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The user-friendly business application Odoo ERP includes a multi-purpose open-source website building module that handles all the operations related to a website and helps to integrate the retail operations of the company with Odoo. The Odoo website module is highly recommended for business entrepreneurs who need a website for their business. The multi-purpose functionality helps you to manage your company data, as an e-commerce site, HR recruitment portal, customer portal, job portal, and many more. Moreover, the module allows you to manage from both the front end and back end, and the changes marked on either side are automatically discovered in the other.

The main features of the Odoo website module are given below.:

  • The intuitive system allows you to create and design your website with more features and functionalities.
  • It is possible to translate your website into multiple languages with ease.
  • You can design your custom themes in a professional way.
  • The building block system will allow you to design your website on your own. You can create your website from scratch by dragging and dropping the default building blocks available.
  • You can edit the content of your website directly from the front end.
  • Create, edit and update text content in the same way as in word processing.
  • Keyword suggestions and meta tag tools will improve your website’s ranking on search engines and increase traffic.
  • The link tracking and multi-website option available.
  • Analyze the leads by google analytics.
  • Live chat facility with a pop-up chat window.
  • Possible to share the website through social media.
  • Design Odoo templates with ease.
  • Create the website layout from the best one displayed.
  • The themes can be changed effortlessly.

So far we were discussing the features of the Odoo website module and now let us discuss how to manage multi-websites in the platform.

First of all, you should install the module from the Odoo application.

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Managing Multi-websites

The Odoo website module allows you to manage more than one website at a time. We all know that hosting and maintaining more than one website is a tough task and a very time-consuming process. But with the help of the Odoo Website module, you can easily manage multiple websites for your needs. The various advanced features and the customizability will satisfy your needs. Moreover, each website will find its own independent domain name, themes, and brandings. It is also possible to set different languages for different websites.

This feature multiple websites for the company can be configured in the settings menu of the website module.

Website -> Configuration -> Settings.

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Now you can create a new website with few steps. For this, you can click on the create a new website option. This action will lead you to a new pop-up window where you can provide a website name, website domain, and a website logo. The company name can also be defined from the list of companies specified in the platform. The image of the pop-up window is depicted below.

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Now you can move to the themes window for picking a suitable theme for the website. This can be done by selecting the Pick a Theme option.

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In the themes window, you can see the default themes and all the themes described in the platform. You can also get various themes of operations from the Odoo app store. When you choose the theme for your website you will be navigated to the newly created company

website.

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This is the home page of the created website and on clicking the edit button available on the top right corner of this window you will be able to design your website. On this home screen, you can find all websites created by the company. Moreover, the company details along with the various page descriptions and my cart option can be seen. Additionally, you can easily manage your multiple websites from the front end of the platform. This can be done by selecting the website icon available in the taskbar of the window. This will help you to easily jump to the other websites.

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So far we were discussing how to manage multi-website in the platform and now let us have a look at how to manage multi-languages in the Odoo website module.

Managing Multi-languages

The globally accepted business suit application Odoo allows you to set the languages that you prefer. You have the provision to add multiple languages to your website. It will help the visitors to view the company website in their regional languages.

The multiple languages for the website in the platform can be configured in the settings menu of the website module. In the settings window, you can see the option

The multiple languages for the website in the platform can be configured in the settings menu of the website module. In the settings window, you can see the option for setting languages as shown in the below image.

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If we click on the Install new languages option you will be directed to a new pop-up window where you can set the languages. Here you can select the language you want and you should choose the website which you need to translate. After giving the required details you can select the Add button. The image of the pop-up window is depicted below.

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It is also possible to set the language from the homepage of a website. At the bottom of the website home page, you can find a language option as depicted in the below image. You have the provision to select the option for choosing any of the already created languages or you can add a new language.

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If we click on the Add a language option you will be directed to the Add languages window and where you can set the language. As we are clear on how the Odoo platform helps to manage multi-languages in your website, now let us have a glimpse of how to create a website page.

