Understanding the elements of your pages
While we've gone to great lengths to make editing as simple as possible to
use, there are still many things that are very helpful to know. This
section describes some of the various components you will find while
working with your site.
The editor toolbar
Almost everything happens here. The
left side of tool bar
contains familiar tools that you will find in most work processors,
alignment, fonts sizes, styles, colors, bullet-ed and numbered lists and
more. The right side contains specialized tools for working with files,
media, images, tables and hyperlinks as well as special tools for
viewing the raw html code, cleaning dirty code and embedding movie code
from sources like YouTubeâ„¢.
Hovering over any of the tools with your mouse produces a pop up with a short description of the tool
The Button Row
see these buttons on every new page you create. These
buttons allow you to set up the page for a specific purpose. Most of
the time you will use the "Edit" button. The Edit button is used for
all types of content, from text to images to files and links, clicking
the edit button makes the central area of your page editable via the
other 3 buttons perform very specific functions and allow you to use
your page for RSS feeds, a dynamic calendar, or an Image Gallery.
Clicking any of these buttons changes the page to the appropriate
There are 3 types of editable areas on your pages. Your site may include any number of the following areas, including Text Areas for titles, summaries, comments, keywords, categories and other plain text, Page Specific areas which are edited can include text, graphics, images, movies, widgets, links, files and more, and Persistent areas, which are edited using the editor toolbar yet share their content across all pages ( a header or footer for example).
Plain text and title areas are pretty simple, click the edit button to open the area, type the text, click the Save button.
Plain Text & Title Areas
In these areas, text can be edited but can not be styled. You will not see the Editor Toolbar when editing these plain text areas.
Page Specific & Persistent Areas
Most of the areas of your website use what we refer to as "page specific" or "persistent areas". These areas are edited using the editor toolbar.
These areas accept many
types of content including text, images, media, documents, audio,
hyperlinks and more. (The area you are viewing now on this Help site, for example, is a page specific area and all of the content on this page was placed using the editor.)
Important tools & icons
The Edit icon
icon appears when an area has been created using the Edit button from
the Button Row, and content has been added to the area. Clicking this
button either opens up an editable title area, or opens a content area
and produces the Editor ToolBar.
The Save icon Saves the changes to the currently open area. (you can only edit one area at a time)
The Close icon Closes the currently open area without changes (prompts user to proceed or cancel)
The Revision Tool
Allows you to "revert" to any of the last 10 previous states of the
area. Drop down displays user, date and time of previously saved
Most of the tools will be familiar to most users. The text formatting tools for example, are the same type of tools found in other popular word processing programs.
|Text justification tools||Indent and List Tools||Font Styling Tools|
There is a tool for creating links , tools for adding color and highlights to text , a tool for managing images , a tool for embedding movies , and a tool managing your files
There are several other special tools in the editor, such as the anchor tool , the table tool and the HTML code View tool
*Each tool in the editor is explained in the respective section of the website