Basic Web Site Software manual

Web Site Software is a very easy to use, so many users will not need to read any manual to start working with it. This document, ‘Basic Web Site Software Manual’ can be very helpful for the beginning user. It explains the basic functions of Web Site Software, like adding, removing, rearranging and editing data. If you are not a beginning user, you might want skip this manual and use the program right away or consult another Web Site Software manual.

This manual is covers the very basic features of Web Site Software. For a comprehensive reference on Web Site Software’s wide range of features, please see the other Web Site Software manuals.

Using Web Site Software

Web Site Software consists of a tree (the left part of the screen) and an article (the right part of the screen).

The right pane, the ‘article’ can contain MarkDown:syntax texts. The article is similar to a document inside a Word Processor. The left pane, the tree, can contain a large number of ‘nodes’. ‘Nodes’ are similar to folders and files on your harddisk, or more poetically, leafs of physical trees in the real world.

A node can contain an article, which is a text or a document. When you select a node (in the left pane), the text inside that node is displayed in the article (right pane). If you press the little “+” of a tree node with the left mouse button, the node becomes ‘expanded’. If a node is expanded, the ‘sub tree’ of that node is shown. This subtree consists of child nodes of the selected node. So nodes can not only contain texts, but also other nodes (child nodes)!

When you click on a node, you select that node, and the text inside that node will be displayed in the article in the right pane. And when you click on a ‘+’ of a node, the subtree of that node will be shown (the node becomes ‘expanded’). If you click on a ‘–’ of a node, the subtree of that node will be hidden (the node becomes ‘collapsed’).

Tree nodes can be easily moved around, deleted, inserted, edited, copied and pasted. Articles can be edited in exactly the same way as in a standard word processing program.

Although Web Site Software is very easy to use and conforms to Windows standards, actions like moving, deleting and adding nodes, editing texts are explained in full detail below.

The tree part

  1. How to add a node to root

    1. Click the left tree free space with your right mouse button, and use the tree context menu (the menu that pops up when you right-click on the tree)

    2. select “New Category to Root”

    3. a new root category node is created, you can type the ndoe name of the newly create node. After you have finished typeing in the node name, press ‘enter’ on the keyboard.

  2. How to add a node to a category node

    Click a category node with your right mouse button, then select “New Entry” or “New Page”. A new node is created,You can type the node name of the newly created node. After you have finished typing in the node name, press ‘enter’ on the keyboard.

    Please note: page node will not listed on the main index and sticky a page will show full text on the main indx when publish content on the internet.

  3. How to delete a node

    Click the node which needs to be deleted with your right mouse button, and use the tree context menu. you cannot delete a node that has child nodes.

  4. How to change the node name

    Select a node by clicking on it once with the left mouse button. Using the keyboard press the ‘F2’ function key., A small edit cursor appears in the node title.Type the new node name, then press ‘enter’ using the keyboard.<change-node-name.jpg>

  5. How to expand a node

    If the node displays a little “+” sign on its left, click on that “+” sign and the node will expand, displaying all of its child nodes. If the node does not have a little “+” sign on its left, the node does not contain any child nodes and can not be expanded.

  6. How to collapse a node

    If the node displays a little “–” sign on its left, click on that “–” sign and the node will be collapsed.

  7. How to move a node (so that it becomes a child of another node)

    Place your mouse cursor over the node you want to move. Press down the left mouse button down, selecting the node. While keeping the left mouse button pressed down, (press “Ctrl” to perform sibling move, press “Shift” to perform remote move). drag the mouse cursor to the destination node and release the left mouse button. (if remote move, The result is that the dragged node has beomce a ‘child node’ of the destination node) The above procedure is called ‘drag-and-drop’.

    Important: the node and all of it’s child nodes are moved to the new location.

The article part.

The article part can be found in the right half of the screen. In the article you can type texts, edit, cut, copy, paste, delete and select blocks of characters just in the same way as in any regular Word Processor or text editor.

As explained above, each node contains one article. When selecting a different tree node, a different article or document will appear in the right half of the screen. Any changes you made in the previous article are remembered and shown when you return to that article. You can return to the previous article by clicking on the previous tree node.

By clicking on the article with your left mouse button you ‘focus’ the article. When the article is ‘focused’ it accepts keyboard input, meaning that you can start typing in your text.

How to save your data

To save all the changes you made in the tree and the article, just click on the save button or click on the ‘file’ entry in the main menu, then click on ‘save’. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard and press ‘Alt’ and ’s' simultaneously.

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