redSHOP Navigation Panel

While the Main Menu offers the shop administrator a central hub from which to access the various sections within redSHOP, it does not offer the full range of links and functions available within each section, nor should it as it it meant to act as an overview. To access the full range of links and functions for each section, there is the Navigation Sidebar. This sidebar appears on the left-hand side of the screen in the majority of redSHOP pages in the back end, with the exception of:

Details screens, such as when the shop administrator is adding or editing specific item or section details (for example when adding or editing a product's details)

The Configuration Wizard or Global Configuration screens

The Help window

The Navigation Sidebar is organized into groups of associated sections, similar to the groupings that are present in the Main Menu screen. The following is a list of all the links available within the Navigation Sidebar, as well as a brief description of what purpose they serve. Bear in mind that certain sections of the Sidebar will only appear when configured and enabled accordingly from within the Global Configuration section.

Product Management

Products 

Product List - Lists the products that exist in the product catalog, including those currently unpublished on the front end 
Product Price View - Lists the products available in the product catalog and allows the shop administrator to adjust their prices in bulk 
Add Product - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new products to the product catalog and specify their details 
Add Mass Discount - The form that the shop administrator uses to create discount rules and specify the areas within the product catalog that are affected 
Mass Discount List - Lists the discounts rules that have been created for the product catalog 
Import products to e-Conomic - When visited, this page calls a function to import all current products to the e-conomic account specified within the Global Configuration, and a log outlining the results of the import is displayed. This link only appears when "e-conomic integration" has been enabled in the Global Configuration section.

Category 

Category List - Lists the categories that exist in the product catalog, including those currently unpublished on the front end 
Add Category - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new categories to the product catalog and specify their details

Manufacturer 

Manufacturer List - Lists the manufacturers that exist in the product catalog, including those currently unpublished on the front end 
Add Manufacturer - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new manufacturers to the product catalog and specify their details

Media 

Media List - Lists the media that has been added to the product catalog, including those files that are not displayed on the front end 
Bulk upload - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new media to the product catalog, whether individual files or in bulk (contained in zip files)

Orders

Order List - Lists the orders that have been placed on the online store, both current and previous and in all levels of order status 
Add Order - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new orders manually to the online store 
Download Label - Lists the orders that have been completed from which shipping labels can be downloaded and printed 
Order Status List - Lists the order status levels available to define the stages that orders can be in 
Product Order Search - Allows the shop administrator to displays products ordered from the context of the contents of orders placed 
Barcode - Allows the shop administrator to check through and display the products that barcodes are assigned to

Quotation 

Quotation List - Lists the quotations that have been requested through the online store, both current and previous and in all levels of quotation status 
Add quotation - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new quotations manually to the online store

Stockroom 

Stockroom List - Lists the stockrooms that are available and in use to handle stock levels of the products in the product catalog 
Add Stockroom - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new stockrooms and specify their details 
Inventory for all stockrooms - Lists the products available in the product catalog and allows the shop administrator to modify stock levels for each in bulk 
Stock Image List - Lists the images used to display and represent stock levels within the product catalog on the front end 
Add Stock Image - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new stock level images and specify the stock levels they apply to

Container 

Container listing - Lists the containers that are available and in use to replenish stock levels of the stockrooms used in the online store 
Add Container - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new stockrooms and specify their details 
Container Pre-order - Lists the products that been pre-ordered and the containers that are carrying the stock to fulfill those pre-orders 
Container Order Products - Lists the products that been ordered and the containers that are carrying the stock to fulfill those orders

Delivery List 

Supplier 
Supplier List - Lists the suppliers that are providing the online store with stock 
Add Supplier - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new supplier and specify their details

Discount 

List of discounts on order total - Lists the discount rules that have been created to apply to total order values based on specific conditions 
Add Discount - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new discount rules pertaining to specific total order values 
List of discounts on product price - Lists the discount rules that have been created to apply to product prices based on specific conditions 
Add discount on product price - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new discount rules pertaining to specific product prices

Gift Card 

Gift Card List - Lists the gift cards that have been added, used and are available for customers to purchase and redeem during checkout 
Add Gift Card - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new gift cards for use in the online store and specify their details

Voucher 

Voucher List - Lists the vouchers that have been added, used and are available for customers to purchase and redeem during checkout 
Add Voucher - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new vouchers for use in the online store and specify their details

