Online Store: Basic customization

Note: This article refers to the legacy version of the Website Builder. If you signed up to the HostPapa Website Builder after March 11 2020, you’re on the new version of the Website Builder. For help, go here.

Once you have set up your Online Store, you can start customizing it. There are so many options available to you. This article deals with changing your currency, store language and product options via the Advanced options menu from the Online Store Control Panel.

Changing your store’s currency
The Online Store supports a vast range of currencies. Here’s how to change yours:

  1. Log in to My HostPapa Website Builder.
  2. Click on Online Store in the top menu.
  3. Click on Advanced Options in the bottom right-hand corner of your product list.
  4. Click System Settings in the top right-hand corner.
  5. Select Formats & Units.
  6. Click on the Currency drop-down menu and change the currency to the one you’d like to use.
  7. Click Save in the top-right corner.
  8. To return to the Online Store control panel, click X in the top-right corner of the dialog box.

Changing your store’s language
The Online Store supports 45 languages. Provided you have enabled all of the supported languages, the language that your customers can view your store in will be automatically set based on their browser settings. This means that your customers will see your store in a language most suitable of all languages enabled by the store owner. If there are no appropriate enabled languages, the default language will be shown.

To enable or disable languages, and set your default language, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to My HostPapa Website Builder.
    2. Click on Online Store in the top menu.
    3. Click on Advanced Options in the bottom right-hand corner of your product list.
    4. Click System Settings in the top right-hand corner.
    5. Select Languages.
    6. Select your default language. English is the preset default language. You can also enable or disable languages, if you’d prefer not to support them.
    7. Click Save in the top-right corner.
    8. To return to the Online Store control panel, click X in the top-right corner of the dialog box.

Product options
One of the most important features of any online store is the ability to offer your customers choice. Whether it’s being able to choose their t-shirt size, or selecting what size bag of coffee they’d like to buy, customers appreciate not being forced into buying an item they have no control over.

The Online Store allows you to customize the product options for each of your products. Here’s how to get started:

    1. Log in to My HostPapa Website Builder.
    2. Click on Online Store in the top menu.
    3. Under your product list, click on the pink Add/Edit Products+ button.
    4. Select the product you’d like to edit.
    5. In the Product dialog box, select Options.
    6. Click on *New Option.
    7. Select the way options will be presented to your customers (e.g., a drop-down list), type of option (e.g., 1lb bag) and price difference between options.
    8. Click Save in the top-right corner.
    9. To return to the Online Store control panel, click X in the top-right corner of the dialog box.

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