Media TabBack to top
Adding & Editing Photos
Select the photo you wish to use from your computer. Once the upload is complete, you can enter a short caption for the photo, although this is not required.
Once you've added your first photo, add additional ones by clicking on the + Add Photo button again. Remember, you can add up to 5 photos per item.
Edit PhotoBack to top
If you wish to crop your image after upload, to control how it appears to your customers, you can do so using the Image Thumbnail Editor. Hover your mouse over the image you wish to edit and click on the Edit/View Photo button.
From here, you can drag out the selection box to crop the image to your liking. When finished, click save.
Reorder PhotosBack to top
To reorder an image, hold your mouse button on it and drag it to where you would like it to be.
Release the mouse button to complete the repositioning.
Delete a PhotoBack to top
To delete an image, hover your mouse over it again and click on the trashcan icon in the top right corner.
To complete the deletion, click the Yes, Delete button. If you’ve changed your mind, however, you can simply click on the Cancel link to close the delete feature.
YouTube VideoBack to top
Upload a YouTube video by inserting the video URL directly into the YouTube Video field. An example of a YouTube video URL is:
Alternatively, you can simply enter the video ID:
dQw4w9WgXcQ Once you've entered the URL or video ID, another field will appear, labeled Start Time. Entering a value here will begin the video at a certain time marker, rather than at the beginning. Enter the number of seconds for the point at which you'd like the video to begin once a customer clicks on it in the booking portal. For example, if you'd like to start your clip 2 minutes in, you'll need to enter 120 in this field (120 seconds).
You'll also see a thumbnail-size version of the video directly below the time field. You can click on this to make sure the starting point where you expect it to be. So, when a customer clicks on your item in the booking portal, they will now see 2 tabs for viewing the photos and video. Awesome, right?
Multiple photos can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail images in the bottom right corner of the window.
LocationBack to top
If you have activated the Maps add-on, you have the ability to include a location map for each of your inventory items. This is particularly useful for tour operators and accommodation providers who wish to display an exact location or meeting point for their business. In the Location field, enter either a civic address or GPS coordinates in the following format: 49.7576566, -123.1431165
Civic Address Limitations:
Due to restrictions beyond the control of Checkfront, only the street will work as a civic address. For example, 123 Main Street. The nearest 123 Main Street to your current location will be used. Adding a town and postal code etc. will cause an error in the map preview.
Finding Location Coordinates:
If the item doesn't have a physical address, you are able to enter it's geographical coordinates instead, using the format 49.7576566, -123.1431165 A great website to use for this is http://latlong.net. Here, you can drop a pin on a map to display the coordinates, which can then be added to your item's media tab in the Checkfront Booking Manager.
When ready, click the Create Map button or press enter. You will now see a map displaying the location you just entered. In addition to this, several new fields will now have appeared, enabling you to further enhance the display.
When a customer clicks on the map pin, an information box will open. The details you provide in the following fields will determine the content of that box.
This is the title for the map marker. It could simply be the name of your business, or something more specific such as meeting place.
Descriptive content for the map pin information box. Keep it short, but provide any pertinent details here.
Change this value to determine how close in you would like the default map zoom to be. The larger the number, the more zoomed in the map will be. Entering a value of 3 will set the zoom to display all of North America. To preview your changes, click on the Refresh Map button and then click on the map pin.
And that's it for the Media tab. To move on to the Attributes tab, click Next in the bottom right corner of the screen.