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Category:Go Airport Shuttle

How to Edit Content of Your Provider Page on the GO Website

**Note: These instructions updated September 2010 following upgrades to Website Content Management System.  The steps below may be slightly different than those followed previously! **

Members of the GO Airport Shuttle organization will have information about their company displayed on the GO Airport Shuttle website  (www.goairportshuttle.com).  This information is intended to provide booking passengers with a brief overview of the products, services and local geography covered by your company.  The content of this page may be directly edited and revised by you and your staff, if desired.  A familiarity with HTML is useful but not required.  Many html editing tools exist and may be used to revise the site content (e.g.  Dreamweaver, Sea Monkey (free, open-source), etc.).

The desire and intent of The GO Group is to keep the formatting, layout and design of the provider information pages fairly consistent.  Therefore, content is subject to revision and formatting requests by the management and officers of The GO Group.

Updating your site is a 4 step process:

  1. Obtain site account credentials
  2. Login to the GO website content management system
  3. Insert your revised page content
    • Images
  4. Update and save changes

1) Obtain site account credentials

You will need to contact Hudson TechSupport for your login credentials. This is most easily done by sending an email to:  support@hudsonltd.com.

2) Login to the GO content management system

Once you have been provided with your account credentials, you can login to your site by visiting the login page:   http://goairportshuttle.com/sys_underscore/

**The following steps  are recommended for your first login session only**

Once logged in, to change your password:
On the right side of the page is a link for: Control Panel
Under the Personal Setting header, locate: Username and Password
Enter your new password in the fields provided
Enter you "old" (current) password in the field provided
Select the "Update" button.

You may continue working on your page content.  If you logout of the site, you can log back in again using your new password.

3) Revising your provider page content.

Select the Content Button from the main menu
Select Edit from the displayed list of options
Select your client page by clicking the text under the TITLE column heading (should be only one displayed)
Displayed Tabs:

  • Publish: Content editing
  • Date: Set page creation and expiration dates
  • Pings (not currently being used)
  • Pages: (do not edit)
  • Revisions: (if enabled) allows rolling back to previous version
  • Options: Set author name and status (open / closed)
  • Categories
   

Select the Publish tab. This is where you will revise your page content.
The fields displayed on this page are:

  • Title:  Name of the company / provider
  • URL Title: Should not be adjusted
  • SiteID: (Please) Do Not Change !
  • SEO Description: (Search Engine Optimization Description - not required)
  • SEO Keywords: (Search Engine Optimization Keywords - not required)
  • Page Content:  This is where you will insert the information to be displayed on your provider page. See instructions below…
 
You will need some kind of HTML editing application / tool in order to make changes.  The easiest way to update the page is to copy the content out of the GO site and then work with it locally on your own system (including saving a backup copy of your original layout and design).  Once you have the edits made in your local editor, you can simply copy the HTML formatted text from your editing tool and then paste it into the area labeled  "Page Content".

Not sure what to use as an editor?  A very basic and easy tool is called SeaMonkey. It may be downloaded for free from: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/.  When launched, there are 4 "tabs" across the bottom. You will do all your text creation and formatting on the "Normal" tab (viewed at the bottom of the page). When finished, select the "<HTML> Source" tab(again at the bottom).  Copy all the code on this tab and paste it into the Page Content section of the web site editing page.

NOTE: If you already have information on your provider page and you want to start with this information as a foundation and then build upon it, you can copy all the code FROM the Page Content section of the web site editing page and paste it into SeaMonkey. If you do this, make sure you first select the "<HTML> Source" Tab at the bottom of the SeaMonkey page and paste the code here. You can then see and work with the normal text by selecting the Normal Tab. When finished with the edits, return to the "<HTML> Source" tab at the bottom, copy everything displayed on this page and then paste it back into the Page Content section of the web site editing page. 

If you are just creating a page, and would like a template to start with, consider taking the sample HTML below, and revising so as to include your company information, website, services, etc.  You should leave the formatting tags in place. HTML formatting tags are contained inside < > brackets.

Sample HTML:

<h1>The Hudson Group - Boston MA</h1>
    <a href="http://www.thehudsongroup.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.thehudsongroup.com</a>
   
    <h4>Corporate Address:</h4>
    <p>
        360 Merrimack Street<BR>Building #9 - 2nd Floor<BR>Lawrence, MA 01843
    </p>

    <h4>Services Offered:</h4>
    <p>
        Building reservation, dispatching, ticketing, vehicle tracking and communication systems for ground transportation leaders around the world!
    </p>
   
    <h4>Areas Serviced:</h4>
    <ul>
        <li>Metro Boston</li>
                    <li>Boston Logan Airport (BOS)</li>
                    <li>Downtown Boston</li>
                    <li>Manchester NH Airport (MHT)</li>
                    <li>
     </ul>


3a) Images 

You may (want to) upload graphics or images to your provider page. These images could show clients how to identify your vehicles, or what the pickup location point / stand looks like at the airport.   Follow these steps to upload and include images on your page.

