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FWFM Order Online

FW Food Menu tutorial for Joomla!
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Get online order from your customers including portion pricing differences and quantity of items. Discounts also apply if you have them configured. All orders are stored at Orders section. Notification is sent via email.

Current version: 5.0.1
Release date: 26 August 2022
Requires:
  • FW Food Menu 5.1.x or higher

All Features

Online order
Add meals to shopping basket, update quantity, select meal sizes, send order to a manager specifying delivery time and extra comments if needed.
FWFM Order Online Product Change Log
Version 4.10.4 (Maintenance) released on 07 Dec 2021, 1 modification
Updates
  • Translation update to work with a new Overrides system.
Version 4.10.3 (Maintenance) released on 24 Nov 2021, 2 modifications
New features
  • New parameter for email template to Display Meal Number for new orders.
  • New parameter for email template to Display Meal Quantity for new orders.
Version 4.10.2 (Maintenance) released on 14 Oct 2021, 3 modifications
New features
  • Install demo notification email templates for orders when status is changed.
Bugfixes
  • Delivery time selection button was blocking the whole field when clicked for Later option.
  • VAT was not cleared in Order summary when all items were removed.
Version 4.10.1 (Maintenance) released on 08 Oct 2021, 1 modification
Updates
  • Modal windows optimization for older versions of Bootstrap.
Version 4.10.0 (Minor) released on 06 Oct 2021, 1 modification
New features
  • New language concept uses one language file for all add-ons.
Version 4.9.1 (Maintenance) released on 23 Sep 2021, 2 modifications
Updates
  • Meal badges filter on Order layout improved.
Bugfixes
  • Cart was resetting delivery fee if it was empty - bug fixed.
Version 4.9.0 (Minor) released on 21 Sep 2021, 6 modifications
New features
  • Delivery type placeholder is shown on Order total when delivery is not selected.
  • Order time placeholder is shown on Order total when time is not selected.
  • Delivery and Time popup will not close until Delivery and Time are not selected.
  • If Courier delivery is selected, an address text field will show up to record a delivery address.
  • Checkout form will show only one section opened at a time.
Bugfixes
  • Order emails templates are refined and fixed.
Version 4.8.1 (Maintenance) released on 01 Sep 2021, 1 modification
Updates
  • Checkout process design and responsive layouts update.
Version 4.8.0 (Minor) released on 31 Aug 2021, 8 modifications
New features
  • Your Order column on the right side of Order Online view, that transforms into order badge on tablets.
  • Order time section with ASAP and Later options.
  • New FWFM Delivery add-on integration.
Updates
  • Revised checkout form with improved design and more intuitive navigation.
  • Added date of creation to Orders list in admin to avoid date confusions.
  • Order shift can now be a decimal value like 0.5 hours, which will convert into 30 mins.
  • Orders section design revision.
Bugfixes
  • Overall order process design and optimization.
Version 4.7.0 (Minor) released on 05 Aug 2021, 6 modifications
New features
  • Completely renewed Admin -> Orders design with a detailed order layout and order tracking stages.
  • New categories sidebar script that helps to track visible menu category and transforms into horizontally scrolling menu on mobile screens.
  • Slick scroll to a selected category, when it is clicked in a side menu.
  • New site Order button design.
  • New Go to top button for site menu categories when scrolled down the list.
  • Site Checkout now shows incorrectly filled fields with an error message.
Version 4.6.2 (Maintenance) released on 11 Mar 2021, 2 modifications
Updates
  • Show Cash parameter in admin moved to Payment section.
  • Admin Settings Payment section language constants update.
Version 4.6.1 (Maintenance) released on 10 Mar 2021, 2 modifications
Updates
  • Code structure review and update.
Bugfixes
  • Fixed the bug for creating missing tables for new installations.
Version 4.6.0 (Minor) released on 07 Mar 2021, 1 modification
New features
  • Bottom order status block with a popup order total list and checkout. Will appear as soon as a first item is added to an order and will disappear is all items are deleted. Stays visible on top of items and easy accessible.
Version 4.5.0 (Minor) released on 02 Mar 2021, 9 modifications
New features
  • Selected delivery is added to order notification email.
  • Selected payment method is added to order notification email.
  • Customer gets order notification after checkout.
  • New Show Cash parameter that allows to show/hide cash payment option.
  • Order total notifications added for removing items from order on a website.
Updates
  • Design update for order total notifications on a website.
  • Major update for Delivery settings in admin.
  • CSS update for delivery selection on Checkout page to prevent long names from disappearing.
Bugfixes
  • Critical bug fixed for Delivery settings.
Version 4.4.0 (Minor) released on 26 Feb 2021, 5 modifications
New features
  • Added translation to calendar months at checkout.
Updates
  • Order emails comes form a customer address so you can simply reply to it with details.
  • Slight updates to date format on checkout page.
Bugfixes
  • Products get deleted on Checkout page. They were not before.
  • Made sure zero price delivery is not shown with a price, disregarding format it is written into.
Version 4.3.0 (Minor) released on 22 Feb 2021, 5 modifications
New features
  • Show address parameter for delivery options to hide delivery field for some types of delivery if not needed.
  • Show in total parameter for delivery options to hide delivery line in Order total. Can be helpful or takeaways or other free options.
  • Works with new FW Food Menu Date format parameter.
Updates
  • Checkout button was active even when no items were added to an order. Now you can only checkout if at least one item is there.
Bugfixes
  • Date at checkout was set to 1900s , rather than 2000s. Fixed.
Version 4.2.0 (Minor) released on 19 Feb 2021, 5 modifications
Updates
  • Full Checkout mobile view revision and update.
  • Increased slightly Order buttons size.
  • Removed zero price display for free delivery options.
Bugfixes
