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Website Tips and Tricks

Tools under website tab can make the difference between a good and a phenomenal website. Here is a basic guide explaining how to maximize the potential of your website.

Pages

The first thing to understand about your website is the pages and how they work. Think of pages like powerpoint slides. The slide has a title as well as content. The same thing applies to these pages. The software automatically comes with four pages; however, you can make more by clicking the Add Page button under Website > Pages.

When you create a new page, you will see different fields which are explained briefly below:

Title: This title is solely for your benefit. As you can see in the above graphic, there are four original pages. The top one is called Home. This is the title. This title can only be seen right here in the Website >Pages tab.

Slug: The slug is the identifier in which you will access this page. If you look at the URL for your login page on your website, it should show something to the effect of... https://www.yourdomainname.storageunitsoftware.com/login

This URL ends in '/login' which is the slug for the login page.

Tab Name: The tab name is what will actually show on your site.

Choose what you name your tabs carefully. Your customers and everyone visiting your site will be able to see your tab names.

Widgets

Widgets are tools used in designing your website. Let's take the Three Column Widget as an example. To add this widget, go to your Website tab > Pages. Click edit next to your desired tab.

From here, scroll all the way down to the bottom. You will see both current widgets and also a dropdown box to add a new widget.

Under the dropdown, you will see the different widgets available including a Google map, an image carousel, available unit types, etc. Select the widget you wish to include on your page, and click "Add." In the example below, this three-column widget has multiple titles. The top title is large and covers about 2/3 the screen. The second title is smaller and hovers just above the content section.

The content area is the meat of your message—where you type your paragraphs or insert images, videos, etc. There are some tools, as shown below, for editing text and adding hyperlinks. The far right box, as shown below, is an HTML section, which shows your content in HTML format. You can paste embedded code into this section for videos, maps, weather stickers, etc. 

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