This article shares the basics of editing pages with modules. To set up your site, refer to the Site Setup guide. If you need help navigating the Site Center options, refer to the Site Management guide.
Modules are code bundles with different functionalities that webmasters can use to enrich their sites. For example, webmasters can use the image carousel module to add pre-built layouts of slideshows and image galleries to their pages.
Learn more about using modules by referring to the sections below and by watching this video about using modules.
Opening the Editing View for Pages
Follow these steps to open the editing view of your site page to add modules and start working with them:
- Log into your SL account with the webmaster rights.
- Navigate to the Toolbox > Site Center. If you do not see this option under the Toolbox, it is likely that you do not have the webmaster rights. Learn more about the rights issue that may prevent your access to the Site Center.
- Select the intended page to edit.
- Click the Edit button. The Edit button does not show on selecting a Navigation Header or a Minisite in the site map. Make sure you select the intended page correctly, as seen in the example below.
Confirmation: The 'editing view' of the selected page displays the options to edit and use modules on the pages.
Note: For the homepage, the editing view will show existing modules as per the template in use. While for other pages it will be a blank page with invisible blocks for adding modules. Refer to the sections below to learn more about the next steps.
Using Modules with Homepages
You will find that the homepages already have several modules in use as part of the template. Along with the following:
- The sections are customizable, as seen in the screenshot below.
- Snap templates are fully editable.
- You can click within the Customizable Columns to add new modules or click one of the preset modules to begin editing that module.
Using Modules with Other Site Pages
When editing all pages other than the homepage, the page starts out as a blank page:
- Hover over the blank space to show highlighted boxes one by one with plus(+) icons.
- Click an empty box for adding your first module.
- Choose a module type. The text module provides a rich text editor and is a good module to start with. For information on your options, see the article on modules and their functions.
Once inserted, select a module to drag and change its position, edit its body or use the options in the toolbar that appears at the top of the page, as seen in the screenshot below. Learn more about handling modules in the editing view.
Saving Drafts and Publishing
Once you have finished editing the page with modules. You can apply the following actions on the page from the toolbar available at the top right corner (as also seen in the previous screenshot):
|Download||Saves a copy of the page as a file. It is rarely used.|
|Preview||Displays a preview of what the current draft will look live.|
|Publish||Publishes your current draft to display live on your site and returns you to the Site Center.|
|Save Draft||Saves your current work as a draft, without publishing, and returns you to the Site Center.|
|Cancel||Discards all information in the current draft and returns you to the Site Center.|
|?||It allows you to search the Help Center.|
Recommendations When Working on Drafts
Here are some recommendations and information regarding drafts:
- As you work within the page, click Save Draft anytime you would like to save your work, but not publish your changes. Click Cancel Draft to return to the most recently published version if required. When a draft is active, you can return to the Edit screen to resume your work.
- When you return to the Site Center, the date of the current draft appears above the date of the most current published version.
Closing the Edit View for Pages
To close the Edit screen for pages, click any of these three buttons:
- Publish (Publishes the page on the website)
- Save Draft (Saves an internal draft)
- Cancel (Does not save a draft)
Publish closes the screen and returns you to the Site Center. Any changes on the page are automatically saved as drafts.
Note: If you fail to close the Edit screen properly, you will be prompted to Publish, Save Draft, or Cancel the last auto-saved draft on the next login.