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Website Live Designer (Beta) now available for all Rotary Accounts!

Discussion in 'ClubRunner News & Announcements' started by Zach on Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Zach

    By:ZachSep 13, 2018
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    We’re happy to announce that the new Website Live Designer (Beta) is now available to all Rotary Customers!

    You asked for a more intuitive, fun and easy way to manage your website and that is just what we delivered. Watch your website come to life as you design your website right in preview mode!




    How to access the new designer
    The new Website Live Designer (beta) tab now shows after logging into the Members Area as shown below.

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    Why should I use the new Website Live Designer?

    You now have the significant advantage of being able to see and interact with your page visually. No longer do you have to open, save and publish each widget. Now, simply click into a widget, make your changes and that’s it. Best of all, you can now customize your website exactly the way you want it, without any guess work.

    The system will auto save any progress for you automatically, just like the Bulletin Live Designer!

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    Live responsive preview
    While you can easily see what the page looks like while designing, we’ve also enhanced the preview mode to switch between different devices as well. Preview your club’s website on a desktop, tablet, or phone. Simply clicking the icons at the top switches to the desired preview mode:

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    Edit any custom page
    You can also edit all of your custom pages with this new designer. Simply click on the Custom Page Library link under the New Website (Beta) tab and switch to the Grid View on the Page Library List.


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    Pre-designed Page Templates

    When creating new pages in ClubRunner you’ll now have access to a gallery of pre-made pages with content that is ready to go, which means you don’t ever have to start from scratch. Prefer creating your own design? That’s possible too!

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    Feedback

    As an Early Access participant, this is your chance to have your say. Share your feedback on what you like about this new designer and what could use improvement. Your suggestions will guide us in making improvements to this new module.


    Known limitations
    There are three known issues for the current release of the website live designer

    Issue 1: Only Next Gen Theme support
    If your club has not switched to a next gen theme you’ll be prompted with a page letting you know that you have to switch.

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    Issue 2: Multiple Widgets with the same name
    When you have the same Custom Widget (Page Specific or Global ) multiple times on the same page, you will be unable to edit the widget. To work around the issue, use the edit widget link as shown below:

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    Issue 3: Making changes to widgets requires a publish.

    When you edit a widget while in the live designer like a custom widget the changes to your widget will not show up until the page is published. Always make sure to publish the entire page to see your changes go live.

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  2. Richard Stephen

    By:Richard StephenFeb 25, 2019
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    Its generally good. However, you have removed the ability to edit in the old editor and this is giving me grief -
    a) Tables ! You cannot add and edit tables in a custom page. Please add this back ASAP.
    b) source - the html code. Please bring this back. I use this in a few places where its easier to get the result I want.
    Otherwise - please retain the option to edit in the old editor.
    thanks
    Richard, D9940.
     
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  3. Zach

    By:ZachFeb 25, 2019
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    The inability to get to the old editor is not intentional, and we're working to correct it.
    For both tables and html, you can do them however you do need to use custom widgets, the preformatted widgets do not have access to the source option at this time. Just make sure you use the full edit option which is the box with the arrow pointing out.
     
  4. Richard Stephen

    By:Richard StephenFeb 26, 2019
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    OK ! I guess the missing link was knowing to use the full edit option with the arrow.
    Thanks
     
  5. John Borst

    By:John BorstFeb 26, 2019
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    I have been using a mix of the old website designer and the new website designer and going back and forth between the two. For example, I have a 3 column widget on the home page that I edit right in the new website designer. That is new and really quick; I like it. I used it to collapse 8 widgets from the left column into one space. All but the "speakers" widget only have to be updated once a year or less. The idea was to not have a long scroll to find the information.

    The speaker menu button goes to the actual speakers widget and is updated by another person. In our club, the person responsible for getting the speakers is the president-elect.

    This month, I also added a full-width News widget from the new website designer below the Old Website designer 2 column template home page. I named it a blog instead of news. It is working well. The header for the blog is in a text widget, which does take pictures but also permitted me to place three links to what appear as menu items but really are story pages.

    Love the flexibility!
     
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