This quick start guide gives you a super quick look at making your own updates to your Empathysite. Sections of this guide include:
- Log Into Your Website
- Map For All Updates You May Wish To Make
- Make Changes To the Header and Footer Areas: Use The Customizer
- Make Changes To the Body Content Area: Use The Page Builder
- More Help: Free Training Videos, Help Center, and Our Assistance
When we launch your site, within your official launch email, you will find your login link. If you’ve lost the email or forgot to bookmark the login link, please send us a request for assistance so that we can send you the link.
Once you click the link, you will be greeted with the login page.
To log into your site, you will need to provide two pieces of information. First, you will want to insert your username or email address and next you’ll want to insert your password.
If you are using a computer that is your personal computer and you’d like your browser to remember your username or email address for the next time you login, you may also click the “Remember Me” box.
Once you have inserted your login information, click “LOG IN” to log into your site.
- Making changes to the and happen through the customizer
- Making changes to the happens through the page builder for that specific page
After you’ve logged in, you’ll be greeted with a backend dashboard. To customize theand areas in your site, hover on Appearance, then click Customize.
This is the Customization panel. Here, you’d be able to change the text, menus, widgets, and other features of your websitesand . You will also be able to activate or deactivate some areas (example: hiding social icons all together)
To start editing the text found at the top-rightarea, called the “Top Bar” click Header > Top Bar Layout > scroll down at the bottom and find the layout that contains the text or features you’d like to edit. In the screenshots below, you’ll see the text is within “Column 2 Text“.
You may start editing. If you see code, like stuff between some <angle brackets> no worries, just edit the text in between. In the screenshot, it’s the highlighted text ONLY.
If for some reason, you inadvertently delete some of the code, just cancel out by closing the customizer without publishing. Any changes you make here do not apply immediately until you hit “Publish.” Then you may re-activate the customizer and try again.
To edit the information found in thearea, like you contact address, phone, or email address, go to the Customization panel > Widgets > Footer Column 1 and from here you may choose to edit either Contact or Footer Address. Click on the arrow pointing down and start updating the fields available.
Start by logging in to your website. Visit the page you would like to edit. Then click the PageBuilder link on the top bar.
Once the page builder is activated, you will be able to use the page builder to edit the content, written and images on the page.
Activate the page builder for the page you’d like to edit. Then, locate the area you’d like to edit. In our case, we’d like to edit the text content of “Individual Trauma Therapy” on our websites home page. Hover your mouse to the area, and click on the wrench icon.
Clicking on it will open the text editor and you may now edit the text. When you are done, push SAVE.
After you save, your changes are still not published to the internet. From there, to publish your changes, head over to the top right corner of the page and click DONE, then PUBLISH.
IMPORTANT: Before you close the page or exit your browser, the PageBuilder must be turned ON. You’ll know it’s on by the green dot right next to it.
Empathysites also provides free training videos to help you even further. You can find them within the admin of your site. Once you’ve logged into your website, locate the link for the Manual along the left hand menu.
To get further help, you may also browse or search our Help Center and of course you may get our assistance in completing updates on your site.
Empathysites includes implementing changes for you so making your own updates is completely optional. To get assistance today, fill out a request for assistance.