redSHOP:Main Menu

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The Main Menu is usually the starting point for any administrator working with redSHOP, as it acts as a central hub linking the administrator to all of redSHOP's sections, the "Global Configuration" and "Configuration Wizard" settings, and any statistics that have been enabled for display within the Main Menu itself. Except for the configuration settings screens, all sections within redSHOP are also accessible via the Navigation Sidebar, discussed further later in this article.

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The Main Menu is currently accessible in one of two ways:

The Main Menu is broken into three main areas: one displaying section link buttons, another displaying configuration setting and statistics buttons, and a third to display a "dashboard" containing any Quick Links or Statistics Panels that have been enabled in the configuration setting areas.


Section Link Buttons

The first area displays button links to redSHOP's various sections. These are grouped into the following categories:

Product Management
Products - Leads to the Product Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage products and all product-related details for the online store.

Categories - Leads to the Category Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage categories and all category-related details for the online store.

Manufacturers - Leads to the Manufacturer Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage manufacturers and all manufacturer-related details for the online store.

Media - Leads to the Media Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage images, files and other product catalog-related media and all media-related details for the online store.


Orders
Orders - Leads to the Order Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage orders and all order-related details for the online store.

Quotation - Leads to the Quotation Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage quotations and all quotation-related details for the online store. While the button link to this section is displayed regardless of whether "Quotation Mode" has been enabled or not in the Global Configuration section, the listing screen will appear empty and quotations will only be collected and listed if this mode has been enabled.

Stockroom - Leads to the Stockroom Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage stockrooms, stock levels and all stockroom-related details for the online store. This button will only appear if "Use Stockroom" has been enabled in the Global Configuration section.

Container - Leads to the Container Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage containers, stockroom product levels and all container-related details for the online store. This button will only appear if "Use Container" has been enabled in the Global Configuration section.

Payment - Leads to Joomla's Plugin Manager screen that is preset to display all installed Payment Method plugins for redSHOP, where the shop administrator can access and manage each payment method plugin's details and settings.


Discount
Discount management - Leads to the Discounts Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage quotations and all quotation-related details for the online store. The button link to this section is displayed regardless of whether "Enable Discounts" has been enabled or not in the Global Configuration section, but while the shop administrator can add and configure discounts, they will only be applied and take effect when this feature has been enabled.

Giftcard - Leads to the Giftcards Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage giftcards and all giftcard-related details for the online store.

Voucher - Leads to the Voucher Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage vouchers and all voucher-related details for the online store. The button link to this section is displayed regardless of whether "Enable Vouchers" has been enabled or not in the Global Configuration section, but while the shop administrator can add and configure vouchers, they will only be applied and take effect when this feature has been enabled.

Coupon management - Leads to the Coupon Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage quotations and all quotation-related details for the online store. The button link to this section is displayed regardless of whether "Enable Coupons" has been enabled or not in the Global Configuration section, but while the shop administrator can add and configure coupons, they will only be applied and take effect when this feature has been enabled.


Communication
Mail Center - Leads to the Mail Center page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage templates used to send emails to customers and all mail-related details for the online store.

Newsletter - Leads to the Newsletter Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage newsletters and all newsletter-related details for the online store.


Shipping
Shipping - Leads to the Shipping Management page, where the shop administrator can view and the redSHOP Shipping Method plugins that have been installed and manage each plugin's details and settings, including the shipping rates configured for each shipping method.

Shipping Box - Leads to the Shipping Box Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage shipping boxes that will be used to package and dispatch ordered items, and all related details such as dimensions and priority settings.

Shipping Detail - Leads to Joomla!'s Extension Manager page, where the shop administrator can install the various Shipping Method plugins available for redSHOP.

Wrapping Management - Leads to the Wrapping Management page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage product wrappings and all wrapping-related details for the online store.


User
User - Leads to the User Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage users and all user-related details for the online store.

Shopper Groups - Leads to the Shopper Group Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage shopper groups and all shopper group-related details for the online store.

Backend Access Management - Leads to the Backend Access Management page, where the shop administrator can define the access levels for each user group accessing the back end, as well as the actions and permissions allowed in each section the group has access to. This button will only appear if "Backend Access Management" has been enabled in the Global Configuration section.


