Setting up your MiniSite template:
Paypal "Type 2" Forms
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Step 1:
EDIT LOGO: | More details
The text logo includes 3 parts for the 2 different logo colors and slogan line. Open the "header.js" in a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit and edit the text following "var logo1" and the text following "var logo2" with your website name. Edit the text following "var logo_slogan" with your slogan. Click link above for details. If you wish to use a graphic logo, there are instructions later in this document.

Step 2:
EDIT FOOTER: | More Details
Open the "footer.js" file in Notepad or any text editor, and change the "Your Company" line with your company name. This will change the lower page info on all pages. Edit all ".js" files with a text editor.

Step 3:
EDIT CONTACT INFO: | More Details
Open the "contact.js" file in Notepad or any text editor and change the e-mail address in 8 total areas with your e-mails. Or you can turn off any e-mails you are not using in the contact.js. This will change contact info on the contact page. Be sure to test these e-mail links.

Step 4:
EDIT THE sidebar.js: | More Details
Open the "sidebar.js" file in Notepad or any text editor. There are some variables at the top you can change. You can start by editing the following line about 45 lines down in the sidebar.js:

document.write('This area is for notes or links. Edit the sidebar.js to update this text. ');

Edit only the text in the center and do not disturb the code at the start and end of each line. The sidebar is a global file and all pages will update when you edit this file. You can also replace the "sidebar-1.jpg" and "sidebar-2.jpg" in the "picts" folder with your own images.

Step 5:
EDIT Facebook and Twitter LINKS: | Social Links | .js variable editing
Open the "header.js" in a text editor and edit the 2 link variables with your link to Twitter and/or Facebook. The "header.js" includes "yes/no" variables to turn off any or all of the social links. View header editing help.

Step 6:
REPLACE THE PRODUCT PICTURES | More Details | Thumbnail Help
The best way to setup the pictures in the "products" folder is not to actually edit the HTML pages and change the pictures on each individual page. The fastest way is to simply replace the pictures in the "products" folder with your own by overwriting the files that are in there now and using the same generic names.

Replace the six "product-?.jpg" images in the "products" folder with your thumbnail images. These images are now 200 x 133 pixels. You can go a little larger or smaller if you like. This will update the images on the "products.htm".

Replace the six "Fproduct-?.jpg" images in the "products" folder. These are the full sized images you will see when you click on a thumbnail on the products page. These images are now 600 x 400 pixels in size.

Step 7:
EDIT THE PAYPAL CART (Paypal Type 2 Forms): | More Details
To setup the Paypal cart you will edit the "products.htm" and also the "sidebar.js". This template is setup with Paypal "Type 2" forms.
  1. Setup a Paypal merchant account.

  2. Edit the "paypal@your-web-domain.com" in the "products.htm" page in 1 place near the top with your Paypal e-mail. This will update the view cart button.

  3. In the "sidebar.js" edit the "paypal@your-web-domain.com" (near the top) with your Paypal e-mail. This will update the sidebar view cart button.

  4. You will edit the "5290739" in each form in the "products.htm" with your generated product number. This will be the following code (highlighted):

    <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="5290739">

    You do not need to edit any part of the form other than the number indicated above and the options section. Or the options section can be deleted.

    Edit the 1st Paypal form in the "products.htm" page. Find this note "START PAYPAL FORM 1". Click here for steps to setup the forms.

  5. In the "products.htm" edit all forms as shown on the Paypal Type 2 Forms support page.

  6. While still editing the "products.htm", edit or delete the "START OPTIONS AREA" with any options you require. If you require no options delete the code between the "START" and "END" OPTIONS AREA notes. Click for help with options.

  7. There is a thank you "return page" included. When generating the code in your Paypal account edit the "return" URL with your web domain URL and the "thanks-payment.htm" so the return page will display after a payment is completed. Click for form setup details.

  8. Shipping, sales tax and options are added when generating your forms in your Paypal account.


Step 8:
EDIT PAGES: | Software choices | Notepad Editing
Edit the text on all HTML pages with your information. You can use Frontpage, Dreamweaver, any wysiwyg HTML editor or a text editor like Notepad. Take care not to delete any of the HTML tags that surround the text.

Step 9:
EDIT TITLES, DESCRIPTIONS AND KEYWORDS: | More Details
Open each of the pages and change the titles (at the very top of the page) and also the description and the keywords to match your product or service. You can edit one page and copy and paste to the other pages. Be careful to only change what's inside the "" so you don't disturb the html code. Page titles are important so your site will get a good listing at Google or Yahoo! and other search engines.

Step 10:
UPLOAD: | More Details
Upload the pages on to your hosting company's server using ftp software or Windows Explorer or your control panel. Be sure to upload the "picts" and "products" and "sounds" folders and all files in these folders.



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COMBINING MINISITES:
If you have purchased more than one Minisite of the same template "group" number, for example "mini05" is the name or number of this template group, you can combine pages and/or features easily between these models. Please see this support page for details. To check on new Minisites for upgrades please check this webpage.

MAKING ROOM FOR MORE MENU LINKS:
If you add more links to the "menu.js" you can adjust the left and right padding in the ".menu" class in the bottom of the "coolstyle.css". The padding is set at 20px but you can make that less if you require.

Optionally an extra set of links can be switched on in the "sidebar.js".

USING A GRAPHIC LOGO:
To use your own graphic logo in the header, edit the "header.js". Edit the "var logotype" from "text" to "graphic" (all lowercase). In the picts folder you will find a graphic called "logo.jpg". Edit this graphic with your logo. If you re-size the "logo.jpg" you may need to adjust the header height in the "coolstyle.css".

SIDEBAR VIEW CART BUTTON:
You can hide the view cart button by editing the "var showcart" in the "sidebar.js" to a "no".

FONTS: | More Details
You can change your font colors and sizes by editing the "coolstyle.css" with a text editor. You can find other font colors by clicking here. You can also change the font sizes in the "coolstyle.css" file. Change the "body" px size to change the copy on all pages. Change the "title" px size to change all the title sizes. The background color and other colors are also changed in this CSS file.

PAGE HEIGHTS:
So all your pages will maintain a standard height a "pageheight" class is included in the "coolstyle.css". Edit this height to any height you need.

HOMEPAGE SOUND: | Click for more details
The homepage (index.html) has a background sound named "home-sound.mp3" and "home-sound.ogg" in the "sounds" folder. Optionally replace both files to have your own sound play on the homepage. You may want to keep the 2 "home-sound" files small so the homepage downloads fast. To remove the homepage background sound delete between the "START SOUND CODE" and "END" notes in the index.html.

CHANGING / ADDING BUTTONS: | More Details
You can change the names on the menu buttons like "about us" or "home" to other page names by editing the "menu.js" in Notepad. Only change the one instance of the name and not the name with the ".htm" after it. Whatever you change in the menu.js will change every page on the website. You can also add more menu buttons by copying the lines of code in the menu.js and pasting it right below the next. Be sure to back up your file before you edit them. You will also find menu links to edit in the "footer.js". Links are included in the "sidebar.js" as well. Turn on the sidebar links by choosing "yes" near the top of the "sidebar.js" for the "show sidebar links" line.

ADDING PAGES: | More Details
You can add pages to your website by copying and pasting any one of the pages and renaming it to whatever you need. You can then add links from the other pages or even add the page to the menu by opening the menu.js and copying and pasting one of the buttons below another. There are notes in the "menu.js" to help you add a button.

PICTURES: | More Details
You can replace all template images with your own. You will find all pictures in the "picts" folder. Hover over any image to see the image sizes.