New “Slot Message” feature for next release of NiftyGridZPro

Another great new feature is added in the next release of NiftyGridZPro (no release date set yet).

Slot Message feature

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  • Get your special offer or other message out quickly and easily
  • Your image can be anywhere online as long as it’s publicly accessible
  • Random grid position chosen for your slot message
  • Image in your slot message can be linked to anywhere you like
  • Caters for image alt text – great for screen readers for the visually impaired and great for SEO as a result!

Switching it on

Switch on this new feature with the shortcode option use_message_slot=1 (default is not to use it)

It has some partner shortcode options (examples given):

  • message_slot_destination_url=""
  • message_slot_image_url=""
  • message_slot_image_alt_text="how much can you save with these coupons?"

For best results, the image used needs to be 500px wide by 650px tall or thereabouts. You can use square images to make it really stand out.

Enjoy 🙂

Here’s the shortcode used:

[niftygridzpro title_font_size="12px" title_alignment="center" cell_max_width="180px" cell_border_color="#aaaaaa" cell_background_color="#ffffff" cell_font_color="#333333" description_font_size="12px" description_alignment="center" description_length="0" include_product_names_in_titles=1 include_by_line=0 include_tags_line=0 store_or_collection="hightonridley" search_term="barbican" sort_type="popularity" sort_direction="desc" page_size="15" page_number="1" product_background_color="#ffffff" allow_interaction=1 show_visitor_search_form=0 tracking_code="ngrdz_blg_ungp_slotmssg" use_message_slot=1 message_slot_image_url="" message_slot_destination_url="" message_slot_image_alt_text="how much can you save with these coupons?"]

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Mark Ridley is semi-retired and followed a career as a freelance business analyst. He has delivered business requirements resulting in many successful, high-profile projects for the private and public sectors, including the merging of the then Customs & Excise and Inland Revenue Inward Payment Systems into a single integrated system for the new HMRC. He now develops free-to-use online tools for artists and designers, helping them promote their designs on social media.

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