Advanced and Esoteric Features

This section describes some features you'd be well to at least skim over, and others to which you may never need expose your precious little mind.

Design tips is one of the useful pages, giving you a few insights into successful use of Hazel to design your catalog.

Hazel's themes are very useful for the catalog designer who likes to do a lot of tweaking. With this feature, you can set up separate virtual catalogs ("themes"), each with its own templates, loops, rules, products, options, and so forth. It's a great way to test out a new layout without provoking the wrath of your client and his jumpy zombie shoppers!

While Hazel does not provide a direct link to the secret computers of the international banking cartel, she can offer you a simple way to display helpful advisory rates of exchange for various currencies.

Hazel's basic catalog setup includes a handful of payment methods: standard credit card acceptance, COD orders, "call me" telephone orders, and an order printout. You have the power to add any number of other payment methods, just by adding a new HTML page.

The coupons Hazel can offer are actually more like gift cards for your customers. By adding a file with a specific alphanumeric code and editing its contents, you can give depletable lines of credit to solicited customers, friends, business partners, accountants, and so forth.


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