Associate-O-Matic v5 Documentation   Last Updated: 2013-11-26
 
 
   STORE
· Getting Started
· Amazon
· Categories
· Home Page
· Merchant
· Shopping Cart
· Site
· Subcategories
 
   CONTENT
· Built-In Boxes
· Custom Boxes
· Custom Pages
· Currency
· Display
· Meta Descriptions
· Meta Keywords
· Reviews
· RSS
· Search
· Titles
 
   APPEARANCE
· Background
· Buttons
· Colors
· CSS
· Images
· Layout
· Tabs
· Text
· Themes
 
   OPTIMIZE
· Advanced
· Cache
· Errors
· Filters
· Reports
· SEO
 
 
Control Panel - Home Page Settings
 
This is where you setup the format for the homepage of your store
 
Home Page Format Select the format you would like for your homepage. Keep in mind there may be other settings that require input depending on which format you choose.

All:
Displays up to 10 items at a time (up to 5 pages) from all categories (based on the Site Default Keyword which is required - see Site section).


Mall:
Lists links to your site categories along with 3-4 related subcategories.


Blended:
Lists up to 3 items from each of your site categories. Requires the Site Default Keyword (Site section). Note: This format is ideal for stores with categories across many Amazon Categories (horizontal) and not ideal if you have many categories under a single Amazon Category (vertical).


Single Item:
Displays a detailed view of a single item (Amazon ASIN). Requires the Home Item (below)


Browse Node:
Displays up to 10 items at a time (with pagination) from the node of your choice. Requires the Home Node information (below)


ASIN List:
Lists up to 10 ASINs. Requires the Home Asins (below)


Custom HTML:
Displays your own HTML. Requires the Home Html (below)


HTML/PHP File:
Include an external file to be included on your homepage. Requires the Home File (below)

 
Home Welcome Html
Can be used with any of the Home Page formats from above. If provided, this welcome HTML will be used at the top of the body section of the home page.
Home Welcome File
Can be used with any of the Home Page formats above. If provided, the URL/filename you enter here will be included at the top of the body section of the home page. Note: On some servers you may need to enter the path to the file instead of the URL. If the header file is in the same location as your shop file, you might be able to simply enter the file name (e.g. header.html). Also, do not enter HTML directly in this field.
Home Blended Count When the Home Page Format is set to Blended , this is the number of items per category that will be displayed. Also affects blended search results. Note: Amazon returns a maximum of 3 items per category though some categories might return 1 or 2 results depending on the Site Default Keyword.
Home Item When the Home Page Format is set to Single Item , it is the item (Amazon ASIN) that will be used. The ASIN must be from the main group of categories you setup for your site under the Categories section. Note: Also, the ASIN entered must be from the same locale as your store (e.g. Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, etc).
Home Node When the Home Page Format is set to Browse Node , this is the node information that will be used. Amazon returns up to 10 items (with more items paginated). Note: The Amazon Category selected must be from the main group of categories you setup for your site under the Categories section.
Home ASINs
When the Home Page Format is set to ASIN List, these are the ASINs that will be used. Enter from 1 to an unlimited number of Amazon ASINs. ASINs are Amazon part numbers. If provided, these ASIN(s) will be displayed on the home page instead of the usual Blended Search based on the Site Default Keyword. Enter ASINs separated by comma (e.g. 0345428838,0345428838). Note: Only the first 10 (or fewer if Home ASINs Per Page below is changed) items in your list will be displayed. If you set the Home Asins Randomizer below, then a random set of items from your list will be displayed. Also, you cannot mix and match ASINs from the different locales (e.g. Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk). They must all be from the same locale as your store.
Home ASINs Per Page Set the number of ASINs to display per page. Note: Amazon returns up to maximum of 10 items at a time.
Home ASINs Randomizer When the Home Page Format is set to ASIN List or Browse Node, setting this to On causes a random set of up to 10 items (or fewer if Home ASINs Per Page above is changed)from your list to be displayed on your home page. Note: The randomization will occur each time the cache is cleared (either Automatically every Cache Lifetime period or Manually).
Home HTML
When the Home Page Format is set to Custom HTML , the HTML you enter here will be used in the body section of the home page.
Home File When the Home Page Format is set to HTML/PHP File , the URL/filename you enter here will be included in the body section of the home page. Note: On some servers you may need to enter the path to the file instead of the URL. If the header file is in the same location as your shop file, you might be able to simply enter the file name (e.g. header.html). Also, do not enter HTML directly in this field.