How do manual recommendations work?
Although the core of the Frequently Bought Together app are automatic recommendations, you can also use the app to configure recommendations manually.
This can be convenient if you don't have a good sales history yet or if you want to fine-tune the recommendations for some particular product.
Manual recommendations are configured on a product by product basis.
You will find a link to access the manual recommendation zone in the app preferences page:
There you can add, remove and sort the manual recommendations for each product using a visual interface:
Manual recommendations are always displayed first. After them the automatic, global and random recommendations will be shown, in that order.
This is the initial page you will see the first time you access the module:
Click on the Select Product button to select the product to add recommendations. Then, check the radio button on the left side and click on the Select Product button in purple.
Then you will be redirected to the recommendations. As expected, there isn't any recommendation for the selected product so let's start adding recommendations.
Click on the Select recommendation button:
and check all products you want to show as recommendations. Finally, click on the Select products button :
You will see the product on the left and its recommendations on the right, like in the screenshot below.
Repeat the process for each product you want to add manual recommendations.
Note that the screenshots show products from our demo site. These manual recommendations will appear first as stated in the description: