ekmPowershop Integration Guide

Integration with ekmPowershop address forms made simple

A step-by-step guide to integration with ekmPowershop address forms.

Preparation

IMPORTANT

ekmPowershop removed the only way to integrate with our service from their solution. They did this as they want all of their customers to use their own postcode lookup. If you wish to use Crafty Clicks in your ekmPowershop solution, please let them know.

Download

Download our ekmPowershop plugin from the plugins page. For ekmPowershop we currently only offer a plugin for Postcode Lookup (UK only). The plugin is free to download.

Visit the download page

Sign Up

Next, you need to sign up for a Crafty Clicks account.

When you sign up, you will receive an access token by email. There is no obligation to buy anything and you automatically get 100 trial lookups. If you need more lookups to test the integration, please get in touch (support@craftyclicks.co.uk) and we will try to accommodate you.

Installation

Step 1

Copy and paste your access token on line 20 of ekm_crafty_postcode.js (in place of xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx).

Step 2

In your ekmPowershop admin panel go to Design -> File manager -> Other Files and upload ekm_crafty_postcode.js.

Make a note of the file path as you will need it later.

Step 3

In the admin panel go to Design, where you will have to modify the main template.

Check if your template uses jQuery. If not add this line somewhere in the HTML of the template (it can go inside <head> or in the main body):

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

Now add this line below (substitute the_path_from_step_2 with the path you got in step 2):

<script type="text/javascript" src="the_path_from_step_2"></script>

Step 4 (optional)

Download the jQuery code and upload it to your own server rather than using the CDN link.

Step 5 (optional)

On lines 23 – 30 of ekm_crafty_postcode.js you will find some configuration settings. You will need to upload any changes again as per step 2.

FAQ

Test

Before you go live, test the integration to make sure it is working properly.

For the Postcode Lookup integration only, we have the following free postcodes for testing: AA1 1AA, AA1 1AB, AA1 1AD and AA1 1AE.

If you need assistance, drop us an email on support@craftyclicks.co.uk – we will help!

Go Live

Once your trial lookups run out, you will need to decide on the best purchasing option based on the volume of usage you expect on your site. If you would like us to advise you then please get in touch.

Questions

  • Do you offer support? Yes, we do offer support during normal business hours in the UK. If you run into any issues, let us know and we will be happy to help.
  • Is this free? The extension is free to download and try, but to use it on a live site you will need a paid account with us.
  • Do I need to sign up for an account to try it? Yes, you’ll need a trial account, at least. You can easily sign up for a free trial account.
Last Updated: 4/1/2019, 1:32:39 PM