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  Your First Mura Web Page - Basic Tab

In the last movie, we started building our very first Mura web page (we're building an "About Us" page). So that we stay on the same page:

  • Log in to Mura, make sure you’re editing your site
  • Click the Sitemanager link in the left column, then mouse over the Home page's "+" button. On the flyout menu go ahead and click the "Add Page" link.

LOTS of information (to potentially screw up) so don't click on anything you're not sure about! In this movie we're going to focus on the Basic tab of the Edit Content page in Mura - the other tabs will be discussed in later movies.

Basic tab:
Remember your keywords!?

  • Title field: The name of your page AND the title of the web?page to be displayed on top of your page in tags.
  • Navigation title field: Mura automatically uses this to build?your bread crumb navigation, saves you time!
  • Click on the EXPAND link next to SEO titles field:
    • URL title field: Build out with keywords and dashes, but don't use any spaces, "&", "?" characters, they're bad for urls....
    • HTML title field: Use your keywords! (Spaces are OK in this field). This gets displayed on the top of your browser window.
  • Associated Image and Content Summary - we'll come back to in a later movie.
  • Content box: This is where you actually enter your text and web page contents. For now we'll just go with some text and in the next movie we'll go over adding images, Flash movies and formatting everything to your liking.
  • Take note of the Format drop down list and the Styles drop down list. By highlighting your text and then selecting an option from one of these 2 drop down lists you'll be able to apply proper formatting to your text. This is the "right way" to do this as the selections from the drop downs will apply HTML style sheets to your content, making them "symantically correct".
  • Content Release Date field: Used for labeling purposes? only, NOT used for scheduling. Optional.
  • Display field: Yes to display, No not to, or schedule it’s ?display start and end times. Optional but very handy for releasing content at a set time of the day or night, such as a press release. Set to Yes if you actually want your new web page to be visibile on your site.
  • Content Parent: Use this to set (or re-set) the page’s ?hierarchy in your overall site structure (think of this as ?your site’s folder structure). Optional. And don't screw with this until you understand it!
  • Feature in this section field: Used when creating automatic ?indexes (lists of your existing content - we’ll cover that in? an upcoming movie). Leave the default value for now.
  • Include in site navigation: Check this box if you want Mura to automatically add this web page to your site's navigation menus.
  • Open in New Browser Window: Check this box if you want your web page to open in a new browser window when a user clicks on its link.
  • Notify for review: This will get used by authors and editors in their workflow. Checking this box will notify an author's editor that he/she has new content to review and can approve/reject and then Publish if desired.
  • Notes: Used internally, not visible on the published web page. Use for comments, notations, reasons for existence, etc....

What about the other tabs?

  • Meta data
  • Content objects
  • Categorization
  • Related Content
  • Advanced??

... all in due time grasshopper. But in the next movie we’ll cover how to do some page formatting....


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