2. Connect via Bridge Connector Module

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To connect to Cloud-based store, use ‘Bridge Connector Module’. Check installation instructions of Bridge Connector Module below.


After the module has been installed and configured in the Back-End office you can proceed with the Connection Wizard steps in Store Manager.

This section covers the following units:


Follow these steps to get the Bridge Connector installed in a few clicks:

Module Uploading and Installation: step-by-steps instruction

For 1.7.x versions of PrestaShop stores


1. Upload the package with Module installation by following this direct link:

2. Login to the Back-End office at your store. In the Dashboard find the Improve sector and open the Modules - > Modules $ Services form. Press 'Upload Module' option to start the installation process. 

Upload module option

3. Select previously downloaded from a link package for uploading:

Select file for uploading

4. You should get the message about its successful installation:

Module installed

5. Next step - is a configuration of Store Manager for PrestaShop Bridge Connector settings details and change default credentials for security reason. Click on the 'Configure' button (see an illustration above) to open the appropriate form:



Change default bridge connector


Do not forget to press 'Save' option at the bottom to keep your entries.


Save button


6. The bridge connector module is successfully installed in your back-office.


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See the following presentation with the steps of PrestaShop Store Manager Bridge Connector Module installation for the stores based on 1.7.x versions of PrestaShop.


Module Installation for 1.7.x ver. (GIF)


For 1.6.x versions of PrestaShop stores


1. Upload the archive with module installation by this link:


http://prestashopmanager.com/files/bridge_connector_module.zip


2. Log in to your Admin Panel and find the Modules and Services sector in the Back-End Dashboard. Press 'Add a new module' option:


Add a New Module button

3. Choose a file of .zip format which was previously saved at the computer and press 'Upload this module' button to start the process:

Choose and upload buttons (for 1.6.x) versions

4. The module is downloaded and need to be installed now. To perform this, press the button next to the module's sign:


Install module

5. The installation is completed. You will see the Configuration module's page with the default settings data which can be changed (modified) and saved.


Configuration Module page

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The following presentation shows dynamically how to perform the Module installation in the store (s) based on 1.6.x versions of Prestashop:


Module Installation for 1.6.x versions (GIF)




Connect the store with Store Manager via Bridge Connector module


To be able to connect with your store, also based on Cloud Prestashop platform, adhere to the following actions:


1. Open the Preferences of Store Manager -> Database Connection section. 


2. Check the 'Bridge Connector' selection from a list and specify your online store address, login and password ( use the same settings details, which are specified in the configuration area of Bridge


Connector module (see the previous paragraph).


'Test Connection' button helps verify the correctness of specified settings data and configure connection.


Connection Wizard for Cloud-Based Store


In case you should configure connection to your Store automatically - press 'Connection Wizard' button.

Connection wizard


1. Choose the appropriate action to proceed with the configuration:

Connect via Native PrestaShop module action


2. Specify the setting details on the next step :

Bridge Connector Settings

 
Use Bridge Connector Module's settings credentials to fill the appropriate fields and setup connection with your store. 

Please note, these data are the same as at your admin access details of module configuration page.

To verify the correctness of the specified settings details, press the test button. You should get the following message:

Bridge connector sucessfully


'Next' button leads to the final result step of configuration process.

finish step of Wizard


You can press 'Finish' to close the wizard and connect to your store now.


If you have additional questions concerning connection with the Cloud store via Store Manager, please contact us and we will gladly assist you!


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