Create content

Helen Varley -

Create diffent types of content eg News item, Event or a Page and add navigation links.

Preparation

Before you create content, you should consider the following points:

  • What type of content are your adding? eg News item, event, page. See separate guide for Staff Profile
  • Do you want a navigation item. Items, like Events, will just appear under the Events area. However, new pages will require a navigation item. You should consider what link text you want and where in the navigation you want the link to appear. See note below.
  • You may want to prepare your text in another text editor, eg Word, but you should format the text on the site using the WYSIWYG.

Create Content

  • Click on link for Create content from the menu on the left. The menu will expand to give you options.

  • Click on the option for the content type that you are creating eg Page, News, Service.
  • Complete the form. Each content type has different questions as they need to display different information but most will have:
    • Title - This is the text that will appear as the title in the browser.
    • Teaser - This is a synopsis and can be used in mailshots.
    • Body - This is the text of your article. You can use the WYSIWYG to format your text, insert images and add links to documents.
  • Add a menu item (optional if relevant) - There is a box on the right of the page for Publishing

  • Click on Menu settings. This will expand to give you additional options.
    • Menu link title - This is the title that will appear in the navigation for your page. See Note
    • Parent item - Click on the dropdown menu and click on the item where you would like your page to live. E.g. if you were creating a page for a new Glasgow office, you may want it to appear under offices. See Note:
    • Weight - If you do not want your pages in alphabetical order, you can give them a weight to determine where they will fall within the navigation. The lower the number, the higher the page will appear in the navigation.
  • Click Save when you have finished and you will be taken to your new page on your live site.

Note: Your website will use key words from the Menu link title and the location the for the URL of the page. For example, a News item called Consumer confidence on the up could result in a URL of http://www.adderwhite.co.uk/news-item/consumer-confidence. If you change the Menu settings, it will change the URL of the page. Contact Client Services if you have any queries or need to override this function.

Remove content

  • Login to your site as an administrator.
  • Navigate to the page you would like to edit from the front end of your site.
  • Click on the Edit tab. You will be taken to the admin view for the page.

  • Click Publishing Options from the Publishing menu on the right hand side of the page. You will see a checkbox for Published.

  • Uncheck this box and click Save.

Editing content

You will only be able to edit pages if you have been granted the administrative rights to do so.

  • Login to your site as an administrator.
  • Navigate to the page you would like to edit from the front end of your site.
  • Click on the Edit tab. You will be taken to the admin view for the page.

  • Amend as required and click Preview changes to preview your changes before making the changes live.
  • You can change Menu title and link location in the Menu settings but this will change the URL.
  • Once you are happy with the changes, click the Save button to save your changes. You will be taken to the page on the live site.
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