In addition to the two built-in Selling 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 themes with other 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, you can hire a front-end HTML and CSS developer on sites like Fiverr.com or Upwork.com that can take a visual design that you have in mind and code it using those web languages.
Ok, Let’s Get Started
- Download this Sample Selling Site Theme template which contains all of the built-in merge fields to call in things like the Optin Form that we use in our default themes.
You can use these merge fields to pull in information or functions used in the Investment Dominator.
Sample Selling Site Themes:
2. Use basic HTML and CSS to design your layout, then reference the merge fields as needed within your page structure.
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 – Selling> Optin Page‘ 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 a screenshot of the theme is automatically generated based on your index.html 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.
Selling Site Merge Fields
[optin-form button_text=’CUSTOM BUTTON TEXT’ confirmation_url=’/thank-you.html’ input_fields=’c_fname, c_lname, c_email, c_phone, c_zip’]
[popup]PUT YOUR POPUP CONTENT HERE – (DO NOT USE MERGE POST DATA)[/popup]
[custom_page_template name=”Custom Page”]
[property-listing-elements order =’1′]
[blog_posts_json page_id=’36’ page=’1′ limit=’10’]
[property_listings_json status_id=’11’ page=’1′ limit=’10’]