Tips and Tricks
Using the Organize Features (Include Scripts, Page Dates and more)
This two-part tutorial covers the features of the new Properties and Organize tabs in the editing screen. They will help you rethink how you organize your EditMe site and generate navigation to is various pages and sections.
Fun with Favicons, RSS and Edit Buttons
Web sites can display an increasing variety of icons in a browser's address bar by including special tags in the HEAD area of the HTML document. You may have noticed that the main EditMe sites have light bulb favicons. A favicon is an icon image associated with a web site. Almost all modern browsers will display your favicon in the toolbar or favorites/bookmarks menu. It's an easy and effective way to add branding and visual appeal to your site. You may also notice that this site displays an RSS icon in the toolbar (or elsewhere, depending on your browser). You can link to your site's built in RSS feed to display such an icon for visitors and encourage them to subscribe to the site's feed. And just for wikis, a new "Edit This Page" icon is gaining traction. This article shows you how to add all three of these to your EditMe site. Read the full post...
Search Engine Optimization
Here is a three-part series on SEO (search engine optimization) for your EditMe site.
Events, Data Storage & Layouts, Oh My!
A tutorial in answer to an innocent enough question ended up as an in-depth custom development example. This tip is aimed at web developers (not the general EditMe customer population). How to Add Custom Properties
Using the "Newton Skins"
Some tips and trick on using these new skins can be found here.
Using CSS Classes to Format Your Site
EditMe's editor allows several text formatting options, such as the ability to set the font, size and color of text. We've found that these features are used most heavily by our least technical users, as they provide a simple way to attractively format content on the page. But, as some of our customers have found, these "one-off" formatting tricks have drawbacks. This tip discusses how you can use CSS to centralize, standardize, and simplify the formatting on your site to avoid these drawbacks. Read the blog post here.
AdSense is a service from Google that pays you for advertisements clicked on your site. Advertisers pay Google every time someone clicks their ad, and Google gives you a cut for hosting the ad on your site. Luckly, adding Google Ads to your EditMe site is easy. Google offers three ways to monetize your site... Read the blog post here.
Host Videos On Your Site
Many customers have asked how they can display video content on their EditMe site. This Tip covers a few different options for hosting local video and streaming remotely hosted video on your site. Read the blog post here.
Customize Your Site with an Image Header
By default, EditMe displays the title of your site (which you can modify in Site Settings) in a box at the top of every page. See the big "EditMe Demo Site" text at the top of the demo site for an example. Many customers want to replace this text with an image logo or banner of their own. In this Tip, we'll show you how. Read the blog post here.
It's easy to integrate 3rd party web calendaring services into your EditMe site. This Tip shows you how. Read the blog post here.
The Power of Groups and Policies
Check out our latest blog entry on Groups and Policies. If these features have seemed elusive to you, we hope that this post's real world examples and in-depth coverage of the topic will help. Read the blog post here.
Suppress Menu and Toolbar on Printing
You can suppress the menu and toolbar (or many other elements) on printing. See Hide On Print for instructions.
Make a Dynamic "Back" Button
Here's an example of this: Go Back
[Usurper] A quick caveat: If your return button is taking you back to edit mode, don't fret. That is where you were, so it took you back. Exit and try your link from the original page.
I am experimenting with using tags on an Editme intranet. On each new page the user writes for example tagacc (Accounts) or tagtre (Trees). The site can then be searched for pages with this tag. To make the search easier, I am adding the search link to the menu: I write Accounts (tagacc) in the menu, then search for tagacc, then copy the resulting address http://mysitename.editme.com/_Search?q=tagacc&Submit=Search to the clipboard, then go back to Edit Menu, highlight Accounts (tagacc) click the link icon, and insert the address, and click Insert, then Save. -Chris
Long Page Titles
The tags thing works well with another trick which is handy on an EditMe which is being used as a message board as well as a long term repository of other stuff. We write the first part of the message, as much as will fit (sometimes all of it), in the title bar of a new page. This will then show up in _Recent, and in the Index, and on any page linking to the new [PageName] as a message rather than just an enigmatic title to click on. It makes it easier to follow a thread. Messages start with the date, the writer's initials, and the message number (message 1 or 2 or 3 on that day), in this format yymmdd-initials-# (e.g. 050830jd1) so that they are ordered by date in the index.-Chris
#1 Add Search to Your Menu and Save a Mouseclick
- Select "Menu / Edit" (on purpose, I tend to select it any number of times that I think I am asking for Page edit). Note: this feature is disabled except for admins on http://wiki.editme.com
- Enter HTML mode by selecting icon
- Add following HTML at top or bottom or other appropriate location in the HTML for your menu:
<input name="q" /><br />
<input type="submit" name="Submit" />
- Select "Save" button to save new menu
Sugggested by Sean Murphy
#2 Add a "edit" button anywhere to remind people they can participate.
1. type a word like "<edit here"
2. copy the HTML link (example for this page: http://wiki.editme.com/_Edit?page-id=Tips-Tricks
3. highlight the word.
4. create a hyperlink and paste the HTML link
see this works edit here
Tips and Techniques for Cascading Style Sheets
Deserves its very own wiki page, you can find it here.