Editing Pages

Find the page you want to edit

Once you have logged in, go to the page you want to edit. You will see some tabs under the page title—click on the tab that says Edit (Figure 2).

NOTE: If you don’t see an Edit tab on the page (Figure 2), the page is one you cannot edit. On pages such as lists of faculty members, there is no need to change the page. You need only change the faculty member’s individual page and the lists on the rest of the site will update themselves. If, however, the page does not update as you wanted, please contact us at: muasweb@missouri.edu and we will make the necessary changes for you.

Figure 2, Editing tab

Figure 2

After you have clicked the Edit button, you will get an administrative page. This is where you will make page edits. A page contains fields that can be filled with content (Figure 3). Items with an asterisk are required.

Figure 3, Editing Fields

Figure 3

Usually, you will be making changes to the body of the page, which is the main content area for any page (Figure 4). Depending on how many data fields you have on a particular page type, you may have to scroll down the page to get to the body area.

Figure 4, body of the page

Figure 4

The edit space in the large text areas of the page is similar to a Word document. You will have buttons at the top of the editing space to choose different options such as Bold, List, or Image Properties (Figure 5).

NOTE: Although you have access to many buttons on the toolbar, you should not use some buttons and options as outlined below.

  • Please only use the SOURCE button if you are familiar with writing html code. DO NOT copy source code from the live page into the body field in SOURCE view. Doing so will break style settings and possibly the entire page.
  • When you use the FORMAT button, please ONLY use Normal, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, or Heading 5. Heading 1 should NEVER be used in the body of the page as there should only be one Heading 1 on a page and the title is that size. Using Normal (DIV) will disrupt current page formatting and should not be used.

Figure 5, buttons at the top of the editing space

Figure 5