In the Administration (back end) of Website Baker 2xx (e.g. version 2.6.2), there are six major sections: Pages, Media, Preferences, Settings, Add-Ons, and Access. (Note: If you are not signed in as an administrator, you may not see all of these sections.) Here's a quick overview of what these sections are for.
- As the name suggests, this is where you control your site's pages. From here, you can create new pages, edit existing ones, adjust the placement of your pages in the menu (navigation bar), delete your pages, rename your pages, and alter settings (such as visibility, keywords/page description, etc).
- This section allows you to upload images and media files.
- This controls the same information as the "Preferences" page mentioned above: user display name, email address, password etc.
- This is the most "dangerous" section of your back end. This controls everything from the template to be used (affecting the look of your site globally) to server settings and more. If you don't know what you're doing, avoid this section!
- Here is where you set up and modify user accounts. There are two major subsections: user and group. Thus, you can alter permissions for whole sets of people by modifying group settings.
- As with "Settings," this is a global section that you will rarely need to access. One of the primary uses of this section is that here is where you add new modules. The Website Baker user community and developers are constantly creating, and as time goes by, a wide variety of "modules" are developed that can be incorporated into the application. These modules expand the CMS's capability; they include such things as calendars, image galleries, and so on.
In addition to these major sections, you will see Help, Log-out, and View links. The Help link will take you directly to the Website Baker support pages; by clicking View, you will be taken to your site's front end to see how things look (both links open in a new page).
Log-out, of course, is self-explanatory. You should always log out if you are on a public computer; you may also wish to log out if you want to access the admin area with a different account (e.g. go from using an administrator account to a basic user account, or vice-versa).
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