Build your own website page

With the Odoo website module, you can build your own website pages for your own company website. To design a web page you have to go to the web page. For that, you can go to the home dashboard and where you have the option to go to the

website which will definitely direct you to the created company website.

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This is the image of the home dashboard window of the website module where you can view the option Go to Website as highlighted and the home page of the website is depicted below where you have the provision to choose the respective website if you have multiple websites in the platform. This can be done by selecting the website option available on the top right side of the home page as shown in the

below image.

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You can also find an Edit button on the right top corner of the home page. By selecting this option you can start designing the website.

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Here you have various default options which will give you insight into the customization options of the website. Using these tools and the building blocks you can start designing your website and you can make it more attractive and informative. The flexible and easy-to-use Odoo website builder provides you the provision to change the content directly from the front end. The website editing page is designed in a comfortable way. On the right side of the page, you can access various building blocks and different options for customizing your theme.

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When the theme is confirmed you can add a style to it from the styles menu.

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You can save the page after completing all the editing works and now the website homepage will look like the below image

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As we clear on how to create a website page in the Odoo website module and now let us discuss how to customize the menu and appearance of your website.

Customize menu and appearances
Menu customization

In the Odoo website module, you have the provision to make changes in the appearance of your website. This can be done by accessing the Edit menu available from the Pagesoption. Using this option you can simply create and edit the pages of the website.

Website -> Pages -> Edit menu.

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Create a new Menu

Upon selecting the edit menu you will be depicted with the following window where you can view each website page and its respective edit and delete menu item options. Using these options you can add the menu to the home page and also you can remove the menu which is not required.

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If you select the Add a menu item option you will be showcased with the menu label creation window as shown below where the menu label and the page URL or the email address can be allocated.

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Apart from these options, you may have to add a mega menu label to the website of a page by selecting the option available.

Now let us discuss how to manage Website Pages.

Manage Pages

In the Odoo Website module, you have the option to create and manage the website pages. This can be done by selecting the Manage Pages option available in the Pages menu. By choosing this option you can simply manage your website pages

together with an alternative for optimizing the SEO operations for this page, clone the page, or delete the page.

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So far we were discussing how to make menu and page customization within the website and now we have a look at the appearance customization of a website.

Appearance Customization

A polished, professional appearance of your website will attract the attention of your visitors and customers and it is an important thing to arrange the information and contents in a visually appealing manner. The Odoo website module promising you various customization options and using these options you can design your website appearance. The customization options can be accessed under the Customize menu

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Here you can view the options such as HTML/CSS/JS Editor, Add features, and the visitor tracking options.

As we clear up how to customize the appearance of your website and now let us have a look at how to list the products on your website.

Listing Products

The Odoo platform allows you to list the products on your company website and this can be done by selecting the +New option available on the homepage of your website. The image of the window is displayed below

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Here you have so many options and on selecting the Product icon you will be depicted with a product description window where you can provide the product details. The image of the window is depicted below.

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After providing the product name you can select the Continue button for describing the product. The selection of the continue button will lead you to the following window where you can allocate the product image and price of the product and many more. The description provided in the window will be shown on the eCommerce platform.

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There are various options and building blocks are available for the product description. These options will help you to customize your window and it will make your window more colorful. When the editing is completed you should save the website description.

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So far we were discussing how to list the product on your website and now let us have a look at product catalog customization options.

Product Catalog Customization

The product catalog on your company website can be seen under the shops’ page of the dashboard and it can be customized according to your needs by using various customizing options available. The image of the product catalog window is depicted below.

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You can customize this page by selecting the various options available under Customize tab. Here in this window you have the search option and using this option you can easily access your required product. Also, you have the provision to view the pages in both grid and list view. The prices of the product can be viewed in a public pricelist or in EUR. Moreover, you can sort out the window based upon the increasing or decreasing order of catalog price and the alphabetical order of product You can customize this page by selecting the various options available under Customize tab. Here in this window you have the search option and using this option you can easily access your required product. Also, you have the provision to view the pages in both grid and list view. The prices of the product can be viewed in a public pricelist or in EUR. Moreover, you can sort out the window based upon the increasing or decreasing order of catalog price and the alphabetical order of product names. It can be done in both ascending and descending order.

