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What Do I Do First?

1) Edit the Store

Go to Components->MyMuse Simple->Store

If you enter a description it can be pointed to with a menu of type MyMuse->MyMuse Store Layout
That view can also show any products labeled as featured, in a blog type layout.

You will want to edit the Contact Info.
You will want to upload your own logo and point to it in the Small Logo field.

Check and edit any Store Parameters you want to change.

Decide what kind of registration you want: Joomla, Full, No Registration, Full and Guest or perhaps yours is handled by another Component.

Optional: Add sample data. If you did not do this at install time, just go to the main MyMuse Simple menu, also called 'Quick Start'. There will be a link to 'Install Sample data'.

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2) Edit Plugins

Go to Components->MyMuse Simple->Mymuse Plugins

  • - Choose the payment processors you want to be be live and enable them. You must also open them up and enter your personal data, for example your PayPal email for the PayPal plugin.
  • - Choose the Preview Player you want for MP3's and Videos. 
    Or write your own plugins :)

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3) Edit User Plugins

Go to Components->MyMuse Simple->User Plugins

  • - Choose the user plugins you want to be be live and enable them..
  • - For Full Registration you want to enable User - MyMuse Profile.
  • - For No Registration you want to eneable User - MyMuse No Registration Profile.

Open the plugins to see what fields you want shown and required. You can also use the standard Joomla profile or write your own. Make sure you go back to the store parameters and enter the name of the profile plugin file under "Store Options". You should also select Registration Type: Full.

If you do not want to create users, you can choose Registration Type: No Registration. Go to the Plugins->User and eneable User - MyMuse No Registration" plugin. Open this plugin and choose what fields you want to capture. They will be saved in the "Notes" field of the order.

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4) Set MyMuse Simple Options

Go to Components->MyMuse Simple Choose "Options" at the top right.

On the main MyMuse screen there is an icon for "Options" on the top right. It is similar to the Joomla Article Options with the addition of product options. There are too many options :) but we hope the defaults are a good starting place.

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5) Make Categories

Go to Components->MyMuse Simple->Categories

These can be the names of Artists or Genres or just MyMusic. I like to make a top level called MyMuse and two sub-categories called Artists and Genres.
If you are a solo artist just make one category with your name, or the name of your group.
You can assign products to an Artist and another Category.

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6) Make Products

Go to Components->MyMuse Simple->Products

Products are there to hold the description and the tracks.
Add your tracks (downloadable) after saving the product.

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7) Make Menus.

  1. One or more menus that point to your Store and products. This could be a Store, Category or Product type menu.
  2. A menu that points to the Shopping Cart.
  3. Optional: A User Menu item that points to User Profile Edit Layout, if you are using Joomla or Full Registration.
  4. Optional: A MyMuse Item menu that points to  List My Orders, if you are using Joomla or Full Registration.

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