This section houses coupons that advertisers from within your directory may wish to share with your website visitors. You will note that in this section, there is not a way to set up new categories/subcategories. this is done automatically by the software to correspond with the businesses who may enter coupons. So, if a category is needed, it is created. Otherwise, it is not. 

In order to access  and edit your Coupons module, you will want to login to your Control Panel using your administration username and password. Click on the icon that is circled in this image (Coupons). This includes setting pricing, approving or denying coupons, editing current coupons, and.

Once you have clicked the icon, you will see a menu similar to the one below...



Coupons Menu

This link brings you back to the Control Panel home.

This is where you will set up your coupon options, prices and add any custom text either above of below the categories listing.

General Settings

Action for pre-paid coupons: 
Allow users to edit coupons: 
Monthly price:  $

As you can see from the options above, and their drop down bars, you have the ability to set whether or not coupons will be automatically added to your coupon library, or if you want to review and approve each coupon first.

Note: If you prefer to screen all coupons for appropriateness prior to activation, you should set 'Action for pre-paid coupons' to 'Hold for administrator approval'. Also note that if you enable the 'Allow users to edit coupons' feature, your users will be able to completely change the coupon after you approve it. This may defeat the purpose of holding the coupon for approval. But will save you the headache of updating a coupon each time they notice a typo or need a small adjustment.

Click the Update Settings button after setting preferences.


This section will allow you, the admin, the ability to place a small amount of text either above or below the categories table on the Coupons page. This is an option if you need additional space to provide instructions, or an announcement. 

When you change the text above or below the categories you will see the following:


This is what your editor looks like. You can highlight and delete the current text displaying there by clicking and holding down your right mouse button and dragging it over the words Add your content here. And then clicking the Backspace button on your keyboard. Now you are ready to create your own text! Each of the buttons along the top tool bar will do something to effect your page. Hovering your mouse over those options will give you a small description of the buttons function. Such as the button will cause you text to be Bold. The will Italicize text, and the will underline text. I am not going to go over each and every button function here, as I am sure your experimenting will show you how much control and power you will have. Ok, now to create our Contact Page. 

To create the above effects, I used the Center Align button to center my text on the page, the font size drop down bar to change the words Contact Us to a size 4(14pt). Then I used the Bold button. Next, I used the enter key to move to start a new paragraph. The typed the second line of text.  Then the enter key again and then the Font Color button to change the font to green. Then enter again to move to the next line. Finally, I typed in an email address for them to contact me at. Upon typing either an email or an URL, it will automatically create a hyperlink for your visitors to click.

*Java Script and html code found on other sites: Any html code copy and pasted from outside sources is considered outside content and will not be supported by our staff. there are simply too many codes and languages out there written by people who may or even may not have known what they were doing! Some of these codes may be poorly written, or may be coded in such a way as to not be supported by our editor. By placing 'code' from other sources in the editor may cause the following: Improper displaying of content when viewed in the browser, locking the Update Button after saving so no further changes can be made, distorting the page and payout of the page the content was added to, causing blocks to display in 'wrong' areas, causing blocks not to display at all. All of these effects are caused by the code entered into the editor, not of any fault with our software. If this issue occurs, the content will be deleted by our staff. I am sure you understand that it would too time consuming for our staff to try to find every instance of poor coding found from other sources on the Internet. 

Ready to create your text?? 

Click the Update Settings button after adding text or HTML.

Here you can edit any information pertaining to a current coupon listed in your coupon library, or enable/disable a coupon awaiting your review. After selecting the above Coupons icon, you will see a list of all coupons currently listed or awaiting approval. You can view the business name, the coupon description, the expiry date (this is the date that the coupon will be deleted from your site, not the date of expiration to be printed on the coupon itself), their current status (Awaiting Approval, Enabled, or Disabled), and finally you are given the ability to Edit or Delete the coupon. 

Clicking the Edit link allows you to access the Coupon Details section to edit any current information, or enable/disable the ad. At the bottom of the Coupon Details is a button to Update your changes. 

Clicking the Delete link will delete the coupon from your site (this cannot be undone).

Below is an example of how the coupon will display in your directory: 

Clicking the Click here for a printable coupon will have the coupon open in a new window with a printer friendly version. See below for example:


Q. Can I add text above (or below) the coupons categories?
A. Yes. This is not done using the page editor, though. it is done in the Coupons,  General Settings. Please see the Chapter on Coupons in the Guide for more information.

Q. Can I give someone credit so they can list a coupon free? Or as part of a promotion?
A. Yes. This is not done using the coupon manager. It is done under the Users management. If you do not know the username of the client you wish to give a credit to, you will need to use the Business Directory management to navigate to a business that will receive the credit. Click the 'Edit' link, and below the Business Status, you will see the User ID on the account. Clicking the username will bring you to the Users management, where credits can be applied.

Please visit the Knowledge Base in our Support Center for many other FAQs and their answers.

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