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liveBooks understands that leading clients to your WeddingWire storefront so they can review you is an important part of your business! This is why we created a simple way to add a ‘Review Us’ button to your website. To begin, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your WeddingWire account
  2. Click ‘Request Reviews’ under the ‘Reviews’ tab
  3. Under the ‘Review Us Button‘ heading, customize your button color
  4. Click ‘Get the Code

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5. Copy the HTML code
6. Open the liveBooks dashboard
7. Click Content
8. Click on the page you wish to add your ‘Review Us’ widget to
9. Click the green “+” icon to add a content block to the page

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10. Highlight and click the HTML content block

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11. Paste the HTML code you copied from your WeddingWire account into the HTML box. For more information on how to use this content block, click here!

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12. Save and publish!

Is there a new liveBooks8 feature that you are excited to learn more about? Let us know at social@livebooks.com!

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The liveBooks8 website editor allows you to create a custom navigation bar that fits your website’s specific needs. Whether this includes a drop-down menu that organizes your portfolio galleries, the use of social media icons, or the use of links and buttons, you’ll be able to customize every aspect of the navigation bar. Check out the video tutorial below to get started!

Is there a new liveBooks8 feature that you are excited to learn more about? Let us know at social@livebooks.com!

January 17th, 2017

Getting Started | Tuesday’s Tip

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Starting to build your website on a new platform may seem like a daunting task. From the content to the design, we can see where it can get overwhelming. This is why our liveBooks8 platform offers easy-to-use tools that will make it easy to start creating content and perfecting your website’s design. In addition, our 24/7 Knowledge Base offers you articles, tutorials, and tips to help you along the way. Take a look at our video below to begin exploring all the features your liveBooks8 website has to offer!

Posted in Editing / Tuesday's Tip

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The process of uploading images to your liveBooks8 website doesn’t have to be a daunting one! With some planning and organizing, your images and portfolio galleries will begin to take shape before you know it. From recommended image sizes to uploading your images in order to create image galleries, this tutorial will help get your galleries on their way to perfection!

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The liveBooks team would like to wish you a Happy New Years. We know that with the beginning of a fresh new year, many people get wrapped up in new projects and goals. Why not make one of them cleaning up your website? Here are a few tips that will help get your website ready for a new year with a fresh start!

  1. Update your image gallery

Sometimes you get caught up with work, whether it’s at photoshoots, editing images, creating editorials, and forget to update your website with the new images you’ve created. Updating your images is an important part of showcasing your work. This is especially important for your homepage. Now is a great time to look at your recent jobs and see which images would be best to showcase.

2. Check your links

It’s important to check your external and internal links continuously throughout the year. Links that don’t lead your audience anywhere create a poor user experience. They are less likely to go back to your website once this happens. It is especially important to check external links as other websites may change page names, website URLs, etc. Internal links are equally as important but are under your control. Check these every time you change a page name within your website.

3. Optimize your SEO 

SEO is one of the most important aspects of your website! The liveBooks8 platform allows you to control SEO on a page/photo level as well as as on a site-wide level. It’s important that all of your SEO tags, descriptions and titles be up-to-date. Now is a great moment to look over these parts of your website. Still need some help understanding what SEO is and how you can optimize it on your website? Read our SEO Everything article!

4. Remove any outdated information from your pages

As a new year begins, it brings the opportunity to showcase new works and events that you would like your clients to see and attend. Potential clients interested in attending your events and conferences could be lost if they see that you have not updated information for the 2017 year.

5. Update your website’s copyright footer

Your website’s copyright year will not automatically update. Make sure that if you have a copyright on your website, to change the year from 2016 to 2017! This is especially important in the footer – the place where most people forget to look through.

These simple tips will make your website look both cleaner and more professional. As the new year begins, make sure to set aside some time to complete these tasks. They will make your website look both more professional and will help attract the right clients in 2017.

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What’s next once you have finished creating your website? Publishing it for everyone to see! This instructional video shows you how to add your domain name to your liveBooks settings and helps set up all DNS records to correctly point to your liveBooks site. Note: 1&1 is used in as the registrar example but all settings and changes apply to any domain provider.

