Moolah's Single Page Checkout

Moolah provides a single-page, mobile-ready checkout for your website without needing to install any software. You can easily deploy Moolah into any website, even multiple sites at the same time.

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Our New Getting Started Video

This weekend we will be pushing updates to Moolah, including an updated Getting Started tutorial video. If you would like to take a sneak peek, well, the video is up already.

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System Maintenance - Saturday 25 January 2014

We will be performing system maintenance this coming Saturday, the 25th of January 2014, on the Moolah E-Commerce store servers, at 10pm US Eastern Standard Time. During this downtime we will be switching the store over to our new servers and performing updates of the Moolah application.

Although your Moolah stores will be available to customers, you will not be able to log into the Management panel. Otherwise, you should not notice any interuption of service.

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January Moolah Updates

Although we've been quiet during the past few weeks, it doesn't mean we haven't been busy. Well, yes there was the holidays, and then all that cold weather that hit New York, but we've been keeping warm improving Moolah's interface, underlyning code, and hosting service.

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Updating Moolah December 12th 2013

We'll be pushing an update to our main production store this evening. Although no down time is expected, you may see a slightly different store manager from before, as we've added some snazzy styling this past week, as well as other minor improvements thoughtout the system.

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Our New Site Design

Everyone once and a while one needs a fresh look, and over the past couple of weeks we've been working on sprucing up our own. The new template for Moolah E-Commerce uses the new Spectral design from Rocket Theme, one of the best template designers for Joomla and WordPress.

What do we like about the new design? The Spectral template is more inline with designs that you have seen this year, with clean blocks of content that are easier to recognize on smaller devices such as mobile phones. We were also looking to change the layout of the site, and the template offers many of these changes out-of-the-box.

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WordPress Website isn't Response ?

Designing your site isn't easy, and even the professionals have challenges. For example, the WordPress website doesn't correctly adjust correct when viewed on Android Kitkat (4.4).

In designing our own site, we use CSS Media Queries to adjust the layout for specific screen sizes. For example, the following CSS tells us that when our screensize is 480 pixels or less, the column width in our sitemap should be 50% of the total available width.

@media only screen and (max-width: 480px) {
    body div.site-map .site-map-block {
        width: 50%;
    }
}

You can apply similar styles to your Moolah store. First, create a CSS style file on your site. Then, from the Moolah Management Panel, select “Store” -> “Templates”, and edit the template for your site. In the “Advanced”, enter the URL of your style sheet.

There are many ways to use CSS to style your store. Let us know if you have any questions.

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Upcoming Changes to Templates

Of course the end of the year brings the usual holiday spirits, and we have a few presents on their way for delivery as well.

Over the past two weeks we've been looking at implementing a major improvement to the Moolah templating system. Moolah templates are used to customize the messages that your customer sees, either during the checkout process or in the email confirmations. Templates are available to all Moolah stores and configurable in the Store Manager.

About Moolah Templates

Checkout Instructions

You can use instructions to customize the messages that your customer sees during checkout. Moolah provides default messages for each stage of the checkout, but you can also supply your own. Please note that if you subscribed to Moolah before December, then you may not see the default messages - simply save the template and edit it again to see the default messages.

Email Confirmations

Moolah also lets you customize the messages sent to customers when an order is registered and submitted. These messages are then sent to the customer by e-mail, and typically detail the order that they have placed.

Using TWIG

Starting mid-December, you will be able to customize your messages using the new TWIG syntax. TWIG provides basic logic capabilities so that you can insert data and insert conditions within your template. More information about TWIG can be found at twig.sensiolabs.org/documentation.

Instead of the $variable->property syntax previously used by Moolah, TWIG uses a notation such as {{ variable.property }}.

Almost done. We are ready to process your order, {{ order.title }}.

Using TWIG, you now have the option to implement conditional logic, such as using an if stagement. This type of logic is useful if you wish to create a unique message for a new customer, for example.

Thank you for ordering from {{ store.title }} ({{ order.title }}). Your order is now {{ order.status }}.

{% if order.action == 'new' %}Thank you for trying our service.{% endif %}

We should point out that TWIG or any customization involving code may be difficult for those without experience working with HTML templates or web design. We recommend that you create and work with a new template before applying any changes to your default store template. That being said, if you have any questions, please let us know and we'll do our best to assist you.

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