Catalog Pre-Moderator User Guide

Introduction

Catalog Pre-Moderator module enables categories and products pre-moderation. It's useful if a primary administrator doesn't want to allow secondary administrators to modify catalog directly. The module permits a secondary administrator to create products and categories change requests instead. If a change request is approved then it comes published. Or, change request can be rejected with an exact reason provided and sent for revision.

The main module advantage is that an old product / category version stays online untill new changes are approved.

Features

  1. Product change requests
  2. Category change requests
  3. Supports all built-in product types and attributes

Category Change Requests

Tap Catalog → Category Change Requests.

The list of category change requests can be managed here.

Click Add Change Request button to create a new category change request.

The initial change request status is Draft. You should select Action to move to the next steps. There are 3 options available: Add Category, Edit Category, Delete Category. Let's inspect each case separately.

Adding Category

  1. Select Add Category option for Action field.
  2. Fill in the category form that is similar to the standard one. Note, you should select Parent Category field additionally.
  3. Click Save as Draft button to save change request as draft or click Save for Review button to submit change request for review.

Editing Category

  1. Select Edit Category option for Action field.
  2. Select Category field.
  3. Fill in the category form.
  4. Click Save as Draft or Save for Review button to save the change request.

Deleting Category

  1. Select Delete Category option for Action field.
  2. Select Category field.
  3. Click Save as Draft or Save for Review button to save the change request.

The change request that is submitted for review can't be modified anymore and should be reviewed by a user who is granted to edit categories.

Reviewing Category

  1. On Category Change Requests page click Edit action for the change request that you want to review. Note, the change request status must be Review.
  2. Check category data entered within the change request and adjust some fields if needed.
  3. Tap Save and Accept button to approve the change request and to take it into effect.
  4. Or, tap Reject button to reject the change request.
  5. If Reject button is clicked then reject reason can be entered in Status Comment field. The reason will be visible for the person who created the request. Later, change request can be recreated with corrections applied.

Product Change Requests

Product change requests managing process is absolutely identical to category change requests managing.

Tap Catalog → Product Change Requests.

The list of product change requests can be managed here.

Click Add Change Request button to create a new product change request.

Select Action field. There are 3 options available for Action field: Add Product, Edit Product, Delete Product. Let's walk by each case separately.

Adding Product

  1. Select Add Product option for Action field.
  2. Select Product Type to create.
  3. Fill in the product form that is similar to the standard product form.
  4. Click Save as Draft button to save change request as draft or click Save for Review button to submit change request for review.

Editing Product

  1. Select Edit Product option for Action field.
  2. Select a product among products available for a vendor previously selected.
  3. Fill in the product form.
  4. Click Save as Draft or Save for Review button to save the change request.

Deleting Product

  1. Select Delete Product option for Action field.
  2. Select a product.
  3. Click Save as Draft or Save for Review button to save the change request.

The change request that is submitted for review can't be modified anymore and should be reviewed by a user who is granted to edit products.

Reviewing Product

  1. On Product Change Requests page click Edit action for the change request that you want to review. Note, the change request status must be Review.
  2. Check product data entered within the change request and adjust some fields if needed.
  3. Tap Save and Accept button to approve the change request and to take it into effect.
  4. Or, tap Reject button to reject the change request.
  5. If Reject button is clicked then reject reason can be entered in Status Comment field. The reason will be visible after Status field. Later, change request can be recreated with corrections applied.