Include ScubaOnline Shop

Start by creating a page for each categories you need to include to your website on Biz Connection from ScubaOnline. Please see the image below:

Add New Page on WordPress

Once you create a New Page you have to give to it a name (keep the name of the page same with the name of category that host for consistency, but is not compulsory) and to add:

[wodscubacateg categ_code="string"]

The string will be replaced with the category code provided to you. Please see the image below:

Page on WordPressKeep your pages under Scuba Shop parent to group them (the drop down menu from right side). After you gave a title to page, insert the category code and choose as parent page the Scuba Shop, all you need to do is to publish the page (Blue Button on the right side on top of the drop down menu with the parent page). Once you publish the page appear a message on top center of the page with your page was published. Now you can view post by clicking the link that follow the message, clicking the View Page button under the title of the page or clicking Preview Changes button from top right.

At this point your page was created but the menu is custom-built and need to be created. To proceed on creating the menu click the Menu option from Appearance menu (left menu) as in below image:

Custom Menu WordPress

First we need to add the generic name for the pages that you wish to group together. To create menu without link and without having a page to assign to it you need to create a Custom Link as per image below:

Custom Link - WordPress

On URL box write the bellow syntax to create a menu line without link:

javascrip:return false;

On Label box write the generic name for the group of pages you want to list below this. Click Add to Menu button to finalize the Custom Link. The new Custom Link will be displayed the last item displayed on right side. You can now Drag & Drop it in the position you want to be.

Under this Custom Link you will need to add the page that you just created. As you will see in the image bellow, you just need to check the box of that page from the Pages list and click the Add to Menu button. If you do not see your page into this listing, you can look for it under View All tab or even search it by name under Search tab. If still you are not able to see it, try to refresh the page or better click Save Menu button if you did any changes. If the page continue to be not listed there means that your page was not saved or is not published (draft pages are not displayed).

Add Page to Custom Menu - WordPress

Your page will appear displayed on very last position on menu. Drag & Drop the page in the place you want to appear in menu.
Second Level Menu - WordPress

The Custom Links will be created as primary menu and the Pages will be create as secondary menu.

Always save the menu after any change by clicking on blue button Save Menu.

Now your pages should display correctly the categories they host and all pages should have their menu on side bar.

Choose which categories from Scuba Online you want to display on your website.

Post vs. Page

There are very key differences between posts and pages in your WordPress website. While publishing posts is the primary way to share content on your site, you can also add additional pages to make it look and feel more like a traditional website.


Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order oncategory page. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog. The URL for a post includes the date the post was published like this:

To create a new post head to Posts -> Add New in your site’s Dashboard. You have to choose a format to your post, a category, tags and even you can assign a Featured Image to this post. If you will not choose a format or a category, the system will use the default settings.

WordPress Post


Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog. If you have 50 pages and you use the Pages widget, then all pages will be listed all the time. The URL for a page looks like this:

Creating a page is just as easy. You just head to Pages -> Add New in the Dashboard.

How many can I have?
There is no limit on the number of posts or pages you can have.

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What to write in my newsletter?

Newsletter Small business owners often like the idea of sending email newsletters to their clients. Email newsletters are a great marketing tool. They can dramatically increase sales. But often small business owners don’t know what to write, or how to create a newsletter.

Any experienced professional, should be capable of writing about their products or services in a clear and compelling way. Any of these experienced professional will have a particular expertise that they may try to share with potential clients or customers.

Newsletter Ideas

Here are some ideas to get you started sending out your newsletter. Answering to some of these questions will help you to complete your newsletter content.

  • What is unique about your company?
  • Who is your audience (clients / customers)? This tells you what kind of audience you will be writing to.
  • What new product / service are you proudest of? Describe it in your own words. Show it to me. This can be the core of a news or new-product feature in your newsletter.
  • Have you won any awards? Did you go to a trade show or a seminar? Did you write a book? Talk about it.
  • Are there any clients who would provide a testimonial about your services? Every time a client gives you a compliment, ask if you can share that in your newsletter.
  • What does your audience need to know about your business / service / product / idea?
  • How do customers or clients use your product or service? Are there any unusual or unexpected things your clients have done with your product or service (of course, positive experiences).
  • Are there any misconceptions that can be used in the newsletter to clear them up?
  • What innovations or new trends there are in your industry that will interest your audience?
  • Seasons or current events affect your business or industry? Special offers and announcements as the season starts are also good subjects for your newsletter.
  • How can your clients share your information with their friends? This is an extremely important part of your newsletter. You want to be sure the people on your list forward your information on to other people they know.
  • Are you having a sale or special? Be sure everyone knows when the sale starts and ends.

