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Custom Styling for Your Decision Trees

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Here at Zingtree, we believe flexibility is everything.

The power of your dynamic decision trees – for automating complex, repetitive tasks and business processes – wouldn’t be what it is without Zingtree’s ability to merge seamlessly with your existing tools and practices. At each and every phase of Zingtree’s development, we’ve taken steps – like building WordPress and Zendesk integrations – to ensure maximum compatibility with the tools you’re already using.

But, the ability to work with other platforms is just one aspect of Zingtree’s flexible nature. In this age of design-first thinking and unified branding, Zingtree also gives you the ability to customize the style, look, and feel of your trees for integration into any brand.

For example, you can turn the default Zingtree Panels style into a page that looks like this:

Applying your brand’s styling to your Zingtrees is easy using custom CSS – just follow these steps:

  • Create a Zingtree or choose an editable Zingtree template from the Gallery. Build or edit the tree to your satisfaction.
  • While managing your Tree, click Publish, and use the Advanced options for Zingtree hosted or embedded trees. When you’re done customizing deployment options, copy your iframe code into any webpage or use the Zingtree-hosted link provided.
  • A simple CSS file for Zingtree styling you can easily modify is available here. Download this file, and open it in any text editor. Note that the CSS file has a section for Panels style, and a section for Buttons style.
  • In Panels style, edit the CSS below from the sample file you downloaded, and change the colors to your liking:

     /* node title */
     .panel-primary>.panel-heading {
     /* Set Font Color */
     color: #ffffff;
     /* Set Background Color */
     background-color: #CC1D1D;
     /* Set Border Color */
     border-color: #CC1D1D;
     }

Colors are set using Hex Values (a pound sign ‘#’ followed by 6 characters). Check out this site for Hex color reference.

  • To style the heading text of question nodes in Panels style, edit the CSS below from your .css file:

     /* question area for panels style */
     .list-group-item-question {
     background-color: #CC751D;
     }

  • For Panels style, you can also customize the answers area. You can choose from hundreds of icons in the FontAwesome tool kit and include them in your own trees. Simply head over to FontAwesome, choose the icon you want to use, and copy its Unicode value. Once you find the icon you want and copy its Unicode, you can edit that part of the custom CSS file we’ve been working on:

     /* icon to left of answers in Panels Style */
     .fa-chevron-right:before {
     /* paste your icon’s unicode between the quote marks below */
     content: “\f069”;
     }

  • For Buttons style, you can customize the button colors editing the CSS below:

     /* custom buton color for buttons style */
     .btn-primary {
         color: #ffffff;
         background-color: #CC1D1D;
         border-color: #CC1D1D;
     }

  • Once you’ve styled all the elements of your tree to match your brand, save your .css file, then upload it to a publicly accessible URL on your server. 
  • Open the link to your uploaded CSS file in your browser to test it, and make sure it appears.
  • Go to your tree’s Settings tool, click the Display tab, and look for  Theme / Custom CSS URL:

    Paste the link to your new .css document here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit Update Settings.

That’s it – all the power of dynamic decision trees made to blend right into your site or brand’s look and feel. 

Happy Zinging!

Updates: Decision Tree Customization and More

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There’s nothing we love more than hearing from you. Your issues and uses of Zingtree. Which is why our March 8th update was inspired in response to several customers who asked for more ways to tailor the look and feel of your Zingtrees. Plus, we added a few more nifty reporting options, and some general cleanup based on your feedback.

We have more details on customization here, but here’s the summary of what else is new:

  • We now have a LinkedIn group set up for discussing all things Zingtree.
  • New option to customize by including custom CSS in Zingtree hosted, iFrame deployments.
  • Fixed alignment on deployed nodes with 1 or 2 buttons across.
  • Page titles and buttons can now include HTML — including FontAwesome icon code.
  • Clicks and usage reports with no data no longer show an error message. (h/t Blair)
  • Better session tracking reporting, with more accurate button click information.
  • Added source-tracking for iFrame.
  • Zingtree-hosted deployments now have tracking for individual agents or traffic sources.
  • The sessions list report shows total time for each session.
  • Properly track button clicks to open link nodes.

Have a feature request? Let us know! We’re listening.

Customizing Zingtree Decision Trees

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We totally understand the need to expand the customizable features of Zingtree. The beauty in creating your own decision trees is the flexibility we allow to make it communicate, perform, and look the way you want it to! Since we’ve had requests for the ability to further customize the look and feel of deployed trees, we’ve added some basic yet powerful customization options to Zingtree to further improve them for your customers and for your company, organization, or project. Without further ado, you can (as of March 8th):

  • Use your own brand colors
  • Select fonts and styles
  • Add icons to your page titles and buttons
  • See your trees perfectly on tablet and mobile devices

To see an example of these new changes, we’ve altered our “What to Wear” demo with newly stylized red buttons and button icons.

More details below!

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