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This tutorial is designed to assist our customers in working with the Content Management System we've installed on their own sites.
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Welcome to the Byte Productions' Content Management System (CMS) demonstration.

This tutorial will walk you through each step to create the navigation and pages of your new website. For this first section that teaches you about using the CMS, we have created generic CMS screenshots as examples. They will not look like your Dealer site, but the CMS structure will work exactly the same way. The sample site we built for the examples in this tutorial can be viewed in its completion here: cms.bytepro.net.

Let's get started!

When you take your first look at your newly-designed site, it may only have one page, your Home Page, like this on our example site:


1Let's take your first look at the management section of the CMS. To navigate to this screen on your site, open your site manager (we should have already provided you with the link), and click on 'Content' in the management menu.



2Don't be overwhelmed by the CMS screen! We are going to walk you through each button and menu to get you fully comfortable with managing your site's content.

Go ahead and open your live site in another tab in your browser. While you are working in your CMS, you can easily toggle back and forth in that window between the Manager screen and your live site, so you can watch the process. As you build your site structure in the CMS, the menu on your live site screen will display the navigation you've built.

3In this instruction window, you see a menu at the right that will walk you through each section of the help screens. If you are a beginner, we recommend that you start at the beginning and advance through the entire instructions one section at a time. If you are just refreshing your skills, feel free to jump to whatever section you need.

4The '<< Back' and 'Next >>' links above on the right will walk you through the entire instructions, one screen at a time.

5By now you should know the general layout of your site. If you have not yet determined this, then it is recommended that you sit down and create a layout on paper in an outline format like the examples below:

Sample Site Outline Corresponding Content Types
  1. Home
  2. Site Navigation
    1. Getting Started
    2. Tree Structure
    3. Define New
    4. Content Types
      1. General Content Page
      2. Table of Contents
      3. Event Calendar
      4. Email Form Mailer
      5. Menu Spacer
      6. Menu Link
      7. Image Gallery
      8. Blog
  3. Management Navigation Menu
    1. Manage Home
    2. Analytic Code
    3. Content
    4. Users
    5. Remove Cache
    6. Logout
    7. View Home Page
  4. Contact Us
  1. General Content Page
  2. Menu Spacer
    1. General Content Page
    2. General Content Page
    3. General Content Page
    4. Menu Spacer
      1. General Content Page
      2. Table of Contents
      3. Event Calendar
      4. Email Form Mailer
      5. Menu Spacer
      6. Menu Link
      7. Image Gallery
      8. Blog
  3. Menu Spacer
    1. General Content Page
    2. General Content Page
    3. General Content Page
    4. General Content Page
    5. General Content Page
    6. General Content Page
    7. General Content Page
  4. Email Form Mailer

6Each line item in your site outline will need to be defined as an individual page, a navigational guide, a form, etc. This is done by clicking on 'Define New' in your site manager for each item, one at a time. You will determine the page's content type from within there.

7For the purpose of this tutorial we will be using this sample outline laid out above here. Before you begin working in the CMS on your own site, make sure you have already laid out your own similar site outline.

8Go ahead and advance to 'Tree Structure' in the navigation on the right, or click the Next button on the top right to learn more about the outline layout.