Welcome!

This page has been made to help you maneuver and edit your new website.

You’ll find several important links to help you get started quickly and tutorials with short instruction video’s to help you on your way.

If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to contact me at info@126designs.com or you can make use of the form below to send me a message. I’ll get back to you ASP!

Tutorials

Editing Pages
  • Choose “Edit Pages” from the Quick Links above or “Pages” from the left hand menu.
  • Choose the page you’d like to edit.
  • On the page you’ll find a variety of modules, click on the 3 gray lines on the module you’d like to edit.
  • Edit the text by typing in new text.
  • Change an image by choosing a new image from the media library or upload a new image.
  • Click on “Save and exit”
  • All text and images on your page can be edited in this manner.
  • To change or add a background image click on the three lines on the module.
  • In the “Content Tab” scroll down to background and choose colour/gradient/photo or video.
  • Here you can also change the position of the background image to help align it for mobile for example.
  • To edit the style of the text or spacing in a module choose the “Design Tab” and choose the settings before saving and exiting.
  • Click on “Update” to implement the changes.
  • Be aware that some modules also have a separate mobile version. You will need to make changes to both the desktop and mobile version to have the changes show up on all screen sizes.

Editing Posts

You can easily edit existing posts or make a new post as follows

  • Choose the “Write Post” link above or “Posts” from the left hand menu..
  • Click on the posts you’d like to edit or “Add New” to make a new post.
  • Add a title and the content for you post.
  • Assign an existing category or create a new one for your post.
  • Upload a featured image.
  • Click on “Publish” to make your post live.

Editing Overlays
  • Editing overlays works the same as editing pages.
  • Choose Divi Overlays from the menu above or on the left and choose the page you’d like to edit.
  • On the page you’ll find a variety of modules, click on the 3 gray lines on the module you’d like to edit.
  • Edit the text by typing in new text.
  • Click on “Save and exit”
  • Click on “Update” to implement the changes.

Editing Contact Forms

You can find your contact forms under the left hand menu item “Contact” or by using the link above.

  • Choose the contact form you’d like to edit.
  • In the first tab you can edit/add/remove form fields.
  • If you add a new field to a form you will need to add the form field name to the message body in the second tab (Mail)
  • In the third tab (Messages) you will find the system messages used for the form.
  • Save the changes before exiting.

Mailchimp
    • Choose “Newsletter” from the Quick Links above, the Mailchimp website will open in a new tab.
    • Login with your Mailchimp credentials.
    • The Mailchimp dashboard contains the stats from your newsletters and several links which will lead you to the screens you’ll need to access to write/edit newsletters:

Templates

      • Templates can be made and stored and used for all your newsletters so you don’t have to build the design of your newsletter each time you wish to publish a new one.
      • You will find 2 templates, the first “Follow up Day Later” is the follow up you’d like to send, the second is the signature you’d like to add to your newsletters, click to edit or choose “Create Template” to make a new template.
      • On the right hand side you will see modules that you can add to your template.
      • On the left hand side you’ll see the template itself divided into editable sections. Click to edit.
      • Once you are satisfied click “Save and Close”
      • Edit the other elements and when you’re done click “Save and Exit”
      • Use your templates to create new campaigns.
      • You can also create a new template by clicking on the “Create” button on the top right hand side. Choose from a premade template or create your own.

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Campaigns

      • Campaigns is where you can create new newsletters and view previous/ongoing newsletters.
      • Click on “Create Campaign” to start a new newsletter.
      • Choose “Create an Email” and add a campaign name.
      • On the next screen in the “To” tab choose “Add Recipients” and from the drop down menu choose the list you’d like to add subscribers from.
      • Fill in the “From” and “Subject” fields.
      • Click “Design Email” in the “Content” tab.
      • Choose from one of the given templates or choose “Saved Templates” to use a saved template.
      • You can also choose to use a previous newsletter by clicking “Campaigns”
      • Choose “Save and Close” once you’re done.
      • Choose “Send” to publish your newsletter.

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Lists

    • Here you can find your subscriptions and users.
    • Choose the list (website optin) that you’d like to edit/preview.
    • You’ll find a list of people that have signed up to your newsletter. Click on a subscriber to view and/or edit their settings.

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Using Modules

Your pages are made up of modules which are versatile building blocks for your website.

