Pages

Pages are the core of the web site. This is where your content shows up for your viewer. EasierWeb allows you to format the content into the selected layout and display it in a predefined manner.

A page has many components.

The only basic component is the title. If you don't have the title, the page can still be there; just that you wont see anything when the page is shown. When you manage to list the page with some editing function, the title will show up as "No Title".

A page has a set of "Attributes", which define how the page can be used. For example, if you want to make this page the default page for it folder, you can specify as such.

A page has, obviously, content. Here we just refer to the title and the text of the article, nothing else.

A page also has a set of "Featurelets". These featurelets determine what end up showing on the page. For example, to display the text and the images for the page, you will need to include the featurelet "Text With Images" for you page. The images are added AFTER the page is created, but their position within the page must be defined when creating the page. You can also change the sequence of the page in its folder; this is only necessary if you are going to use certain featurelets in the page, such as "Pages in Folder".

Page Information

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Page line, the Page ID is listed within the square bracket "[ ]". Next to it is the number of hits to this page, in other words, the number times the page has been viewed by your users.

Explain: This seems straight-forward enough.

To Get A List of Pages in A Folder

Recipe: In the tool box, on the Page line, click on the "PageDir" link.

Explain: Not all pages are displayed to your viewers. Even if the page is for public, there may not be any link on your site to refer to it. Just clicking on the PageDir will give you a way of accessing these pages. Sometime it is the only way.

Add or Edit a Page

Recipe: In the tool box, on the Page line, click on "Add" or "Edit" link. When in the Page Editor, enter information, then click "Submit".

Explain: While page content is important part of the page, the Editor purposely places the Page Attribute in the beginning. Before you put down your text and everything else, you need to think about who you want to show this page to.

Locking the page editing to certain users is a good idea if you want to partition the website between users. This can also be used to prevent multiple people from editing the same page at the same time.

Page Permission determines who are the kind of users you want to view the page. Sometimes you only want Members to view it, other times you may want to show it to the public.

If you want this page to show up when the viewer clicks on the folder, set this page to be the default page for the folder.

There is no specific limitation on the length of the title. But it is good idea to keep it short and concise. The text can be long. When you type your text with some Wiki symbols to enhance the text, such as hyperlinks, bold and italic faces, etc.

If you want to insert images to the page, you will be wondering why there is no mention of image here in the Page Editor. Don't worry. The images are inserted outside of the Editor. But you do have to define how the images are going to layout first. For "Image Position", select "left" will place all images on the left side of the text; "right" will place them on the right side. Select "Center" will make them show in the middle. Select "Thumb Nail" will do something like "Center", although each image is scaled into small "thumb nail" peices and group together.

A page may not be only for text or images. Sometimes it is not for text and image at all. One way EasierWeb is powerful is that it allows you to extend the functionality of the web site. Featurelets, as we call it here, plays an important role for this.

The common featurelets are "Text with Image", "Comment", "Forum", "Latest Updates", "Weblog", "Pages in Folder" and "Folders and Pages". They will be described in other sections. By default, "Text with Images" will be selected. So if you are only creating a page with text and images, you are all set. You can change it anytime.

If you need to create more pages in the same folder that will have the same set of featurelets, you can check the option "Make this layout as default for all new pages in it folder". Once that is done, all new pages created will automatically include the same set of feauterlets.

Don't forget to click "Submit" to submit your page. As matter of fact, you should do it often, instead of doing it after finishing a lengthy typing of text.

Move the Page Around

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Page line, click on "Move", a list of all folders in the site will show up. Click on the one you want to move the current page to, the page will show up with the target folder.

Explain: This seems to be straight-forward enough.

Remove a Page

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Page line, click on "Remove", the current page will be removed from the folder. It is actually not deleted yet. It is just moved to the Trash area. You can recover the page from there.

Explain: This seems to be straight-forward enough.

Dealing With A Removed Page

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Page line, click on "Trash", the "removed" pages will be listed. You can recover the page back to the original folder it was removed from, or delete it permanently.

Explain: Trash is served as a protection for your pages. It will give you a chance of recovering the page from the trash. If you are sure you don't need that page any more, you should delete it permanently.


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