The guide for new editors

prithee findeth thy info here before contacting the developers

Intro


 

Organization of the Site

The site is organized into clusters!

  • There are 4 clusters
  • Each directorate has a page within the cluster
  • There are several non-cluster related pages namely
    • Events
    • Newsfeed
    • Gallery
    • Main page
    • Shop
    • Contact Us
    • Coming Soon
  • Most of the content is just manually typed into squarespace!
  • The Event Page is custom coded to process the events properly.
  • Most of the small animations around the site are manually coded.

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MODIFYING PAGES

Changing pages is quite simple. Just use the native squarespace blocks.

The menu can be found in the TOP RIGHT of the page editing interface

There are different blocks to be used.

Common Blocks

  • TEXT - this is for adding simple text with simple formatting (Like the big number at the side of this screen, 0,1,2,etc)
  • MARKDOWN - this is used if you want to use HTML/CSS to modify your text, like THIS or evenlike this. These spaces where the instructions and guides are are all in markdown.

  • SPACER and LINE - These just make the site look nice. spacers are below the big numbers to indent this text box rightwards. lines are the nice thin lines above this text area.

  • Image and Gallery Blocks you should just figure out yourself, you're a smart kid.

MARKDOWN IS VERY POWERFUL

it allows us to put in the

  • bullet points
    • sub bullet points

  1. Even these numbered lists
  2. Yup
So most of the content should be in a markdown block! It would also be good to learn abit of HTML and CSS in order to maximize the use of this block! because you can put custom hyperlinks, similar to how our footer was made!

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ADDING EVENTS

Please add the events using the Add Event page

The CATEGORY of your event is your DIRECTORATE.

The EXCERPT of the event refers to The text the user will see.

The BODY of the event is the write-up of the event that the user sees when he visits your event page

The event page is AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED

For any other queries not contained here, please contact the developers.

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Uploading pictures.

Ok. so there are 2 ways that you can do photos.

Upload your photo in the corresponding GALLERY. Eg: If you are in Sports Directorate, upload to the gallery titled "Student Life"

  • The galleries can all be found under the MEDIA folder.

Then in your own page, you can then reference your photo that is in that gallery!

Just use the native squarespace "Image Block"

 

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USING CUSTOM FONTS

OH NO I WANT TO USE CUSTOM FONTS HOW NOW

To install the fonts

EZ PZ

Go HERE

But please do follow the conventions that we have set.

To use the fonts

If it is a very element-specific change, use a simple < .. style="font-family: font"> within the tag.

If it is a site-wide change (eg: change the navigation bar font, changing h1, h2, h3 to a custom font, etc. Delve into the custom-site.less. But it is probably safer to contact the developer.