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Editing tools
Below is a copy of the tools available within the web builder. Click on each for the relevant help files:

Edit content boxesPublish or republishPage choicesHelp filesPreview pageSave page
Find and replaceCutCopyPastePaste from external sourceUndoRedoTable - insert or editInsert or edit an imageInsert or edit mediaInsert an emoticonAdd rule offAdd or edit a linkInternal page linkInsert or edit bookmarkInsert special charactersAdd a formAdd a text fieldAdd a text area (form)Add a buttonAdd a drop down list (form)Add a tick boxAdd radio buttonInsert content markerInsert roll over image
StylesFontSizeBoldItalicUnderlineMore font optionsFont colourHighlightAlign leftAlign centreAlign rightFully justifyMore paragraph optionsNumbering - ordered listBullet points - unordered listMore list optionsDecrease indentIncrease indentAdd or edit html snippetsAdd image galleries to pageAdd content box

Brief overview and introduction.


We strongly recommend you read this page and watch these videos,
to give you an overview of your web site.  

When you log into the site, you will immediately be presented with a list of web pages that are ready for you to edit. If you do not have any pages then you will be able to start adding them if you have a template. As a minimum, we will always supply a web site with a simple template, being a menu and editable area for you to get started with.

Basic rules
You find your way around the administration panel using the tabs at the top. Clicking on 'Shopping' expands an alternative menu. The top tabs look like this:

 

Simple and advanced use
When you log in, the system is always set to the more simple layout. This means that there are less options available on the top tabs and that there are fewer options under administration, shopping, menu, and on the page editor.

Just below the tabs, is a tick box : , which if ticked shows the edit template tab and also further options. This will remain on advanced until you untick it or log out.

Advanced options:
These include menu set up, template editor, e-commerce set up under the 'Administration' tab, and advanced page editor functions. Under the page editor in advanced mode, there more options including a Div tag editor and facility for the addition and editing of forms.

Understanding the layout of your web site

Web pages, sections and subsections
Web pages all sit within a section - these are added and edited under the menu set up tab. At it's most basic, this is just one section that all pages sit within. You can add more sections and subsections, as you become more advanced, allowing your web pages to be organised into different subject headings. This forms the basis of the menu structure, with sections and subsections, containing web pages, which become available as a user clicks through the section headings and then pages on the menu.

You can decide whether pages sit as a flat structure, e.g. www.domainname.co.uk/blue-widgets.php or a directory structure, e.g. www.domainname.co.uk/spares/widgets/blue-widgets.php. This can be turned on or off in the administration panel when you first start the site. Either way, stick to the choice, or you could end up duplicating pages later on. 

Menu structure

Pages are automatically added to the menu, so that when you publish them, the menu is updated site wide. As standard, pages are added to the home section, unless you chose to add them to a section or subsection. You can also chose to manually add pages or links, even external links to other sites within your menu.You can also chose to exclude pages from the menu altogether, and have them appear in the sitemaps only, or not appear anywhere on the site at all, so that you have to give out the url if you want someone to see them.

Products and categories
As with web pages, products sit under product category and subcategory headings. Products are shown when a user clicks on the category heading.

Understanding how to edit your web site

Navigation around the administration panel.
Use the top tabs to navigate around the administrative panel.

Products
You can reach and edit products and categories under the shopping tab (whereupon the category and product headings will appear at the top).

Pages
To get to web pages, click on the 'Edit pages' tab at the top and you will immediately be taken to the web pages list, from where you can edit any of the web pages listed or add more. To edit the menu, click on the 'Edit menu' tab which appears top right and to edit the template or add more templates, click on the template tab at the top right (option only available when advanced is ticked).

Other settings
Under Administration, you can reset options, including your user name and password.

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Last update: 29.03.2017