Cartweaver Set Up Finish
Once you have installed Cartweaver 4 into your site and gone through the database creation process you are ready to finalize and personalize your installation. This is done in the Cartweaver administration. The admin is located in your new site at (Your Site URL)/cw4/admin. For example for a standard local ColdFusion installation it would be at: http://localhost:8500/YourSiteFolder/cw4/admin or for a standard php local installation it would be at http://localhost/YourSiteFolder/cw4/admin. It first time you log in you will want to log in at the maximum administration level of "developer" so use the default username of: developer and password of: admin.
Be sure to change the default passwords for all levels of admin access right away! On initial installation of your site you will have the default password of "admin" for every level of admin access, since this is the default setting in the install routine, as it is now EVERY developer out there that has used Cartweaver 4 now knows your password. Don't forget to change it!
Here are the primary initial settings that you will ant to set to finish out an personalize your Cartweaver 4 site before you move on to other tasks...
|Main Menu | Submenu||Action|
|Admin Settings > Admin Users||Change the passwords to all the default users. The default user names are the same as the access level assigned to them. You can level these if you like or change the usernames as well. You can also create as many admin users as you like and then assign whatever access level you want each user to have.|
|Store Settings > Company Info||Change the information here to properly reflect the company who's site this is.|
|Site Setup > Email settings||The information here controls how your store emails are sent and what they will say. What you want to focus on now is the SMTP server name, account SMTP username, and account SMTP password. having these fields properly set will allow you to test your e-mail deliver, the other personalizations and settings can be worked on later when you are ready to begin testing them.|
|Site Setup > Global settings||For local development and testing you can just level this information as is, but once uploaded to the server you will need to set the site URL and site secure URL - especially the later, so the SSL will be invoked when a customer goes to check out so the transactions will be secure. The "Directory Settings" are best left in their default settings, unless you are locating your entire store in a sub directory, rather than the root of you site, in such a case you'll want to add the appropriate mapping information in these fields.|
|Site Settings > Debug Settings||For local testing and development you will want to have the "Enable Error Handling" unchecked (disabled) - during development you want to see the full server generated error messages if an error should occur. You'll also want "Enable Debugging" enabled or checked. Once your site is on the server you will want to revers this so your users see friendly error messages rather than the ugly and somewhat scary server generated error messages.|
For now, that's it Your site is personalized and set up. Now you can begin working through the admin to properly populate and configure your store.
Remember, while working in the admin anytime you are wondering what a particular page or field does or controls, keep an eye out for the little "?" icons, either in a field itself or always available in the upper right hand corner of the page. Clicking on these icons with provide you with either in-line tips or take you to the online Cartweaver 4 Help documentation with information about the page you are on.