This article is all about how to upload your projects to your ArchiPro profile or edit an existing project.
Navigate to the Projects section of your profile which lives under the CONTENT tab in Business Manager.
Viewing all your projects
If you already have any published projects on your profile, these will appear in a list format (pictured below). It shows you the number of professionals and the number of products tagged in each project, each project's 'live score' and its status (live, draft or pending approval).
Each project is given an internal project score, based on a number of factors which add up to how informative the project is for users. Factors include some required fields like project title, project category, project images, photo credit. Other factors that can help increase your project score are the price range for the project, a video, listing any awards the project won, including building plans as a 'Download', and/or adding the maximum of 5 content search tags. It will also increase if you add an SEO project title and SEO project description.
In theory, the higher the project score, the more likely it is to be picked up by third party search engines like Google.
Adding/Editing Project details
To add a new project, click the black button at the top right of your screen called ‘Add a New Project’ which will open up your Project Editor.
To edit an existing project, simply click on the project you would like to edit and it will automatically open the ‘Project details’ for that project.
Here’s where you give your project a Title and complete all the information fields. Only the 'Title' and 'Projects category' fields are mandatory but ideally, fill in as much information as possible. This will help users find specific projects on the platform.
After you've added the project details, you will be prompted to enter your project description in step 2.
If you need assistance writing a project description, you can use our AI assistant by clicking on ‘Generate AI description’ beside ‘Project description’.
By simply adding a few features, our AI assistant can draft a description for you which you can then edit or accept as is.
Finally, once you have entered a description for your project, you can upload any certifications or building plans, either via a URL or file upload.
Once you are happy with your ‘Project details’, please hit continue at the bottom or you can select ‘Page builder’ on the left hand menu.
Using the Project Page builder
Our interactive Project Page Builder has been developed so that you can edit your project and see what it will look like for users in real time, and you are able to customise the layout depending on your preference.
The first step is to upload your banner or hero image for your article. You can drag in a high resolution single landscape image or click on the box to upload it from your computer. The ideal dimensions are 1820 x 818 pixels.
The banner image will also be the thumbnail image of your article, unless you specify that another image should be used as the thumbnail as you build your article and add further images.
If you hover over the image you have uploaded, on the top right corner of the image, you can click the trash can to remove the image so you can replace it with a different one. If you click the ‘edit’ or pencil button, you will find the image editing tools.
The ‘compass’ icon lets you adjust how the image fits in the provided space, the ‘magic wand’ icon allows you to apply a filter from a variety of available filters. Make sure to hit ‘Apply’ if you want to save any changes you make or ‘Cancel’ if you don’t want to save any changes.
Click ‘Add section’ below your banner image to start creating the content for your project.
There are 4 different section types you can choose from:
Within each of these section types, you can select some different styling options:
Simply select the section and style you wish to insert and then click to edit that section eg. insert text, add image from your library.
Projects work in a box-like system whereby you can create various sections, edit them, rearrange them or delete them as you go.
Whenever you add an image, hover over the image and in the top right hand corner a menu 3 icons will appear.
The ‘tag’ allows you to tag specific products shown in the image, just as you can on Articles. This is then shown to users who can click to view the product listing on ArchiPro.
Clicking on the pencil icon allows you to:
- Add a caption
- Credit your photographer for the image (if your photo was not taken by a professional photographer but by one of your staff, please enter your business name here)
- Reposition the image
- Add a filter
- Select the image to be used as the thumbnail image for the article (this is the image that will appear in search results and on your profile)
Finally, the trash can allows you to remove the image altogether and replace it with another image.
As you build your project, you can preview what it will look like for users at any time by clicking the ‘eye’ icon at the top right of your screen.
Once you have built your project, using whichever sections you like, hit the Continue button at the top right to link specific products used in the project and list professionals you worked with.
Projects are limited to 36 sections.
Link products and professionals
Projects with product tags or projects that list the products used and professionals you worked with on the project, are exponentially more likely to be discovered across the platform.
Any products that you have tagged already on an image in your project will appear automatically.
Here, you can also add Professionals that worked on the project too.
If you'd like to remove any products or professionals, hovering over the tile will reveal a 'trash can' icon which you can click to delete.
Any professional that you add within a project will also be added to your overall Network - the list of professionals you've worked with - on your profile.
Once you've finished this step, click 'Continue' or 'Search' on the left hand side.
Optimising your project for Search on ArchiPro
Adding search tags helps ArchiPro users discover your project when they are searching on the platform. For example, if your project is a new build using SIPS panels, 'new build' and 'SIPS' would be good search tags to add. You can add up to five search tags - the more you add, the easier it will be for users to discover your project. You must add a minimum of one.
Once finished, hit the ‘Continue’ button or navigate to the final step using the left hand menu, ‘SEO’.
Optimising your article for SEO
This page shows you exactly what your article will look like in Google Search results. If you are happy with the article title, simply leave it blank and it will pull through as it is. If you would like to shorten the article for search or make any changes, you can edit in the ‘SEO title’ field.
For the SEO description, we suggest you click the ‘Paste from project description’ button and cut down as required to give Google some extra information on your project that will help the search engine determine its relevance. You can also enter your own specific SEO description if preferred. This field is mandatory.
Publishing your project
To publish your project, click the Submit for approval button on the top right of the page. Your project will go live once it has been checked by a member of the ArchiPro team.
You can track the status in your Projects section where you can view all uploaded projects.