Customise the Starter Kit

    This lesson will teach you how to customise the Starter Kit.

    Outcome

    A customised version of the site with your own Home page image, site name, color theme, font, and perhaps a logo in the header.

    Takeaway

    Learn how to:

    • Navigate the editing area in the Content section.
    • Interact with content properties.
    • Upload images and use them with content items.
    • Preview your changes before publishing the content to the site.

    Steps

    1. Click on Home in the Content section.

    2. Navigate to the Design group by scrolling down or selecting it from the dropdown menu.

      Home page Design Group

    3. Choose a different font and color theme.

      • Try different combinations and see what fits your site.
      • Save a draft of your changes by using ctrl/cmd+s or clicking the arrow next to the Save and Publish button. Save will not publish the changes to the website.
      • Click Preview to see how the page looks on various screen sizes.
    4. Try changing the background image of the Home page.

      • Hover over the Hero Background thumbnail and click the red cross icon to remove the current image.
      • You can now click the '+' to open a dialog where you can chose an image from the Media library or upload a new image.
      • Select the image you want and click Submit in the lower right corner.
    5. Find the Site Name property and change the name of the site.

      • This is shown in the site navigation menu.
      • If you want a logo instead of the Site Name you can upload and/or choose an image from the Media Library.
    6. When you're happy with the changes publish them to website by clicking the Save and Publish button.

    To see the changes you've made go to the Info tab and select the link.

    Link to page

    Summary

    Nice job! In this lesson you've learned to navigate and edit properties on a page. You've also learned the difference between the Save, Preview and Save and Publish actions and how to use them.

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