BETA NOTICE: If you're interested in using this beta feature and you're on the Enterprise plan, feel free to reach out to your success manager who will activate this for you.
Create new online publications in a matter of hours instead of weeks! How? Use the PDF for the backgrounds only and render the necessary product details (e.g. title, image, price) using your product feed.
How to create dynamic catalogs (view full screen):
What are the benefits?
- Publish faster and therefore more often
- Make the content even more relevant:
- Keep prices on the pages up-to-date through the product feed connection
- Dynamically replace out of stock products
- Opens the door to personalization
- You can also publish hybrid publications where you combine static content with dynamic content (e.g. special online discounts) or use dynamic hotspots to specifically keep all prices up to date with your product feed.
How to add dynamic content to your publication:
- Upload the PDF with the empty spaces as new publication
- Create a product hotspot with the product that you'd like to show in your publication
- Tick the Dynamic content checkbox
- Resize the hotspot to align the content with the appointed space on the page
How to add dynamic content:
Customize your dynamic content
You can change the appearance of the product details so it aligns more with the look and feel of your brand. In the Template Editor you can use HTML and CSS to update the layout and design of the dynamic content.
Tips and Tricks
- Create better grids. On the left side of the editor, select the magnet-icon to align hotspots better. Using keyboard short-cuts you can copy-paste hotspots, hold down the Shift key and use the arrow keys to move the same-sized hotspots to a new location.
- Use dynamic hotspots to add dynamic prices. You can also use dynamic content to keep the prices in your existing publications up-to-date. To achieve this, you customize the template to show the prices only, add product hotspots where the prices need to be visible, tick the Dynamic content box and disable both the hotspot icon and hover text. Then add a separate hotspot covering all the details, including the price, to make the product clickable.
- Disable the PDF download option in the menu. At the moment, the PDF download option does not support dynamic content. We therefor recommend disabling this option at Publication Reader > Menu Items.