Populating carousels by rule

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Populating carousels by rule

In this feature, you can: 

  • Populate carousels by rule

To populate carousels by rule, do the following: 

  1. Login to your WebStore Manager.
  2. Go to Design & Content > Carousel Builder.
  3. Select or create a new carousel.
  4. Select populated by rule.

Populating by rule

  • Assemble a set of rules which the platform runs against your store. 
  • The carousel is then populated with the products that these rules select.
  • This carousel has access to all the products in your store.
  • Each rule is a way of restricting the products the carousel can see.
  • The more rules you add, the less products the carousel can select from.

Creating a rule

  • Select a field that you want to use to restrict by. (E.g., If you want products from a department you would select the Item department from the menu named Field.)
  • Choose your Operator.
  • Then select the Value.

Note: If you are creating a rule based on a department, category, theme or brand, the relevant values will populate the Value input on the left.

  •  Click Add.

Sort Order of Displayed Products

  •  Select various fields to sort your products by. 
  • Select the field you wish to sort your carousel by from the Sort-by Field menu.
  • Select the order that your products will be displayed in.

Number of Products Displayed

  • The Limit menu allows you to select how many products are in your carousel. 
  • We limit this number to ensure your store stays responsive.

Special Values in Certain Fields

  • Certain Fields contains magic values (E.g., From this department, From this category, From this theme and From this brand). 

To learn more about special values in certain fields, visit: Special values in rule-based carousels.

Adding too many rules to a carousel

  • Adding too many rules will narrow the number of products that appear on a carousel quite fast.

Note: When the rules that populate a carousel don’t return any products, no carousel is rendered.

Products selected by the rules

  • On the right-hand side of the interface is a box that will populate with the products that the current rule set will return. 
  • When you add or delete rules, click the Update to make this list update.

Contact Us

If you have any problems with this feature, contact our support team by opening a ticket.