Website CMS Help Articles
Published: 2013-09-30 at 17:13:14
This is another in our ongoing series of informative mini articles for your use.Back to other news this month
When you are in the admin and specifically the create or edit page functions of your website you'll notice there is a section called 'Main HTML' and, depending on the template you have selected, there may be a section called 'Extra HTML'. This is where you will define what you want your clients to see on your site. This will usually involve narrative text to get your message across. Once you have decided on the wording you want them to see all you need do is copy and paste the text into the appropriate Main or Extra HTML box. This is where the p tags we discussed previously come into play.
NOTE - you may be using word processing software to create narratives for your website. If so, once you are ready first save it into a text editor such as Notepad in pc computers or TextEdit in macs. Ensure it looks good in this editor and then copy/paste into the CMS. You should use the "paste as text only" function when doing so. The reason for this is word processing software contains extra formatting code in the background that may not move cleanly to the CMS, resulting in an unintended look and feel to your narrative.
In order to ensure the narrative displays properly and your paragraphs don't run together you must also use your opening <p> and closing </p> tags on either end of your paragraph. It's that simple! Of course, you want to review what you have added to your page by checking the preview pane at the bottom to ensure you have the look and feel you desire your clients to see.
Next article we'll look at what h tags are useful for.