In addition to the two built-in Buying Site themes (Legacy and 2.0) that come with the Investment Dominator system, you can design and develop your own custom themes and even share those custom themes with other Investment Dominator users.
To create a custom theme you need to know a little about HTML and CSS. If you are not familiar with what that is, we recommend that you find and hire an HTML/ CSS developer (also called a Front End Developer). You can find front-end developers on websites like Fiverr.com or Upwork.com that can take a visual design that you have in mind and code it using HTML and CSS.
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1. Download one of these Sample Buying Site Theme templates listed below which will give you, or your theme developer, a good idea on how to use our merge codes/ webhooks to develop a custom look/layout for your buying website.
Sample Buying Site Themes:
2. Use basic HTML and CSS to design your layout, use merge fields (listed below) as needed within your HTML to utilize the built-in functions of the Investment Dominator.
Your theme should include the following files (required):
Common files and directories include (optional):
NOTE: You can define a Custom Page Theme within your Custom Theme files by using the [custom_page_template name=”Custom Page”] merge field.
It is best practice to include all website elements and resources within your theme folder so that it is a self-contained directory with no external references.
Paths should be relative to the theme path which can be referenced via the below merge field:
3. Compress your theme files into a .zip folder then upload that folder under ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying> Select Your Buying Site Theme‘ and click the ‘UPLOAD CUSTOM THEME‘ option.
NOTE: The filename of the .zip file you upload will be the name of the theme when it is uploaded and the thumbnail of the theme is pulled from the preview.jpg file you must include in your .zip file.
When the custom theme uploads it will appear below the built-in theme options like this:
4. Click the custom theme to highlight and select it, then click the blue ‘Update Site‘ button at the bottom of the page to save the change.
Buying Site Merge Fields
Here is a list of merge fields you can reference in your custom theme files.
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[custom_page_template name=”Custom Page”]