We’re happy to announce a highly-requested feature that may change the way you do your product templates forever: Build Your Own Custom Product Templates right in the WordPress/WooCommerce Admin!
Traditional MyStyle Product Templates: Now Optional for DIY Webmasters!
Normally we set up each template by hand for each client, and provide the template IDs for use in their website(s). This is still a service that is available, but is no longer required for most one-sided templates if you want to develop them yourself!
New DIY Custom Templates
Our new custom template options can be found the WooCommerce Product Data section of any product, in the MyStyle > Advanced tab.
See the screenshot below, where the example is setting up a Rectangular 18×14 inch product template:
With these two checkboxes, a width and a height, you’re good to go with a basic rectangular template! It will size down automatically to fit the web browser while designing, and it will render your print files at the full size when generating a print file.
Beta Features: Add Image Layers and More
There are even more beta features beneath these basic settings that are still being tested, but you can try those out to add image layers to your templates, like a background or foreground. We’ll cover those features in another upcoming post.
With the pandemic forcing everyone to adapt to what is called the “new normal” it is inevitable that the United States and other countries will have to accept face masks as a much more common part of life than ever before.
Giving Back to Help in the Pandemic with Personalized Masks: 50% of Mask Profits to Pandemic Focused Charitable Donations
1CustomFaceMask.com has teamed up with MyStyle Platform to provide not only a fun way to personalize your own masks, but also to aid in the mission to give back to the charities that are helping out the most in the pandemic. For this goal, they have committed to giving 50% of all profits to pandemic aid charities like Feeding America.
1CustomFaceMask.com Launches Custom Face Mask Designer Powered By MyStyle Platform
MyStyle is a great choice for a product like a custom face mask, because it has all the main ingredients a customer will want to use. Background colors and graphics, custom images, uploaded images, and custom text. 1CustomFaceMask.com is live now with MyStyle enabling users to design their own custom face masks on the site in minutes with ease.
No More Boring Flimsy Masks!
Boring, single-color medical looking face masks may have been the first wave of masks in the US, but quickly they have become much more. Now more than ever, the market is in high demand for not only face coverings to where to the store, etc, but also for these face coverings to be more fashionable as they become part of your everyday wardrobe.
Fashionable Mask Trends Around the World
Asian countries have already had these customs for years, mostly because of air pollution, but nevertheless have adapted and have shown interesting fashion trends in the face mask world.
Helping People Have Fun with Face Masks
We hope that not only will personalization enable the world to embrace custom face masks in to their own fashion in a way that encourages and makes social distancing and safety measures more fun to participate in.
Design Yours Now!
Ready to create your own face mask and help the cause at the same time? Head on over to 1CustomFaceMask.com and create yours today!
A new MyStyle site was launched this past week that is bringing an exciting new value add to their elliptiGO community with personalized wraps!
First Online Designer for elliptiGO Bikes in the World!
As far as we know there have never been any other online designers for elliptiGOs to allow people to use free graphics or upload their own, pick custom colors, etc. This is going to be really fun to see what kind of creative bikes are dreamed up by the elliptiGO riders of the world! We might just have to hit the streets with our own, so stay tuned for that :)
We recently released version 2.0.2 of the MyStyle Custom Product Designer plugin for WordPress / WooCommerce. This update addresses compatibility issues with the WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing plugin by Lucas Stark and saved designs being re-added to cart later with custom options and custom pricing on the product.
Dynamic Pricing and Saved MyStyle Designs Adding to Cart from Saved Design-Profile Page
v2.0.2 of the main MyStyle WP plugin fixes a bug with setting the quantity when buying products from the design profile page.
This should fix the issue for anyone using this plugin that is seeing issues with special pricing rules, attributes, and adding to cart.
Also, adding to cart from the design profile page redirects to the cart and shows a “product added to cart” message.
How to Update
To update just press “update” on your MyStyle plugin in your wordpress plugin list.
Third Party Plugin Updates Warning: We do not recommend updating all plugins. Updating the MyStyle plugin alone should be enough to remedy this issue, and updating all other plugins may lead to unwanted conflicts with other third party plugins. Always update plugins with caution and only after making a backup.
With its unique blend of smooth grain, photos on wood have become an artistically beautiful way to share memories with friends and family. Plakthat.com has established itself as a leading business for custom design wood photos fit for any building or wall background it adjusts too. Personalized photos on wood steers away from the mundane canvas art and attracts an antique, natural looking setting against any background of choice. Coincided with the MyStyle Customizer, plakthat.com offers an array of personalized options for your creation to come to life.
