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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Customer Web Page

A customer web page provides a personalised, stylised entry point for customers to view their images. The page is based on a large, centred background image with a few lines of text. This page type can be used in a number of ways:

  • The page can link directly to customer images.
  • The page can prompt for a collection password.
  • It can be used as a library entry point prompting for a search term.
  • A corporate clients entry point prompting for a username and password for access to private commercial collections.
  • A link for customer uploads
  • A plain text and image page for general use.

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Throwback Thursday – Deleting Unwanted Price Plans!

This Throwback is going to focus on deleting unwanted price plans. Now, deleting your price plans may seem like a daunting process. However deleting those that are now unused or unwanted can save you time and avoid mistakes in the future.

Before you can delete any price plans you would be advised to set your default values. This is a way of saving time and stopping errors later on too. To do this go to My Images > Collection and File Defaults and choose the area you wish to edit. Here you can (e.g.  Events and Galleries):

  • Make sure money is being transferred through the correct channels.
  • Set up your desired fulfilment centre.
  • Set up preferred slideshow music.
  • Change your display mode.
  • Write description text.

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To start deleting price plans go to My Sales > Price Plans > Manage Price Plans  As you can see in the example below the only price plans my collections are using are “High: All Products” and “High: Print Only” so I can get rid of all the others. You can either select certain price plans individually or you can click “check all” and delete in bulk. Don’t worry you cannot accidentally delete your default price plans or plans you are using as they won’t select.

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Finally, if you find later on you want one of the default price plans back, they are available from the “Create New Price Plan” drop down list.

 

 

Throwback Thusday: Mosaic Page Galleries!

Many of you will have heard about the mosaic page, but are you using it to its full potential?

Before we tell you how you can use a mosaic page within your website, let’s go through exactly what it does. A mosaic page always displays a complete collection on one page with no requirement for clicking “next”.  There are two display options – display by fixed width or display by fixed height. Both of these display options work better visually with a mix of both portrait and landscape orientation images. Also, due to popular request you can now show the larger thumbnail in the foreground when the image is clicked from the mosaic page.

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Throwback Thursday – Browser Titles!

For this Throwback Thursday we wanted to focus on browser titles – the importance of them and how to make the most of them.

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The browser title is the official page title that appears at the top of the browser window, in search results, and in bookmarks. As this is the title used externally, it should fully identify your website. We must stress that the browser title is the most important tag for search engines. It doesn’t take up any screen area so start with a title that clearly identifies your page and your site for visitors, then extend the title using keywords for search engines. Make sure to use keywords that potential clients may search for. For example your home page browser title should include words such as; your company name, what you specialise in e.g. pet photography and the areas that you work within e.g. Chertsey, Addlestone and Thorpe.

Note: You are limited to 60 characters in your browser titles and that includes spaces!

To edit a browser title log in to your account on theimagefile > My Website > Your Site Name > Pages > Edit Web Pages > Select The Page You Wish To Edit > Browser Title.

 

 

Throwback Thursday – Using Images For Text Editor On Other Websites!

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The “Images for Text Editor” enables you to include many images within your web pages. These are used to describe, illustrate and visually improve the page content and layout of your website. However, within theimagefile there is an extra feature that allows images to serve on external sites, blogs and email. If your business uses an external feature such as PayPal, you can add your logo or a certain image to the page making it appear part of your website to your client. Every image uploaded will be available for use within your website or any external site.

To access the sample HTML code go to your Web Page Images. From the drop down menu at the top of the page select the page type that you wish to display your images – this will change the link sample and the HTML sample code displayed next to every image.

 

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To start using this feature simply go to; My Websites > Pages > Images for Text Editor.

See also: How to brand your PayPal account.

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