Zen Cart Store Diagnostics
Believe it or not, your online store a bit like your car – it does require service every now and again. Are you sure that everything is performing at its optimum? You never know what might be wrong, so it is better to do regular checkups in order to prevent unexpected problems in the future.
While you can drive the car to the service center, where can you address to diagnose your Zen Cart store? There is no need to go outside the office or home. Everything can be done directly from your desktop. Continue reading to learn more.
What to Check?
Do you know what is the first thing that captures attention of the shopper when he/she enters your online store? Product images!
What if you have no images added to your goods or they are broken - this will create a very bad user experience. However, having long list of entities in your catalog, makes it almost impossible to do the task with the help of manual means. Thus, you might find useful Store Diagnostics functionality included in Store Manager for Zen Cart.
Using it you can detect broken images, products without photos and see if you have unused images stored at your FTP.
How Does It Work?
You need to have Store Manager for Zen Cart installed at your Windows-based PC. After being connected to your Zen Cart store database, you will see your products and categories in the application.
Now you can open Store Diagnostics page available in Tools section of Ribbon menu.
When you open it, you will see that the window consists of 2 tabs - Product Images Diagnostics and FTP Images Diagnostics.
In each section you will be able to detect particular type of pictures you need to deal with.
Product Images Diagnostics
This tab of images diagnostics allows you to check if you have unspecified images or missing images.
Unspecified images - are pictures for which there exists record in database, but actual image is not there (image is broken, because it was not uploaded correctly or by accident was removed from your server, but its relation to product has left).
Missing images - these are pictures that need to be added to products, i.e. products without images.
You can check one of boxes and run each check-up separately as well as check 2 boxes and see full list of images that should be further acted upon.
After you have decided what type of images diagnostics to choose, you can press “Run” button to start the process.
Next you can perform actions over received results, for instance, edit product, edit product image, export received listings to Excel or clear results.
FTP Images Diagnostics
This tab allows you to find out if you have got unused images - these are pictures not assigned to any products and simply occupy valuable free space at your FTP.
To manually detect whether you have such photos is almost impossible, so this type of checkup allows you avoid problems with reaching FTP quota.
After you have found the images that have no any relations with products established, you will be able to remove selected pictures and get more free space at your FTP.
This guide has demonstrated that giving your Zen Cart store a quick checkup is not a stressful task when diagnostics is performed using Store Manager for Zen Cart. Make sure your store runs smoothly for a long time and there are no problems with your images.
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