This is what LoopyFood.net content might look like in the side bar of your website (you could put other local food maps or search results in other places on your website or blog!):
It is possible to ’embed’ (display) the LoopyFood.net local organic food map and/or search results in your website (see above)? Why would you want to do this? Adding the local organic food map or search results would add value to your website if your website users/visitors are likely to have an interest in local organic food – e.g., producers, restaurants, veg-boxes – or any of the other directory categories. With just one click they can open another window to see what is available in their area or further afield.
Why Might You Want to Do This?
The following are example of why you might want to add value to your website by including LoopyFood.net Maps or Search Results:
- You have an ethical, ‘green’, ‘eco’ or sustainable hotel, B&B or holiday-home and would like to assist your guests in locating nearby restaurants and cafés serving organic food – or you have ‘green’ self-catering accommodation and want to help your guests find local organic producers and markets;
- You have an ethical, green, eco or sustainable travel blog or website and would like to show what organic food opportunities are available at the destinations you discuss or promote;
- You have a foodie blog on which you would like to promote locally-available organic food;
- You are a local Transition Group (or similar local sustainability and resilience group) and want to help promote local food producers/outlets, events and projects;
- You have a ‘green lifestyle’ blog and would like to suggest events that include an organic food focus or availability;
- You have a blog or website concerned with Local Food, Organic Food, Food Resilience, Seed-Saving or a range of other issues and would like to share information on groups, projects and events with a similar focus.
In all cases, you can add value to your website by embedding (displaying) a local map and search results, perhaps in a side bar or in the main content of a page (see image above for an example).
How it Works
Essentially, you need to embed two things in your website: an image and an underlying web-link to the LoopyFood.net content. Because you are embedding an image and not the live website this should not significantly affect the load-time of your web-page – an important point for user experience and Search-Engine-Optimisation (SEO) performance! This is how to do it:
- Save a screen-shot (photo/snap-shot) of your computer screen while it is displaying the LoopyFood.net Map or Search Results page that you want to use as the image on your website;
- If you want to, you can edit the image, e.g., to show just a section of the screen-shot – the bit you want to focus on. You can use a free tool such as Gimp to do this;
- Upload the image to your website and position it where desired (e.g., in an image widget of a side bar or within a page or post – especially easy if you have used WordPress to create your website/blog);
- Make sure that when the image is clicked on then the viewer is directed to the LoopyFood.net homepage (www.loopyfood.net) or a customised LoopyFood.net Map or Search Results page (again, especially easy if you have used WordPress to create your website/blog) – you will probably want to have a new browser window open for this so that your own website window stays put if your viewer wants to swap back!;
- Contact LoopyFood.net to show us what you have done! (see below).
If you can’t do this, get your webmaster or a ‘techie’ friend to do it for you. If all else fails, use the contact form below for advice.
Get in Touch!
If you would like more information on this – or maybe some assistance with embedding LoopyFood.net content in your website – then use the contact form below. Or maybe use the form to let LoopyFood.net know that you are successfully displaying some of its content!