fmPreferences - FTP Connection.
FTP connection is not required, you may skip it. FTP is used for images - downloading and uploading images for products, categories and Manufacturers. If there is no valid FTP connection specified, you will not be able to view images and upload them to your server.
See an example of properly configured FTP below:
Default FTP Directories:
Every FTP user has home directory - some directory on the server where the user is connected to by default. Depending on specific configuration or FTP account settings it may be different from one server to another. After server address, user name and password specified you may just browse your FTP and select which directory is used to store images. If you want to type path manually start from user home directory as it shown above.
Now let's see some product image:
With the settings specified on these screenshots, FTP image path will be combined as:
ftp://<ftp server address>/<ftp images directory>/<ftp product images subdirectory>/<product image name>
Note, that this is FTP link, but not HTTP. FTP link may not be opened in a browser, but it is may be used in Store Manager to download the image and show it in the preview.
There are two buttons to edit image. This one is used to browse contents of your local folders and select an image. When you press OK button on product edit form it will be uploaded to "Images directory" on FTP. When local image is selected this field will display local image path like shown in the example - C:\My Images\some_image.jpg. But right after upload local image path will be replaced with image name some_image.jpg.
This is just another FTP directory, which is used to store downloadable products. Let's say, your store sells electronic brochures, programs or some other things which may be downloaded right after purchase. All mentioned above for images can be applied to downloadable products.
Note: FTP account (settings - login/password) used for images and downloadable Product management must have rights to read/write the appropriate directories, otherwise FTP feature may not work properly.
Click "Test Connect" button to verify whether all the settings you have specified are correct. You should see "Connection Successful" message. Press OK to save settings and begin working.
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