Quick start

This chapter explains the most important functions for operating the bluetronix software. The software is completely pre-installed and includes a ready-made homepage. You can start editing your website immediately.

The editing mode � Login to CMS

Open Internet Explorer and go to your website. You will find the domain name in your access data, for example www.IhreDomain.de.

In the address bar of the browser, after the domain name /edit one, for instance www.IhreDomain.de/bearbeiten.

In the login window enter your user name and password and confirm with Login.

 Enter the data exactly as in the access data. Upper and lower case letters are distinguished.

After correct login the edit mode opens. In the upper part is the so-called main menu, in the lower part your web page is loaded in edit mode.

The main menu

 Refreshing the view

 Help for the current window

 User administration, create employees, registered users and groups

 File management, password protection, upload and download of files

* Layout, window layout, colors and background images, CSS settings

* Modules like shop system, guestbook, forum, photo album, news page etc.

* databases, database management, import and export, MySQL command input

 Statistics, access evaluation, visitor individual evaluation, storage space management

 Contract, contract change, change user data, change payment method, domain administration

 Email, email management, webmailer, help for setting up Outlook and Thunderbird

 Newsletter, Send newsletter, Newsletter address management

 FTP, FTP program, FTP access management

 Extras, form archive, page import, font size

 Log off, Logout

The Edit Buttons

The homepage has the so-called Edit-Buttons in the editing mode. These facilitate access to various functions. So you can navigate your website as usual and always edit what you are currently viewing.

 Opens the page in the editor

 Opens the menu editor

 Inserting a record for dynamic pages

 Editing a record for dynamic pages

 Deleting a record for dynamic pages

If you move the mouse pointer over a button, you will get more information, for example, the file name of the page in case of the Edit button.

Edit page

In the following example the page �Home" is to be edited. To do this, navigate to the page �Home� by clicking on Home. To edit the page, click in the upper right corner, on edit.

The editor has word processing and web-specific functions. You can write, design or copy texts from other word processing programs.

Write a sample text or insert an image, as you are used to in word processing. To save the page, then click on the Save Symbol. The page is saved and can now be read by your visitors on the Internet. A detailed description of the editor functions can be found in the chapter The Homepage Editor.

Edit record

Using the edit buttons you can change data records just as easily as for example in the shop system, on the news page or in the guestbook. In this example, an entry in the news page is to be changed. Navigate to the news page by clicking on news page.

News page with two data sets (data set 1 framed in red and data set 2 framed in green) and the Edit buttons

To edit the contents of a record, click on the  Edit record Symbol.  

For example, change the caption or swap the image and then click Save. Check the result on the homepage.

Proceed analogously with the functions  Inserting a New Record or

 Delete record.

For more information on databases and dynamic pages, refer to the chapters Databases, dynamic pages and Basic information about the modules.

Edit menu - Changing the navigation

The following example shows how to add another menu item to the navigation. In edit mode, as with all dynamic menus, the  Edit menu button is displayed.

To open the menu editor, click on  Edit menu.

In the example, a new menu option with the name �Kontakt� is to be created below the navigation point �Newsseite�. Click on the point news page and on the symbol Insert point below. Click in the new field and enter the name of the menu item, for example �Kontakt�. Finally, click on �Speichern�.

 In the standard setting, the pages of new menu items are created automatically. It is not necessary to link and create the corresponding page.

Close the menu editor and click on the newly created menu item �Kontakt� on your homepage. For instructions on how to create and design a menu, see the chapter dynamic menus.

Change layout - load ready-made layout

Depending on the web package, additional ready-made layouts are included in the software. In the main menu, click on * Layout -> Design templates.

Click on the desired layout and confirm with Layout shop. Close the layout window and check the result on your homepage.

An easy way to customize the layout can be found at * Layout -> Style assistant. Here you can easily change colors, images and background images of the layout.

The bluetronix software includes a comprehensive system for creating and designing the layout. Different layouts on a homepage, for example for different areas or the shop system, are possible. A full CSS Editorwith which objects can be described extensively even without CSS programming knowledge is included. For more information about creating a layout, see the Create your own layout.

Shifted display - Screen resolution

At a screen resolution of 120 dpi, or if the font size settings in the browser are changed, the display may shift. To get the most out of the bluetronix software, you can select  Tools -> Editor font size adjust the font size.

Set the font size so that it does not extend beyond the markings, as shown here in the image of �Beispieltext�.

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