Do-It-Yourself Text Updating
You may have some sections on your website that you know you will want to change frequently. Maybe you want to include a list of your speaking engagements, a note on the progress of your latest book or a weekly joke spot.
If you are happy to leave the rest of the site maintenance to us, our do-it-youself updateable text sections may be just the solution you need. You can have these anywhere in your site and they allow you to update sections of text as often as you like without any risk of upsetting the rest of the page.
How the System works
When you first give us the text, you tell us which sections you would like to be able to change. For example, suppose you wanted to be able to change part of a school visits page that you knew would initially say:
I still have the following dates free for school visits-
3, 4, 19, 21 January.
6, 11, 13, 14 February
You'd just let us know that this section should be a DIY section called, for example, "school dates". (You can use any name you like.)We'll give you a password.To change this text, you open a page on your site that is not available to ordinary users. This lists all your DIY sections and, when you pick the one you want to edit, another page opens with your text...
You can edit the text directly on screen and the section will automatically be updated on your site as soon as you enter the correct password and press the submit key. (It doesn't work on this page!). There is technically no maximum text length but we suggest you stay within a few hundred words. If you're writing more than a few lines, you can write the entry in Notepad and cut and paste it into the box. (That also makes it easy to keep a back-up copy, just in case.)
Always take a look at your pages after you have made any changes -sometimes things don't look quite the way you imagine when you plan them out! If you get into a real tangle, you can contact us and we'll sort you out for free.