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Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:55 am
by Dgalassi1792
Hi,

I'm wondering if there's a way that I can add the recent blog posts to a normal All Pro page? In other words, the PHP widget that's in the side bar of the blog page, is there a way to use that in a normal page within the HTML editor - or does that need to be in a page template - and invoked using PHP, (like the blog page template).

Thank you!

Donna

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:04 am
by Dave
When you go to edit a regular webpage in AllProWebTools, have you tried the drop down menu in the WYSIWYG editor that is labeled "Widgets"?

There are a number of options there that may do what you want.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:39 pm
by Dgalassi1792
Thank you Dave,

That is what I am looking for, but I am receiving an error

Here's the HTML of the page:

<h2>Recent Blogs</h2>
<p>#|-Blog Recent Posts-|#</p>
<p></p>
<h2>Submit a Testimonial</h2>
<p>#|-EmailTestimonial|ALL|3|1||1-|#</p>
<p></p>

And here's the error in the page content that I am receiving.

ERROR: EmailTestimonial|ALL|3|1||1 returned no results.

I checked, and the blog page has multiple blog posts on it - yet, the posts are not showing up in the above page content - just the one error message for the email testimonial widget. Its possible I'm using the email testimonial widget incorrectly, but the blog widget is not returning any thing either.

Thank you for your help!

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:15 pm
by Dave
What happens when you remove the testimonial widget?

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:19 pm
by Dgalassi1792
Hi Dave,

That actually then showed the top three blog posts as a table - I'll attach a screenshot for that.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:48 am
by Dave
Great! So it looks like the recent blogs are working for you.

The system for accepting new testimonials from your visitors is currently not available as a widget, but as a separate page. You can access this page with this link: http://solutionscenter.healthteamworks. ... review.php. You can customize the layout of this page from the theme editor by choosing "Review Template"

The tag #|-EmailTestimonial|ALL|3|1||1-|# is used to display existing testimonials that have already been submitted.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:48 pm
by Agalassi1792
Hi Dave,

That 'submit testimonial' link that you sent us seems to be specifically asking about products. Is there anyway to have it not ask about products - so they can just simply submit a testimonial by filling out some basic fields like name, email, company, and then a message box for the testimonial? this client is not really product based so I think that if we were to send people to this link they might be a bit confused on why it's asking those questions about the products.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:34 pm
by Dave
Yes, you can send them to the page with the product id for "All" like this: http://solutionscenter.healthteamworks. ... ?prodid=99

If you want a form that will accept different field then what are predefined on this page, you will want to use a leadbox and customize the fields how you want them.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:36 pm
by Agalassi1792
HI Dave,

How can I change/edit the words "ADD YOUR REVIEW AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER!" ?

I do not see that as being part of the page template but those words need to change if we are to use this link, and from what it sounds like this is the only way to have customers submit a testimonial without needing to choose a product.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:37 pm
by Agalassi1792
I also want to change these words:

"respects your privacy and will not disclose your email address to anyone. Your email address is required only for the purpose of contacting you with your testimonial discount coupon. (Max discount limited to $75.00)"

I do not want the website to offer a discount for testimonials as this is still assuming that the website is a product based website, and this site is not product based.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:12 pm
by Dave
Both of these options are controlled in the console under "Settings" -> "Website". You will see a panel labeled "Testimonial Discounts".

To remove the message at the top, clear the field labeled "Text/Review Discount"
To remove the message at the bottom, clear the field labeled "Maximum Discount $ Amount"

Remember to his the "Update Information" button at the bottom to save your changes!

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 pm
by Agalassi1792
Okay thanks! I was able to find these areas and make these changes. Thanks for your help with this.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:24 pm
by Agalassi1792
Hi again,

So I just tested the form and it seems to be working, but I do have some issues and questions about this.

- Even though I just submitted a testimonial, I see nothing in the dashboard that something just got submitted... can we get notifications about this?
- I go to the testimonial area in APWT and I do not see an area for 'Pending Testimonials'

So... the way that it is working, it seems to me that there is absolutely no way to see that someone submitted a testimonial besides actually clicking into the 'add/edit testimonials' area.

This does not seem very good to me... I think that there needs to be a way to notify the back end that a testimonial has been submitted, otherwise no one knows when this happens.

I just want to make sure that this is actually how this is working and that I'm not missing something here.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:30 pm
by JohnB
You can find this under Settings->Website in the "Email Notification Center" panel. There will be an option for "New Testimonial" that you can turn on or off.

Re: Adding recent blog posts links to an All Pro page

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:16 am
by Agalassi1792
Okay thanks John, I went in and checked that on now, thanks!