Most of the time, PrestaShop merchants set up a site that is used as an online store where visitors come to the site specifically to browse and purchase products. There is also a small percentage of merchants out there that run a physical brick and mortar store. They may want to showcase their products online but not allow online purchases. In this case, they may still use PrestaShop in a Catalog mode. This means that all the products will display on the site but information such as price will not display. The shopping cart feature will also be disabled. Follow the guide below to learn how to place your PrestaShop 1.6 store in catalog mode.
How to enable catalog mode in PrestaShop 1.6
- Log into the PrestaShop 1.6 back office.
- Look to the left hand menu and click on the Preferences option.
- Next, click on the Products link.
This brings you to the Products Preferenes page. Look for the setting labeled Catalog Mode. It is set to No by default, meaning visitors have the ability to purchase on the site. Click the toggle switch to set it to Yes.
- Once set to Yes click on the Save save button in the lower right corner of the section to activate it.
Now that you have set the site to catalog mode, you can visit it to see that it looks the same except for the ability to purchase products. Below are a couple of screenshots demonstrating the differences between store mode and catalog mode.
|Store Mode||Catalog Mode|