The Custom Content page part is the most commonly used page part across SiteWrench. Pages are the architecture, but page parts actually populate the page with content. When you create a new page, the Custom Content page part is pre-installed on the page. If you have an existing page, you can install multiple Custom Content page parts on each page.
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What's the benefit of the Custom Content page part?
There's no better way to insert basic text and images than with the Custom Content page part. The WYSIWYG page editor (pronounced like "wizzy wig") built into the Custom Content page part is extremely user friendly and offers you all of your familiar text formatting tools. The editor makes it easy to put text and add images, audio or video right onto the page. Linking, creating tables and updating your content couldn't be easier! Learn how to use the WYSIWYG editor.
There is some text pre-loaded onto the Custom Content page part that shows you the styles available on your site. Simply highlight it all and delete it out; it does not show publicly unless you save it.
Perhaps you want to create a page with a contact form using the Form page part, but you want to give the user some introductory text above the Form. In that case, use a Custom Content page part above the Form page part to add in introductory text and a title for the Form. Then, you can even install a secondary Custom Content page part underneath the form to add in additional content.
How to install a Custom Content page part on a page
- Select the Install Page Part button
- Choose Custom Content
- Name the Custom Content something that helps you know what content will be populating. This is for internal use only.
- Decide if you'd like to start from scratch or install content based off existing Custom Content.
- "Start from Scratch" means you are starting with a blank slate
- "Cloning" means you are installing a page part that has existing content. This content will pull exactly from its cloned content; so if you adjust the original page part, it updates the cloned version as well. You will not be able to adjust the cloned version, just the original.
- "Copying" means you are installing a page part that has existing content. This existing content will populate your new page part, but you will be able to edit it. It's not linked to the original page part the way cloned page parts are; copying just means you're copying and pasting content and then modifying from there.
- Uncheck the box if you do not want this piece of content to be published and live just yet, and Install.
- Once you Install, the page will refresh and it will be loaded onto the bottom beneath the other Page Parts.
- Rearrange the page parts by selecting the "Reorder Page Parts" button and dragging the page parts into the order you'd like.
Adjust the settings of the page part
Select the gear symbol in the right hand corner.
Adjust the page parts settings name, what page and area of the page the page part lives on, and whether or not it is active and published.
The default name when you first create a new page is simply, "Custom Content," but we encourage you to rename the page part once you populate it with content. The name of the page part can be very useful when you manage your page parts via the Page Parts Management section, or when you're attempting to copy or clone an existing page part.
The "class" field is a specific place to insert code. On many websites, our designers have built in the ability for content to appear in columns. Upon creation of your new site, our design team will tell you if you can make use of the class field with code like this:
The "Enabled on-off" switch is the same thing that you see on the page part itself. You can keep the content published (on) or unpublished (off) on the page. This is helpful if you are waiting to publish content until a particular time period, or if you are working on a content piece but not yet ready for the public to view it.
There is a dropdown to show you where your page part is installed. If you wanted to move this page part to a different page, there are two ways to do it: by going through the Page Part Management section or by going through this page parts settings view.
To change the page the page part is installed on:
- Go to the page part settings
- Select the "installed on:" dropdown
- Choose your new page, it will be bolded
- Within that box, there is a button that says "Install." Please note: this is not the same as the red "Delete/Uninstall page part" button that is at the bottom of the modal box.
WYSIWYG Editor Training
Check out our support article on how to use the various tools on the WYSIWYG editor, or watch our full training video below.