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Custom templates are text files that contain standard HTML tags and ShopSite custom template tags. Custom template tags define where information from the ShopSite databases is to appear. You can use these tags to define page templates, page links, product templates, more info page templates, search page templates, tell a friend templates, gift certificate templates, customer registration templates, and shopping cart templates.
The custom template tag specification help pages provide complete reference information about the available tags and how to use them. Once you are familiar with the tags, you may be able to use the short version as a reminder of the tags and their basic output.
All ShopSite custom template tags have the same basic format:
[-- TAG INFO --]
When a store that uses a custom template is published, ShopSite searches the template for tags with the above syntax and replaces them with information from the appropriate databases, based on the instructions in TAG INFO. ShopSite publishes all standard HTML tags just as they appear in the templates.
HTML authoring programs and browsers should display the ShopSite tags as regular text. This helps while developing and debugging templates by letting you see a template with the tags as placeholders.
Other notes on formatting tags:
#This places the 'Add to Cart' button
#to the side of a product, instead of
To keep the help pages to a manageable size, the custom template tags are divided into groups:
Tell A Friend Tags
Shopping Cart Tags
Gift Certificate Tags
Customer Registration Tags
ShopSite Help and Resource Center
Last updated: February 8, 2007
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