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New Feature: Iframe Shopping Cart Widgets

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 04/04/2013 - 8:19 PM

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:

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.



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Posted by: Xueling Zou on 04/04/2013 - 8:22 PM

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


Posted by: Andee Photography on 04/04/2013 - 8:28 PM


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 04/04/2013 - 8:30 PM

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.



Posted by: Sean McDunn on 04/04/2013 - 8:35 PM

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.



Posted by: Shana Rowe on 04/04/2013 - 8:37 PM

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!!


Posted by: Shana Rowe on 04/04/2013 - 8:38 PM


Posted by: Loretta Luglio on 04/04/2013 - 8:38 PM


Posted by: Shana Rowe on 04/04/2013 - 8:42 PM

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


Posted by: Mark Tisdale on 04/04/2013 - 8:45 PM

Very cool! Look forward to playing with this further!


Posted by: Minnie Lippiatt on 04/04/2013 - 8:46 PM

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


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 04/04/2013 - 8:46 PM


Posted by: Shana Rowe on 04/04/2013 - 8:49 PM

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...


Posted by: Christine Till on 04/04/2013 - 8:57 PM

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.


Posted by: Heather Applegate on 04/04/2013 - 8:58 PM

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.


Posted by: Andee Photography on 04/04/2013 - 9:16 PM

Works on my Wordpress blog

There are several choices to use width wise


Posted by: Andee Photography on 04/04/2013 - 9:16 PM


Posted by: Shana Rowe on 04/04/2013 - 9:23 PM

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!!


Posted by: Chuck Staley on 04/04/2013 - 9:30 PM

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


Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 04/04/2013 - 9:45 PM

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


Posted by: Sean McDunn on 04/04/2013 - 9:48 PM


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



Posted by: Dan Carmichael on 04/04/2013 - 9:49 PM

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


Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 04/04/2013 - 9:55 PM

Very cool! Thanks!


Posted by: Christine Till on 04/04/2013 - 9:58 PM

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


Posted by: Laura Fasulo on 04/04/2013 - 10:02 PM

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


Posted by: Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography on 04/04/2013 - 10:04 PM

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

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Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 05/10/2013 - 11:25 AM

Here's mine...

For now, I made another account just to use for the shopping cart and to upload only what is also on my site or in the same style. Hope it will get possible to select specific galleries or images so that there's no need to have a separate account just to do that.


Posted by: Gary Rea on 05/10/2013 - 12:05 PM

Thanks, Phillip! Got it all up and running, now. :)


Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 05/10/2013 - 3:33 PM

No problem : ).

A thing I noticed is that when the images are viewed as a group ( like the six images per page ) the title of the work is shown underneath each image but when the title is too long it is cut off ( like on the FAA pages ). Clicking on the title or the image will lead to the image but without its title.


Posted by: Gary Rea on 05/10/2013 - 8:52 PM

Oh, well. I'm not big on titles, anyway. ;)


Posted by: Jan Boyd on 06/25/2013 - 1:08 AM

FIrst of all, thank you for taking the time to create this widget. I am helping a friend add it to her site and we have successfully done that - with one exception. The widget only rotates through the first 12 images from her FAA site. Is there a way to make it iterate through all of her images? You can find here widget on this page:

Greg Hodges


Posted by: Ann Ranlett on 07/09/2013 - 7:24 PM

Took me some time today to figure out how to make the Wordpress page where I wanted to put the shopping cart widget accept the widget without a scroll bar, but I got it.

Slick widget - thanks!


Posted by: Paul OToole on 07/09/2013 - 7:28 PM


Posted by: William Cain on 07/09/2013 - 7:31 PM

I have two on my blog site one is the FAA Store and the other is about 2 pictures down for the slide show


Posted by: William Cain on 07/09/2013 - 7:37 PM

P.S Did notice that about half way down the page there is another slideshow from FAA but it's blank wonder how that happened.


Posted by: Beverly Shelby on 10/06/2013 - 1:09 PM

Can someone talk me through how to do this on a WordPress blog? I've tried posting a "Text" widget- and only the words "Fine Art America" show up at the bottom of my page. I've tried adding a new post with the link.... and all that shows up is the jibberish showing what page it would lead to. Any advice? Thanks, Bev


Posted by: Shauna Milton on 11/12/2013 - 3:44 PM

I've added this very cool widget to my site, however the display order in the galleries does not match the display order which I set up on the FAA site. How do I get the display order to match once I've selected a gallery? Thanks!


