Learn how to customize product descriptions with HTML.

 Webinar transcript

APT University: Web services for developers – injecting HTML into your product descriptions

Hi there everyone and welcome to APTU, today we’re going to be discussing ways to customize the look and feel of your advancepro web services by injecting html directly into your product descriptions

We will be taking any questions at the end of the presentation so if you do have a question, feel free to enter it into the live chat available just to the side or just below the video. We do these presentations live every wednesday at 12pm eastern time, and if you’d like to learn more about advancepro, we have our full catalogue of APTUvideos available on under the resources tab, or on our youtube channel

So we’re going to be working with advancepro’s B2C web service today, and these techniques also apply for the B2B and Sales Rep Web Services.

So by default we have a text description for a product and that allows us to go ahead and write basic descriptions for our product that gives us plain text information, now we can also make changes to this using HTML, anything we write in html will be interpreted as raw html by our web services. So we can make an header tag for example, all we have to do to update is to come to the web services tab and run a sync. These also happen on a timer typically.

So now we’ll see we have a header. Now we can give our tags style using inline styles as well. In this case I’ll set the color to blue.

Now we can also use this to create bulleted or numbered lists, this is done just by by using the UL or OL tags, with LI tags inside of them. These stand for unordered lists, for bullets, ordered lists, for automatic numbering, and LI stands for list item.

This gives you the full range of basic HTML and css properties to tweak your product description’s appearance for better control over your website.

This concludes today’s quick discussion on injecting html into your product descriptions. If you have any questions feel free to put them into the live chat. And thank you for watching.

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