Pre-designed Templates allows you to offer your customers pre-decorated products instead of having them personalize your products from scratch. You can create designs with editable texts and images and freely define a set of customization rules and restrictions for each design or element of the design. There are many possibilities to even create very complex designs.
A quick and simple example can be seen in this demo product where customers are allowed only to edit the text on the T-shirt.
Creation of a Pre-Designed Template
Pre-designed templates in Zakeke are linked to a specific product and they can be created only if you have already created a customizable product.
To create a pre-designed template:
go to Tools > Pre-Designed Templates in the side menu of your back-office.
In the list, select the product on which you want to apply the template and click on Add New Template in the new page.
In the popup that opens, you have a fully-functional version of the Zakeke customizer. Create the design and click on Save Template: from now on your customers will be able to select this pre-designed template and choose it as a starting point for their personalization.
If you wish, you can set the pre-designed template as default design on the product so that when your customers open the customizer they will find a pre-decorated product. In order to do so, select the pre-designed template and click on Set as default.
If you have got more than one pre-designed templates, by checking Show the pre-designed templates as soon as the Customizer opens, when the customizer is initialized, your customers will be shown a window with all pre-designed templates to allow them to choose their preferred one and start personalizing from that template.
How to restrict editing options of a pre-designed template
When you create e pre-designed template you can apply restrictions on what your customers can edit on the design. You can restrict editing options on the whole template and/or on each element of the design.
Tools and options that you can restrict on the whole template:
Text (or set a maximum number of text elements)
Upload image (or set a maximum number of images allowed and/or restrict only certain image formats)
Options that you can restrict on single elements of the design:
Text: you can restrict move, resize, delete, color edit, font change, curved, and edit text. You can also define a minimum and a maximum number of characters allowed and a padding string. Moreover, you can set the text as mandatory to edit and make it "always on top" (it means that all elements that customers add to the design will go always under the text). If you disable "printable" the text won't be included in the print-ready files.
- Images: you can restrict move, resize, rotate, delete, and image replacement. You can also set it as "always on top" (it means that all elements that customers add to the design will go always under the image). If you disable "printable" the image won't be included in the print-ready files.
You can divide your pre-designed templates into categories.
Categories are not mandatory and pre-designed templates not associated with any category will be put in a fictitious category called "Others".
To create a category, click on the button with + symbol at the bottom of the categories menu > Add macro category / Add category (image below)