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Creating a page

Getting started with Content Curator

How do I create a new page on the website?

Add / divide / duplicate
Add / divide / duplicate

> admin area > navigation (NOTE: we'll be using this kind of notation throughout the documentation, showing you where you need to be in Content Curator. In this case, you need to have logged on to the admin area, and be in the 'Navigation' tab).

  • Click on a page in the navigation structure (e.g. on your 'home' page). This page will now be highlighted in the navigation structure.
  • CHOICE:

    • To create a new page on the same level as the one you have highlighted, click on the green 'plus' symbol at the bottom of the navigation structure pane.
    • To create a child location a level down from the page you have highlighted, click on the 'divide' symbol.
    • To duplicate the current location, click on the blue 'duplicate button'.
    • NOTE: You can also delete the current page by clicking on the red 'minus' button.
  • RESULT: A new page will be created in the navigation structure.

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What do I need to fill in for the navigation structure?

Location setup
Location setup

> admin area > location setup

  • Select the desired page (if you have just created a new page, you will automatically find yourself on this page).
  • Complete the following fields in the 'location setup' tab:

    • Short title (this is the title which will appear in your site's navigation)
    • Full title (this is the title which will appear at the top of your page)
  • Click on one of the 'Save Changes' buttons in the location setup area. (NOTE: it doesn't matter which one you click on – they all have the same effect, saving whatever changes you have made in this area).

  • RESULT: At it's most basic, that's all the information a page needs for the navigation structure! (NOTE: depending on the setup of your site, you might also need fill in other details such as 'language' or 'HTML template' to make the page display as you wish).

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How do I edit the content of a page?

Article content type - text fields
Article content type - text fields

> admin area > Block A > Text pane

The exact steps needed at this point depend on the setup of the page you are editing, and the content types you are using on your website. For example purposes, we will assume that Block A of the page you are editing is set to the 'Article' content type.

  • Fill in the following fields:

    • Subtitle (the main heading of the first section of the article)
    • One liner (a further subtitle for the article - not used on all websites)
    • Main text (the text of your article - see 'How do I format text?' for formatting guidelines)
  • Save your changes

  • RESULT: You have now saved the title and text of your article. Preview the page to view your content (see 'How do I preview a page?').

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How do I preview a page?

Preview button
Preview button

To preview the page (i.e. look at the webpage you are editing, as your visitors would see it), you have two options.

  • CHOICE:

    • Click on the 'View page' link at the top of the screen in the admin area. This will take you to the page you are editing on your public website. To get back to the admin area, use the browser's 'back' button.
    • Open a new browser window or tab, and enter the page's URL directly in the browser address bar. This will open the page directly as your visitors would see it. You will need to refresh the browser's page view to see any changes you have made (this can usually be done by pressing the F5 key, or by pressing CTRL+R / CMD+R).

NOTE: if you have just created this page, it will not yet be published, so your site's visitors will not be able to reach it through the navigation. Therefore, don't worry if your page is not yet complete - your visitors will not be able to find it, as there are no links leading to your page.

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How do I upload images for my page?

Article content type - Image properties
Article content type - Image properties

admin area > Block A > Assets pane

Various content types allow you to display images on the webpage you are editing. The size and the position of images on the webpage will depend on the content type chosen. To take the example of the Article content type in Block A:

  • (Make sure you are looking at the 'Assets' pane, which is below the 'Text' pane you have already filled in).
  • Click on the 'Launch browser' button next to the 'Image' field. This will open a file browser, which shows you the files stored in the 'media' directory of your Content Curator account.
  • Here, you can upload a file straight away, although you might want to navigate to a different folder, or create a new folder first.

    • To navigate to a different folder, double click on 'Go to parent Directory' to go up a level, or on the name of a folder to go into the folder (navigating around directories with the file browser is much like using the Windows file browser),
    • To create a new folder, click on the 'New Dir' button in the file browser.
  • To upload a file, click on the 'Upload' link in the file browser. This will open a separate window, which will allow you to select a file from your computer to upload. IMPORTANT: before uploading anything, make sure you read the guidelines for the sizes and formats for files which you should upload into your website.

  • When you have selected a file, click on 'Open' (the term used varies depending on what kind of computer and operating system you are using). This closes your computer's new window, and the locaction path of the file you have selected should be in the file browser's 'Choose a file to upload' field.

  • Click on the 'Upload file' button.

  • If you would like to upload another file, click on the 'Upload another' link, otherwise click on the 'X' symbol to close the upload window.

  • Now double click on the name of the file you have uploaded. This will close the file browser.

  • You should now see the file path of the image you have selected in the 'Image' field.

  • Fill in the following fields:

    • Image alt text (this appears if the image fails to load, and is also vital for people accessing your site with a screen reader. It is vital to comply with accessibility guidelines)
    • Image credit - optional (this is used to credit the photographer or creator of the image - not displayed on all websites)
    • Caption (a caption which appears below the image - not used on all websites)
  • Save your changes.

  • RESULT: You have now uploaded an image into the media directory of your server and included it in the webpage you have been editing. You should now see it when you preview the page.

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What if I need to edit other content Blocks on the page?

Blocks B and C
Blocks B and C

Chances are, the page that you are editing will not just consist of one Block – for example, you might have a block of text from an 'Article' content type in the main part of your page, and a link list from a 'links' content type below it.

  • To edit the other content blocks, click on the Block B or Block C tabs, depending on what part of your page you would like to edit. This will display the fields and options associated with the Block in the main part of the admin area. Remember, each content type has different fields.
  • Enter the desired information and save your changes by clicking on one of the 'Save Changes' buttons (you will find these in the same part of the admin area as the content you are editing).
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How do I publish a page?

Editorial status
Editorial status

> admin area > location setup > Publishing status pane

Usually, the main difference between a published page and a non-published page is the 'editorial status' option. When a page is created, it automatically has the status 'red'. This means that the page is not displayed in the site navigation structure.

When you're happy with the content of your page, change the 'editorial status' option to 'green' and save your changes. Your page will now appear in the site navigation structure and will be reachable for users of your website.

NOTE: pages with the editorial status 'yellow' are also displayed in the navigation. This option is used in some websites as part of the editorial process.

NOTE: There may be some cases in which you want to set a page to editorial status 'green', but do not want it to appear in the navigation. This can be achieved by un-checking the 'Display' option in > location setup > Configuration'.

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