Introduction

This extension shows the 3 best sold products at the sidebar of any given page of Magento.





Compatibility

- This extension is compatible with Magento versions 1.7.x-1.9.x

This extension is compatible with the Magento SUPEE-6788 patch.




Installation

If you have compilation enabled, please disable it before installing this extension. You can check compilation status in System → Tools → Compilation under 'Compiler status'.

1. Copy the folders (and its content): to your root Magento directory.

2. If you are using a custom theme, then additionally copy the following files and folders to your theme directory:

  • app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/freebestsellerssidebar.xml (file)

  • app/design/frontend/base/default/template/freebestsellerssidebar (folder and its content)

3. Clear the Magento cache.

4. Log out and log in again in your Magento admin.






Configuration 

 System -> Configuration -> B2B Extensions -> Bestseller Sidebar Free

1. Info & Support: An overview of the extension information such as version number, compatibility, documentation and support.


2. Settings:

In the settings section you specify the main configurable parameters for the extension:

Extension enabled: Yes/No

- Block title: You can change the block title where the bestseller products are being shown.



Adding the "Bestsellers Free" to your web store

1. Using a widget

  1. Go to CMS ->WidgetsAdd New Widget Instance

  2. Create the widget




2. Adding the block using a layout

The location of display is determined with the freebestsellerssidebar.xml file found in app/design/frontend/base/default/layout folder

To display the block on every page the <default></default> tag is used. And the actual code that displays the block is:

<default>

        <reference name="content">

            <block type="Ecomwise_FreeBestsellerssidebar/bestsellers" name="ecomwise.freebestsellerssidebar.bestsellers" as="bestsellers"/>

        </reference>

</default>




The code above can be placed in other .xml files as well, depending to which page you want to display the Best Sold block.




3. Ways to change the Best seller display

Example problem: Lets assume that you would like to display the bestseller block on the left side of a category page.

Example solution:

  • Open the Catalog.xml file from you theme
  • Add the following code under the following tag: <catalog_category_default translate="label">

<reference name="left">

        <block type="Ecomwise_FreeBestsellerssidebar/bestsellers" name="ecomwise.freebestsellerssidebar.bestsellers" as="bestsellers"/>

</reference>








Front End

Category Page



Product Page





CMS Pages - Home Page










Uninstall

1. Change the “Active” element to “false”  /etc/modules/Ecomwise_FreeBestsellerssidebar.xml  and save the file.

2. Flush Magento cache.


This will set the extension to inactive. However, if more explicit action is needed:

1. Remove all files from file system.

2. Remove the entry with code='freebestsellerssidebar_setup' in the core_resource database table.









Updates


17 November 2015

  • Module compatible with SUPEE-6788 patch

26 October 2015

  • Compatibility with Magento 1.9.2.1
  • Bug fixes

13 January 2015

  • Adding info & Support tab
  • Now the Bestsellers block can be added as a widget
  • Code Maintenance

29 May 2014

  • Compatible with Magento Community 1.5.x-1.9.x
02 May 2014
  •  Compatible with Magento Community 1.5.x-1.8.x            
21 March 2013

  • Compatible with Magento Community 1.5.x-1.7.x






Support

Please browse to our FAQ page for more details or contact http://support.b2b-extensions.com.