Coupon 

Coupon List - Lists the coupons that have been added, used and are available for customers to purchase and redeem during checkout 
Add coupon - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new coupons for use in the online store and specify their details

Communication

Mail Center 

Listing - Lists the templates used to design the emails that are sent to customers when triggered by certain events or circumstances 
Add Mail Template - The form that the shop administrator uses to add and design new email templates and specify the trigger

Newsletter 

Newsletter List - Lists the newsletters that have been added and are in circulation with newsletter subscribers 
Add Newsletter - The form that the shop administrator uses to add and design new newsletters and specify their details 
Newsletter Subscriber List - Lists the subscribers who have signed up to receive newsletters and the newsletters they are signed up for 
Add Newsletter Subscription - The form that the shop administrator uses to manually subscribe users to newsletters and specify subscription details 
Newsletter Statistics - Allows the shop administrator to filter and display statistics for the newsletters in circulation

Shipping

Shipping Method 

Shipping Method List - Lists all the redSHOP shipping method plugins that have been installed, whether they have been published or not 
Import Rates to Economic - When visited, this page calls a function to import all current shipping method details to the e-conomic account specified within the Global Configuration, and a log outlining the results of the import is displayed. This link only appears when "e-conomic integration" has been enabled in the Global Configuration section.

Shipping Box 

Shipping Boxes - Lists all the shipping boxes that have been added and are in use in the online store to calculate the most appropriate box to package and dispatch the customer's ordered items to them
Add Shipping Box - The form the shop administrator uses to add new shipping boxes and specify their dimensions among other details

Shipping Detail 

Add Shipping Method - Leads to Joomla!'s Extension Manager page where the shop administrator can install the various shipping method plugins available for redSHOP

Wrapping Management 

Wrapping List - Lists the options for product wrapping that have been added and are available for customers to select from when choosing product wrapping 
Add Wrapping - The form the shop administrator uses to add new options for product wrapping and specify their details

User

User 

User List - Lists the users / customers that are signed up and have created accounts on the site, whether current or in the past, and the shopper groups they are assigned to 
Add User - The form the shop administrator uses to add new users to the online store database and specify their details 
Synchronize Users - 
Shopper Group List - Lists the shopper groups that have been added and are being used to group together users / customers and assigning them specific rules 
Add Shopper Group - The form the shop administrator uses to add new shopper groups and specify the details that define them

Backend Access Management 

Backend Access Management - Lists the various sections that are available in redSHOP's back end and offers the shop administrator to configure access level permissions for each section

VAT / Tax and Currency

VAT /Tax Group 

VAT / Tax Group List - Lists the VAT / Tax groups that have been added and configured 
Add VAT / Tax Group -

Currency 

Currency List - Lists the currencies available in redSHOP's Currency database and the 3-letter abbreviation for each 
Add Currency - The form the shop administrator uses to add new currencies and specify their details

Country 

Country List - Lists the countries available in redSHOP's Country database and the abbreviations for each 
Add Country - The form the shop administrator uses to add new countries and specify their details

State 

State list - Lists the states assigned to countries and available in redSHOP's States database and the abbreviations for each 
Add State - The form the shop administrator uses to add new states and specify the country they're assigned to among other details

Zipcode 

Zipcode / City list - Lists the zipcodes / cities available in redSHOP's States database and the countries and states they've been assigned to 
Add Zipcode - The form the shop administrator uses to add new zip codes and cities and specify the state they're assigned to among other details

Import/Export

Import/Export 

Data Import - Allows the shop administrator to import data from a CSV formatted file into nine different sections within redSHOP 
Data Export - Allows the shop administrator to export data from eight different sections within redSHOP as CSV formatted files 
Import from VM - When visited, this page calls a function to import all relevant data from an installation of VirtueMart into redSHOP. This function requires that redSHOP be installed on the same site / server where VirtueMart is installed, as they normally both share the same Joomla! site database and this function transfers data from the VM portion into the related redSHOP sections. The data imported includes products, categories, manufacturers, orders and users / customers.

