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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

CUSTOMIZE THE VIEW

(IndieCommerce members only)

Navigate to Structure > Views > Front Page Booklist

Prepare to make this change by retrieving the NID (node ID) of the page containing your booklist. This can be found in the URL for editing the node so click on Content > Find the page and click edit. Look at the URL and make note of the NID. Example: node/111/edit

CHANGE THE BOOKLIST BEING USED
 

  1. Select the Front Page Booklist you want to edit (Front Page Booklist 1, Front Page Booklist  2 or Front Page Booklist 3)
  2. Under ‘Filter Criteria’ select ‘Content: Nid’
  3. Replace the existing NID value with the new  NID value
  4. Apply (this display)
  5. Save

INCREASE THE NUMBER OF COVER IMAGES DISPLAYED
 

  1. Under ‘Pager’ select the number of items listed - Example: 6 items
  2. Change the number under ‘Items to display’
  3. Apply (this display)
  4. Save

Want to show all items?

  1. Under ‘Pager’ select ‘Display a specified number of items’
  2. Select ‘Display all items’
  3. Apply (this display)
  4. Save

ADD ADDITIONAL VIEW BLOCKS
 

  1. Select ‘clone Front Page Booklist 1’
  2. Select the ‘Display Name’
  3. Edit the name to be unique - Example: Front Page Booklist 4
  4. Apply
  5. Under ‘Filter Criteria’ select ‘Content: Nid’
  6. Replace the existing NID value with the new  NID value
  7. Apply (this display)
  8. Save

You will now have an additional view block under Structure > Blocks that can be placed in a region of your choosing.

If you need assistance making additional customizations please contact us by emailing staff@bookweb.org

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