Shop Slideshow Gadget - Blogging Tips

As I said before this is way better than an Etsy Mini, takes up less space and you can use it with any online artisan space... 

The slideshow will scroll through all the items you currently have for sale in your shop.  With one click people are taken directly to the item displayed.  You can add as many of these as you like for all of your various shops.  Neat huh! 

Slideshow - Blogging Tutorial by haptree

  • In the  'layout' tab on your blogger dashboard click on 'add gadget'.  Search for 'Slideshow' and click the plus sign.  Change the dropdown 'source' menu to 'Other'.  You now need to copy and paste the RSS feed from your shop into where it says 'Feed url' . 

  • Finding your RSS - On Folksy, for example this is a large orange button that says RSS just to the right of where your name is displayed on your main shop page, click it and then copy the address from the top of the page.  With etsy you'll find the RSS by looking for the orange square in your tool bar called 'feeds'. 

  • You now need to click save and then drag the gadget to your desired location.  I think that having it near the top will help to draw attention to your shop most as this will be the first thing people see.  Change the title to something like, "available from my shop now" so that people know this isn't just a flickr or photobucket slideshow.

This will work for anything with an RSS feed that has photos including Flickr and Flickr groups.

[originally posted on haptree and me]