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You can find this section under Interface & Design > Home Page Content< in the IRP Admin left navigation menu.

Home Page s are a critical element of an IRP and they are often (but not always) the first page that a potential customer will see. The following types of Home Pages are available within the IRP – all of these are available on both your desktop site and your mobile site:

  • Criteria Home Page: This type of Home Page displays a list of products based on a criteria that you can choose, for example Best Sellers, Newest In, Biggest Discounts or completely customised.
  • Product Home Page: This type of Home Page displays a list of manually-selected products. This option allows more customisation than criteria Home Pages.
  • Static Home Page: This is a pure HTML Home Page where everything displayed is created using HTML code, images and links.

The main HomePageContent.aspx screen includes several areas: Home Page settings at the top of the page and two tabs that you use to view and configure the Home Pages ('Home Page Configuration Summary' and 'Home Page Content Management'). These are described in the sections that follow. For details about setting up Home Pages, see the How to Add a Home Page and How to Edit a Home Page topics later in this section.


Home Page Settings


Home Page Settings

The Home Page Settings area includes three functions: Display Settings, a Reset function, and a link to Application Settings. These are described in the sections that follow.

Display Settings

You use these buttons to define the Home Page areas that will be available for you to configure in IRP Admin and for customers to view on your website. If you click the small arrow on the Display Settings button, you will be able to select from the following options:

  • Show Left Nav: Click to enable/disable the Left Navigation. If enabled, the Left Navigation (depending on which display style has been set) will appear on pages it is enabled on throughout the website. Note that you can switch the Left Navigation on or off on various other pages using additional settings. The following images illustrate the Home Page with the Left Nav enabled (left) and disabled (right):
    Home Page Left Nav
  • Show Product List In Right Hand Navigation: Click to enable/disable a generic 'Best Seller' list of products to appear on the website's Right Navigation menu (provided that no Right Nav Product List Home Pages have been added). Note that the 'Show Right Nav' setting must also be enabled in order for this Product List to appear. The following images illustrate the Home Page with the Right Nav Product List enabled (left – see the 'Best Sellers' section) and disabled (right – note that if you have enabled other right-side elements (such as News, Polls and Partner Links) then they will adjust to fill the space in the Right Nav):
    Home Page Product List In Right Hand Navigation
  • Show Right Nav: Click to enable/disable the Right Navigation on the home page. In other parts of IRP Admin you can use this to display Polls, Partner links, News items and so forth, in addition to the Product Listing described above. The following images illustrate the Home Page with the Right Nav enabled (left) and disabled (right):
    Home Page Show Right Nav
  • Show Home Page Scroller: Click to enable/disable the Home Page Scroller. The following images illustrate the Home Page with a 'Top Discounts' Scroller enabled (left) and disabled (right). Note that the right image includes a Right Nav enabled:
    Home Page Show Home Page Scroller

Note that if you make any changes to these settings, you should uncache your system in order to see the changes reflected on your website.

Reset Home Pages

If you click the Reset Home Pages button, you will be redirected to the 'Reload Settings' page (ReloadSettings.aspx ) where you will see the following settings highlighted in green:

  • Reset All Home Page Content Areas To System Generated: When you click the 'Reset' button for this setting, all Home Page configurations will be reset to show only system-generated Home Pages. ALL user-configured Home Pages will be removed. This CANNOT be undone.
  • Delete All Home Page Configuration and Content: When you click the 'Delete' button for this setting, ALL Home Page content will be deleted including all user-configured Home Page content. This CANNOT be undone.

(For more general information about reloading in the IRP, see the Reload Settings help topic.)

