Help - Using the Live Editor

Live Editor Overview

One of the outstanding features of SiteBuilder is the Live Editor. From this view, you can change all of your site's settings as well as edit any content you see on the page. Best of all, what you see here is what your customers see when they visit your site.

for a quick overview of the Live Editor's features, check out the video to the right.

Live Editor features

Site Settings

From the site settings tab, you can easily change the name of the site and its online status.

Changing the site name

  1. Select the "Site Settings" tab
  2. Change your site name to whatever you like
  3. Click "Save"

Changing site status

Your site's status determines if customers will be able to access your site at all. You may wish to take your site offline if you need to make major changes. A site with offline status is not visible to your customers at all. A site with online status is functioning and ready for your customers to view.

  1. Select the "Site Settings" tab
  2. Select the new status for your site
  3. Click "Save"

your change will happen immediately after you click "Save". Taking a site offline is temporary. You can always put it back online whenever you need to.

Theme

Changing the look and feel of your site is easy. We have hundreds of themes to choose from! If you want something customized, feel free to contact us.

  1. Select the "Theme" tab
  2. Choose a theme from the list
  3. Click "Preview" to see your site with the selected theme
  4. Click "Save" when you're satisfied

Feel free to change your theme as often as you like. Our system is built so that you can use any of the themes on your site at any time.

Pages

The Pages tab can look daunting at first because there are a lot of things you can do within it. Among them, you can add pages, rearrange the page order or delete pages

Use the Pages tab to navigate to other pages of your site so you can edit them. Simply click on the page title to view that page. The current page you are on is highlighted in grey.

Add a page

If you need to create another page, it's easy!

  1. In the Live Editor, click the "Pages" tab
  2. Click "Add"
  3. Enter in the page title
  4. Enter the URL - This is how your visitors can access his page directly
  5. Choose a layout - You can always change this later
  6. Click "Create page"

As soon as your page is created, you will be taken to edit the content on the page.

Change page order

In the navigation menu for your site, the pages of your site are listed in the order you determine. The first page in the list is always what your customers will see when they first visit your site's URL.

  1. In the Live Editor, click "Pages" in the toolbar
  2. Rearrange the pages by clicking the up or down arrows on the left until you are happy with the new order. Then click "Save". Your changes will then be saved right away. If you click out of the dropdown or click cancel, your changes will not be saved.

Change whether a page is visible in your site navigation menu

You may create a page that you don't want to show up in the main navigation to your site. This may be a page you are currently working on that you don't want people to see yet, or it may be a page that you only want your customers to get to through another page of your site. You can accomplish these things by setting its menu visibility.

  1. in the Live Editor, click "Pages" in the toolbar.
  2. Click the green or red icon to toggle menu visibility. Pages with a green icon are visible. Those with a red icon are hidden.
  3. Click "Save" to save your changes immediately.

You can still create links to pages that are hidden from your site navigation.

Delete a page

Occasionally you may wish to remove a page entirely. Maybe you have made a significant change to your business, or you want to recreate a page from scratch. Please take into careful consideration that you will not be able to undo this action.

    In the Live Editor, click "Pages" in the toolbar.
  1. Click the trash can icon next to the name of the page you wish to delete
  2. Confirm that you do indeed want to delete this page (this is not reversible!)

Page Title

The title of your page is the name it gets in your sites navigation menus or tabs. It is very simple to change.

  1. Open the page you'd like to change in the live editor
  2. Click the "Page title" tab
  3. Change the name of your page in the text box
  4. Click "Save"

Page Layout

The layout of your page determines how many columns your page has. Most themes are designed with the two column layout in mind, but all of them should work great in any of the three layouts.

This can be set individually for each page. For example, you may want a one column layout for your photo gallery page and a three column layout for your news page. It's all up to you!

  1. Open the page you'd like to change in the live editor
  2. Click the "Page layout" tab
  3. Select the layout you want for this page
  4. Click "Save"

Your existing content on the page will be formatted to fit into the layout you select. You can always change the page back if you change your mind!

View on the web

If you click the "View on the web" tab, a new window will open that simply shows your site as your visitors see it. Use this view to make sure everything looks exactly how you like it before you finish editing the site.