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How do I add a module, section, or page of a certain type?

Different sections of content can be added based on which add-ons are installed. There are a wide range of WebsiteBaker Add-ons which add functionality to your website with just a few clicks.

The most common module you will encounter is the WYSIWYG module (which stands for "What You See Is What You Get"). This module is a text box that lets you type in your content and place images on the page. But other modules exist, such as the Form module, which behave differently. When you edit a page that contains a Form module, you will not see a text box, but settings for the form which you can modify.

Each time you create a new page (or add another content section to an existing page), you will be prompted what type of module to put on it. By default, you will probably have these content types available to choose from when creating a new page or section:

  • Another Image Gallery: Show all pictures stored in a chosen folder
  • Bakery: Show a catalog items for sale on your website
  • Code: Enter PHP code (for advanced users)
  • Form: Provide a form for visitors to submit questions and information to you
  • Menu Link: Create a link in the menu, rather than an actual page
  • News: Module for posting articles and blog entries
  • Wrapper: Allows other websites to be embedded into your page (via frames)
  • WYSIWYG: The most common page type, which includes an easy editor for content

A page can have multiple sections. For example, you might have a page titled "My Trip to Europe," which contains a WYSIWYG module at the top describing your recent vacation, and a section beneath it for an Image Gallery module to show pictures.

To add sections to a page, first edit the page. On the top right, you will see an option to Manage Sections. Click this link to see all the sections currently on the page, (usually just one single WYSIWYG section is listed). From here, you can add many sections of different types to populate your page as needed. For example, you can add a Form section at the bottom of your Image Gallery module so that your visitors can contact you for help planning their vacations.

You don't want to put content in each page that you have to repeat. There are ways to repeat content without having to physically duplicate it to multiple sections. There are Website Baker droplets, for example, that can include content from another section on a different page. This can save you a considerable amount of work: You would never want to create ten identical boxes with your contact information to place at the bottom of ten pages on your website. You should only have to create the content one time, and either link to it from all your pages, or use include the original content on the other nine pages in such a way that modifications to the single instance are immediately applied to all ten. (You can imagine the work of needing to change ten pages rather than one!) With a little planning, you can create a website that reuses content in sections in ways that makes it easy on you to manage your website by storing information in just one location.

 Last updated Mon, Oct 8 2012 7:00am