Product Update: Improved Hotspot Editor

Feb 26, 2014 by Arka Der Stepanian

Publitas hotspot editor with expresso fashion digital magazine

We've been working hard to improve the hotspot editor and make it feel much more responsive. The latest changes make the editor easier to use and will help you produce your catalogs more efficiently. As usual, we’ve added some new features too. You can now reorder products within a product hotspot, and you can customize the hotspot mouse-over text. It's now also much easier to add products to your hotspots using the product feed.

Reordering products within a product hotspot

Dragging a product to reorder its position in the hotspot with Publitas hotspot editor.
Dragging a product to reorder its position.


If you have a hotspot with multiple products, you can now change the order in which these products appear to your customers. Simply select the hotspot and drag and drop your products in the desired order.

Custom mouse-over text on hotspots

You can now customize the mouse-over text for your hotspots by giving your hotspots a title.

Changing the hotspot title in the Publitas hotspot editor and the result of that in a digital publication.
Changing the hotspot title in the hotspot editor.
The resulting mouse-over inside a digital publication.

Giving a title is optional, so if you leave the 'Hotspot title' field blank, the following default mouse-over texts are used:

Hotspot TypeDefault Mouse-Over Text
Page linkGo to page [x]
LinkGo to website
ProductMore info
VideoWatch video

Improved product feed interaction in hotspot editor

This update also improves the process of adding products to digital publications using the product feed. Here are some of the things we've changed:

  • Everything from searching to adding a new product is a lot more responsive with faster load times and more fluent behavior.
  • Search results will appear the moment you start typing. There’s no need to submit your search query first.
  • There’s a thumbnail image for each product in the search results. This allows you to easily recognize the product you’re looking for.
Search results inside the Publitas hotspot editor. Each result with a thumbnail of the product.
Search results inside the hotspot editor. Each result with a thumbnail of the product.


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