Basics - Editing Pages via Content Editor

Content Editor is browser-based interface that allows you to edit and update the editable regions of your web pages.

It is an integrated feature in the Admin Console, so you can use it without installing or launching any other software. Best of all, you can enter regular text to update page content - no coding is required.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to work with Content Editor to update site content using any browser with an Internet connection.

Getting started with Content Editor

  1. Choose 'Content' from the top bar.

  2. An Introduction screen appears with a link to this tutorial. Click Start Editing.

    Please note: If you don't wish to view this dialog box in the future, check the checkbox next to the option: Don't show this dialog again.

    The Introduction screen disappears and your site's home page is displayed. Dashed lines around areas represent the editable regions that you can change. The option to edit text is selected by default. If you want to edit a different page in the site, navigate using the menu as you would when browsing the site.

    To edit a page using Content Editor that is not linked from the home page (such as an orphaned page) you can enter the page's name in the address field of the browser while ICE is enabled. For example:

    This is the URL that displays when editing the home page with Content Editor:

    Edit the URL (after the equal sign) to access the Contact page:

  3. Click inside the text area of the page you want to edit. The dashed lines become solid.

  4. Use your cursor to highlight some existing text or click in the area you want to enter new text, and then begin typing the new text content.

You can click on the 'More' button to see the advanced options for formatting text. Use the pre-assigned paragraph / heading styles in your site to keep your text edits consistent with other text elements on the page.

Inserting and managing links with Content Editor

In this section, you'll learn how to access the features in the interface to add and customize links.

  1. In the top left corner, click the link icon 'Insert and manage links' to see the available options for working with links. The top level of the interface updates again.

  2. Click the Link To menu to see the list of available options. When you apply a link to a selected text element or image element, you can choose to link to an external web page, a document (non-HTML page) in your site or a web page in your site. You can also add a link to an email address. When you choose this option, visitors who click this link will invoke their email client software and the 'To' field will be pre-populated with the email address that you specify.


  3. Take the appropriate action, depending on the choice you selected (enter the URL you want to link to for example)

If you want to remove an existing link, select the text or image that has the image link applied and click the Remove Link button.

While a link is selected, you can add additional functionality using the More... menu options. Enter a Tooltip to add text that appears when the visitor hovers over the link. And use the Open Link In menu to set the link to open in a new window.

Please note: In web design, it is common practice to keep the links that are going to your own site opening in the same window; links that go outside your site usually open in a new browser window. This practice helps orient visitors so that they are aware when they are leaving your online business. It also helps keep visitors on your site, because after they finish viewing the external page, they may close that window and return to your site.

Saving and uploading changes to the live site

After you've finished updating the page, click 'Save and Publish;, which will cause the updated page to display on your site immediately so that visitors will see the newest version.