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How To Set A Social Share Image for a Page

How To Set A Social Share Image for a Page

Posted By Alesha Wireman
May 01, 2020 Category: Learning, Modules, How To

One of the newest features found within your Virteom powered website is the ability for you to add a social share image to any and every site page. This means that when any page of your website is shared on a social media platform, the image that accompanies the post is one that you choose. Social share images play a large role in the number of engagements your posts or others' posts linking to your website receive. It can impact a viewer's decision to click the post, view the page to find out more, and can ultimately result in new business for you.   This new feature is important for several reasons. You now have the ability to control the social share image for every page of your website to ensure that it's the best reflection of your company and the content overall. You can set the image so that it follows your brand guidelines and captures your audience's attention, making them want to visit the website page every time! Updating the social share image is the simplest way to guarantee that your website, blog posts, and site pages present beautifully on any social media platform across the board. How to set a social share image Login To Your Site To make edits to your website, you'll need to log-in first:  Login to the back-end of your website by visiting (your URL.com)/virteom Enter your username Enter your password Click 'Login' Navigate to the Page you're Setting A Social

How to Create Private Pages with Virteom

How to Create Private Pages with Virteom

Posted By Olivia Justice
August 21, 2019 Category: How To

Websites make it easy to get your business information out to the online community, but after building websites for 20+ years, we've learned that sometimes you don't want every page on your website accessible to the general public. Which is why RocketSites offers the ability to create private pages that are only accessible to a designated person/company. Why would you want to use private webpages? Private webpages are used for a number of reasons. Our clients have used private pages for promotions in email campaigns, as a document center, for quote calculators, you name it. Private pages really come in handy! Private pages also allow you to essentially have a draft of the webpage you're creating without it being accessible to the general public. Whatever the use case, Virteom Rocketsites makes it easy to mark a page as 'private' and set permissions for the users you want to have access. In this how-to guide, we'll explain how to create a new page, mark it as private, create a new member, and give access to the user.  Keep reading to learn how to mark pages as private in RocketSites. LOG-IN TO VIRTEOM CMS The first step in adding a new private page to your Virteom powered website is to log-in. Visit your website domain /virteom (Ex: https://yourdomain.com/virteom). Once you hit the log-in page, you'll need to enter your username and password. NAVIGATE TO SITE PAGES Now that you're logged in to the CMS

How to Whitelist Emails

How to Whitelist Emails

Posted By Hayley Burke
July 08, 2019 Category: How To

Don't you hate it when you are waiting on an email from someone, and it never seems to come through, then days later you realize it was in your junk or spam folder the whole time? This is a common occurrence, especially these days with all of the unnecessary spam we get. That why you should whitelist email addresses that you know are from senders who have valuable information for you or contacts that you use frequently!   What Does it Mean to Whitelist an Email? Whitelisting an email address is essentially just a list of approved senders so that you don't lose anything important to the junk folder. This practice is best for people who are signed up for any email subscriptions.  How to Whitelist Emails: Whitelisting is an easy one-time process that allows you to never miss an email again. Though the process varies slightly based on the email platform, you use. Below are instructions on how to whitelist emails across the major email systems. Android Mail AOL Mail Apple Mail (OS X and iOS devices) Gmail (web and mobile) Outlook.com Outlook 20XX Windows Live Desktop Yahoo! Mail Android Mail: If you are using an android device, open an email from the sender you wish to whitelist, click their icon/picture, and then click "Add to Contacts." AOL Mail: If you use AOL, you will go to a message from the sender, in the preview you can highlight the sender's email address and a drop-down menu will appear. You then select