  • The modules (gray) are housed within rows (green) which are housed withing sections (blue).
  • You can duplicate a section/row or module by clicking on the squares on the left or right clicking and choosing “Copy” then “Paste” in the position where you would like the new module to be.
  • To move modules around on the page place the mouse on the item you’d like to move, hold and move to the new position and release.
  • You can disable sections by right clicking and choosing “Disable” You can do this for all devices or for example just for one device size (mobile/desktop/tablet).
  • There is a large variety of modules which you can place onto your page by choosing “Insert Module” or clicking on the grey cross.
  • Each module has an admin label to make it easier to find modules when editing larger pages. To change the admin label open the module, scroll down and enter the new label. This label is only visible on the backend of your site and is purely for ease of use and will not be published.

Foo Gallery

Your galleries are controlled by the plugin FooGallery, to edit existing galleries or to add a new one:

  • Click the FooGallery link above or choose FooGallery from the left hand menu.
  • Choose “Add Gallery” to start a new gallery or choose below from existing gallery the one you would like to edit.
  • Remove images you no longer wish to display or add new images to the gallery.
  • You can adjust the settings of the individual galleries by scrolling down.
  • Once you finished configuring your gallery save and exit to display it on the front end.
  • If you are creating a new gallery you will need to copy the short code from the gallery page and post this into a text module on the page that you wish the gallery to display.
  • You can also edit the settings of all the galleries by choosing FooGallery > Settings from the left hand menu.

WooCommerce

Your webshop is controlled by the plugin WooCommerce, to edit existing products or to add a new one:

  • Click the “Add new product” link above or choose Products from the left hand menu.
  • Choose “Add New” to enter a new product or choose below from existing products the one you would like to edit.
  • Enter the product title and the descriptions you would like to display in the product tab and next to the product image.
  • Enter the product details so as price, sale price etc and edit the remaining options to your needs.
  • Upload a product image. You can also add a product gallery which will display as thumb nails under the main image.
  • Give you product a category or choose from an existing category.
  • Click “Update” or “Publish” to save the changes.
  • In the left hand menu choose WooCommerce > Settings to configure the settings for your webshop. Here you will find the setting from ao. shipping, tax and delivery.

Yoast SEO

Meta information for SEO has been added to your site. A SEO plugin has been installed onto your website in case you wish to dive deeper into SEO yourself.

  • Click the SEO link above.
  • For first time use it’s handy to follow the setup wizard.
  • Site wide settings can be done from the menu on the left hand side.
  • Specific settings per page can be set on the page itself.
  • You can find more information about Yoast and it’s uses at: Yoast.com

Editing Testimonials - DDS
  • Choose “Edit Pages” from the Quick Links above or “Pages” from the left hand menu.
  • Choose the “Home” page.
  • Scroll down until you find the testimonial module and open it.
  • Click on the duplicate icon to make a clone of the previous testimonial.
  • Replace the text with the new text and save.
  • Click on “Update”

Image Sizes

The larger the size of your images the more time it will take for them to load onto your webpage, slowing down the load time of you site. For this reason it’s always best to upload images at the size you intend to use them. Below a list of image sizes advised for the different column sizes used on your page:

Image sizes for 16 x 9 ratio:

1 column: 1080 x 608
¾ column: 795 x 447
⅔ column: 700 x 394
½ column: 510 x 287
⅓ column: 320 x 181
¼ column: 225 x 128

Image sizes for 4 x 3 ratio:

1 column: 1080 x 810
¾ column: 795 x 597
⅔ column: 700 x 526
½ column: 510 x 384
⅓ column: 320 x 241
¼ column: 225 x 170

Making a Backup

Within your maintenance plan your website database will be backed up daily and the entire site will be backed-up once a week and stored in the event that a roll-back should be necessary at any point. If you, for example, add a lot of new content and don’t wish to wait until the next scheduled back-up then you can manually make a backup yourself as follows:

  • Click on the “Make a backup” link above.
  • Choose “Backup now” and choose whether you’d like to backup just the database or the entire site.
  • If you choose to send the new backup to remote storage then it will stored in the cloud with the other versions of backups.
  • Wait while the new backup files are generated.
  • You can now choose to download the files you’d like to store in local storage.

Maintenance Mode

If you need to take your site offline for any reason you can easily activate maintenance mode as follows:

  • Choose “Maintenance Mode” from the left hand menu.
  • Choose the “Appearance” tab and input the text that will be shown on the maintenance page screen.
  • Click on the “General Settings” tab and check the “Activate” button.
  • Scroll down and click “Save”

Adding Forums & Forum Topics
  • Choose “Add forum” from the links above.
  • Give the new forum a title.
  • Add a description to the new forum
  • Click publish to make the forum live.
  • To add a new topic to a forum choose “Add Topic” from the above links.
  • Enter the topic title.
  • Add a description
  • Choose which forum you’d like to add the topic to from the dropdown menu.
  • Click “Publish” to make your new topic live.

Good Luck!

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