Once you create a webpage (See How to add web pages) in Wild Apricot you can edit it via 'Site Page' under your Web Pages tab.
See the illustration below for an overview of the different tools that are available.
Wild Apricot has two types of pages: 'content' pages (the main topic of this article) and 'functional' pages - things like Member application form, event registration form, member directory etc.
The content and layout of these Functional Pages can't be edit as much as content pages but you can insert some text above the functional item of that page. For example you could add formatted text and pictures on top of a membership application but not under it. Also you can't edit the individual elements of a functional page (i.e, fields on a membership application) from 'Web pages' - instead these must be adjusted from the settings that controls those options (i.e, Settings> Membership > Membership Fields ).
To start editing a page, login into your Wild Apricot account, go to Web Pages section and click on the page in the left-side menu; then click on [Edit] button in the toolbar:
The page will switch into 'Edit' mode:
Now let's review main editing functions one by one:
These are typical functions for any editor so we will not spend time explaining them:
If you paste in formatted text (such as text from Microsoft Word or an E-Mail), Wild Apricot will try to strip out incompatible formatting automatically.
Very common functions like Bold, Italic and Underline - and if you press on the down arrow you will see three additional ones: Strikethrough, Superscript and Subscript:
These give you selections for:
Then we have text alignment button:
One other - very important button - allows you to select text styles:
Of course, with the formatting options discussed above you can make your text look any way you want - as nice or as funky as desired
However, to look clean, polished and professional it is recommended to use as few text embellishments as possible - and use text styles instead. Text styles provide a basic set of uniform text styles with colors matching your selected Visual look and feel. With styles you will not end up with purple headings on one page and red ones on another. You can change these standard styles via CSS customization and point and click Customization*
Spell checker button will help you to ensure your webpages look professional:
- See Copying and pasting text
- See Inserting pictures
- See Inserting links
- See Inserting documents
This simply inserts a horizontal rule (line) into your page (<HR> tag in HTML)
These functions are common for most editors and they help to format bulleted lists, numbered lists and tab your paragraph back and forth:
These are devices which can provide summaries of organization and website activities to your visitors/members. See: Inserting gadgets.
When your page is formatted with invisible tables, this button allows you to see those borders: