ZPR Zeumic Products Database

By March 25, 2017April 19th, 2018Help


Please see: https://wordpress.org/plugins/zpr-zeumic-products-database/

Downloading ZPR Zeumic Products Database

For an automatic download of ZPR Zeumic Products Database, log in to your WordPress and select the Plugins Menu. In the search bar, insert “ZPR Zeumic Products Database”, select the plugin and click “Install Now”. Post installation, click “Activate”.

Integration with ZWM

When used alongside ZWM Zeumic Work Management extra functionality is added.

1st column is added that allows the user to easily add a product to any active order. Handy to quickly update orders.

2nd column allows editing ZWM’s own field on products called ‘SKU Link’. SKU Link is used to link the product to something, such as, a Google Document or Google Spreadsheet / Microsoft Document or Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. The products associated procedure or ‘how to’ for making, setting up, configuring, or preparing the product.

Using ZPR

Displaying ZPR on a page

To conveniently view and edit the ZPR Zeumic Products Database table, you can create a new webpage for your domain and add the shortcode [“zpr_list”] to it. (Do not use inverted commas when adding the shortocde)

Adding fields to ZPR

There are several options for fields that you can add to ZPR as to what attributes you would want with the product. You can see these in the Fields section under Dashboard > ZPR. There will be several fields that will appear in your ZPR by default. These default fields will appear with as checked in the box alongside their name in the ZPR Fields section. Depending on the details you want to add to your products, you can uncheck the default fields or even add more fields as desired. In the Fields section, the Width input represents the width of the column for that particular field when displaying alongside the other fields in the ZPR interface. The field columns will then display in the ZPR interface in proportion to their width inputs. The width cannot be changed.

Creating new products using ZPR

  1. The information needs to be added to the fields as explained below:-
    • Product ID – One cannot input this manually, it gets automatically generated after the creation of the product.
    • Title – This is a mandatory field for creating the product.
    • Slug – You can input the slug you would like to have. Alternatively, ZPR will automatically generate a slug, post the creation of the product.
    • Status – There are various options available here – you can set the Status as “Template”, “Private”, “Published”, “Draft” and “Pending Review”.

Alternatively, if no status is selected, ZPR will automatically set the status as “Published” once the product has been added.

Scroll down to read the benefits offered by the Template option and How to create and use a Template.

    • Also, it is advised to always add a Long Description to your products when creating them with ZPR. Short Description may or may not be added.

This is because adding all the description to the Short Description field might work conveniently in WooCommerce products, but when using ZPR, if the whole Description is added to the Short Description field, there will appear a “Product Description” tab next to the “Reviews”, which will not have any content in it. On the other hand, if you add everything to the Long Description, this tab won’t appear blank. Also, the Short Description section will not be visible.

The following fields are all optional:-

    • Categories – Clicking on the “Manage” option opens up the Product Categories page as it would appear in the WordPress Backend. From here, you can directly ad, edit and delete your product categories and sub-categories.
    • SKU
    • SKU Link
    • Regular Price
    • Sale Price
    • Short Description
    • Long Description
    • Meta Description
    • Product Image
    • Product Gallery
    • Tags
    • Worksheet Link (if working with ZWM – Zeumic Work Management plugin)
    • Custom Fields
    • Reviews (Ratings with comments)
    • Templates
  1. After inputting the information in the fields, click on the Green plus (+) sign to add the product. Clicking on the link in the slug field or the title of the product, will open the page of the product in a new Tab.
  2. After adding a product, it can be deleted in ZPR by clicking on the Bin icon on the right side of the product.

Adding Products to Orders

  1. Under the ‘add to order’ column of the table, use the drop down to select an order.
  2. Find the product you want to add to the order.
  3. Clcik ‘Add’ in the ‘add to order’ column.

Product Templates are a very useful feature of ZPR. When you have several products with same or similar attributes and information, you can create a template with such attributes and information and then use that template to populate all such similar products.

The information (short description, long description, images,or any other fields) that will stay the same across all the products, can be added to the top section of the template. The information that will vary across the products needs to be added in the custom fields section. It is important to note here that ZPR templates do not allowing adding of shortcodes for the Product Title. Also, product categories, product reviews and meta description do not flow directly from the template to the product. Thus, these 4 fields have to be inputted manually in every product as ZPR does not support templating of these fields.