Also you may want to include in your email newsletter:

  •  Entertainment Section. Light-hearted features of an entertaining nature are always good for readers. Unusual facts, quotes, jokes, even a pastime section, with something like a crossword, or puzzle can attract readers.
  • Rewards. Competitions for readers with prizes, can pull readers in, and make them faithful. Special offers or rewards, only available to readers of the newsletter are successful. Reward your readers and they will thank you for it.
  • Feedback to Prove Readers Attention. Use opportunities to get feedback from the readers to prove that the readership is strong, and to gather information about what is working. Institute a Readers’ Letters or Question and Answer page. It fills space and allows you to find out what your readers are thinking.
  • Questions and Answers. What are the most common questions your clients ask you? If a handful of people ask the same questions, chances are other people want the answer, too. “What would you do?” In this section, present a problem and ask your readers what they would do. This is a great way to get your readers involved. Publish the best responses in the next edition of your newsletter.
  • Promote your website’s “Coming Attractions

Important for your Newsletter

Important details that you may consider when planning to send out your newsletter:
• Attention to subject line to make your readers OPEN your email
• Important info, article or tip (that your readers will want to know about)
• Bullets or links rather than long paragraphs
• A clear call to action – make them do something!
• Include photos and other visuals in newsletter
• Contact details
• An opt out message (unsubscribe button)
• A forward button or link so they can pass it on easily

Newsletter frequency

Finally, when designing promotions, remember that people buy products and services from companies they trust. A single e-mail promotion just cannot establish that kind of relationship between you and your potential customers, but it can be a first step.
1. Think of your promotions as part of an ongoing dialog between you and your potential customers, and you will be on the right track.
2. Keep your newsletter informative and tread lightly. compelling and educational expert content

Typical mailing cycles are daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly. Hands down the most popular cycle for newsletters is monthly.

Many businesses send regular offer flyers/alerts in between newsletters. Within a business emailing cycles can often be periods when emails are sent more frequently than at other times. Examples of more frequent mailing cycles: around key selling times for the products or services, renewal dates, seasonal activities or holidays.

What Is an Email Newsletter Open Rate?

Open rate is a measure of how many people on an email list open (or view) a particular email campaign. The open rate is normally expressed as a percentage; the number of email opened divided to the number of emails sent out less bounce e-mails:

Newsletter Open RateSo a 20% open rate would mean that of every 10 emails delivered to the inbox, 2 were actually opened.

An Average expected Open rates are in the 15%-40% range.

There are certainly some broad trends in open rates.

  • As list size goes up, the open rate tends to fall; possibly because smaller companies are more likely to have personal relationships with their list subscribers
  • Companies and organizations that are focusing on enthusiasts and supporters, like hobbies, sport teams and non profits see higher open rates
  • More specific niche topics, like some manufacturing areas also typically have higher open rates than emails on broader topics

Very few lists of reasonable size are getting much above 50% open rates from normal campaigns. Your list may have some specific factors that give you higher rates; if so, well done.

Bounce e-mail (sometimes referred to as bounce mail) is electronic mail that is returned to the sender because it cannot be delivered for some reason such as incorrect email address.

Typically E-Commerce E-Newsletters have the lowest open rates (under 20%) and Non-Profit E-Newsletters have the highest open rates (around 40%).

Emails Campaign - Open Rates

How can I increase my open rate?

