How to change your website blueprint to TouchTile

We are so excited you are interested in changing to our newest blueprint TouchTile! This is a blueprint designed with cutting-edge websites like Pinterest in mind and highlights your property in a different manner than our other blueprints. Since TouchTile looks and functions in a different way there are a couple steps to take to change your site from Tuxedo or Panaroma to this new design


Set Up Your Branding

To begin, you will need to first select the TouchTile blueprint under Settings > Design Concierge > Brand and Build. Under “Blueprint”, use the dropdown to select “TouchTile”. You will then see two different themes available - Porcelain or Gem.

blueprint.png themes.png


Porcelain is a lighter theme with a soft grey background and two accent colors. See a live example here: http://hostaldelabarra.com/

Gem is more of a bold theme with one accent color, a background image and color overlay. See a live example here: http://www.wickerparkinn.com/


How to use Porcelain:

1. Settings > Design Concierge > Brand and Build: keep your current accent color or pick a new one

                                                     accent2.png

2. Settings > Design Concierge > Refine: pick a second accent color using the color picker under “Background” that will show for certain buttons like “Book Now”

            background2.png           porcelain.png

 

3. Click on your property name in the upper left of the BackOffice to check your preview and adjust if need be


How to use Gem:

1. Settings > Design Concierge > Brand and Build: keep your current accent color or pick a new one

                                                       accent.png

2. Settings > Design Concierge > Refine: choose a background photo from your Library and/or color that will display as an overlay

            background.png      gem.png

3. Click on your property name in the upper left of the BackOffice to check your preview and adjust if need be


Choose Homepage Widgets

You will need to choose what content you would like to highlight on the homepage. Your navigation will now be displayed vertically on the left hand side of the page (Rooms, Photos, Location, Promotions and additional Articles) but you can add widgets to your homepage to showcase any pages you wish.


1. Marketing > Galleries > Homepage > Widgets: click on Rooms, Location, Promotions, or Article 1, 2, 3 and then toggle to turn any of the widgets on or off.

- Location widget: you can also add a description

                                            location.png

- Article widget: you will need to select an Article you would like to feature; if you select more than one for a group it will scroll through the selected articles

                                              article.png

 

- You can reposition the widgets on the homepage by dragging and dropping the widgets up and down to change the order

2. If you have selected an Article Group widget for the home page, you next need to go to that Article under Marketing > Galleries > Article and then find the Article you selected

3. At the bottom of the article builder, click the arrow next to “Article Widget Content”, select a thumbnail image from your library, write a short description and save!

                                     content.png

- As best practice and more SEO friendly way of creating the short description, you should not copy a portion of the article and instead create a new sentence or two about the page.

4. On the Rooms page make sure to add a title and short description under Marketing > Galleries > Rooms > Overview Info. This will add good SEO content and give your guest a brief description of the rooms. Another new feature on this page is having the compare filters automatically on the page. To ensure guests can filter your rooms to the features they would like make sure to set these up in Amenities.

                               rooms.png

5. By default the Rooms photos will be the first shown and All photos will be last on the Photos page. If you want to change the order of any of the showcases go to Marketing > Galleries > Photos and move the showcases in the order you would like.


We hope you are as excited as we are to have this new design as an option for your site. Please feel free to contact help@buuteeq.com if you have any problems with this change over.


Thanks!

 

Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments

Powered by Zendesk