The basic structure of your web site has already been created. If you are comfortable using a computer, you won't find your web site's Administrative Interface ("admin") difficult to use. Feel free to jump in and experiment. You won't break anything!

You will use your admin to:

  • add new pages to your site
  • add content to your pages
  • change content on your pages

You will use two main areas of your admin: the Page Manager, and the Page Editor.

NOTE: The features of your admin will work best with Internet Explorer on a PC. Using Netscape or other browsers may limit some of the features.

To quickly learn all the features, follow the short "lessons" in order.

We do suggest that at minimum you review the first section, Preparing Your Content (text & images) before building your web site.

If you get stuck, (SEE REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE, below) or if you have a suggestion for improving the admin, contact us.

In order to see any changes you make to your web pages, it is important to see the most recent version of those pages. That should be obvious, however your web browser may not show you the most recent version. That's because it holds the pages you have visited in a temporary file, known as "cache". IT IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO JUST REFRESH THE PAGE. Unless you tell your web browser to show you the most recent version, it may show you the older, cached version. Then you'll wonder what happened to your changes! How to fix this problem?

In Internet Explorer on the PC: Click on Tools/Internet Options/Temporary Internet Files/Settings. Select "Check for newer versions of stored pages" Every visit to the page. Then, if you already have the page open in another window while you are making changes to it in your admin, you will need to refresh the page.

In Safari on the Mac: Select Safari/Empty Cache from the menu whenever viewing changes.

For all other browsers, please check your browser's help files under "temporary pages" or "cache".

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