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Sean McDunn

1 Year Ago

New Feature: Iframe Shopping Cart Widgets

This is going to get a much bigger announcement sometime next week, but I wanted to give everyone a sneak peek.

Click on "Behind the Scenes", and then look for the new icon that says "Shopping Cart Widgets".

You can now add an FAA shopping cart widget right into your own website. Just copy and pasted the "Embed Code" onto your site, and just like that... you've got a shopping cart.

It will look like this:

http://fineartamerica.com/widgetpreview.html?memberidtype=galleryid&memberid=3349&widgetid=1&domainid=0

There are also some neat little slideshow widgets with integrated shopping carts, as well.

If you get this up and running on your site, post a link to the appropriate page in this discussion so that we can all take a look.

Don't bother posting the widgets here in the discussion. They won't work here. Just post a link to the page on your site that contains the slideshow widget and/or shopping cart widget.

Sean

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Xueling Zou

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Sean! I will give it a try !!

 
 

Awesome, Sean!! BUT would be nice to be able to assign a specific gallery to either or both the slideshow and shopping cart widget - instead of just the most recent uploads. Thanks.


-W

 

Sean McDunn

1 Year Ago

The widgets are totally unbranded. You can add them to your website... and visitors to your website can then buy prints from you... and your buyers will never know that your shopping cart was powered by FAA until the prints actually arrive on their doorsteps.

Sean

 

Shana Rowe

1 Year Ago

Awesome Shawn, works great!! I tried to change the colors though and it didn't seem to take the changes. I put mine on my blog!! here is a link!!http://cautionartistatplay.blogspot.com/

 
 
 

Shana Rowe

1 Year Ago

Never mind I got the colors to change just fine!! This is an awesome new widget!! Thank you so much Sean!!!

 

Mark Tisdale

1 Year Ago

Very cool! Look forward to playing with this further!

 

Minnie Lippiatt

1 Year Ago

I don't understand. I thought our website already had a shopping cart. Where do I stick the widget?

 

Ricardo De Almeida

1 Year Ago

Nice!

 

Shana Rowe

1 Year Ago

Okay so now the color changes and personalization aren't working for me again, I changed it and didn't like it and went to change it again and every time I upload a new background it just pops up as the one before it, and at this point it won't let me do any changes to any of the others either...

 

Christine Till

1 Year Ago

That's awesome ... and so easy

Thanks :-)
This is not the final, I'm just starting to play around with it, but here's how it looks as of now.

http://ctgraphics.blogspot.com/2013/04/shopping-cart.html

 

Heather Applegate

1 Year Ago

Unfortunately Wordpress can't deal with it. Will just continue to link back to my AW site.
And it's far too wide for my blogspot blog, but I just create a page tab that links to my AW site too.

 

Andee Photography

1 Year Ago

Works on my Wordpress blog

There are several choices to use width wise

 
 

Shana Rowe

1 Year Ago

I cleared my cache and was able to make the changes I needed!! I have it in two places on my blog now!! A small one in the side column and the large one at the very bottom!!

 

Chuck Staley

1 Year Ago

I'm impressed! I put mine at the very bottom of the page on my personal web site:

http://www.chuckstaley.com

 

Jeff Kolker

1 Year Ago

Just curious, but is there a way you can go directly to particular picture?

 

Sean McDunn

1 Year Ago

Jeff,

Not yet. That's an easy addition, though. We're planning on adding it next week.

Sean

 

Dan Carmichael

1 Year Ago


I have a website that already has a PhotoCart shopping cart. Will it play nicely with that?

 

Jeff Kolker

1 Year Ago

Very cool! Thanks!

 

Christine Till

1 Year Ago


Sean, is there a way that we can open in galleries ?

 

Laura Fasulo

1 Year Ago

Just the toys I was needing. This is exciting news Sean!

 

Thanks for the new toy Sean. Have to start playing and find out how I can utilize it!

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Pam Elliott

3 Months Ago

Thanks Dave and Mark!

I did kinda figure it out where I attached the sales url link with the image so that if you click on the image it will pop up in FAA sales page. I don't like that it doesn't open another window for it and if you close out the FAA sales page, then it closes out your website too. But it's a start! :) www.pamelliottphotography.com - go to the Travel, then Italy page.. I have a test photo of me with link to a greece photo from my FAA site. (just testing it all out before starting the uploading of all the correct photos:)

And yes - I'm assuming it's a lot of double work unless you tell me otherwise? It seems that I would have to upload all my photos to FAA artist website. And also then upload all the same photos onto my own personal website with the links to the FAA url sales page. So - double uploading of the same photos. Is that correct? Just seeing if there was a shortcut.. :)

Thank you guys!
Pam

 

David Gordon

3 Months Ago

Pam,

It looks like you are on a Wordpress site, so If you want it to open in a new window, just check the box "open link in new window/tab" after you click on the link button when you are setting up the link.

