Adding Descriptions to Sub Variant Pages

Curators are now able to write a short description of the differences between that variant and the others in its group. This will be super helpful for community members who quickly want to know the difference between variants that seem to look exactly the same, or extremely similar. Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can add these descriptions – 

First, visit the variant overview page of a particular casting that you curate. For example, this Toyota Corolla 1400SR page –

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You will see that the page needs three things to be complete – 

  1. A title
  2. A description
  3. Individual item descriptions that say what’s different about each item

To add a title and description, simply click on the “Edit Description and Title button”

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Make sure to include the brand and model in the title as well as some interesting content for the description. Once you’re finished, click save. 

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Next, you will need to add the individual item description. This can be done by visiting the individual catalog item page and clicking the new “Edit Variant Details Summary” button at the bottom of the page;

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Keep in mind that the variant display view (that’s the first one), will truncate to 80 characters, so the rule here is to be brief and only focus on the differences between that variant and the others in its variant group. 

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Some things might not need a description at all (the pictures alone are obviously enough to tell the differences between three things that are different colors where that’s the only difference between them) and if you need to fit in a lot of details, you might want to use a shorter form of writing than in the above examples. For instance, you could just say Brown/Black Int. Whatever works for your particular area of curation. If you go over 80 characters, the full text will appear on the item page and it’ll truncate at 150 characters in the search results. Here is what it should look like when all of the entries are complete – 

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Don’t forget to try out the nifty new grouping tool as well. You can read more about it here –