Synthesize a Captured Photo on Wood
What’s extraordinary about any wood photo is that each wood grain can never be a replicate. This is what differentiates the product amongst other competitors and customers love the fact that it resembles a rustic setting. Each is handcrafted specifically with 100% FSC certified sustainable wood which is where the real nature feel comes to life. On the MyStyle Customizer affects can be changed and managed on any wood photo created. All wood photos allow an escape from the generic store bought brands where the Customizer allows for add in text, color changes, fades, frames, designs, and much more.
Personalization has never become more accessible than with the MyStyle Customizer especially when designing one’s own wood photos. A choice of seven frame sizes is available then the rest is up to your imagination. A four step process is presented to you through the Customizer which allows each customer to modify his/her wood print any way possible. Add photos from a special occasion like a wedding, birthday, anniversary or vacation then jet off into your own creative side. Try adding in meaningful texts then color coding the print with your office space at home. Wherever your mind takes you MyStyle Customizer has the tools for your unique frame.
Since being launched as one of the top quality fly discs’ customizer, FlyDiscs.com has changed the game of designing one’s personal disc golf discs. With its innovative features, creating custom disc golf discs has never been easier. When you design your own disc golf disc the customer is unveiled by the MyStyle Customizer which allows full disc designs so you can add your own images, text, colors, patterns, effects, and more.
Pick from Professionally Crafted Discs
With the art and design of creating your own custom disc golf discs it is imperative the discs meet professional standards. Using the MyStyle Customizer features, FlyDiscs.com offers four brands of dics all critical elements when playing the game. You have the option to choose between creating a driver, midrange, putter or standard ultimate frisbee. With each customizer option comes versions of each brand to pick from. Like for the midrange you have the option to choose from six different subcategories of midranges spanning from the Latitude 64 Gold Core disc to the top seller Fuzion Truth disc. It doesn’t stop there with the added enhanced description of why each disc varies and gives further information on specific strengths it offers to your game.
Design Your Own Disc Golf Disc
With the complete four step process you can construct your ideal fly disc in minutes. It starts with background features which includes colors, shades, logos, patterns, and adjustable features. Then moves into add in personal photos and texts which can look great together or separate. Scan the browse page for unique ideas that customers are saying look best on a disc golf disc. Once your creation is complete and you’ve saved your desired disc, buying and checking out never got simpler. With its elite status as a customizer flydiscs.com is changing its reputation as an online disc ecommerce website that each player has to check out!
Many people like MyStyle for the quality look and feel that it brings to the personalization experience. It looks professional, clean, and it’s able to be customized with your branding, and the UIs move and behave smoother and more intuitively than other apps. That’s great, and it never hurts to look good.
Still, MyStyle has a lot to offer in the UX beyond the smooth UI and graphics that other apps just can’t seem to get right, that are a big part of it’s high completion and conversion rates for design – something that can be a point of failure for users that have little or no experience with design or graphics.
With tons of experience over the last decade, we’ve learned where to expose features to the user, and where to hide them away and make them automatic functionality.
Layers as a Concept
Layers is something that unless you’ve used a graphics editor, you probably are not that familiar with. Once you know how they work in Photoshop, or Illustrator, or whatever graphics software you might use that support it, it’s logical and easy. But, that initial learning curve is tough at first without a tutorial or a person teaching how to use them. Many developers will aim to try to copy Photoshop in UX because they themselves are familiar with it’s vocabulary and UX metaphors, but that’s actually a big mistake.
Hide the Concept for Usability, Automate the Functionality for Design Success
Since MyStyle caters to the common online shopper who is often non-technical when it comes to design and graphics, “Layers” as a concept must be implemented and functional the whole time the user is designing, but it has to be hidden away from the user’s experience to make it smooth and easy without that learning curve. This doesn’t mean it’s not there, though. It just means it’s running behind the scenes instead of competing visually in the UI controls for attention, like Photoshop, the way many apps make the mistake of doing.
There are an unlimited number of layers with sophisticated groupings automatically set up and generating and removing within the both the product template and the user’s design object layers. You can find “bring to front” and “send to back” buttons in the adjustments panel for any object to work with layering, but it’s not required and in most cases isn’t needed. Groupings of the layers ensure that text can’t get stuck behind images, that backgrounds are always in the background, that patterns fit in the middle, uploads go on top of background and patterns, monograms in front of that, and so on.
This automatic layer control makes the design process easy for the user, ensures logical and common composition ordering occurs naturally, and allows users to compose dozens of layers without ever having to hear the word “layer” once.
