Feature Pack 7 or later

Developing Commerce Composer assets

Enrich the capabilities of the Commerce Composer tool by developing your own widgets and templates, and extending other features and functions to suit your business needs.

For general information about the capabilities and benefits of the Commerce Composer tool, see Commerce Composer overview.

Commerce Composer business flow and customization points

The following diagram illustrates the flow between Management Center and store preview when a business user creates a layout for a page:
Commerce Composer business flow diagram

The steps in the diagram are explained here:

  • 1 The business user logs on to Management Center and opens the Commerce Composer tool.
  • 2 The business user chooses an existing store page that requires a new layout, or creates a new store page in Commerce Composer.
  • 3 The business user chooses a layout template to use as a starting point for the new layout.

    Customization point: You can create layout templates that suit your store design and make the templates available to business users in the Commerce Composer tool.

  • 4 The business user assigns the layout to the page, adds widgets to the numbered slots in the layout template, and defines the properties and content of each widget.

    Customization point: You can create and register new widgets so that they are available to business users in the Commerce Composer tool. You can also register widgets from third-party vendors, if the widgets are developed to be compatible with the Commerce Composer tool.

  • 5 The business user launches store preview to see the layout and assess the results.

    Customization point: You can add support for the click-to-edit function in store preview to help business users move more efficiently from store preview back to Management Center.

  • 6 The business user returns to the Commerce Composer tool to make refinements to the layout before you preview the layout again.