 

FirstName LastName

3 Months Ago

Pam, to have your link open a new browser tab (keeping your website tab open), add:

target="_blank"

as shown in your link below:

{a href="http://fineartamerica.com/featured/white-alley-in-mykonos-greece-pam-elliott.html" target="_blank"}{img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-78" src="http://www.pamelliottphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PamMozartchocoball-300x225.jpg" alt="OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" width="300" height="225"}{/a}

Ha! Between Dave and I, you'll have lots of options!

 

Pam Elliott

3 Months Ago

You guys are awesome - Thank you so much for all the pointers! :) It's fun learning all this stuff!
Thank you!!
Pam

 

Marlene Watson

3 Months Ago

Thanks Karen, the book was created in a programme called "Flipping Book"

 

Jennifer Suits

1 Month Ago

I've been reading for awhile and I can't find a way to have a shopping cart widget only link to one particular image and not scroll. I'd like to individually list an image, provide info on my site and have it open up in a window to purchase just the one image. Any ideas?

 

Dan Turner

1 Month Ago

Jennifer, the FAA shopping cart widget only opens to the first page of your images or galleries. Opening to a specific image is not an option. In my view, that's a major fail.


Dan Turner
Dan Turner's Seven Keys to Selling Art Online

 

Edward Fielding

1 Month Ago

Even better - link to a specific image and form factor. Like if you wanted to promote a line of Christmas cards sold by the box.

 

Jennifer Suits

1 Month Ago

I agree, Dan. Their unbranded widgets are great, and they are great at making it very simple, but integrating better with our web sites could mean a significant increase in sales for us (and them). Perhaps they should have an "advanced widgets" section which takes a little extra work (e.g. replacing a hyperlink) so that the basics aren't disturbed.

I would think creating a purchase link to a pop up window/cart for an individual image would not be difficult to create. In fact, there should be a way to create a widget where we could enter particular search parameters (e.g. gallery, subject, or one specific image) and that would create a pop up window to add that particular item to the cart.

Do you know if FAA works with outside developers? If I hired a developer to create that widget would they work with us to make sure it's done correctly? I wouldn't mind sharing. I just need it!

 

Dan Turner

1 Month Ago

Myself and others have been asking for a more complete widget since the FAA widget was introduced a year ago. I think we have our answer regarding further development.


Dan Turner
Dan Turner's Seven Keys to Selling Art Online

 

Christine Till

1 Month Ago


Probably I don't understand correctly what Dan and Edward are saying. I'm tired ...

But .... I have the widget all of my blogs and on my website, e.g. http://www.ct-graphics.com/shop.html and after a click on a thumbnail of choice prints can be purchased from there.

The only thing that's driving me nuts (and I have reported that a gazillion of times without getting an explanation from Sean, the site owner or a correction of the programming error) is, that the price on the widget is not the same as here on FAA or the AW or anywhere else.
E.g. my price on all FAA hosted sites is $32.00 for an 'Art Print' and when using the widget on my blog or website is $32.20
Seems like someone has problems to do the math.

Probably that's not what you were talking about though ...

 

Jennifer Suits

1 Month Ago

No, that's a different problem, Christine, but certainly a strange one. I just checked your site and it looks like your prices are the same on your web site as on your FAA page. I only checked a few, but they seemed consistent. Maybe they fixed it?

My problem is that I would like to manually include a link on each of my photos in my web site's gallery which open up a pop up window to purchase that particular image only. I want people to be able to shop on my site as they see things they like. With these widgets, someone might see something they like, then they have to go to the designated shopping page (the one with the widget), SEARCH for that same image they were just looking at before they can buy it.

There are a lot of extra clicks needed to purchase through the widget and they aren't particularly intuitive for buyers.

Dan, I'm new to this site so I don't know the ins and outs. I don't mind paying a developer to create a single link widget, but I don't want to run afoul of any rules. I would also be happy to share that widget once developed or even give it to FAA to share with everyone. Is there a particular forum, support address or person to contact about that?

 

Christine Till

1 Month Ago


Thanks for checking, Jennifer. Weird enough ... I get different prices on Art Prints on the FAA sites and the widget on my site.
It's a something I have nightmares about !!!

Unfortunately there is no particular forum, support address or person to contact about what you want.
You'll have to send a support ticket http://fineartamerica.com/contactus.html?tab=contactus
and Abbie will make sure you get an answer one way or the other.

 

Jane McIlroy

1 Month Ago

Jennifer, you don't need a widget for what you want to do, just a simple html link, the way I did it on my website http://www.janemcilroy.com

 

Jennifer Suits

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the tip, Jane, but that link takes the visitor away from my site and onto an FAA artist site. I don't want my visitors to have to leave my site, even if it looks similar. I'm picky :-)

 

Jane McIlroy

1 Month Ago

Yes, I see what you mean - I compromised by making the link open in a new widow, but it's not quite the same. My reason for not using a widget was that it wouldn't convert currencies correctly (prices are only correct in USD), so I had to find a workaround.

