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Automatic Related Products - How To - Add An Auto Related Product Rule


How to Add An Auto Related Product Rule

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To add a new rule, go to CMINDS AUTO RELATED PRODUCT RULES in the Admin panel and click the button New Rule above the list. Then you will be redirected to the separate page New Auto Related Product Rule to add a rule.


New Auto Related Product Rule

There are four sections to be configured before the rule is activated. 

Rule Details - allows adding a rule's title and limiting its visibility for store views and certain customer groups.

Display Configurations - configures how the related products are to be displayed in the block.

Auto Related Product Position - defines the block's position on pages on the Frontend.

What to Display - defines what products should be displayed. 


Rule Details

  • Enable Rule - sets the status for the rule. Once you Enable the rule, it will be available for users on the Frontend. If you choose Disable, the extension won't display the rule on the Frontend.
  • Name - adds the title for the rule. The title will be visible for the admin only. Please note the field is required.
  • Priority - sets the priority for each rule. If there are several rules on one page, you can set the priority to show the necessary block at first.
  • Stores - shows where the rule should be available. Hold the CTRL key and click the multiple items in the list to choose them (Windows), or hold the Command key down to select the items (Mac).
  • Customer Groups - allows choosing what customer groups can see the rule. Hold the CTRL key and click the multiple items in the list to choose them (Windows), or hold the Command key down to select the items (Mac).


Display Configurations

  • Display Heading Title - shows the rule's title visible for the users on the Frontend.
  • Show "Add to Cart" Button - shows or hides the Add to Cart button for each related product.
  • Show "Out of Stock" Products - if the related products are out of stock, the setting will allow showing the themes in the block. If you want to hide such products, click Disable.
  • Maximum Products in Auto related - shows the maximum number of the products in the block.
  • Sort by - the extension allows sorting the products by Newest, Random, Name, Price: high to low, Price: low to high.


Auto Related Product Position

Auto Related Product Position - allows choosing the area where to place the block with related products. There are three main sections to place the block. Before Native Related Block is set by default.

Product Page Sections

  • Content Top
  • Content Bottom
  • Sidebar Top
  • Sidebar Bottom
  • Before Native Related Block
  • After Native Related Block
  • Add Into Native Related Block
  • Before Native Up-sells Block
  • After Native Up-sells Block
  • Add Into Native Up-sells Block

Category Page Sections

  • Content Top
  • Content Bottom
  • Sidebar Top
  • Sidebar Bottom

Shopping Cart Page Sections

  • Before Native Cross-sells Block
  • After Native Cross-sells Block
  • Add Into Native Cross-sells Block
  • Content Top
  • Content Bottom

Custom Position

This option provides a custom code to be inserted into layout. Thus you can place any blocks anywhere on your website.

Insert the code into your page layout: 

<referenceContainer name="content">

<block class="Cminds\AutoRelatedProduct\Block\Widget\Related"

template="Cminds_AutoRelatedProduct::content/grid.phtml"

name="cminds.autorelated.products.1">

If ALL of these conditions are TRUE - sets what products should be displayed in the block. Leave the conditions blank if you want to apply for all products. When these items are clicked, they will display different options. If you click on ALL, there is an option of ANY. If you click on TRUE, there is an option of FALSE.

To add a condition, click the Add icon and choose the attribute in the list. Then choose an action and specify the values.

Show only for "Out of Stock" Products - the related products will be displayed for "Out of Stock" products only if you enable the setting. The option No is set by default.


What to Display

If ALL of these conditions are TRUE - sets what products should be displayed in the block. Leave the conditions blank if you want to apply for all products. When these items are clicked, they will display different options. If you click on ALL, there is an option of ANY. If you click on TRUE, there is an option of FALSE.

To add a condition, click the Add icon and choose the attribute in the list. Then choose an action and specify the values.

  • Source Type - if you need to display related products based on product attributes, select the option Only Product Conditions.
  • Apply "Same As" Condition - once you enable the setting, the extension will show related products of the same attribute value, for example, color, price, format, size and etc. You can also set conditions for them.
  • Replace Type - provides two options:
    • Replace Manually Added Products - the extension replaces already existing lists of the related products and adds a new one automatically.
    • Append to Manually Added Products - if the products already have related products, the extension can add more related products to the existing lists. 


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