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It is also possible to configure these options in the back-end settings of the Odoo website module. The wishlist option and product comparison also available which will make shopping easier. Let us discuss these features in detail

Product Comparison

The product comparison option is available under each product and it is represented as a double arrow icon as shown below

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By clicking on the double arrow icon you can add the product to compare the product window and have the provision to add multiple products to this window for comparing. The image of the product comparing window is depicted below.

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As we clear on the product comparison option and now let us discuss the wishlist feature.

Wishlist

Like the product comparison option, the wishlist option can also be used to provide your customer a new experience in their shopping. This option can be accessed under each product on your page with a heart symbol and this will allow customers to save their desired product in a separate user account other than a cart.

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The image of the wishlist window is depicted below where you can view the products which we added to the wishlist along with the price details and the Add to cart option.

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As we clear on the wishlist terminology in the platform and let us discuss the Add to cart option available in the platform.

Add to Cart

The Add to cart is an option for your customers to create a temporary list of their favorite product items which they plan to purchase. This option allows the customer to buy several items in one click. The Add to cart option can be activated in the customization menu available and now you can access the option under each product being displayed. Via selecting the products to be added to the cart, a new frame will appear as depicted below.

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The optional product recommended for the main product will also be shown in the window. If the customer wants to purchase the optional product he/she can add them to the cart.The Continue Shopping option allows you to shop more and after reviewing the items in the shopping cart you can complete your order and proceed to pay by selecting the Proceed to checkout option.

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The customer can verify the cart details and you have the provision to increase or decrease the product quantity. Moreover, the customer can also enter the promo code if it is offered. Now the customer can select the process checkout button for going to the next window where you can view the order details. After verifying the details the customer can click on the Pay now an option available Now the customer can verify the cart by editing the quantity and the customer can also enter the promo code if the promo code is available.

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After verifying the details in the window the customer can select the Pay Now option available. This action will direct you to a new window with the payment information.

The image of the window is depicted below

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The payments can be done by the various payment acquisitions described in the platform.

So far we were discussing the Add to cart option available in the platform and now let us discuss how to create and publish specific content for your website.

Publish specific content for the website

In the Odoo platform, you have the possibility to create and publish specific content for the company website from the front end of the operation. It can be possible for the blog, forum, product description, and many more. In the case of blog posting, the platform allows you to do it from the front end along with the description of the details, attributes, edit the views and publish it on the website. In the case of forums, and other content you can follow the same way.

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We discussed the possibilities of publishing the content from the front end of the platform and now let us discuss how it was done in the back end. This means the blog posting pages can be created in the back end by selecting the blog menu accessible from the website dashboard. In the dashboard, you can select the blogs icon and you will be showcased with a Blog Posts window as depicted below.

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In this blog post window, you can view the create icon. By selecting this icon you will be directed to the blog posts creation window where you can provide a name for your blog using the drop-down menu. Allocate blog Post title, blog Subtitle, and tags along with the website of the blog publishing.

Under the Publishing options, you can provide the author name, publishing date, last contribution, and last updated date if already published which is going through editing. The image of the window is depicted below.

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So far we were discussing how to publish content on this platform and now let us discuss how to create and customize the product catalog page of the website.

Customizing your product catalog page

In the Odoo website module, you have the provision for creating and customizing the product catalog page of the website by accessing the Pages menu available from the configuration tab of the module.

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On selecting the Pages menu you will be depicted with the website pages window of the platform. Here in this window, you can view all the pages described in the platform along with the details of page URL, website, Is indexed, Is published, last updated by, last updated on, and many more. The image of the window is depicted below.

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You can create new pages by clicking on the Createoption available. The image of the creation window is depicted below where you can provide a View name, Page URL, View along with the website of the publishing of the page. Moreover, you can enable the options track, Is indexed, Is published options based on the page operation. Additionally, the publishing date should be specified. The Related Menu Items can be added by selecting the Add a line option available.

