Quick Start Guide for concrete5
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Quick Start Guide for concrete5

A concise guide covering the basics of editing with the concrete5 Content Management System

About the Book

Learning to use concrete5 is made easy with this clear and concise guide. This Quick Start Guide for concrete5 covers a range of basic tasks such as editing and adding pages, uploading files and adjusting metadata.

The guide is designed to be printed, making it a handy resource to present to new editors of a concrete5 website.

The book is available under a Creative Commons licence on github. Suggestions and contributions welcome. For whitelabeling purposes the licence also permits private distribution to an end-user (i.e. a 'client'), with the author/credit information removed.

From the CEO of concrete5, Franz Maruna:

"Ryan has been an active concrete5 fan since the very early days. His thoughtful posts in the community have helped thousands of people. His add-ons provide valuable extensions to the core CMS.

This Quick Start Guide takes a step back and lays out all the basics you’d want to take a complete beginner through with concrete5. I’d use it myself next time I have to train a client who is starting from zero. It’s well written and easy to get through, you’d be a fool not to spend some time with this if you want to use concrete5."

About the Author

Ryan Hewitt
Ryan Hewitt

Ryan Hewitt has been a concrete5 developer for over 5 years and a web developer for over 12.

He is one-half of the web development business Mesuva, a business that specialises in developing custom built concrete5 websites.

Mesuva develops custom themes, add-ons and solutions, particularly supporting graphic designers and agencies with their challenging tasks.

Ryan is a regular contributor to the concrete5 support forums and holds a Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours from the University of South Australia.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Signing In and Out
  • 2. The Toolbar Explained
  • 3. Editing existing page content
    • To edit a block on a page
    • To add a new block to a page
    • To re-arrange blocks on a page
    • Publishing changes
  • 4. Common Editing Tasks
    • To insert headings and paragraphs
    • To insert links to pages, files and external URLs
    • Adding Images
    • Adding YouTube videos
    • To copy blocks to the clipboard
    • To place blocks from the clipboard
  • 5. Creating new pages
    • To create a new page
    • To publish a page set up for ‘Composer’
    • To publish a page that is directly editable
    • To edit a page created via the composer
  • 6. Changing page names, URL paths and metadata
    • To change the name or the url of a page
  • 7. Adjusting Page Attributes
    • To hide a page from navigation
    • Other useful attributes
  • 8. Creating page layouts
    • Creating Layouts
    • To adjust an existing layout
    • Changing page templates
  • 9. Sitemap and moving pages
    • To re-order pages
  • 10. File Management
    • Access the Files page of the Dashboard
    • Uploading and managing files
    • To upload new files
    • Adding files and links to pages
  • 11. Deleting, restoring pages and versioning
    • Deleting Pages
    • Restoring Pages
    • Page Versioning
  • 12. Needing more guidance?

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