When you are initially creating your site, you can use the site builder and quick launch to get your site up, active and ready for business in just a few minutes.
Click the dropdown menu in the "Getting Started" section and select your package.
After selecting your package, click on Go.
In Section A, Set Up Your Site, you can create your site address (domain name) and site title in the "Set up Your Site" Section. Do not include spaces, "www." or ".com" in the site address. Use proper spacing and capitalization in the Site Title.
In Section B, Upload Your Logo, you can add your company logo by clicking the "browse" button in the "Upload Company Logo" section.
The Media Manager will open and you can select an image.
If the image you would like to use is not yet in the Media Manger, click on the "Upload Files" button and browse your computer for an image.
You will see a preview of your image in the Logo Preview window.
If you do not have a company logo, type your company name into the last field in this section. A preview of your typeset logo will appear in the Logo Preview window.
Click Save when you are finished.
In Section C, Company Info section, you can enter your company information, such as your Company name, address, and contact information.
There is a dropdown for available addresses, which will enable you to use an address entered by any user in your company. Select an address or enter your information, and then use the checkboxes to select which information you would like to display live on your site.
After you have finished making changes, click on the Save Address button in this area.
The last section in the Info tab is the Company Social Networking Links area.
In the Company Social Networking Links area, you can copy and paste links into appropriate fields. You can add links for:
Click on Save after entering the URL
At this point, if you feel you are ready to get your site up and running, click on the Quick Launch button. A preview of your site will open. If you are not ready to Quick Launch continue onto the Next Step in this guide.
In the upper right corner of the preview, there is the Publish button. The Publish button will make your site available to the world.
If you would like to make further customizations to your site before launching it, click on the Next Step button.
In Section D, select a Template & Color, there are many templates available, each sporting a variety of features and colors. To find just the right template for your company, you can use the "Narrow Template Selection" to select a template that has the features you would like.
Use the dropdown in the "Narrow Template Selection" section to select the size of the logo you would like to have: Traditional or Large. Then, choose the template type: All or Industry. Next, check the box next to video, social feed, Google map and left navigation for each feature you would like to have included on your site.
Each template has preset color schemes available. To preview the template in any of the color schemes, simple hover over the color swatch. The template you have selected is indicated by a large check mark.
In Section E, Choose Your Font, you can use the dropdown to select the font you would like to use on your site.
In Section F, Advanced Options, you are able to customize your ESP Website with different home page content including: Banners, News and Video, Newsletter Signup and Product Collections.
The Banners area enables you to select from three options:
This option will enable your ESP Website to automatically select the banners that will be displayed on your site. Use the dropdown to select Large Banner or Small Banner.
This option will enable your ESP Website to automatically select banners only from suppliers that your company has designated as preferred. Use the dropdown to select Large Banner or Small Banner. For more information on managing preferred suppliers, please review Appendix B – ESP Websites Preferred Supplier Administration.
This option will enable you to select which banners will be displayed on your site. Use the dropdown to select Large Banner or Small Banner. Then, drag up to four banners from the Available Banners, Personal Shared Banners, Personal Banners, or ASI Banners sections into the Banner Loader.
After selecting "I want to choose the banners that appear on my site" you have the option to choose a Large Banner, or a Small Banner.
What's the difference? The small banner is 110 pixels shorter than the large banner. If you're interested in keeping your content close to the top of the page but still want to display banners this is a good option for you!
After you've selected whether or not you want to display a large banner or a smaller banner, if you don't have any banners of your own you can select and/or rearrange the banners available.
You will see the following options:
To add your banners to the Banner Loader, all you have to do is click on the banner, and drag it from the list of Available Banners into the Banner Loader. Click here to see a demo of this really nifty feature in action! After you have added up to four banners, you can re-order them in the banner loader. There are two ways to do this:
To remove a banner from the banner loader, click on the banner and select remove.
The Product Collections area enables you to select from two options:
This option enables your ESP Website to automatically display a new Product Collection each month.
This option enables you to select the Product Collection to be displayed on your home page. Just click on the Product Collection from the available list.
The News and Video area enables you to select Editorial Feed and Video Content to be displayed on your site.
For Editorial Feed, there are two options:
For video content, there are three options:
The Newsletter Signup area enables you to select whether to allow your customer receive a monthly, client-safe newsletter from ESP Websites. There are two options in this section:
When you have finished making your selections; click on the "Last Step" button.
In Section G, Introductory Text and About Us Page, you can add a headline and text to be displayed on the home page.
You can also customize the information in the About Us Page by typing in the About Us section.
In Section H, Industry News, Video and Events, you can choose to enhance your ESP Website by adding a customer friendly page of promotional industry information.
When you are finished making your selections; click on the "Preview Site" button.
The preview will open. After looking over your site, if you need to make further changes, click on the "Go Back" button or click on "Publish" if you are ready to go live.
After publishing, your site will be up, active and ready for business!