What you need to know about website setup
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- Each site page consists of gadgets that display custom content like text and pictures, or dynamic functionality such as menus, blogs, membership application forms, and login boxes.
- Templates form the foundation for individual site pages. Each site page derives its layout from a template, and inherits any gadgets that appear on the template.
- Each page can be based on a different template, and multiple pages can share the same template.
- Each page template is based on a particular master layout which defines the areas – called placeholders where content can be added.
- You can add layouts to divide content areas into sections consisting of columns and rows, with each layout cell acting as a container for one or more gadgets.
- Designing a page involving dropping gadgets into – or between – layouts, then customizing the gadget.
- You can also customize system pages – pages that perform routine functions, such as authentication and event registration.
- For each page on your site, you can control the type of users who can access it.
- When you delete a page or template, it is moved to the trash where it can be restored.
- You can view and restore previous versions of each page.
- The overall look and feel of your site depends on which website theme you choose.
- You can modify the colors and styles of common elements that appear throughout your site.
- For experienced website designers and developers, Wild Apricot provides additional tools for advanced customization and fine-tuning of your Wild Apricot website.