Setting up the Platform- Basic Settings

1. Adding basic details 

The first step towards setting up your platform is to add basic details of the platform. Basic details include:
– Adding the marketplace language or languages
– Marketplace Name

– Adding slogan to the homepage ( Can be seen in the hero section of the landing page)
– Adding description to the homepage ( Can be seen in hero section of the landing page , just below the slogan)
– Adding the Search help text


2. Setting up Design section

Now let’s add some design to your marketplace. Design configurations include-
– Adding a logo for your web platform and mobile view
– Adding a cover photo
Please note: Cover photo will appear on the hero section of the listings page and will only be visible if the landing page is disabled
Adding the favicon

– Adding Login Photo 
– Adding Customer and Expert Signup Photo
Please note : Login, Customer and Expert Signup photos are currently visible only with the premium theme and appear in the side panel while logging in or signing up


3. Setting up landing page

Next step towards setting up the platform is to set up a good landing page for the platform. landing page/ Home page is the face of the website and should attract users at once.
You can have numerous folds in the landing page and choose to display sections like
– Categories
– Featured listings
– Signup links for Expert/ Customer
– Informative sections
– Video sections and many more

4. Selecting a Theme

Now select an appropriate theme for your platform. You can choose from the available 3 themes. Basic, Lite and Premium.
Changes in the themes can be seen through top bar and visibility of categories in the side panel (in lite theme) or in the top bar (in premium theme).

5. Adding Categories

Now it is time to add categories for your platform.
– To add listing categories go to Configure> Listing categories
– To add course categories go to Configure> Course categories

6. Setting up Top bar

Go to Configure> Top bar to configure the top bar. Configurations in the top bar can be:

– Changing text/ terminology for post a new listing option
– Adding static content pages (About, Contact Us, Invite new members) to the top bar
Please note: To edit text for About page, enable the same from top bar section. Once enabled, it will start appearing the top bar and can be edited by clicking on it
– Apart from enabling the static content page, you also have the option to add Custom content pages (created by going to Configure> Content Pages) by clicking on Add a new link to menu
– You can also add a URL to your logo by adding the URL under Logo Link


7. Setting up Footer

Last step in basic settings is to customise the platform’s footer. Learn more about how to customise footer through this detailed article


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