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Getting Started, Helpful Tips, and FAQ

The Pages tab allows you to view and arrange all of your site content pages. You will see a list with the page title, when it was published, and status (Published, Draft, or both). You can also edit a given page, view the page, and sort the order of the pages using the Sort Children menu option.


Adding new pages

All content and collections need a page to sit on. You can make a blog or a gallery, but if you need a page to display that content on. This gives you a consistent way to control layout, URLs, and page permissions across all pages and collections. The first thing you want to do is make a page:



Page History and Backup

You can see all previous versions of each page by checking the page history. Here you can roll back to any previous version. The preview does not apply until you publish that preview.



Page Settings

There are two panels on the right side of the page editor for your page settings. The title can be set in the preview area, or in the title field. The description allows you to add a paragraph of text which can be used in teasers and in other locations that can link to this page. The featured image is used as a thumbnail for the page and will often display in the header (depending on the layout selected for the page).

The Advanced settings allow you to change the layout, the hard-coded URL, and the page's viewer permissions. You can also change the list order of child pages, from alphabetical to manual order.



Adding and Editing content

Have some text that you would like to make into a link? First, select (highlight) the text you would like to convert into a link. A box should pop up from the very text you have just selected. Next, click the button all the way on the right. This will bring up the link options. On the left, the Upload button brings up various social and cloud storage providers to link to. The search bar searches for items to link. You may also preview, remove an existing link, or confirm changes. 



This same pop-up menu provides you with several other options for editing the text appearance. There is Styles, Bullets (both numbered and un-numbered), Bold, and Italics.



The floating "plus" sign that appears when you start editing in Edit mode will bring up a list of items which you can insert: images, galleries, media, forms, maps, quotes, columns, tables, lists, text rules, HTML code, and files from a cloud storage service (such as Dropbox or Google Drive).


Bullets or Numbered Lists:

To start a bulleted or numbered list, simply type the first item in your list, and select it. Then in the formatting popup, you will see two icons, one for bullets and the other for numbered lists. Select the one you want, and the numbered lists begins. Pressing enter will create a new item. If you want you can go back into the list and add an item, and press Tab, to indent that item. An item can be unintended by pressing Shift-Tab.


Adding Images:

To add an image to your page, you can do it as a block as above, and click the image icon. You can also drag an image from your computer onto the page in edit mode. Then you can move them to the right or left with the block alignment menu items.


Uploading a PDF file, and linking to it:

If you want to upload a file, all you need to do is type the text you want to be the link, then select that text, and click on the link icon. From this you will see the URL window, and at the far left of the box, you will see a cloud icon. This icon will allow you to upload files, and link to them. Once you finish the upload process, you will need to click the link check mark to confirm the file link. Note: this link will automatically generate, but you will still need to use the checkmark to confirm it.


Link Anchors:

Anchors are places within a page, like a heading or new section title to where you can link directly. The use case would be a long page of content with headings, and you wanted to link down to a specific heading down the page,  and have that heading be at the very top of the view as that page is loaded.

You can do this with the Heading Anchor tool. All you have to do is highlight your heading text and set it as a heading style, and the system will automatically create an anchor on it when the page is published.

Publish the page, and mouse over the headline you want to link to. You will see a # icon show up at the right of the headline text. When you click this icon, you will see the complete anchor in the URL. You can copy this and use it for a link which will load the page with that headline in view.

Note: If you are making a TOC on the same page and when you are logged in as an admin, it may not appear that the anchor links are working. This is a known bug, and relates to your being logged in as an admin, and having the same page already loaded. The anchor will work perfectly to your website visitor.