Merchant 5.5 PR7 and above compatible. Requires MySQL
Latest Versions: 5.452
You want to do WHAT?. Yes it's possible and you can do it. Toolbelt dramatically extends the Miva Merchant
5 page templates like no other module, adding hundreds of new functions in a user friendly way. Finally you have the ability to create the
online store you've always dreamed of. Included page
template files show many fully commented, real world examples of how you can make your pages to do things that once
required external modules. More than a collection of tools, Toolbelt turns page templates a robust development environment.
You might be thinking "What is all this?
I'm not a programmer." Please don't be intimidated. If you have at least a rudimentary knowledge of html, Miva Merchant page templates are just a bit more complex
adding Storemorph to make your pages dynamic. If you can understand Storemorph you can understand Toolbelt. Many Toolbelt commands are simply copy and paste. Others require a few lines of scripting but
provided for every command.
MySQL Required: Toolbelt makes extensive use of
advanced MySQL queries and will not run on MIVASQL. Ask your host to upgrade your store. You'll be glad you did.
Toolbelt exposes the inner workings of
your store, allowing you to get under the hood of
the powerful Miva Merchant engine. The
component contains an expression builder
that lets you lookup the most used MivaScript function in a list, like toupper() or substring() get a description of
what they do, then copy and paste the resulting code into your templates. But that's just the beginning, there's much
more. No other module puts this much power in your hands in such a user friendly way.
Documentation: A product this powerful deserves
equally powerful documentation. All commands and functions are just a mouse click away. Click the command you're looking for
in the alphabetical indexes to instantly find a comprehensive reference guide with examples. Also
everyMivaScript function is documented within the module.
Unique Features: The Query command give you direct access to your stores database tables. The Do command gives
you directly access Miva Merchants API functions. Json commands retrieve external data and convert Merchant data structures
It couldn't be simpler. No extra steps or complex instructions . Simply install, activate your license and get to work.
What's New? New Tabbed interface: Clutter reduced by grouping Toolbelt features.
Commands: Alphabetically index and all Toolbelt commands. One click to view the command, one
click return to index.
Functions: Alphabetically index and all Toolbelt functions.
Miva Script Functions: Categorized and indexed listing of EVERY MivaScript function with
descriptions. Each function links to the official documentation on MivaScript.com
Toolbelt Templates: One Click Basket update now has a self installer feature. Also all 22 sample templates
are now listed on this tab.
Sherlock: Data base inspector. Do you need to see how a database is being changed or need to know
the field name? The in-house tool we use is now build into Toolbelt. Examine your store
databases and develop and test SQL queries right inside the admin.
Template Search: Did you forgot which template contains a certain script. Now you can search
current page templates and even search all the older versions.
Admin Interface Enhancements:
Settings Tab: Toolbelt provides 4 new additions to the admin interface. This page lets you enable or
disable features as desired.
Previous Pages & Page Search -- When Editing Pages, Provides quick return to Previously
Viewed pages and instant Page Search plus links for New Page and the Page List. Also adds the page
code to the page heading. Enhanced Category Breadcrumbs: When Editing Categories, display links to the parents and
child categories, even if they are inactive.
Product Show Assigned Categories: When Editing Products, display every category the product is
assigned without having to search the Categories tab. Categories display at the the bottom, even if
they are inactive.
Customer Assigned Groups: When Editing Customers, Instantly view assigned price and availability groups. Links provide instant access to those groups.
New and updated Commands
Include: Loads an external .html or other file and outputs it in your page template.
Category_load and Product_load commands allow you to set the return variable name.
When appropriate the Product and Category_Products items return these additional fields href, price_original,
formatted_price, formatted_cost and quantity (in basket)
JSON Functions These compliment and extend the JSON commands. Json_Call(), Json_Parse(), Json_Parse_Call(), Json_Stringify()
Included Page Templates
CSSUI/basket_update.mvt -- Update the entire basket update at once.
CSSUI/CONTACT_cssui.mvt -- Contact Us via email form for stores using CSSUI framework with installation
CSSUI/SRCH.mvt -- Search page with Toolbelt pre-intigrated.