Q: Why should I consider including a Guidebook section on my website?
A: It's easy to add a Guidebook tab, which will allow visitors to browse your guide online. If you're using Guidebook for an event, you can extend the lifetime of the event by making the guide available days or even weeks ahead of time. Users will be able to see your agenda, speakers and anything else you publish – which is an effective way to market the details of your event. Including a tab on your website can simplify content updates as changes appear instantaneously - no more making guide changes, then updating your site.
Please Note: At this time, a Guidebook tab on your website will allow users to view content, but users will not able to redeem a passphrase, sign up, or log in.
How to do it:
If you have basic HTML knowledge and flexibility with your website's design (or if you have access to your web developer), you can add your Guidebook guide to your own website. You'll be creating an iframe using the <iframe> tag. This will display the web version of your guide, which users can access from any device, as long as it has a web browser and an internet connection.
First, you'll need to find the unique URL to your guide. It will follow the format: http://guidebook.com/guide/[GuideID]. You can find it by going to the "Promote" section of your guide in Guidebook Builder, selecting "Web," and then taking the Guidebook Web URL.
If your guide is public, a user will be able to navigate directly to it. If it's private, users will enter their usual redeem code.
You can use the following code snippet as a template:
<iframe src="http://guidebook.com/guide/[guideID]" height=1000px width=500px>
If you would like to learn more about modifying the <iframe> tag, this website has a lot of useful information.
Some additional tips:
- Since the Guidebook Web dynamically resizes with your browser screen, you can choose the height and width that works best with your site.
- If you have a public guide, you can make the URL go directly to the schedule in your guide (just copy-paste the URL that appears when you click on the “Schedule” icon) if you want to direct users to the schedule. If they have a user log-in set up, they can build their schedules online and sync it with their devices.
- Make sure to add a link to your landing page, or include a tab at the bottom that will direct users to downloading the guide on their devices as well.
We do not offer customized web integrations, but we give you the flexibility to use the URL of your online guide wherever you wish.