Working with Content: Create, Add, Delete

Working with Content: Create, Add, Delete

Create a New Page and Add it to a Menu

  1. In the Administration Menu across the top of your screen, select Content Management → Create Content → Page. The page now displays the Create Page form.
  2. Type the title for the new page in the Title field.
  3. Find Menu Settings under the Title Bar. This is a box with setting options, but it is collapsed by default.
  4. Click Menu Settings to expand the box and view the options.
  5. Type the name you want displayed on the menu in the Menu Link Title field. What you type in this field will be what appears on the menu.
  6. In the Parent Item bar below, use the drop-down menu to select the menu (Navigation, Primary Links, Secondary Links) and level for your new menu item. If you select Navigation, it will display at the main level of site navigation links. If you want it under one of the existing topics, select that topic from the drop-down menu.
  7. Fill in the box under Weight. Numbers with a negative sign in front (-10) will float up toward the top of your menu list. Numbers with a positive sign in front (+10) will drop-down toward the bottom of your menu list. If you want to over-ride the alphabetical order of menu items, set the Weight by using the drop-down arrow and choosing a new setting.
  8. Under Metatags, click the drop-down menu to open the box.
  9. Type in keywords that describe your content in the Keywords box. NOTE: These are words people might use when using a search engine like Google to find your site.
  10. Under Description, fill in a short description of your page. NOTE: To optimize your site for search engines, make sure your keywords are part of your description.
  11. Under URL path settings, fill in the title of your page. If your new page is an element you are listing under an existing page, list the parent item followed by a slash and then the name of your page. (Example: Your Main page/Parent item might be Books and now you add a Sub item/sub category of Romance. Your URL path setting: books/romance).
  12. In the Body field enter your new page content. For assistance using the text editor, see What's a WYSIWIG Text Editor?
  13. Click the Preview button to view your changes.
  14. Check that the page displays correctly.
  15. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  16. Click the Save button to save your new page.

Create a New Page and Add It To The Menu

Add, Edit or Delete Content

  1. Navigate to the page you wish to edit. You'll see two links at the top of the page: View & Edit.
  2. Click on Edit. The page now opens in edit mode.
  3. In the Body field, make changes to your content.
  4. Click the Preview button to view your changes.
  5. Check that the page displays correctly.
  6. If you are finished making changes, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save button to save your changes and return to the page in View mode.
  7. If you want to continue editing without returning to View mode, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save & Edit button to save your changes and continue working.

The View and Edit Buttons at the Top of a Page

Working with Content: Editing Tools

Working with Content: Editing Tools

What's a WYSIWYG Editor?

GingerFeet uses a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) text editor called CKEditor. When your page is in Edit mode, the WYSIWYG editor is available in the Body field. This editor allows you to edit your page or item with the same type of toolbar buttons you are familiar with in other word processing applications.

The WYSIWYG CK Editor and Button Description

Cut, Copy, and Paste Text in the Body Field

While in Edit mode for a page or item, in the Body field:

To cut:

Highlight the text or image you wish to cut and click the Cut icon, or use the keyboard shortcut:

    On a Windows PC: Ctrl+X
  • On a MAC: Cmd+X

To copy:

Highlight the text or image you wish to copy and click the Copy icon, or use the keyboard shortcut:

  • On a Windows PC: Ctrl+C
  • On a MAC: Cmd+C

To paste:

Place the cursor in the content area to place the copied information and click the Paste icon, or use the keyboard shortcut:

  • On a Windows PC: Ctrl+V
  • On a MAC: Cmd+V

IMPORTANT!

If you are pasting text from your current website or from an application like Microsoft Word, it is important to use the Paste As Plain Text or Paste from Word feature on your CKEditor. Websites and text editing applications add formatting that may make your site content look wonky! This feature eliminates that formatting and lets your theme do it's work. They are the second and third Paste commands from the left. If you have a mound of text to paste into a page, you can also use the Remove Formatting feature on your CKEditor. On CKEditor, it is located in the top row, fifth section, second button from the left. Paste your text, then select all of it and click on Remove Formatting.


Change the Title of a Page

  1. Navigate to the page you wish to edit. You'll see two links at the top of the page: View & Edit.
  2. Click on the Edit link. The page now opens in Edit mode.
  3. In the Title field (with red asterisk), type in your new title.
  4. This will modify the title on the page.

  5. In the Menu Link Title field, type in the same new title to match.
  6. This will modify the title on the menu.

  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  8. Click the Save button to save your changes.

Turn On and Off (Publish/Unpublish) GingerFeet Pre-Built Pages

There are approximately 75 pre-built pages with your GingerFeet subscription. You can turn these pages on and off at your discretion by Publishing and Unpublishing them.


IMPORTANT!

We recommend that you do not delete pages. By enabling or disabling, pages continue to be available for future use.


Working with Content- Publish/Unpublish

Working with Content- Publish/Unpublish

Publish Content

To Publish your content:

  1. In the Administration Menu across the top of your page, choose Content Management → Content Management Filter. The page now shows a list of all your site content.
  2. Click the Title heading. This will sort your content in alphabetical order and make it easier to find your page.
  3. Next to each page or node, there is a checkbox under the Title heading.
  4. Click the checkbox next to the page or node you wish to publish.
  5. Directly above your site content is an Update options drop-down menu.
  6. From the drop-down menu, choose Publish (the default).
  7. Click the Update button.
    • Published: This determines if site visitors can see this content.
    • Promoted to front page: This will post the content to the front page of your site.
    • Make Sticky: If checked, this item will stick to the top of the list.

Publish or Unpublish a Page or Node


IMPORTANT!

If unpublished, the content will not appear!


Unpublish Content

Using the Publish options you are able to work on page content and leave it unpublished to prevent the public from seeing it. You can also unpublish a completed page in order to keep it for later use (archive it) instead of deleting it.


IMPORTANT!

Deleting an item is a permanent action. You cannot recover deleted work.


To Unpublish a page or node:

  1. In the Administration Menu across the top of your page, choose Content Management → Content Management Filter. The page now shows a list of all your site content.
  2. Click the Title heading. This will sort your content in alphabetical order and make it easier to find your page.
  3. Next to each page or node, there is a checkbox under the Title heading.
  4. Click the checkbox next to the page or node you wish to unpublish.
  5. Directly above your site content is an Update options drop-down menu.
  6. From the drop-down menu, choose Unpublish.
  7. Click the Update button.

Your page is no longer viewable by your visitors.

You can publish it again anytime by following the steps under Publish Content.

Find & Publish an Item That Has Not Been Published

  1. In the Administration Menu across the top of your page, choose Content Management → Content Management Filter.
  2. Choose to filter your content by Node Status and choose Unpublished from the dropdown list.
  3. Click the Filter button. Only unpublished pages will be listed.
  4. Follow Steps 3-7 from the Publish or Unpublish sections above.

Content Management Filter