There are a ton of elements you can vary to try to entice more of your subscribers to open up your emails. Here are just a few things you could try:

  • Experiment with your subject lines: Try including details about the content of the email right in the subject line, instead of using your standard subject.
  • Send on a different day: Are your subscribers too busy on a Wednesday morning to read your email, leaving it languishing down the inbox? Maybe a Friday afternoon email would be welcomed.
  • Get the important content up the top: Remember that many people will see a preview of your email before deciding to open it or ignore it. Make sure your email is recognizable, and that your key points are in the top third.
  • Use a consistent senders’ name and email. Don’t change your e-mail suddenly.
  • Avoid fictional or irrelevant sender’s name.
  • Send newsletters regularly. Let your subscribers know when your emails are coming. If you offer a subscription to your newsletter from your web site then tell each and every subscriber exactly when to expect your newsletter.
  • Your subscribers will come to “expect” your email to arrive in their inbox on the same day at the same time every week, meaning that they want to read your content and are generally more receptive to any special offers or promotions you may include. This means that they are less likely to misunderstand your newsletter and report it as spam.
  • Slow down your newsletter delivery. Use professional newsletter software or professional e-mail-delivery services. “When ISPs detect a flood of email, it looks like the work of a virus or a spammer.”
  • Use a tag line at the beginning of the subject line. Mark your newsletters as such. Make it easier for your readers to recognize your newsletter. Remain consistent.
  • When sending newsletters as HTML make sure that also the plain text version is attached.
  • Do not make excess of graphics and complex HTML-elements
  • Motivate your users to add you to their whitelists.
  • Test your newsletters before sending them out.

Right Time to Send Out Newsletters

Statistical studies say that the best time and day to send your E-Newsletter (for the highest open rates) is typically between 2-3PM EST on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Test the right time for you to send out your newsletter

You should use the time of day and day of week as variables in your tests. Try splitting your subscribers into 2 separate subscriber lists and sending to one half at one day and time and one half at another. Run a comparison of your results in the Reporting section and learn from what you see.

Learn from your website analytics when your website reaches the maximum audience: day of the week and time. This can be a good guidance for you what is the proper time for your industry and you audience to send newsletters.

Running tests like this over the course of a few campaigns is the only way to really know when you should and shouldn’t be sending.


Statistical studies say that the best time and day to send your E-Newsletter (for the highest open rates) is typically between 2-3PM EST on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

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Biz Connection is mainly a Newsletter platform to handle professional E-Mail Campaign throughout a robust and easy to use interface. Newsletters and E-Mail Campaigns are an efficient marketing tool that any business should consider and take advantage of.

  • The uniqueness of Biz Connection E-Mail and Newsletter Platform consist in followings: Each of our clients will have his own website on Biz Connection with his business or website name as Marketing Department of his business. This mean that each client have his database that will never mix with other businesses. No one will use your clients and customers database.
  • Biz Connection Platform is running on dedicated server that complain with all e-mail marketing rules to ensure it will not be considered spammer and sent e-mails will reach their destination.
  • You will benefit of a powerful professional E-mail Platform that is easy and efficient to use and can import or retrieve your e-mail database at any time.
  • You can archive online all your emails for further reference and to create your company news section.

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  • You can create pages and posts as many as you need.
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Your Online Shop on Biz Connection

Once the Shopping Cart on Biz Connection Platform is setup it is quite easy to use and maintain. However some effort and thought needs to go into the way you want your virtual shop to run. It is suggested that you start with pen and paper and jot down what product categories you want, suppliers names, styles if they are particular to a product, the products etc. A tip is to start working in reverse order, first set up you configuration, then move on to suppliers, Categories, Styles and finally Products.


  • Go to Checkout > Configuration in the plugin.
  • Read carefully through the configurations and select the options that best suit what you want.
  • Remember to select default country and default currency.
  • There is an easy configuration menu for payment methods on the right side of your screen. Please ask for assistance
  • Be sure to configure the payment method(s) which you are going to use. Each payment method has its own configuration section.
  • Watch out for “Thumbnail Dimensions” if you have a product image remember to change the size.
  • Be sure to configure both shipping and tax calculation according to your needs. For shipping, you may need to add shipping methods in the Checkout > Shipping Methods section first.
  • Click on blue “Save Configuration” at the top of the page.

Create Categories

  • Go to Checkout > Shop Categories and click the “Add New” button.
  • Enter title such as “Category”.
  • Enter description such as “Category description”.
  • Click Save Category.

Create Products

  • Go to Checkout > Products and click the “Add New” button.
  • Enter product title such as “Fresh Milk” enter description below the title such “12litres of boxed fresh milk”.
  • Enter products relative details under the required fields.
  • Upload a picture of your product in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Click the Category you want the product you created to go under.
  • Click “Save Product“.

Create a Shop Page

  • Go to Pages > Add New in WordPress and enter title e.g. Shop.
  • Enter the shortcode into the content of the page
  • Click on the “Publish” button to publish the shop page.

