Editing pages with moderation

If you are a member or contributor to a website and have been given permission by the website owner to edit pages, then this pages explains the process.

Logging in

  1. Open your site using your browser.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of your home (or any other) page.
  3. Click on the 'Log in' link on the right hand site of the footer. 
  4. The website owner will have told you your username.  The first time you log in (or if you have forgotten your password), you need to assign a password.
    1. Click the "Request new password" button and enter your username.
    2. Wait for the email to arrive and click the link.
    3. Click the login button, type your new password in both boxes, and save.
  5. Normally, when you know your password, type your details in and click the "Log in" button.

Create a page

  1. On the Editing Menu at the top of the page, click 'Add Content'.  Select the type of page to create - for example 'News item'.  Speak to the website owner if you are not sure what type to create.
  2. You will be taken to an editing form which is entirely blank.
  3. In the 'Title' field, enter a brief but interesting title for your page.
  4. Place your cursor inside the 'Body' text box and add your page text.  You can format your text as in a word processor - see instructions for editing a page.
  5. When you are finished, place your cursor outside the 'Body' box and scroll down to see further options.
  6. If you have finished editing and you would like the web-site owner to publish the page, change the value of 'Moderation state' from 'Draft' to 'Needs Review' - this will automatically email the website owner to let them know.  If you plan to continue working on the page, leave it as a draft.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click 'Save'.

Seeing all your pages

Sometimes it's useful to see all your pages.  In particular, if your page has not yet been published, this may well be the only way to find it.

  1. Make sure you are logged in.
  2. On the Editing Menu at the top of the page, click 'My pages'.
  3. You can now click to view or edit any page.

Updating a page

Once you have created a page, you can come back and edit it.  This can be if you didn't finish it on the first edit; if the website owner reviewed it and asked you to make changes; or if the page needs updating a while after it has been published.

  1. From the list of pages in the previous section, click to edit the relevant page.
  2. OR another option if the page has already published is to browse to the page, and click 'New draft' or 'Edit draft' (one or other will be present, so just click whichever is available).
  3. Make your changes.
  4. As for creating a new page, set 'Needs Review' if you are done.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click 'Save'.
  6. Now click on 'View draft' to check the page looks as you expected.

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