A WebManager web page is managed in sections. These are logical divisions of your content. This paragraph and the bext is saved in a single 'General HTML' section. When you update a section of this type, you use an editor that looks like any common word processor, like MS Word for example.

With the HTML editor, you can create tables, lists, links, override the default font, colours and sizes. There are tools to upload images, documents and media files, and create links to them. The WebManager Editor userguide has the full explaination of all the WYSIWYG editing tools available.

Tables and tabular information

A Simple HTML table
Heading 1
Heading 2
Row 1
change the width and height of the table and its individual cells
We can set a standard style for a table so you dont have to worry about consistency
Row 2
You can put images in table cells too!
You can put links in tables. Visit the contacts page

you can also use tables for more advanced interactive tabular content, and allow the visitors to sort. update, enter information and build graphs and charts with the tabular information.

Lists - ordered and unordered

This is the second section of content on the page, and contains this paragraph and an axample of how two standard lists look:
This is what an unordered list looks like:
  • Lists are good for people to take on board chunks of information
  • Your CMS will style the browsers as specified by yout template
  • You can overide the styles of lists in the Editor if you choose to
This is what an ordered list looks like:
  1. Boil the Kettle
  2. put the teabag in the cup
  3. pour boiled water in the cup
  4. Add milk and sugar if wanted

This is a heading level 1

Headings are a great way to break your page content up into bit-sized chunks. People reading a web page like to skim read, and headings give them a familear way to locate the information they want quickly and easily.

heading level '1' is usually reserved for the main page heading, but it is perfectly valid within a separate article that has its own headling levels.

This is what a level 2 heading looks like

This is a level 2 heading with added 'Blockhead' class

This is a level 3 heading

This is what a heading level 4 looks like

This is guess what - a heading level 5!

The Database manager Screen

This page is where you manage your databases.  If you want to create a NEW Database. Firstly Edit the page you want the database to exist on and then add a database section (where the option is available).

Depending on your eKit CMS setup, you may have a number of different DataBase types available to you. Examples of database entries(or 'Records' as they are formally know) may include People, News, Events, Products, Classes or any entries that you may want to manage and present on your website.

The main table on the page shows each entry as a ROW in the currently selected database. Hidden entries are show as rows in the colour  GREY , While visible / live entries are shown in  BLUE  colours.

The main controls 

This screen will show the current database name at the top and its entries. You can switch to any DataBase by going to 'Select database' pop-down and selecting the new database to show. The last database worked on will be selected automatically. There is also a button to return to the page that 'owns' the currently selected database.

If you are searching for a specific Item, you can use the search options to find any text anywhere in any database entry. Multiple words between double quotes (e.g. "fixed phrase") will be treated as a complete phrase when searching.The next section contains..

Tools for creating new entries:

  • Add new item to this 'database' - Click to add a new entry (row in the table) with default values). Note the option for adding to the top or the bottom of the list.  New entries are hidden from the live site by default.  This is because content updated from your data is visible on the live website instantaneously, without the need to 'publish'.
  • 'Set Default values' button does that for new entries. (e.g  all new classes might always need to have the same teacher name) - this can save time in the long run!
  • 'Manage Multiple Entries' opens a new page that has detailed tools that can help perform common database management tasks - please see the help guide on that page for more detailed information about those tools.
  • 'Create multiple Entries from Image Set is userful when you have an image for every new entry that you want to create. If you have 30 images of separate products, use this tool to automatically create 30 entries by uploading the 30 images! Simples!

Tools for viewing your rows of entries

The next section shows tools to 'paginate' the lists of entries on this screen, and the drop-down list next to the page navigation buttons sets the number of entries to be shown at a time, and indicates the number of pages required to display ALL the entries.

The last set of numbers are to indicate the total number of entries in the current Database, how many are visible and how many are hidden. (e.g.   25 entries (15 visible and 10 Hidden). Alongside these are butting to Hide or Unhide all the entries.

Checkbox options 

The last set of options before the table of item rows are checkboxes. There may be several checkboxes depending on the database type and how we have set it up for you. There may be a checkbox for...

  • An RSS Feed option. Check this box to automatically create an RSS feed (and a link to it) on the public webpage for this database. Enables users of RSS feeds to automatically keep up to date with new entry. Often used for news Databases for example.
  • Links to sitemaps - Do you want your sitemap to show individual links to the item pages on the live site?
  • Password option - check this if you want to restrict access to the entries on the live site. ( And type a password of course! )
  • Watermark - You may have had setup the option to add a watermark to the images you upload.
  • Enable eCommerce - If you have eCommerce setup for this Database type - you can enable shopping for them.
  • The last three will be visible if visitor COMMENTS or REVIEWS are enabled for this Database type. The checkboxes are to Enable Visitor comments/reviews,  Display Visitor comments/Reviews and whether they require approval before publishing.

The Main Table of Entries 

The table consists of a Row for each Entry into the database,  it may not be displaying all your entries at once.  Each ROW has the following:

  • Thumbnail: Shows the main image thumbnail for this entry (if there is one)
  • Title: Shows the entry title
  • Edit: Click to edit / update this entry (Clicking the image has the same effect.)
  • Move buttons:These help manage the position (or sequence) of the entries.
  • Hide: Click to toggle the visibility of the Entry on the live site. The entry or data will NOT be deleted.
  • Delete: Click to permanently delete the entry. A confirmation message will be displayed.