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Quick tutorials

Follow the links below to get familiar with different sections of W3page website editor:

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Tutorial: Dashboard

The Dashboard is a place where you can adjust most of the settings of your website(s). It is divided in five subsections with every subsection in its own tab: My websites, Pages, Users, My profile, Settings and Visitor Stats.

As metioned previously, you can run multiple websites under one account. To see all of your websites, go to the My websites tab of the Dashboard. Here you have options to delete, visit or edit one of your websites. You can also see a list of other user's websites that you participate in. You can choose to sign out of them, visit them or edit them (provided that you have administrative rights). To add another website to your account, simpli click on the "New website" button and follow the instructions.

The “Pages” tab lets you manipulate with pages of a website that you are currently editing. Web pages are the largest construction blocks of your website and it is important to get them organized, so that they can be easily accessed by a main menu. You can change order and hierarchy of your web pages by simply dragging them with your mouse or by clicking on the arrow buttons. The up/down buttons will change the order of pages, while the left/right buttons can be used to configure their hierarchy, resulting in a multi-level drop-down main menu. By clicking on the “Page settings” button, an additional settings dialog will appear. Here you change the title of the web page, manage its access permissions, change its style and layout and enter the web page metadata (description and keywords). Metadata is important to let search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, ...) know about the content on the page and it helps to rank your website higher in the search results. There is also a checkbox called “Show pinned content”, which toggles the visibility of pinned content on that particular page (read more about pinned content concept in the Content editor totorial). 

THe next tab in the Dashbord is the “Users” tab. W3page lets you put different interactive content boxes on your website, such as forum, blog or poll. Their main purpose is to get other users involved in the website creation process by letting them comment your blog articles, express their opinion in polls or by participating in forum discussions. Your visitors will be able to register on your website and they will obtain a full W3page account, which will indentify them on your website. The first time they log in on your website, their username will be displayed in the “Users” tab of your Dashboard. From there, you can manage their role on your website. You can promote them to moderators or even administrators. Moderators have the ability to edit comments of your blog articles posted by other users and moderate forum discussions by editing or deleting posts. Administrators on the other hand have full access to the Admin section of your website and  have the same privileges as you. That is why you have to be extremely careful when appointing new administrators as they have total control over your website and can cause irreversible damage. There is one more thing you can do in the “Users” tab – ban annoying users. By banning a user, you prevent him or her to participate on your website completely. He or she can no longer post comments or participate in forum debates and can no longer access the “members only” areas of your website.

“My profile” tab of the Dashboard lets you see and edit the details of your profile. You can change your personal data, your password and also your avatar picture and signature. The avatar is a small picture that represents you as a W3page user not only on your website but also on all of the other W3page websites that you participate on. You can simply select any photo from your computer and upload it to our server, where it becomes your new avatar. To further personalize your profile, you can add your signature; those few lines of text will be added at the bottom of every post you write in a forum.

The general settings of your website can be found in the “Settings” tab. Here you can change your domain (although it is not recommended to do it often, as it can result in a drop of visitors from search engines and hyperlinks), your website’s title and other metadata (which includes general keywords and description of your website). There is also an option of adding your own meta description tags, which can suit many purpuses (e.g. as a verification method for Google webmaster tools, or to further personalise the data used for Facebook like buttons). There is one more setting - choosing the main page of your website. This is the first page to open when a visitor enters the URL of your website.

The last tab, called “Visitor stats”, lets you see how many internet users have come to visit your website. You can choose different time spans for data presentation, and you can follow three different parameters: number of hits (logged every time any visitor loads any of your web pages), number of sessions (logged every time a visitor comes to your website in a particular day or part of the day) and number of unique users (logged only the first time that a particular user visits your website). Please note, that we identify unique users by using cookies and we do not log IP addresses of your visitors for safety reasons. You can view the statistical dataeither  in a graphical form or as a spreadsheet, which can be displayed by clicking a “Show data table” button at the bottom.