Clients with websites created prior to April 22, 2019 (v1.0)
Note: To make changes to any field, simply update the data and then click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page. If you're not seeing the changes reflected on your website immediately, simply refresh your page to pull the most updated data. If you're still seeing the old data, you may want to clear your browser's cache.
General Website information and essential content options, including site pages and Website logo, can be managed through this page.
Elements of your website
This page references the following elements of your website:
- Masthead text (or "tagline")
- Social media icons
- Shop Online image
- Main navigation display
Online store display*:
Your website is provided with a powerful e-commerce platform (Online Store). You can use the radio buttons to toggle your Online Store on or off. If your Online Store is turned on, the Online Store navigation link will appear in the main navigation display.
If your Store is currently turned off, and you've selected to turn it on, please allow up to two business days for VCG to prepare and activate your Online Store. We will send you notification when your Store has been activated, as well as provide you with help on how to manage your Store. To learn more about Online Store management, please visit the Store section in this user manual.
If you choose to include an Online Store, you have the option to feature your Store page as the default landing page of your Website. If this box is not checked, visitors to your site will be first greeted by your customized home page. If you have an Online Store, they will need to click on the navigation link or any other link you've provided in your website to access the Online Store.
Main navigation display:
The main navigation display contains the navigation links for the primary sections of your website. You can determine which links are shown in this main section of your website, as well as modify the order in which your navigation items will appear.
To modify the order, using your mouse, drag and drop the navigation arrows up or down to determine the order in which they appear.
Your website is provided with a Home navigation link. You have the option to set the link to direct the site visitor to an external URL (a web page on another site). For example, you may have two websites, one is www.myfirstdomain.com, and the other is www.myseconddomain.com. If your VCG website is www.myfirstdomain.com, you can direct any visitor to your second website from the Home link on your VCG website to direct them to www.myseconddomain.com.
To set your Home link to an external URL, simply select the checkbox, enter the URL in the window (include www, but no http://), and choose to open the external URL in a new window (a new window will open in the visitor's browser), or in the same window (the visitor will leave your VCG website to go to the external URL in the same browser window).
The image displayed here is the logo that is being used on your website. You have the option to not display a logo for your site by simply selecting the Do not display logo checkbox.
If you would like to upload a new logo specific to your Website, you can upload a new image file here.
Acceptable file formats include JPG, GIF, PNG, PSD, AI, CDR, and PDF.
The masthead is located in the top of the header, typically on the right side of your site. The various elements of the masthead can include:
Tagline (text) - often used for phone numbers or company taglines. There is a 50 character limit for the masthead tagline. You can customize the text color by either clicking on the color palate wheel or enter in a custom hex color number.
Online Store button* - if you've enabled your Online Store, visitors can click this link to go directly to your Online Store page. You can choose from the available images we've provided, or upload your own image. Alternatively, you can choose to not display an image.
Online Store shopping cart - displayed when an online shopper adds items to their shopping cart via your Online Store. You can customize the text color by either clicking on the color palate wheel or enter in a custom hex color number.
Social Media links - displays links to your selected social media sites
Your website can automatically create hyperlinked icons to each of your social media pages. To activate these icons, simply copy and paste the social media page link into the appropriate field and then click Save Changes. Your social media icons will appear in the masthead (as described above).
For example, if your company's Facebook page is found at http://www.facebook.com/VisualCommunicationsGroup, enter http://www.facebook.com/VisualCommunicationsGroup in the field next to the Facebook icon.
If you choose to run Google Analytics on your website you must first activate a free account through Google. You account should provide a page tracker code which can be entered here.
* Online Store fields are specific to existing store customers. VCG no longer offer an eCommerce platform for new customers.
Clients with websites created after April 22, 2019 (v2.0)
Changes to your website are made by logging into your cPanel account and then by using any HTML editor (example Dreamweaver, Notepad ++, etc). We're happy to help you make your changes. If you'd like us to help, please contact support. To learn more about the new version (2.0), click here.