WCMp Frontend Manager
Getting Started with WCMp Frontend Manager
1. To download WCMp Frontend Manager click on the link https://wc-marketplace.com/product/wcmp-frontend-manager/
2. Extract the downloaded wcmp-frontend_product_manager.zip file to the WordPress plugins folder your hostname/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/
2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New. Click on Upload Plugin. Browse to the download file location, select the wcmp-frontend-product-manager.zip & install the plugin.
3. To activate the plugin on your WooCommerce site go to WordPress Dashboard -> Plugins -> Click on Activate under WCMp Frontend Manager.
Note: Remember that the WCMp Frontend Manager is a paid add-on for WC Marketplace plugin. You need to have WC Marketplace & WooCommerce installed & activated in your WordPress site before using WCMp Frontend Manager.
You need to have an Activation License (API License Key & API License email) specified in the WCMp License section found at WordPress Dashboard -> WCMp License to use the WCMp Frontend Manager add-on.
Setting up WCMp Frontend Manager
Configure the product & coupon fields to be available in the relevant sections from WCMp’s Product Settings Tab & Capabilities Tab respectively. You can customize the page as you desire to allow your vendors to sell a specific type of product on your site. For more information, check the WC Marketplace User Guide
For setting up WCMp Frontend Manager navigate to WordPress Dashboard -> WooCommerce -> WCMp -> Pages
As seen above, Frontend Manager adds 4 new page fields when activated. By default 4 new pages are automatically created and assigned to these fields namely:
- Frontend Product Manager- [wcmp_frontend_product_manager]
- Pending Products- [wcmp_pending_products]
- Frontend Coupon Manager- [wcmp_frontend_coupon_manager]
- Coupon(s)- [wcmp_coupons]
Note: You may rename these pages if required. All you need to ensure is that the page allocated to a field carries the correct shortcode.
You would find the corresponding pages for product management under the Product Manager tab in vendor dashboard while the pages related to coupons should be under Promote tab.
A. Adding a product using WCMp Frontend Manager
Navigate to the “Product Manager” tab & select “Add Product” from the sub-menu in vendor dashboard. Now on the Product Manager page select the relevant Product Type from the drop-down list Since we are adding a variable product we will select the “Variable” product type.
1. General Tab: Configure the general options of a product.
General options ->Title | SKU | Visibility | Short Description | Description
1.1 Title: Specify a title for the product.
1.2 SKU: Specify a unique identifier for the product.
1.3 Visibility: Choose where the product should be displayed in your catalog (Catalog/Search | Catalog | Search | Hidden)
1.4 Short Description: Specify a short description/excerpt for the product.
1.5 Description: Specify a detailed description for the product.
2. Featured Image & Gallery Tab: Configure the featured image & gallery options of a product.
Featured Image & Gallery options -> Featured Image | Gallery Image
2.1 Featured Image: Upload/select a featured image for the product.
2.2 Gallery Image: Upload images for a product to be displayed within the product gallery.
3. Category & Tags Tab: Configure the category & tags option of a product.
Category options ->Choose category | Tags
3.1 Choose category : Choose a category for the product from existing product categories.
3.2 Tags : Specify tags for the product. You can specify multiple tags by separating them with commas.
4. Inventory Tab: Configure the inventory options of a product.
Inventory options ->Manage Stock | Stock Qty | Allow Backorders | Stock status | Sold Individually
4.1 ManageStock: Check this box if you want to manage stocks of the product.
4.2 Stock Qty: Specify the stock quantity of the product.
4.3 Allow Backorders: If managing stock, this controls whether or not backorders will be allowed. If enabled, stock quantity can go below 0.
4.4 Sold Individually: Enable this only if you want to allow this item to be bought in a single order, i.e. bulk ordering is disabled.
5. Shipping Tab: Configure the shipping options of a product.
Shipping options ->Weight | Length | Width | Height | Shipping Class
5.1 Weight: Specify the weight of the product in kilograms (applicable to a physical product).
5.2 Length: Specify the length of the product in centimeters (applicable to a physical product).
5.3 Width: Specify the width of the product in centimeters (applicable to a physical product).
5.4 Height: Specify the height of the product in centimeters (applicable to a physical product).
5.5 Shipping Class: Select the shipping class for the product from pre-existing shipping class. If you haven’t set the shipping class for your vendor profile, shipping costs won’t apply. If created, it would show in this menu.
6. Tax Tab: Configure the tax options of a product.
Tax options ->Tax Status | Tax Class
6.1 Tax Status: Select the tax status (Taxable | Shipping Only | None) for the product. Define whether the entire product is taxable, or just the cost of shipping.
6.2 Tax Class: Select the tax class (Standard | Reduced Rate | Zero Rate) for the product. Tax classes are used to apply different tax rates specific to certain types of product.
Note: Tax options would show if tax calculation is enabled within default WooCommerce Settings by admin.
7. Attributes Tab: Configure the attribute options of a product.
Attributes options ->Name | Value(s) | Visible on the product page | Use as Variation
7.1 Name: Specify an attribute name for the product. Example: Color or Total_sales.
7.2 Value(s): Specify the values for the attribute of the product. Example: Black | White or 34.
7.3 Visible on the product page: Check this box to display the attribute on the individual product page.
7.4 Use as Variation: Check this box to use the attributes to create variations of the product.
8. Variations: Define the variations of the product.
Variation options -> Enable | Virtual | Downloadable | Image | SKU | Regular Price($) | Sale Price($) | Manage Stock | Stock status | Weight | Length | Width | Height | Shipping class | Tax class | Description
8.1 Enable : Check this box to enable the variation.
8.2 Virtual: Check this box if this product isn’t physical or to be shipped, shipping settings are removed once you check this box.
