Sitebox is built in such a way that the end-user feels comfortable when using the user interface. This setup allows you to perform your tasks easily and efficiently.

On this page:


Overview of the user interface

Sitebox is built in such a way that the end-user feels comfortable when using the user interface. This setup allows you to perform your tasks easily and efficiently.  


The Sitebox user interface is made up of different parts that appear in almost every module. Here are the different parts explained:



  1. Access to various modules 
  2. Structure 
  3. Action bar
  4. Statuses
  5. Items/pages
  6. Summary of the item



Access to various modules

Sitebox has a number of modules that allow you to create your content. All modules work in the same intuitive manner as a result of the uniform user interface. Consequently, you become quickly familiar with the system. The image below shows you the different headers: Sitebox, Website, Media, Users, and Data including the folded out modules. 


Some of the headers might be missing when you open Sitebox. What modules you can use is dependant on your license. There is also the possibility that you do not currently have the right permissions for the missing module. If you expect this to be the case, contact your administrator to change your permissions. 


There are more headers than the modules shown above. Specifically the headers Gemeente en Intranet. These headers and their corresponding modules will not be discussed in this article. You can find more information on these headers in their corresponding articles. The articles pertaining to the Gemeente header are not available in English, as these are only available to websites for Dutch townships.




Sitebox

  • Dashboard: The dashboard shows information about; Statistics, Recently changed content, Scheduling, Keywords, Referencing sites, Mostly viewed pages. Some of this is only shown when you use Google Analytics. More information about this is available in the article: 'Getting Started: Dashboard'.
  • My profile: Your personal settings such as user name and password.



Website

  • Structure & pages: Create and manage your webpages.
  • Navigation: Create and manage your navigation.
  • Articles: Create and manage your articles. You can later place them on your webpage.
  • News: Create and manage your news articles. You can later place them on your webpage.
  • Blogs: Create and manage your blogs. You can later place them on your webpage.
  • Events: Create and manage your events. You can later place them on your webpage.
  • Notifications: Create and manage notifications that will automatically show up at the top of each webpage. This has to have been added to the styling of your website.
  • Feeds: Create easily accessible ways to get updates on news and events for your visitors.
  • Objects: Some features can only be created with code. By using objects you are able to use these features flexibly. Objects are always customizations.
  • Redirects: Create and manage shortened URL's or permanent redirects for moved webpages.


Media

  • Images: Upload images to your website of the following formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png en .gif.
  • Videos: Upload video's to your website of the following formats: wmv, asf, asx, wvx,ram,mov,qt, flv.
  • Downloadbles: Upload downloadable files to your website.


Gebruikers

  • Sitebox users: Create and manage user accounts for people needing to log into Sitebox.
  • Registered visitors: Create and manage user accounts for people needing to log into your website.


Data

  • Form data: View and download information about your webforms. These forms need to be specifically set



Structure

The structure works similarly to the explorer on your laptop or computer. It shows you a structure of folders where you can store all your items in a logical way. A good structure of folders makes it easier to find your content and helps to efficiently control your website.



Items or pages

The main area in Sitebox shows you the individual items that are stored within the folders shown in the structure. There are a maximum number of items that can be shown per page. The minimum items shown is 10, the maximum is 1000. You can change the maximum amount of items to be shown per page at the bottom of this section. This is also where you navigate to the next page if there are more items than are currently shown per page. 




Statuses

This section makes it easier to see the status of your items in one look. It shows whether or not the item is published if there's a schedule set up, and whether the accessibility is set.


Publication

The flag shows you the publication status of the item. It can be red, yellow or green.


 Published but changed.


 New and not published.


 Published and not changed.



Scheduling

The clock shows you whether a schedule has been set for the item. When you hover over the clock with your mouse, it shows you the exact scheduling.


 No planning has been set.


 A schedule has been set, but the item is inactive.


 A schedule has been set and the item is active.


schermafdruk van online item met planning voor offline


Accessibility

The key shows you whether there are accessibility constraints for the item. Should you want to learn what the constraints are, click 'More' on the right-hand side of the page and click  'Change accessibility'.


 There are no accessibility constraints.


 There are accessibility constraints.





The action bar

On the action bar, you will find several action buttons you can use to control your Websites, folders and items. On the left-hand side of the action bar, are the action buttons to control the structure area of Sitebox. On the right-hand side of the action bar, are the action buttons to control your items.


What specific action buttons are available on the right-hand side of the action bar, depends on the module. The more important action buttons are:


 Add folder.


 More: When clicking 'More' a drop-down menu will appear with more options.


read more about the available action buttons per module in the articles about the modules themselves.


The action buttons on the right-hand side of the action bar are more or less the same. They are:


 Search: When you click this action button, a search bar will appear:



 Add


 Edit


 Delete


 Publish


 SEO-report


 Share on social media (You can only choose this option if your social media has been linked in the modules 'Twitter' and/or 'Facebook') 


 More: When clicking 'More' a drop-down menu will appear with more options:


 Rollback: Version control; With this option, you can rollback to an earlier version.


 Change permissions: Change whether different user groups can view, add, edit, delete or publish content, or change permissions.


 Change scheduling: You can set when an item goes on or offline.


 Change accessibility: You can change the accessibility to this content; everyone, just registered visitors or only specific visitor groups.  


 Take offline


 Duplicate: Duplicate the selected item.


 Audit log: An overview of all edits to the item.



Summary of the item

When you select an item, a summary will appear at the bottom of the module. 


The general part of the summary is dependent on the module. You can read more about this in the articles about the modules themselves.


The properties part of the summary will inform you of:

  • The date and time of the creation
  • The date and time of the last edit
  • The date and time of publication
  • Who has made the changes


Top



Related articles: