Creating Content

    September 22, 2017 - 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.

    Rules

    The Rules module allows site administrators to create actions that are automatically triggered by various events when certain conditions are met.

    3 PARTS TO RULES

    Rules are made up of 3 parts:

    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:

    Embedding Video

    In order to place a video on your website, the video must first be uploaded to a third party, such as YouTube*. You can then obtain an ‘embed’ code which can be placed on your website.

    Creating Webforms

    The Webform module allows you to collect information from site visitors. This module gives you the ability to create surveys, multi-page questionnaires, contest forms etc. Webform features a basic analysis of the results collected, which can be downloaded from the website.

    NOTE: Webform will be enabled on IC sites upon request. Please send us a request from the Store Features page (Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Store Features).

    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:

    Social Media Links

    If the theme you have chosen does not come with built-in social media icons, you can create your own block to display them.

    PREPARE TO CREATE YOUR BLOCK

    OBTAIN YOUR ICONS
    Most social media services provide default logo icons for your use:

    Website Best Practices

    Creating a leading website takes thought and planning, a site is typically considered successful if it is well designed, useful and in e-commerce aspects, lucrative. While different stores each have different website needs, there are some best practices that are global to all sites. In this guide, we explain those best practices and have broken them down into 4 categories:

     

    Creating A Help Page

    There is no default help page in Drupal 7. However, there is a link included in the order confirmation email your customer receives pointing them to a help page on your website. That link will direct visitors back to your front page unless there is a custom help page created and configured on the site.

    The section of the order confirmation email with the link to the help page:

    Where can I get help with reviewing my order?
    To learn more about managing your orders on YOUR SITE NAME, please visit our help page.

    Custom Error Pages

    You may create custom error pages for a 403 error (access denied) or a 404 error (page not found).

    By default, the pages for each of those messages state:

    Access Denied
    You are not authorized to access this page.

    Page Not Found
    The requested page "/cake" could not be found.

    Pages

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