USING YOUR ADMIN - The Page Editor

At the top of your Editor are four buttons:

  • preview on/off – this toggles the view between the Editor, where you can make changes, to a preview of what the page would look like with the current edits. Try it.
  • record changes – clicking this button will record any changes you make in your Editor. Optional: If you have the hierarchical editing authority feature, this will let your administrator know changes are pending. Once your administrator approves the changes you have made, your page will go live. Clicking this button will also take you back to the Page Manager, so you can work on a different page.
  • Help – this brings up the manual you are reading now.
  • Admin Pages Manager – takes you back to where you can select a different page to work on, add or delete other pages, etc.

Below the four buttons are two check boxes. Let's skip those for now.

Page Title: This is the title of the page that will appear at the VERY TOP of your web browser window. HINT: Putting something descriptive there may help search engines find your page.

Page Heading: Below the navigation tabs at the top of your web page is a field for your Page Heading (not the Page Title). In the image below, the word, Administration is written in that field.

  1. In the Page Heading field, type in the word or phrase that best describes the page you are building or editing.
  2. Hit the preview on/off button at the top of your admin to see the change.
  3. Hit the preview on/off button again to come back to the editor.

Below the page heading field is a row of buttons: heading, paragraph, image, list, div, class. These buttons determine what will appear next on your page.

  • Heading – Opens a field where you can insert text. Inserting text here will produce a sub-heading, with a space below it, above your paragraph. You don't have to use this field, but it's there if you want to. In most cases we suggest not using this.
  • Paragraph – Opens up a field where you can insert paragraph text. If you have a lot to say, we suggest composing your text in a word processing program like MS Word, then copy and paste your text into that field. If you already have text in this field, you will find that when you open the page editor, this field will open up to reveal all or most of the text, after five seconds.
  • Image – Allows you to upload an image, and position it to the left or right of the closest paragraph.
  • List – Create a bulleted list of items
  • Div – if you are building some HTML formatted material -- like a table for example -- in an external HTML editing program, you can cut and paste the source code into this field. It will show up on your page the way you have formatted it. NOTE: Never use MS Word for making HTML!!!
  • Class – corresponds to the code you put in DIV. This refers to cascading style sheets, a component of HTML coding.
  1. Click the heading button, and enter text in the field.
  2. Hit preview on/off and check to see what it looks like.
  3. Then come back to the editor by hitting preview on/off again.
  4. Click the paragraph button, and type or enter text in the field.
  5. Hit preview on/off and check to see what it looks like.
  6. Then come back to the editor by hitting preview on/off again.