Storefront Toolkit

The tools in the Storefront Toolkit are intended to help developers and merchants interact directly with their storefront. To see the Storefront Toolkit, either click Toolkit Beta at the top of the page or enable it as a site preference by selecting site > Merchant Tools > SitePreferences > Storefront Toolkit. You can set the Storefront Toolkit to open code in UX Studio. Use the site preference if you want to use a legacy version of UX Studio to open code in.

Note: It isn't possible to enable the Storefront Toolkit on production. You must set the preference to enable the toolkit separately on each instance. As of 14.8, replicating site preferences doesn't affect whether the Storefront Toolkit is enabled for an instance.

Click the toolkit icon in the upper left corner of the storefront to see the tools available in the toolkit. If you are using the Toolkit Beta, the tools are in the upper right corner of the storefront.

Note: The icons in the table below correspond to the icons in the regular toolkit. The icons for the Toolkit Beta vary slightly in appearance.

The toolkit includes:

Storefront Icon Menu Items Description
(no icon) Content Information When this tool is selected, mousing over a storefront page component causes the Content Information window to show links to the product, content asset, or content slot associated with the page component. Click the link to open the content for editing in Business Manager.
(no icon) Page Information When this tool is selected, mousing over a storefront component causes the Show Page Information window to show links to templates and controllers or pipelines associated with the object. Click the link to open the template or pipeline in UX Studio. This is most useful for application development.
(cached), (uncached) Cache Information The icons indicate cached and uncached page components in real time on your instance. Hover over an icon to see additional information about caching. This is most useful when developing storefront templates.
(page result)(result) Search Information Hover over the icon to see sorting rule and search scoring information for a particular search result. If your site isn't based on the SiteGenesis application, you must implement some new tags to use this tool. For more information. See Implementing the Search Information Tool.
(no icon) Request Log The Request Log window shows the last request to the server from the storefront. Requests that are made to the server while this window is open are also shown in the window.
(no icon) Site Preview

The Site Preview window enables you to temporarily set a date and time for the storefront and view the storefront as it will appear at that date and time. This is most useful when testing content slots and other time-dependent template features.

You can specify a customer group or source code and see how the storefront looks when logged in as a customer of the group or a customer using the source code.

You can also use the Site Preview tool to preview an A/B test on a storefront by entering the A/B test and A/B test segment values. When an A/B test Segment is being previewed, the promotions, discounts, slots and sorting rules related to that A/B test segment will be enabled, regardless of the time for which the A/B test is scheduled. See Previewing an A/B Test.

Note: It isn't possible to select both the Page Information and Content Information tool at the same time. If you are switching between them, you might need to periodically deselect all tools and refresh your page.
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