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CMS extensions

With ThemeWare® 0.5.0 we have released our major CMS update and with it our first ThemeWare® CMS extensions. All CMS extensions were selected and developed with a focus on sales promotion and customisability. The many layout options speak for themselves.
We have put an huge amount of passion into every single CMS extension and are really proud of them. We are therefore particularly pleased about the positive feedback. Thank you very much!
From a technical point of view, there are unfortunately a few technical limitations on the part of Shopware at the moment, but Shopware is already working on fundamental improvements - also with regard to the possibility of being able to provide CMS extensions in the Shopware 6 Cloud.
As soon as it is possible, we will revise all CMS extensions and make them available in the cloud edition as well. Unfortunately, we cannot say when this will be the case at the moment.
We continue to work continuously on new CMS extensions and on improvements to existing CMS extensions. So you can look forward to much more.
Tip: If you have further ideas or wishes for existing or new blocks, please send us your suggestions for improvement via our Service Portal.

ThemeWare® CMS extensions

Usually, a CMS extension is made of a CMS block and a CMS element.
A CMS block provides the container for CMS elements. CMS blocks have one or more slots. A CMS element is placed in each slot.
CMS block
CMS element
Replace element
You can place almost any CMS element in most CMS blocks. An example of this is the ThemeWare® grid and column blocks.
However, there are also CMS blocks in which the CMS element cannot be exchanged (e.g. the ThemeWare® "Subcategory navigation") and CMS elements that only work in a particular CMS blocks (e.g. the ThemeWare® "Hero slider" elements).
In addition to universal CMS blocks, there are also universal CMS elements. These work in almost all CMS elements (e.g. the ThemeWare® "Teaser" elements).
As a CMS element does not have to belong to a CMS block and vice versa, we generally speak of "CMS extensions". And the nice thing about the ThemeWare® CMS extensions is that you don't need any other plug-ins or apps! You get everything directly with your ThemeWare® theme.
Note: Due to technical limitations in the Shopware app system, most CMS extensions are currently only available in the Pro Edition.

Multilingual

If you want to configure an alternative language in a CMS element, as usual in Shopware 6 you can simply change the language at the top right in the editor of the corresponding Shopping Experience.
Shopping Experience: Switch language
Note: This article is work in progress.

Installation/Updates/Deinstallation

Stand: Shopware 6.4.x

Installation

  • Die CMS-Blöcke bzw. CMS-Element erhältst du mit entsprechenden ThemeWare®-Updates. Es gibt keine spezielle Update-/Installationsroutine in ThemeWare® – Shopware 6 regelt dies automatisch.
  • Sollten die CMS-Blöcke bzw. CMS-Elemente nicht im Erlebniswelt-Editor erscheinen, leere bitte einmal den Shopware- sowie die Browser-Cache vollständig. Hilft dies nicht, deaktiviere (nicht deinstallieren!) ThemeWare® einmal und aktiviere es danach wieder.
  • Grundsätzlich werden die CMS-Blöcke bzw. CMS-Elemente beim Aktivieren von Themes hinzugefügt bzw. werden beim Deaktivieren wieder aus der Administration entfernt.

Updates

  • Bei Theme-Updates aktualisieren sich die CMS-Blöcke bzw. CMS-Elemente ggf. automatisch.

Deaktivieren

  • Das Deaktivieren von Themes entfernt lediglich die CMS-Blöcke bzw. CMS-Elemente aus der Erlebniswelt, aber nicht aus der Datenbank.

Deinstallation

  • Die Deinstallation von Themes löscht derzeit keine Daten von CMS-Blöcken bzw. CMS-Elementen aus der Datenbank. Auch die Option "Alle App-Daten endgültig entfernen" hat derzeit keinen Einfluss.
  • Wichtig: CMS-Blöcke bzw. CMS-Elemente sollten vor dem "Deaktivieren" von ThemeWare® aus allen CMS-Seiten entfernt werden damit sie nicht "leer" in der Storefront dargestellt werden!
Hinweis: Nutzt du mehr als ein ThemeWare®-Theme in deinem Shop, gibt es jeden CMS-Block bzw. jedes CMS-Element nur einmal in der Administration auch wenn diese mehrfach angezeigt werden. Die Blöcke bzw. Elemente funktionieren dann solange, bis du das letzte ThemeWare®-Theme deaktivierst.

Further information

Further information and basics about "Shopware 6 Shopping Experiences" can be found in the ThemeWare® Knowledge Base:
Shopping Experiences
ThemeWare® Knowledge Base
ThemeWare® Knowledge Base => Shopping Experiences