Now the real fun begins. In this section, we will discuss the various settings of the gift registry software as well as customization of the gift registry pages. The first thing to do is go back to the main menu and click on the Registry Settings icon. It looks like this:
Now that you are on the main settings screen ( see example ), the first thing to look at is the background color. By default the background color is white, which in HTML hex Triplet code, is "FFFFFF". There are many more colors available based upon mixing the three sets of two codes. You may experiment with these color codes if you wish. Just to get started, the best thing to do is leave the background as white (FFFFFF). You may also use color names such as "white", "blue", etc.
Setting up Your Company Logo
The quickest and easiest customization you can perform is to add your company logo to the top of the page. This is done using the company logo management system. Click on the Company Logo button in the toolbar. It looks like this:
NOTE: If you intend to setup a custom HTML header, there is no need to upload a company logo. The header will automatically replace a logo anyway.
Now that you are on the Company Logo screen, you can upload your own image to adorn the top of your gift registry pages. The upload form looks like this:
Notice the "Browse..." button. This allows you to search on your computer to find the image you want to upload. Click this button to bring up the "File Open" dialog box and use it to navigate to your company logo image on your computer.
NOTE: The image file that you choose MUST be either a .jpg, .gif, or .png file. Although you may have your logo as a .bmp file, these will not render correctly in all browsers so it is important not to use them.
Once you have selected the correct image (and its name appears in the form field), click "Change Logo". This will upload your image file and set it as the logo for your gift registry system. Back on the gift registry settings screen, you will see a drop-down box labeled "Logo Alignment". Using this dropdown box, you may choose to have your logo displayed either in the center or at the left edge of your gift registry. If you change this field, be sure to click the "Save" button in the toolbar of the gift registry settings screen.
You may also click the "Printer-Friendly Logo" tab and upload a black and white or grayscale image of your logo for use on the printer friendly registry list page. This page is often brought into a retail store as a reference to a specific registry or wish list. The operation of the Printer-Friendly Logo section is identical to the Company Logo section.
Now, go back to the "Create New Registry" page that we setup on the first step of this tutorial and you should see your logo at the top! If you wish to change the image at any time, just go back to the Company Logo screen, find the new image file and upload that. It will automatically replace the currently defined logo.
Setting up Gift Registry Wallpaper.
To upload your own background wallpaper to further customize the gift registry software, go back to the registry settings screen and click on the Registry Wallpaper icon in the toolbar. It looks like this:
The Wallpaper Management window will appear and look like this:
Once you are on the Registry Wallpaper screen, you will see that it looks very much like the Company Logo screen with the addition of a "Show Wallpaper" checkbox. This will be checked by default. The purpose of the "Show Wallpaper" checkbox is to allow you to define background wallpaper, but choose to not show it in favor of using a background color instead. You may experiment with this setting to see how it works. For now, click the "Browse..." button on the form to find a wallpaper image you would like to use. Once you have selected a wallpaper image (and its name appears in the form field), click "Change Wallpaper". This will upload your wallpaper selection and set it as the background of all gift registry software pages. Again, go back to the Create New Gift Registry form to see the results.
Setting up gift registry event types.
To make changes to the default list of event types for gift registries, click the Events button in the toolbar:
On the events edit screen, you will see the default list of 12 event types.
When someone creates a new registry, they will select their event type from this list. To make changes to the list, click the trash can icon to delete an event type or type a new event type into the form field at the top of the list and click "Add". To change the sort order, enter alphanumeric codes composed of numbers and/or letters. Sorting is from A to Z and 0 to 9. So, for example, a sort code of A01 would appear at the top of the list and a sort code of Z09 would appear at the bottom of the list.
Setting up "How Did You Hear About Us" options
When someone creates a new registry, you may optionally ask them to tell you how they heard about your website. There are 3 options for the "How Did You Hear About Us" setting:
The options are "Do Not Show", "Show as freeform text field", and "Show as List". "Do Not Show" hides the option from the registrant. "Show as freeform text field" allows the registrant to type anything they wish into the field. "Show as List" allows you to preset a list of possible choices for the registrant to choose from. If you select this last option, you can setup the list with any number of options you wish. To set the list, click the "Hear About" button in the toolbar.
On the "How Did You Hear About Us" options screen, you will see the default list of choices:
To make changes to the list, click the trash can icon to delete an option or type a new option into the form field at the top of the list and click "Add". To change the sort order, enter alphanumeric codes composed of numbers and/or letters. Sorting is from A to Z and 0 to 9. So, for example, a sort code of A01 would appear at the top of the list and a sort code of Z09 would appear at the bottom of the list.