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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.

This feature provides 3 pages - Front Page Books 1, Front Page Books 2 and Front Page Books 3 and 3 blocks with the same names. The book lists from each of those 3 pages are pulled into views and displayed in the corresponding blocks. Though these view templates and blocks are named ‘Front Page’, they can be used for any pages on your website, like ‘Staff Picks’, ‘New and Noteworthy’ etc.

NOTE: This feature requires modules to be enabled for your site. If you have not previously requested we enable them for you please contact staff@bookweb.org. We will send you confirmation once it has been enabled.

EDIT THE BOOK LISTS

Navigate to 'Content'

  1. Locate the Front Page Booklist content options - Front Page Booklist 1, Front Page Booklist 2, Front Page Booklist 3
  2. Select ‘Edit’ for Front Page Booklist 1
  3. Update the book list by adding and removing ISBNs. By default, up to 6 books will be displayed in this view
  4. Save
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for Front Page Booklist 2 and Front Page Booklist 3

CONFIGURE THE VIEW BLOCKS

Navigate to Structure > Blocks

  1. Locate the Front Page Book block options - Front Page Booklist 1, Front Page Booklist 2, Front Page Booklist 3
  2. Select ‘Configure’ for Front Page Booklist 1
  3. Enter a 'Block Title' - Example: New and Noteworthy
  4. Save
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for Front Page Booklist 2 and Front Page Booklist 3

 

IndieCommerce members only - If you need assistance making customizations to this view please contact us by emailing staff@bookweb.org, we will be providing instructions for some common customizations in the future.

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