Designing E-Catalogs

How to customize the design and functionality of E-Catalogs

To customize the presentation and functionalities of your E-Catalog click the ‘Designer’ button (1). To view your current catalog you can click the ‘View’ button (2).

Where to find the designer

 

Customizing the E-Catalog

Within the E-Catalogs Designer, you can customize the layout, content, and functionalities. On the left side there is a menu where you can navigate between the different options available for customization:

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  1. Branding: Typography, accent color, title & regular text colors.
  2. Header: Title of the E-Catalog and its subtitle. Your company logo and header background.
  3. Footer: Logo and background color, Text elements with links, Text colors, plus enable links to social network icons.
  4. Product overview: Set options for filtering, sorting, and search, including how to present variations. Furthermore, you can select a grid size and what media attribute to use a featured image in the overview. Finally, you can select what short text attribute to use as product title, and up to three attributes to show in the overview.
  5. Product page: Select which media attribute to use as a product gallery and which attributes to present for a product.
  6. File overview: Set options for the filtering, sorting and search functionalities. You can also change the grid size for the view of the preview of your files.
  7. Sharing: In sharing you can customize your sharing button, and set the image and description to use when users share the E-Catalog to social media.

Branding

Change the font in ‘Typography’ (1). In the Text color options you can change the ‘Title’ color (2), and the ‘Regular’ text color (3). You can also set the ‘Accent’ color for the top bar of your interface (4).

Designer - Branding

Header

The header can be deactivated in case you want to use the catalog for embedding on an external site. Within the header, you can set a ‘Title’ to your E-Catalog (1) and a ‘Subtitle’ (2). You can also upload your company 'Logo' (3), and give it a customized image ‘Header background’ (4).

For the best looking outcome we recommend to stay within the recommended image size.
The assigned 'Logo' will also be applied to any download e-mails of Files, Datasheets and PDF's.

Designer - Header

Footer

The footer can be deactivated in case you want to use the catalog for embedding on an external site.

In the footer, you can set an additional company logo (1) and the background color of the whole footer section (2). Furthermore, you can add a custom text and make the text into a clickable link (3), plus set the text color (4). Finally, you can activate different social media links (5).

Designer - Footer

Product overview

Within the Product overview section, you can set the Filters, Sorting and Search options you would like to have in the E-Catalog (1). You can also select if you want to group your product variations with the parent product or display them separately (2). Furthermore, you can select the grid size to use when presenting your products (3), and select what media attribute you want to use as the featured product image in the product overview of the E-Catalog (4). Lastly, you can select which attributes you want to use as a title for each product (5), and select up to three attributes to use as secondary text elements below the product title (6).

Product overview

Filtering

You can choose to have filters enabled or not (1). If you have enabled Filters, you can select if the filters should be shown expanded or collapsed when visitors open the E-Catalog (2).

In ‘Filters’ you can select which attributes you will provide filters for (3). Click the ‘+ Add filters’ button to choose an attribute to be listed below (4).

Product overview - Filters

Changing the settings for filter attributes

Click the options button of your attributes (1) to open their options panel (2). Here you can change the Title of your filter (3), or you can change the way the filter is displayed based on its attribute type. In the following example, Colors can either appear in a list or as a dropdown (4). You can also drag and drop the filters up and down to arrange their order in which they become displayed.

Product overview - Changing the settings for filter attributes

Sorting options

Custom sorting can be activated (1). In the following screenshot custom sorting is deactivated for users, and the 'Default sorting' is set to sort by SKU numbers (2) where the ‘Order’ is set to ‘Ascending’ (3).

Product overview - Sorting options

 

If you select the custom sorting to active, it will be displayed in the top bar next to the filters (1). Here you can choose which attributes to sort by, by clicking the ‘+ Add attribute’ button (2).

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When you click the ‘+ Add attribute’ button, you can select from the available attributes on the left (1), and move them to the right side, to use them as sorting options (2). Press the ‘Add’ button to save your selection (3).

Product overview - selecting sorting attributes

 

Selected attributes become available in the sorting options (1), and you can open their individual options icon to set their ‘Label’ (2), that gets shown in the ‘Sort by’ tool in the E-Catalog.

Product overview - sorting options label configuration

Search bar

If selected to be active (1), the search bar will be displayed on the right side of the catalog (2). You can select up to two attributes to ‘Search by’ (3). Below you can write the ‘Help text’ for the search bar (4).

Product overview - Search bar

Product title

The ‘Product title’ is the text shown first for each product in the Product overview (1). Click the options icon to change which title you want to be shown for each product (2). You can select the SKU and Label system attribute as a standard, and short text attributes are also available to be used.

Product overview - Product title

Product Gallery

In the ‘Product Gallery’, you can select which media attribute source you want to use as the featured image (1). Click the options icon to choose an attribute (2).

Product overview - Product Gallery

Attributes

In the ‘Attributes’ setting, you can select which attributes to include as extra information below the ‘Product title’ in the ‘Product overview’ (1).

Click the ‘+ Add attributes’ button to select attributes (2), or click the red ‘X’ to remove an attribute (3).

Product overview - Attributes

Product page

Within the ‘Product page’ section you can define how product pages should look.

The two primary options, is the Autofill view’ (1), which will present all attributes that have been loaded for the E-Catalog, and ‘Organize attributes by group’ (2), which will group the attributes by the groups you have defined in the attribute settings.

Product page - Autofill

Customize Product Page

When deactivating autofill, you can customize how your product data should be presented on a product page. You can select attributes to be displayed in the ‘Featured’ Section of the product page (1) click the ‘+Add attributes’ button, and you can select ‘Body’ parts to be displayed (2) click the ‘+ Add component’.

Customize Product Page

Adding content to the Product page-body

To add content to the Body, press the ‘+ Add component’ button (1).

Adding content to the Product page-body

When adding a component you first get the option to name it (1). Then you can select what kind of content the component will be (2). It can be a ‘Attributes grid’ (3) which presents attributes, or a ‘Variations’ component that will display the different variations of your product (4) (make sure that the options 'Group variations with parent are selected in the Product overview settings to get this component option), Or lastly, it can be an ‘Assets’ component, that will display downloadable files that belong to your product (5). Press the ‘Add’ button to create your component (6).

Product page - Adding components

 

After adding a component, it will show up in the list of body components. In this list you can then drag & drop the components around, to organize your content order (1). To configure the content of your components, click the options icon in each of the components (2).

Product page - Options panel for components

Configuring the Attributes grid-component

First, you can change the name of the grid (1). Secondly, you can choose what kind of grid you want to display the content in. You can either select a 2 column layout, or a table list (2). Finally, you can press the ‘+ Add attributes’ button to add the attributes you want to show in the component (3).

Product page attributes grid-component-1

Configuring the Variations-component

With the 'Variations’ component, you can list the variation products of your parent products. First, you can change the ‘Component title’ (1). Then you can choose to use a ‘Grid layout’ or a list format to display the child products in (2). Choose a ‘Product title’ to be listed with the variations (3), and a ‘Thumbnail’ image (4). You can also select useful ‘Extra attributes’ to be included as extra information for the variations, eg. color, by clicking the ‘+ Add attributes’ button (5).

Product page - Configuring the Variations component

Configuring the Attributes-component

When using an ‘Assets’ component you can change the ‘Component title’ (1) and choose to display it in a ‘Grid’ or ‘List’ design (2). Furthermore, you can choose to either ‘Show’ the assets with the Thumbnail and its filename or just one of the parts (3). In the end, you can choose the media attributes to include in the component (4).

Product page - Configuring the Attributes component