OK, what to do first? 🤔
These 4 steps will help get your guidebook set-up fast. Don’t feel you have to create the perfect guidebook right from the start, just be sure to get the essentials done and then you can refine and add to your content over time. For a more detailed walkthrough, read our .
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Step #1: Add your own cover photo
Click on Guides tab in the top left of the menu bar. Click on your guide name and the Edit Desktop Photo button in the Guide Cover Photos section. Upload a landscape orientation photo to show off your property on the landing page of your guide.
(You can also add a portrait orientation photo for anyone viewing your guide on their mobile device but if you don't want to, the central portion of the Desktop Cover Photo will be displayed to anyone viewing your guide on their mobile device.)
Step #2: Add your contact details and avatar or logo
Click on the Account tab on the menu bar and go to the Branding page. Click Edit on the Guide Cover Details section and add your contact information so guests know how to reach you. Click Save.
Then click edit on the Logo & Icons section to add your account logo (this logo sits at the top of the Home tab of your guide) and your account favicon (this is the home screen icon guests will see when they add the guide to their mobile device).
Next, choose the Map home pin icon. This is the icon that will represent your property on your guide map. Choose the icon that best suits your property type from one of the 10 available options.
Step #3: Branding
From the branding page, click on Fonts & Colours to choose the text fonts and page colours you want to use in your guides.
(You can ignore the Reset all guides to use these values box for now, this isn't relevant until you have multiple guides and might want to change all of your branding to be the same across all guides)
You can then use the Cover Font Colour & Image Overlay setting to darken your cover page photo. It’ll make the white writing “pop” more. Choose a transparency level in the dropdown from 0% (totally transparent) to 100% (opaque). Usually a setting between 20%-40% is a good balance.
Step #4: Content & photos
Speed to the 1.22 mark on the Getting Started video below to see how to add your own content and photos, including adding Google Places instead of having to add things manually!
Alternatively, if you prefer written instructions, then check out these articles for further guidance on adding and editing content: