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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
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Gelman 12pm – 6pm

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Creating a Page

  1. On the grey admin toolbar at the top click Add content
    Screenshot of Libraries homepage
  2. Choose your content type from the list (you will note see this option if you have access to edit and create one content type)
    Screenshot of 'add content' page
  3. Give the page a title. This should be something that will make sense to the user and can help search engines find the webpage
  4. Add content to the Body field

    You have functions you would normally use (bold, italics, bullets, etc.)

    To copy content from a Word document or Google Doc and paste it into the WYSIWYG, there are three options: Paste, Paste as Plain Text, and Paste from Word.

    • Paste: this is a normal paste, and it will include formatting and code. Avoid this method unless you know that what you are pasting is clean and code free.
    • Paste as Plain Text: this option strips out almost all formatting except for paragraph breaks. This is the preferred way to paste.
    • Paste from Word: this attempts to strip out the additional code that Microsoft Word adds to documents while preserving the format. It does not always work

    You can also paste in HTML if you click Source on the top left of the WYSIWYG. Note that code from other sites may refer to styles or code that is specific to that site.

    DO NOT USE the Switch to plain text editor option below the Body field, this may confuse the WYSIWYG editor.

    To add a link, highlight the text you want to be a link and choose the chain icon. Copy your link into the URL box. If you’re linking within the library website, use a relative link, e.g. /about/staff-directory. Important note: if you are linking to a page not on the Libraries website, go to the Target tab and choose New Window (_blank) from the dropdown as the Target. This will help people return to our website later.

  5. If you want to include this page in the sidebar menu, check the Provide a menu link box

    Contained in the Description field is what appears when someone hovers over the menu option. Think of it as a way of telling the user what they can expect on that page. E.g. if the menu title is "After Hours Access" the description could be "How to access Gelman after normal working hours." Please do not start with "click here to..."

    From the Parent item dropdown, select the page of which this will be a subpage.

  6. Give the page an alias under URL path settings: this is the path that will appear in the URL. It must include the same path as its parent items (e.g. eckles/my-page-name). Use dashes between words. Do not add a slash before or after.
    Screenshot edit page
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