Here's a simple toolbar button to help speed up the editing of products in concrete'5 eCommerce add-on.

We regularly use concrete5's eCommerce add-on to develop all kinds of responsive online shops. We feel it's an underrated eCommerce platform and we find that we're able to heavily customise it and extend it for our projects - we love it.

For a shop manager it does however, depart from the 'concrete5' way of editing the CMS is so famous for, which is the ability to simply navigate around a site and make changes directly from the 'front end'. Instead, to edit eCommerce products the shop administrator must visit a section of the Dashboard, where they search for and finally edit a product using a form. Finding the product this way isn't hard, but it does take a few clicks and you have to remember which product you were just looking at (remember that some shops have products that can be very similar), so it can be a little disorientating.

So we applied the same kind of thinking we previously did to using the Composer, where we developed a simple 'Edit in Composer' button for concrete5's toolbar; we developed a package that simply adds on product pages a 'Manage Product' button to the toolbar, which directly takes you to the product overview screen in the Dashboard for that product.


Editing a product in two clicks

Download the package

This package can be downloaded from github and used freely. Simply download the zip, unzip to your package folder, rename the folder to remove the -master from the folder name and install as normal.