Blocks

    View Templates for Book Lists

    Responsive, mobile friendly ‘View’ templates for book lists

    3 out-of-the-box responsive, mobile friendly Views to display book lists are readily available. All that needs to be done by the store staff are to edit the book lists and plug them into the views.

    MailMunch Integration

    MailMunch provides tools to assist in converting visitors into email subscribers and customers by offering several types of opt-in forms: Popup, Embedded, Topbar and Scrollbox. MailMunch also integrates easily with Constant Contact, MailChimp and other major email marketing platforms.

    Browse Books by BISAC

    The Browse Book block, which can be found on the block administration page (Structure > Blocks), consists of every BISAC category available. Selecting a category changes the block menu and provides sub-categories within that category and updates the books displayed accordingly.

    Example:

    Using the MailChimp Pop-up

    MailChimp offers a pop-up sign up form feature for collecting email addresses from visitors when they land on any page on your website. The visitor has the option of either entering their email address or closing the pop-up and not seeing it again. If they enter their email address, it is automatically inserted into your Mailchimp mailing list.

    Integrate MailChimp

    This provides an integration with MailChimp (an email delivery service) and makes it possible to create and send MailChimp emails directly from your website.

    Google+

    OBTAIN THE CODE FROM GOOGLE+

    Visit the Google+ Developers Instructions for Badges

    Select the instructions for the type of social plugin you want to add, the most common are:

    +1 Button
    Badge
    Embedded Posts

    Pinterest

    OBTAIN THE CODE FROM PINTEREST

    Visit the Pinterest Developers Documents for Widgets

    Select the instructions for the type of social plugin you want to add. The most common are:

    January 20, 2016 - Blocks, Menus and Book Lists

    Blocks Menus and Book lists covering:

    • Overview of book lists
    • Bulk upload of book lists
    • Creating and configuring blocks
    • Menus and drop down menus

     

    Images

    Using images on your website should be done with careful consideration, just like any other component of your site. The images used should enhance the user’s experience, help with branding, and improve visual appeal. Below, we review the various ways in which images can be uploaded to your website and some tools that can be used with them.

    Displaying Related Nodes

    Related nodes for specific books can be displayed in a block on book product pages by creating a view using a contextual filter and setting the view block to display on book pages.

    Note: For this to work, the book must be placed in a booklist of the related content type (in this example, ‘Event’). To learn how to create a booklist please review “Creating Booklists”.

    Create A Block

    Blocks are the boxes of content (such as "Find a Wishlist" or "IndieBound Next List") that can be displayed in regions (such as header or sidebar) and be set to display on all or specific pages. Blocks can be composed of text, images, links, and other standard HTML. They can also be used to embed codes for widgets from outside sources like YouTube or Facebook.

    Integrate Constant Contact

    This documentation was modified on 12/15/2017, to comply with the latest changes by Constant Contact.

    Embed your Constant Contact signup form into your website to allow customers to easily sign up for newsletters, coupons, event notifications, etc.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have pasted the ‘Embed Code’ and saved, editing the block will strip the code.Therefore we recommend you save the code to a plain text (Notepad) file, in case you need it again.

    Social Media

    By adding social networking to your site, you are providing your customers with a means to share what they love about your business to their friends, who will hopefully become your future customers.

    Their are several ways in which you may incorporate social media into your website.

    Instagram

    OBTAIN THE CODE FROM INSTAGRAM

    Visit the Instragram Developers Instructions for Embedding

    Follow the instructions for obtaining the ‘embed’ code for one of your posts.  We highly recommend you save this code as a txt (Notepad) file locally. Please be aware Instagram only provides ‘embed’ codes for posts by users with public profiles. If your profile is set to private you will not be able to embed any posts into your website.

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