  • Design was broken if Categories were turned off on Online Order layout.
  • Remove button sometimes didn't work in Checkout total list.
Version 4.1.0 (Minor) released on 16 Feb 2021, 1 modification
Updates
  • Disabled Stripe and PayPal payment by default to avoid Javascript errors related to empty keys. Make sure you fill payment fields when you enable payment systems.
Version 4.0.0 (Major) released on 08 Feb 2021, 2 modifications
New features
  • Joomla! 4.0 compatibility. Add-on will only work with FW Food Menu v4.0 or higher!
  • Stripe payment integration. Accept Visa and Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Diners online.
Version 3.0.0 (Major) released on 24 Dec 2020, 6 modifications
New features
  • PayPal online payments for orders.
  • Payment status indication with a date of payment in admin Orders section.
  • Sending a confirmation email when payment is made (similar to order emails).
  • Broke all FWFM Order online settings in 3 blocks in admin for easier navigation.
  • Added a separate Checkout lightbox window.
Updates
  • Price options are now set as absolute values and not as a modifier to the main price.
Version 2.1.0 (Minor) released on 17 Sep 2020, 4 modifications
New features
  • - Integration into new component to work in unified admin system with improved context help.
Updates
  • - Updated language constants to match new concept.
  • - Updated Admin design styles for layout consistency.
  • - Hover options for Admin parameters explaining the need and options.
Version 2.0.0 (Major) released on 26 May 2020, 5 modifications
New features
  • Order layout: new layout with 3 columns (categories on the left, menu list and total order on the right.
  • New design and concept of choosing meal options.
  • Editing selected meal items to choose different meal options if available.
  • Tax calculation for meals.
  • Configurable shipping options.
Version 1.0.1 (Maintenance) released on 19 May 2020, 1 modification
Bugfixes
  • Update to make Order Online add-on with FW Food Menu version 2.4.0. Dropdown with price options was not showing meals modifications after last update. Now all work as it should.
Version 1.0.0 (Major) released on 20 Mar 2020, 3 modifications
New features
  • Activates Orders section in component.
  • Enables FWFM Order Basket module.
  • Allows to receive online orders with booking/delivery time.
A cart system that adds <strong>Order button</strong> to meals menu. <code>FWFM Order Online</code> add-on enables <code>Order</code> section in Admin allowing to view <code>Orders history</code>. Also it adds <code>Order Online layout</code> that was designed specifically for online food order and has a <strong>search bar</strong> for meals on top, <strong>categories directory</strong> on the left and <strong>order total</strong> on the right. At a checkout a customer may select <strong>delivery</strong> time and add <strong>comments</strong>, which will be added to an order and saved along with contact information and order details.
A cart system that adds Order button to meals menu. FWFM Order Online add-on enables Order section in Admin allowing to view Orders history. Also it adds Order Online layout that was designed specifically for online food order and has a search bar for meals on top, categories directory on the left and order total on the right. At a checkout a customer may select delivery time and add comments, which will be added to an order and saved along with contact information and order details.
Orders
Orders section shows all online orders made via website. FWFM Order Online add-on required.
Located in Admin Main Menu -> Components -> FW Food Menu -> Orders
Toolbar
Buttons
Delete
Permanently remove selected orders from a database. Make sure you select orders first to apply this action.
Filter panel
Filter panel contains fields, which users interact with to filter the data displayed
Search orders by customer details, order meals, comments
Text orders search by Customer details (name, email, pnone number), order meal names, comments.
Table columns
#/Date
Order number and a date when this order was made.
Customer info
Customer name, email and phone captured via online order form. Clicking on email will open a send email dialog via default email client.
Order details
A list of ordered meals with their variation selected and a price per meal ordered.
Subtotal
A sum of all order meals without a tax.
Tax
A sum calculated based on tax parameter in Settings and subtotal of an order.
Delivery
A cost for selected delivery method. Devilver cost is set in Settings.
Total/Status
A sum of Subtotal + Tax + Delivery and this order status.
Comments
A text message left by a customer when online order was made.
Menu item layout parameters
Order Online Settings Section FWFM Order Online
Settings below are effective only if Order Online layout is seclected.
Settings below are effective only if Order Online layout is seclected.
Meal columns
Sets layout for all categories overwriting category Design & Layout settings. Show meals as a list (1 column) or in multiple columns (2,3...). Default settings will use Meal category column setting.
Design
This setting affects category and meal design. Default settings will use Meal category Design parameter. If any other option is selected design will be changed for all categories shown.
Show search bar
A meal search text field will be visible on top of the meals list allowing to find items by a name or description.
Show category list
A list of categories selected for Online Order layout will be shown on the left column to help navigate through the list. Clicking a category will scroll a page up and down to show selected category. A category list will remain visible while scrolling.
Meals Layout
Meals listing layout that show selected categories with their subcategory. Design and layout for every category can be defined for each category independently.
Located in Admin Main Menu -> Menus -> [Some Menu] -> Add New Menu item -> FW Food Menu -> Meals Layout
Layout
Melas list design and placement on a page according to category and layout settings.
Order Online
Order page with category list, search bar and order form according to Order Online settingss.
FWFM Meals Layout
FWFM Meals Layout module allows to show any selected category(ies) with its subcategories in any Joomla! template position (including article) within a selected layout.

