We can use your customization time to implement text and menu changes, or you can reserve that time for design elements, and do some of the verbiage editing yourself. Our sites come with an easy-to-use content editor, much like Microsoft Word.
How It Works
Once you’ve returned your questionnaire, your account manager will send you another email with a link to activate your editing account. Once you activate your account, you’ll be sent a link to the temporary location as well as a username and password to log in. This login info will give you access to edit the text and menu options on the website.
The first page you will see after you log in contains the general information for your website. This enables you to make site-wide changes such as address, phone number, doctor names, etc.
By the time we send you the link, we have already edited the menu as per your questionnaire. If you would like to add, remove, or rearrange the pages on your site, you can do so from the Sitemap section. As soon as you log in to the site, Sitemap will be on the left. Click here for full instructions on editing the sitemap
NOTE: Do not rename pages unless the topic of content will be the same (ie: Meet Dr. Joe Smith to Meet Dr. Smith). Renaming pages will affect your SEO! Add a new page for the new topic of content.
To edit content, click on the “Back to Website” link at the top left of the page to view the site. Use the menu to go to the page you want to edit, then click the “Edit” icon on the side. Your page will reload with a toolbar similar to Microsoft Word. Click on the page and make your edits. Be sure to click the Save icon in your toolbar when finished (the disk icon in the center of the bottom row on your toolbar). The site has built-in formats for the headings, sub-headings and regular paragraph text on each page. Use the “Formats” option in your toolbar to auto-format the content to Heading 1, Heading 2 or Paragraph (found under Blocks).
Here are a few “best practices” to make sure your website is accessible.
During this initial setup phase, we’re happy to modify the formatting of text that you insert. Just ask!
- When uploading pictures, there is a place on the right side to add descriptive information. Always add a descriptive Alt tag to ensure the image can be described by a screen reader to visually impaired visitors.
- Never use scanned paperwork for PDF forms or promotional materials. Scanning the paperwork results in an image, which cannot be read by screen readers. The best option is to Create the PDF from a digital source such as a word document or the like, so that the text remains selectable.
- Avoid using background and overlapping font colors that are too similar to each other. For example light gray font on a white background.
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