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    Follow Category for Shopware 6

    Introduction

    Follow Category for Shopware 6 module allows customers to follow the child category. After the following category, the customer will start getting notifications for that category products. The customer will get an email notification whenever any new product is added to that category. The admin can configure the mail template for the notification. The admin can view the list of the categories and the total number of customers following that category.

    Features

    • The admin can see the category list with the total number of followers.
    • The customer can view and manage their followed categories from their account section.
    • The admin can see the customer list with the total number of following.
    • The customer can follow only child categories.
    • The customer can see the followed categories and unfollow categories separately.

    Installation

    Shopware provides two ways to upload the plugin to the server.

    1. Using Command
    2. Manual Installation

    Installation using commands

    Customers will get a zip folder, and they have to extract the contents of this zip folder on their system. After extracting the WebkulFC folder, the customer needs to transfer this custom > plugins on the server, as shown in the image below:

    plugin-follow-category

    After the successful installation, you have to run these commands in the Shopware root directory.

    Go to your Shopware installation Root directory and run this command to install then activate the plugin –

    ./bin/console plugin:install --activate clearcache WebkulFC.

    To installing the assets(CSS/JS)

    ./bin/console assets:install

    To clear the cache run this command –

    ./bin/console c:c

    Now refresh the administration.

    Manual Installation

    For the manual installation of the plugin follow the steps as mentioned below:

    1) Extract the zip file of the plugin.

    2) Goto your Shopware 6 installation backend panel and navigate to  Extensions-> My Extensions after that you can find all the installed plugins in it.

    screenshot-shopware6demo.webkul.com-2021.09.17-12_42_59

    For installing the plugin, the user can click on the Upload Extension button. The user can upload the plugin zip(WebkulFC) here.

    3) After uploading the plugin zip, the user can see the Extensions in the list.

    screenshot-shopware6demo.webkul.com-2021.09.17-12_42_59-1

    4) Now the user can click on the install icon to install the Follow Category extension.

    5) After the installation of the extension, the user can click to activate the extension.

    screenshot-shopware6demo.webkul.com-2021.09.17-12_42_59-2

    While in the process the admin can see the success message ‘Extension has been activated‘.

    After the installation process and plugin configuration if the FC icon option is not visible then run this command to clear the cache:

    php bin/console cache:clear

    Admin View

    After the installation of this module, The admin will navigate to Settings>>Extensions. Then they can configure the following things:

    • Category Followers
    • Customer Following
    • E-Mail Template
    screenshot-shopware6demo.webkul.com-2021.09.17-13_07_04

    Category Follower:

    In this admin can view the list of the followed category here and can also view the total follower of a particular category as seen in the screenshot given below.

    Settings-Shopware-Administration-2020-10-30T142856.159

    Customer Following:

    In this admin can see the customers list who are following the categories. The admin can view the followed category of a particular customer by clicking on the view button as seen in the screenshot given below.

    Settings-Shopware-Administration-2020-10-30T143014.380-e1631864886652

    E-Mail Template

    the admin can enable an Email Template to send an email for a new product added in the followed category.

    screenshot-shopware6demo.webkul.com-2021.09.17-12_58_47

    Customers will receive the mail of the newly added product name, price, and product link.

    mail

    Customer View

    The customer can find the “Follow Category” menu option in their account menu.

    Note: The customer can view the follow category block only after login in to the account.

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    After clicking on the following category option, the customer will be redirected to the following category page and can view the followed categories and unfollowed categories. On this page, there are two sections here. One is the list of followed categories and another one is unfollowed categories. The customer can follow or unfollow the categories from here.

    When the customer will click on the following category button then it will remove from this section and will show in the followed categories section.

    follow-and-unfollow

    Support

    That’s all for the  Follow Category for Shopware 6. Still, have any issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better https://webkul.uvdesk.com/.

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    Current Product Version - 1.0.7

    Supported Framework Version - Shopware 6.4.3.1

    Blog Version - Shopware 6.4.3.1
    • Version Shopware 6.4.3.1
    • Version Shopware 6.3.0.1
    • Version Shopware 6.1.x Stable Version
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