10 quick steps to setup Flaunt

Quickstart Guide

 

Introduction

This is a quick 10 step guide to setting up a client set and sending it to them. There are numerous options that are detailed in our video library and other documentation. you can play around with at your leisure. 

 

Video Library 

You can find some video tutorials here for Flaunt here:  Video tutorials

 

Flaunt Slideshow Guide

Get a complete understanding of the Flaunt product. Go there now

 

Comprehensive Guide

This takes you tab by tab and line item by line item. Go there now

 

Step 1

Prepare your images

All of your images should be cropped, optimized, and saved for the web before you upload them. This will help your product load images as fast as possible. Click the "Watch Video Tutorial" button to learn more about this. The image sizes used in our demo are listed in the sections below.

Image should be no larger that 1000 x 1000 pixels.

 

Step 2

Set up your contact page

  1. Select the “Pages” tab
  2. Click the "Contact" tab
  3. Add a title for the page (ie: contact us)
  4. In the "Description" area you can add your address, phone number, etc.
  5. Your Website URL: in the first field add your http//www.com.  In the second Field add the name of your website (ie: Jay Reilly Photography)
  6. Your Email: In the first field, enter your email address.  In the second field, enter your name.
  7. Server Email: Leave this blank unless you have a Yahoo account or you know your server requires it. 
  8. Click “Save”

 

Step 3

Set up your gallery wall
This will be the location that your clients come to login to their set. 

  1. Select the “Pages” tab
  2. Click the "Splash" tab
  3. Add a title that will appear in the opening Dialog box like: "Welcome"
  4. In the "Description" field, write something like: Thank you for visiting my photo cart.  Your orders will be sent in x days, etc etc. 
  5. Splash Page View:  Choose "Gallery Wall" from the drop down list.  ( VIDEO - Flaunt Slideshow - login vs gallery wall )
  6. Hide Image count: Select "True" and this will hide the image count for each set on the wall
  7. Auto hide Expired Sets Bool: Select "True" and this will remove expired sets from the wall.  (Keeps it clean and tidy)
  8. Click “Save”

 

Step 4 

Add your Logo(s)

  1. Select the “Setup” tab
  2. Click the "Design" tab
  3. Dialog Logo: Upload a logo for all of the Dialog windows.  This logo should be no wider than 440 pixels.  We also recommend that this file is saved as a transparent PNG file.   
  4. Navigation Logo:  Upload a logo for the left side of the navigation tool bar.  This logo should be no less than 40 pixels tall.  We also recommend that this file is saved as a transparent PNG file.   
  5. Click "Save"

 

Step 5

Create a client set 

  1. Click “Content”
  2. Click “NEW”
  3. Name the set
  4. Click “Create Set”

HINT: name it something simple like the client's name “smith”. Don't use funny characters like %,$,&

 

Upload web ready images (see sizes above)

  1. Click “Content”
  2. Click the client set
  3. Click the “Image Set” tab on the right panel
  4. Click the “Upload” button at the bottom
  5. Click “Add Files From your Computer” (in the new window)
  6. Find the images you want to upload
  7. Wait for all of the images to be done loading.
  8. Click “Done”

 

Step 6

Adjust the settings for this set (optional)

  1. Click “Content”
  2. Click the client set
  3. Click the “Settings” tab on the right panel
  4. Enter a Password (optional)
  5. Set an expiration date (optional)
  6. Add a photo cart link: If you add a photo cart link, a shopping cart icon will appear in the tool bar of this set.
  7. Turn favorites on: Select "True" if you would like your users to have the favorites option. 
  8. Use the Global Soundtrack: Set this to "False"for now.  this means we are going to upload music specifically for this set.  Later you can use the Global playlist.
  9. Include on Gallery wall: Set this to "True" to make this set appear on the gallery wall.
  10. Gallery Wall Image: Add an image that is no taller than 150 pixels to represent this image on the gallery wall. 
  11. Contact List: Add the emails of your clients in a comma separated fashion (ie: email1@email.com.email2@email.com,etc)
  12. Click "Save"

 

Step 7

Upload music

  1. Click “Content”
  2. Click the client set
  3. Click the “Tracks” tab on the right panel
  4. Click the “Upload” button at the bottom
  5. Click “Add Files From your Computer” (in the new window)
  6. Find the MP3 files you want to upload
  7. Wait for all of the files to be done loading.
  8. Click “Done”

Now that you have an MP3 upload to this specific set, you have to turn off the global music soundtrack.

  1. Click on the "Customize" tab
  2. Click "True" for the "Override Global Settings" option
  3. Click "Save"

 

Step 8

Preview the set

  1. Click “Content”
  2. Click the client set
  3. Click "Preview" at the bottom of the left panel

 

Step 9

Preview the gallery wall

  1. Open a browser and type in the location of your flaunt installation.  ie: mysite.com/flaunt
  2. This is a general place you can send client or link to from your website so that clients can find their set without you sending them the direct link.  

 

Step 10

Send the client a direct link to their set

  1. Click “Content”
  2. Click the client set
  3. Click the "Output" tab
  4. Select "Bulk email" from the Drop down
  5. Click the "Include Contact List" if you set it up in the previous set or add emails in the "Comma Separated email" field 
  6. Type in a personal Message (the link to the set will automatically be included)
  7. Click "Send Bulk Message"

Hint: Try it.  Send this to your email first and see what it looks like. 

 

 

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    Laura Templin

    I'm setting up Flaunt for my website now and going through your 'quick start' and also the comprehensive guides - they refer to a 'content tab' and there is no "Content" tab...

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