An introduction to the Site Manager
The Site Manager can be used to add, edit, remove and organize the pages of your web site. When your web site has more than one page they must all be part of the same Web Builder project file. A project file has the extension .wbs (webbuildersite).
Tip: Make sure all pages of a website are part of the same project, this way Web Builder will 'know' that the pages belong together and generate optimal HTML for your website.
Web sites always have a home page which is usually named index, so for this reason Web Builder automatically adds this page to each new project. The names of the items (pages) in the site tree are the actual file names of the target HTML files, so if you named a page 'index' is will publish as index.html.
Please do not name your home page 'Index', 'INDEX' or 'Home', this will confuse the web server.
The information in the Site Manager does not represent a folder on your harddisk but the structure of the published web site! The pages and folders in the Site Manager will be generated when you publish the website. The pages and site structure information will be stored inside the wbs project file.
Add a new page to your web site
Select the position where you want to insert the page, for example select the root (the top level item) to insert the page to the first level. Click the first button on the toolbar (New Page). Web Builder adds the new page to your project and will automatically open it,so you can start building the page. To insert a new page as child of an existing page, first select the parent and click 'New Page'
The Site Manager toolbar has the following commands (from left to right):
Add a new page to your website.
The New Folder command give you the possibility to organize your pages in folders.
New Page from Template
Create a new page based on a template.
Insert external file
This option can be useful if you want to make an external file (HTML, PHP) part of the project, so you can easily link it or make it part of the sitemap. Note however that it will only be a link to the file. You will not be able to edit the file directly in WYSIWYG Web Builder.
Open/edit the selected page.
Make a copy of the selected page
Remove the selected page from the current website.
Display the page properties of the selected page.
Open an existing page
Select the item (page name) your want to edit and click 'Edit Page' button on the toolbar. Another way to open a page is to simply double click its name.
Clone an existing page
To make an exact copy of an existing page, select the item (page name) you want to clone and click the 'Clone' button on the toolbar to insert a copy of that page.
Remove a page
Select the item (page name) you want to remove and click the remove button on the toolbar or press the Delete key on the keyboard.
Note: You can not remove the last page in your web site.
Rename a page
Select the item (page name) and press F2 to enter the new name.
The software will automatically update all (internal) links for you so you don't have to reassign existing links to the renamed page.
You can arrange items by using drag and drop, select the item and drag it to the position where you want to move it to or you can use the context menu (right click) to move the items to another position.
Import HTML Page
You can import existing HTML pages into your web site, they will be converted to the internal Web Builder format (if possible).
1. Right click on the Site Manager window to display the context menu.
2. Select Import->Import HTML Page
For more information about importing existing HTML page please read this.
Using the context menu
When you right click on an item in the Site Manager the context menu will be displayed. By using the context menu you can quickly access the available commands for the specific item.
Import a page from another project
You can import a page from another project with the menu command 'import Page from another project.
Initially Web Builder will give the new page an unique name like page1. You can easily rename this to something else by selecting the name and hitting the F2 key. Or right click the pagename and select Rename Page from the context menu. Next you can specify the new name. Press Enter to save the new page name or Esc to cancel renaming.
Add a new folder to your web site
Select the position where you want to insert the folder, for example select the root (the top level item) to insert the folder to the first level.
Move the selected page up amongst its siblings.
Move the selected item down amongst its siblings.
Make the selected item a sibling of its parent.
Make the selected item the child of its preceding sibling.
Tip: You can also arrange pages by using drag and drop. Hold down the CTRL-key if you want to prevent the dragged item to become a child of the drop target. In this case the page will be moved below the drop target.
The first item in the Site Structure tree is the filename of the website (also called the root). The root can have one of more pages and each page can also have sub pages. If you did not save your website yet, it will probably be called Untitled. Use the File menu to save your website and give it a more meaningful name like 'MyWebSite'. Note that Web Builder automatically adds the .wbs extension to the filename.