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Quick and Dirty Price & Stock Updater with Editable Views

Have you ever wanted to be able to have a single page where you could update pricing and/or stock for your entire store? Look no further! Today you'll learn how to create a price and/or stock updater in 5 minutes with Views and the Editable Views module. It isn't perfect, but it can save you a bunch of time!

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Posted: March 31, 2014
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Building a Drupal Commerce store with almost no coding

Hi everyone, here is a case study about the recent personal business that I started, and how I’ve been able to build a complete working eCommerce store with Drupal Commerce, without being a developer and with almost no coding.

You can check the site at: coupledehuit.fr

Last summer, when I came back from my traditional wedding in China with my awesome wife, I realized that there was no way for us to buy clothes for couples in France, whereas it is so common in China.
That’s the reason why we decided (my wife and I) to bring that concept into Europe, starting in France. But we had to tweak the concept a bit to fit a European market, since European couples don’t act the same and tend to be more individualistic than Asian couples. So we had to create designs that our customers could wear separately, as well as a couple. We started with t-shirts since they’re fairly easy to produce and sell.

Posted: February 19, 2014
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Greenville Grok Drupal Meet Up

Grok and Drupal sitting in a tree...

Howdy pals. My name is Chris and I work at Commerce Guys as the R&D Engineering Manager. Did you know that three of the Commerce Guys live in Greenville, SC? Recently we were talking about the Drupal community and how we could rally a group to meet up in April during Greenville Grok.

I know what you're thinking: Not another conference! While this isn't a Drupal camp, sometimes it's good to get outside the community and be the expert at what you know and talk to experts in what they know. Grok is a small web/tech conference in Greenville, SC that I help run on the side. At Grok we talk, listen, eat and drink with world class people asking a ton of hard questions, digging into great issues, and making headway on some decent real-world solutions. This conference really is what you put into it. Bring your ideas, problems, and input and you will have a blast, learn some things, and make amazing pals. If you are hoping the answers to life will be handed to you I think you have the wrong conference.

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Posted: January 24, 2014
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Using permissions to allow users to create products

How to setup a user who can create products.

Today we have another quick screencast answering a question in the Q&A section of drupalcommerce.org. This user, golubovicm, has asked "Edit own products permission" is not working! First off, that's not the best way to phrase a question, but it does happen that a number of people are wondering how to set up a user to create, edit, and delete their own products. So, we've created a quick screencast to walk you through how to set this up.

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Posted: January 3, 2014
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How to create a Drupal 8 Toolbar Icon

Drupal Commerce Cart icon translation

Have you installed Drupal 8 yet? That toolbar is an incredible piece of art. It's functional, beautiful, and really slick. The icons are resolution independent, so that means your average mobile phone and some of the higher end laptops can show off a lot more icon detail. It's so pretty, it's just begging to be extended and filled with all the awesome-sauce that is Drupal Commerce.

Below is a journey through making a toolbar icon happen on Drupal 8-alpha6. Note that things can definitely change between now and a stable Drupal 8.

D8 Toolbar Status

So, unless you were in the issue queues helping make decisions and solve problems, you've likely not taken much time to follow the evolution of the toolbar. In Drupal 7, this is the toolbar you get:

Drupal 7 Toolbar

And in Drupal 8, you get so much more:

Drupal 8 Toolbar

  • Toolbar Bar - This is the black bar across the top. Yes it's called the "Toolbar Bar" (note the double "bar"). In a particularly brilliant stroke, we have four very simple actions. The clutter is gone. And the best part? The links collapse into icons on smaller screens.
  • Toolbar Tray - This is the white bar just below the black bar that can go "horizontal" using a toggle switch. Unlike Drupal 7, the top bar items tie directly to the second bar. I, for one, am very impressed with how comfortable this tray feels. Finally, Drupal has a world-class toolbar.
  • Toolbar Tray expansion - When in a horizontal
  • Icons - Notice all those icons? They're a new feature and that's the focus of the rest of this article. Lots to talk about.

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Posted: December 11, 2013
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Selling Organic Groups using Drupal Commerce

I don't know about you guys, but I like to hang out in the Question & Answer section of drupalcommerce.org. Lots of great people in there sharing knowledge and upvoting the hardest questions. Today, I wanted to highlight a particularly great question.

Mike wants to know "How to subscribe customer to an Organic Group?" The answer is simple, you can do this using rules and about 10 minutes of clicking around. So I created a quick walkthrough and have given the step-by-steps below the video.

Watch the video and view the step-by-step.

by Josh Miller
Posted November 15, 2013

Posted: November 15, 2013
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BADCamp Drupal eCommerce Summit

BADCamp Drupal eCommerce Summit

This year's BADCamp will feature an eCommerce Summit on Thursday, October 24th from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Berkeley City Club. We're inviting everyone interested in growing their Drupal eCommerce practice to come talk "shop" as we listen to presentations and hold discussions about Drupal Commerce, eCommerce best practices, and strategies for the future of commerce on Drupal.

We really are looking forward to holding a participatory event where people may stand up and present information (good) but also where participants are engaged to ask questions on topics they don't understand, answer those questions they can, and collectively learn new ways to implement Commerce and grow an eCommerce practice (better).

Read on for info about the scheduled topics and speakers.

Posted: October 10, 2013
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Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Google Analytics

Commerce Google Analytics

Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Google Analytics, maintained by Lucio Waßill. We will go through setting up Google Analytics for your Drupal Commerce store.

If you are not already using an analytics package to track how your site is being used and gather information, you really should be doing so. Setting up Google Analytics is pretty quick and easy and is free. GA also has Ecommerce capabilities as well.

The Commerce Google Analtyics module for Drupal Commerce allows you to put order information such as product name, SKU, shipping amounts, tax, etc. into Google Analytics. You can use this information alongside other data to answer questions you have about your visitors and analytics data like “What sources convert,” “What is my average order value?,” and “How long does it take to convert a customer?”. You can also use it to help refine your funnels.

(Video & run-down after the break.)

Posted: October 8, 2013
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Updating Commerce Kickstart 2

The drupalcommerce.org editors and overseers wanted to take a moment and help everyone get on the same page for how to update between minor releases of Commerce Kickstart 2. Below is a walkthrough video that discusses why and how to upgrade your Commerce Kickstart 2 site.

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Posted: August 19, 2013
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Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Dunning - Part 2

Commerce Dunning, Part 2

Welcome to another Commerce Module Tuesday! Today we are looking at Commerce Dunning, Part 2. Last week we looked at what a "dunning process" looks like. Today, we're going to look at the Commerce Dunning module and the testing environment that comes with it. This is actually one of the hardest parts of a recurring setup to test, the failures. The module that we are creating here at Commerce Guys makes it very easy to test payment failures and work through all of the emails and touch points that you can set up as part of your dunning management.

Posted: August 13, 2013
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