Dynamic Process of Composition
Composition is the process of combining and layering graphics together within a defined space. This seems obvious enough, and with computers the rules have definitely changed, but the roots go back to drawing and painting and still hold true today with computer graphics. MyStyle has made a 1-2-3-4 step composition process that accomplishes the natural back-to-front approach starting with the lowest possible UX barriers to entry. This linear UX makes the question “what should I do next” a sort of non-issue, because everyone gets that “steps” go in order. At the same time, you can click any step at any point, so you don’t have to go in order. While simpler users will just follow the order of the steps as is and do great, more advanced users will try to click steps out of order more often, and quickly discover that they can still work in any order they want, should they want to go back and change something up, or skip ahead to a feature they want immediately.
A Good Composition Starts with a Background You Like
Any good painting starts with with a color palette and laying down background. In the beginning of the MyStyle apps intro, it shows an animated arrow to the main composition steps, pointing at Step 1 – Backgrounds, in most cases. This gives the user instant gratification to play around with some color choices, either solid or a gradient from one color to another, and requires zero content on their part. As they move through background images, patterns, etc, they already get to see how easy it is for them to control their design and steer it into the realm of their personal tastes.
From here the Upload Images and Add Text features come into play for most users, as steps 2 and 3, layering perfectly and auto positioning as they go, to try to automate as much of the tedious obvious chores of a composition intuitively without too much intervention needed.
As a Result, the composition a user comes up can surprise them, as they often get further along artistically with more elements than they’ve ever done before. For many people who are not photoshop users, this is the first time they’ve done a cool gradient, a photo or image, a pattern, some text or a monogram all together in one composition.
The steps in MyStyle can be configured to go in any order at all, so the app is not stuck in it’s default configuration, although the default configuration does use the back-to-front composition that works really well. So, if your product does not have a background ever, or your users 100% just want to start with an uploaded image for whatever reason, then steps can be removed or re-ordered however it needs to be to fit the demographic and primary use cases best.
Unique Trending Features
It’s not uncommon for the MyStyle dev team to create both hot new features for the out-of-the-box customizer, as well as custom features for specific MyStyle apps and clients. This can add a special element to your app that you think will fit your users or your products needs more specifically than the general design tools already do.
Note: You can find lots of great add-ons in the MyStyle Marketplace to add special elements to your MyStyle apps.
Some unique custom features we’ve developed in the past have included:
Custom Color Palettes
Custom Pattern Libraries
Custom Product Navigation
3D Rendering / Preview
Acrylic Frame Customizations
Changing Template Size Options & Shapes
Patterns; special size scaling and/or repeating patterns
Gloss and Matte finish lighting effects
Price calculations (based on sq ft of actual design area used)
Laser and Engraving output
Custom Monogram Shapes
Custom Background Libraries
Custom Foreground Libraries
Product Option Overlays (like a photographic options that can be toggled on or off to layer on top of the design as predefined add ons)
Special Vehicle Trims
Special Templates with Predefined Text
Effects Layers and Textures
Custom Watermarks and Overlays
The Tip of the Custom Iceberg
These concepts are some of the core of why the MyStyle Customizer is so good at what it does. But, the list goes on and on. This is the base that you want in place for users to have design success, and fall in love with your brand for the ability to take products to a personalized and special level with great up-front features and tons of hidden automated power and functionality at their fingertips. Beyond this, the sky is the limit on how we can customize our customizer further to take your brand to the top of conversion optimization and user satisfaction with the best UX possible for customized configurations and personalized prints.
The hockey pucks on PuckStyle are custom printed in full color with the customer’s design. The customer is able to use the MyStyle Customizer to design the custom puck with their own images, logos, text, monograms, colors, patterns, effects, and more. We’ve made what is probably the most advanced custom hockey puck designer on the web!
The custom puck is a two-sided product that can be chosen to have either a 1 or 2 sided print. When a user is on the product detail page, they can choose whether they would like a 1 or 2 sided print on the puck. While in the customizer, you can design both sides, or just one side and leave the other side blank. Once in the shopping cart, the product option for 1 or 2 sides can be changed for any last minute up-sells to 2 sides.
Legit Official Game Pucks
The founders of PuckStyle are 2 guys who know hockey well – a pro hockey player currently playing in Europe, and a hockey coach here in the USA. They promise quality pucks that pass size and weight and bounce test standards. With PuckStyle yo9
Case Monkey Lets You Design Your Own iPhone Case and Create Custom Cases
One our favorite customization sites is our original “design your own iPhone case” online app called Case Monkey. Featuring all the latest models of iPhone from the original iPhone cases to the latest iPhone cases we keep Case Monkey up to date with the latest in iPhone personalization. You can upload your own pictures and get your own photos on any iPhone case. Use our backgrounds, featured iPhone case art, or just create just about any custom iPhone case you can think of.