VAT / Tax and Currency
VAT / Tax Group - Leads to the VAT / Tax Group Management page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage VAT / Tax Groups and all tax-related details for the online store, including the tax rates that are configured for each country / state for each group.

Currency - Leads to the Currency Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage currencies and all currency-related details for the online store.

Country - Leads to the Country Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage countries and all country-related details for the online store.

State - Leads to the State Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage states and all state-related details for the online store.


Import / Export
Import / Export - Leads to the Data Import page, where the shop administrator can import data from a CSV-formatted file into as many as nine sections within redSHOP, including (but not limited to) products, attributes, categories and shopper groups. The "Data Export" page is accessible from the same area via the left-hand Navigation Panel.

XML Import / Export - Leads to the XML Import page, where the shop administrator can create profiles to both import data from and export data to an XML-formatted file concerning two sections within redSHOP: products and orders. The "XML Export" page is accessible from the same area via the left-hand Navigation Panel.


Customization
Custom Fields - Leads to the Custom Fields Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage custom fields for usage within front end templates and certain back end sections, and all related details pertaining to custom fields.

Templates - Leads to the Template Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage templates used to display various pages on throughout the online store, and all template-related details for the online store.

Text Library - Leads to the Text Library Items Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage text library items for usage within front end templates and all related library item-details.


Customer Input
Question - Leads to the Questions Management page, where the shop administrator can view and manage questions being asked about products by customers as well as provide the answers to those questions.

Review - Leads to the Customer Reviews Listing page, where the shop administrator can view and manage product reviews and all product review-related details for the online store.


Accounting
e-conomic Product Group - Leads to the E-conomic Product Group Listing page, where the shop administrator can add / remove and manage e-conomic Product Groups and all product group-related details for the online store. This button will only appear if "e-conomic integration" has been enabled in the Global Configuration section.



Statistics and Configuration Section Link Buttons

The second area, located on the top-right hand corner of the Main Menu screen, displays button links to access the following sections:

Statistics - Leads to the Statistics page, where the shop administrator can select from 11 different reports to see performance statistics on topics ranging from total revenue earned, to total visitors on site, to most popular products among others.

Configuration Wizard - Leads to the Configuration Wizard, where the shop administrator can set up basic details required for the online store while being guided through a six-screen configuration process.

Global Configuration - Leads to the Global Configuration section, where the shop administrator can modify a wide range of configuration settings pertaining to all aspects of the online store, from the customer's experience to the features available throughout the store.

Help - Opens a new window that redirects the shop administrator to the "redSHOP" Support Forums. These are the same Support Forums that are available on redCOMPONENT's main site, however the "Help" window only displays the forum section while there are many more navigation options available on the site.


Statistic Panel and Quick Links Dashboard

The third area, located on the right hand side of the Main Menu screen, displays up to five dashboard panels, two of which appear by default and the other three needing to be enabled in the Global Configuration section's "Dashboard" tab to appear. These include:

Popular - This panel is open by default and cannot be disabled; it displays the version of redSHOP currently installed and two button links: one leading to the Configuration Wizard and the other to the "Dashboard" controls within the Global Configuration section.

Quick Links - This panel is open by default and cannot be disabled; it displays any button links which have been selected by the shop administrator in the "Dashboard" section of the Global Configuration section to appear in the "Quick Links" panel.

Newest Customers - This panel is closed by default and displayed when "Display Newest Customers" has been set to "Yes" in the "Dashboard" section of the Global Configuration section; it displays a table listing latest customer's full names, number of orders, and the average and total values of all orders to date.

Newest Orders - This panel is closed by default and displayed when "Display Newest Orders" has been set to "Yes" in the "Dashboard" section of the Global Configuration section; it displays a table listing latest customer's full names, order IDs of their orders, and the price values of those orders.

Pie Chart for Last Month's Sales - This panel is closed by default and displayed when "Show Statistics for Latest Month" has been set to "Yes" in the "Dashboard" section of the Global Configuration section; it displays a pie chart displaying .........., with a filter to display results for a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis.

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