Depending on add-ons installed following layouts can be set:

  • Standard - regular meals list layout,
  • Promo (FWFM Promo add-on) - layout that shows promo meals only,
  • Cascading grid (FWFM Cascading Grid add-on) - tab like layout that allows to show categories with their own designs in one page,
  • Order Online (FWFM Order Online add-on) - layout with search bar, category list and order total form to make an order online.

Addons Params
Order Online Settings FWFM Order Online
Settings below are effective only if Order Online layout is seclected.
Meal columns
Sets layout for all categories overwriting category Design & Layout settings. Show meals as a list (1 column) or in multiple columns (2,3...). Default settings will use Meal category column setting.
Design
This setting affects category and meal design. Default settings will use Meal category Design parameter. If any other option is selected design will be changed for all categories shown.
Show search bar
A meal search text field will be visible on top of the meals list allowing to find items by a name or description.
Show category list
A list of categories selected for Online Order layout will be shown on the left column to help navigate through the list. Clicking a category will scroll a page up and down to show selected category. A category list will remain visible while scrolling.
Show order total
An order form with an info block, a list of selected meals, tax, delivery and total will be show in the right column presenting current order state. A form will remain visible on scroll.
Layout
Melas list design and placement on a page according to category and layout settings.
Order Online
A meal menu page with category list, search bar, order total form according to FWFM Order Online settings.
Settings
Global FW Food Menu parameters grouped by categories. Note that global Meals and Categories Layout parameters can be overwritten with a Category settings.
Located in Admin Main Menu -> Components -> FW Food Menu -> Settings
Add-ons Tab
Settings related to add-ons installed on top of basic functionality.
Online order parameters Section FWFM Order Online
Order form setting, including tax, devilery options and info message text.
Order form setting, including tax, devilery options and info message text.
Email orders to
New order notification emails will be send to all listeds emails. Comma-separated list is allowed.
New order shift
Defines a shift in hours from current time for the next delivery online order.
Tax included
Indicates if price has a tax included in it or it should be added on top of listed price based on Tax percernt parameter.
Tax label
Text label for Tax in your country.
Tax percent
Percent that will be added to order total on top of meal total price if Tax included parameter is set to No.
Delivery options FWFM Order Online
A list of available delivery options shown at online order for customers to choose.
Table columns
Delivery option
A name for delivery option visible for a customer to choose when ordering.
Cost
Extra expenses that will be added to order total when order is made.
Show address
Defines if address field is shown with this type of delivery. Takeaways does not need an address for instance.
Show in total
Defines if Delivery line needs to be reflected in Order total. You may not need free deliveries indicated in some cases.
Order message
Valuable info that will appear at the top of order form to tell customer about any specific details they should know before they order online. Use HTML to highlight words or phrases.
Payment settings Section
Available payment method settings, including Cash, PayPal and Stripe.
Show cash
Adds Cash option to payment section at Checkout. Cash is usually used for takeaway orders.
PayPal email
Your PayPal account email.
PayPal mode
Set mode for PayPal payments. Live - real transactions. Sandbox - virtual transactions for testing. Off - turn Paypal payments completely.
Paypal currency
3-letter official Paypal currency abbreviation.
Paypal IPN link
Use this link to configure IPN callback link to allow FWFM Order Online track transaction status automatically.
Link to a 'Thank you' page
An absolute link to a thank you page on the website where a customer will be taken after successful payment.
Stripe mode
Set mode for PayPal payments. Live - public access for this payment option. Sandbox - access for site admins only for testing. Off - turn off Stripe payments completely.
Stripe Public key
Public key parameter can be found in your Stripe account in Developers -> API Keys section.
Stripe Private key
Private key parameter can be found in your Stripe account in Developers -> API Keys section.
Stripe Signing secret
Signing secret parameter can be found in your Stripe account in Developers -> Webhooks section. After Webhook is added (using Webhook URL parameter), you will see Signing secret available.
Stripe currency
3-letter official currency abbreviation.
Stripe Webhook URL
Webhook URL tells Stripe where to send notifications about payments. This URL creates a bridge between your website and Stripe account.

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