In this lesson, you will learn how to log into the backend of your website to make edits. Additionally, you'll discover the functions available on the toolbar.
Logging in to the CMS
- Go to your new website and type /?edit after the website URL. A bar will appear on the website where you can log in.
- Enter the login credentials and press login.
You are now in the backend of the website where you can edit content, modify templates, and add images.
After logging into your website, a toolbar will appear, allowing you to access all functions in the CMS. Below are the key buttons and functions as an introduction.
Clicking on Management opens a screen on the left side of the page. Here, you'll find quick shortcuts to the most commonly used functions.
Clicking on Pages opens the page tree of your website. From here, you can easily manage your pages by adding, modifying, and deleting them. More information about pages can be found here.
Via Theme, you can customize the color scheme of your website. More information about theme customization can be found here.
Clicking on the cogwheels icon opens a submenu. Everything you can set here only affects the page you are currently on. In this submenu, you'll find items like page settings, advanced settings, templates, save as page type, permissions, publication dates, hide in navigation, page publish, history, and page delete.
From here, you can configure everything related to your user, such as user settings and password. You can also log out from here.
Here, you can set the language you want to use in the CMS.
Back and forward buttons
These buttons are used to undo changes you just made on the page and to redo changes.
Once you publish, the saved changes become part of the active pages, and you can't go back using these buttons.
From Create, you can quickly create new pages. There are two options: new page and new subpage. Where the page you create ends up depends on the page you are currently on. For example, if you are on the Home page and create a new page, it will be placed in the page structure at the same level as Home. Choosing subpage will place the page under Home.
When you click on View Published, you can see how the page looks for your website visitor.
When you are satisfied with your changes on a page, you need to publish the page before website visitors can see your changes. Pressing this button makes the changes available to your website visitors.
Once you publish, the saved changes become part of the active pages, and you can't go back with the redo and undo buttons.
If you press Structure, you will enter the backend of the page you are currently on. Here, you can add, move, modify, and delete content.
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