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Old March 30th, 2012, 04:41 PM
bharte bharte is offline
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Default Backing up stores in case of accidental deletion

Am I right in thinking within each factory store we can download store for plugin to backup all the choices and settings? If so is there a way to import the store to restore one lost?

The reason I ask is I would like to train a staff member to make new stores for me however I am petrified they will delete a store or make error changes that can not be easily fixed.
Old March 30th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Currently, this is not possible.

Old March 31st, 2012, 12:52 AM
1800HART 1800HART is offline
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Well ... not possible, perhaps .. but not IMpossible!

I use for practically everything, and have an .AZZ file to copy all the coding and text and settings in each store's VIEWs .. (as a template) as well as the category structure and keywords in case I had to rebuild.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 07:13 AM
brentwz brentwz is offline
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1800HART, thanks a lot for that. I've downloaded Azz Cardfile to see how it goes. Something like that could be very handy for all sorts of needs, as you say.

To give something back, I thought you might like to get John King's FREE Snippet Minder at

What it will do, even better than Notepad ++, is add/replace vertical columns of text, eg. code & normal text combined, where needed in the blink of an eye. Well, almost, it's that fast & easy.

For instance, it will do this >>
<li><a href="[server.url type='fullpage' query='brand=Anne Klein']">Anne Klein</a></li>
<li><a href="[server.url type='fullpage' query='brand=Baby Phat']">Baby Phat</a></li>
<li><a href="[server.url type='fullpage' query='brand=Banana Republic']">Banana Republic</a></li>
AD INFINITUM down the page in a text file, for 1 or 101 Datafeedr stores at the same time, wow,

starting from a simple brand list like >>
Anne Klein
Baby Phat
Banana Republic
Etc etc

When I read Eric's instructions for search filters versus categories at /showthread.php?t=3853 I thought he's gotta be nuts. What normal shop owner/builder is going to do that quickly, or at all, without typos?

Sometimes you're just too deep in the code, Eric.

Then I felt guilty about using Snippet Minder & decided to share my little secret with everyone on Datafeedr.

I give you the Holy Grail of Code Manipulation! Enjoy.

PS Move this post somewhere more visible on the Forum if you need to, mate.
Brent Williamz
Sunshine Coast, AUSTRALIA
Old April 3rd, 2012, 10:03 AM
1800HART 1800HART is offline
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Thanks for sharing your secret tip ... I downloaded that snippetminder and will check it out!

I saw Eric's post you mentioned last year but it went over my head. This year, I have a few stores that it could come in handy, if I do the research work, and have the time .. I can see some benefit. Without that, I see a black hole in the void of space in my mind!

Do you have your stores set up this way and, can you share a link either publicly or privately?

Does anybody reading this have a site that sophisticated?

One thing I have going with all of my sites is, that after searching for the products in the store .. all the template Views are identical (with minor tweaks) so it's easy for me to get a store online by just copy/paste everything from a 'base' store template. If I were to try this with the brands and features and/or colors etc it would be my Fall 2012 project.

PS .. your first name is my middle name but, I just use the "b" online.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 10:35 PM
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I find it so damn hard keeping up with typed "conversations", 1800HART, that I end up being very late with my replies. Sorry.
I wholeheartedly agree with your comments about that post of Eric's. But this year we're endeavouring to apply it to a couple of our sites.
Problem is: With Eric, he knows his stuff intimately, but he keeps forgetting he's dealing with Customers. And customers want it simple, really. Well, those who want to make gobloads of money, that is.
Do we have a site to share? No, not yet...see above. Does anyone else? Please share, folks.
Your last paragraph resembles current approach; "the same, only different" as my 7th Grade teacher Mr Turner used to say!
Brent Williamz
Sunshine Coast, AUSTRALIA

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