Getting started: Glossary
The Site editor is where you create, edit and publish websites.
The Site Editor has 6 main parts:
Site navigation panel
Every page in your site is listed here. Click a page to edit it.
Theme settings panel
Select a Colour swatch or Font set to change the appearance of your current theme. Edit the background for the site, show / hide rows and switch guides on and off.
Apply a row style, split the row into columns or drag to change the row order.
Drag widgets on to the page to add content to your site.
Switch between modes. Click the help link at top right for support and help documents.
Column Style selector
Apply a style to a column
The four modes: Design, Preview, Theme, Manage
We have four modes:
- Desgn: build and edit your site
- Preview: check what site will look like
- Theme: browse and select themes
- Manage: change the settings for your site
Themes and Templates
A theme is a collection of styles and other settings that together define the appearance of a website. When a theme is applied to a site, style and settings are replaced but content is left unchanged.
A template defines the layout of one or more pages. Every page has it's own unique template.
A template widget is used to place content (e.g. a header or footer) that you want to repeat over many pages.
A Widget is a piece of content or functionality that can be added to a page. Widgets include text, images, forms, social networking, maps and video players.
A template widget is a container for items that you want to share across multiple pages. When you edit a template widget on one page, it will update on every other page too.
A colour swatch is a set of 5 colours used to set the colours for a theme. If you use the colours in a swatch and then change the swatch the colours will update. If you choose colour outside of the swatch, your colour will stay fixed.
A font set is used to set all the font styles used within a theme. If you use styles within a font set and then change the set the related font styles will change. If you choose a font style not included in the font set the style will stay fixed.