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The Gann Template Walkthrough

We hope you will enjoy using The Gann as much we did when making it! Your site is going to make you stand out in the industry through its decidedly modern yet classic look.


To kick things off, we wanted to introduce you to what we at IDCO call the “No Panic” buttons. These are built-in so you never have to feel like you broke it. 😘


At the top right of your Wix editor, you’ll see two arrows - one to Undo and one to Redo. Use these whenever you made a change you don’t like and want to go back a step.



Accessing Site History


Additionally, Wix is working hard to autosave your work continuously. If at any point while updating your template you’d like to go back to a previous draft, use your Site History to access it.


In the Wix Editor:

  • Go to Site in the top menu

  • Click Site History

  • Select Continue to Site History

Here you can preview and reinstate previous drafts. In order to ensure your work is not lost, remember to Save your site frequently (we don’t like to rely too heavily on auto save).


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PRO TIP: While this guide is in page order and you can go in any order you'd like, we always like to start any site customization by first uploading the portfolio. See PORTFOLIO PAGE section below for steps to do so. Knocking out the portfolio upload first gets project photos ready and organized to make customizing much more seamless!


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LANDING PAGE

To Upload Your Logo Instead of Text:

  • Click the text box

  • Hit the Trash Can in your tool bar on the right (or hit delete on your keyboard)

  • Hit the "+" sign in the menu on your left

  • Select Add Image

  • Upload your Logo

  • Hit Done

  • Drag + resize your logo as you'd like

To change your landing page background, select the background, click Change Section Background then select Image. Select the image you'd like to add, then click Change Background.


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HOMEPAGE To Upload Your Logo Instead of Text:

  • Click the text box

  • Hit the Trash Can in your tool bar on the right (or hit delete on your keyboard)

  • Hit the "+" sign in the menu on your left

  • Select Add Image

  • Upload your Logo

  • Hit Done

  • Drag logo to your header + resize as you'd like


Introducing Strips


Elements across your site are held neatly in place with the help of a building element called a strip.

A strip is a building element that keeps everything in place on your site. It also ensures that your content is responsive when viewed from different devices like mobile, tablet or desktop.


Editing Text Elements


Click on any text and click on the Edit Text button.


That's it!


From here you can format everything from color, font type and size to inserting a Hyper Link to link to other pages or external websites.



Editing an Image on your Site

  • Click on the image and a pop up will appear

  • Click on Change Image to change your image

  • Select an image from your Media Gallery or Select Upload Media to add a new image


Tagline/Services Feature Section

This strip is to guide your visitors to your Services Page. To change the section's background, select the section, click Change Section Background then select Image. Select the image you'd like to add, then click Change Background. Then of course, simply edit the text on top!



Featured Work Section

Here you'll select your favorite projects to feature and link to each project. This is where it's most helpful to upload your portfolio projects first to make updating images and links easier.


To Update Project Images

  • Click on the image and a pop up will appear

  • Click on Change Image to change your image

  • Select an image from your Media Gallery or Select Upload Media to add a new image


Updating Button Links

Double click to select the button element and click Change Text & Icon. In the popup window you can edit what the button says and what it links to.





To link to a portfolio project (after adding it to your Content Manager), click the link under What does it link to? This will open a popup window where you can select Portfolio (Title) in the first dropdown and then the specific project you'd like to link to in the second dropdown.




Post Features

This section is set to automatically populate your latest blog posts. Head to your Blog via your Site Dashboard to add new posts.


Studio Feature

This section is meant to draw visitors to your Studio or Shop location, or you can change it to prompt visitors to inquire. Simply update the text to whatever you wish and update the image as you've done before!


FOOTER

And now we have reached the end of our Home Page and at a section called the Footer. Your Footer is the bottom of your website that appears on every page of your website—it only needs to be edited once.


You can edit each vertical menu by double clicking each button and editing as you've done before by selecting Change Text & Icon. Here you can rename links, reorder items, remove buttons of pages you'd like to save for later, etc.


Note: The Client Portal, Link In Bio, Consultations, Coming Soon and 404 pages linked in the footer are for demo purposes only and are not recommend to link on your live site. Simply update the buttons with different links or delete the buttons entirely.


To edit your social links, select the button elements and click the link icon. Here you can paste in the direct links to your social profiles!



Tip: Don't forget to Save your work at this point!


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PHILOSOPHY/ABOUT PAGE


Text Element


Click on any text and click on the Edit Text button.

You can now edit + format everything from color, font type and size. Refer to your Copywriting Guide for our prompts to writing the perfect about page.


Editing a Column Background

Double click on the left column to Change Column Background, select Image, select the image you'd like to add, then click Change Background. Then of course, simply edit the text on the right side!


Editing Team Headshots

  • Click on the image

  • Click Change Image

  • Select an image from your Media Gallery or Select Upload Media to add a new image

Testimonials

You can feature your own testimonials by selecting the text and editing it. To edit each testimonials, select the testimonials slideshow block and toggle the left and right arrows to access the additional slides.




If you would like to add more or delete testimonials, select the slideshow block and select Manages Slides. Here you can duplicate or delete slides.


Don't forget to Save your work at this point!


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STUDIO/SERVICES PAGE This service page was made to be beautiful and straight forward, featuring lovely images of your work and clear text describing your services.

Text Element

Click on any text and click on the Edit Text button as you've done before. Refer to your Copywriting Guide for our prompts to writing the perfect service page. Editing a Strip Background

Select the image strip and click Change Strip Background. In the popup, select Image. Select your chosen image from your gallery and click Change Strip Background when done.


Don't forget to Save your work at this point!

