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Initial Set Up

When you first log in to your site, you will be redirected to a set up page. This will help you quickly get your site up and running. Once you’ve selected all the options, click the ‘Set Up Your Site’ button on the top right of the page. You will then be given a tour of the admin and how to navigate around it.

Note: You can access the set up wizard and tour after set up:

  • To access the set up wizard, go to yoursite.mootunes.com.au/wp-admin/admin.php?page=mootunes-set-up-wizard – be careful though – your home page will be reset.
  • To access the frontend tour, go to yoursite.mootunes.com.au/?tour=yes
  • To access the admin tour, go to yoursite.mootunes.com.au/wp-admin/?tour=yes

Logo

By default this will appear on the top left of every page on your site, in the main header bar. If you do not upload a logo, this area will just be blank. You can always change this later.

Accent Colour

This colour will be used for various elements on your site – most notably links. We recommend using a colour that complements your logo. You can always change this later.

Content

The following options will help us set up the pages and home page sections you need, getting your site up and running quickly.

Images

Upload some generic pictures of you or your band here. We’ll use these in the default content we generate. We’ll also use these in section templates you can add to your home page later.

Home Page Slider

When your fans first visit your site, you want to make an impression. One way of doing that is with a slider at the top of the home page. You can use this to highlight the content you want your fans to see, like music videos, upcoming gigs, or a new album.

I don’t want a home page slider

This will not show a home page slider on the default home page. You can always add one later.

I want a placeholder slider to edit later

This is the most customizable option. When you edit the slider later, you’ll be able to add slides that link to the various pages, posts and products you want to highlight.

I want a slider that displays recent posts

This is the lazy option. When you add posts, the slider will automatically update to show the most recent ones. This means you don’t need to spend time customizing the slider every time you want to highlight something new. Later, you’ll also be able to specify a specific category to display, giving you more control over the slider without having to constantly customize it.

About Section

The About Section talks about your project’s sound, members, history and achievements.

I don’t want an about section on my site

This will not create an about section. You can always create a page or a section on the home page later.

I want an about section on the home page

This will add a section on the home page. This is ideal if you don’t have too much to say. When you select this option, some new fields will appear for you to input the content of the section and add an image.

I want a dedicated about page

This will create a page, which will be able to be accessed in your site’s main menu. This is good if you have a long history, although you may want to consider including a short summary on the home page as well. When you select this option, a new field will appear for you to input the content of the page.

I want both an about section on the home page and a dedicated about page

This option will create both a section on the home page and an about page. When you select this option, a Read More button will appear in the home page section that links to the more detailed About page.

Post Grid

Normally visitors can get to your posts can be access by click on the category links that appear in your sites main menu. You may also want to display a grid of posts on your home page, highlighting your most recent news or blog posts.

Shop Section

Your website is a great place to sell your music and merch.

I don’t want a shop section on my website

This will hide the shop from your site. You can always add the shop to your menu or add a section on the home page later.

I want a product grid on the home page

This will hide the shop page from your main menu, and add a paginated grid of your products to the home page.

I want to show a link to the shop page in my menu

This will show a link to the shop page in the main menu of your site.

I want to show both a link in the menu and a product grid on the home page

This will add a grid of your most recent products to the home page, with a “See More” button beneath linking to the Shop page.

Upcoming Gigs Powered by Songkick

Songkick is a service that allows your fans to track your gigs and notifies them when you have a show nearby. MooTunes integrates with Songkick to create a gig guide section on your site.

To get started, you’ll first you need to sign up for Songkick Tourbox to add your Tour Dates.

I don’t want an upcoming gig section on my site

This will not create a Upcoming Gigs section. You can always add your artist ID and create a page or a section on the home page later.

I want an upcoming gig section on the home page

This will add a section on the home page. This is ideal if you don’t tour too much.

I want a dedicated upcoming gig page

This will create a page, which will be able to be accessed in your site’s main menu. This is good if you have typically have a lot of dates and tour a lot, although you may want to consider including a short section on the home page as well.

I want both a section on the home page and a dedicated page

This option will create both a section on the home page and an about page. When you select this option, a See More button will appear in the home page section that links to the more detailed Gigs page.

Artist ID

If you want an upcoming gigs section powered by Songkick, you’ll be asked for an Artist ID. This can be found on the URL while managing your artist: https://tourbox.songkick.com/artists/ARTIST-ID/calendar. You can also add it later.

Contact Form

A contact form is a great way for people to get in touch with your band. If you don’t want one on the home page, you could also create a page with a Contact block later. Alternatively, you could add contact details in your secondary menu.

Mailing List Powered by Mailchimp

Mailchimp is a widely used freemium marketing platform that, among other features, allows you to manage an email mailing list for free, allowing you to keep your fans up to date with what you are doing straight to their email inbox. You can use your MooTunes website to collect email addresses for your Mailchimp mailing list. If you don’t want a form on the home page, you could also add your Mailchimp API Key and create a page with a Mailchimp block later.

To collect email addresses with MooTunes, first you’ll need to create a Mailchimp account and at least one audience (mailing list) to add your fans to. Go here for Mailchimp’s documentation.

I want a mailing list opt-in form on the home page

This will add a form to the home page that your fans can fill in to join your mailing list.

I want a mailing list opt-in checkbox when customers check out

When your fans purchase a product on your site, its the perfect time to sign them up, as they already have to input all their details. This option adds a simple checkbox to the checkout page that signs the fan up to your mailing list.

I want both a form on the home page and a checkbox on checkout

Get the best of both world – sign fans up on checkout, and have a form on the home page.

API Key

You’ll need to give provide us with an API Key in order to access your Mailchimp account. Your API key can be found here.

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