Setting up your Public Website

If you are reading this page it means your toy library has decided to use MiBaseNZ’s Public Website. Whether your toy library has never had a website or you have decided to make the switch to using MiBaseNZ‘s website, the very first important step you will need to do is to decide what functions/modules, slideshows and pages you would like seen on your Public Website.
To do this you will need to check and change each setting in the Public Website Settings page.

There are two places you can access this page:

1.  Go to Setup -> Administration

….and click on Public Website Settings

Public Website settings

2.  Go to Setup -> Public Settings

Public Settings

 

Using either option will take you into the settings page where you will see a long list of all the settings you will need to check and change according to how you want your Public Website set up.
The list can be filtered by the modules/pages MiBaseNZ offers to make it easier to understand and to see the different functions you can choose (see outlined in the below image).

Public Website settings list

There a 6 modules/pages we can filter the list by. They are:

  • Top menu item: these settings are for activating the modules/pages in the navigation bar that can be seen across the top of each page in the Public Website
  • Join now page: these settings are related to the online signup form
  • Home page: these settings are for the slideshows in the Home page
  • Toy menu: these settings are related to the Toys dropdown menu in the navigation bar
  • Toy list page: these settings are related to your library’s toys and what information is shown for each toy
  • Toy Detail page: these setting are related to a toy’s cost and if you want it seen in Public Website

There are four settings that do not come under one of the above options. These are:

Setting 113Public website setting no.125Setting 134 for the public websiteToy Reservation setting

  • #113: this setting relates to the Roster page in the Public Website. If you choose to activate the Roster page, this setting allows you to choose whether the members’ names can be seen by everyone or not.
    Yes, you will see the member’s ID number and name. No, you will only see the members ID number.
  • #125: Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows you to manage and deploy marketing tags which are snippets of code or simple pieces of data — usually no more than one to three words — that describe information on a web page. Tags provide details about an item and make it easy to locate related items that have the same tag. You can ask us to create a Google Tag Manager or you can go directly in the link here: https://tagmanager.google.com/ and create your own one.
  • #134: This is an important one. To activate your Public Website page you need to select Yes by clicking on the “Edit” button, making the change, and clicking “Save”. Leaving this setting at No, anyone who tries to view it will see a “Coming Soon” page.
  • #151: this setting relates to the Toy Menu in the Public and Member Websites. It gives you the option of having a list of toys that can be reserved. This is only relevant for libraries who do not want all their toys to be available for reservation, they just want to provide a selection.
    If you want this option then select Yes.

 

To view, check and change each of the above groups of settings, follow the links below.

Settings for Top Menu items

Settings for the Join Now page

Settings for the Home page

Settings for the Toy Menu

Settings for the Toy List page

Settings for the Toy Detail page

Settings for Top Menu items

MiBaseNZ‘s Top Menu items are the modules/pages in the navigation bar that can be seen across the top of each page in the Public Website.

Top Menu list

Each of these modules/pages needs to be activated in the Public Settings page which means you can choose which module/page you would like to use, or not use.

Go to Setup -> Public Settings

Type the words “top menu” in the Description box. The list will be filtered to show all settings related to the Top Menu. Each setting can be easily changed by clicking the Edit button alongside it, making the change if necessary and clicking Save.

Top Menu settings list

  • #102: select Yes to activate the News page in the navigation bar. Follow the link to learn how to add a news article to this page
  • #103: select Yes to activate the Join Now page in the navigation bar, selecting No the page will not appear. Follow the link to learn how to setup the Join now page
  • #106: select Yes to activate the Our Team page in the navigation bar. Follow the link to learn how to edit the Our Team page
  • #118: select Yes to activate the Roster page in the navigation bar. Follow the link to learn how to add or delete roster preferences to this page
  • #119: select Yes to activate the New Toys page under the Toys menu in the navigation bar, selecting No the option/page will not appear
  • #121: by adding the link to your Facebook page (if you have one), the Facebook icon will appear in the navigation bar on the right (see above) as well as under the Follow us section in the right column of the Public Website.
  • #123: select Yes to activate the FAQ page in the navigation bar. Follow the link to learn how to add FAQ’s to this page
  • #124: select Yes to activate the Membership page in the navigation bar. To add all your membership options to this page, you will need to go to Setup -> Edit Website. Scroll down to the heading Member Options on Website and type in the details there
  • #130: select Yes to activate the Sponsors page in the navigation bar. Here you can add the logos of all your sponsors. Follow the link to learn how to upload files/logos to this page
  • #148: by adding the link to your Instagram account (if you have one), the Instagram icon will appear in the navigation bar on the right (see above). You need to add your library name without the ‘@’ icon.

Settings for the Join Now page

MiBaseNZ‘s Join Now page is the online membership application form for your toy library which can be viewed on your Public Website. If you have decided to activate the Join Now page in the Public Settings, you will need to decide what functions and information you would like to use and obtain from this application form.

You will also need to review and change, if necessary, the Membership Application Received email template as the system automatically sends this email when someone signs up online.

To review the settings, go to Setup -> Public Settings.

Type the words “join now page” in the Description box. The list will be filtered to show all settings related to the Join Now page. Each setting can be easily changed by clicking the Edit button alongside it, making the change if necessary and clicking Save.

