physicians using cms medical website.jpgWelcome to the world of Content Management!

Our CMS allows you to add, delete or edit content on existing pages of your site using a very friendly editor.

We'll explore all the features in the sections below. And rest assured, you can always have us make site updates if you don't have time or just don't feel comfortable with certain areas.

 

Logging In

LoginIf you elect to have website access granted to anyone in your practice, we'll create a user account for that person. The user will then receive an a-mail from the system giving them their username and password – which we can change or turn off at your request.

We'll add a link to your Home Page titled "Staff Log-in" (or anything else you'd prefer). Once the link is clicked, you'll be taken to the log-in page >

Options are available here to assist users who have forgotten their username or password, if desired.

Once you've successfully logged-in, you'll be taken to the site's home page and can begin editing.

Using the Editor

After log-in, go to the page you want to edit. You’ll see the Edit icon EditIcon at the top right corner of every article on every page.

Clicking on this icon and then the Edit link will open up the editing view for that article (we’re using this page as an example):

UsingTheEditor

Editing Text

You may add, delete or change any text on the page. Once you’ve completed the desired text changes, click the Save button at the bottom left corner of the Editor section and your changes will be saved (click Cancel if you wish to return to the original page). You can then see the updated page – click the Edit icon again if you wish to make additional changes.


Editor

Most of the functions in the Editor are very similar to those found in any typical text editor. We’ll take a look at some of the functions you may not be familiar with (a complete description of each function can be found here):

FontsEditorFontsare determined by the template and website structure - please do not change

Font SizeEditorFontSizeis determined by the template and website structure - please do not change

Font StylesEditorStylesare determined by the template and website structure - please do not change

Format StylesEditorFormatStylesare where you can indicate headlines and subheads. Select the desired line of text and use Heading 2 for the major headline, Heading 3 for subheads and so on. The entire line needs to be selected, not just certain words or phrases in a line.

Cut, Copy, PasteEditorCCPare standard buttons, with the addition of the Paste as Plain Text option. Whenever you want to paste text into an article, select this option first, paste the text there and then Insert. You’ll avoid many formatting issues caused by imported tags.

Bulleted and Numbered ListsEditorListscan be applied to full lines of text. Use the IndentIndentfunction to increase the indent level on selected lines

Insert/Edit ImageEditorImageis where you can add images to your article. Please see Adding Images for details.

Insert/Edit LinkEditorLinkscreates hyperlinks from selected text. Please see Creating Links for details.

SpellcheckEditorSpellcheckwill check the spelling on the article text when clicked.

Adding Images

When preparing an image to add to the page, there are a few things to consider:

  • The image should be the final size that it will be on the page. Do not scale the image up or down after it’s been placed.
  • The image must be in a “saved for web” format, either in .jpg .gif or .png format, with a file size no larger than 100k.
  • Images that are not yours (obtained from other sources) must not be under copyright. If they are, you must have permission and must add a note attributing the image to the copyright holder.
  • When you’re through preparing the image file, save it to an appropriate location on your computer.

To place the image on your page, click on the location you’d like it to appear (before the first word in a text block if you want the image to be placed within the text block, or on a blank line of its own if you want it to stand alone).

Then click on the Insert/Edit Image EditorImage button.  You’ll see the Image Manager appear:

ImageManager

If the image you want to place is already in the website files, you can click on the appropriate folder in the center window, click on the desired image and then click Insert.


If the image is still on your computer and yet to be brought into the site, all you’ll need to do is click on the folder (shown in the center window) that you want to place the image into – or click on the New Folder button if necessary – and then click on the Upload button,  You’ll see the Upload window open:

UploadDrag and drop the desired file onto the Drop files here window.

You won’t need to adjust any of the image options here – you can fine-tune the resizing of the image in the next step.

Click the Upload button to finish.


All that’s left is to place the image where you want it. If the image is intended to stand on its own, it will appear right in the position on the page that you clicked earlier and you’re all through here (you can select Centre in the Alignment dropdown to center it in the page).

If you want to have text run around the image, as long as you previously placed your cursor at the beginning of the desired text block, all you need to do is select Right or Left in the Alignment dropdown and then de-select the Equalize checkbox in the Margin area and enter '10' in the opposite Margin field (Left or Right) from what you selected in Alignment above. This places a margin that holds away the text from the edge of the image.

You can make fine adjustments to the size of the image here – overtype the value in either of the Dimensions fields (the other will change automatically). Once you’ve clicked the Insert button at the bottom right you’ll be able to see the results immediately.

To delete an image that’s already been placed, just select the image and click the Delete key on your keyboard.