Editing Pages & Posts

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There are two forms of page content on this website, Pages and Posts.

Pages tend to be static content that doesn’t change frequently and are mainly for giving information about your organisation or group, e.g. about us, mission statement, our services etc.

Posts are generally articles or news that have been added to update your readers about developments, events and other announcements or reports. Posts can be displayed on your website in date order either showing on your main homepage or on an internal page.

Both are edited in much the same way but posts also have additional features (such as categories & tags) to help visitors find content more easily.  Read more here >

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Related Video Tutorials

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Add a Page

You will find this item in the left-hand panel of your dashboard. Under ‘Pages’ click on ‘Add New’ and you will see the editing panel. If you are familiar with the use of Microsoft Word and similar formats, this will be a doddle, with many familiar editing tools shown above the main panel.

If only one row of the icon bars is showing mouse-over the last icon to the right (‘Show / Hide Kitchen Sink’) to reveal the full suite of editing tools – experiment with these to get a feel for their functionality.

In the bottom right-hand corner of the editing panel you can drag the visual pane down for a fuller view of your content.

Adding Text

There are a number of ways to add your text:

  1. You can type directly into the panel
  2. Cut&paste from ‘Notepad
  3. Use the integrated ‘paste’ tabs in the editor for best results. *

Tip: For option 3 follow these steps in your page / post editor: * Watch Video

  • Copy the text you want to add to your article from Word, PDF file etc
  • Click on either the ‘Past as Plain Text’ or ‘Paste from Word’ tabs to see a new box open
  • Paste your text into the panel and click ‘Insert’
  • You may need to do some final fine-tuning of your content

Adding Images: These can be easily added to your pages / posts. See ‘Adding images to posts & pages’ in the video tutorial list above.

Comments: Publishers may set comment permissions for their articles. You can switch this feature on or off in the post editor.

Password Protect: You may password-protect your entry or make it private for members-only to see. You can switch this feature on or off in the post editor. Remember, this setting will affect the availability of your article to general visitors of the website.

Important: You may find it useful to flick between the ‘Visual’ & ‘HTML’ mode of your editing panel for some fine tuning.