Editing a Page
When you find the page you wish to edit, you'll notice that it
has a thin border enclosing it with tabs along the top. This area is called the task bar. You'll notice
that the View tab is selected, which makes sense; you're
viewing the page as you would normally view any webpage.
Click on the edit tab to access the page for editing. Every page is composed of the following three main sections (there are others, but ignore them for now):
The phrase you put here appears as the headline at the top of the page. This field is required; it
should be descriptive and not too long.
- Description: This is a short
lead-in to the page -- a good description of what the page is all about. It usually appears after the title of the page but before the
body text. It isn't required, but we strongly encourage you to use this field, because you
will see it in other places such as:
- in search result listings
- as a pop-up when you hold your mouse over this item when seen in the navigation
- in newsfeeds (called RSS feeds)
- Body Text: This is the main part of the page. In Plone you will use a built-in content editor to format the page content. It saves you from having to know HTML to create webpages (although if you like, you can also edit the HTML directly). This visual editor works a lot like a word processor in that you type or paste in your content, and then use a set of tools to format it. The next page describes these formatting tools.