In this guide, we will look at working with product templates in Sello.
A product template is a ready-made text that you can select for use on individual products, the text templates can be filled with variables that correspond to the product's main description and article number.
If you don't want to have to fill out the same general info, such as payment policies, contact info, and the like into each and every product description, look no further.
A variable is a code word that will be replaced with actual data once the product is published. All variables start with an exclamation mark and must be written exactly as below.
The following variables can be used:
|!ITEMTEXT||This will be replaced by the item description.|
|!PRODUCT_ID||This will be replaced by the product id.|
In order to be able to use a product template on a product, you will need to create it.
- Log into Sello.
- Click your profile in the upper-right corner.
- Click: "Settings".
- Go to: "Products" -> "Product templates".
- Click: "Create new".
- Give your template a name.
- Input your desired content.
- Click: "Create".
To edit an already existing template, simply click the pen -icon to the right of the template you are hovering over.
If your text looks to be formatted in a way that is not represented in the editor in Sello, or if it isn't behaving like you would want it to, you might have accidentally copied the text's previous style and formatting. This is information that isn't visible unless you view the text in an editor that has a "Code" -view, letting you view the associated styling.
This can easily be verified by navigating to your template in Sello, clicking the pen-icon to edit it, and then clicking the "Code View" -button.
A good way to strip a text of its former style and format is to paste the text in a text editor that does not support this kind of information. There are also tools to be found online that can do this for you.
Copying your desired content from the editor you choose to work with first, pasting it in a basic text editor, copying it again, and finally pasting it in the editor in Sello will strip it of all previously associated formatting and style.
Good to know:
- Sello will pre-install a text template for you when your account is created, this will be called "Standard".
- You can choose to edit this template or create a new one, having multiple text templates is recommended, just make sure to give them a name that lets you tell them apart in the future.