Custom Pages

by Bria Hunter Senior Product Content Strategist June - edited August by Community Manager

 

 

 

 

Whether you're an agent or running a company, you can create custom pages on your Zap website that reflect you and your business.

 

Creating custom pages for your agent website

 

  1. Click on your name or photo in the upper right corner of Zap, and then click My Website from the menu. 
  2. Scroll to the Content section—you should see a few tabs, including About Me, Buy a Home, Sell a Home, and Custom Pages. Click on Custom Pages.
  3. Click the button labeled New Custom Page to get started.
  4. Give your page a title. This main title will appear at the top of the page.
  5. Add your page content to the main text editor. Use the toolbar for to style or preview your content: 
    • Add text styles (Bold, Italics, Underline) 
    • Format text (Bulleted Lists) 
    • Include images
    • Include links
    • Preview page  
  6. Click Add A Cover Photo. Upload a file that is at least 1280 by 384 pixels, and use the slider to crop the image as you like.
  7. When you’re all done adding content, go to the Save As button in the top right corner of the screen.
    • Enter a Navigation Title—this is the title that will appear should you choose to show the page in your website’s navigation bar.
    • Choose a category—these categories are determined by your brand, and will be used to group your custom pages in your navigation if you add more than 5 custom pages.
    • Last, choose whether you want this page to be displayed in your website’s main navigation. See below for an image of where the page appears in your navigation.
  8. If you’re ready to publish your page to the public, click Publish. If you need more time, click Save Draft.

 

Creating custom pages for your company website

  1. Click on Manage in the left navigation panel and then select Configurations
  2. Scroll to the Content section—you should see a few tabs, including About Me, Buy a Home, Sell a Home, and Custom Pages. Click on Custom Pages.
  3. Click the button labeled New Custom Page to get started.
  4. Give your page a title. This main title will appear at the top of the page.
  5. Add your page content to the main text editor. Use the toolbar for to style or preview your content: 
    • Add text styles (Bold, Italics, Underline) 
    • Format text (Bulleted Lists) 
    • Include images
    • Include links
    • Preview page  
  6. Click Add a Cover Photo. Upload a file that is at least 1280 by 384 pixels, and use the slider to crop the image as you like.
  7. When you’re all done adding content, go to the Save As button in the top right corner of the screen.
    • Enter a Navigation Title—this is the title that will appear should you choose to show the page in your website’s navigation bar.
    • Choose a category—these categories are determined by your brand, and will be used to group your custom pages in your navigation if you add more than 5 custom pages.
    • Last, choose whether you want this page to be displayed in your website’s main navigation. See below for an image of where the page appears in your navigation.
  8. If you’re ready to publish your page to the public, click Publish. If you need more time, click Save Draft.

What your clients see

Your custom page will appear in the very top bar of your site’s navigation should you choose to include it. If not, you’ll need to use direct links to custom pages.

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Bria Hunter August 30, 2018
Comments

It keeps asking me to type a title and navigation title even though I did.

by Community Manager
July

Hello Christopher. 

 

Thank you for reaching out. Please provide us a screenshot of the error you are receiving. Also, please provide the content you are adding to the custom page, to be able to replicate it on our test environment.

 

Thank you!

Hi

 

Will you guys be implementing pictures into custom pages?? Currently trying to add a picture into the main body of the page but the picture button in the tool bar doesn't seem to do anything. I am not receiving a sizing error and on top of that my picture does meet the 1280 x 384 minimum.

 

Also, will we be able to move the page to places other than the navigation bar? The navigation bar is small and sometimes hard to notice for clients. Would it be possible to add it maybe as a tab underneath my "About Me" since that area is quite a large blank space. Or could i possible add a tab underneath the "About Me" that I can then hyperlink to the custom page I have created. Even putting it up top with the Buy A Home Tab and Sell A Home Tab would be appropriate. I wish the two bars would switch places. 

 

Thanks in advance

by Sandy Morris Budding Explorer
July

How do I add the "contact me" button?

by Community Manager
July

Hello Sandy, 

 

 

Thank you for this inquiry, however that option is currently not a part of the custom pages feature but is available on your website. We are however, always looking to improve user experience, so please post this on our suggestions site in order for it to gain more views by other agents thus increasing exposure to our feature request team. 

 

 

Zap Support,

 

Obi

by Sean Schroeder Advanced Explorer
July

I've added custom pages and I see them on the desktop version of my website. However, but I view the websites on my phone in mobile view only the links are not available. The only links available in the menu is sell and buy.

by Stephanie Morris Skilled Explorer
August

Where do the custom pages appear if you do not select for the page to be displayed in the main navigation bar?

by Community Manager
August

Hello Stephanie,

 

Thank you for reaching out. The custom pages will not be displayed when the toggle setting is off. You can only view and save it in Zap, under the "content" section while the setting is off. Let us know if you have additional questions.

