Basic Content Editor

​Creating a new page

Creating a new page and title

To create a new page and title for that page, use the following steps:
  1. ​Click on the Gear Icon/Site Actions drop down menu and click Add a page
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  2. When prompted, enter the name for the page.  You will see the URL for the new page listed below the text box.  It’s a good idea to not leave blank spaces in a URL, so underscore (_) can be used.
  3. Click Create.  

Entering the data into the Title and Meta Data fields

Once the title has been created, the new page will appear and you can enter the metadata for that 
page.
  1. ​Enter a short description of the site under Meta Description
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    Note: 
    This short description should relevantly describe the site and will be viewed in search results
  2. Next, enter the Meta Keywords

    Note: 
    These one-word phrases, which should be separated by commas, will be used to categorize the site for searches.
Changing the Title of the page​
  1. ​​Under Title, type the “headline” of the page.  Currently this box will be filled with the text that is used at the end of the URL for this page.  By renaming the Title, you will give the title a more pleasing look.

Entering content into the Body of the page

To begin entering the page content for a page follow these steps:
  1. ​Click the Click here to add new content link in the Page Content box.


  2. Enter whatever content you would like on the page.

Inserting an image into the page

Take the following steps to insert an image into the page:
  1. ​With your cursor in the Page Content area, click on the INSERT tab of the FORMAT TEXT/INSERT tab

  2. Then click on the down arrow of the Picture button on the ribbon and select where you would like to get the picture to insert.

  3. For this example we will select From Computer

  4. The Upload Image dialog box will appear

  5. Click Browse
  6. ​Select the image desired, the destination library (in this instance I would suggest the Images library), make any comments you’d like, and click OK.
  7. Additional images may be inserted by repeating steps 1 – 8 above.​
  8. Once any information that you want to update is updated, click Save.
  9. A dialog box requesting other optional information is displayed. In this dialog box the file name, title, search keywords, and comments may be added. The image may also be scheduled to appear at a certain date and time, or scheduled to be hidden at a certain date and time.

Adding a web part to the page

Web parts are applications that can be added to a page to enhance its functionality. Some web parts available include calendars, search bars, and filters. To add a web part to a page, use the following steps:

  1. Click the INSERT tab of the FORMAT TEXT/INSERT tab.

  2. Click on the Web Part button on the ribbon.

  3. The Web Parts ribbon will open.

  4. Select the Web Part desired and click OK. In this instance a Content Editor Web part was selected from the Media and Content category.

  5. The selected web part will be inserted in your content area at the location of the cursor when the operation began.

Adding video and audio to a page (preferred method)

​To add video and audio to your page, follow these steps:
  1. Upload the video to YouTube
  2. Browse to the page which you wish to edit.
  3. Click Gear Icon/Site Actions drop down menu and then click Edit Page.
  4. Place the cursor at the location where you want the embedded video to appear.
  5. Click the INSERT tab of the FORMAT TEXT/INSERT tab.

  6. Click on the Web Part button on the ribbon.

  7. The Web Parts ribbon will open.

  8. As shown above, select the Media and Content Category and the Content Editor Web part.
  9. Then click the Add button.
  10. In the resulting Web Part, click on the down arrow to the far right of Content Editor, then click the Edit Web Part link.

  11. In the Content Editor Dialog box that opens near the upper right hand corner of the page, under Appearance, replace Content Editor in the Title box with an appropriate title for your embedded video. Here I replaced it with Freshman Orientation.

  12. Then click OK or Apply at the bottom of the dialog box.
  13. In the renamed Web Part that is now on the page, click the Click here to add new content link. The text will be replaced with the cursor appearing in the content area of the Web Part.
  14. On the Ribbon, under FORMAT TEXT, click the Edit Source button.

  15. Paste the embed HTML from the video you wish to embed. Then click OK to insert the HTML into that content area.
  16. The video will now appear on your page.
Adding video and audio to a page if the video is sensitive and cannot be uploaded to YouTube (not the preferred method).

Occasionally a video is sensitive in nature or is not appropriate for the general audience of YouTube. In those cases, the following method can be used to put the video on your page:
  1. ​​​Add the video to a document library
    a. Click the Gear Icon/Site Actions button.
    b. Click Site Contents
    c. Click the Document library that you wish to use

d. When the Document library opens, either click new document to browse for the file to upload, or drag and drop the video file into the library directly.

