The Site Manager

The Site Manager can be used to manage the structure of your website. The Site Manager has its own toolbar to add, edit, clone or remove pages. There is also a button to open the properties of the selected page.

The Site Manager can be used to add, edit, remove and organize the pages of your web site. When your website has more than one page they must all be part of the same  project file. A project file has the extension .wbs (as in website).

In the picture above you see an example of a website structure. The filename of this example website is called mywebsite.wbs  This name is always displayed at the root of the website tree. The root can have one or more pages and each page can have sub-pages.

Websites always have a home page, which always has a file name of index (Not INDEX, Index, home, Home, etc.). For this reason, 90 Second Website Builder automatically adds this page to each new project and the file name should be index with all lower case. The names of the pages in the site tree are the actual file names of the target HTML files, so when you name a page about, it will publish as about.html. Do not add the file extension in the site manager.  Rather, this is determined in the Page Properties.  For example, if you want to use index.php, you would change the extension in Page Properties for that page from html to php.

Tip: Make sure all pages of a website are part of the same project. This way, 90 Second Website Builder will know that the pages belong together and generate optimal HTML for your website. Every time you insert a new page into your website, it will be added to the Site Manager. To edit previously created pages you can double click the page name to open it in the editor.

Important Notes:

  1. If you reopen the project, then only the first page will be opened (to reduce the loading time of the project and limit the allocated memory). To open other pages of the project you must use the Site Manager. If you do not see also your pages then you may have added them as a child of another page. Click the ‘+’ sign in front of the page (or folder) to expand the tree.
  2. The information in the Site Manager does not represent a folder on your hard drive – just the structure of the published website (after it is generated).  The pages and folders in the Site Manager will be generated when you publish the website. The pages and site structure information will be stored inside the .wbs project file.
Add a new page to your web site
Select the position where you want to insert the page, for example select the root (the top level item) to insert the page to the first level. Click the first button on the toolbar (New Page). 990 Second Website Builder adds the new page to your project and will automatically open it,so you can start building the page. To insert a new page as child of an existing page, first select the parent and click ‘New Page’.
The Site Manager toolbar has the following commands (from left to right):
New Page
Add a new page to your website.
New Folder
The New Folder command give you the possibility to organize your pages in folders.
New Page from Template
Create a new page based on a template.
Insert external file
This option can be useful if you want to make an external file (HTML, PHP) part of the project, so you can easily link it or make it part of the
sitemap. Note however that it will only be a link to the file. You will not be able to edit the file directly in WYSIWYG Web Builder.
Edit Page
Open/edit the selected page.
Clone Page
Make a copy of the selected page
Remove Page
Remove the selected page from the current website.
Page Properties
Display the page properties of the selected page.
Move Up
Move the selected page up among its siblings.
Move Down
Move the selected item down among its siblings.
Move Left
Make the selected item a sibling of its parent.
 
Move Right
Make the selected item the child of its preceding sibling.
 
Tip: You can also arrange pages by using drag and drop. Hold down the CTRL-key if you want to prevent the dragged item to become a child of the drop target. In this case the page will be moved below the drop target.
The first item in the Site Structure tree is the filename of the website (also called the root). The root can have one or more pages and each page can also have sub pages. If you did not save your website yet, it will probably be called Untitled. Use the File menu to save your website and give it a more meaningful name like ‘MyWebSite’. Note that 90 Second Website Builder automatically adds the .wbs extension to the filename.
Open an existing page
Select the item (page name) your want to edit and click ‘Edit Page’ button on the toolbar. Another way to open a page is to simply double click its name.
Clone an existing page
To make an exact copy of an existing page, select the item (page name) you want to clone and click the ‘Clone’ button on the toolbar to insert a copy of that page.
Remove a page
Select the item (page name) you want to remove and click the remove button on the toolbar or press the Delete key on the keyboard. Note: You can not remove the last (only) page in your website if there is only one page.
Rename a page
Select the item (page name) and press F2 to enter the new name. Or right-click and choose rename. The software will automatically update all (internal) links for you so you don’t have to reassign existing links to the renamed page.
Arrange Items
You can arrange items by using drag and drop, select the item and drag it to the position where you want to move it to or you can use the context menu (right click) to move the items to another position.
Import HTML Page
You can import existing HTML pages into your web site, they will be converted to the internal Web Builder format (if possible).
1. Right click on the Site Manager window to display the context menu.
2. Select Import->Import HTML Page
Using the context menu
When you right click on an item in the Site Manager the context menu will be displayed. By using the context menu you can quickly access the available commands for the specific item.
Import a page from another project
You can import a page from another project with the menu command ‘import Page from another project.

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