 

Dewa Wirabuwana

1 Month Ago

Hi Guys,

I have linked FAA image gallery into my own website, but seems it is not auto resize if I browse my gallery using phone or ipad. It is only fit properly if I use pc or laptop.

Do you know how to make it become auto resize? Sorry I am an amateur in website design/programming.

Please check my website below, go to shop - buy printed image. Open it using phone..
Www.theworldtravelingphotographer.com

Br,
Dewa

 

Philip Sweeck

1 Month Ago

"My problem is that I would like to manually include a link on each of my photos in my web site's gallery which open up a pop up window to purchase that particular image only."

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Hereís how to create the code to show a shopping cart with just one image ( useful for when you want visitors / buyers to stay on your site when linking from an image on your site rather than directing the visitor and viewer to the corresponding image on the FAA artist website ):


1. customize the shopping cart in behind the scenes as you want it to look ( background, colors, etc ). Then copy this part of the code ( selected in blue ) and paste it into your browser bar.


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itís the second link in the code, up until the memberid : https://fineartamerica.com/widgetshoppingcart/artwork.html?memberidtype=artistid&memberid=133590


2. After putting it into your browser this is what you will see but with your own images:


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3. Now click on an image that you want to create an individual shopping cart for, like I did with this one:


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4. Finally, copy the url address in the browser and paste it on the part of the code from step 1. Then copy and paste the whole code for use on a webpage.


Now you have a shopping cart i-frame code of just one image and that you can use on a page of your own website and also link to it from a gallery page on your own site, this way the visitor stays on your site rather than being redirected to the artistwebsite and it gives both the flexibility of using your own gallery design and of using the shopping cart to each image but from your own site.

See here for how I did it on my site:

http://www.livingwithpictures.com/open-edition-prints


The only thing that I would still want is to have the ability to select just one gallery to show in the search menu of the shopping cart ( that way one can create different shopping cart codes for different galleries ) + the shopping cart needs to be responsive and more mobile friendly.

 

Jennifer Suits

1 Month Ago

Phil, Thank you! Great tip and the screenshots are helpful. I can't wait to play with it this weekend! I totally agree with you on the responsiveness. It's too bad the widgets aren't mobile friendly. Hopefully, they are working on that.

btw: your work is very good. I particularly like the industrial pieces. And the in situ images are great!

 

Philip Sweeck

1 Month Ago

Thanks Jennifer.

Sean, maybe you will read this, if you look at this page for example with a shopping cart of an individual image:

http://www.livingwithpictures.com/industrial-memory6

It would be great and much more useful if there was the ability to let the 'View all Images' link disappear, as well as the 'Previous', 'Next' and 'All' buttons and the Image: #6 of 259 text.

I like the 'Back' link that goes back to the gallery page the visitor came from ( the link works when the page with the cart is opened that way, by clicking on an image in the gallery page on my site ) and only that link in the shopping cart is enough when the shopping cart is used like I'm using it on my site and in my example link. I wouldn't even need that link either as I could make a link back to the gallery myself, and then it would always work.

 

Mary Ellen Anderson

1 Month Ago

I've tried to skim this thread, but I'm trying to display images in gallery mode instead of image mode on my widget.

How do you modify the code for this?

--mary ellen anderson

 

Philip Sweeck

1 Month Ago

It works the same as my description above, except if you want to show a whole gallery you click on one of the galleries in the gallery menu after having done step 2. That way the previous and next buttons only go to the images in that gallery. But the menu with all the other galleries in it will always be there too, and a viewer of the shopping cart could always clear the selection to show all images and galleries.

 

Prints of Italy

1 Month Ago

Could use a bit of help please. I did a quick glance of the posts and didn't find the answers. My apologies if already answered.

I'm using Wordpress

1. How would I insert the "View all Images" in the header of widget that I've seen on other shopping carts?

2. How would I add a "Cell Phone Cases" link to the widget under Products? Has anyone done this yet?

3. How would I insert/show "Greeting Card and Phone Case w/price under the prices that are part of the widget? When single images or Galleries are viewed? Like on AW

With a lot of time, I could probably figure these out, but would greatly appreciate anyone who could help me out. Saving one who hates coding a lot of frustration. :) Thanks!

 

The cases and cards will be put on there soon. They are not on there at present.

 

Prints of Italy

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the reply Abbie, even if that wasn't what I wanted to hear. Any ETA and when they'll be added?

Any chance you know how to add "View all Images"?

 

Philip Sweeck

1 Month Ago

If there are cases and cards etc..then they must come with the possibility to either enable or disable them in the shopping cart widget because some might prefer to not have them in the widget.

 

Phil Welsher

25 Days Ago

Trying to use shopping cart widget #3, but it only displays the first 15 images. How do I get it to display all the images?

 

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