Installation on Magento 1

LoyaltyLion has full support for Magento 1, both the community and enterprise editions. This is the guide for Magento 1.x.

Magento editionMinimum compatible version
Magento 1 Community1.7
Magento 1 Enterprise1.12

 Understanding the LoyaltyLion extension

The LoyaltyLion extension for Magento 1 has three primary responsibilities:

  • We add a single frontend block to your layout, which loads the LoyaltyLion SDK to provide customer UI
  • We add observers to your order and customer lifecycle, to keep LoyaltyLion in sync as this data changes
  • We add an additional REST API endpoint to manage price rules and rewards
We don't modify your database schema, add cron jobs, or modify customer data within your database. This minimises the risk of incompatibility between LoyaltyLion and other extensions.

Installing the LoyaltyLion Magento 1 app

This part of the guide will walk you through installing LoyaltyLion on your website.

Download the LoyaltyLion for Magento 1.x package file.

Once downloaded, sign into the back office as an administrator and navigate to System > Magento Connect Manager.

connect manager

Select the LoyaltyLion package file you just downloaded and click Upload.

upload package

You must now logout of the back office and then log back in again for the module to be fully loaded in your shop.

Configuring the LoyaltyLion extension in Magento 1

This part of the guide will walk you through configuring the LoyaltyLion extension for your store.

Your Loyalty Program will be completely hidden from your customers until you choose to launch using the button on the LoyaltyLion admin dashboard.

First, you need to enable the extension. Head to System > Configuration and then click the LoyaltyLion option, in the left menu under Customers.

configuration loyaltylion

Next, you need to pick your configuration scope. Pick the website you wish to set up a Loyalty Program for. LoyaltyLion will not be visible or active for customers on other websites hosted on the same Magento server.

Each token-secret pairing may only be used once. If you wish to install LoyaltyLion on multiple websites, then you will need a secondary program. Please email support@loyaltylion.com if you wish to add one.

choose scope

 Connect and authenticate with LoyaltyLion

Next, you need to enter your LoyaltyLion secret and token. You can find these by referring to your setup page. Click on the LoyaltyLion configuration bar and enter the following details in the boxes provided, then press Configure API access:

api configure

You can now return to the setup page and check to see if LoyaltyLion was installed correctly.

Caching configuration

Customers are authenticated with the LoyaltyLion SDK based on a server-generated token. Before launching your loyalty program, ensure that the loyaltylion_sdk block is not cached.