If you have any questions while publishing your site, we urge you to contact our Support team at support@livebooks.com!

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Tuesdays Tip

The liveBooks8 platform allows you to swap out images, edit text, and change layout all within the Design view of your website editor. With this tutorial, you’ll be able to swap out images from the design view on your liveBooks8 dashboard quickly and easily.

  1. From the main dashboard view, click the design view.
  2. Select the page you wish to change images on.
  3. Move the mouse over the image you wish to swap out and click the change image icon.

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4. You will be prompted to pick the replacement image from the image library.

5. Choose the image you want and click add images.

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6. View your changes and click publish!

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If you have any questions while publishing your site, we urge you to contact our Support team at support@livebooks.com!

Tuesdays Tip

What’s next once you have finished creating your website? Publishing it for everyone to see! This instructional video shows you how to add your domain name to your liveBooks settings and helps set up all DNS records to correctly point to your liveBooks site. Note: GoDaddy is used in as the registrar example but all settings and changes apply to any domain provider.

If you have any questions while publishing your site, we urge you to contact our Support team at support@livebooks.com!

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be one of the most important features that your website can have. This feature encompassed the technical requirements needed to improve your website’s rankings, drive organic traffic, and increase awareness in search engines. liveBooks is proud to boast that our built-in SEO tool offers our clients the ability to customize their SEO settings on a photo, page, and site-wide level.  Additionally, all liveBooks8 sites automatically include micro date that search engines, web crawlers, and browsers can extract and process to provide a richer browsing experience for users.

Learn how to start utilizing our SEO Everything™ tools with our quick tutorial below.

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liveBooks offers many options for you to customize your site’s mobile navigation. With its standard settings, your site will come with mobile navigation style that matches your chosen theme. You will be able to customize options for navigation within the Design tool:

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  1. Select Design from the Dashboard navigation bar.
  2. If not already selected, select the Sitewide tab on the righthand sidebar.
  3. Select Navigation

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4. Select the Mobile tab to view your mobile navigation design settings.

5. Dropdown your icon options under the Layout dropdown menu. We give you 45 icons with over 130 icon style and shape variations to choose from, providing unique customization for you and your business’ brand. Select from the icons you see here.

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6. Take a look below Layout and you will find all of your icon settings. Change how the icon looks and animates here:

(A) Icon – choose your icon color via presets or leave it without one.

(B) Shape – add a shape beneath your icon or leave it without one.

(C) Symbol Size – adjust how large or small you want your icon to appear.

(D) Icon Position – have your icon appear on the left or right side of your site.

(E) Style – have your navigation appear from above or slide in from the side of the screen.

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(F) Reveal – select how the navigation reveals the menu items:

  • Fullscreen – fill the entire screen with your navigation menu, on the click action.
  • Push Content – choose this option to have your navigation menu push your content over, on the click action.
  • Overlay Content – choose this option to have your navigation overlay on top of all your content, on the click action.

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(G) Animation – 5 different animation effects

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(H) Trigger – choose how your navigation menu is made visible:

  • Label & icon – include the first navigation item’s title with your icon on the side, the styled expandable menu displays beneath.
  • Icon only – show only the icon.

(I) Use mobile navigation on all devices – enable to display the mobile navigation in all viewports/devices. Currently available on two layout types: Top Navigation (Logo Above) and Top Navigation (Logo Below).

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7. The Text panel adjusts default styling and font choices for all views of your navigation menu.

(J) Select your desired font and stylings for your navigation menu.

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8. Within the Expandable Menus panel, design how the navigation menu appears on reveal.

(K) The design settings made here are for your navigation menu if you enable a navigation menu that appears on a click action.

(L) Sub-Navigation – choose “Always expand” to make all sub-navigation pages visible in the expanded menu. “Expand on click” makes an arrow appear and will require the customer to click the parent navigation item to view the child pages.

9. Select Save and Publish to make all of your navigation changes live now.

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