Pages

Websites are essentially groups of pages that hold internet language and media. Therefore it is important to understand how pages work and what they are for. Each section on this website - including this one - is hosted on a page. NOTE that for all intents and purposes, this website uses PAGES not POSTS. They are similar and even interchangeable in some aspects, but for the sake of how this website is put together, it is best to use PAGES. Pages can be edited infinitely, but for the most part remain static in their layout and function.

For the most part, the layout of the website is organized with pages (e.g. About Us, News, etc). However, you may need to add additional pages or even subpages (e.g. "Recognition" under "News").

To add a new page, simply select + New from the top administrator bar, and click "Page"

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The new page is automatically created, but if you look to the left it is a "draft" until it is published.

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Enter title right where it says "Enter title here". This is the title of the page, which is the title of the section. The title of the About Us page is "About Us".

Next, you will be using "Page Builder" to style your page. It is an amazing, robust plugin that makes styling your page incredibly simple.

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Siteorigin, the creator of Page Builder has a very good set of tutorials that you need to read through to familiarize yourself with the protocol. Their documentation can be found here:

Getting Started

Compare what you have just read with the Page Builder template for the front page of this website. The first Row is split into two sections, which contain two widgets. The visual editor which contains the text to the left, and a visual editor which contains the widget for the image slider to the left. It is simple as dragging and dropping.

The second Row is split into three sections, and contain three visual editor widgets, which evenly show a google map location, the museum hours, and admission.

Note that each row can be divided into as many slots as you'd like, and it's as simple as clicking +Add Widget (I primarily use visual editor) and dropping it into the slot to work with. The page builder is dynamic and fully responsive, meaning that it will shift around while using those boxes.

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When you are satisfied, press publish and the page will go live. When you are doing updates, you need to make sure to keep pressing "Update" which now takes over for the word publish to make sure that your information is saved. If you close the page by accident or click backwards, you will lose all page builder progress and have to start over again.

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You can always view / edit / delete pages from the left administrator bar which shows all pages, including drafts.