Building a page

Log in

To start you need to log in to Treeline. Log in to Treeline by visiting the login page for this site:

There are three standard levels of user - Superuser, Publisher and Author. Log in as a Publisher using:

  • Username: publisher
  • Password: guest

This will log you in as a Publisher and give you access to most functions of Treeline.

You are now logged into the system and you can see the Treeline home page.

Treeline Homepage

From the homepage (or from the side menu, which is present on all screens within Treeline) choose Create new content. This will lead to the next screen.

Create content

This screen shows links to the different types of content you might want to create. From the list choose Create a new web page. This will lead to the next screen.

Pages: create

This is the screen where you choose the template for the page you want to create and define the attributes of your new page. The attributes are the hidden data which tells the CMS details about the page, and which helps your page to be found by Google.

Please complete the form:

From the icons near the top of the page, choose to create a Content Page (default)

Type in a name for your page. I would suggest: your name test

Choose which section of the site your page should appear in from the drop down. The sections that are marked as (folders) are the sections that accept standard pages. For this tutorial please choose: about us or test

Add tags for your page. This is voluntary, but tags perform an important function and we recommend using them for your own website. Only tags which are stored within the Treeline Tag Library can be selected. We suggest you start typing Test and then choose the tags which are suggested by Treeline. to select the tag click the add OK add another link.

Enter a short (20 words max) description. This is the text which appears beneath the link to the page in any Google Search Result. You can skip this now if you want but we can make this compulsory on sites.

When you have completed the form click Next Step. This will lead to the next screen.

Other options

We wont do this in this tutorial but you can optionally:

Give your page a shortcut. Please note that this shortcut won't function, as you are using a development website, not a live site. This function works on live websites and is useful for directing people to a page with a short url.

Choose to hide the page. This means the page won't appear within the site's menu structure.

Take the page offline. This means the page still exists, but won't appear on the website at all.

Make the page available to members only.

Add a comments box to the page, so visitors can give feedback

Stage two: Manage the menu