ADDING or EDITING
ITEMS, PHOTOS and ATTRIBUTES in MIVA MERCHANT
1- Go to this URL - and log in with your username and password.
2- In the frame at the left of the screen,
click on the little triangle next to the word "Stores".
That should open up another line underneath Stores that contains
your Store Name.
3- Click on the little triangle to the left
of your Store Name and another line labelled "Products"
will appear in the expanded menu below. Click on the hyperlinked
word (not the triangle this time) and the list of all your products
will appear on the right.
4- For each product in the store, you should
have a large and small (thumbnail) version of it. Name your
files: item#.jpg and item#sm.jpg for the thumbnail images. Images
should be 250 pixels wide (max) for the large images and 100
pixels wide for the thumbnails.
5- To EDIT an existing item, just click on
the icon at the far right of the screen (the text should read
"Edit" when the cursor is over it). A new window will
appear with the basic info for that item: Product Name, Product
Code, Price, Description, etc. Should you make any changes to
these items, you'll need to click the "Update" button
at the bottom of the screen to change them.
6- To ADD or REPLACE a photo for an existing
item, follow the steps in #5 above, and then click the "Images"
link at the top of that item page. If photos already exist,
you'll see the name and filepath (if applicable) in the boxes
next to "Thumbnail Image" and "Full-sized Image".
To add a new photo or replace the existing one, click the icon
to the right of that box (it's supposed to look like a hard
drive with a little Up arrow graphic on top of it). That will
open a dialog box. Click the "Browse" button to locate
the file on your machine, and select it. Then click the "Update"
button to add that photo. If you're replacing an existing photo,
be sure to check the "Overwrite" box before updating.
The dialog box will disappear and you should see the new photo
listed in the box. Once both files are the ones you want displayed,
click the Update button at the bottom of that page. You can
return to the main product page by clicking the "Product"
link at the top, or move on to any other menu item at left.
7- To EDIT ATTRIBUTES for a product (sizes,
colors, etc.), click the "Attributes" link at the
top of the page. You'll see a "New Attribute" icon
at the top, and a "New Option" button below it. Attributes
are the main categories like the sizes and colors, and options
would be the various sizes and colors available for that item.
It might be helpful to click on "Edit Here" for one
of the Attributes or Options in order to see how they're set
8- To ADD a new item, follow the steps in
#4 above. In this instance, however, you'll want to click the
"New Product" icon at the top of the product list
(it's at the right in the blue heading). From there you'll need
to fill in the item info (as in #6) and attributes (if any,
as in #8) and add a photo (as in #7).
That's it in a nutshell. Please refer to the "Docs"
icon at the top of the admin page to access Miva's documentation
for further assistance. Or feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions not answered there.