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Adding Pages

From time to time, you might be assigned the task of creating pages. Step 1 is to actually create the page. In the admin panel, under the “Pages” tab you’ll find a link called “Add New”.  If you don’t have a “Pages” tab in your admin menu that’s because I’ve not given you proper permissions.  Contact me if you don’t have a Pages tab so that I can correct your permissions.  Click Add New and you’ll open a window very much like the page where you have added posts in the past.  Title your page and add copy/content exactly as  you have done with Posts before. On the right bar below the Publish button you’ll find “Page Attributes”.  Take care to select the right Parent page for the new page you are publishing.

In addition you may be asked to include a couple of “feeds”.  Feeds pipe content from other sites into the page you are building.  To add a feed, you start by clicking on the HTML tab.  This is found at the top right of the content entry panel beside the “Visual”.  In the Tool bar you’ll find a button called RSSImport.  That button will create some code that looks like this:

RSSImport display=”5″ feedurl=”http://feedurl.com/” before_desc=”<br />” displaydescriptions=”TRUE” after_desc=” ” html=”FALSE” truncatedescchar=”200″ truncatedescstring=” … ” truncatetitlechar=” ” truncatetitlestring=” … ” before_date=” <small>” date=”FALSE” after_date=”</small>” date_format=”” before_creator=” <small>” creator=”FALSE” after_creator=”</small>” start_items=”<ul>” end_items=”</ul>” start_item=”<li>” end_item=”</li>” target=”” rel=”” desc4title=”” charsetscan=”FALSE” debug=”FALSE” before_noitems=”<p>” noitems=”No items, feed is empty.” after_noitems=”</p>” before_error=”<p>” error=”Error: Feed has a error or is not valid” after_error=”</p>” paging=”FALSE” prev_paging_link=”&laquo; Previous” next_paging_link=”Next &raquo;” prev_paging_title=”more items” next_paging_title=”more items” use_simplepie=”FALSE”

There will be no bold in the code, but there will be text which I have bolded called “http://feedurl.com/”.  To insert a feed you’ll need to replace this URL with the URL of your feed.  Where do you find your feed URL?  First you’ll want the URL of a related category.  Go to Nesbitt Realty’s update page or otherwise search for an article which is in the category you wish to feature.  At the bottom of each article is text that reads “Posted in: ” followed by several links.  For example on this article about Bucknell, there are links to two categories: Bucknell Manor and Neighborhoods. Clicking on one of these categories you’ll find the URL to these categories, for example http://nesbittrealty.com/category/northern-va/fairfax-county/alexandria/new-alexandria/bucknell-manor/.  The RSS (also known as feed) for that category is http://nesbittrealty.com/category/northern-va/fairfax-county/alexandria/new-alexandria/bucknell-manor/rss/.

Replace the URL in the code so it looks like this:

RSSImport display=”5″ feedurl=”http://nesbittrealty.com/category/northern-va/fairfax-county/alexandria/new-alexandria/bucknell-manor/rss/” before_desc=”<br />” displaydescriptions=”TRUE” after_desc=” ” html=”FALSE” truncatedescchar=”200″ truncatedescstring=” … ” truncatetitlechar=” ” truncatetitlestring=” … ” before_date=” <small>” date=”FALSE” after_date=”</small>” date_format=”” before_creator=” <small>” creator=”FALSE” after_creator=”</small>” start_items=”<ul>” end_items=”</ul>” start_item=”<li>” end_item=”</li>” target=”” rel=”” desc4title=”” charsetscan=”FALSE” debug=”FALSE” before_noitems=”<p>” noitems=”No items, feed is empty.” after_noitems=”</p>” before_error=”<p>” error=”Error: Feed has a error or is not valid” after_error=”</p>” paging=”FALSE” prev_paging_link=”&laquo; Previous” next_paging_link=”Next &raquo;” prev_paging_title=”more items” next_paging_title=”more items” use_simplepie=”FALSE”

If you do you’ll get something that looks like this.
[RSSImport display=”5″ feedurl=”http://nesbittrealty.com/category/northern-va/fairfax-county/alexandria/new-alexandria/bucknell-manor/rss/” before_desc=”
” displaydescriptions=”TRUE” after_desc=” ” html=”FALSE” truncatedescchar=”200″ truncatedescstring=” … ” truncatetitlechar=” ” truncatetitlestring=” … ” before_date=” ” date=”FALSE” after_date=”” date_format=”” before_creator=” ” creator=”FALSE” after_creator=”” start_items=”

    ” end_items=”

” start_item=”

  • ” end_item=”
  • ” target=”” rel=”” desc4title=”” charsetscan=”FALSE” debug=”FALSE” before_noitems=”

    ” noitems=”No items, feed is empty.” after_noitems=”

    ” before_error=”

    ” error=”Error: Feed has a error or is not valid” after_error=”

    ” paging=”FALSE” prev_paging_link=”« Previous” next_paging_link=”Next »” prev_paging_title=”more items” next_paging_title=”more items” use_simplepie=”FALSE”]

    You’ll then use the same technique to add listings. I’ll describe that privately to you.

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