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How to Group your Artwork into Collections (as of 11/2018)

To organize your artwork into groups such as Landscape and Figurative or Oil and Watercolor, you can easily set up Collections.

The following info will guide you through the steps on creating collections, assigning artwork to the collections and display the collections on your website.

When you decide to use collections, all work needs to be assigned to a collection in order to be displayed live on your site. A piece that is not assigned to a collection will not show.


Getting Started

  • login to your FASO account Control Panel
  • click Artwork icon (upper row)
  • click Add/Edit Collections
  • click Create Collection

  • type in your collection name
  • Save changes

  • click Add Artworks - this will pull up all artwork not already assigned to a collection

IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. Only those images NOT already assigned to a collection will be displayed.
2. You CANNOT assign one image to more than one collection.

  • click on an image to select the image
    The Blue Check Mark, upper left corner, indicates image has been selected
  • repeat for each additional image
  • click Ok when done

  • click Save (upper left)


To remove an image from the collection:

  • from FASO account Control Panel
  • click Artwork icon (upper row)
  • click Add/Edit Collections
  • click blue pencil editing icon to the right of a collection 
  • hover over image
  • click the Minus icon (upper right corner)

  • click Save (upper left)

NOTE: you can also delete images via the Arrange Artworks tab by clicking the Trash Can icon, upper left of an image.


To select the Cover Image that represents the collection:

  • from FASO account Control Panel
  • click Artwork icon (upper row)
  • click Add/Edit Collections
  • click blue pencil editing icon to the right of a collection 
  • click Update cover image button

  • click the Star icon, upper left corner of one of the thumbnail images


  • click Save (upper left)


To rearrange the listing order of the Images:

  • from FASO account Control Panel
  • click Artwork icon (upper row)
  • click Add/Edit Collections
  • click blue pencil editing icon to the right of a collection 
  • click Arrange Artworks tab 

  • You have 3 choices:
    • arrange Alphabetically:
      click on the A-Z icon
    • arrange by order in which images were uploaded with Most Recent First:
      click on the 1-9 icon
    • drag and drop the images to desired order
      (you can use this option with or without choosing one of the above icons)
  • when you have completed the task, click Save (upper right)


Add a Collection Description

  • from FASO account Control Panel
  • click Artwork icon (upper row)
  • click Add/Edit Collections
  • click blue pencil editing icon to the right of a collection 
  • click Details tab
  • add your text to Description text box field
    • click Save (upper left)
  • Also see this FAQ:
    How do I show my Collection Description on my thumbnail page?


    Rearrange the Listed Order of Collections on your Works Page:

    • from FASO account Control Panel
    • click Artwork icon (upper row)
    • click Add/Edit Collections
    • click on the up and down arrow icon to the left of the collection (gray bar, far left column)
    • hold your cursor/mouse down
    • drag collection up or down the screen
    • release cursor when you have it in the correct order

  • Display your Collections on your Website

    There are multiple ways to display your collections on your live website.

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    Option 1 ~ Show all Collections on the Works page (ie. yourdomainname.com/works)

    • from FASO account Control Panel
    • click Artwork icon (upper row)
    • click Edit the Works Display
    • for Default Portfolio Page, change from Default to Collections 
    • click Save Changes
  • _______________

    Option 2 ~ Link Directly to Individual Collections on your Navigation Bar

    See this FAQ:
    Link Directly to Individual Collections in Navigation Bar

    _______________

    Option 3 ~ Add Individual Collections as Drop-Down Menu Items on your Navigation Bar

    See this FAQ:
    Add Drop-Down Menu Items in Navigation Bar Categories

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