Editing a web page

Instructions on how to edit a page in LiveWhale.

To edit a page, you must first be logged into LiveWhale.

Once logged in, an editor toolbar will appear at the top of every page on your web site. If you have permissions (set by an administrator) to edit the page currently being viewed, you will see a link labeled “Edit This Page”.

Click “Edit This Page”. You will see areas of the page that have been predefined as editable regions switch into an editable mode. These areas will become surrounded by a box. Click inside any one of these regions and make the desired edits.

When clicking inside an editable region a WYSIWYG toolbar will appear at the top of the page, allowing you to set text styles, alignments, create hyperlinks, add images, and more. (See “Using the page editor WYSIWYG toolbar”)

If you wish to revert to a previous version of your content, see “Reverting to an earlier version of a web page”.

If you wish to change the title of your web page, see “Editing a web page title”.

When you’ve finished making your page edits, click the “Save and publish” button. Your changes will be saved and go live immediately. If you wish to save a draft edit, so that you can return and resume work later without bringing the changes live, click “Save draft”. Upon returning to edit, you will be prompted whether you wish to resume editing the draft or edit the live copy.

If you wish to show a preview of the drafted content to other users, whether they’re LiveWhale users or not, you can distribute the public preview url associated with any drafted revision, available on the page history screen.

Note: If the web page you are editing is a detailed view of a content type item (a news story, event, etc.) and you have access to edit that item, you will get an additional “Edit this item” link in the editor toolbar providing quick access to edit the item in the backend administration interface.