Updating or Deleting a Published Web Page
Contribute Drafts and the Draft Console
While you are working on a page, it is called a draft.
You can preview, Publish, Save, or Cancel
a draft. See Previewing, Saving, and Publishing Your
Page for more information.
The left-hand panel of the Contribute interface is called the Draft
Console. It allows you to switch among different draft pages you
may be working on and the Browser mode
that allows you to browse to different pages in your folder and on other
web sites. A draft you have saved for later will have a starred page icon
next to it, and you can open it for editing by clicking once with your mouse.
Viewing and Editing a Published Page
To update a published web page, you must open it in draft mode
- Starting in Browser mode (see above), click the Choose
button on the far right, browse your web folder (it's in the people
subfolder), select a page and click Open.
(TIP: You can
get to your folder more quickly by clicking the "Up One level"
icon next to the Look in box:)
- The page will appear in the main Contribute window. To edit it, click
the Edit Page button.
- Edit as if it were a new page.
- You have to republish the page before
the changes appear on the web. If you don't finish your revisions in one
session, you can save the page for later by clicking the Save
for Later button. Be careful not to
open a draft, save it for later, then open a second draft of the same
page when you return to Contribute.
Edit the Title of a Page
To edit the title (this is the information that appears in the upper-left
edge of the browser window when the page is viewed by a user), select Format
> Page Properties. Edit the text in the "Title" box
and click OK.
To delete a page:
- Starting in Browser mode (see above) Click the Choose
button and browse your web folder for the page you want to delete. Select
it and click Open. The page will appear in browser mode
in the main Contribute window.
- In the top menu bar, select File > Actions > Delete Page.
Periodically the web master may have to update the Templates, and the pages
based on them. Although this will not affect the user-created content of
the pages, you will be given notice when this is to occur.