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Jomatu Wiki: How to edit your website text


To edit a website, you either need to be an owner of a website, or you need to be assigned as an editor (by another Administrator) for a website. If you are the owner, you need to add your website to Jomatu before you can edit its content. If you haven't already done this, then please read the 'How to add a new website' documentation.

Once the website is defined within Jomatu, we can begin to edit the website content as follows.

Step 1: Click on the 'Edit Website Content' link or icon

Edit Website Text - Step One

What happens next depends on the following:

If a previous edit session exists

You will be asked whether you'd like to resume the previous edit session. Such a situation may arise if the previous edit session was unexpectedly terminated, or the Exit button wasn't clicked to properly end the session.

If you are the owner or editor for more than one website

You will be asked to select which website you want to edit from a pull-down menu.

If the website has a password set

You may be asked to enter the website-specific password in order to edit it. This occurs when more than one Registered User has access to edit this website. Note: If you have been assigned as an editor for this website by another administrator, then this administrator will have the password.

You will now arrive at the website's Browse Facility.

Step 2: The Browse Facility

The Browse Facility allows you to locate the web page you want to edit by clicking on your own website's navigation links.

Edit Website Text - Step Two

At the top of the page you can see the Jomatu header with five buttons. Below that you will see you own website. The page you are looking at is normally your website's home page. If you want to edit another page, then you use your own website's navigation (in this example, it's down the left-hand side) to find the web page that you want to edit.

The five buttons perform the following actions:

In this example we're going to edit the current page (the home page). So we click the Edit button at the top of the page. After a few seconds, we enter the Jomatu Edit Facility where we can begin making changes to our content, or uploading files to our website.

Step 3: The Edit Facility

Edit Website Text - Step Three

You are now in the Jomatu Edit Facility. At the top of the page you can see a new Jomatu Header, with a different set of five buttons. Below this is the Edit Window, which consists of four rows of buttons/pull-down menus, followed by the web page that you are currently editing.

The five buttons perform the following actions:

In this example, we're firstly going to change some text in the last paragraph, and add another paragraph after that.

Step 4: Click or select the text you want to change

To edit, you simply select the text you want to change, or simply place the cursor within the existing text if you want to add some more text; use the extensive range of editing buttons to make the changes you want. Note: for a full description of what all these buttons do, please read our 'Edit Window' manual.

Edit Website Text - Step Four

In this example, we've added a link in the first paragraph (colored blue), added a new sub-heading below that, and added a new paragraph of text which we've (tastefully) colored orange!

Step 5: Publish your changes on the live website

Edit Website Text - Step Four

If this is the only change you want to make (and you're happy with it), then you can publish the changes on the live web page by clicking the 'Publish' button. If you have further changes to make, then we suggest saving your changes by clicking the 'Save' button. This protects against losing your changes in unexpected circumstances, and is good practice in any event.

If publishing was successful, you will see a 'Page Published OK' message appear just below the Jomatu buttons.

Step 6: Exit the Edit Facility

Click the 'Exit' button to end the edit session and return to Jomatu.

Edit Website Text - Step Seven

You should visit your website in another browser tab (or window) to make sure that everything is working as you'd expect it to. If, for any reason, you wish to back-out the changes you've made, then this can be done via the 'Restore' button on the Browser Facility.

This completes the 'How to edit your website text' documentation.