1. Quick Start Guide
The following topics are covered:
Installation Store Manager for WooCommerce
IMPORTANT: Store Manager is a Windows application (not a PHP extension) and should be installed on your computer.
If you haven’t already downloaded the product, you should use the download link in your order confirmation e-mail or download Store Manager directly from your license account.
You have to close all Store Manager applications before starting the installation procedure.
Store Manager for WooCommerce's setup wizard will guide you through all software installation steps, summarized below:
- accept License Agreement
- select Destination Location (Some, when installing, like to place the software in locations on their computer, other than those suggested by default)
- choose which components should be installed (all (full installation is recommended); compact; or custom)
- select Start Menu folder (where to place program shortcuts)
- select additional tasks (optional)
The Wizard will inform you, upon successful installation of the product.
Once you are done with the installation, you will be asked to provide license data to register an application.
Specify your License Number (as it appears in your license account).
Store Manager licensing presumes that you can install, register and use one copy of software per license. Purchasing full version (Store Manager for WooCommerce Full License) you get one primary license. If you want to install and use the program at other places you have to buy Additional licenses for every installation (registration). If you have any issues with registration, please check the following article: Registration problems. I'm unable to register Store Manager application, what's wrong? Also here you can check what is a primary license, additional license and trial license? What is the difference between full version and demo version?
Connecting to Store Database
Once you are done with installation and registration, you will be asked to connect to database or databases, of the Store, or Stores (Store Manager supports simultaneous updating of multiple stores and databases), you will be working with. You can either provide the connection settings to your live store, to immediately work with your live store database, or use the Embedded database, which allows you to manipulate and update all features using a default, temporary database, created locally, for subsequent updating of your live store database.
Upon first start-up, you will see connection Wizard that will offer you to setup connection to your live store data. In case you want to play around and not to apply changes to your real store, just click Cancel and you will be taken to default products with sample data in Store Manager Application.
In case you want to connect to your live store, please select among available options to proceed:
- Simple Mode - Allows you to automatically connect to your Store without any manual modifications.
- Advanced Mode - Requires some manual settings to be specified. If you are unsure about what to specify in these settings, please use Simple Mode.
- Support - If you are out of time, or have no idea what to do next, just contact us and we'll setup everything for you, free of charge!
If you don't see the Wizard, you can open it manually, by navigating via the Settings Menu, to the Preferences form (F12) -> Database connection tab -> Action option and choose Connection Wizard from the drop-down list of the commands or among the options of the Main Menu of Settings section in Store Manager you can find the required option as well:
Setting up FTP Connection
In order to be able to manage, view or upload images using Store Manager you should specify FTP connection in Settings -> Preferences -> FTP.