Note: applies to all websites build with Ajde.
Congratulations with your new website! You can immediately start tweaking your content and updating your site with the latest news, pictures, etc. To learn more about how this works, have a look around at this section of our help pages. To get you started, we'll give you a brief overview of how the back-end (called Ajde) of your website works.
First, let's login to of Ajde.
Navigate to your websites homepage, adding /admin to the end. For example: http://www.your-website-here.com/admin
You will now see the following screen:
Fill out the provided credentials and click the green Logon button to login to Ajde.
You'll now land on the dashboard, from where you can quickly navigate to all the important areas in Ajde. Those areas can also be accessed from everywhere in Ajde from the Content menu.
The core concept of Ajde is based on nodes. A single node is a separate piece of content, which can consist of a combination of text, media and metadata.
All pages of your website are typically nodes, but depending on your websites layout, a page can contain multiple nodes in itself (for example, a news item can be displayed on your homepage, but this news item will be a different node as the node which contains the text and header image on the homepage).
A few other concepts are important to understand, but they're generally pretty straight-forward:
- Media items (all uploads such as images, documents but also linked videos from YouTube or Vimeo) are found in the Media manager).
- All menu items can be changed in the Menu editor.
- If your site uses tags, add or edit them in the Tag manager.
- The E-mail and form managers are a bit more sophisticated and are used when creating feedback forms and automatically sending responses to clients. Contact us for more information on how to use them.
- General site settings vary per website (for example Google Analytics, brand logo, social media links, etc.) but feel free to changed those provided.
Those sections are all visually similar, and once you find your way in the Node overview, you'll probably find it easy to use the other sections as well.