  • #107: select Yes to add the Roster Preferences field. Follow the link to learn How to setup up roster preferences
  • #108: select Yes to exclude the LOTE field, No to include. Follow the link to learn How to add or delete languages to the dropdown menu in the signup form
  • #110: select Yes to add the ID Card field, selecting No the field will not appear
  • #111: select Yes to add the Second Contact field, selecting No the field will not appear
  • #112: select Yes to add the Children field form, selecting No the field will not appear
  • #114: select Yes to exclude the “How can I help?” field, No to include
  • #115: select Yes to make answering the question “How did you find us?” compulsory.
  • #127: select Yes to include the Code of Conduct link. When this is clicked, a pop-up screen will appear with your terms and conditions. To add these to this screen, you will need to go to Setup -> Edit Website and add the information to the Conditions of Membership box
  • #128: select Yes to include the Helmet Waiver link. When this is clicked, a pop-up screen will appear with your policy’s details. To add these to this screen, you will need to go to Setup -> Edit Website and add the information to the Helmet Waiver box
  • 131: select Yes to add the Members Address fields, selecting No the fields will not appear. One of the fields is a dropdown menu for Suburbs. Follow the link to learn how to add or delete suburbs to this menu
  • #132: this refers to the “How did you find us?” question. Select Yes to include, No to exclude. Follow the link to learn how to add answers to this question in the dropdown menu of the signup form
  • #136/138: select Yes to add a Yes/No custom question, No the field will not appear
  • #137/139:  if you have selected yes to #136 and #138, type in the custom question here
  • #141: select Yes to add a custom question under the Children’s list, No the field will not appear
  • #142: if you have selected yes to #142, type in the custom question here
  • #149: select Yes to include the Ethnicity field, No to exclude. Follow the link to learn how to add or delete ethnicities to the dropdown menu in the signup form

Settings for the Home page

In the Home page of the MiBaseNZ Public Website, you have the option of adding three different slideshows. The first slideshow appears at the top of the home page and you can add whatever images you choose, for example, photos of your toy library.
The second is the sponsor slider where your sponsors’ logos can be viewed.
The third is the toy slider where the last 6 most recent toy purchases can be viewed.

To activate these slideshows, go to Setup -> Public Settings.

Type the word “home” in the Description box. The list will be filtered to show the settings related to the Home page slideshows. Each setting can be easily changed by clicking the Edit button alongside it, making the change if necessary, and clicking Save.

Home Page settings

Select Yes to activate the slideshow/sliders on the home page.
Selecting No, the slideshow/sliders will not appear.
Setting #155 allows you to select the number of toys you would like to see in the latest additions slider. Three toys will appear per each rotation so you will need to select a multiple of 3 for this to work.

Follow this link to add images to the slideshow at the top of the home page.
Follow this link to add images to the sponsor slider on the home page.

Settings for the Toy Menu

In the navigation bar at the top of the MiBaseNZ Public Website, there is a Toys dropdown menu.

In this menu, you can choose to view Toys (your library’s full toy list), Popular Toys and New Toys. A fourth optional heading can be added, Reservable Toys, which will be explained further down below.
In the settings, you can decide which order you would like your toy list to appear to the public and how many toys shown in the popular, new toy and reservable list.

Go to Setup -> Public Settings

Type the words “toy menu:” in the Description box. The list will be filtered to show the settings related to the Toy Menu. Each setting can be easily changed by clicking the Edit button alongside it, making the change if necessary and clicking Save.

  • #145: type in the number of the top most popular toys in your library you would like to see appear in this list
  • #146: type in how many of your latest toy purchases you would like to see appear in this list
  • #147: choose the order you would like to see your toys appear in the toy page. The order will be either alphabetically or numerically
  • #152: this setting depends on whether you have activated setting #151. If you have, type in how many reservable toys you would like to see appear in this list

Settings for the Toy List page

When a new toy is added to your system, you need to select the rent or toy hire fee for the toy as well as the toy category you would like the toy to be under. Under MiBaseNZ Public Website Toy List settings, you have the option of these appearing for each toy in your Toy List pages.
Some libraries choose not to have a rent or toy hire fee for their toys as it is part of their memberships so this setting would be irrelevant. Some libraries may choose out of personal preference to not have either option appear for each toy.

Whatever option you decide, you can choose and change it by going to Setup -> Public Settings.

Type the words “toy list” in the Description box. The list will be filtered to show the settings related to the Toy List. Each setting can be easily changed by clicking the Edit button alongside it, making the change if necessary and clicking Save.

Select Yes to show the rent cost and the toy category in the Toy List page.
Selecting No, the rent cost and the toy category will not appear.

Toy Category and Rent

How to add logos to the Sponsors page and sponsor’s slider

If you are reading this page it is because you have decided to Activate the Sponsors page and Activate the Sponsor’s Slider in MiBaseNZ’s Public Website home page and you would like to know how to add the logos.
Once these settings have been activated, the logo only needs to be added the once but it will appear in both places.

To add a logo or an image of a logo, go to Setup -> Upload Files.

Then add:adding image sponsor logo example

  • Choose the file: click the ‘Choose File’ button, select the image/file from your device that you want to upload
    You MUST upload files without any space or any type of brackets in the file name, for example:
    Correct: slideshow_demo.jpg.
    Incorrect: slideshow demo.jpg
    Try to restrict the width of the image to 500px as these images can be used on the sponsor page as well
  • Description: write a short description of the image
  • Access to File: select public so that the image has permission to be on the Public Website
  • Category: select sponsor, by selecting this it will automatically upload the file to the Sponsors page and the sponsor logo slider on the home page

Click Upload.

Check out your Public Website and the new image should appear.

Sponsors page:

Sponsors page

Sponsor Slider:

sponsor slideshow result