Edit a Page

Solodev makes editing pages extremely easy with powerful inline editing tools. Inline editing allows you to edit content directly on your web pages in Solodev. This article will show you how to make content edits in Solodev right on your web pages as well as some other content editing features.

Step 1 - Open the Page you'd like to edit

Note: When you click on a Dynamic Div and it turns blue, you have three options with the content in that zone.
  1. 1. You can open the file by clicking open (if it is an HTML file, you can also edit it inline by clicking edit inline).
  2. 2. You can remove the content by clicking on the X on the right side.
  3. 3. You can replace the content clicking on another asset.

Step 2 - Select the area you'd like to edit and click [Edit Inline]


Step 3 - Point and click to make content edits. As you can see below, the header of the page was changed


Step 4 - As you make content edits you must Save, Stage, or Publish your changes

Note: You must Save, Stage, or Publish your content edits for them to take effect.

Using the Visual Editor (WYSIWYG)

Alternately, you can edit your page by clicking Open page.html which will open your HTML content in the web files folder in the Visual (WYSIWYG) Editor. Any changes you make here - once published - will update your web page.

Step 1 - Click [Open page.html]


Step 2 - Make your content edits in the visual editor


Step 3 - Save, Stage, or Publish your edits

You can now navigate back to your web page and see that the changes have taken effect as shown below.


Swapping Out Content Using Dynamic Divs

You can also easily change the contents on your page by using the Dynamic Div insertion method. This method allows you to swap the file for one of like kind or even an entirely different format. You can add virtually any file from your CMS in a Dynamic Div, including HTML files, forms and even managers.

Step 1

Click on the Dynamic Div that contains the file you would like to replace and it will turn blue.

Step 2

Find the replacement file from the left hand file tree. Most of the time the files will be found in the web files folder. Click the Publish button once your new file is in place. Don't panic if you accidentally select the wrong file. Just click the Dynamic Div again and replace it with the correct file.


There are three options when updating a file:

  • Draft - saves a file on the back end without publishing it to the front end
  • Stage - saves the file and publishes it to the staging server (if one is being used)
  • Publish - saves the file and pushes the file to the live website

Meta Data Information

Meta Data information is what controls a number of things including SEO optimization, page title for front end purposes and page ranking. To update the meta data, click on the Meta Information tab next to the Content tab.

Fields

Field Descriptions
Title The title of the page that will appear in the browser tab
Rank This ranks pages in side nav's or menu's. Lowest number listed first
Menu Name The name that will display in a menu if applicable
H1 Title This is the H1 title that will display be used to display on the front end page of a website
Meta Keywords Meta Keywords for SEO optimization
Meta Descriptions Meta Descriptions for SEO optimization
Description A description of the page contents
Header Code A place for code that can be added to apply only to the current page
Is Template Checkbox This checkbox designates whether the page will be used as a template or not

Structure Your Page

The structure button controls whether a page appears in the page navigation. When the box is not checked, the page can still be seen by someone knows the URL, but it is not visible in the website navigation. This can be useful when you are not ready for a page to be seen or when you need to create a page for limited use that should not be in the site's main navigation.


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