By adding social networking buttons to your online store you will definitely boost your store's performance by gaining:
- More traffic
- Easy sharing
- Better rankings
- Extended reach
To add the social networking buttons to your X-Cart based store, you can take advantage of the Socialize module, included in the latest version of X-Cart.
To be able to successfully install and use the Facebook Tab module, you must have a working copy of X-Cart version 4.1.0 through 4.4.x, Gold or Pro editions, already installed on your server.
To enable the Socialize module:
1. Log in to the admin area of your X-Cart based store.
2. Select the Modules item on the Settings menu.
3. Select the Socialize module by clicking on the check box by the module name and then click the Apply changes button that appears.
4. Click on the Configure link by the Socialize module record.
5. On the Socialize page that appears, adjust the settings as necessary and then click the Apply changes button.
Here is the list of options you can customize.
- "Like" button - adds the Like button to your product details pages.
- "Send" button - adds the Send button to your product details pages.
- Facebook user ID - enter to be able to track the "Likes" statistics using Facebook Insights. For more information, please refer to Facebook Help Center.
- Facebook fan page URL - the address for the "Find us in Facebook" link.
- Use the "Facebook comments" block instead of default X-Cart "Customer Reviews" functionality.
The Customer Reviews module should be enabled in this case. — replaces the content of the "Customer feedback" tab on the product details page.
- "Tweet" button - adds the Tweet button to your product details pages.
- Twitter user name - name for the "Follow us on Twitter" link.
- Google "+1" button - adds the +1 button to your product details pages.
- Show social buttons on the plain products list - toggles the social buttons on the plain product list.
- Show social buttons on the matrix products list - toggles the social buttons on the matrix products list.
There are no tricks here; once the module is properly configured, you can just start "Liking" and sharing your product pages over the social networks and check the statistics.