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PORTFOLIO PAGE


We've developed an entirely bespoke Portfolio for you in The Gann Template. It's the most technical page on your site, but this tutorial will walk you through how to auto-populate new portfolio projects + uploading individual category galleries



ADDING YOUR PORTFOLIO PROJECTS



  • From your Wix editor navigate to the Content Manager by selecting the second to last icon on the left-hand menu

  • Select Manage Content

  • Select Portfolio

Adding your Portfolio Projects to the Database


The portfolio page is set up as a 'template' for your portfolio project. Unlike the other pages on your site, each project will be updated in your database.

You'll see what looks like a data spreadsheet

  • The 6 first lines consist of placeholder projects so you can see how each project should appear

  • You can select each column and update each project with your project content


Click the cell under the Image column, a "+" will appear

  • Click the "+" to upload the primary (or featured) image which will show on the Portfolio Landing Page

  • Your photo gallery will appear for you to select the primary photo

  • Select Add to Page in the lower right corner to save your photo selection

Under the Gallery Column click the "+" to Edit Items



  • Click the orange Add Media button

  • In the top left corner, click Upload Media

  • Upload all of the photos for that specific project

  • To select more than one in your Media Gallery, hold Command + click

  • Click Add to Page

  • Drag and drop your images in the order you'd like them to appear on the individual portfolio page

  • Click Done

The additional columns will be filled in with your project details.

Leave the last two Columns as they are (the links auto-populate)


Rinse and repeat the steps above for all of your projects. Once everything is all set, you can Publish your site so your projects will be visible in your Editor!


Note: publishing your site will not make your site live to the public unless your domain is connected.

That's it! Feel free to email us at support@idco.studio if you get stuck.

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COLLECTIONS/SHOP PAGE


With the clean and beautifully laid out design of the Gann, we added an affiliate shop page so you can share all your favorite products with your followers.


You are able to add new products from RewardStyle and paste in your new HTML to update the shop pages.

If you're not familiar with RewardStyle, you can read our blog post here. If you already have a RewardStyle account follow the steps below to begin editing:

1. From RewardStyle, you'll want to compile all your products in individual folders. Then go to TOOLS in the menu > Boutique


2. You'll customize the size to 900 px in the left-hand column, 3 or 4 columns depending on your style preference, and select 'other' as your web platform.




3.. You can now copy and paste your code into your Wix shop page. From your Wix Editor click on the product grid > Select Edit Code > Paste in your new code from RewardStyle. Then click Update.


Rinse and repeat for each shop page with your corresponding category folders.

Note: Be sure to check desktop + mobile before publishing ( you may need to make the widget larger in height to showcase all your products).

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BLOG PAGE


We've custom coded your beautiful blog design, and Wix makes it super easy to update your blog posts without touching a hint of code! From your Site Dashboard (Site > My Dashboard) select Blog. Here is where you can manage everything for your blog.



From here, you can:

  • Create a Post - click this to write a new post

  • Manage existing posts

BLOG EDITOR

When creating or managing posts, you'll be working in your Blog Editor.

Below the post insert, you will find your input buttons.

  • Add an Image

  • Add a Gallery

  • Add a Video

  • Add a Divider

  • Insert HTML Code



On the left side of the screen, you will find your Post Settings


Click and a side menu will appear.

Here you can set your:

  • Categories - you'll want to place your blog post in a category for organization

  • SEO - Wix does an awesome job walking you through optimizing your blog post for SEO

  • Author - leave it blank or add a team member

  • Add an Excerpt - You'll want to add a 3-4 sentence description of your blog post to appear on your blog landing page, as well as in Google search results

  • Cover Image - this is the primary image of your blog post, a horizontal image will work best

  • Display Cover Image

  • Feature This Post - make sure to check this box to ensure it shows in the footer of other blog posts for easy cross reference

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CONTACT PAGE


Simply edit the text as you have previously!


Editing the Inquiry Form


You can change any question by first selecting the form itself, and then selecting the element and clicking 'Edit Field'.


To add an additional team member to receive notifications of inquiries:

  • Click Settings

  • Select Form Settings in the pop up

  • Click Email Notifications

  • Click the "X" to save and close

Note: Your inquiry form allows for 10 fields. If your form exceeds 10 fields, you will have to upgrade to a paid Ascend account (Wix's CRM platform)


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CLIENT PORTAL


For a full video walkthrough of how to set up your Client Portal, click here.


We recommend keeping the Client Portal page as a template, and creating duplicate pages for each client.

To create a copy, head to Pages in your lefthand sidebar. While hovering over the Client Portal page, select the ••• button and click Duplicate Page.



Once duplicated, you can rename the page and customize that page for the specific client. To create a custom link, click the same ••• button and select SEO Basics. From there you can change the URL slug to be a specific client name or project name so you can share a custom, direct link with your client. Note: be sure to create a COPY of the Client Portal page for every client. Screenshots are used for demonstrative purposes only.



You can also add an extra layer of security to the (duplicated) page by password protecting it. In the page settings, select the Permissions tab and the select password. You can then assign a custom password to that specific page to share with your client.



Once your new duplicated page settings are all set, you can jump into the page itself and customize each element for your specific client. Image, text, etc.

The buttons on this page will be used to link to the files you wish to share with your client. To update a button, select the button you wish to update and select the link icon.



In the popup window, select Document from the lefthand sidebar. From there, select Choose File.



Your document library is separate from your media library, so here you can upload non-image files (PDF, DOC, etc.) that you'd like your button to link to that your client with the direct link can access.


Rinse and repeat for each button on the page!

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You're all set! Remember to reach out to us at support@idco.studio if you get stuck, or reach out in the Facebook group for design ideas and further support.

We hope you will enjoy using The Gann as much we did when making it! Your site is going to make you stand out in the industry through its decidedly modern yet classic look.

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