Wish list widget

You use Wish list widget to allow the users create a wish list of products, when they are not ready to purchase.This way they can save product to review later or make lists that they can share with friends.

Only authenticated users can create wish lists. The wish list is private by default and can only be viewed or managed by the wish list owner.  A wish list owner has to be a registered user and must be logged in to view a wish list or to add to the wish list. Users can add products to their wish lists from the product catalog and they can move products from the shopping cart to the wish list or vice verse. Only products that appear in the frontend of the site can be added and displayed in wish lists.

PREREQUISITES: You have created the pages where the Shopping cart and the Product list widgets will be added.

After you have dragged the Wish list widget on your page you must configure it.

  1. To do this, click Edit button in the upper-right corner of the widget.
  2. Configure the link to the page where the Shopping cart widget is.
    This can be the same page or a different page.
    1. Under Link to shopping cart page, click Select a page.
      A list of all pages appears.
    2. Select the page and click Done selecting.
  3. Configure the link to the page where the Product list is.
    1. Under Link to Product list page, click Select a page.
      A list of all pages appears.
    2. Select the page and click Done selecting.
  4. In Size of thumbnails dropdown box, select the size of the product images that will be displayed in the Wish list widget.
    You use thumbnails instead of actual image sizes in order to speed up the loading of the page. 
    Choose between one of the predefined thumbnail sizes. For more information about defining new sizes, see Thumbnails.

    PREREQUISITES: The library that contains the product images must have generated thumbnails for the size that you have selected. For example, if in the Wish list widget you have selected size of thumbnails 80x80 px, the library that contains the product images must also have generated 80x80 px thumbnails. For more information, see Image libraries » Step 6. If the library does not have the selected size of thumbnails, the system automatically generates 160x160 px image thumbnails for the products.

  5. In Wish list template, select the template, which is used to display the wish list on the webpage.
    You can create a custom template by clicking Create new template. You can edit existing template by selecting it and clicking Edit template…
    For more information, see Create and edit widget templates.
  6. When you are finished, click Save.
    The Edit window closes and the Wish list widget is configured to display the wish list with the added products. 
    For each product in the list, the user will have the opportunity to add it to the cart.
  7. To display the link to the wish list for each product in the products’ list, you must configure it in the Product list widget » Single item settings » Step 3.
  8. You can also give the users the opportunity to move products from the shopping cart to the wish list, by displaying a link for each product in the shopping cart.
    For more information, see Shopping cart widget » Step 4.

For more information about advanced configuration options, see Advanced configuration of widgets.

Sharing a wish list

The wish list can be changed by the original owner from a private wish list to a public wish list. The owner does this by opening the wish list and clicking Make public link in the upper-right corner of the list. When a list is public, the system displays social sharing buttons. For more information about configuring social sharing buttons, see Administration: Social sharing settings.

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