To locate an item you wish to create or edit, use the left-hand side navigation. Items are grouped by type. The exact configuration will depend on your particular website.
Pages correspond to a specific page on your website when published.
Navigation items appear in navigation panels. You can have many navigation panels on one website.
Taxonomy lists help categorise or organise other items in some way.
Database is a general store of all the other information you collect.
(Not all of the above types of items may appear on your website.)
For example, if you have Product pages on your website, then choose the Products menu item to browse products. You will see a list of items. This is the main Browser screen. It is possible to configure which columns are shown in the browser and what order they appear in – including thumbnail images if you require.
At the top of the screen, you will see different ways to format the browser screen and the option to Add New. The available options will depend on the type of item you are viewing.
The following options are available:-
1. Search: Any column of information shown in the Browser can be searched. Just enter one or more search terms in the Search field and choose Search. Infomaxim will find all items where any of the keyword terms are found in any of the columns shown in the browser.
2. Browse: Use the paging controls at the bottom of the screen to page through the result list, or to change the default view from Many to a Single Page or back again. Infomaxim will remember your preference on a per-type basis.
3. Sort: Click on a column heading to sort by that column.
4. Edit: Click on a row to edit that item.
Editing & Publishing
All information within Infomaxim is edited and published using a consistent tabular interface.
Details – holds detailed information in a form style layout
Content – allows you to enter a large amount of descriptive information with formatting and pictures
Related – let’s you link information together
Images – enables you to easily collect all the images related to a particular item together
History – shows who and when changes were made, and let’s you go back to an earlier version
Publish – provides optional control of the publishing process
Security – controls who can do what to the item
Save – Saves the latest changes, without effecting the version of the item on your live website
Save & Publish – Saves the latest changes and publishes them to your live website
Expire – removes the current version from your live website
Delete – deletes the item
TIP - Quick Publish : To make changes and publish something onto your website, just edit detail or content in the Details and Content tabs, then click Save & Publish
The fields appearing under the detail tab will depend on the item you are editing. There is flexibility to enable whatever fields you need to be added easily and quickly.
For items which correspond to pages on your website, there are some important fields you need to know about:-
Meta Title – This is the page title at appears when Google indexes the page and in the Browser title bar
File Name – This is the name of the page that appears in the URL. This should simply be words with dashes or underscores – but no spaces, and no period or other non-alphabetical charaters.
You have the ability to control these two aspects of the page to help with improving your search engine visibility. Ask your web designer for more advice on this if you want to improve your search engine rankings.
Some fields in the detail tab let you pick an image. There are two options:-
Related Images – these are images that have been added in the Images tab, and relate only to this item. If the item you are editing uses thumbnail images, they should be uploaded under the Images tab.
Library – these are all the images you have ever uploaded. The library is categories, so you can search and filter it to find an image by file name, title or category.
Uploading an image
Choose the Library option and then select Upload New.
Image Name – this is a reference for you. Provide a meaningful name for the image.
Image File – use the Browse button to browse to the image on your desktop.
Category – select an existing Category or enter a new Category to create on the fly.
When you click Save, the dialogue box remains open so you can repeat the process with another image if required.
When you’re done, click the close cross.
This tab uses the xStandard editor you installed.
You should see a tool bar similar to this. The available icons and options are highly configurable and can vary enormously, depending on how your website has been configured.
The editor is intended to keep your content separate from the design, by using styles. This means the available formatting options will be controlled by the web design itself. You cannot simply add whatever look you want to your content. This ensures the look of your website remains consistent with the intended design. It also means future design changes will not require all your content to be re-edited.
Most of the tools are pretty self-explanatory – however there is extensive help on using this editor available here.
The Magic Wand icon allows you to insert images from your Image Library.
The Paper-Clip icon lets you link files – like a PDF or Microsoft Office Document.
A lot of information on your website with be linked with other items in some way. For example, articles or products may belong to one or more categories.
To create or manage these relationships start by clicking . A new Choose dialogue will open.