When you’re working in an Art Print Store, you may find that the category you previously created needs to be edited. Maybe it doesn’t have lead content or SEO information. Fortunately, Art Storefronts makes it easy for you to make any changes you want at any point in time.
You will see several different tabs when editing a category in an Art Print Store. Click on the option you want to learn how to edit and you will be taken to that specific area of this article. You can continue there.
The Info Tab
Start in the Site Manager and click on the Art Print Store that contains the category you want to edit. For this example the store we are examining is using the default name of Warehouse.
On the next page, make sure you are on the tab labeled Categories & Products. This is the page that is going to allow you to work on your categories.
Scroll down the page and click on the Category you want to edit. We’re going to be working on the category labeled Fog.
Once you’ve clicked on the Category, click on the down arrow next to the Manage Category link.
Now click on edit category.
You’ll be taken to a new page and on that page, and you need to make sure you are on the tab labeled Info. This is where you’ll be able to edit the basic information regarding your Category.
You will see several options, but the first is Visibility. This can be set to Public or Private. If set to Public, it means that the Category will appear in your store. If set to Private, it means that the Category will not appear in the store. This does not take the page offline. It only means it cannot be accessed unless someone knows its exact URL.
See In Search/Product Gallery is next. If you set this to on, it means that images in this category and the category itself will appear in searches or in Product Galleries on your website.
Password Protect is the next box. In this section, you can enter a password for your page. When a customer navigates to it they will be asked for the password and if they don’t know it, they will not be able to access the page.
Name is the following section. This is where you can change the name of your Category at any time. It is best to keep it simple and concise.
Lead Content is the next item in the list. The content you insert here will go at the top of the page, just before the main content on the page. It should be used when you'd like to have some descriptive text before a form, or if you'd like to describe a certain category of products to someone who lands on that page. For form pages, specifically, you should include information here about what the form page is used for and, possibly, provide your business hours.
QR Code is the last item on this page. This creates a QR Code which can be read by a QR reader program on a computer or phone to go directly to this page in their browser.
The SEO Tab
SEO is an integral part of any page on your Art Storefronts website. By making sure you have all your SEO filled out appropriately and according to best practices you increase your chances of ranking higher within Google. This will be especially important in gaining traction on your website and eventually making sales. This is one step on the way to success and we urge you to make sure you are fully filling out SEO information anywhere possible.
If you need information regarding SEO, there are several resources that ASF provides to you for free:
- Review our SEO Lessons
- Review our Blog posts on SEO
- Watch our SEO Webinar
- Start a discussion on our private Facebook Group Small Wins
If you’d like to learn more about how to enter SEO information for a Category in an Art Print Store, please follow the directions below.
Click on the tab labeled SEO Options.
The first box is your SEO Title. This will not show up on your live website, but will be included between the 'title' tags in the code of your web page. This feature is valuable for Search Engine Optimization and should include 3-5 keywords that people might search for to find this page. Be sure you are not duplicating your SEO titles on your site because this can lead to Google viewing pages as duplicate content and they may not get indexed properly.
The second box is labeled Meta Keywords. Enter keywords here separated by a comma. This will not show up on your live website, but will be included in the code of your web page for Search Engine Optimization purposes. THESE KEYWORDS SHOULD NOT BE HYPHENATED.
The third box is Meta Description. Enter 1-2 sentences here describing this web page. These will not show up on your live website, but will be included in the code of your web page for Search Engine Optimization purposes. Be sure you are not duplicating your Meta Descriptions on your site because this can lead to Google viewing pages as duplicate content and they may not get indexed properly.
Smart URL is the final box. This will appear in the address bar of the browser, like the 'my-page' part in mydomain.com/my-page.
Once you’ve entered information in each of these boxes and you are happy with your results, click the Save button. If you navigate away from this page and you do not save, all this information will be lost. DO NOT CLICK THE BACK BUTTON. If you click back, your information will not be saved.
The Scripts Tab
When using the Art Storefronts platform, you may find that you need to implement custom code for a specific page or image on your website. Fortunately, Art Storefronts provides you with a way to do this that is quick, easy and precise.
If you would like to learn how to edit scripts for a Category in an Art Print Store, please follow the directions below.
First click on the tab labeled Scripts.
The first section you will see is labeled Head. Any script placed here will be inserted within the head part of your page, and will be applied to the current page only.
The second section you will see is labeled Body. Any script placed here will be inserted before the /body tag, and will be applied to the current page only.