Add a Shopping Cart Widget

  • If you want products to be added via Ajax, you can go to Checkout > Configuration and set “Add to cart Ajax” to Yes under the “Shopping Cart” configuration section.
  • Go to Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress dashboard.
  • Drag a “Checkout” widget to your sidebar.
  • Choose “Shopping Cart” for the display.
  • Click the blue “Save” button to save the widget.


Add Products to your Online Shop


Online Shop - ProductsThe product are the mainstay of your shopfront or store. Products can be Tangible or Digital i.e. a physical product or a song, picture, PDF etc that a shopper can download after they have paid for it.

Products can be just about anything and varying in types, shapes styles etc. Each product can be uniquely define using the Variations options and can also have unique custom fields created for it that the user must will in before checking out.

You will need to work in reverse order so remember to do your configuration under Checkout > Configuration then set up your Product Categories, Product variations, Suppliers and Custom Fields before you start adding your products. It is also a good idea to have you images ready if you are going to use product images.

Product Variations

Online Shop - Product VariationsThe product variations are a way of giving your customers variations of options to choose from for your products. Each product can have multiple variations.

A variation could be size, quantity, color, shape, pattern, weight, etc. Any type of variation that you could possibly thing of. They are different options for your product. Each variation has variation options.

For example, you have a product called “Printed T-Shirt” which is available in different sizes Small, Medium, Large, X Large. In addition, you have the T-Shirt product available in different colors as well. You will add a product variation called “Shirt Size” and another variation called “Shirt Color”. Both can be either radio buttons or a select drop down menu.

Then you will create options under Checkout > Variation Options for your two product variations. For “Shirt Size”, you will create four options – one for each size – and give them prices if you wish. For “Shirt Color” you can create an option for each different color available and also add prices if you have to.

Manage Variations

When you go to Checkout > Product Variations you will be presented with the ‘Manage Variations’ screen which shows all of your current variations together with all the management features you need.

Online Shop - Manage Variations

1. Add New Variation

Clicking this button will take you to ‘Save a Variation’ where you can create a new product variation for your shop. New variations added will show up on this ‘Manage Variations’ screen after they are added.

2. Order Options & Bulk Actions

The Order Variations button redirects you to the Order/Sort Variations screen. The screen shot below shows yo what will be seen on that screen, all you need to do is move you cursor over one of the variaiton boxes, you’ll notice the cursor change. All you have to do is click on one of the boxes and drag it into the order you need

Online Shop - Order Product Variations

When the sorting is complete you will see the message Product variations have been ordered/sorted.

The, “Bulk Actions,” feature allows you to select multiple variation records from the table using the checkboxes and then apply a bulk action on the selected records. The only bulk action currently available is ‘Delete’ which will permanently remove the selected variation records in the table.

3. Search Variations

Quickly search the database for variations by typing a word or phrase and then clicking the ‘Search Variations’ button.

4. Variation Row Actions

When you hover a variation row, action links will appear below it which are applicable to the row that you are hovering over. The links include ‘Edit’ which allows you to edit the variation, ‘Delete’ which will remove the variation permanentl, ‘View’ which will show you detailed information of the variation and ‘Sort Options’ which redirects you to a page where you can drag and drop the order to display the variation options. The screenshot below shows the screen to sort variation options.

When the sorting is complete you will see the message Variation options have been ordered accordingly.

5. Per Page

This is a quick way of choosing how many variations/records to show per page. The drop down has several values in it to choose from. When the total number of variations in the database exceeds this per page number chosen, you will notice page numbers appearing above and below the table to the right.

Product Content

Checkout - Product Content

When you initially save a product, you type its description into the editor but you may want to add content/description sections to your product such as specifications, instructions, tutorials, features, etc. It is ideal for that!

In the ‘Product Content’ section, you can add product descriptions and manage your existing ones. Product content can be saved either through the ‘Product Content’ section or directly when you are on the ‘Save a Product’ screen, below the editor. They are the same thing.

Each product content or additional description will be displayed on the product page as a tab. So if you have multiple additional descriptions, a tab will be created for each one.

Start by adding product content and attach it to a product.

On the ‘Save a Product’ Screen

Checkout - Additional Descriptions

When saving a product, you will see a box named ‘Additional Descriptions’ below the editor where the product description goes.

