Chapter 5 – Editing Pages
- Logging In
To log in, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the © copyright symbol in the footer.
- To edit a page
Once you have logged in you will be taken to the “Edit” mode. Click on the green edit button for the region you want to edit.
Editing a Page
Pages are edited using an interface similar to what you find in Microsoft Word. This is called a WYSIWYG editor. WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get”.
Most of the editing functionality present in a word processing program can be found here. Rich text formatting is available so you can bold, italicize or underline your text. Add lists, tables, images and hyperlinks.
Check out the links in Chapter 6 for more information about the WYSIWYG toolbar.
Save your work
Once you are done editing, click save.
You will then be presented with a preview screen. Your work is still on the Staging server at this point and not publicly viewable.
Publishing Your Page
Once you are ready to Publish your page click on the green Publish button at the top.
Publish Dialog Box
A dialog box will appear. Here you can check the spelling on the page and the links to verify that they are working. Optionally, you can add a “version description” to describe your page changes. Then click Publish again at the bottom.
Seeing Your Published Page
You’ll see a prompt at the bottom letting you know that the page is being created. A success prompt will show next along with a View in New Window link to see your new page.
Editing and Publishing Notes
- While you are editing your pages they are on the Staging server and the file extension is .PCF. You’ll see this filename in the breadcrumb underneath the OU Campus logo.(e.g., Content > Pages > /contact/about.pcf)
- Once you publish your page the extension will be .PHP and you’ll see that in the browser URL.(e.g., http://vanderbilt.edu/sitename/contact/about.php )
About this written documentation
These tutorials are meant as a companion guide to the OmniUpdate 101 training tutorials which are available in the Learning Exchange. They have been provided as a reference to remind you where features are located or which steps are needed to perform a task.
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