'Cog Wheel' Application Settings

If you click the 'cog wheel' icon, you will be redirected to the Home Page Application Settings page where you can configure the following settings:

  • Auto Home Pages Model Min Price: This is the minimum price that a model has to be in order to be included in the Auto Generated Home Pages. Note that this price takes the website's default currency into consideration and any foreign prices will be calculated from the exchange rate for the default currency.
  • Enable Homepage Recommendations Scroller: If enabled, a 'Recommendations' scroller will appear on the website's Home Page.
  • Home Page Display Discount Horizontal: This determines whether to show the discount or saving text horizontally or vertically on product-based Home Pages.
  • Home Page URL: This determines the URL that the LogoTop.Gif image will redirect to once clicked.
  • Show Homepage Header: If you enable this, Home Page Headers will display on the Home Page. If you disable this, only the actual Home Page will appear. Home Page headers allow a customer to switch between various Home Pages on the website's front end.
  • Home Page Number Of Tabs: This determines the number of Home Page Header tabs (and therefore the number of accessible Home Pages) that will display for customers.
  • Enable Home Page Scroller: If enabled, Home Page scrollers will display on the Home Pages.

Home Page Configuration Summary Tab


The 'Home Page Configuration Summary' tab on the HomePageContent.aspx page shows all available Home Page areas that will be available for you to configure in IRP Admin and for customers to view on your website. The areas that are visible to you will change according to which Display Settings you have enabled. You can toggle all related Settings using the 'Display Settings' menu at the top of the page – the options are 'Show Left Nav', 'Show Product List In Right Hand Navigation', 'Show Right Nav' and 'Show Home Page Scroller'.

All areas are displayed by country, with each country showing all available Home Page areas and whether or not it has user-configured content or system-generated content. All areas will have system-generated content by default but you can edit them by clicking on the area or by selecting an area on the 'Home Page Content Management' tab.

The Home Page Configuration Summary Tab appears as follows

Home Page Configuration Summary Tab

You can see the following search options under the tab:

  • Country: Select a country from the drop-down list.
  • Home Page Area: Select a Home Page Area — 'Desktop Central', 'Desktop Scrollers', 'Desktop Right Nav', 'Mobile', Trade' or 'All'. You can add Desktop Central content per country and for each front-end navigation tab for each country. The Application Setting 'Home Page Number of Tabs' determines how many Home Pages can be added to the Desktop Central and Trade areas. Desktop Scrollers, Right Nav and Mobile areas can all only display a single Home Page for each country.
  • Configuration: Select the type of content — user-generated, system-generated or All.

When you make a selection here, click the Apply Filters button to submit your search and display the results in the main grid.

Note also that you can see a message indicating the relative number of system-generated Home Pages versus user-generated Home Pages.

You can see the following details in the main grid (as noted previously, what you can see depends on the Display Settings you have enabled; therefore, for example, although 'Desktop Scroller' is shown in the screen capture below, this will not appear in your grid if you have disabled the Display Setting called 'Show Home Page Scroller'):

  • Country: This shows the flag and name of each country in the system.
  • 90-Day Sales: This shows the total value of sales in that country in the last 90 days.
  • Desktop Central: This shows details of what is configured for the 'Desktop Central' Home Page area and indicates whether the content is user-generated or system-generated.
  • Desktop Right Nav: This shows details of what is configured for the 'Desktop Right Nav' Home Page area and indicates whether the content is user-generated or system-generated.
  • Desktop Scroller: This shows details of what is configured for the 'Desktop Scroller' Home Page area and indicates whether the content is user-generated or system-generated.
  • Mobile: This shows details of what is configured for the 'Mobile' Home Page area and indicates whether the content is user-generated or system-generated.
  • Trade: This shows details of what is configured for the 'Trade' Home Page area and indicates whether the content is user-generated or system-generated.
  • View: Click one of the icons to see the country's Home Page on the front end – select Desktop, Mobile or Trade.
  • Edit: Click this button to edit the Home Page areas for any country. For more details, see How to Edit a Home Page later in this section.

