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Editing Pages on your Website


Editing Pages on your Website

First, from the Control Panel, click "Add/Edit Pages." On the following screen, you'll see a list of pages on you website. Click the "Edit" link on any of the pages to be taken to the Edit Page screen. You will then see a form of options attached to the new page. Below are detailed description of the page options.

Title Variations

The first few options for the page relate to the Title of the page. 

"Page Title" is the title that is displayed on a Search Engine Listing, or at the top tab of your browser when viewing the page.

"Slug" (for Clean URL) is the title of the page to use in the address of the website. For example, an "About Us" page might have a slug of "about-us" so that it could be called "about-us.html". The slug should not contain spaces, think of it as the filename for the page.

"Nav Title" is only applicible if you want the page to show up in the site's main navigation. You can fill it out or leave it blank if the page is not in the nav. If the page is in the nav then you should consider selecting a word or two that are short and direct. If you have a page of Roofing Shingle Information, you might consider using a Nav Title of "Shingles" or "Shingle Info" to save room in the website navigation.

Next you have the META information about the page. 

"Description" is a brief description of what the page is about. Usually one short sentence describing the contents of the page.

"Keywords" is a short set of keywords relating to the page. Usually 5-10 keywords or prhases per page is best. The keywords you enter here will also be used later for your SEO Rating, in the SEO Optimizer if you go back to edit the page. The first keyword you enter here will be your primary keyword, so always pick the most common and most important word first. The others will be used as secondary or supporting keywords.

Next you have the body of the page. This is everything that will go on the page of your website. You'll see some familiar text tools to edit the layout of your website. These options are limited, but you'll find it easy to fit the content seamlessly into the design.

There are a couple of important features in the tools though:

If you give an Image the "Style" "STD IMG" then the image will get a light border, and resize to fit three images across your site. This is great for making a short banner of images breaking up text.

To add an Image, you must first upload it to the website from the Add/Edit Images section.

Once you have done so, you can select it directly from the dropdown menu in the Image options popup. Click the Image Icon to add a new image, and select the image from the dropdown menu. You can also link directly to other images if you have the link URL. You can also edit additional information about the image, like the alt text, etc.

When adding a link, you can link to any URL you want. We've added a great feature though where you can quickly link to pages on your site with the dropdown menu in the Link options popup. Select the text you want to make a link, and select the page you want to link to from the dropdown. You can also edit additional options here like whether to open the link in a new window.

You can paste Video, Images, Javascript and other embed codes directly in the body. Most will show up right away, but sometimes you will need to save the page first to see the full effects.

Finally we have some additional options for the website navigation relating to the page and some final page layout options.

"Show in Nav" means to show the link to the page in the websites' main navigation or not. You can add any page to the main navigation, but if you add too many - some of the pages will not show up. You can create an unlimited number of pages, just link them together from a main page. For example, if you have 25 Roofing Articles. Create an "Articles" page, and then have a list of all your roofing articles linked to from there.

"Nav Order" is a number to order the site navigation by. We suggest using integers, from 1-9. The lower the number, the earlier it will be in the navigation (more towards the left). The higher the number, the later it will be in the navigation (more towards the right). If you have five pages, you could number them in the Nav Order section, 1-5, to have them show up in that order.

"Sidebar Type" is an option for the sidebar display on the page. Right now there are two options for the sidebar: The Mini Free Estimate Form - which is a short customer contact form that gets emailed directly to you, or the Image Gallery, which is a random selection of your uploaded images.

"Show Flash" is whether or not to show the slideshow - that normally shows on the homepage. The slideshow is customizable from the Add/Edit Slides page of the Control Panel. If you wish to disable the slideshow on any page, just select No on all pages.

The SEO Optimizer

To the right of the body of the Edit Page menu you will see the SEO Optimizer. We've included this to make optimizing your website for certain keywords easier. The SEO Optimizer uses the keywords entered in the "Keywords" section above. For more help on using the SEO Optimizer and Optimizing your website, please see the related article in the Website Tutorials section

When you have finished adding and setting your page information, click Update Page, and your page will be created. You can now Edit the page by selecting it from the list, or Edit another page. 

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