There are several ways to embed the store in your site. Embedding the LicenseQuote store on your web site is not mandatory but has the cool effect of the store blending in with your website and appearing to be completely yours.
The store’s recommended width is 700 pixels wide. The LicenseQuote store is responsive and will adapt itself to available width, including smaller screens of mobile devices as well as large screens. Note that your website needs to be responsive as well, if you want the LicenseQuote store to adapt itself to the page’s width.
Make sure the pull-down menu says ‘Store inside another page (embed)’
If you are running your web site on the popular WordPress platform, you can use the same exact techniques as above. We also developed a few other ways just for WordPress. It does not matter which technique you use. Pick whatever seems simpler for you.
Click the ‘WordPress Plugin’ link and follow the instructions:
Note that these instructions work with a self-hosted or 3-rd party hosted, WordPress site but will not work with hosted Wordpress.com sites. The previous instructions might work on WordPress.com. In any case you can choose and try one of the options that works best for you.
If you do not have a web site, you can use the LicenseQuote store as is, hosted by LicenseQuote. This is simpler and works out of the box. Just choose and use the “Full page store (link)”:
External Store URL
Some store functions need to know on which page on your web site, the store is hosted. This is needed for generating “share” and “send by email” links as well as links in emails we send to your clients. Please make sure to update this field. If you do not set it, links will send clients to your store on LicenseQuote.com instead of your store on your web site.
“Powered by” line
By default, we show a “Powered by LicenseQuote” line below your store. Paid subscription users can check the checkbox and remove this line from their store:
Clients sign-up/login policy
Store users/clients can view your tracks and preview/play them without signing up (unless you choose otherwise). They can even get an automated quote without being logged in. But once they want to proceed to purchase a license we must have them sign up so we can know who they are, and for them to be able to return to get the licensing agreement and download song files after the purchase. Buying a license is a serious business transaction, and both parties need to be registered with us. Not to mention that even buying a $1 track on iTunes requires the user to be registered with Apple… this is no different. You can change some of these policies here.
It’s worth mentioning that the LQ store sign-up and login mechanism won’t work without your clients having cookies enabled. That’s true by the way for any store on the Internet. Despite what you might have heard, cookies are not evil, and almost nothing on the Internet works without them. Cookies can be used to track people, but their use here (and many other places) is for people to be able to sign-up/login to the store and for the store to remember them. Without cookies, it’s not possible to remember users even in between different web pages of the same store.
Note that viewing your store and previewing your music does not require the user to sign-up and thus does not require cookies.
Assuming the LQ store is embedded on one of your web site’s pages, we need “3-rd party cookies” to be allowed in the user’s browser. By default, the vast majority of your clients will have these settings set by default, and you should not encounter this problem. But you should keep this in mind in case a client tells you they cannot sign-up or login to the store (mostly happens with clients that have changed their default cookie settings or have a cookie blocker installed). In such cases, they need to change their browser’s settings to allow “3-rd party cookies”. We proactively try to detect this situation and show instructions to the clients that have such a problem.