Kentico Xperience 13 documentation and ASP.NET Core

Most documentation about running Xperience applications under ASP.NET Core can be found in a dedicated section: Developing Xperience applications using ASP.NET Core. The rest of the documentation still applies, but some code samples and scenarios might need slight modifications for Core projects.

Certain pages allow you to switch between Core and MVC 5 content using a selector located under the page heading.

All major differences between the MVC 5 and Core platforms are summarized in Migrating to ASP.NET Core.

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Tips for configuring the store

The following is a list of features you should consider configuring when setting up the E-commerce solution:

Before working on the site

  • Set which global objects and settings you want to use.
    • If you do not plan to use a multi-site store running on one Xperience instance, it is recommended to use only site objects and settings.
  • Create at least one currency and select it as the main currency.
    • You also probably need an exchange table.

      Generally, there are only two cases when you do not need to create an exchange table:

      • You use only one global currency (and no site currencies).
        -OR-
      • You use only one site currency and you do not use any global object (for example, global product or tax class).

  • Set the type of rounding that the system uses for price values when calculating taxes or discounts, converting currencies, etc.
  • Set up the mass unit and its format.
    • If you do not set up the mass unit, store managers can then set weight of products in a wrong unit (as they will not see any unit by the field) and shipping options may work incorrectly.
  • Create at least one order status to be able to create orders.
  • Create at least one shipping option to be able to ship products.
  • Create at least one payment method and assign it to at least one shipping option to allow payment for orders.
  • Configure the settings related to tax matters:
    • Set the Default country for tax calculations
    • Choose whether Prices include tax – this determines how store managers set the prices of products.

      Note: Changing the value of the Prices include tax setting at a later point may require you to update the prices of all existing products, options, variants, etc. The system does not automatically recalculate prices or any existing orders.

  • Configure invoices.
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Before creating page types

  • When creating form controls for page type fields, use the explanation text for fields that could be unclear.
    • The explanation text is displayed directly below the field.
  • Set up page type scopes to ensure order and clarity of your products.
    • Page type scopes allow users to create only specified page types inside the individual sections of the content tree. For example, in the Books section of your on-line store, you can set the scope only for the Books page type.

Before adding products

  • Enter the default product image.
    • If you do not enter any default product image URL, products in product listings could be displayed incorrectly.
  • Create departments with defined taxes.
    • The system then automatically adds taxes to new products.
  • Enter the relationship name of products for related products, if you plan to allow only one relationship.
  • When adding a product options category to products, it is recommended to manually select the options and not use the Allow all options property.
    • If you select Allow all options, any new option added to the option category will be also offered for the already created products.

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