/Fabio Porta

About Fabio Porta

Nemo (Fabio) has been involved in web development and design since 2006, when launched his first website. He joined the ThirtyBees project since the early stages, and strives to provide tutorials and guides to help using the software too.

Setting up Carriers

2019-09-16T08:26:23-06:00 September 16th, 2019|

Today we will see how to set up shipping in thirty bees, and what kind of options we have to customize and fine tune carriers and prices. Preparing products Before messing with any shipping options, it's important to understand that many of the carrier settings will be affected by how each product's shipping options are configured. Let's access a product, and tab to "Shipping": The first three options are seldom used without third party modules, as the standard carrier system only considers each item's size for the limits, rather than summing them all up, so we can freely skip them. The [...]

Understanding order statuses

2019-09-11T08:34:06-06:00 September 11th, 2019|

As a merchant, it is important to have a streamlined process to handle order submissions, to facilitate the shipping process and deliver as quickly as possible. Let’s have an in depth look at thirty bees’ order statuses’ inner workings and see how they can help us organize and ship orders in the most efficient possible manner. What is an order status? To understand what statuses are, let’s reach the Orders page in the back office to start with. What reads under the Status heading represents the state the order is currently in, and it’s meant to inform both the merchant and [...]

Using the new HTML Block

2019-09-04T07:29:11-06:00 September 3rd, 2019|

One of the core features of thirty bees is the ability to add any custom html code anywhere on the site, directly from the back office. In this tutorial we will take a deeper look at the HTML module, and see how to use it to customize our shop without having to hire a professional to do it. Locating the HTML Block configuration The HTML Block module comes pre-installed with thirty bees. As soon as we access the back office, we can find it at the very end of the menu bar, on the left hand side of the page: Should [...]

Using the wishlist in thirty bees

2019-09-02T07:52:37-06:00 September 1st, 2019|

Creating wedding or baby shower registries with thirty bees   If you need to add a Wedding or Baby Shower registry to your web shop, then thirty bees is the perfect solution, coming with a full-fledged wishlists system out of the box. Today we will see how to install, use and customize it to fit our business needs. The first thing to do is install the Wishlist module, from the back-office’s Modules and Services panel: After it’s successfully installed, let’s reach the front office, login as a customer, and in the My Account page, we will see a new link reading [...]

Displaying Product Count and Price Ranges for subcategories in thirty bees

2018-08-23T07:54:58-06:00 August 4th, 2017|

In this quick tutorial, you will learn how to add the product count, as well as the price ranges, for subcategories in ThirtyBees, to give your customer a better understanding of your catalog. Step 1 - Retrieving the product count for each subcategory The best approach when adding new functionalities to thirty bees is to use overrides. Let's add a new one for the Category class, which includes the function that retrieves subcategories in thirty bees. Create a new file named Category.php inside override/classes, and open it up in your favorite code editor. Then, let's start by adding some simple override [...]