It’s another great day for us, because we get to tell you about another little-known, recently released feature. It’s something that many of you will value and want to use.
Use own domain for flipbooks or magazines
We’re rolling out a feature that lets you use a subdomain on your own website for displaying your flipbooks. So instead of sharing the Flipsnack URL with your customers, subscribers or readers, you’ll be able to share a URL from your own website. Pretty cool, right?
Having a branded URL for magazines and catalogs is very important for companies, for multiple reasons. First, when you share the link, you will send traffic to your own website, rather than to Flipsnack. Second, your magazines and catalogs will look custom built, but without you having to do any actual work on the software. Third, your customers will not make any brand associations between yours and ours.
It’s the perfect way to integrate your publications on your website and it’s also easy.
Can I see an example?
The Pacific Coast Title is a residential and commercial title insurance company that are using our white label solution. The subdomain features their entire collection of documents and guides: flipbooks.pct.com
Each flipbook has its own unique URL, as you can see if you click on any of the featured documents.
As you can see, the Flipsnack header and footer do not appear anywhere on any of the pages.
How does it work?
You’ve already seen an example, but perhaps you want to know more about how to set your custom domain for your flipbooks. This is something that you only have to do once. Everything that you will publish through Flipsnack form thereon will instantly appear on your subdomain.
First, you need an Elite subscription from Flipsnack.
1. After you purchase it, you will have to go to Account options -> Account details on Flipsnack
2. Copy the Flipsnack CNAME
3. Visit the DNS settings from your domain registrar (The website that sold and allowed you to register your current website address) and create a CNAME record for your subdomain (eg flipbooks.mydomain.com) that points to cname.flipsnack.com
4. Return to Flipsnack and enter your website’s subdomain (under Hostname) where you chose to display your flipbooks.
You might have to wait for a few hours before your subdomain works as it should, so don’t panic if it doesn’t work instantly.
What else do I need to know?
The white label requires an Elite subscription. If you don’t have one, perhaps you should consider it, because it comes with many advanced features, besides the custom domain:
- API access
- Remove all Flipsnack branding
- Priority support
- 10 user login
One other thing that you should know: at the moment your white labeled flipbooks will be viewable on both your website and on Flipsnack.
We get all the development ideas from you, so whenever you have an idea for a cool new feature, let us know. It might not happen right away, but we listen to every suggestion and we count on your feedback for every new release.