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New design for lawyers specializing in female clients

This is an example of a blog post that pulls its products from a Zazzle collection. The NiftyGridZPro plugin was used to create the grid shown.

I’ve spent the last day working on a clean, simple design for office gear for attorneys / lawyers. I wanted to make the design specific to lawyers who specialize in providing services to women clients.
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Personalized designs by NiftyGridZPro

NiftyGridZ can now personalize and display the updated product images with this new feature.

See and try for yourself…

To see a storefront page using the option, have a look at: Girl About Town and try your own initials or short name.

With NiftyGridZ you’re able to give text for up to three template text items on the products shown. By ‘template text items’ we mean the ones put on the product when it was designed at Zazzle. Here’s a relevent screenshot from Zazzle:

screenshot of product design: template text item
Product design: template text item

How it works…

To change a template text item to what you want, you set a pair of options. The first in the pair is for the “Url Parameter name” (see above) and the second is for the value you want it to have.

Example:
ztmpl_url_text_parameter_0_name="text0"  ztmpl_url_text_parameter_0_value="Sally"
..will change the text displayed on your product (for template text item “text0”) to “Sally”

There are a total of three pairs of these shortcode options so you can work with up to 3 template text items:

ztmpl_url_text_parameter_0_name and ztmpl_url_text_parameter_0_value
ztmpl_url_text_parameter_1_name and ztmpl_url_text_parameter_1_value
ztmpl_url_text_parameter_2_name and ztmpl_url_text_parameter_2_value

In practice…

To let a visitor type their own requires storefront mode, which means it can’t be done in posts or widgets – only pages.

However, a good time to use it in posts is if you need to showcase your designs to a potential / interested client. You can put relevent designs into a collection and have them displayed in a grid to your client, with their names / monogram / whatever already in place (up to 3 of them, anyway).

The only thing you need to ensure is that all designs use the same “URL Parameter name” – as long as they do, you’re in business!

The really cool thing about this is that when your visitor clicks one of the products, when they get to it on Zazzle, the template text there matches what was shown on your product grid. One less step to get in the way of a purchase!

Here’s the same grid as the storefront example linked above, but this time in a post, with the text on the products set to KHW:

Other ideas

👍 Speaking about wedding invites to a client? Change the 2 or 3 most important template text items using this technique so they can see what their details look like on a whole range of stationery etc.

👍 Suggesting a range of business card designs for a big-spending client? Do the same and your bank balance will thank you.

✅ Such a personal experience will delight your clients!

New sort options for NiftyGridZ – even on collections!

I’ve spent today adding shortcode options that let you sort the product grid after its contents have been pulled from Zazzle. Yes, even for collections 👍

You can sort by:

  • In the same order as returned by Zazzle:
    grid_sort_method="pulledorder" (the default)
  • Date product created:
    grid_sort_method="date"
  • Product title:
    grid_sort_method="title"
  • Price:
    grid_sort_method="price"
  • By-line:
    grid_sort_method="byline"

and this can be high-to-low or the other way round – it’s ignored if the method used is “pulledorder”:

  • grid_sort_direction="highlow"
  • grid_sort_direction="lowhigh"

I’ve added these options both to the FAQ and the shortcode builder helper page.

You might be wondering how this interacts with the sort options when pulling from Zazzle.

  1. Let’s say you pull using sort_type="popularity" and sort_direction="desc". This means you’ll get the most popular from Zazzle, with the most popular of what’s pulled appearing first in the grid and the least popular of what’s pulled going last.
  2. Let’s also say you use grid_sort_method="price" and grid_sort_direction="lowhigh".

Well, you’ve probably guessed that the most popular that were pulled for the grid are now arranged with the cheapest first and most expensive going last.

I’ll leave you with this question – answers in the comments, if you want to play!

What do you get with these shortcode options?

  1. sort_type="date_created" and sort_direction="desc"
  2. grid_sort_method="date" and grid_sort_direction="lowhigh"

Over to you… 🙂

Promoting from Zazzle Collections was never easier on WordPress

Here’s a curated collection of my fine art black and white photos on canvas. Not your normal snaps, these have a theme of “Line of Sight”.

Which one resonates with something in you? Click an image for more and to buy…


Made with shortcode:
[niftygridzpro title_font_size=”12px” title_alignment=”center” cell_max_width=”200px” cell_border_color=”#ffffff” cell_background_color=”#ffffff” cell_font_color=”#333333″ cell_vlink_color=”#666666″ description_font_size=”12px” description_alignment=”left” description_length=”60″ include_product_names_in_titles=1 include_by_line=0 include_tags_line=0 include_price_line=1 allow_interaction=0 fallback_filename=”backup-file2-birthday6.html” promotion_code=”” store_or_collection=”collections/119212250951084501″ sort_type=”popularity” sort_direction=”desc” page_size=”10″ page_number=”1″ product_background_color=”ffffff” tracking_code=”ngrdzwp_collections_119212250951084501″]

Steampunk around the home

A set of Steampunk designs, each one with room for your victorian monogram, character name and occupation.

Test for Jeff

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code used:
[niftygridzpro title_font_size = "14px" title_alignment="center" cell_max_width="280px" cell_border_color="#ffffff" cell_background_color="#ffffff" cell_font_colour="#333333" description_font_size="15px" description_alignment="left" description_length="140" include_product_names_in_titles=1 include_by_line=0 include_tags_line=1 include_price_line=1 allow_interaction=0 show_grid_navigation=0 store_or_collection="collections/119403682522190299" sort_type="popularity" sort_direction="desc" page_size="10" page_number="1" product_background_color="ffffff"]

Popular right now in Outer Space

I’ve had a lot of fun bringing out the best in images from space and using them on popular Zazzle products.

Here are the four most popular from my Zazzle store’s Outer Space category, right now as you read this (yes, it’s live).

Enjoy 🙂

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