If you’re new to EverWeb you’ll probably find that it’s really easy to use and you’re creating web pages in next to no time. You may also find that there are times where you’re asking yourself those simple but maddening ‘how do I do…?’ type questions. Well here’s how, with our list of frequently asked EverWeb questions for those just starting out with the product…
- How do I rename my project name from NEW WEBSITE to something else?
You’ll see the name ‘NEW WEBSITE’ at the top of the list of pages you’ve created in the Web Page List in the left hand column of EverWeb. All you need to do is double click on the name ‘NEW WEBSITE and overtype it with the name you want. Press Enter when you’re finished. It’s the same as if you were renaming a page in your Project.
- How do I convert a web page in to a directory?
To change a web page in to a directory, right click on the page name in the Web Page List. You’ll see a popup menu. Choose the option ‘Convert To Directory’. You’ll notice that the page icon will change to a folder icon.
- Can I change my directory page back in to a normal web page?
Once you’ve converted a web page to a directory you can’t change it back. The best thing to do is create a new web page, select all objects in the directory page (using Cmd+A) then copy and paste the objects in to the new page that you just created. Once you’ve finsished, delete the directory page. Be careful when deleting the directory page in case you have pages inside it. If you delete the directory, the pages inside it get deleted too!
- I just deleted the page by mistake! Can I get it back?
Yes, just press Cmd+Z to undo your action as you would in most programs.
- I’ve made a web page but I now want to use it as a Master Page. How can I convert it?
To make a web page in to a Master Page drag the page name in the Web Page List from the grey section in to the blue section and then drop it there. This create a copy of the wen page as a Master Page.
- I can’t move anything into, or out of, the header or footer area of my page.
To move any object in to, or out of, the header or footer area, hold down the Command key whilst dragging the object.
- I’ve created a drop down menu using the Navigation Menu Widget, but I don’t want the top menu item to be selectable, just the drop down menu items themselves.
To do this, select the directory page in the Web Page List which acts as the top menu title. Then go to the Page Settings Tab in the Inspector Window. You’ll see an item ‘redirect to first child page’ at the bottom of the Page Details section. Tick this option then republish your website.
- I’m working on a laptop, how can I get more ‘real estate’?
You can use the vertical splitter on the right hand edge of the Web Page List to reduce it’s width, you can hide the Inspector Window on the right hand side using the Alt+Cmd+I keyboard shortcut or you can hide all of EverWeb’s user interface ‘furniture’ using Presentation Mode (Cmd+.) If using Presentation Mode you can add EverWeb’s sidebars back as you like via the Window Menu or just add the Inspector Window back in using the Alt+Cmd+I shortcut.
- How do I duplicate a website Project?
To duplicate an EverWeb Project first go to the Projects Window. That’s the first window that appears when you launch EverWeb that shows all the projects you’ve created. Click on the up/down arrows to the right of the project you want to duplicate. From the popup menu select Duplicate to make a copy.
- I’ve added a Navigation Menu Widget to my page. How do I change the order of the menu items?
The Navigation Menu Widget uses the order of the pages in the Web Page List. The top to bottom order in the Web Page List translate to a left to right order in your Navigation Menu. So, to change the order of your menu items just drag and drop the pages in the Web Page List to where you want them. The Navigation Menu widget will automatically update as you move pages up and down the Web Page List.
- How do I change the Navigation Menu’s default blue color and underlining?
The items in the Navigation Menu Widget are Hyperlinks to other pages in your project. So, to change the colors and underlines first select the Navigation Menu Widget on your web page. Next, go to the Hyperlinks Tab in the Inspector Window and change the colors and underlining in the Hyperlink Formatting section as you want them to be displayed.
- …and finally
EverWeb always has handy Youtube videos available throughout the product. Wherever you see a “?” inside a circle, you’ll find a video associated with the feature it’s next to!
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