You must Log On to the site before you can start editing your home page.
Only those users assigned to the User Role of Web Page Editor are allowed to edit the home page.
Once you log on, you should see an Edit button appear at the bottom of your home page (circled in red in the image to your left). Click that button to begin.
The page will redisplay with lots of lines and buttons, looking like the image shown below:
The lines show the sections of the page where information can be displayed. The box on the left is where the Photo Gallery Preview will be inserted.
The box on the right is where the Announcements & Upcoming Events will be displayed.
The buttons will allow you to insert new information in the location where the button is displayed.
At the top of the page are these instructions:
Changing What's Already There
Click on any heading, text, or image to modify it means exactly what it says.
If you click on the heading that says Welcome To Your New Website!
an edit box will appear in the page which allows you change the text in this heading.
Just type over the text with whatever you want - like Welcome to Troop 119 of Fort Myers and press the Save button to update the page.
If you want to remove this heading entirely, click the Delete button. This is how you can get rid of all of the old text on the original page.
You can click on any heading, paragraph, list, or image and you will see a similar dialogue box appear that lets you update that object or delete it.
Adding New Stuff
That's what these buttons are all about:
Click on to insert a new Heading (or subheading) in that location.
You will see a dialogue box similar to the one shown above right, where you can type in the text of your heading.
Adding A Paragraph
Click on to add a new Paragraph in that position.
A dialogue box will appear like the one shown at right.
Type in the text of your paragraph and then click the Save button to update the page.
As with all of these dialogue boxes, the Cancel button will return you to the page without making any changes.
If you are knowledgeable about web design, this is where you can Add Your Own HTML.
But be careful - you can create some real problems if you don't get it just right!
Adding A List
Click on to add a new List in that location.
This brings up a dialogue box like the one shown at left.
When you begin adding a list, you will only see one text box. Click on Add Another Item to insert another text box.
Your list will have one item for each text box that you fill in. You can have as many items as you want.
To remove an item from the list just blank it out.
A list can be either a Bullet List or a Numbered List. Click on the radio button to get the style you prefer.
Then click Save to save your list to the page.
Adding A Picture
to add a new photo in that position. You will seen a box like the one shown at right.
Click the Browse button to find the image file on your computer.
The system will resize and compress your images after they are loaded to the server.
A Full Page Width image will be a maximum of 640 pixels wide. A Half Page Width image will be a maximum of 320 pixels wide.
For half page width images, you can select the Left or Right options to allow text to flow around the side of the image. Center is usually the best choice
for full width images.
Click Save to update your page with this image.
The boxes that are drawn on the page show where Sections of information will be displayed.
For those familiar with HTML, these are the cells of an HTML table.
You can add a new section by clicking on a button in a section that does not currently have any text or photos.
You can delete an entire section by clicking on the link that says Delete This Section.
This will immediately delete all of the text and photos in that section. Do NOT delete the sections on the left and right sides of the page, since those sections will contain your
Photo Gallery Preview and Announcements & Upcoming Events lists.
We recommend keeping everything in one section. This will give your home page a simple layout that is easy to read.
When you are finished updating your page, click the Continue button at the very bottom of the page.
This will take you out of edit mode. You will now see your page the way the rest of the world sees it!