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How To: Navigate and Use Your Site Manager

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The term "Site Manager" means the Back-End of your website. You may also hear your Site Manager referred to as "Back-End", "Control Panel",  or "Back-Office". All these phrases will mean the same thing, a place where you can make edits to a lot of the options on your site, create and edit new products, change website appearance, settings, domain name and addresses, billing info, and a lot more.

In this Article, we'll show you around the Site Manager and explain every option category. We will also assume that you have already logged in and you have accessed your Site Manager, if this is not the case, please revert back to How To: Access Your ASF Account and Site Manager

Table of contents

 

Pages Tab

Once you open up your Site Manager, by default you'll land on the Pages tab. Given that this is the case, we'll cover that one first. 

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Pages tab of your site Manager will display all pages on your website in the order in which they appear in your Navigation Bar on the live site. Your website starts out with a set of pages added by default to make the site building process easier. You'll notice there is a green or a red dot next to every page name which means that that page appears/does not appear in the navigation menu on the front end of the site. 

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You can switch this and therefore enable/disable a page from appearing in the Navigation Menu by clicking on the "Appears in the Navigation Menu" setting which is located on the Info tab of every page. 

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If you would like to rearrange pages in the Site Manager which would reflect also on the site's Navigation Bar, you can do so by using the Move tool to the left of the page's name. 

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Stand-Alone Pages section

Scrolling all the way down to the bottom of the page you will notice a separate section of pages that is labeled "Stand-Alone Pages". These are pages that do not appear in your navigation menu, that you want to keep organized outside of your navigation tree. Keeping pages here is simply for organization purposes; it does not affect the core functionality of any page.

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Header & Footer Tab

Header and Footer tab contains information that will be present on every page of your website. Here, you will be able to set up and edit elements such as the Logo Image, Footer section, Announcement Bar, Trust Badges and your GDPR Consent Overlay (cookie consent message).


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The tabs are laid out in the order below and next to each tab, you'll find a corresponding article that will walk you through the details of options available in each element. 

Tab Title Tab Functionality Corresponding Support Guide
Header  Logo & Slogan set up How To: Upload your Logo
Footer Set up of the Footer section How To: Edit your Footer Section
Subscribe Bar adds a form to the Footer Section that can be used as Newsletter Sign Up How To: Set Up Subscribe Bar
Announcement Bar Settings related to setting up and editing the Announcement Bar How To: Set up and Use the Announcement Bar
AR Badge Settings and Customizations of the Augmented Reality Badge  
Trust Bar Settings and Customizations of the Trust Badges from ASF How To: Use The Trust Bar
GDPR Consent Overlay Here you'll be able to customize Cookie Consent message on your site  Everything You Need to Know About the GDPR Overlay

 

Site Address Tab

Next up is the Site Address tab. Here, we can determine which custom domain address we want our site to be connected to. The Custom Domain will, naturally, need to have the DNS records updated accordingly before adding the domain address into the Site Address tab. 

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To learn more about connecting your Custom Domain name to your Art Storefronts Website, check out our Master Article on How to Set Up Custom Domain

Theme Tab

On the Theme Tab, you'll be able to select the Theme for your website.

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Navigating Theme's section, and the difference between Theme versions is explained in full detail in our How To: Select a Theme for Your Website

 

  • Site Settings Tab

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Site Settings tab will allow you to modify the overall settings of your website. It will hold a lot of features you can optimize and they are divided in several tabs. 


Info Tab
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The Info Tab will allow you to optimize general information on your website, as well as the Business Information. Here are some of the useful features that you can control from the Info Tab. 

  1. Delay Vendor Purchase
    This feature allows you to determine the number of days and the order amount to delay a Vendor Order. This means that you can delay the payment for print fulfillment costs from your Fulfillment Vendor. Keep in mind that this also delays the order production time, which is the main reason we'd not recommend using this feature unless you are in a specific situation where it is necessary. 

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  2. Tax Display Locations 
    This will let you determine where the tax charge will be shown to the customer. By default, it is set to "Only at the checkout page", which is what we'd recommend unless you live in a country whose laws require that information to be presented elsewhere. 

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  3. Business Information
    Business information consists of Email Addresses, Business name, Phone Number, Address and location information of your business. To learn more about how to set up your Business Information, please click on our article on How To: Enter Business Information

  4. Art Storefronts Branding

    At the very bottom of your website, displaying a subtle reference to the company "powering" your website is very common on the internet today. It provides further credibility and trust to new visitors who have never previously interacted with your brand.

    Here's how it works: If any artist or photographer happens to be on your website, and they click on this link and ultimately become an Art Storefronts customer -- you will earn a lucrative referral fee for every one of those based on our current referral payouts and terms.
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  5. Disable Right-Clicking
    This feature will disable right-clicking on your entire website, and will maximize the protection of your content. 
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  6. Round Prices To 
    Round prices feature will allow you to round prices on your website to a selected decimal. If your prices that have a decimal greater than .50, they will be rounded up to the chosen number, and (2) the prices below .50 will be rounded to the nearest dollar, and (3) the prices equal to .50 will remain unchanged. 
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The Success Plan

The Success Plan is our final section of the Site Manager, and it contains two tabs that are extremely important. First one, is the Site Auditor, and it is there to ensure that you have a state-of-the-art setup based on best practices both now and in the future. Here, you will see a green checkmark icon next to the steps that were correctly set up, and a red warning sign next to steps that are yet to be correctly set up. 

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The Marketing Plan tab will link you directly to our Marketing Calendar, which is our daily plan for growing your art business. Art Marketing Calendar is updated 365 days a year and every day contains a specific set of tasks you can do to grow your business. 
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Jump to menu

Jump to Menu represents a dropdown menu which will allow you access to various different parts of your website. This menu has been specifically designed to accommodate the most used, and most relevant website features and pages, and make website navigation smoother. 

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