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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

 

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.

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:

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.

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

 

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

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:

About ABA

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