System-generated Home Pages will show the following content by default:

  • Desktop Central – Best Sellers for country
  • Desktop Right Nav – Newest in
  • Desktop Scroller – Biggest discounts
  • Mobile – Best Sellers for country
  • Trade – Best Sellers for country

To edit system-generated Home Pages, simply click the grey 'bubble' and you can make changes on the 'Home Page Content Management' tab. For more details, see How to Edit a Home Page later in this section.


Home Page Content Management Tab


As well as system-generated Home Pages, you also manage all user-configured Home Page content on the 'Home Page Content Management' tab. When adding new content you can:

  • Copy content from any other country that has user-configured content for the same area.
  • Create new content and then edit it.
  • For navigation tab Home Pages, copy the default content from the same country or another country.

Here is an example of content on the 'Home Page Content Management' tab:

Home Page Content Management Tab

You can see the following search options under the tab:

  • Country: Select a country from the drop-down list.
  • Home Page Area: Select a Home Page Area — 'Desktop Central', 'Desktop Scrollers', 'Desktop Right Nav', 'Mobile', Trade' or 'All'.
  • Navigation Tab: Select a top navigation tab from the ones configured on your NavigationTop.aspx page.

When you make a selection here, click the Apply Filters button to submit your search and display the results in the main grid.

In the main grid you can see the following tabs:

  • Country Content On Display: This shows all of the Home Page areas that have been configured for this country
  • Countries Where This Content Displays : This is where you can view and change the countries in which the Home Page appears.

For more details, see How to Add a Home Page and How to Edit a Home Page later in this section.


Home Page SEO Tab


This tab allows you to enter distinct SEO content for the desktop, mobile and trade home pages, in addition to specific content for any Departments.

The tab appears as follows (note that 'Trade SEO' will appear only if you have enabled the Trade Site in Application Settings):

Home Page SEOTab

You can complete the following fields:

SettingDescription
Desktop SEO
Page Title The default meta title for the desktop site. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Description The default meta description for the desktop site. Select a language from the drop-down list to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Keywords The default meta keywords for the desktop site. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Mobile SEO
Page Title The default meta title for the mobile site. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Description The default meta description for the mobile site. Select a language from the drop-down list to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Keywords The default meta keywords for the mobile site. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Trade SEO
Page Title The default meta title for the trade site. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Description The default meta description for the trade site. Select a language from the drop-down list to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Keywords The default meta keywords for the trade site. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Department Desktop SEO Overrides
Page Title The default meta title for the department. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Description The default meta description for the department. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.
Page Keywords The default meta keywords for the department. Click the 'Translate' button to enter a translation for any active language in your system.

When you have made all your changes, click the Update SEO button.



How To Guides (2)

FAQs (2)

How do I get a language-specific message to appear on a country-specific home page?
You can do this using the Languages section of IRP Admin by editing the ‘Welcome Message’ setting. This will appear in the top-centre of your home page.

Where do I update the SEO description and title of my home page?

You configure the default SEO (Title, Description and Keywords) for your home page by using the 'Home Page SEO' section as described above (and by using Small Translations, for example IDs 617 and 618). However if you have defined one particular Department as your default Department (see below for instructions), the SEO that you have configured for your Department pages (on the SEO tab of the CategoriesEdit.aspx page and in the Overrides section of the Home Page SEO tab) will replace the SEO in your Small Translations.

You can define a Department (and a Category) as the default one as follows:

  1. Go to Products > Categories in the IRP Admin left navigation menu. This takes you to the Categories.aspx page.
  2. Click the Other Actions button at the top of the screen.
  3. Select a Default Department and a Default Category using the drop-down lists.
  4. Click the Update Default Department And Category button.
  5. Now when a customer first lands on your website they will see the Department that you have set as default. Also the Product Options Bar (just below the top navigation tabs) will show the Category that you have set as the default. In addition, as the customer clicks the Departments in your top or left navigation, the title bar on their web browser will change to show the Department-specific SEO that you have configured on the CategoriesEdit.aspx page. Likewise, search engine results will display your Department-specific SEO Descriptions below the URLs of your pages.




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