Every Type of Custom iPhone Case
Case Monkey specializes in adding brand new iPhone cases as soon the latest iPhones and their phone cases are available. After we know exactly what a new iPhone is going to look like and how various phone cases hold up, (tough iPhone cases vs. thin iPhone cases), we are able to offer the best customization possible for you to design your own iPhone case online. Case Monkey also has custom tablet cases, custom Samsung cases, and of course custom iPad cases. If you’re looking for strong tough cases or cases with heavier hand feel then Case Monkey has a ton of options. If you’re looking for a slim fit or thin shield case, or just looking for cheap iPhone cases with great shipping, then Case Monkey has a ton of iPhone case options.
Create iPhone Cases and Get Your Photos Prints on an iPhone Case!
Looking for that perfect personalized gift for just trying to get some inspirational quotes on an iPhone case? Case Monkey has the top tier iPhone case designer that allows you add your own text to any custom iPhone case. Need to add your business or logo to an iPhone case? No problem! Case Monkey has one of the best wholesale iPhone case and bulk iPhone case programs. Use the contact form to learn more about corporate programs. Design your own iPhone case and create custom cases online with Case Monkey!
MakeCustomSigns is Live! Make, Design, and Create Your Own Signs!
MyStyle Platform is excited to announce the launch of our latest partner property where you can design your own sign, MakeCustomSigns! Using the MyStyle Platform custom product designer MakeCustomSigns allows users to create outdoor signs, yard signs, banners, flags, and business signage. MakeCustomSigns is the most advanced custom sign site online and uses all the features of our MyStyle Customizer to let you add images, text, pictures, colors and get your design printed on any sign. We even use them in our own offices for our own signage!
What Kind of Custom Signs Are Available on MakeCustomSigns?
MakeCustomSigns has all of the most popular types of signage including banners, vinyl banners, outdoor signs, yard signs and even indoor signage like posters. MakeCustomSigns also specializes in signage like flags and a-frame signs for small and large businesses. If you want to design your own sign you’ll find multiple sizes of each of their designs and some of the lowest possible prices. They also do custom bulk signs and wholesale signs so you can get your own logo printed on your sign. Check out MakeCustomSigns and design your own custom sign!
Industry leader Flasks.com, an established online retailer for all types of flasks in many sizes, launched MyStyle to add personalization to their ecommerce and they are seeing a great response just in time for the holidays. This launch solidifies Flasks.com as the ongoing leader in flask personalization and customization and as usual customers have nothing but positive responses.
Flasks are an amazing product for customization for a lot of reasons. For one, flasks are great event gifts for things like weddings, bachelor parties, 21st birthdays, graduations, baby showers, anniversaries, etc. A Flask is a keepsake that you can use again and again and have to cherish for years if not decades. Adding your own images, colors, text, monograms, graphics and effects gives users unlimited possibilities to create their own personalized flask designs.
In addition to MyStyle powered full color printed flasks, Flasks.com also offers leather and engraved metal options, too. Check out the site and custom flasks!
The most common customers on MakeCanvasPrints in the past have been: photographers, artists, major brands, small to mid sized commercial offices, residential housing units, hotels, and organizations with large spaces like universities and churches. A large order of canvas prints is one of the easiest ways to add color and differentiate wall space. Based on the size of your prints, the design of your prints, and the delivery date of your prints pricing may vary. Please let us know of any special color requirements or any particular design notices in advance so we can be sure your order is perfect!
MyStyle site FlyDiscs.com recently announced that they now have custom Ultimate Frisbee discs available for customization. This is a new addition to the site’s already popular disc golf selection, and opens up the custom printed disc service to an additional sport – ultimate frisbee.
Customize Ultimate Discs Online
The new ultimate frisbee customizer is the best in the industry – for one, because it may be the only online ultimate disc design app on the web. Even if there are others out there somewhere, this is the same great design app seen used in the rest of the FlyDiscs.com site for all of their custom discs.
Upload Images, Choose Colors, Add Custom Text, and more
If you’re not familiar with FlyDiscs, they allow users to design their own custom printed discs online in a matter of minutes. The design tool is very easy and intuitive to use, allowing users to create their designs with different options for uploaded images, backgrounds, foregrounds, text, color fades, and more of the great MyStyle app features.
Ultimate frisbees are a bit more friendly to a wider audience as they are larger, and an ideal choice for a disc to play catch or a round of ultimate with. This is a great addition to the fly discs catalog and one that has already had a huge response and great reviews. We look forward to ordering one of our own with our logo on it!