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Welcome to the Orkneycommunities 3.0 User Manual

We believe that your Orkneycommunities web site will be the easiest web publishing tool you’ve ever used. The built-in editing system will let you change the content and images of your site quickly and simply, and from any location where you have internet access. If you can use a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Chrome) and a word processor (like MS Word, Pages or Open Office), then you’ll find editing your Orkneycommunities site very straightforward.

About Orkneycommunities 3.0

Orkneycommunities 3.0 offers many major upgrades over the previous systems. One of the most significant changes is the entire redesign of the site editing interface to make things simpler and more logical for you by separating page-centric editing from site-wide settings.

The first change you will notice is that when you when you login your site will now display a convenient tabbed control bar across the top . . .
 

spanglefish 2 - control bar


This control bar features tabs for . . .

  • Edit Pages - Lets you edit your actual site pages, so that you can add text and images to them.
  • Site Settings - Lets you edit and manage site-wide settings for things like personal information, over-all site colouring, banner selection, template selection, map location, site alignment, administrators, etc.
  • Manage Images - Lets you view and manage the images in your Image Bank and upload more.
  • Manage Documents - Lets you manage documents in your site's Document Library and upload more.
  • Site Statistics - Lets you use the basic built-in statistics system to monitor visitor traffic, or easily add your Google Analytics account code to your site pages.
  • Manual - this tab links from your site to this Manual site that you are reading now.

All this, plus integration with www.orkneycommunities.co.uk...

By aggregating content from your site (News articles, Blog posts, Events) we can drive more people to your site, people who regularly visit www.orkneycommunities.co.uk for such content but also shipping updates, pictures and comments in the Image Library, Orkney tweets... 

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