About the Instruction Manual

Most aspects of building and editing your artHIVES website should be self evident by the presence of onscreen prompts and instructions. This instruction manual is designed to compliment the general intuitive design of the artHIVES editing system. Advanced users may find little reason to consult this manual, however it is recommended that all users read the Troubleshooting section.

Instruction Manual

Using your own Domain Name

There are two options:

Option 1 (easiest) - Redirection This option is the simplest to set up. Redirection simply means that if a visitor types your domain name (eg.www.example.com) into a browser, they will then be redirected to your website and then see the arthives URL in the browsers's address bar (eg. www.arthives.com/example).

Option 2 (recommended) - Full Integration This option is a little more complex to setup, however it is also gives a more professional appearance. When a visitor types your domain name (eg.www.example.com) into a browser, your name remains in the browsers's address bar. Additionally all of your sub pages will retain your domain name (eg. www.example.com/galleries , or www.example.com/news).
 


 

Linking your Domain Name

Use the following steps to fully integrate your domain name with your artHIVES website. You can integrate up to 3 different domain names with your site (eg. www.example.com, www.example.com.au and www.example.net).

STEP 1. In your Back Office click the "domain management" link > enter your domain name in the "New Domain" field > click "Add" NB. The following instructions are for domain names registered through the artHIVES domain name service. It is possible to integrate domains registered through other companies, however the process will most likely vary.

STEP 2. Login into your domain name Management page > select the domain name you wish to link > Click "Administer"

STEP 3. If Redirection has been setup > Click "Disable Redirector"

STEP 4. Click the "Domain Name" link > In the "Host Name" fields (at the bottom of the page) enter ns1.partnerconsole.net (in the first field), ns2.partnerconsole.net (in the second field), ns3.partnerconsole.net (in the third field) > Click "Update Name Servers.

STEP 5. Click "Return to Domain Menu" (at the top of the page) > Click "Zone Manager" NB. If you see a message saying "Zone Manager Not Enabled" please contact us.

STEP 6. Click the "A" to Add a new A record > In the "Name" field enter your domain name but do not include the www (eg. example.com) > In the Host field enter 208.77.145.190 > the "ttl" field should already display 3600 > Click "Add Record"

STEP 7. Click the "CNAME" in the "Name" field enter "*" > In the Host field enter park.partnerconsole.net > the "ttl" field should already display 3600 > Click "Add Record"

STEP 8. Click the "CNAME" again, this time in the "Name" field enter "www" > In the Host field enter www.visualartist.info > the "ttl" field should already display 3600 > Click "Add Record"

STEP 9. Give it some time - you are finished integrating your domain name with your website but it may take up to 72 hours to start working, however we generally find it only takes a few minutes to an hour.
 


 

Shop Settings

The important first step to start selling your products via your website is to setup a PayPal account. PayPal processes credit card payments made to you and once processed you can withdraw funds to your own bank account. To setup your free PayPal Business account click here.

Add your Paypal™ email
Once you have setup your PayPal account and the email you have listed in your PayPal account is confirmed you are set to go. Just enter the same email address you listed with PayPal on the Shop Settings page and that way we know were to direct your funds. 

Paypal™ currency
You will also need to set the currency you will be selling in. The currency will be applied to all products on your website.


 

How to make a product available for sale.

1. Upload a new image to a gallery or navigate to the editing page of an existing image.
2. Click the SELLING SETTINGS tab.
3. Add at least one PRICE OPTION.
4. Add at least one SHIPPING destination.
5. Set the STATUS to Active.
6. Click Update image details button.


 

Price Options

Use the artHIVES shopping cart system to set different pricing options for a product. For example a print may be available in different sizes or printed on different material.

At least one Price Option needs to be set in order to to make a product available for sale. If the product is unique or a one-off you should only set one Price Option to avoid selling the same item twice. Additional Price Options can be set for variations of a product.

To set a Price Option:
1. Click the SELLING SETTINGS tab.
2. Click the Add Option button.
3. Complete the popup form.
4. Click Update.

To Edit or Delete a Price Option:
1. Click the SELLING SETTINGS tab.
2. Delete a Price Option by clicking the red × icon
3. Delete a Price Option by clicking the red tick icon


 

Shipping Costs

At least one Shipping Cost needs to be set in order to to make a product available for sale.

Shipping Costs for each product can be set based on specific destination countries. 

There is also an Everywhere option to set shipping costs for all other countries that don’t have a specific rate.

There is a Shipped alone and Shipped with others the same option for each shipping Cost. The Shipped with others the same cost will be applied to additional purchases of the same product.

To set a Shipping Cost:
1. Click the SELLING SETTINGS tab.
2. Click the Add Shipping button.
3. Complete the popup form.
4. Click Update.

To Edit or Delete a Shipping Option:
1. Click the SELLING SETTINGS tab.
2. Delete a Price Option by clicking the red × icon
3. Edit a Price Option by clicking the red tick icon