Support - Restrict Catalog by Customer Group 2

How to use Restrict Catalog by Customer Group 2

Navigate to Catalog > Restrict Catalog in the OpenCart admin area.


Set the global options

  • Allow search bots to access all content – the extension restricts content based on customer group and when a search engine spider/bot crawls your site it will do so as a default customer. This means that any page that is restricted from a default user will also be hidden from a search engine and will not be indexed. This may be desired or it may not be, this settings allows you to decide which is best for your site. Note that this setting only applies to content restricted by this extension. Also note that it is possible for someone to fake that they are a search engine, therefore it is not recommend to enable this setting if you have any sensitive material on restricted pages
  • Globally restrict all products of a restricted category - if you enable this setting then by restricting a category you are also restricting any product that is linked to that category
  • Globally restrict all products of a restricted manufacturer - if you enable this setting then by restricting a manufacturer you are also restricting any product that is linked to that manufacturer


Catalog Type

  • Click edit for the category type that you would like to restrict
  • You will then see tabs for each customer group for your store, and each tab will contain a list of the catalog types you have chosen.
  • The pagination of catalog types is based on the system setting “Default Items Per Page (Admin):”
  • Select the catalog types that you would like to restrict for each customer group and then save the selection
  • If you wish to save and continue editing the options then click Save and Continue


Products

  • There is a filter system for increased usability
  • It uses auto complete system for the product name and model
  • You can also chose to display the results using either the product name or the model, product name is default


Checkout and Price

  • Set a value for the minimum order total that you require for each customer group
  • Leave the value at zero if you do not wish to restrict the checkout
  • Chose a minus value if you wish to completely restrict the checkout from that customer group
  • If you restrict the price then the checkout will automatically be restricted as well, a customer cannot checkout without prices. This is based on the functionality of the system setting “Login Display Prices”


Export /Import CSV

  • If you have a large number of entries for a catalog type then you can use the CSV to make things easier
  • Click edit for the category type that you would like to restrict
  • Click Export CSV
  • Only modify the status column of the CSV, changing the values to either restricted or unrestricted
  • Click Import CSV and chose the previously modified CSV