After logging in and clicking on a page name, you'll see the screen for editing that specific page. This has a list of all the editable regions that make up that page.
The editable regions on a page (click image for large version)
Down the left-hand side of the editing screen, you'll see a list of all the editable regions on that particular page. Simply click on the name of the editable region to start editing that region.
The "Type" column shows what sort of material each region contains (click image for large version)
To help you find the region you want to edit, you can look down the "Type" column. If a region has some content, the type column has a brief description of the type of content - for example, "Slideshow Banner", "Text Block" or "Google Map".
If the word "NEW" is shown in the "Type" column for an editable region, this means that the region does not yet have any content. If you are simply trying to edit an existing block of content, you can just ignore all regions which are described as "NEW". These "NEW" regions are important if you want to add a new block of content to a page - that process will be described in a later tutorial.
Region names indicate their positions on the public website (click image for large version)
The names of the editable regions also help to identify where they appear on the public web page:
- Header 1 to Header 3
- these regions run across the full-width of the page at the top
- one is typically used for your Logo or Site Name
- the others may be used for other important information that appears near the top of the page such as your strapline or a telephone number or email address
- Top 1 to Top 3
- these regions run across the full width of the page below the Header regions
- one is often used for a Slideshow Banner or Image Banner
- Primary 1 to Primary 5
- primary regions are in the wider left-hand columns on tablets, desktops and laptops - and appear above secondary positions on smartphones
- Primary 1 usually contains the main content on each page
- why 5 primary regions? It's not unusual to have a variety of content in these main regions on the page. As a simple example, running down the page, you might have a Text Block (Primary 1) followed by a Video (Primary 2) followed by another Text Block (Primary 3) followed by a Gallery of photos (Primary 4) followed by a final Text Block (Primary 5)
- Secondary 1 to Secondary 5
- secondary regions are in the narrower right-hand columns on tablets, desktops and laptops - and appear below primary positions on smartphones
- secondary regions tend to contain supplementary content like “News…”, “Local Events”, “Guest Comments”, "Opening hours" etc
- content in secondary regions is often added using "Modules". This makes it possible to add some consistent styling to each block of content - styling such as a border or background colour
- Bottom 1 to Bottom 3
- these run across the full width of the page near the bottom
- on many sites, these are not used at all
- but these regions can be useful for adding items such as third-party logos (e.g. trade associations) or simply to add an Image Banner or Text Block Banner across the bottom of the page
- Footer contact details
- this region runs across the full width of the page near the bottom
- it usually contains a “Text block” containing your address and contact details
- it is important to include your contact details on every page in case a user prints out a single page from your website
This shows where each region appears in the public website (click image for large version)
The image above shows how the various regions appear in the public front-end of the website.
These two regions are important for search engine optimisation (SEO) (click image for large version)
Each page of your website has two regions that are important for search engine optimisation (SEO).
- Page Title
- this region is extremely important for SEO and should contain at least one of the search phrases you hope to perform well for e.g. "Cafe Colchester"
- it's a good idea also to include the name and location of the business - these can be added to the main search phrase e.g. "Cafe Colchester - Single Shot Cafe, Colchester, Essex"
- Page Description
- this region can be important in encouraging users to click through from a page of search results (e.g. on Google) to your website. A snippet of text from the Page Description is typically displayed on the search results page. You can use this region to make your business sound attractive to users e.g. "Delicious coffee, sandwiches and cakes in a friendly cafe right on the High Street in Colchester. Special lunch deals every day Monday to Friday"