Web-to-print express demo installation on Magento

26/03/2012

Want to quickly try our web-to-print extension for Magento in your online store? Follow these express installation steps and end up with a web-to-print enabled Magento store connected to a demo ZetaPrints account.

1. Install the web-to-print extension

Installing the extension is identical as with any other Magento extension. Login to your Magento administration panel and navigate to System / Magento Connect / Magento Connect Manager.

Get the extension installation key from Magento’s web-to-print extension page. Paste the installation key in the corresponding field of Magento Connect Manager and hit Install.

Magento connect manager

2. Import web-to-print data

Our web-to-print extension is setup to work out of the box with a demo ZetaPrints account so that you can populate your store with templates and try the extension even before setting up your own web-to-print portal. This step actually synchronizes the templates from the demo ZetaPrints account with your Magento store.

Web-to-print data is imported by running the “ZetaPrints template synchronization” profile.

Navigate to System > Import/Export > Dataflow – Advance Profiles, select ZetaPrints templates synchronization profile and click on Run Profile tab on the left. Next click Run Profile in Popup button. It will initiate a data importing process which may take several minutes.

Run ZetaPrints template synchronization profile

3. Create web-to-print categories

At ZetaPrints end, templates are grouped in catalogs. During this step, the extension will automatically create Magento categories for all of the web-to-print portal catalogs in the demo account.

This is done by running the “ZetaPrints catalogues creation” profile. Navigate to System > Import/Export > Dataflow – Advance Profiles and run the ZetaPrints catalogues creation profile.

4. Create web-to-print products

Now it’s time to create Magento products for all the imported templates and arrange them in their categories. This is also an automated process that only requires running a profile.

Navigate to System > Import/Export > Dataflow – Advance Profiles and run the ZetaPrints simple products creation profile.

5. Try it as a customer

You are all set! Navigate to the front end of your store and play around with your new web-to-print products.

Note. Stores with multiple store views need an additional step to enable the products in the front end.

Custom installation

As an alternative, you can read the detailed step-by-step installation instructions or purchase premium support and have us install Magento and the web-to-print extension for you.

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