Beneath the Page Content field on the Publish tab is a small icon that resembles a video monitor (located to the left of the  ABC spell check icon) Click the icon of the monitor to start the upload process.

A new File Manager dialog window will open.  At the top,  Adjacent to the Upload File field you should click the button labeled "Browse."  An additional window will open, allowing you to browse the contents of your computer / local network. Navigate to the directory and folder where your image is located and then click Choose or OK

(NOTE: it is suggested that you include your company name in your images;
e.g.  hudson_vanlogo.jpg, etc. Whereas all client images are stored in a common, shared directory, this prevents the possibility of
multiple companies trying to upload image files with the same name and will aid in locating your uploaded images.)

You are returned to the Expression Engine File Manager Upload dialog box, and the image name is now displayed next to the Choose File button.  The destination directory should be changed to "Main Upload Directory."  Click the Upload button  to upload the image.

The File Manager  Upload File window returns. Next to the Upload File Header are two options: "Resize Image." or " Return to Publish."  If you wish to make the image smaller, or appear as a "thumbnail" you should select the button labeled "Resize Image."  If you do select this button, you will then have the ability to set the Width and Height of the image in either Pixels or as a Percent of its original size.  If you leave the "Constrain Properties" checked,  Expression Engine will maintain the original width to height ratio of the image - meaning you only need to adjust one of the size parameters and the application will automatically set the other so that the image is not ‘distorted.’  Removing this check mark would allow you to make the image tall and narrow, or short and wide, if desired.  If you aren’t sure how large your image will be, you can use a pixel conversion tool that will allow you to see the size in inches, and preview the image (  http://auctionrepair.com/pixels.html ).  You may also opt to either create a new separate adjusted copy of your originally uploaded image, or to save the changes to the original image itself.  Clicking "Resize Image" button will complete the process.

Select Your Placement Options
  • File Type - Set to "Embedded in Entry" (default)
  • Image Location - determines where on your provider page template the image "link" will be inserted.  Set the drop list location to "Page Content."
  • Click the button labeled: Place Image and Close Window

An HTML Link to your image will now be inserted at the very bottom of your Page Content field.  The link will look similar to this (where the name of the example image is "Flag_thumb.jpg"):

<img src="{filedir_1}Flag_thumb.jpg" style="border: 0;" alt="image" width="250" height="264" />
NOTE:  If you clicked the Image upload icon that is under a different field on the Publish page (ex:  SEO Keywords, Site ID or other) the image link string will appear in that field and will need to be moved, following the next step below….

The last step is to CUT and PASTE this image to the exact place in your Page Content layout so that it appears on the page where desired.  If inserted exactly as-is, the image will be left justified. If you wish to center the image, add <center>  before the link, and then </center>  immediately after the link, so it looks like this:
<center><img src="{filedir_1}Flag_thumb.jpg" style="border: 0;" alt="image" width="250" height="264" /></center>

If you wish the image to appear right justified, insert the HTML Tags shown below, on either side of the link:
<div style="text-align: right;"><img src="{filedir_1}Flag_thumb.jpg" style="border: 0;" alt="image" width="250" height="264" /></div>



From the main / first File Manager  Upload File  dialog window, you can click "Main Upload Directory", to see what images have been uploaded. Again, including your company name in all uploaded images will make locating your images much quicker.  Once your image has been located, you may click to highlight it.  You will then be asked for "Alternative Text". This is a small amount of text that appears on the displayed web page, next to the mouse, when a person is viewing your provider details page.  Enter generic information, such as Company Logo, or similar, and click OK.

You are then returned to the Publish Tab for your provider details page.
 An HTML Link to your image will now be inserted at the very bottom of
your Page Content field.  The link will appear as described in the preceding descriptions.


NB:  Currently only image file extensions are currently supported for upload:  jpg, gif, tif, bmp, etc.

 

A note about content:

As of this moment,  GO does not have any specified templates or content
guidelines, but this will be forthcoming. The goal is to maintain a
consistent look and feel across all provider pages and the GO website
in general. Please keep this in mind as you edit the content on your
page.

4) Update and Save Changes

Once you are finished editing your content and have inserted into the Page Content field, there are 2 buttons at thebottom of the page to select from:
  1. Save Revision: saves the updates and changes to the revision history. 
  2. Submit: uploads and makes the changed page "live" on the Go Web site.

After saving / uploading your changes, it is recommended that you go to the GO Airport Shuttle website and review your provider page to ensure content and layout is as you wish it to be. You can return to the content management system to make further refinements and revisions if needed.

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