Registry Valet gift registry software works with BOTH static HTML-based catalog pages AND dynamically generated catalog pages using ASP, PHP, ColdFusion, .NET, and many others. The information below is somewhat targeted toward static HTML based web sites.
For dynamically generated catalog pages using ASP, PHP, ColdFusion, .NET, osCommerce, or others, some fields in the "Add to Registry" form must be URL encoded. See below for more information and samples. If your web site's catalog pages are dynamically generated and you need further help or assistance, please contact support at (919) 477-2100 and press option 1 for support.
Now, you will use the Registry Valet Code Generator tool to create the small HTML form that will allow visitors to your site to place gift items in their bridal registry, gift registry or wish list.
FAQ: Do I have to create a separate "Add to Registry" button for each item on my web site?
YES. Each item on your web site must have it's own unique "Add to Registry" form including the item's unique "Add to Cart" form embedded in it. Note that if you intend to use the post-back system, the add-to-cart code must be a form. If you attempt to use a link instead of a form, our system will not be able to insert the appropriate information into your add-to-cart form and the post-back system will not work.
NOTE: If your site uses PHP, ColdFusion, ASP, or another web language to dynamically generate your catalog pages from a database, we can help with code that you can embed in your page templates to automatically include the "Add to Registry" button. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information and examples.
Again, inside the administrator, click on the Code Generator button in the toolbar to open the code generator page.
Click this icon and the code generator form will popup in a new window. If this window does not appear, be sure that your browser allows popups for this page. The window will look similar to this:
Now, choose a gift item for sale on your web site that you would like shoppers to be able to place into their gift registry and fill out the form with the required information. Be sure that you do not include a "$" in the item price. Click the "Generate Code" button and the HTML form will be displayed.
About the "Add to Cart code" and "Option Selection Code" fields
This is the most complicated part of setting up Registry Valet. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call or email and we will be happy to help you. Registry Valet Support: (919) 477-2100 and press option 1 for support firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do I have to put my "Add to Cart" code into this form?
When a registrant places a gift item into their gift registry, they generally want their friends and family to be able to visit their list of items and simply click an "Add to Cart" button to buy a gift item. If you do not include your item's "Add to Cart" form, there will be no way for their friends and family (your customers) to buy a gift from the list.
What if I am not selling my items online?
There are many reasons why you might not be selling items online, but still need wish list or gift registry software. So, if you are not actually allowing customers to buy online, you can use the "Add to Cart code" field for another purpose! Since the contents of this field are displayed next to each gift in the registry, you can put any text or HTML you like in this field. For example, you might want to have some text such as "In Store Purchase Only", or "Call to buy this gift by phone". You can use any HTML you want, or just type your message.
Add to Cart Code Field
When a shopper is viewing one of your customers' gift registry lists, you will want there to be an add-to-cart button next to each item. This button will ONLY be displayed using the code that you type or paste into this field. If you leave it blank, there will be no button next to each item in the gift registry list.
Each item that you sell on your site probably already has an add-to-cart form so that shoppers can put it into their shopping cart. It is this form that you must type or paste into the "Add to Cart code" field before you click the "Generate" button. If you have gift items that include options such as size, color, etc., see below before you paste anything into this field.