You can add unlimited additional descriptions here by clicking the ‘Add Another Description’ button and you can remove individual additional descriptions by clicking the ‘remove’ link above it.

You may use raw HTML code inside the text area of the additional descriptions. The HTML code will be correctly displayed when the product is viewed on the shop front.

All additional descriptions saved through the ‘Save a Product’ screen will end up in your ‘Product content’ section which is the global management section for product content.

Result on the Product Page

Extended Info CheckoutHaving additional product descriptions on your product will split the info up into its relevant sections it was adding in and create new tabs for it. The tabs are automatically added to your product page for the specific product and looks like the this image.

The tabs are easy to use and a great way of displaying additional information that you don’t want included in your main product description.

Online Shop – Categories

Shop Categories

Online Shop - CategoriesYou can divide your shop into different categories. At least one category needs to be created before you can start creating products.

You may choose to create a simple list of categories such as pens, pencils, notepads etc where these are all main (parent categories). Later on you may wish to use sub-categories for example pens > Parker; pens > Bic etc.

A well thought out layout of you virtual shop will make the shopping experience more pleasurable for your customers and also help you keep control of your shop. It may be a good idea to use a piece of paper first to draw out  the categories you will need. Planning ahead will speed up time and you can then add all the categories in one go.

Manage Categories

Online Shop - Manage Categories

1. Add New Category

Clicking this button will take you to ‘Save a Category’ where you can create a new product category for your shop. New Categories added will show up on this ‘Manage Categories’ screen after they are added.

2. Bulk Actions

These bulk actions allow you to select multiple Category records from the table using the checkboxes and then apply a bulk action on the selected records. The bulk actions currently available are ‘Delete’ which will permanently remove the selected Category records in the table and ‘Set Parent..’ which will set a Category to as a parent. This is useful if you use sub-categories.

3. Per Page

This is a quick way of choosing how many Categories/records to show per page. The drop down has several values in it to choose from. When the total number of Categories in the database exceeds this per page number chosen, you will notice page numbers appearing above and below the table to the right.

4. Search Categories

Quickly search the database for Categories by typing a word or phrase and then clicking the ‘Search Categories’ button.

5. Category Row Actions

When you hover a Category row, action links will appear below it which are applicable to the row that you are hovering. The links include ‘Edit’ which allows you to edit the Category, ‘Delete’ which will remove the Category permanently and ‘View’ which will show you detailed information of the Category and ‘View on Front’ which will show you how the Category will be seen on the site by the user.

Save a Category

Online Shop - Save Category

1. Title

This title/name will be shown throughout the shop to both yourself as administrator and to the customers viewing the front of your shop. Choose this title carefully in order for it to be understandable by your customers viewing your products. Keep the title below 150 characters.

2. Category Image

This is set to “No” by default. You may choose to use an image with your category. In that case set this to “Yes”. The following Image Input box will appear, allowing you to browse and upload an image. The image size must be 250px x 250px (or larger).

3. Description

This is the description that the seen by both you as the administrator and the users of the front end. This is additional information information you may wish to tell your user about the category. Try to keep this to below 250 characters.

4. Keywords

Key words allow you to enter keywords that are associated with the product that a user may use when searching for an item. This is similar to tags in a post and you must separate keywords with commas.

5. Parent Category

Sets how you define the level of the Category. This is a drop down and allows you to define whether the type of category you are creating is a parent category or if it is a sub-category of another category. If you want to use sub-categories then remember to create all your parent categories first.

6. Page Template

This sets the style of the category when it is displayed on the front-end to the user. This is a drop down that lets you select one of the follow styles for the category that you are creating: Default Template, One column- no sidebar, Shop Categories, Shop Front, Shop Products, Shop Suppliers. You can create your own template of WordPress page which is saved.

7. Saving

When you are done filling in the Title, uploading and image (if you choose to), the Description, Keywords etc  and you are satisfied with the details you have entered, click the save button at the bottom of the screen. If you want to make changes or have made a mistake you can always come back later and make alterations

What’s next?

Once you have created your Shop Category, you may go to Checkout > Products and assign products to categories. This can be done when editing a product or with the bulk action ‘Set Parent…’ or selecting a category the Checkout > Products section.

