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    Follow Category for Shopware 6

    Introduction

    Follow Category for Shopware 6 module allows customers to follow the child category. After following category, the customer will start getting notification 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:

    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 –

    To installing the assets(CSS/JS)

    To clear the cache run this command –

    Now refresh the administration.

    After that, visit administration Setting->System->Plugins, the Follow Category for Shopware 6 plugin will be listed there.

    Manual Installation

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

    Step 1: In the Shopware6 Backend go to plugin manager by navigating to Settings > System > Plugins.

    Step 2: Just after clicking on the Plugins, the My plugins page will appear. The existing plugins are visible here. 
    Click on the Upload plugin to add a new plugin to the list. Select the zip folder of the plugin which has to be updated.

    Step 3: After thatthe recently uploaded plugin will be visible on the top of the list of plugins in My plugins page. 
    Further, in the newly added plugin, two actions can be performed which are:  Install and Delete.

    The admin will install the plugin by clicking on the Install option in the dropdown.

    Once the plugin gets installed the success message will popup saying “Your plugin has been installed.”
    Step 4: After the installation, the admin will activate the plugin by turning the radio button ON.

    After the installation, run this command to clear the cache:

    Admin View

    After the installation of this module, there will be a new tab of “Follow Category”. Then admin can configure the following things:

    • Category Followers
    • Customer Following
    • Email Template

    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.

    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.

    Email Template:

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

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

    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 to the account.

    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.

    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/.

    Current Product Version - 1.0.1.

    Supported Framework Version - Shopware 6.1.x Stable Version

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