QSC & V6

QSC & V6

About the V6 platform, how to recognize one if you've received a ticket in it, and how to navigate or make updates within it.

Introduction

How to know its a V6

One look at the dated design should tell you the site is v6 but… one way to identify whether a site is a V6 or a V7 is by the Godaddy badge at the bottom of site. Another way is by viewing the dashboard.

V6 Platform

About the Platform

  • V6 sites are built with template images/slices from Photoshop
  • Headers, footers and background graphics are often compiled slices from Photoshop
  • The easiest way to make changes to these is to search the customer number find the original build ticket idrive, which will contain the PSD file needed, make edits and then resave the slices.

The V6 Builder Interface

  • V6 pages Toolbar - Add pages edit navigation/page properties
  • V6 styles Toolbar - Access custom CSS, template images
  • V6 Text editor - Add/edit text custom HTML code and scripts
  • V6 image library - Add images to page/galleries
  • V6 custom CSS editor - Add/edit custom CSS
  • V6 file upload - Upload for PDFs, Word docs and images that are CSS coded and for Nivo slider images

Making Updates in V6

Use Firefox

  • When editing content in v6 Firefox is the preferred browser
  • Chrome will work, however when pasting text into content blocks chrome will add unwanted inline styling.
  • When editing placed images FF displays handles to resize the image chrome does not.

Editing Text

If the update request involves editing text, follow these steps to make changes: 

  • Choose the content block to edit.
  • Click the edit HTML button [< >] lower left of block.
  • When editing placed images FF displays handles to resize the image chrome does not.
  • In the editor, make changes - then click OK

Working with Images

In V6, images can be added through the image library (common image on page/galleries) or via the "upload files" link in the dashboard including images that have been added to the page via custom CSS. PDFs and Word Documents are also uploaded using the "upload files" link in the dashboard.

  • Adding images – images can be added to text blocks so text can wrap. Images are added via drag and drop modules from the V6 user interface.
  • Replacing images – select image hover over gear top left and choose "replace image" > from image library > choose "upload images" tab > browse to image > choose "original size" from "resize images" dropdown > then click "upload".

Making Design Changes

V6 sites are built with template images/slices from Photoshop. Headers, footers and background graphics are often compiled slices from Photoshop files saved to idrive.

The easiest way to make changes to these layouts is to find the original build ticket in idrive which will contain the PSD file needed. Make edits to the PSD files and re-save slices, then re-upload the images files replacing the original layout slices on the site.

QSC Platform

Updates in QSC

Common text changes can/are made to the Store Home Page, Store Header and Store Footer or to Product Descriptions. (note: header and footer changes will be made in both QSC and WSB) In QSC dashboard under the "Set Up" dropdown choose what you need to edit (Home Page, Store Header and Store Footer). For products choose "manage" > "products".

  • Add/edit product - Manage > products > select product to edit or add new or duplicate existing
  • Add/edit images (Generally, this will be adding product images) - Manage > products.
  • Add/edit non-product images - Other image changes will be done in header footer area or template images (note: header and footer template changes will be made in both QSC and WSB)

Update requests require edits to both the WSB 6 or 7 and QSC platforms (navigation, design changes i.e. header footer must be repeated across both). See the following site example on the regular domain created in V6, and its corresponding shop page created in QSC on the shop subdomain: https://www.alleeaprons.com & https://www.shop.alleeaprons.com/main.sc.