Adding options

Options are anything that you can choose to add into the pages on your site — for example, there are options to add in text or images, or to split a section of the page into multiple columns. Options consist of components, which are the individual editable items on your site.

Most options consist of a single component — for example, the Text option creates a text component — but some options consist of multiple components — for example, the Contact form option creates a form component containing several field components. For information about the individual components, see the Components section of the navigation at the top of this page.

Option bars

Above each option is an option bar, as shown in figure 1, consisting of the name of the option in the middle, an add button on the left, and a delete button on the right.

Figure 1. an option bar above a text option

At the bottom of each content area or column is an option bar with the name of the content area or column, and without the delete button, as shown in figure 2.

Figure 2. an option bar at the base of a column

When option bars occur in a shared area (an area that looks the same on every page, such as a footer), they have a purple colour, as shown in figure 3

Figure 3. a shared option bar at the base of column

Adding options

To add an option, click on the add button on the bar where you want the option to be added. The option window, as shown in figure 4, will be displayed.

Figure 4. the option window

Options are grouped into seven tabs: Text and images, Structure, Contact, Multimedia, Social, Shop, and Columns. If you have paid for additional development work on your site there may also be an Extras tab with additional options. Each option has an icon, a name, and a short description. Sometimes an option will not be available — for example, if it is too wide for the column — in which case it will be shown in grey, with a note explaining why it is not available.

Click on an option to add it into the page. Click Cancel to return to the page without adding an option.