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As we are clear on how to customize the product catalog page in the platform and now let us have a look at how to manage the multiple companies in the platform.

Multi- companies

The Odoo platform allows you to create and manage multiple websites in a single database. It is possible for both the same and different companies. That means using this platform you can create multi websites for the same company and also can create for different companies. You can comfortably move between the company websites with the provision to edit and change the information of the websites. This will be a great advantage for the company websites where only company-related data appear and the website editors need to manage only the pages of the company to which they belong to.

For shifting from one company to another you can access the company icon available on the top right side of the dashboard. On selecting the icon you will be depicted with a dropdown menu where you can view the created companies. The image of the window is depicted below.

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So far we were discussing the multi websites option available and now let us discuss how to configure an eCommerce website.

Configure your eCommerce website

In this modern technical world, eCommerce has become an integral part of every business. By selling products and services online you can make your business worldwide and it is a convenient way for the customers to shop their products. The Odoo platform also offers a good platform for eCommerce business and it provides an e-commerce website for the company operations.

Now let us discuss how to set the product accessibility in the platform.

Now let us discuss how to set the product accessibility in the platform.

In the Odoo platform, you have the provision to set your products to be accessible for a single website without showing in other company websites if you have multiple website operations. This can be done by accessing the product creation window. In the product creation window, you can view the e-commerce tab where you can provide the website description. The image of the window is depicted below.

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In this product creation window, you can view the e-commerce tab and where you have the website option. By selecting this option you will be depicted with a dropdown menu where all the company websites will be listed out and you can select the respective one.

As we clear on how to set the product accessibility in the platform and now let us discuss the Pricelists option available in Odoo.

Pricelist

The pricelists option in the Odoo platform will allow you to define separate price structures for your products and services. The pricelists menu of the website module can be accessed from the product menu. The image of the window is depicted below where you can view the various pricelists described in the platform along with pricelists name, currency, website, and company details.

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You also have the provision to create a new one for the respective website operation by selecting the create icon available.

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In this creation window, you can provide the pricelists name along with the company of operation. Moreover, you can define the price rules and configuration.

Under the Configuration tab, you can define the website, country group availability along with the discount policy.

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So far we were discussing the pricelists option available in the module and now let us discuss the payment acquirers option available.

Payment acquirers and delivery method

The Odoo website module allows you to deal with the payment acquirers and delivery method operations. The payment acquirers for the e-commerce operations can be configured in the configuration window of the website module. The image of the window is depicted below.

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Here in this window, you can view different payment acquirers defined in the platform and you have the provision to create a new one by selecting the Create icon.

Now let us have a look at the customer accounts feature available.

Customer accounts

The customer accounts are the advanced feature available in the website module which allows you to restrict the website entry for the customers who have created an account with the company website. For accessing this feature in the module, you should go to settings and enable the option from settings. The account creation can be conducted either by invitation or free sign-up for any customer. The default access rights menu can also be available under this option.

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Now it is time to move to the next part, SEO integration.

SEO integration

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing your website or webpage to increase the ranking and traffic in search engines such as Google For getting more visitors to your company website, you should need a good SEO and the Odoo platform provides you the various SEO supporting options and this can be configured in the settings menu of the website module

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Under the SEO tab, you can view many options and you can enable the options Google analytics and console google search for better SEO integration. Now you can view the SEO optimize option on your company website. You can access the Optimize SEO menu under the Promote option.

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By selecting the Optimize SEO menu you can perform the operations. The Web Page Title and Description can be provided. This information is used by the search engine to promote your website. Then you can allocate the Keyword. These keywords are the search keys that you want to lead towards your website. You can also select an image for social share.

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Having a website is crucial for any business and it helps to establish the credibility of the business. The Odoo ERP software also recognized the importance of an efficient website building module and it offers a well-designed, informative, and professional website building module. This module is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a better website. This platform can easily handle all the activities such as creating an e-commerce website, a customer relationship management portal, company websites, and many more.

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