Mobile Friendly Booklists

    This webinar will lead booksellers through the basics of using the Mobile Friendly Booklist module:

    • How to request the module be enabled
    • Edit the booklists
    • Configure the view blocks
    • Customizations (IndieCommerce members only)
    • How other members are using this feature

     

    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.

    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:

    View Carousel using jCarousel

    A collection of book cover images or custom product images can be displayed in the form of a carousel. In Drupal, a carousel is a type of ‘view’. The jCarousel module is enabled upon request. If you wish to create a carousel on your site, please contact us with a request to enable the JCarousel module.

    Customize the Browse Book View

    The Browse Book page is a collection of popular titles based on Ingram’s ‘desirability’ ranking. The collection is displayed using Drupal ‘views’. There is also the ‘Browse Books’ block which can be used to filter books based on their BISAC codes. Though displayed together when visiting the /browse/book page, the view and the block can both be used separately. 

    IMPORTANT VIEW TIPS

      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

       

      Manage Book Lists In Bulk

      Bulk upload of books to book lists will allow stores to upload books and products to a book list by entering the ISBNs or SKUs in a form.

      NOTE: This feature will be enabled on sites upon request; please write to staff@bookweb.org if you would like this feature to be enabled for your site.

      USING THE BULK BOOK LIST FEATURE

      Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Page
      If the page already exists navigate to  ‘Content’, select the page and skip to step 5.

      Creating Booklists

      Every page and event page has a ‘Books’ feature where you can create a unique list of products for users to review and add items to their cart by entering the Product ISBN, SKU or Model.

      NOTE: We recommend keeping booklists to 10-15 items.

      CREATE THE LIST

      Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Page (or content type of choice)

      Staff Picks View - Single Page

      Create a block that rotates a randomly-chosen book from the Staff Picks page.

      CREATE A PAGE

      Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Page

      1. Fill in ‘Name’ - Example: ‘Staff Picks’
      2. Enter ISBNs for staff picks (we recommend starting with at least 2)
      3. Save

      IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE STARTING YOUR VIEW SETUP:

      Staff Picks View - Multiple Staff Pages

      Create a block that rotates a randomly-chosen book from each staff member pick page.

      CREATE A PARENT BOOK PAGE

      Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Book Page

      1. Fill in ‘Name’ - Example: ‘Staff Picks’ -  This will be the 'Parent' book page.
      2. Select the tab ‘Book Outline’ - Change ‘Book’ option to ‘Create New Book’
      3. Save

      CREATE A CHILD BOOK PAGE(S)

      Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Book Page

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