Understanding the elements of your pages

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While we've gone to great lengths to make WSP 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, bulleted 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 YouTube™.


Hovering over any of the tools with your mouse produces a pop up with a short description of the tool

The Button Row
You'll see these buttons on every new "Tablet" or page you create. These buttons allow you to set up the page for something specific. 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 Editor Toolbar (above)
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 format.

Any module can be removed from any page at any time. Removing the module resets the page back to the default setting with the button initial button row.

Editable Areas
There are 3 types of editable areas on your pages.
1) Title areas Title_edit1.png
In these areas, text can be edited but can not be styled. You will not see the Editor Toolbar when editing these areas.

2) Summary areas
Summaries are available on all Tablets. As with titles, summaries can not be styled. You can enter plain text only into summary fields.

If used, Summaries appear under your Tablet tiles on your home page, and at the top of each Tablet above the main content area when in edit mode. Summaries should contain a very brief description of the content one expects to find on the tablet.
Summary display (show/hide) can be controlled via the Slate Settings link on your home page. This help site is set to display summaries under each of the section titles, for example.

3) Main Content Area
The main area of any page standard page contains a central content area that can be edited using the Editor Toolbar. These area accept many types of content including text, images, media, documents, audio, hyperlinks and more. Everything you're reading on this site was created using the Editor Toolbar.


Important tools & icons

The Edit icon EditBox.png
This 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
SaveIcon.png Saves the changes to the currently open area. (you can only edit one area at a time)

The Close icon Picture_8_1.png Closes the currently open area without changes (prompts user to proceed or cancel)

The Revision Tool Picture_9.png 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 revision.

Administering your Site
Your web page is actually something we call a Slate. Slates contain Tablets (or pages). You can have as many Tablets on a Slate as you need. Some of the functions of Slates and Tablets are controlled through the administration links on your home page. You only see these links when you are logged in and viewing your home page.


Add Blank Tablet
Adds a new Tablet (page) to your site

Assign Slate Editor
Allows you to designate someone else as the editor of your site

Slate Settings
Allows you to configure certain parameters of your pages, such as, displaying summaries or the time and date each page was last modified.

Delete All Tablets
Deletes ALL of the tablets (pages) on your site. This operation can not be undone and the content of your pages can not be recovered.

Click here for detailed instructions on configuring various options using these links