Making small changes to your page

If you need to do anything other than make minor changes, please read this guide, especially if you need to copy-paste information or add images.

While you are editing your page, no one else can see your changes. Your changes are only visible to the public once your press Publish.

Click and type

To type new information onto the page, use your mouse to move the cursor – the cursor looks like a capital I, and it shows you where you will be typing.

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Click on the part of the page you want to write, using your mouse and cursor.

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Then start typing your new text.

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You can navigate with the arrow keys as well as the mouse.

What to write?

The main thing to focus on is what you say: you need to be very brief and clear, you have about 15 seconds to get your point across before people will leave the page. If your page is about an event, organisation or service then the date, time and location should be the first things a visitor sees – at the top of the page. You can put more information below that, but try and keep it to one or two sentences.

If your page needs to contain longer/more complex information (and few do) you have those 15 seconds to catch your readers attention so they will stay: use a summary, a question or an interesting fact to appeal to their curiosity so they will read on.

There is an example of what a well organised page looks like below: you can see some simple, clear information at the top in bold text, with further information below in normal text, then below that there are some short paragraphs with headings.

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Formatting text

You should aim do as little fancy formatting as possible: lots of colours and fonts are good for flyers and posters, however, web-pages should be more simple, like a book. Also, if you use only pre-set styles, your page look smart and will fit in really well with the rest of the website, and if the website design gets updated the changes will apply automatically to your page as well.

Your editor bar has all you need for most pages: use it sparingly. A little bit of bold or italic can help you highlight the most important information.

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Select the text you want to format

You can select the text you want to turn into a heading by double-clicking the text until it is highlighted in blue, or by clicking the first letter and with your finger held down drag the mouse left till the whole row is highlighted blue, like in the picture below.

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Once you have selected your text, you can apply a style such as bold or italic by clicking the button in the editor bar.

Publishing your changes

When you are ready, you can make your changes live by publishing them. This means they will show up on the website for everyone to see.

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You can also preview your changes by clicking the preview button (above publish) which will open a new tab and show you what you page will look like when published.

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