Setting Up Your Site for the First Time
When you start a Jumptools website you are automatically entitled to a free complementary set up call with one of our trainers (please call 1-866-315-0142 to book your appointment). However if you feel comfortable enough to start by yourself you will find in this document everything you need to get your website online within minutes.
To get started with your Jumptools website, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial here: http://login.jumptools.com
With Jumptools, your website will be online for free and without obligation for the next 30 days. Feel free to take advantage of all the features Jumptools has available to improve your online marketing.
If you already have an account, log in here: http://app.jumptools.com/login.faces
a. Your Website Address
Enter a Jumptools Domain Name Alias
You will be given a Jumptools website address which is composed as “http://agents.jumptools.com/YourUsername”. You can personalize “YourUsername”, though most agents will use their own name. If you do not wish to use your name we recommend you to use something short and easy to type in.
- YourUsername must not contain any space
- you will not be able to publish your website if this website address is taken.
Register a Domain Name
A domain name allows you to have a customizable website address for people to access your website (ie www.rachelgordon.ca). If you do not yet have a domain name, you may register one with Jumptools.
Whether your domain is registered with us or a 3rd party domain name provider, enter your domain in this field.
If you use a 3rd party domain name provider you will need to update its settings to link it to the website. See instructions for registering your domain with a 3rd party domain provider
Choose which languages you would like your website to appear in. French, English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese are all available languages.
Default content will be automatically translated. You will have to translate new content if you have enabled other languages.
c. Tagline and Keywords
This content will appear at the top of your website. It is generally suggested to add your tagline or slogan here. Please note, this is limited to 100 characters.
These are little content descriptors that help tell search engines what a web page is about. Enter keywords or keyphrases here.
Please note that the usage of the keywords in Meta Tags is not as important as it used to be in the past. Website content is today the most valuable element for your Search Engine Optimization.
This is the description that shows up on a search engine results page. This meta element can be used to enter a summary or description of your website. Please note that this is limited to 100 characters.
d. Google Analytics
If you would like to use Google Analytics with your website, you can enter the Google Analytics tracking code in this section.
Also if you would like to use any kind of 3rd party widgets that need to be displayed on all the pages of your website, that's where you have to paste the code
When you are done click Save and then Next
a. Choose a template
Choose your base layout here, the most recent ones are at the top of that list.
Changing template doesn't affect the content of your website, so you can change template as you like.
b. Choose a Colour
Each layout will have their own sets of colour themes.
c. Current Template
This will give you a general example of how the website will look. If you want to have a better feel of the template, you can scroll down and click 'Next' to get to 'Step 3 Edit Content', and then display a Preview of the site to test its navigation.
When you are done click Save and then Next
This is where you will be able to edit the actual content of the site (listings settings, text, images, menu, pages organization, etc).
If you have gone through Step 1 and Step 2 and saved your work, next time you log in you will be immediately directed to Step 3.
Preview: Whatever changes you are currently making to your website can be previewed 'live'. This opens the desktop version of your website in another tab or window. You may close the Preview tab when you are done previewing.
Preview Mobile: Same as above but opens a Preview of the mobile version of your website.
Save: Saves a draft version of your website. All the saved changes can be seen on the Preview version of your website.
We recommend you to Save your work as you are working on the website. Do not wait to be all done to save.
Add an Article: You can add a complete article from our Article library to any existing page, or you're able to add a blank article to insert your own content. [ Visit link to learn more about the Article Library ]
Add a Search: You can add a custom Listing Search panel to any newly created page. Click here to learn more about adding a custom search.
When you click on a Page that you would like to edit, the content appears in the middle column. The Page will remain highlighted in the Chapter List.
Page Title: fill in the title of the page here. Be brief, but descriptive, to maximize your Search Engine Optimization (i.e. "Search Listings in Kingston, ON") . Click here for tips on Search Engine Optimization.
Content Boxes: click on any of the boxes or panels to see and edit options.
For the quick initial set up of your website, here is the recommended structure:
- Customize the Website Header banner. Learn how to customize header banners.
- Enable Map Search on the Home page. Learn how to use the map-based search.
- Add or edit your own unique information in the "Agent Info" box. Learn how to edit your Agent Info box.
- Review your Featured Listings settings and set filters if desired to limit listings to only listing properties or price ranges you want to feature.
- Go to the Listing Page (under the "Listings" Chapter). You have the option to turn on your Listings, your Office Listings, and set sorting options and filters. Learn more about setting listing options.
- Add a custom Paragraph to any Page to add content such as text, or video. Learn more about the custom paragraph editor. Visit this page to learn how content can improve your search rank.
Choose from a list of Widgets in the 'Forms & Widgets' palette to be added to a separate column on your website. Please note, some layouts do not allow for a widget column to be added to the Home page. Widgets can be added on every other Page. Click here to learn more about Forms & Widgets.
Agent Info - adds your photo, social media buttons and contact information. Learn how to edit your profile information.
Contact - contact form requesting contact information
Contact (SM) - a shorter contact form
Request Info - a short form requesting email information and customer inquiry
Join Newsletter - allows your visitors to sign up for your newsletter (please note, newsletter service is not available with Jumptools at this moment)
Home Valuation - a short form that will request customer requirements for a property search
Twitter Feed - adds a twitter feed to your website. Learn more about adding social media links.
Share in Social Media - adds share buttons for visitors to "Like" or "Share" your page
Testimonials - randomnly features one of your Testimonials each time the page is refreshed.
Facebook Feed - adds a Facebook page feed to your website. Learn more about adding social media links.
Don't forget to Save your draft.
Preview in English/French/Chinese: Allows you to Preview your website. Your Preview will open in another browser tab or window.
Publish: Once you publish your website, it will be live immediately. You will be able to view the site at the link provided.
Please note, if you have added a custom domain in Step 1: General Information under "Domain Settings", make sure your domain settings (A Record) have been updated. Learn more about pointing your custom domain to your ClientClick website.