Customising the Units

We have updated the interface – whilst the glossary below is still relevant, please read in conjunction with New Customisation Interface

This is the page where you can change things to make you unit fit in with your page/stand out.

Unit Name: This is the name you chose at the beginning – if you want to change it, you can.

Tracking ID: All networks allow you to add a parameter to their tracking link which helps you determine where the click/sale came from.  You can choose to add this ‘tracking ID’ here, use it to distinguish that the sale came from this unit.  In my Dark Knight example I will put in ECU-Dark-Knight but you can choose to identify the unit/site/or whatever.  

Alpha numerics only please spaces are not allowed – use underscore

rows/columns: here you can choose the way the products are displayed by telling it how many rows and columns to display.

You can set more products than you have space for if you like.  This si good if you want to show the best prices, but have limited height.  So that’s what I am going to do – I have loaded 5 products, but am ony going to show the top three (lowest priced ones).  The other 2 will remain in the background in case one of the other stores run out of stock, or they have better prices.

Table width: You can set this to ensure your unit fits in with your site, whether it’s for use in the main page or in the side bar.

Now onto the styling your content unit.

Border: There are various styles/colours/sizes available for the border of the content unit.

Background Colour: to help fit in with your site/stand out on your site, you can choose from the various colours for the background.

Links – you can choose the colour of the links and the rollover colour too.

Last option is the colour of the price text.

On the right hand side you can choose which items to show in the content unit. Tick to show the item, there’s lots to choose from.

In addtion to these choices you can also pick to have seperator lines between rows, and to highlight the best price.  At the moment, there’s only one style of highlight, we ill be adding more.

You can choose where to align the items in your units, and what order to display the items in.  You can order them by price (default); product name, merchant name, random, or custom.  Custom is the order in which you added the items on the search page.

Once this is done there are various other options for you to customise.

title Options: Do you want a title to display? What size, font and colour should it be?

Product title: Do you want to change any aspect of the Product title (name)?

Product Image: What size do you want the image to be, default is 100 pixel squared, the only limit is set by the size of the image taken from the merchants feed.  We have opted for the largest size, so in most cases 200×200 should be fine.

Buy Now button: Do you want a call to action button, there is a wide range of buy now, more info or read more buttons to choose from.

Product Layout: Do you want the products laid out horizontally or vertically?

When you make a change(s) you can always save/update unit, to see the changes in effect in the preview pane.  Once you’re happy, you can take the code and paste it onto your webpage.

A useful feature is that you can save the styling you have for this unit by clicking on Templates.  Choose a name, and hit save.  Then when you create your next unit, you can load this template, and it will change it to the styling in this content unit.  Great if you have lots of these planned for the same site.

Another piece of genious, is that you do not need to alter the code on your webpage once it’s there.  If you want to make any changes to the unit, whether it’s styling or adding/removing products, you can do it all from Easy Content Units.  Once you save the unit, it will make the changes on your site.  So no need to go crawling through pages on your site to make changes to the unit.

Here’s the content unit I made to show the merchants where this product is available and at what price: