We now have a page on the Speakeasy web site (https://speakeasy-aphasia.org.uk/aphasia-image-shopper/) that allows users to request to purchase aphasia-friendly images. This document describes how this page was created and how the process works.
How it Works
When a member of administration staff receives the request, they reply with a cost and invite them to pay online via the donation button, asking that the purchaser mentions Image purchase in the reason for the donation.
- each image can be quite large so any web page containing all the images would take ages to load
- the images are all different physical sizes which would lead to an uneven layout
- providing the raw images means anyone can download without purchase/donation!
- a copy of the original image is made and a watermark applied
- the image is converted to a thumbnail image , which significantly reduces its file size and gives each image the same physical dimensions to ensure a clean layout on the website.
Creating a Watermarked Image
Watermark images were created using the Visual Watermark app. This can be downloaded and installed in a user’s PC from the following location:
Converting a Watermarked Image to a Thumbnail Image
Image File Locations
- The original images can be found in Teams (or File Explorer) at the following location:Bury Speakeasy\Speakeasy – General\CitrixContent\Artwork Stroke\artwork for CDAny new images should be added to this location before watermarking and creating a thumbnail.
- Watermarked versions of the above images can be found here:
Bury Speakeasy\Speakeasy – General\CitrixContent\Artwork Stroke\artwork for CD\Watermarked\
- Watermarked thumbnail versions of the images can be found here:
Bury Speakeasy\Speakeasy – General\CitrixContent\Artwork Stroke\artwork for CD\Watermarked\WatermarkedThumbnailsIt is the files from this location that were uploaded to the web site. They were first added to the WordPress Media Gallery, then they can be selected as choices from the form designer – see the following article: https://jeroensormani.com/how-to-include-the-wordpress-media-selector-in-your-plugin
the form includes a Captcha control which makes it far more difficult for robotic web crawler tools to complete web-based forms.
to obtain two keys: a site key and a secret key. Both of these keys, along with the username and password for this google account, can be
found in Bitwarden – see the entry marked “Speakeasy Google Account e.g. for ReCaptcha”
Image Order Fulfilment
The following guidelines should still be used. However, it is anticipated that the watermarked images may be moved from the Speakeasy WordPress web site to the SumUp store. This will make it easier to charge a fixed price for each image or apply discounts for, say 10, 20, 50 and all images. Currently, a prospective customer will email and then we request a donation. Moving to SumUp will help formalise the purchase process.
Instructions to be added when sending images to a purchaser
Other than embedding the images in Powerpoint or similar documents, we kindly request that you do not share the images more widely, as Speakeasy relies on the income these images generate in order to continue our work.
Sharing Files Via Teams Synced Folder
Copy the zip file to some folder in Teams, then follow the instructions in the following document: Sharing Teams Files with Users Outside Speakeasy
Sharing Files using JumpShare
Follow the instructions in the following document: Sharing Files using JumpShare
SumUp Store (not Live)
The SumUp store was initially setup to supersede the WordPress pages, as it provides a better means of obtaining payment before images are shipped to a purchaser. However, this is not live because images have already been placed on other websites for no charge as part of a prior arrangement, so we can’t officially charge for the images. The existing mechanism of people requesting images and Speakeasy asking for a donation will therefore continue.
The current WordPress mechanism relies on a user sending a donation via one of the donation web sites (e.g. JustGiving or EasyFundraising), whereas the SumUp site has the potential to take payment as soon as images are specified.
Adding Items to the SumUp Store
Login to the SumUp account – details can be found in BitWarden using the details with the title “Speakeasy SumUp account”.
Navigate to the “Items” page from the links on the left-hand side of the screen.
Click “Add item”, which appears towards the top right-hand side of the screen.
A screen will be shown, similar to that given below:
Click the “+” icon in the image link towards the top of this page. The following screen will appear:
Click the “+” icon in this screen and add the appropriate image from an image file stored in a folder – if this is a new aphasia-friendly image, make sure you add a watermarked image – see the “Creating a Watermarked Image” section above. Click “Save”.
Specify a price for the image, and set the “Tax rate” value to “No VAT”.
Add the item to a category – for images, this is typically the “Aphasia-friendly Images” category.
Make sure the “Display item in Online Store” setting is checked, else the new item won’t appear in the store.
Click the “Save” button”, then “Save and close”, or “Save and add another” if more images are being added to the store.
A means of setting up bulk orders was added to SumUp – this enables a user to pay a discounted price for a bulk quantity of images. See the SumUp store site for the two examples that exist.
Accessing the SumUp Using Speakeasy’s Domain Name
The SumUp store has its own SumUp-specific web site. It is preferable for the site to be accessed using Speakeasy’s own web domain address: speakeasy-aphasia.org.uk. Instructions for this can be found in SumUp documentation. This can be achieved by logging in to FastHosts (details in BitWarden) and adding a CName record to the DNS configuration of the speakeasy-aphasia.org.uk domain. The current CName configuration can be seen under the CName record with a host name of “onlinestore”. The store can be accessed via the following web address: https://speakeasy-aphasia.sumupstore.com. However, the store will be shown as closed as it is disabled, for reasons mention above.