In Sales Layer, the principal way we control the information we store on our products is via Forms. We can access these directly by clicking on a product's name, when in list or Image mode.
From here you have all the fields for that product arranged in a default layout based on the template you used when first importing your products, which can then be personalized.
To begin personalising the layout, you can first create tabs to better group your information. For example, we could create a tab which would keep all the fields which come from our ERP. To do this we click on Actions, then on Redesign Forms, and from here we click on the yellow icon in the top right hand side and select New Page.
We could also create another tab: SEO, where we would place all the fields related to SEO using the same process.
Once these have been created we can easily move fields between tabs, as long as we are still in Redesign Form mode, by selecting the yellow icon which corresponds to the respective field and clicking on Move.
There is however a small restriction when it comes to moving fields across tabs; any fields which are considered basic:
As well as creating tabs, you can also customise the size each field occupies using Resize:
What’s more, we can also create sections to separate fields into groups within a tab. Each of these new sections can also be given a name to help illustrate the characteristics or functions of the fields it contains.
The concept of Forms is closely linked to that of Families, but because of how important Families are, we will take a deeper look at them in a later section. For now just remember that the family of a product belongs to the way we control which fields it is associated with.
Having said that, there are three vital details to bear in mind:
- To edit the content of a multi-language field, for all the different languages you are using, you need to click on the multi-language icon (which looks like a speech bubble).
- You also have the possibility to change a field’s contents using Edit Mode, by clicking on the icon of two A’s; this allows you to add richer text content as well as adding images
- You can automatically translate into other languages by using the Google Translator plugin. This translation must be done individually for every language option in each field, but not in bulk. This is to ensure translations are done effectively. Keep in mind this is an invoiceable service provided by Google.