8.3 Downloadable: Check this box if this a downloadable variation.
8.4 Image: Upload/select an image for the variation.
8.5 SKU: Specify a unique identifier for the variation. If left vacant it acquires SKU allotted for the main product.
8.6 Regular price: Set the price for this variation. This is a required field.
8.7 Sale Price: Set a price for this variation when on sale.
8.8 Manage Stock: Check this box to manage stock at the variation level. Do note that when checked, 2 additional fields appear- Stock Qty & Allow Backorders.
8.9 Stock status: Set the status of your variation’s stock.
8.10 Weight: Weight for the variation, or leave blank to use the product’s weight.
8.11 Weight: Specify the weight of the variation (applicable to a variation of physical product).
8.12 Length: Specify the length of the product (applicable to a variation of physical product).
8.13 Width: Specify the width of the product in centimeters (applicable to a variation of physical product).
8.14 Height: Specify the height of the product in centimeters(applicable to a variation of physical product).
8.15 Shipping Class: Select the shipping class for the variation from pre-existing shipping class. If you haven’t set the shipping cost within your vendor profile, shipping class won’t show. If created, it would show in this menu.
8.16 Tax class: Select the tax class (Standard | Reduced Rate | Zero Rate) for the variation. Tax option would show if tax calculation is enabled within default WooCommerce Settings by admin.
8.17 Description: Specify a description for the variation.
9. Advanced Tab: Configure the advanced options of a product.
Advanced Options ->Enable reviews | Menu Order | Purchase Note
9.1 Enable reviews: Check this box to enable reviews for the product.
9.2 Menu Order: Specify a numeric value to define the ordering position of the product within the product catalog.
9.3 Purchase Note: Enter an optional note to send the customer after purchase.
Click on the Draft button to save the product as a draft or click on the Submit button to submit the product for review.
Note: You can similarly add Variable & External/Affiliate products from the frontend using WCMp Frontend Manager.
B. Managing pending products using WCMp Frontend Manager
Navigate to the “Product Manager” tab & select ” Pending” from the sub-menu in vendor dashboard. The Pending product page enlists all the products that await admin’s approval.
C. Adding a coupon using WCMp Frontend Manager
Navigate to the “Promote” tab & select “Add Coupon” from the sub-menu in vendor dashboard. Now on the Coupon Manager create the required coupon. There are three sections you can use to add restrictions and limits for the coupon: General, Usage Restriction, and Usage Limits.
1. General Tab: Configure the general options of a coupon.
General Options ->Title | Description | Discount Type | Coupon Amount | Coupon expiry date
1.1 Title: Code used by the customer to apply the coupon. This is a required field
1.2 Description: Describe the coupon
1.3 Discount type: Vendors can either opt the coupon to be Product discount coupon or Product percentage discount coupon.
- Product discount – A fixed total discount for selected products only.
- Product % discount – A percentage discount for selected products only.
1.4 Coupon amount: Fixed value or percentage off depending on the discount type vendor chooses. Entered without the currency unit or a percent sign as these will be added automatically, e.g., ’10’ for 10£ or 10%.
1.5 Coupon expiry date: What date the coupon should expire and can no longer be used. Expiry happens at 12:00 am or 00:00 on the date chosen. If you want a coupon to be valid through Christmas Day but invalid the moment Christmas is over, set the expiration date to YYYY-12-26. It uses the website’s time zone setting at Settings > General > Timezone in WordPress.
2. Usage Restrictions Tab: Configure the usage restrictions of a coupon.
Usage Restriction Options->Minimum spend| Maximum spend| Individual use only | Exclude sale items | Products | Exclude products | Product categories | Exclude categories | Email restrictions
2.1 Minimum spend: This field allows a vendor to set the minimum subtotal needed to use the coupon.
Note: The sum of the cart subtotal + tax is used to determine the minimum amount.
2.2 Maximum spend: This field allows a vendor to set the maximum subtotal allowed when using the coupon.
2.3 Individual use only: Vendors should tick this box if they don’t want this coupon to be used in addition to other coupons.
2.4 Exclude sale items: Vendors should tick this box if they don’t want this coupon to apply to products on sale. Per-cart coupons do not work if a sale item is added afterward.
2.5 Products: Selection of products that the cart must contain for the coupon to be valid; or which products are discounted for Product Discounts.
2.6 Exclude products: A list of products that the cart must not contain for the coupon to be valid for Cart Discounts; or which individual products are not discounted for Product Discounts.
2.7 Product categories: A list of product categories that the cart must contain for the coupon to be valid; or which categories are discounted for Product Discounts.
2.8 Exclude categories: A list of product categories that the cart must not contain for the coupon to be valid for Cart Discounts; or which categories are not discounted for Product Discounts.
2.9 Email restrictions: A list of email addresses that are allowed to use a coupon. This verifies with the customer’s billing email.
Note: Leaving “Products” and “Exclude Products” blank will allow the coupon to be applied to the entire store.
3. Usage Limits Tab: Configure the usage limits of a coupon.
Usage Limits options ->Usage limit per coupon | Limit usage to X items | Usage limit per user
3.1 Usage limit per coupon: How many times a coupon can be used by all customers before being invalid.
3.2 Limit usage to X items: How many items the coupon can be applied before being invalid. This field is only displayed if there are one or more products that the coupon can be used with, and is configured under the Usage Restrictions tab.
3.3 Usage limit per user: How many times a coupon can be used by each customer before being invalid for that customer.
D. Managing coupons using WCMp Frontend Manager
Navigate to the “Promote” tab & select “Coupons” from the sub-menu in vendor dashboard to view the coupons created in past( pending as well as approved).