Q. How do I change themes?
A. Changing themes is very easy. Simply edit the page you want to change the theme of. You will see a drop down menu called “Theme” select the theme you want for that particular page. Hit “Update Article” and you now have a new theme for this page.
Q. What is the site organization?
A. The organization page is where you title your web site, put in your contact information and determine who receives the approvals. This is also where you label your sections and set your time zone.
Q. How do I make a theme?
A. Go into the Style Admin, pick colors, upload images, turn the shadow on or off. Give it a name and save it. You now have a theme
Q. How do I not show the Newsletter, calendar, blog, verses or sermons?
A. By default the site comes with all options on. If you want to deactivate your Mailinglist, Calendar, Blog, Sermons, or Verses simply click the “Hide” button next to the option you want to deactivate. Follow the prompts and you have deactivated that option. If you want to reactivate it in the future just Click the “Display” button and follow the prompts.
Q. What if I don't want to display verse but I do want to display tag lines?
A. This site was set up for churches but if you are a ministry, band or business and do not want to display verses but you do want to display tag lines enter the information you want displayed in the Verse section. Leave the other sections blank. Click save and you now have a tag line displayed.
Q. How do I create a page?
A. In the main admin section at the bottom of the page you will see a link called “Add a Page”
Q. How do I add content to a page?
A. Once you have created a page go back to the admin section and you will now see the page listed below the section you created it in. click on the edit link to the right of the page title. This will open up the WYSIWYG editor. Start adding content.
Q. What are Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3?
A. Lets start with Section 3. This section will only display if you have set the page layout to 3 columns. Sections 1 and 2 are in the left navigation if you are using a 2 or 3 column page layout and at the top left if a 1 column page.
Q. Can I change the names of the Sections?
A. You can change the name of any section by going to the organization page from the admin.
Q. What are hidden pages?
A. Hidden pages are pages that do not display in any of the navigation menus.
Q. How do I use a hidden page?
A. Let say you have an event coming up and you want to create a page talking about the event but you don’t want the page to display in any of the navigation menus. You would create the new page under the “Hidden” section. In the admin just below the page title you will see a path that looks similar to this: /layout/inside.php?pgID=6 Now lets say you want to link to this hidden page from your home page. First copy the path just below the page title then click on the edit button for the home page, type whatever you want to call the link, click on the link button in the editor and paste in the path.
Q. What is the image editor for?
A. The image editor lets you create your own header images without having to buy any expensive software like adobe photoshop or illustrator
Q. How do I use the image editor?
A. Click on the Image Admin button in the admin section of the site, the image editor will start up, from here upload images, or fill the background with color, then add text and put some basic effects like drop shadow and outlines. Once you are happy with your design save it and give it a name.
Q. What is the title?
A. the title will only display in the header if you have set it to show in the organization page. If you don’t have any header images and just want the title of your site to show use this.
Q. What is the link box?
A. Section 1 title and Section 2 title have boxes that surround them in the left hand navigation menu. You can change all of these colors via the Style Admin. If you don’t want the link boxes to show you can select “Hide” in the organization page next to “Link Box”
Q. How do I set up the approval process?
A. The site is divided up into three main sections: Articles (pages), Blogs and Calendar Events. In the Organization page under the section for Approvals check the box next to the section you want an approval process setup, enter the email address you want the approvals to be sent to and save.
Q. What are the dimensions for the header image?
A. 900px wide x 190px high
Q. What is the approval Manager?
A. The approval manager lets you assign email addresses to three separate areas of the web site; Articles (all pages created), Calendar (All Events), Blogs (All blog entries). Whenever anyone logged in as user creates a new page, blog or calendar an email is sent to the email address you specify with a link to a hidden page that displays the content created. if everthing looks good click the "Approve" button and the page, event or blog becomes live.
Q. What if someone edits the page, blog or event; does it go through the approval process again?
A. Yes, anytime a Article (page), blog or event gets edited the same processes takes place treating it as if it were a new entry. NOTE: if a user (not Admin) edits a page it will no longer display on the web site until it has been approved.