This is intended as a quick help reminder for those who manage web site content in the form of frequently asked questions (faq).
Before editing or creating new content you should read:
To edit an existing page with the simplified control screens you need to:
For example, if you want to edit a page at
in the address bar type
For a complete guide to using the simplified control screens read the maintaining a zope web site reference guide (PDF, 515KB).
For more information about the in browser editing tool read the edit-on Pro reference guide (PDF, 250KB).
To add a new page to the site follow the instructions for editing a page given above, i.e. select the folder in which you wish to create the new page. When presented with the simplified control screen use the add new item box to add a 'page template content' item.
You will need to consider how to navigate to the new page. Links from existing pages can be added by editing those pages, however to add new sidebar links on the left of the page see below.
The simplified control screens do not allow the navigation links to be amended. To do this you need to use the zope native management interface, which displays all files in the folder.
To amend the navigation links:
To add new sections, by which I mean sub-folders, please consider the following:
When you create a web page (page template content) in the simplified control screen there is a property added which flags the page as viewable. If you create the page (as a page template) from the zope management interface (/manage) you must add this property manually. To do this:
The general rule is that all names should be meaningful. This is a compromise between giving a full description of the page as its name and using a meaningless name. Bear in mind that the page will be in the context of a folder.
Specific recommendations are:
Where the linked object is in the same folder as the page then use the file name. For example
Where the linked object is in a different folder then use the path name from the root (home page). For example
Each person in the department (excluding undergraduates) has a page, showing their photo, location and contact details.
The second part of this page (below the green line) can be user maintained by:
This department personal page is intended to be a brief introduction to you and a list of recent publications. You may enter more extensive information in your personal web pages which will continue to be hosted on the faculty server. Note that the appearance of these pages is completely under your control and they will not appear framed in the department web site style.
To manage these pages from your Windows desktop map a drive (typically w) to \\saker.fen.bris.ac.uk\www and then navigate to \cen\personal\<your userid>. To link to your personal pages from your department page add a link of the form:
At the bottom right of each page is a feedback link, which provides a form for site visitors to request more information or make a comment, and a line showing the date of the last page update and who made it.
To change either of these:
As with other Zope behaviour, properties are acquired by subfolders and contained pages so that these values need only be set in one place if they are to be shared within a subarea of the site.
This happens because of cached copies of pages, designed to improve performance. To remedy the problem, whilst viewing the (old) web page in your browser press ctrl+F5 (Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer). This updates the server cache so that all requests should get the new page.
When your browser requests a web page it looks in the browser cache on your computer for a copy of the page and displays it, if found and not expired. If you want to get the latest page from the server press the refresh toolbar button or press F5.
However...various caches can be implemented between you and the server which hold a copy of the page to improve performance. So to insist on getting the original page press ctrl+F5. This retrieves the page from the server and also has the side effect of placing this new page in the caches on the way, making it available for other visitors to the site.
All of this has become more relevant with the new zope hosted site which uses a lot more dynamic page building.
Just use the feedback link at the bottom right of this page to request the section maintainer to modify the faq.