Yes, you're in the right place. Adding content to a new page and editing content on an existing page use the same process.
You can edit any page on your website once it has been created. To start editing a page, just click on Pages in the sidebar to reveal a list of all the available pages in your website. Clicking on a page name will take you to the edit screen.
A. Page Name
The page's name is what will appear in the website's menu, URL and sitemap and is also how the CMS refers to the page. For more information on choosing a page name, see the Add Page section. You can edit the name of your page at any time. Just replace the text in the box.
If you change the name of the page you will need to perform a Publish All on the site to ensure the menu and sitemap are updated. You can find out how to do this in the Menu/Sitemap section.
B. Content Block
The content block is where you edit the information that appears on your website. This section will vary from website to website as some websites may just have one editable content region, while other more complex sites may have several.
There are a number of types on content block:
This is the most common form of content block. It allows content to be added to your website without needing any knowledge of HTML and CSS. WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get. You can see how it works by selecting the View Source button on the content block. The content you have added and formatted is transformed behind the scenes into a format your website can understand.
You can learn more about using the WYSIWYG Editor in the Tutorials section.
A text box is a single-line edit box that allows you to type something in plain text. It will then be transformed by the CMS into the correctly formatted content to display on your website.
This content block allows you to add or edit an image that appears on the page.
Add an Image
To add an image to your page, follow these steps:
- Click on .
- Click on the icon next to the Image URL field. This will allow you to browse your computer's file system to find the image you would like to upload.
- Type a short description of the image into the Alternative Text field.
- If you would like a tool-tip to appear when somebody hovers their mouse cursor over the image, type your caption into the Title field.
Alternative text is an important element that makes your website more accessible. The text you place here will be used to audibly describe the image by screen readers for visually impaired people as well as to identify images that may have been turned off by a visitor's browser.
Remove an Image
If an article has an image that you would like to remove, click on the icon. This will remove the image. Remember to Publish the article when you're done to save the changes to the website.
C. Publish Panel
The orange Publish Panel allows you to Preview, Save, Publish, Archive or Lock/Unlock a page. It also provides information on when the page was last published and who was responsible for the changes.
button allows you to see how the page you are editing will look when applied to a template. It may not always be exactly as it will appear on the website, depending on how the template has been setup, but it should give you a good indication of formatting.
Clicking on the button will save your changes to the CMS and set the page to Draft Mode. This means your work is safe but it will not appear on the website until it is published.
If you no longer want a page to appear in your website, you should archive it by clicking on the button. This will remove the page from the site map and set it's status to Archived. You can restore an archived page later. For more information see the Archive page section.
If you are working on a page that isn't ready to appear on the website and you don't want it to be published accidentally, you can lock it. Just click on the icon to toggle whether the page is locked or unlocked.
Clicking on will save your changes to the CMS and make the page available on the website.
D. Meta Panel
The Meta Panel contains information that relates to the content of the page, but does not usually appear on the page itself, the exception being Title, which is often automatically applied as the page's main heading.
The title is what appears at the top of your browser window and sometimes also the main heading of each page. It should accurately describe the page without being too long. Search Engines use the title as the name of your website in their results.
Keywords are used by search engines to determine the relevance of your website to their search results. You should include a comma-separated list of words and phrases that relate specifically to the page you are editing.
The Description is a short summary of the page's content. Search engines use this information in their search results to describe your website. Each page should have a unique description which summarises the page's content.
E. Attributes Panel
The Attributes Panel allows you to change how and where your page appears within the website.
These two buttons can be toggled on ( ) or off ( ). All pages are off by default.
The Sitemap button determines whether a page appears on the sitemap, a utility page which shows all the pages on your website and how they relate to each other. You can find out more about the Sitemap in the Menu/Sitemap section.
This setting affects how the Child-Bar Menu, Page Breadcrumb and Sitemap plugins behave.
The Menu button determines whether the page appears in the site's main navigation. If a page has children, and they are set to appear in the menu a drop-down menu will automatically be created. Continue reading for more information on Parents and Children.
A website is a collection of documents arranged in a hierarchy. To ensure a website doesn't get too big and unwieldy, it is recommended that related content is grouped together. The Parent attribute shows whether a page is a top-level page, or a sub-page (child). If a page has No Parent, it is considered top level. You can use this setting to move a page within the website by clicking on the Change link.
Each page in the website needs a Template to determine how it appears. The template is selected when you create the page. If you would like to change which template is applied to the content, choose one from the drop-down list and click on Publish when you're done. The new styles will be applied.
When changing templates, be careful as not all templates will be able to hold the same content. The Content Management system will warn you if the template you have applied cannot use all the content.
Sometimes it is necessary to change the format of a page within your website. By default, all pages are given the aspx extension, but you may need the file to be plain HTML or some other templating language such as CSHTML.
F. History Panel
Every time you save a Page in the CMS, a version of it is saved into a database. This means if you make a mistake, you can rollback the changes you made and restore a previous version of the file. The History panel will list the last three revisions to the Page along with the date and time they were made. Click on the icon to revert your changes to a previous version. For more information on versions and rollback of content, see the Rollback section.