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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I edit pages, add a new page, and add pictures to my website?

Your new website is based on WebsiteBaker, a content management system that we at Zebradots believe is the best solution for virtually any website. It is easy to learn, versatile, and offers unlimited customization options. Here are links for more information about WebsiteBaker:

The resources above offer more thorough and current information than what is provided here, so we recommend reviewing that information instead. In particular, the WebsiteBaker Help link above is an invaluable resource for brand new users, template designers, and developers. However, some of the step-by-step guides to more common functions are provided for you below.

Editing the pages of your website is done easily through your browser, from any computer in the world. You don't need to install any software or use a particular computer -- you can edit and maintain the website from home, office, or while on vacation.

How to edit your website

Before continuing, ensure that all popup blockers are disabled. Many of the editing functions of your website will open new windows for you to see, and they will be blocked if you are using a popup blocker.

  • Log in to edit your website using the information from Your Account Details sheet; your username is usually admin (see below)

Logging in to edit your website

  • If your username or password are incorrect, double-check the Your Account Details section for editing your website
  • If you decide to change your website password you must make note of it, because we cannot recover it for you if you lose it!
  • NOTE: If you are unable to log in, but you're certain you're entering the correct username and password, it is possible that your account is out of free disk space. Refer to the relevant FAQ section for instructions on checking your free disk space. This can easily be corrected by deleting unused files and images or old emails.

The WebsiteBaker admin menu

  • Once you're logged in, click the Pages link
  • You will see a list of pages (see below)

List of pages; click a page name to edit its contents

  • Click the name of the page that you wish to edit
  • If you wanted to create a new page, you can simply enter a Title in the form beneath the page list and click Add; most pages will be WYSIWYG type pages, but other modules are available (see the FAQ entry about other modules and page types)
  • The page will open with a familiar WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor, allowing you to edit and insert images as easily as if you were composing an email (see below)

Editing your page contents in the familiar editor

  • Make your changes in the editor box
  • To insert an image that is already saved to your media folder, click the Insert Image icon -- to add more images, see the section below titled How to add images for more information
  • Click Save to save your changes

How to add images

Before you can insert an image, you will need to save it to your website's storage. Be sure to read the 'Image Tips' section below!

  • After logging in to edit your website, click the Media link (see below)

The available images stored in your media folder

  • Use the Browse button to select an image on your computer that you wish to upload (you can select more than one)
  • Click Upload to begin sending your images
  • Once the images are uploaded, you can add them to any page; click the Insert Image icon from the editor, as described above, and the new images will be in the list of available choices

Image tips

  • Image resolution should be 640 x 480 pixels at the most, and the file should be about 75Kb at the most.
  • If you are uploading an image and it is failing or taking a very long time to load for visitors, you will need to reduce the size of the image -- see the relevant FAQ on resizing images.
  • You can link to images that are not stored on your site by entering the full URL from another website, rather than selecting an image stored on your server.
  • All uploads are limited to a certain size (usually 2MB), but an image this size is entirely too large to be placed on a website for regular display.

For more detailed help with editing your website, click the Help link from your website's Edit Mode menu.

 Last updated Mon, Oct 8 2012 7:00am