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General functions

This page of the manual describes the general functions that are found in several different areas of your plentymarkets system.

1. Quick access to general functions

The following describes how to use general functions in your plentymarkets system.

  • Access your online store
    Click on your plenty ID in the top right of the plentymarkets back end to open the start page of your online store.

  • Full screen mode
    Click on in the top right of the plentymarkets back end to activate or deactivate the full screen mode.

  • Favourites
    Click on in the top right of the plentymarkets back end to display your favourites, to open all favourites or to delete them. For further information about adding and deleting favourites, refer to the Managing favourites.

  • User
    Click on the user button () to switch to the user account, to open the menus Session management, Themes, Back end plugin set and to log out of your plentymarkets system.

2. Adding a user image

In order to have a user image displayed instead of the empty user button () in your plentymarkets back end, you have to be registered with gravatar.com.

Adding a user image:

  1. Go to Setup » Settings » User » Accounts.

  2. Open the user account.
    → The tab Master data opens.

  3. Enter the email address that you use for gravatar.com in the Email field.

  4. Save () the settings.
    → Reload the system to display the user image.

3. Quick access to services and partner services

By clicking on in the top right of the plentymarkets back end, you can access multiple support offers and partner services.

Service

  • User manual opens the start page of the plentymarkets user manual where all functions are described.

  • Video tutorials opens an overview of the plentymarkets video tutorials with various topics.

  • Forum opens the start page of the plentymarkets forum.

  • Support hotline opens the support web page. You can book appointments here and see an overview of your booked appointments with the setup team.

  • Developer documentation opens plentyDevelopers. You find comprehensive information and the developer’s documentation.

Partner services

  • Partner agencies opens an overview of partner agencies. Enter your postcode to search for partner agencies in your area.

  • Book service opens an overview of the services offered by plentymarkets.

  • Project board opens the Projects area in plentyMarketplace. Log into the project board to tender projects and find contact persons for your projects.

4. Adjusting the menu layout

Learn in the following sub-chapters how to adjust the overview within a menu and how to order the positions in the menu view.

4.1. Customising the layout

You can customise the layout of some menus in the plentymarkets back end, i.e. you can specify which parameters should be displayed in the columns. Figure 1 shows the Item » Edit item menu as an example.

Customising the layout:

  1. Move the cursor over the menu’s title bar.
    → The button Customise layout () appears.

  2. Click on Customise the layout ().
    → The window Customise the layout opens.

  3. Activate the parameters that you want to have displayed in the menu.
    → Remove the check mark if you no longer want one of the parameters to be displayed.

  4. Save () the settings.

General functions customising window
Figure 1. Customising the menu layout

4.2. Sorting the positions in the menu view

Proceed as described below to sort the positions in the menu view alphabetically or numerically and ascending or descending.

Sorting the positions in the menu view:

  1. Move the cursor over the heading of the column that you want to sort.
    A small triangle () appears.

  2. Click on the triangle () to sort the entries according to this column.
    → If the triangle is pointing down (), the column entries are sorted in ascending order (the highest value is at the top of the list). If the triangle is pointing up (), the column entries are sorted in descending order.

5. Managing favourites

If you use some menus very frequently, you may want to save them to a list of favourites. This allows you to access the menus quickly. Click on in the top right of the plentymarkets back end to display your favourites.

Adding a menu to favourites:

  1. Open the menu that you want to add to as favourite.

  2. Click in the tab of the menu on the triangle (] and select Add link to favourites.
    Note: Favourites are only visible in this menu once you have saved at least one favourite.

Deleting a menu from favourites:

  1. Click on in the top right of the plentymarkets back end.
    → The list shows the favourites you saved.

  2. Click on x next to the menu path to remove the menu from the favourites.
    Or: Click on Delete all favourites and confirm the security question with Delete to delete all favourites saved in your system.

6. Setting up printers

Install the plentyBase plugin first to enable access to printers in your plentymarkets system.

Once the plugin is installed, go to Setup » Settings » Printer to set up local printers or network printers in your plentymarkets system. For further information on the setup and configuration of printers, refer to the Managing printers page of the manual.

7. Displaying unsaved changes

Tabs are marked with a red flag when you made changes, but did not save these changes. If you close a tab without having saved the changes, a window will appear that you have to edit before being able to continue working with your system.

  • Click on Close to close the tab without saving the changes.

  • Click on Cancel to save the settings or to make further changes.

If you do not want to have those warning messages displayed any longer for your user account, deactivate this function.

Deactivating warning messages:

  1. Go to Setup » Settings » User » Accounts.

  2. Click on My account.

  3. Click on the Personal settings tab.
    → The General tab opens.

  4. Deactivate the option Warn if tabs are open and the window is to be closed.

  5. Save () the settings.

8. Managing editors

The editors Editor, Syntax editor and Text field are activated in all areas by default. Go to Setup » Settings » Editors » Tab: Areas to deactivate these editors for each area.

Deactivating editors:

  1. Go to Setup » Settings » Editors.
    → The Areas tab opens.

  2. Remove the check mark next to the editors that should not be displayed in the drop-down list of the corresponding area.

  3. Save () the settings.

Changing the CSS of the editor

The editor uses the CSSContent by default. If a background image is used there and this is bothersome or not desired, you can individually edit the CSS in the menu Setup » Settings » Editors » Tab: CSS. Alternatively, you can use the Standard CSS with a white background. You can also create your own customised CSS and specify additional formatting, e.g. fonts.

To change the CSS for the editor, go to Setup » Settings » Editors » Tab: CSS.

Changing the CSS of the editor:

  1. Go to Setup » Settings » Editors.

  2. Click on the CSS tab.

  3. Select the desired CSS. Pay attention to the information given in Table 1.

  4. Save () the settings.

Table 1. Available CSS
Setting Explanation

As in the online store (CSSContent)

The store CSS will be loaded in the editor.

Standard

A simple standard CSS will be loaded in the editor. The background colour is white.

User-defined

The simple standard CSS will be displayed in an editing window and can be customised with the syntax editor.
_Note: Click on Reset to reset the CSS to the standard CSS.

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