IAMI Help - Site Pages

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After clicking the site pages icon, a list of web site pages is displayed. You will only see those pages which you have been given access to by your system administrator. There may be some email templates included in the list which should be amended with caution. As a general rule, pages should not be deleted. They are easily hidden by simply not linking to them.

 

To edit a page, click the icon, and you will see a page which looks something like that shown below. Although this looks complicated, it is likely that you will only ever be interested in the boxes high-lighted by the red call-out boxes:

Creating a New Page

It highly recommended that new pages be created by copying an existing one. Select a page with the correct format, and click COPY. Amend the PAGE REFERENCE and TITLE to suit, then click SAVE. Your new page has now been created and you can begin altering the page content. 

Editing Page Content

You can enter page content directly into the boxes labelled Content 1-4, or you can use the built-in WYSIWYG editor by DOUBLE-CLICKING the content box. This will open a new window containing the Editor. If the window does not appear, check that your computer does not have a pop-up stopper blocking pop-ups. Full details about how to use the WYSIWYG Editor can be obtained by CLICKING HERE. Remember to always click SAVE to save your changes and before clicking PREVIEW to preview a page. Your changes become visible on your web site immediately. If you are worried about this, or want to prepare a page for review, you will need to use the PUBLISHING feature described below.

Page Publishing

If you need to prepare pages in advance or for review, you will need to use the page publishing feature. To create the new version of your page, first go to the old page and click PUBLISH (if it has not already been published). This ensures that this version of the page is the one visitors to the site will see. Take a copy of this page (keep the same page reference), and make your edits. You can SAVE and PREVIEW this new version until you are happy with it. when you are ready to launch the page, click PUBLISH and visitors will see the new version. The old version can then be deleted if you wish.

Please note that it is not essential to publish pages to make them visible to the public. Basically, the system works like this: when a request is made for a particular page (identified by the page reference) the most recently published page with that reference will be displayed. If no pages have been displayed, the first un-published version is used. If you only have one version of the page, that will be used regardless, and this is the case with most sites.

Positioning of Page Content

The actual position of where each block of content appears on your web page depends on your site template. In exceptional circumstances you may have more than one template. To use a different template, select the appropriate THEME. 

META Tags

META tags are hidden parts of a web page which are primarily used by some search engines to try and determine the nature of the page content. If you are interested in search engine optimisation (SEO), you should make the appropriate entries here. (The skills and techniques of SEO are beyond the scope of this document).

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