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/12/2013 - 4:56 PM

The widget is your images page and that is what it will show. They do not work on a wordpress hosted blog


Posted by: Shauna Milton on 11/12/2013 - 5:02 PM

Thanks Isabella, I think you're responding to me when you say that the widget is my images page and that's what it will show. So, is there a way to control the display on the images page like there is on FAA? I guess I'm not exactly sure which images page you are referring to either. Thanks for your help!


Posted by: Sharon Mau on 11/13/2013 - 1:11 AM

. . Aloha Shauna . . it depends on the size you choose to display for the number of images in your shopping cart widget . . my largest shopping widget displays 944 images . . it's large and beautiful . . you'll see it in my comment near the top of this forum . . .

Have a look at your tabs on your profile . .

. . you have images

and you have galleries . .

Abbie is referring to your images URL

You may rearrange your images and move others to the forefront to change or update your widget display . .


Posted by: Gregory Scott on 11/13/2013 - 1:22 AM

Per Isabella: "The widget is your images page and that is what it will show."
In my mind, that is the design problem of the widget.

Ideally, I'd like the widget to be for one and only one image, so I can link an image on my website to the corresponding image on FAA.
I can do that, almost, by linking each image on my website, to the image page on my AW site. But I think that's a bit confusing to the user, somehow, particularly in terms of navigation back to my website. I think that it needs to be a little more seamless, and image specific, so I can use the widget to sell ALL my images on my website.

Or am I missing something?


Posted by: Shauna Milton on 11/13/2013 - 10:24 AM

Thanks Sharon for the clarification. I see how to do it now. :)


Posted by: Sharon Mau on 11/13/2013 - 4:39 PM

. . you're welcome Shauna . . ♥ . .


Posted by: Isa Maria on 11/21/2013 - 3:08 PM

When will the widget include cards and a zoom feature? Zooming in on the artwork is something that would be super helpful!!


Posted by: Mark W Ballard on 11/21/2013 - 7:04 PM

EDIT: post misplaced...


Posted by: Beverly Brown Prints on 11/25/2013 - 1:24 PM

I just noticed that discount codes still don't work in the shopping cart widget.
Any idea when this will be fixed?


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/25/2013 - 2:15 PM


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Posted by: Floyd Snyder on 11/25/2013 - 2:32 PM

I am way behind on this Shopping Cart widget.

When you say "right into your own website" are you meaning our AW or our other, outside of FAA websites?

The AW already have the shopping cart and why would I care if the buyer knows it is coming form FAA or not unless
I am going to get the buyers information like email address, name and street address. That would be valuable to me.

One of the many things I don't understand but hey, there is world of things I don't understand! lol


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/25/2013 - 3:00 PM

The widget is for external sites who accept html and javascript

Copy the code and paste it into an html enabled area

If unsure whether it is html and javascript enabled, you need to check with your sites support service

They are not for your site on either FAA or the premium site. It is a feature for another website you may have that does not have the cart on it already

You can see mine here


Posted by: Floyd Snyder on 11/25/2013 - 4:49 PM

Thanks Abbie Does Art! lol

I guess I am right on top of things and didn't even know it.


Posted by: Ted Petrovits on 01/24/2014 - 12:40 AM

Since this is the Sean official topic on the widget, I thought I would post here... Great job, first off... I was wondering if there was a way to keep the background image to follow through when you click on images and onward through checkout? Thanks I always enjoy cool useful additions..


Posted by: Karen Joslin on 03/05/2014 - 3:08 PM

First off, I'd like to say that overall I like the shopping cart widget. It's a great tool for those of use who have our own websites. So thank you for making it available! What I'd really like to see added is greeting cards and phone cases so I don't have to send customers to an external website for those. Now that is up, perhaps it's just a matter of adding a widget that links to the galleries instead of the FAA galleries. Then artists would have the option of using either one, depending on what products they want to make available on their own website.


Posted by: Frank J Casella on 03/05/2014 - 6:42 PM

Agree with you Karen. That would be really nice ... for the Wordpress blogs.


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