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How can I add products to the catalog?

You need two main elements for the catalog product content: text and images. While you can design simple small catalogs without creating products, we recommend to build your own product database for more complex catalogs. Catalog Machine helps you to easily  manage your product information and use your products in catalogs.

There is a significant advantage of having separate product databasebetter management of product information (search, updates, import / export, mass-edit) and ability to reuse entered product content in different places and catalogs. Another benefit: on any product content update, the related product text and images in the catalog are updated automatically.

However, you can do fine without creating products if you have small or non-product catalogs (by just directly creating pages from static text and images). Certainly, you can combine both methods together – mix product and static text and images.

To add products to you catalog follow the steps below.

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How do I use Catalog Maker tool?

Catalog Maker is a build tool for fast and easy creation of a product catalog with predefined page layouts.

We recommend to watch Catalog Maker video tutorial.

Alternatively you can use other build modes:

You can constantly switch between between these tools for editing the same catalog.

Here is a short example of Catalog Maker usage:

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To use Catalog Maker follow the steps below.

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How can I use a predefined layout for my catalog page? + video tutorial

Catalog Machine provides several common layouts in addition to ability to create your own or import shared layouts from other users. Each layout is an arrangement of various elements to quickly build a catalog page.

Read first: How can templates and layouts help in making my catalog?

By adding a layout, you add placeholders for several page elements in one click. Once layout is added, you can drag and drop a product or an image to the placeholder and it will be converted into the text or image element linked to the product.

To add and use a predefined layout to your catalog page follow the steps below.

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