At the Marketplace the login for 'My Account' is kind of hidden as it doesn't display at frontpage etc., t.ex. when following the link from this site it's missing ( at http://arastta.pro ). We have to click something else before it displays ( at http://extensions.arastta.pro ), and it's kind of annoying, specially for a new user I believe.
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Accepted AnswerAdminEnes ErtuğrulOfflineHi Rune,
Thank you for the suggestion. From the UX point of view you are right. But as you know all subdomains (extensions, themes, translations...) and our home page (arastta.pro) are different stores.
So when a user/vendor logged-in he/she only can act in that particular store with his/her account.
Once we had login link on the homepage before and one of our developers logged-in the home page (arastta.pro/) and added his products on that store but his products were not displayed because our home page is not a store actually. So we removed the link to prevent confusions and we only have login links for actual store pages (subdomains).
There are 2 solutions as far as I can see:
1- We need to choose a default store (extensions or themes...) and we can put that store's login link on the homepage
2- We need to find out a way to unify all logins between stores via cookies etc
The first solution is easy but it may still confuse users.
Accepted AnswerRune RasmussenOfflineHm ... tricky indeed, but what if you just make Marketplace in top here link to the extensions, where the "frontpage" is redesigned in some way ( possibly using a compressed version from the one at http://arastta.pro/ leaving space for featured etc. ), and then let end users and sellers chose from there instead? I'm not sure why http://arastta.pro/ is needed at all?
I guess most will go to the extensions as a user anyway, and the sellers is probably those easiest to educate (hopefully, at least ).
Btw! Is it separate installs or multistore being used?
Accepted AnswerAdminEnes ErtuğrulOfflineWe use multistore function for stores.
By the way as you mentioned we want to redesign frontpage (arastta.pro) with more functionality. So there will be featured and latest items on the home page from different categories (extensions, themes, hosting...).
So users can have a quick overview from the frontpage.