|Custom Form -
The Custom Form template is very powerful. It's also widely misunderstood. It allows you to create a custom form using HTML that submits information just like a contact us template. If you are just starting out, you might be better served by the Contac...
|Custom Templates -
The entire Invisible Gold system is built using XML and XSL. This is a technology that works very similarly to databases. (Actually modern databases all are moving toward outputting XML.)...|
The entire Invisible Gold system is built using XML and XSL. This is a technology that works very similarly to databases.
The XSL files transform the XML into text like an HTML page. Different XSL files can output different pages. For example, when yo...
|Custom Templates -
Every page in your site is based on a template. Most of them are based on templates that all Invisible Gold customers can use. However, you can also have custom functionality built into Custom Templates that are unique to your site. A certified Invisib...
|Web Designer Tip: Customize the Page Title -
This is a good tip for database backed sites for search engine optimization.|
Normally Invisible Gold manages the title tag automatically. It takes the "name" of each page and combines it with the "title" value stored in the settings page.
This doesn't work well when using an external database of products. For example, if you up...
|Shopping Cart System Settings -
In addition to simply editing the Shopping Cart page, (for the text at the top), you can also modify several system settings that affect the way the shopping cart behaves.
Click on the System button at the top of the page (when you are logged in as an Ad...
|Step 6 - Create the Custom Template -
This tutorial is based on an Invisible Gold installed file called dropdownmenu4.xsl which is in the \currentversion\templates\default directory. However, you can follow similar steps for just about any code you find on the internet. The process is simil...
|Taking Orders -
The cart is enabled right from the start if you have one of the two Invisible Gold Commerce licenses.
Create some Product pages using the product template. The Product Catalog and Gallery templates are a great way to organize products. Also, quite a ...
|GetHTML Tags -
A GetHTML tag is always replaced by some HTML. You can put these into Content of a page, a Framework, or a Custom Template.|
A GetHTML tag is replaced by HTML in the web browser. You can put these into Content, Framework, and Custom Templates.
|Directory Structure -
Creating sites usually involves uploading them to the server, or perhaps making changes right to the files themselves. There are a few things you should know first.|
Creating sites usually involves uploading them to the server, or perhaps making changes right to the files themselves online. There are a few things you should know first.
1) There are 5 main directories in an Invisible Gold website: Data, Frameworks, I...
|Mailing Lists -
Every Invisible Gold website has the Mailing List feature. It ties directly into the Email Newsletter system so you can send messages to one or more list (If you have the Invisible Gold Newsletter or higher license). It is also quite flexible and can be...
|Users and Groups -
Invisible Gold has a user administration system that is included with the Multiuser and Advanced Commerce licenses. This enables a website to have separate user logins, groups of users (for security settings). Advanced Commerce sites also have the optio...
|Banner Ads -
The Invisible Gold Banner Ad system is designed for advanced users to integrate in large scale websites for use in online advertising campains (selling ads for certain sections of your site, etc.)
It also stores ads so clients can pay for a certain num...
|Payment Options -
Invisible Gold makes it easy to manage an on-line store, but there are a few things to decide before you start selling.
First, you need to understand that there are a lot of different ways to sell on-line. Some people sell on Ebay. Others put up pages ...
|Hosting Invisible Gold Powered Websites -
Invisible Gold is a content management system that runs on a Windows 2000 or 2003 server. It requires both IIS and ASP to host sites. Content is loaded primarily through the web browser....
A Framework defines the "look" of an Invisible Gold powered site. There can be several, and it makes sense to evolve the Frameworks over time. Each page can have its own, or inherit the one from its parent. If none are chosen, one in a directory called "default" is used.|
A Framework defines the "look" of an Invisible Gold powered site. There can be several, and it makes sense redisign your Frameworks over time. Each page can have its own, or inherit the one from its parent. If none are chosen, one in a directory called...