 

Thank you!

by Bill Olson Friendly Explorer
August

How do I add images to a custom page?  I'm trying to insert a flyer or infographic from a file on my computer and it isn't showing up.

by Community Manager
August

Hello Bill, 

 

The issue might be the image/file size is to small or large to be added to your custom page. Please sure is at least 1280 by 384 pixels and no larger than 6 MegaBytes (MB) in size. To confirm the image size, right click on the image, scroll down to and select properties, then details.  You will see the pixels/dimensions info under the section labeled "Image" and below that will be the "File" section which will tell you the image size measured in MB's. 

 

Zap Support,

 

Obi

by Chuck Nobles Steady Sightseer
August

I have attempted to add pictures, yet the pictures uploads side ways and there is noway to edit the pictures.

by Community Manager
August

Hello Chuck,

Thank you for reaching out. Your profile image should be set to 120x180 pixels. If this does not help, please attach  your photo and we will resize it for you.

Thank you!

by Mary Helen McHugh Steady Sightseer
August

1.  Why does the Property Search bar appear on my custom page?  I don't want this here at all.    https://www.bhgre.com/better-homes-and-gardens-real-estate-gwin-realty-43581c/pages/real-estate-care...

 

2.  I agree with the comments concerning the visibility of our custom page.  It's not very noticeable at the very top of the website.  It also takes a couple of seconds before the title shows up on the navigation bar.

 

3.  Finally, when will we really be able to customize pages?  This is a very basic tool and we would like to be able to embed a video and even add our own HTML.   

by Community Manager
August

Hello Mary,

 

Thanks for bringing this inquiry to our attention. The property search bar is a branding choice and cannot be removed from the customer pages option. 

 

 

At the moment, we are looking to embed videos in upcoming versions of Zap. Please keep a look out in zap News to receive more information regarding that specific version update.  HTML is an option we will not look to implement anytime soon, as it was not beneficial for a variety of reasons. 

 

Zap Support, 

 

Obi

by Debbie Massey Budding Explorer
August

I created a custom page, saved the draft, and went back to publish and it won’t let me publish it. Content is two pics (market summary).

by Community Manager
August

Hello Debbie,

 

I am able to view your custom page by clicking the Market Summary link on your website. I am using both FireFox & Google Chrome browser. I can also confirm on your account the Display On Navigation is turned on. Please let us know if you are still not able to view your custom page through your website and if so, confirm the browser you are using, thank you.

 

Zap Support,

obi

by Community Manager
August

Hello Debbie,

Thank you for reaching out. The custom pages can take some time to update on our site. We are working on fixing this delay in the near future. For now, please give it 24 hours to update. If the update is not published by tomorrow, please let us know.

Thank you!

by Community Manager
August

Hello Phil, 

 

We apologize for the late response, currently the custom page can only load in the top section. We are however always looking for ways to improve the user experience. i am going to move your post over to the Zap Suggestions space, and with enough views/likes our feature request team will look to implement your idea in future Zap versions. 

 

Zap Support, 

Obi

by Dana Stephens Steady Sightseer
August

Is it possible to add a video to the custom page?

 

Thanks, 
Dana

by Community Manager
August

Hello Dana, 

 

At the moment videos are not available for custom pages, however we are always looking at ways to improve the user experience with the site. I will move your post over to the Zap Suggestions space and with enough views/likes, our feature request team will look to implement your idea in future versions of Zap.

 

Zap Support, 

Obi

by Sean Schroeder Advanced Explorer
August

How about providing the link to the post you making so we can like it in find it quickly

Sean,
Have you seen the following Zap News post by the Zap team?

Here's a list of custom page ideas you'll love (8.9.2018)
https://community.myzap.com/t5/Zap-News/Here-s-a-list-of-custom-page-ideas-you-ll-love/ba-p/225201

Further down in the comments I provided the following:
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I have heard that embedding video is coming soon (Q3 2018 possibly) for "Custom Pages" in Zap as noted in the following video:

Q2 2018 Product Recap (8.2.2018)
https://vimeo.com/282936719

*Timestamp for "Custom Pages" and video embedding at 1 minute 12 seconds.
https://vimeo.com/282936719#t=1m12s
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by Dana Stephens Steady Sightseer
August

 

Sean,

 

I had not seen that post, thanks for sharing.  That is awesome!! I am looking forward to embedded videos!!  Having custom pages even without the video is a huge benefit.  

 

Thanks, 

Dana