View Category

Online Shop - View Categories

1. Change Category

Clicking this button will take you to ‘Save a Category’ where you can edit the product category for your shop. Changes to the Category will show up on the ‘View Category’ screen after they the title is edited. For other Changes you will need to use the ‘View Front’

2. Delete a Category

Clicking this option will delete a category. You will be asked to confirm the deletion. Associated Products are note deleted. Their categories is reset to none.

3. Bulk Actions

These bulk actions allow you to select multiple Category records from the table using the check boxes and then apply a bulk action on the selected records. The bulk actions currently available are ‘Delete’ which will permanently remove the selected Category records in the table, ‘Items in the Inventory…’ which will allow you to change the vale, ‘Set Supplier’ which allows you to change the supplier, ‘Add Style’ which will append a new style, ‘Set Style’ which will overwrite the existing styles, ‘Add Categories’ which will overwrite the existing Category a product is associated with, ‘Set Categories’ which will overwrite a products existing category with a new one, ‘Change Type to Digital/Tangible’ which will change the product type, ‘Price increas’ and ‘Price Decrease’ which will allow you to change the price and ‘Clear Retail/Suggested Price.

4. Per Page

This is a quick way of choosing how many Products/records to show per page. The drop down has several values. it to choose from. When the total number of Products associated with the selected Category, if the database exceeds this per page number chosen, you will notice page numbers appearing above and below the table to the right.

5. Fields

This is a summary of the Category’s details and shows The Title of the Category, how many products are associated with the product, The WordPress Page (Clicking it will take you to a view of the Category Page), The date the category was last modified and the date that it was created.

6. Product Row Actions

Products are the number of products belonging to a category page. When you hover a Product row, action links will appear below it which are applicable to the row that you are hovering. The links include ‘Edit’ which allows you to edit the Product, ‘Delete’ which will remove the Delete permanently and ‘View’ which will show you detailed information of the Product and ‘View on Front’ which will show you how the Product will be seen on the site by the user.

Banner Rotator – Quick Start Guide

Banner Rotator Overview

Banner Rotator


  • The Menu Item Banners will appear in your menu. Go to Banners> Configuration.
  • Read carefully through the Configuration and select the options that best suit what you want.
  • Click on Save Configuration blue bar when you are done.

Create Adverts

  • Go to ‘Banners’ >  Click on ‘Adverts’
  • Click on ‘Add New’. At the top of the page. Here you will be able to upload your banner image.
  • Insert Title
  • Select your banner settings according to your specific specifications of your webpage.
  • Click ‘Save Banner Ad’


  • Go to ‘Banners’ > Click on Zones.
  • Click ‘Add New’ At the top of the page.
  • Insert a Title. e.g. Sidebar2 > Go to drop down bar > Select ‘Activate’
  • Click on Apply.


  • Go to ‘Banners’ > Click on Sizes.
  • Click on ‘Add New’ at the top of the page.
  • Here you can add a new size to your specifications, on size, length or width.
  • Once you have configured your own sized banner (Optional) Click ‘Save Size’.

Putting Banners on your Website

There are 3 ways of embedding banners:

  • Sidebar Widgets: http://bizconnection/wordpress-banner-rotator-plugin/442.
  • Short codes into posts/pages: http://bizconnection/wordpress-banner-rotator-plugin/437.
  • Hardcoding into WordPress theme: http://bizconnection/wordpress-banner-rotator-plugin/425.

Please ask for assistance

Sidebar Widgets

The banner rotator plugin comes packed with very powerful and yet unlimited sidebar widgets. Go to the “Design” > “Widgets” section in your WordPress dashboard where you’ll notice a widget named “Banners”. You can add multiple widgets to your sidebar(s) and click the “Edit” link to the right of the added widget to configure its settings.



Online Shop – Sidebar Widgets

Checkout: Sidebar Widgets

Checkout - Sidebar Widgets

With the Shopping Cart feature, you can add unlimited, dynamic sidebar widgets to your Bix Connection Website sidebar(s) which provides your users with extended functionality and usability.

To start using the Checkout widget(s) go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Widgets’ in your WordPress dashboard where you can configure your widget(s).

Available Widgets

  • Keywords Drop Down Menu
  • Latest Products
  • Price Ranges Search
  • Product Suppliers
  • Products Search Widget
  • Shop Categories
  • Shopping Cart widget