Let’s take an example – say you have one service that you provide in several locations and you want to showcase this service as separate products in your catalog. In this case, you can create a template of such service, wherein location and the location-dependent fields are added to the Custom Fields Section. The rest of the attributes (the fixed attributes) can be directly added to the top section of the template.

Let us first learn more about adding custom fields and using them.

How to add Custom Fields and use them

  1. To add a custom field, head over to the plus signs (+) that you see below “Custom Fields”. If you want to add a custom field that would affect the Short Description and the Long Description of the product, then you need to click on the ‘+’ sign that is below the Short Description or the Long Description fixed field in the top section.
  2. A new box will open, wherein you need to set a title for the custom field. In the above example, one such custom field would be named “Location”, which would then impact the Short Description and the Long Description of the product.
  3. Other fields of the product like the Short Description or the Long Description which are also dependent on the Location custom field need to be added as custom fields too.
  4. Next you need to add the HTML text to the fields.
  5. The HTML text for these fields will change in places, where the location is to appear. For example, your short description for the product involves the mention of a location in a particular sentence, so we need to input the code {Location} where the text inside the Location custom field is to appear in the Short Description field. (To enable easy editing, you can click on the button “Edit in WYSIWYG” or “Edit in new Tab”.)
  6. After this you need to link the fixed field of Short Description to the custom field of Short Description. For this, navigate to the Short Description fixed field and add the following code to it: [“zpr”]{Short Description}[“/zpr”], where {Short Description} represents the Short Description custom field. (Do not use inverted commas in the opening and closing zpr tags)

You will need to set the Status as “Template”.  After saving the Template, if you make any changes in it and you wish to save them, click on the green tick that will appear instead of the plus sign now. On the contrary, any undesired changes made can be unsaved by clicking on the red ‘X’ sign. This applies to making changes to a product as well.

Also, in case you want to add another custom field to a template, you can do so as explained above. If that template has already been used in a product, then that product will automatically pick up the new custom field that has been added.

Do note that the name of every custom field that you add, must be unique. To edit the name of an already existing, just click on the field and it will open the Title Box again.

Adding Templates to Products

To start creating your products using this template, you need to create a new product wherein you add this template in it. To add the template to the product, head over to the Template field and select the template from the dropdown. You will then notice that all the attributes of the template have automatically been added to the product and you will only need to add the location in the “Location” field.

Also, it is important to note, that when adding a template to a product, the template fields with text in them cannot be edited in the product directly, nor can these fields be deleted. These template fields get frozen. In the image above, the custom fields with text (Short Description and Long Description) cannot be edited or deleted. The blank fields that come with the template (in this case, Location, Domain Name and Location 1) cannot be deleted too.

In case, you have already made a template, the fields of which can be useful for a different template of a new product, then you can add the old template to the new template that you are creating (for the new product). This adding of template to another template is done in the same way as one adds a template to a product.

Multi-Templating (Using several templates in a product)

  1. ZPR now supports multiple templates per product.
  2. They can be reordered by drag-and-drop. Template ordering represents priority. If two templates share a custom field name, then the higher-priority template will be used for that custom field. (If you design your templates well, this shouldn’t happen anyway.)
  3. Similarly, if you use {@template:description}, the description of the highest-priority template with a description set will be used.
  4. Otherwise, it should be self-explanatory.
  5. If two templates assigned to a product have the same custom field name, or you need to access a core field like “description”, you can do so by referencing the second template’s ID directly: e.g. {@1353:description} rather than {@template:description}.


Rating ZPR

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Pro version

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Speed and Optimization

For getting the best results from the system, we recommend a cloud hosting package through our exclusive partner WebEngin. These offer much faster database speeds compared to traditional cPanel hosting.



ZPR Zeumic Products Database is a fantastic system, and regular backups are essential to prevent losing your data in the event of disaster.
We recommend Zeumic’s automatic backup setup, which will automatically back up your WordPress installation, including ZPR Zeumic Products Database, without you having to worry about it.


Setup, Configuration, and Customization

If you need assistance setting up, configuring or customizing ZPR Zeumic Products Database, please contact Zeumic. We can offer assistance, or set the system up for you.

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