​​​​i. Files must be in .mp4 format
​e. If dragging and dropping the file, after “grabbing” the file from its folder, hover your cursor over the text “or drag files here
f. Wait a few seconds and the Drop here box will appear
g. Drop the file in the Drop here box and the file transfer will commence
​​​​​​​​2.  Add a Poster to a document library (optional)
a. A Poster is the image that is displayed when a user enters the page and has not started playing the video
b. If you are already in the Document library you are going to use, either click new document to browse for the file to upload, or drag and drop the image file into the library directly
c. If not already in the Document library you are going to use, follow steps 1. a.-g. like adding a video to the Document library
3.  Use the “Embed Code” option to add the HTML tag to the page. This option is available under insert in both content zones and content editor web parts, replacing the RED text with the appropriate URLs.
a. With Poster, copy and paste the following html code: <video poster="URL_TO_POSTER" controls="controls" style="width: 100%;"><source src="VIDEO_URL" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video>
b. Without Poster, copy and paste the following html code: <video controls="controls" style="width: 100%;"><source src="VIDEO_URL" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video>
c. Click Insert, then click Insert again

Submit a page for approval

Once a page has been checked in, it must go through the workflow before it can be approved for viewing. Follow these steps to submit a page to be approved:

  1. ​Select the Publish tab from the top, and then Approval Tasks.
  2. A form will display, and will provide the options to Approve and Reject the changes. 
  3. Select Approve to complete the workflow task.
    Note: If a page has been edited, but is still awaiting approval, the page can still be edited. The changes can either be merged, discarded, or overwritten.

Checking a page out

A page can only be edited by one person at a time, and this is done by checking the page out. If the check-out button is unavailable, someone may be editing that page already. Follow these steps to check out a page:

  1. Navigate to a page you would like to edit
  2. .Select the Page tab from the ribbon
  3. Click on the Check Out button.

  4. The yellow Status bar will indicate that the page is checked out to you.

Checking in a page

Checking in a page finalizes the edits made to the page, and allows the page to be sent through the workflow for approval if necessary. Follow these steps to check in a page:

  1. ​Select the Page tab in the ribbon.
  2. Click the Check In button.
  3. Enter any Comments in the prompting dialog box.
  4. Click Continue.

Adding a link to a page

Links to both SharePoint and the web can be added to a site very quickly using the ribbon. Use the following steps:
  1. ​Select the location where the link should be inserted in the content area. This could be selected text, icon or an image.
  2. Select the INSERT tab from the ribbon.

  3. Click the down arrow below the Link button.
  4. Choose the correct location (From SharePoint; From Address)
  5. If From SharePoint is selected, the Select and Asset dialog box will open.​
  6. In this example I have scrolled through the column on the left and selected Pages under the Current Students site, then selected the default page.

  7. Click Insert.
  8. The link isn’t active in Edit mode. Click Save in order to test the link.
  9. If From Address is selected, the Insert Hyperlink dialog box will open.
  10. Insert the text to display and the address for the link. If you type different text in the Text to display: box, the text on the page will change to the new text you just typed. 

  11. Click OK and your text will become a link to the indicated URL.
  12. The link isn’t active in Edit mode. Click Save in order to test the link.

Changing the page layout

There are several different options for page layout, which can be changed using the following steps:

  1. Select the Page tab from the ribbon.
  2. Click the Page Layout button and select a page layout from the available options.

Inserting a “Table”

Tables, as used in previous versions of the web page, are not responsive and negatively impact pages on mobile devices. In order for the web pages to be responsive and useful in mobile devices, the use of Bootstrap is employed to allow web pages to adjust to accommodate varying sizes of screens.

Instead of tables, under Bootstrap, use Grids to serve the same purpose.
  1. While editing your page, place your cursor where you would like your Grid to begin.
  2. Click the Format Text tab
  3. Click the Edit Source button

  4. The HTML Source dialog box will open
  5. Insert the appropriate HTML code for the columns and rows desired
a.​​Each row is 12 units wide that can be divided into adjustable columns. The total of columns and off-sets must equal 12 units.
i. 12 columns of 1 or 3 columns of 4 or 1 column of 4 and 1 column of 8 or any combination that equals 12. You get the idea
ii. For 1 column of 4 and 1 column of 8 insert
<div class="row-fluid">
​<div class="span4">...</div>
​<div class="span8">...</div>
​​​</div>
6.  ​​​​The 3 dots between the arrows (>...<) is the text, images or data that will be replaced to be inserted in that column.
​a. The text can be replaced during normal editing of the content and doesn’t have to be done during editing of the HTML source.
​b. To insert images in the columns, the editing must be done during normal editing of the content and cannot be done during editing of the HTML source code.
7.  To add more rows, add the HTML code again in the HTML source code.
​a. Each row can have different amount and size of columns as long as they add up to 12 units in each row.
8.  For more information regarding Bootstrap and use of Grids, browse to: http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/scaffolding.html#gridSystem​