These advanced rights for Senior District Webmasters are currently available by request only. Once enabled for a district, all Senior District Webmasters will gain these rights.
Homepage Modules Unlocked
With advanced rights, you may move and delete all homepage modules as well as add new modules wherever you like. Some modules include previously unavailable format options.
Note: Locked settings still apply to site webmasters.
Edit the Locked State of Homepage Modules
If desired, you may change the locked state of homepage modules for site webmasters. Select the module you wish to lock, then click the Lock icon on the toolbar. There are 3 locked states that control whether or not the content is editable and if the module can be moved or deleted. See the table below for an explanation of each locked state.
|Locked State||Content Editable||Module Movable||Module Deletable|
With advanced rights, you can access the hidden layers of a template for full control over layout, but please be aware that the template layouts are extremely complicated and it's easy to get tangled up. If this happens, you can revert to an earlier version of the homepage. See the section at the bottom of this guide if you need to recover an earlier version of your homepage.
For any selected module, the layer menu is on the far left of the toolbar. The last option in the list is the selected module. As you move your cursor up the list, the layers are identified with a black border. In the screenshot below, the selected row contains a column, which contains the Link List Module. Click a layer in the menu to select it.
Selected layers will have various options on the toolbar. Some layers include a trashcan icon.
Caution: Deleting rows and columns from your template can break the the layout.
Use the Cancel button if you realize you've made a serious error. If the mistake was saved, then see the section at the bottom of this article for reverting to an earlier version.
SLS2 Layer Cookbook
Some of the most common use cases so far for modifying template layouts are:
- Change the number of columns in the mega menu drop down menu
- Insert a multiple column layout
- Remove homepage components
- Reorder homepage Badges
- Change homepage carousel
To edit, copy and delete templates, head for the Admin Center, click the (1) Templates tab and then the (2) Edit button. It does not matter which of the templates is selected when you click Edit.
On the left of the page, select the template you wish to (1) edit, copy, or delete using the icons to the right of the each template name. Editing a template works just like editing any page on your website.
The (2) Show Locking button allows you to see which icons in the template are locked. Locked modules will display with a red border. To change the locked setting for a module, select it and use the Lock icon as pictured in the Lock Homepage Modules section above.
Custom CSS for Modules
Although advanced rights allow customized CSS for individual modules, we highly recommend against using these tools without direct support from School Loop. Under the hood, SLS2 is a complex system and it's really easy to make a mess with these CSS tools. Please submit a support ticket if you have a need to customize the CSS for a module.
If necessary, you can always revert to an earlier version of your homepage. This is the best way to recover from mistakes that are difficult to undo.
Go to the Site Center, (1) click the homepage row to select it, then (2) click the More Tools button and choose History.
Choose the previous version you wish to restore by first (3) clicking on that row, then (4) click the Save as Draft button
In your sitemap, the homepage will be restored as an open draft. You may now edit and publish as desired.