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General guide for adding a ToolBox Web Store to a website

General hosting instructions

  1. 1.
    Log into your website content management system. For example, WordPress, GoDaddy or Squarespace. If you don’t have one, you will need to speak to your local IT support or website developer.
  2. 2.
    Locate the specific places on your website you want to place the link to your Web Store, or create a new page if needed. Suggestions:
    1. 1.
      In the header of your website, add an "Instant quote" or "Order online" menu item.
    2. 2.
      On the home page of your website, add an "Instant quote" or "Order online" button that sits in the top banner, or in a new section that talks about your Web Store.
    3. 3.
      Create a dedicated page for online quoting/ordering/shopping and add a button that takes customers to your Web Store.
  3. 3.
    For each menu item, button, text or any other element you want your customers to click on, add a "link/URL" to them. The link to set is the "Unique store URL" value that can be found at the top of your Shop settings page in ToolBox. Just right-click and copy the value, then paste it as the link for your website elements.
  4. 4.
    Save your website changes.
  5. 5.
    When you view the page on your website now, clicking on those link elements (e.g. menu items or buttons) will take your customer to your Web Store.

Detailed instructions for a WordPress website

Log into your website WordPress website. This is generally at https://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php but might be different depending upon your setup.
WordPress login
Locate the specific places on your website you want to place the link to your Web Store, or create a new page if needed.
  1. 1.
    Locate the Menus section on your WordPress dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Select the menu you currently have active.
  3. 3.
    Add a new 'Custom link' item by setting the URL value to the unique link for your Store, and choosing an appropriate name for the menu item like "Instant Quote".
  4. 4.
    Click 'Add to Menu' to add the new item to your menu.
  5. 5.
    Click 'Save Menu' to save your changes.
Locate the Menus page
Add a custom link

To place a button on the home page of your website:

  1. 1.
    Navigate to the list of your website Pages.
  2. 2.
    Locate the page that is set as your Home page and click 'Edit'.
  3. 3.
    If you are using the default WordPress setup
    1. 1.
      Insert some text or find a button.
    2. 2.
      Insert/edit a link.
    3. 3.
      Add your unique store URL (found at the top of your Store settings page) and save.
    4. 4.
      Save the page changes.
  4. 4.
    If you are using a visual page designer:
    1. 1.
      Insert or locate a button on your home page
Locate the the Home page on the Pages link
Add a link to a button or text on a page
Add a button with a link to your Store with a visual page builder like Elementor