Blocks

Book Lists Grid

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

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

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:

MailChimp

This documentation was modified on 01/18/2018, to comply with the latest changes by 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.

PREPARE TO USE THE MAILCHIMP MODULE

  1. Sign up for a MailChimp.com account
  2. Create your list through MailChimp

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.

Contextual Filters

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”.

Blocks

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.

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.

Files

You can add a file (txt doc docx xls xlsx pdf ppt pptx pps ppsx odt ods odp) to your website as long as the content type you have chosen has a ‘File’ option. If the content type does not have a ‘File’ option, it can most likely be added by visiting the ‘Manage Fields’ tab for that content type and adding it.

PREPARE TO ADD A FILE

Knowing where your file is located on your computer will make adding it to the website quick and easy. Once you know where your file is locally, navigate to the page you want to add it to.

Links

PREPARE TO ADD A LINK

Identify the link you want to use:

  1. If the link you want to add is to a page on your website you will want to know the internal path
  2. If the link you want to add is to something outside of your website you will want the complete URL

Upcoming Events Detailed

Create a view that will populate with upcoming events, and will include a field for an author photo, the body, and date.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Slideshow

These instructions are for creating a rotating slideshow on your IndieCommerce site using a View. ABA will need to enable the modules for you, so if you have not done so already, please contact us with a request to enable the module.

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE STARTING YOUR VIEW SLIDESHOW BANNER:

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