EKTRON BASICS | Lesson 2




[Video coming in the future]


CONTENT EDITING BASICS (EDUCATION)
Welcome to Ektron content editing basics. In this video, you’ll learn how to:
  1. style text
  2. add hyperlinks
  3. add and link files


To edit your website’s content, navigate to its folder in Ektron. All moody.edu content is managed in the EDU > Content folder. In this example, we’ll be editing content for the Spokane section of moody.edu.


To edit a content block, click on the arrow next to the block title. In the dropdown, click the Edit button.


The content area looks and works much like a word processor, with a large text area and text editing toolbar above.


TOOLBAR
Common text styling options can be found in the toolbar, such as:
  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Underline
  • Indent
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • And heading styles


To apply these styles to your text, simply highlight the text and click the buttons in the toolbar.


The Library button allows you to add images, files, or link to other pages on your website. The Hyperlink Manager helps you link text to external websites or email addresses.


ADDING HYPERLINKS
To link text in your content to other content, first highlight the text you wish to link. For external websites, find the Hyperlink Manager in the toolbar. Add the URL and set the target to New Window. This allows the user to easily navigate back to the current page. To link the text to an email address, click the Email tab and fill out the address field.


LINKING TO FILES AND INTERNAL PAGES
To link to another page on your website, highlight the text and click the Library button in the toolbar. Change the dropdown in the Library window to Quicklinks. Use the folders on the left to find your desired page and double-click to add the hyperlink.


To link to files in your Library, follow the same steps. Click on the Library button, but set the dropdown to Files. Use the folders to find an existing file. All files for moody.edu are located in Website Assets > Files.

To add a new file first navigate to Website Assets > Files and the appropriate subfolder. Click on the ADD LIBRARY button in the window. Name your file and browse to its location on your computer. Click ADD LIBRARY to link your text to the new file.