Familiarise yourself with the Main Menu

Once you have logged in to eazyCMS, the first thing you are presented with is the Main Menu.

The menu is made up of the following sections.

1. Pages and their contents

This section of the main menu allows you to control the basic pages of your site. That is, pages that simply comprise of the text and imagery you put into them, and not dynamic content such as news articles or blogs. The icons in this section are as follow (click an icon name for the full user guide)

Page Manager
Add, edit, reposition and delete the pages that make up your website, as well as changing settings such as browser titles and keywords.

Image Library
Upload, flip, rotate, crop, resize and delete images for use within the pages of your website.

Document Manager
Manage a list of documents (in formats such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint) which can be made available for visitors of your website to download.

Litter Bin
View a list of previously deleted pages, allowing you to permanently remove them or restore them back to your website.

Page Addresses
Assign "friendly URLs" to the pages of your website (e.g.

www.mysite.com/about-us)
Not available for all CMS accounts.

eazySiteBuilder: Change Design
For sites created with eazySiteBuilder, go back through the site building process and change your website's layout, colours, fonts, etc.

View Your Website
A shortcut to open your website in a new window to see how it currently looks.

   

 

2. Other website content

Your website doesn't just have to be made up of pages that you create yourself with the Page Editor. There are also many options available to you for including "dynamic" content - that is, information that is assembled on-the-fly from various sources. Examples of this can be news (which changes whenever you add an article), events (which will disappear once the date has passed), or guestbooks (which are made up of messages that visitors to your site post).

All of this special content is managed by the clicking the appropriate icon in the "Other website content" section of the Main Menu. An example of this is shown below:

For anyone familiar with the "module" list in eazyCMS versions prior to 4.0, it has been replaced by the "Other website content" options in eazyCMS 4.0+, as shown in the above example.

Note: The options available in this section vary, and may not be the same as those shown above. For instance, if you have a bespoke eazyCMS website, there may well be custom databases that have their own unique icons just for your account.

3. Configuration options

If you need to change aspects of the site or eazyCMS that are not content related (such as turning the site on and off, or your account password), you can use the options located in this section.

Site Settings
Change the name of your website (not the URL, this is just used for administrative purposes), turn the site on and off, and define the message that is shown when your site is turned off.

System Settings
Change system settings such as the email address associated with your account or the password you use to log in.

Module Settings
Show or hide icons in the "Other website content" section of the Main Menu, useful to hide options you rarely use or to save space on the menu screen.

 

 

4. Help & support

This section provides quick links to various resources designed to give you the guidance you need when using the eazyCMS system.

User Guide
A link to this user guide.

FAQs
Shows a list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question, there is a chance another user has already asked it, so try here first.

Live Chat
Chat with a member of the eazCMS support staff online, in real time, straight from your browser.

Contact Us
Options for contacting the eazyCMS support staff via a number of means including email, telephone and post, as well as an online contact form.

5. The account panel

At the top right of every eazyCMS page (below the banner), you will see the account panel. This contains some information about the account you are currently logged in to.

The first line shows you which user you are currently logged in as - this is useful if you have several accounts that you use alternate in using. Next to that is the "Log out" link - when you've finished using the CMS, be sure to click this - especially if you are using the system in a shared place such as a library or internet cafe.

The second line displays a guage which shows how much of your allocated storage space you are currently using (this space is taken up by, for instance, images and documents you upload to your site). Place your mouse cursor over the gauge to display a breakdown of your total space, and how much is free (the bar will turn light red if you are approaching your storage space limit, and bright red if you exceed it). If you need additional storage space, contact us for more information.

 

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