Follow these instructions to get started using es2
Sign in to your Control Panel
You control what es2 features you use on your website. To manage these features, go to the 'General settings' area of the Control Panel. By ticking or un-ticking options you can or acctivate or deactivate any of the es2 features provided.
You can edit any skin except for the skin called 'Default'.
Enter your home page content in the box using the tools provided or click 'Insert home page' to fill with default home page content. This may already have been done for you.
You will recognise many of the tools provided from common word processing applications and they will work in much the same way.
Make your changes and click the 'Update home page' button.
Before you start adding web pages, create some 'Custom menus' like: 'School information' or 'Pupils', 'Prospectus' or perhaps 'Clubs' and 'Policies'. You can create up to 25 custom menus with any title that you like!
Some of these 'Custom menus' will contain collections of pages and some may just link directly to a page, a document or even another website.
Enter your page content in the box using the tools provided. You will recognise many of them from common word processing applications and they will work in much the same way.
If you see the automatically generated tab 'Site pages' appear in your menu, you haven't associated your page or pages with a 'Custom menu'. Leaving your pages inside 'Site pages' is not a very good idea as these pages are effecctively hidden away and your visitors will not be able to find them very easily.
Do not change this section for your first page.
Pages grouped with a 'Parent' page appear together in the main navigation menus as a level 3 menu item.
By setting dates, you can control when your page is displayed or when it disappears from view. If a page 'expires' or reaches the end date it will still remain available to edit. You can change the end dates to re-display the page .
The end date automatically sets itself to exactly one year into the future. Click on the calendar icon or input box to select a new date, or enter a date by typing into the box provided. The date must be typed in this format: d/m/y (i.e., 26/2/2008 or 26/02/08).
You can decide whether or not to publish this page on your website. If you tick 'Publish this page', your page content will be displayed on your website immediately it is saved. Un-ticking 'Publish this page' will remove the page from the website. You will still be able to edit this page.
Note: On first save, your content will disappear from the form. Simply select it from the drop-down menu at the top and click 'Select page'. The page content will appear.
Other features such as News, Events calendar and FAQ’s are designed to use the same basic tools, so learning one area will quickly allow you to enter content in all other areas.
Many of the other tools provided, such as 'Picture galleries' and 'Plug-ins' have guidance and instructions notated within them or may have more information available on this Information site.
Page last updated: Monday 19 January 2015