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Creating and Editing Pages

This page includes:

Creating a New Page

To create a new page, navigate to the folder you want the page to live in and click on the “add new” in the green tool bar.   Choose a page type (in most cases, this will be detail flex).

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Editing a Page

To find the page you wish to edit, click on the main folder for the section you wish to edit, then you will see the section navigation as on the live site.  Click on the page in the navigation that you wish to edit.

Navigating Edit Menus

Once you have reached your page, you will see a menu around the main content well.
Select the “edit” tab to get to the editing page.
You will be automatically directed to the “default” view where you will enter or edit the title, description and body copy for the page.

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Creating/Editing Copy

Title – enter the title of the page in the title box.  This is the text that will appear in the site navigation.
Description
– the description does not appear directly on the page, but is used as “alt text” when you hover your mouse of the page name in the navigation.  This should be a short summation of what’s on the page.  This is a good place to use key terms for Google search to see.

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Body Text

The main text of the page is entered into the body text green box – which has a Word-style editor.  See editing notes below for details.

Copy Source

You may type copy directly into the edit box, or copy and paste from another document.  Important note: read troubleshooting if you are copying from a Word document.

Troubleshooting – Copying and pasting from another document
If you copy and paste content directly from Word or another content source, it’s highly likely that behind-the-scenes code from that application will mess up your page. To prevent this, go to your computer start menu (bottom left) and go to programs>accessories>notepad (TextEdit on a Mac).  Copy and paste your text into Notepad first, then copy it from here into the editor window.  This will strip all previous formatting from your copy and allow the content management system to style things correctly.

Headers and Subheaders

The title of your page is automatically styled, however any formatting of the body copy and headers is up to you.

  1. Select the text you would like styled (example, Recognition).
  2. Use the dropdown menu to choose “header” instead of “normal paragraph”.  It will automatically change the color and make it all caps.

The same is true for subheaders.

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Paragraph text

Font style is automatically chosen by the page template you’re using.  You can choose to bold or italicize words using the buttons in the edit box, similar to word.

Troubleshooting – Line Spacing

The editor uses two types of breaks: line breaks and paragraph breaks.

  • To create a paragraph break (shows a space between the last line of paragraph and first line of new paragraph), simply use the return/enter key.
  • To jump to the next line without creating a paragraph space, hold down the shift key while you press the return/enter key.

Bulleted Lists

To create bulleted lists, first make sure each copy that is to be bulleted is on its own line.  Select the text for bullets, and select “other: ul” from the dropdown box.

Creating Links

There are two link options; creating a link to a page within the Nazareth website, or creating a link to an outside website.

  • For an internal/Nazareth link, select your word or words to be linked and select the chain link button from the edit menu.  A dialog box will pop up that shows the site navigation.  Navigate to the page you want linked, and click on it.  The title will then display in the right had portion of the box.  Hit okay.

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  • For an external website link, select your word or words to be linked and select the globe button from the edit menu.

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    A dialog box will pop up that has a space for a website address.  Copy and paste the website address you wish to link to.  Hit preview if you need to check it; otherwise hit okay.

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  • Linking email addresses – to create a link to an email address, use the external link button, and type in the address as follows:
    mailto:name@naz.edu
    (no http://, no spaces)

Inserting a Table

  1. To create a table on a page, select the table button from the edit window menu.

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  2. A dialog box will pop up, asking you to choose how many rows down and columns across you need.

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  3. The default style is subdued grid.  You can opt to have column headings (default) or uncheck the box if you do not want any.
  4. Click “add table.”
  5. To enter text in the table, place your cursor in the appropriate box.

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  6. The arrow symbols are shortcuts to inserting/deleting rows and columns in your table.  If you click on an up arrow, it will insert a row above.  If you click on the right arrow it will insert a column to the right. The circle with the x will delete a row or column.

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  7. To delete a table, go to the table, select the table button from the toolbar, and select delete.

Publishing your Page

Once you have finished entering/editing content, you have a few other options:

Categorization (every page should be categorized)

Categorizing the page is important for search and the tagging system.  Choose a category from the dropdown menu.

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Settings (optional)

Excluding the page from appearing in the site navigation (optional).  This option should be selected if you have a page that is xxxxx.  Ignore the other options in settings.

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Dates (optional)

In most cases, you will publish your content immediately.  In the event that you wish to delay publishing, or you wish to set an expiration date for a page, you can do so on the dates tab.

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Ownership (optional)

This is an optional tab if you wish to keep track of contributors.

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Publishing

To publish your page (change it from private to public), simply pull down the “state” menu and select “publish.”

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Reordering Pages

Pages appear in the navigation in the order they are created. To change the order they appear within a folder:

  • Click on the folder containing the page you wish to move; choose the “contents” tab from the edit bar.

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  • You will see a resulting list of pages within the folder (as below).
  • Click on the four dots under the “order” column.  Drag and drop the page to the desired spot.  This will show the new order of the pages.

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