. Change archived item settings. To do this, go to the "Catalog" -> "Products" section, select the product that you want to transfer to the archive and click on the "Edit" button:

On the product editing form, go to the “Data” tab:

On this tab, you need to configure the following fields:

  • Out of stock. In this field, select the value “Archive”:
  • Status. In order for the unused (archived) product not to appear on the site, in this field, select the value “Disabled”:

Important!!! After adding all the changes, click the “Save” button:

After completing these points, the selected product is transferred to the “Archive” status.

In order to offer similar products as a replacement for the archive, you must go to the "Catalog" -> "Products" section. Then select the necessary product and click on the “Edit” button:

On the product editing form, go to the “Links” tab:

New fields are now available on this tab:

  • A list of similar products, if the item is archived. This field is intended for adding products that will be displayed in the “Similar products” block. To add a recommended product, enter the name of the desired product in this field.
  • A list of similar categories, if the item is archived. This field is intended to indicate categories in which the customer can view similar products. To add similar categories, enter the name of the desired category in this field.

Important!!! After adding all the changes, click the “Save” button:

As a result, the archived product card will look like this:

Using this module, you can assign the status of “Archive” not only to goods, but also to categories. To do this, go to the "Catalog" -> "Categories" section, and proceed to editing the category to which you need to assign the status "Archive":

On this tab, you need to configure the following fields:

  • Redirect to a category if the category is archival. This field is intended to indicate the category to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the link to the archive category.
  • Status. To translate the category into archive status, in this field select the value “Archive”:

Important!!! After adding all the changes, click the “Save” button:

As a result, the archive category page will look like this:

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