RRCMS

Login

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  • PLEASE use Firefox
  • Go to www.redrocketcms.com
  • Login with the information found in the email from TEAM RED ROCKET

 

The Basics - An Overview

Site Map

  • Step 1: Write out your site map on paper. Think about the pages that you want to create and the navigation items that will link to those pages. Organizing now will save a lot of time.

Set up your pages

  • Step 2: Set up your pages in the backend tool. You will have 3 types of pages: an Info page, an Album page, and a Contact form Page that you can repeatedly use.

Set up your buttons

  • Step 3: Set up your buttons. Your buttons are your navigation that link to your pages. There are two types of buttons: Main navigation button and Sub navigation buttons. Sub navigation buttons will appear when you roll over Main navigation buttons.

Set the homepage

  • Step 4: Select your home page. The homepage is the first page that will appear when someone visits the website. Many times, this is a welcome page (info page) or a photo gallery of around 20.

Publish

  • Step 5: Publish the content live. When you publish the content live, it sends all of the content, pages, buttons, etc to your server making all of the recent edits live. Please remember, you may have to clear your Cache to see these changes immediately.

 

Make the pages

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Make and Info Page

  • Info pages (aka: splitview) is a page that has a title, one image, and text description. This page is generally to provide information such as: about, prices, company philosophy, etc.

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  • Click CREATE PAGES
  • Click CREATE A NEW PAGE
  • Select INFO PAGE
  • Add a TITLE (type in the text field)
  • Add an IMAGE: Click Upload New (images should be saved as webready jpgs
  • Add a Desciption (type in the text field)
  • Click SAVE (at the bottom of the page)

Make a photo album

  • The Photo Album page is commonly used to show a portfolio of images. First you will set up the Photo Album Page. During this setup, you will determine how such things as: what order images will display. Once you save this page and settings, you will be able to click on the page and add your images.

Set up the page

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  • Click CREATE PAGE
  • Click CREATE NEW PAGE
  • Select PHOTO ALBUM
  • Add a TITLE (type in the text field)
  • Do not add an image: you will do this later in a different location
  • If you add a description it will only be used for SEO
  • Click SAVE
  • HINT: On this page, you can setup the order that the images display (ie: numerically or alphabetically, etc)

Add Images

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  • Click on the Photo Album page you just created in the CONTENT PAGE LIST
  • Click the ADD PHOTOS button that appears above the list
  • Click RECOMMENDED (to upload one image at a time)
  • Click UPLOAD NEW under ADD AN IMAGE
  • Browse for your image and upload: You will notice the image appear when the loading is complete.
  • Click SAVE
  • HINT: You can zip upload your images. See ZIP/BULK upload images.

Make a contact page

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  • A contact page has a form that allows your client to contact you via email. This is also a great place to add information such as phone numbers or business hours (can be added in the description field).
  • Click CREATE PAGE
  • Click CREATE A PAGE
  • Select CONTACT FORM PAGE
  • Add a TITLE (Type in the text field)
  • Add your EMAIL address (Type in the text Field)
  • Add a DESCRIPTION is a good place for phone numbers, hours of opperation, mailing address, etc
  • Click SAVE

Make a Navigation Button

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  • There are two types of navigation buttons. The navigation buttons will be the link to the pages that you have created.
  • 1. Main navigation buttons: A Main navigation button is the button that appears in the main navigation area (about, portfolio, contact, etc)
  • 2. Sub navigation buttons: The Sub navigation buttons appear when you roll over a main navigation button. They allow you to organize different pages under the main navigation. For example: If PORTFOLIO is a main navigation item, you may have sub navigation buttons that link to different pages with different photo albums like: children, weddings, landscapes, dogs, etc.

Make a navigation button

  • Click CREATE BUTTON
  • Click CREATE A NEW NAV BUTTON
  • Enter the button name under BUTTON TEXT (ie: about, portfolio, contact)
  • Click LINK TO A PAGE under Button Link
  • Find the page you would like to link the button to and click on it
  • Click SAVE
  • HINT: you can change the ordering of the buttons by assigning a number in the CHANGE THE BUTTON ORDER area. (ZERO is to the left, INFINITY is to the right)

 

Set your Home Page

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  • Click on SITE SETUP
  • Click HOMEPAGE AND SEO SETUP
  • Find HOMEPAGE: Use the dropdown to find the page (that you have already created) that you would like to set as your homepage.
  • Click SAVE
  • HINT: While you are in here, you can set up all of your SEO settings such as keywords, footer text, META tags, etc.

 

ZIP & upload images

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  • Zipping the images and uploading them will be much quicker than uploading one image at a time to an album page. Here is how you do it.

First you need zip software like winzip or for the MAC you can also use http://www.yellowmug.com/yemuzip/

PART ONE: upload the zip folder to the library

  • Crop all your images and save them web ready into folders.
  • Zip the folders together with the zip software (you must zip at least 2 folders together both with images in them for this to work).
  • Click on the MANAGE LIBRARY under TOOLS
  • Click CREATE LIBRARY ITEM
  • Click UPLOAD NEW FILE: search for your zip file and click on it. The grey loading bar should start to move to the right.
  • Under ZIP FILE OPTIONS: uncheck “keep zip in library” and check “auto extract achieve”.
  • Click SAVE
  • Note: You will now see your folder in the list on the left. If a MAC OS folder was created, you can delete it.

PART TWO: Add the images to the photo album

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  • Click CREATE PAGE
  • Click on the Photo Album page that you want to add the images to
  • Click ADD IMAGES
  • Click ADVANCED
  • Click on the folder with the images that you want from the list
  • Click SAVE
  • Note: You should now see the images under the Album page (click the plus symbol to expand them).

 

Publish the content live

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  • Publishing will make all of the edits (pages, content, buttons, etc) live to your website. There are two main types of publishing.

Full Publish

  • A full publish publishes everything to the website. This is great for when you make a lot of saved changes and want to publish everything at once. This is also necessary if you make changes to the navigation or SEO setup.

Save & Publish

  • Save and publish is located next to the save button at the bottom of every page that you edit. This is usefull when you make a quick change like: fix a spelling error or change an image.
  • Please remember: you may have to clear your Cache to see the changes immediately on your website.

How to Full Publish

  • Click PUBLISH SITE under PUBLISH
  • Select FULL PUBLISH
  • Click PUBLISH SITE NOW

HINT: A window will pop up to indicate the process of the publishing.

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