XML Import / Export 

XML Import - Allows the shop administrator to import data from an appropriately formatted XML file into redSHOP's Products and Orders sections, as well as specify the "live feed" from which this data will be imported to the online store and all related details 
XML Export - Allows the shop administrator to export data to an appropriately formatted XML file from redSHOP's Products and Orders sections, as well as specify the "live feed" from which this data will be pulled from the online store and all related details

Customization

Custom Fields 

Custom Field List - Lists the custom fields that have been added and are in use throughout the product catalog and certain sections of the back end 
Add Custom Field - The form the shop administrator uses to add new custom fields and specify their details

Template 

Template List - Lists the templates used to design the look, feel and content of the different pages that are accessible to the customer throughout the product catalog on the front end 
Add Template - The form that the shop administrator uses to add and design new email templates and specify the trigger

Text Library 

Text Library Tags Listing - Lists the Text Library items that have been added and available for use within certain sections of the product catalog 
Add Text Library Tags - The form the shop administrator uses to add new text library items and specify their details

Catalog Management 

Catalog List - Lists the catalogs that have been added and are available for customers to request for and download, and includes a link to create new catalogs and define the brochure or other media that will be attached to the catalog 
Catalog Request List - Lists the customers that have made requests for the available catalogs, including details on the date the requests were placed as well as the reminder emails that they have received thus far

Product Sample 

Sample List - Lists the product samples that have been added and are available for customers to request for and download, and includes a link to create new product samples and define the colors that the sample consists of 
Sample Request - Lists the customers that have made requests for the available product samples, including details on the date the requests were placed as well as the reminder emails that they have received thus far

Customer Tags 

Customer Tags List - Lists the tags that customer have generated and assigned to products within the product catalog on the front end. While this link is displayed whether the feature is enabled or not, customers can only assign tags (which will then be listed here) if "Enable Customer Tagging" has been set to "Yes" in the Global Configuration section.

Attribute Bank 

Attribute Set Listing - Lists the attribute sets that have been created and are available to assign multiple attributes to products in bulk 
Add Attribute Set - The form the shop administrator uses to add new attribute sets to the attribute bank and specify the attributes that are available in each set

Customer Input

Question 

Question List - Lists the questions that customers have asked concerning products on offer in the front end product catalog, and gives the shop administrator the opportunity to post answers to those questions which can be displayed on the product pages

Review 

Rating/Review - Lists the product ratings / reviews that customers have submitted for products on offer in the front end product catalog, and gives the shop administrator the opportunity to set which reviews are favored and published among other details

Accounting

Economic Product Group 

Economic Product Group Listing - Lists the product groups that have been added and in use by the e-conomic account that redSHOP has been integrated with 
Add Economic Product Group - The form that the shop administrator uses to add new e-conomic product groups and specify their VAT-related details

Statistics 

Total Visitors - Displays a report detailing the total number of visitors to the site (Details to follow) 
Total Page Views - Displays a report detailing the page views and the total number of views for each to the site (Details to follow) 
Total Turnover - Displays a report detailing the total turnover to the site (Details to follow) 
Avg. order amount per customer - Displays a report detailing the average value of orders customers have placed on the site (Details to follow) 
Top customers measured in amount of orders - Displays a report detailing the top customers ranked by the number of orders they have placed on the site (Details to follow) 
Top customer measured in amount of price per order - Displays a report detailing the top customers ranked by the values of the orders they have placed on the site (Details to follow) 
Top customer measured in amount spent in total - Displays a report detailing the top customers measured by the total amount the customer has spent in total on orders they have placed on the site (Details to follow) 
Most sold products - Displays a report detailing the products that have sold the most on the site 
Most Popular(Viewed) Products - Displays a report detailing the most popular products on the site, those being the ones with the highest view counts 
Newest Products - Displays a report detailing the latest products to have been added to the online store 
Newest Orders - Displays a report detailing the latest orders to have been placed on the online store

Configuration 

RedShop Configuration - Allows the shop administrator to modify a wide range of configuration settings pertaining to all aspects of the online store 
Start Configuration Wizard - Allows the shop administrator to set up basic details required for the online store while being guided through a six-screen configuration process 
Reset template - When visited, this page calls a function to reset all the templates that come by default with redSHOP back to their original form. The shop administrator can use this function when changes have been made to templates and they are either undesired or the admin wants to restore them to their initial default designs. Note that this function resets all the default templates (excluding any additional custom templates that were created), so this link should only be used in specific situations requiring template restoration
Optimizing redSHOP Tables - performs procedures on the redSHOP database tables for improved function of large shops with an abundance of data.