Edit and Create Pages

Once you’ve created your own site, you will be able to access the editing features by using a grey menu that will appear at the top of the page, as shown in this screen shot.

Edit the content on a page

  • In the grey menu at the top of the page, click “Edit Page.” You will see something that looks like this screen shot, which illustrates the following steps.
  • Make editing corrections either in the WYSIWYG window (labeled “Visual”) or via HTML (labeled “HTML”).
  • To save the changes, click the “Update” button on the right-hand side.
  • To view the saved changes and close the editing window, click “View page” in the yellow bar near the top of the page.

Within the page text, link to existing content.

This screen shot illustrates how to link to existing content from within page text.

  • In the grey menu at the top of the page, click “Edit Page.”
  • Select the Visual editor by clicking on the “Visual” tab at the upper right corner of the editing box.
  • Highlight the text that you want to link.
  • Click the icon that looks like connected chain links.
    • If the content exists on the web, paste the url into the box labeled “URL”.
    • If the content exists elsewhere on the site, either select it from the list (recently created items appear first) or use the provided search box to find the content and then select it.
  • Click “Add link.” You will be returned to the page’s editing interface.
  • Remember to save the draft or update the page.

Editing tips and tricks

  • To link to a file that has not yet been uploaded, within the page editing interface click the button “Create related file group” above the editing box. A new window opens for creating the file group. (See the help page about creating file groups.) Once the file group is created, close that window and return to the page editing window to link to the new file group, as described above for linking to existing content. This screen shot shows the “Create related file group” button.
  • The maroon heads that readers click to make text expand or collapse are h3 heads. This screen shot illustrates how to make an h3 head using the html editor. To make an h3 head using the visual editor, click on”Show/hide kitchen sink,” which is the right-most icon in the row of icons at the top of the visual editing window. This reveals an additional row of icons, including a drop-down menu of formats. Select the head text, and choose the format “heading 3.”
  • If you would like a page to list all of the subpages, use the letters xml within square brackets. This screen shot illustrates the xml code.
  • To control the order of subpages when the xml code is used, assign each subpage a number in the “Order” box of “Page Attributes” at the right side of the editing interface. The order may be a decimal and it may be a negative number.

Add a page to the site.

  • Decide which page should be the parent page. Navigate to that page and click “Add Subpage” in the upper right corner.
  • In the editing box, add page content as described above under “Edit the content on a page.”
  • In the right-hand sidebar of the page, in the Publish box, check the License. If no license has been chosen or you would like to change the license, click “Edit” and follow the prompts.
  • Publish the page by clicking the “Publish” button in the Publish box in the right-hand sidebar of the page.
  • In some cases, the new page may be listed automatically on the parent page. If this doesn’t happen, add text to the parent page that links to the new page (see “Within the page text, link to existing content” above).

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