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General Considerations

Pages and articles

The website's content is largely broken down into two types - pages and articles .

Pages can be edited through the CMS, but cannot be added or removed through the CMS.

To edit a page, select the page title on the menu on the left hand side of the screen in the CMS, and click the 'Landing page' link (for example 'Home' -> 'Landing page') or the page title link (for example 'About' -> 'Careers'). 

To add / remove a page from the website, please contact tom@seven-hills.co.uk .

Articles can be added, edited and removed through the CMS.

To add an article, select the 'Add {article type}' link from the menu on the left hand side of the screen in the CMS. For example, to add a new boad member to the Structure and governance page in the About us section of the website, click on 'About'->'Add board member'.

To edit an article, select the 'View / edit {article type}' link from the menu on the left hand side of the screen in the CMS. For example, to edit an existing boad member on the Structure and governance page in the About us section of the website, click on 'About'->'Edit board members' and select 'Edit' for the board member that you would like to edit.

To delete an article, select the 'View / edit {article type}' link from the menu on the left hand side of the screen in the CMS. For example, to delete an existing boad member from the Structure and governance page in the About us section of the website, click on 'About'->'Edit board members' and select 'Delete' for the board member that you would like to remove.

Save regularly!

Changes are only saved when clicking the 'Save changes' button which appears at the bottom of each page in the CMS. It's good practice to save regularly when adding or editing website content.

Note: If the page or article's content has been saved, a 'Page updated' message will be displayed at the top of the screen. If there were errors when attempting to save the page, a 'Page update failed. Please review and rectify the errors below.' will be displayed at the top of the screen, with the errors highlighted throughout.

Pages

Pages are made up of three sections:-

Details

Title

The image below (which uses the About us page as an example) illustrates how a page's title is used.

NOTE: A page's title must be unique in the website, i.e. two pages cannot have the same title. Trying to add a page with a title that already exists will result in a error in the CMS.

  • URL generation - in this example http://www.crownestatescotland.com/about-us, highlighted at the top of the page, and numbered '1'.
  • 'breadcrumb link' - the second area highlighted, and numbered '2'.
  • Overlayed over the banner / main image (numbered '3'), if the page's 'banner heading' has not been set.
  • Search engine optimisation - the page's title will be the most important element when determining the search terms by which this page will be found.
Page title
Banner heading

A page's banner heading is displayed over the page's main image, when the main image has been uploaded (i.e. the banner heading will not be displayed if a main image has not been uploaded).

The image below (which uses the Home page as an example) illustrates  how the banner heading (highlighted and numbered '1') is displayed.

Page banner heading / banner URL
Banner URL

Where a page's banner URL is set, a button (containing the text 'more') will be displayed over the main / banner image. The banner URL should be set to the full web address (e.g. http://www.crownestatescotland.com/) of the page to which the more button should link.

The image above (which uses the Home page as an example) illustrates  how the banner URL (highlighted and numbered '2') is displayed.

List description

Where pages or articles are displayed in a list, the list description text is used to give a brief summary of the page's / article 's content.

The image below (which uses the The assets page as an example) illustrates how the list description (highlighted and numbered '1') is displayed where pages or articles are listed.

Page / article list description

Images

Uploading an image requires two fields to be input: the image file (selected by clicking the 'Choose file' button) and the caption. The caption is used as the image's alt attribute.

While images are automatically sized and optimised by the CMS, it is recommended that images are edited prior to uploading in order to maintain a degree of control over how an image displays on the website. For example, main / banner images are wide, shallow, landscape-style images which stretch across the full width of the website, so uploading a portrait-style image could produce undesireable results, as the image will be cropped and / or stretched to fit the required dimensions.

Main image

A page's main image is displayed along the top of the page. Banner heading text and Banner URL text can be overlayed over this image.

The image below (which uses the Home page as an example) illustrates how the main image (highlighted and numbered '1') is displayed.

Main images are automatically sized by the CMS to 1440px by 300px - it is therefor recommended that these images are sized to these dimensions prior to upload.

Page main image
List image

Where pages are displayed in a list, the list image is used as a graphical element to illustrate the page / article.

The image below (which uses the The assets page as an example) illustrates how the list image (highlighted and numbered '1') is displayed where pages are listed.

Page list image

Content

Page content generally appears beneath the main / banner image.

The image below (which uses the The assets page as an example) illustrates how a page's content (highlighted and numbered '1') is displayed.

Page content

Content is pieced together using different content items - images, galleries, text area's, videos and downloads.

To add content to a page, use the buttons at the bottom of the content panel in the CMS (highlighted and numbered '1' in the image below).

Page content - add content item buttons

Once a content item has been added to the page / article, it it will be added to the content panel and displayed with a title bar (highlighted and numbered '1') in the image below.

To expand / collapse a content item, click on the title bar.

Content items can be ordered by clicking on the title bar and dragging / dropping above or below other content items. 

To delete a content item, click on the 'delete {content type}' button on an expanded content item

Page content - content item title bar