Travel Finder

Vibe Menu: content > Merchandising > Travel Finder

This document outlines how you can set up Travel Finder Nodes on your Vibe site. The Travel Finder system can be used to structure your site, customise your URL’s, add Meta Data and merchandise products.

Adding New Nodes

Vibe Menu: Content > Merchandising > Product Finder

Click the Green Plus to add a new Travel Finder Node.

This will load an Add Node page. Here you can begin to define the content of the page you’re creating.

Parent ID:

Firstly you want to check the Parent ID. If the ID is 0, this means it is a top-level node and will not sit under another. If you ever want to move a node in the Travel Finder Tree, you input a new parent ID into this field and it will move the node and its content for you under the ID you’ve input.

Node Type:

There is multiple node Types available for you to use. The Node Types you will need will be enabled for you when the site is set-up as not all Node Types are relevant to all Vibe Customers.

·       Category/ Tour List By Tag: these node types are perfect for Cruise, Beach Holidays, Tours and other types of Category nodes that you may set up. You can apply your product tags to these node types to merchandise offers on your page (if your site has been built with this in mind)

·       Country, Area, city, Resort: These node types are great for building a destination tree. They open up new data fields such as Latitude / Longitude, Mapped Region and Airport codes.

·       URL: This is used for linking to external URL’s.

·       Travel Finder Node Link: This is used to display the content from an existing URL under another site section without duplicating the content or similar URL’s.

·       Article: This is used to create the landing page of articles.

·       Article Main: This is used for the Article’s Home section.

 

Name:

This can be anything you’d like to call the node. Here you can input special characters, such as the ampersand, and there is no character limit. The name is used to create the landing page URL structure if no URL Path is defined. (See below for information on URL Paths)

 

Strap Line:

If your page templates us this field, you can enter a strapline to merchandise your site.

URL Path:

It is important to set up your URL path correctly.  In the example below we have a Las Vegas and the URL path. When creating the URL Path, you should remove special characters e.g ‘&’ should become ‘and’. Spaces should be replaces with a hyphen and all capitals should become lowercase.

By setting up a URL path, you can improve your SEO on the website. URL path’s don’t have to match the Name either; as an example we could make the URL for Las Vegas “las-vegas-holidays-2016”.

 

Page Description, Keywords, Title:

Edit any Travel Finder Node and at the top you will find three fields for Page Description, Page keywords and Page Title. If you do not see these options, please contact Vibe Support and ask for these to be enabled on your site.


 

Searchable:

If you have Quick Search enabled on your site and it’s enabled to search for Travel finder content, you configure the node visibility here. If you have a node you don’t want to appear in your Quick Search results, simply un-tick this box.

Enabled:

If you un-tick the Enabled box you can set up nodes that aren’t live on site yet, giving you time to enter content for new pages. Once disabled and saved, it allows the Delete button to become visible on the Travel Finder home page.

 

Publish On / Expire On:

Use the calendar field here to auto-publish your articles for you. You can set up nodes to enable and disable themselves automatically, which is perfect for Seasonal Promotions/Categories and Articles. You can set these up to work any day and for a specific hour too, even if you’re not in the office.

Weighting (high to low):

Some sites use weightings to order nodes so that the most important content is at the top of the page where the customer can find it. The higher the weighting of a node, the higher up the list it will appear.

Storefront node is accessible on:

You may have multiple storefronts or you may have a staging website. You can enable a node for one or more storefronts so you don’t have to duplicate content. Be warned, Search Engines can find duplicate content and it can impact your SEO to have lots of duplicate content between two sites. This does not apply to staging sites that aren’t discoverable to Search Engines.

 

Tour Tags:

Want to show a specific group of content on this page? Select the relevant Product Tags

Image:

This is your hero image for the node and is only needed if your site design pulls this image through to other pages.

Image Carousel:

This creates the slideshow for your landing page. Add in the Image Alt and Title for Search Engines and customers that use screen readers, as it will improve their experience on the site.

Show Flight/Holiday/Hotel/Product/Map & Info:

Tick these boxes to enable the deals tabs on the Travel

Include offers from child nodes:

If you include offers from the Child Nodes, you may

Featured Item:

This tick box is used to Feature the node on different parts of the website, usually the home page.

Description/Extra Text/Info Text:

Use these fields to populate your pages with written content. Once you have entered new text or made changes to text in these text fields, click the save icon in the WYSIWYG editor.

 

Adding a Travel Finder Node Link

Published by: Katie Rossiter
Thursday, 19 November 2015