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Marquee Theme: Media Homepage Template

 

eChalk's new publishing tools will allow you to customize your school or district homepages and public subpages to create a unique presence on the Web. With so many layout options and ways to organize your site's content, the possibilities are endless.

 

To help you get started, here is a sample layout that your school or district can create for your own site using the Marquee Theme. To learn more about the Marquee Theme, click here. The sample layout below incorporates media like a photo gallery, a video clip, and social media feeds, along with events, a "Quick Links" area, announcement feed and a Principal's message.

 

You can customize and change any parts of this layout to showcase information that's important to your school or district! 

marquee theme media.jpg

 

 

If you have not configured the Site Information, Navigation and Header/Footer Link Lists, you can view instructions linked to below:

  • Site Info: To update the site title, school colors and logo, view instructions here.
  • Navigation: To create pages and create navigation links, view instructions here.
  • Header Link List: To add a header link list that displays icons linking to your school's social media pages, view instructions here.
  • Footer Link List: To add a footer link list that displays icons linking to your school's other published pages, resources, social media pages, and web links, view instructions here.
  • Google Translator: To add the Google Translator, view instructions here.

    Below are the block titles and content types featured on this sample layout. To learn more about what types of content can be added to a Page click here.

 

Block Title

Content Type

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS Text Block

QUICK LINKS

Link List Block
SVSD THANKS OUR TEACHERS Video Block

UPCOMING EVENTS

Events Block

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER BLOCK

Social Block

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK GALLERY

Image Block
PRINCIPAL'S CORNER Text Block
SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FACEBOOK FEED Social Block

Where To Go

To create this layout for your new Homepage, you will log in to your site and click on the site tile.  From there go to Manage Web Site Pages.

 

What To Do

  1. Click on the green + button, enter a page title i.e. Home and click Create.
  2. Click Edit to begin building your page.
  3. The URL will display for your new page. Click the pencil icon to change the page name or customize the URL. 
  4. Click Add New Row.
  5. Select the 25% 50% 25% row layout and click Choose.
  6. Click Add Content in the left 25% block and select Link List from the menu. View instructions here to add a Link List block.
  7. Click Add Content in the 50% block and select Feed from the menu. View instructions here to add a Feed block.
  8. Click Add Content in the last 25% block and select Events from the menu. View instructions here to add an Events block.
  9. Click Add New Row.
  10. Select the 50% 50% row layout and click Choose
  11. Click Add Content in the left 50% block and select Text from the menu. View instructions here to add a Text block.
  12. Click Add Content in the right 50% block and select Image from the menu. View instructions here on adding an Image block.
  13. Select the 25% 50% 25% row layout and click Choose.
  14. Click Add Content in the left 25% block and select Social from the menu. View instructions here to add a Social Media block.
  15. Click Add Content in the 50% block and select Video from the menu. View instructions here to add a Video block.
  16. Click Add Content in the last 25% block and select Social from the menu. View instructions here to add a Social Media block.
  17. Click Done Editing to save the changes to your page.
  18. Click Preview to preview your page and/or click Publish to publish your page to the web.
  19. Click on Pages from the left menu and check the box next to the homepage you've just created.
  20. Click on the Make Landing Page button and the new homepage you've just created will display when visitors view your site.

 

Questions? Contact your site administrator or eChalk Support at support@echalk.com.
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09:45, 8 Mar 2016

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