How to Edit Your Website Footer

How to Edit Your Website Footer

Posted By Olivia Justice
May 07, 2019 Category: Modules, Learning, How To

The purpose of a website footer is to help visitors by adding information and navigation options at the bottom of the webpage. More often than not, the footer of your website doesn't change, and it really shouldn't...like ever, because it's giving end-users links to service pages and contact information. But in the case you get a new phone number or address, the need to change your footer comes all the more important because again, this information appears on every single page of your website. You don't want the wrong contact information everywhere!  So , what do you do if you need to update the footer on your RocketSite? Have no fear! With RocketSites, it's really easy to go in and make edits to the footer of your website all on your own.  Follow along this how-to guide to learn how to update the footer of your website in RocketSites. how to edit the footer on rocketsites Login To Your Site To make edits to your website's, you'll need to log-in first:  Login to the back-end of your website by visiting (your URL.com)/virteom Enter your username Enter your password Click 'Login'   Navigate to the footer module Once you're logged-in:  Click on 'Dashboard' from the top gray menu After clicking 'Dashboard' you should see a new set of menu items. Click on 'Modules' from the left sidebar menu Select 'Footer' from your list of modules  Please note: every site

Modifying Site Navigation

Modifying Site Navigation

Posted By Olivia Justice
January 28, 2019 Category: How To, Navigation, Menus

Want to change the order in which your navigation items appear? Want to remove or add a menu item? No worries, this is all possible within Virteom CMS. Rearranging menu items in virteom cms To start rearranging the order, your menu-items appear login to the back-end of your website.  Login to the back-end of your website by visiting (yourdomain.com)/virteom Enter Email Enter Password Click 'Login' Once you log in, click on 'Site Pages' or 'Navigation' from the menu. Once you arrive at your Navigation, you'll notice the pages of your website have a distinct hierarchy. The pages on your site show in a "tree" layout - meaning the topmost item is the main menu item, and the pages that appear below it (indented) are "children" of the menu items. This, in turn, is used to determine how the navigation on your website will appear. For example, if you have a menu on your website that looks like this: the corresponding navigation in Virteom would look like this: In this example, "Services" is a "parent" menu item of several "child" pages – "Cross Contamination Program", "Carpet Cleaning", "Floor Cleaning", "Window Cleaning", "Day Matron Service", "Construction Cleanup", "Green Cleaning" and "Wholesale Supplies." "Cross Contamination Program" appears first in the drop-down menu because it's the first child p

How do I change my password?

How do I change my password

Posted By Olivia Justice
July 17, 2018 Category: How To

If you need to change your password in Virteom CMS (or Rocketsites 1.0) follow the directions outlined below: Log-in with your current credentials Visit your website/virteom to log-in to the back-end of your website and enter your current credentials: Navigate to Member Management After you log-in: Rocket Sites 1.0 -- Choose 'Dashboard' from the top navigation Virteom CMS -- Choose 'Manager' from the top navigation From the left-hand menu Choose 'Members' Find Your Name / Account Once you are on the members page, search for your name (or locate it on the page) and click 'Edit' Change your Password Now that you are on your member page: 1. Update your password by typing a new password in the Password box 2. Click 'Save' Your Password is now updated! If you need any further assistance, please send a request in to our help

Improving your SEO in Virteom CMS

Improving your SEO in Virteom CMS

Posted By Olivia Justice
September 29, 2017 Category: Search Engine Optimization, How To, Learning

SEO in Virteom CMS Search engine optimization (SEO) is an important piece to your website. Generating traffic from organic searches to your website is a key part of your online business. The time and effort you put towards your websites SEO can mean all the difference. That's why adding things like browser titles, meta descriptions and meta tags for every page on your site is important. Adding these behind the scenes SEO tactics, you can improve your search appearance. In Virteom CMS, we make it easy to add things like meta description, meta tags and browser titles in. Follow along with this how to learn how to add this SEO information on all the pages of your website. First things first, you'll need to log-in to the back end of your website. Once you have logged in, you should see a black navigation bar at the top of your screen. Click on 'Navigation' from the black taskbar at the top of your screen Click on the 'Edit' icon that is next to the page name you'd like to add SEO information to Adding a Browser title in Once you navigate to the page you'd like to edit the browser title, meta description or meta keywords for - you'll need to go in edit mode. 1. In the top taskbar, click on 'Editor' As you can see (below), in the tab on my browser it is displaying the website's URL instead of saying the name of the page "Website Design | Virteom" To edit your browser title: 2. Click on the black sid

How to Resize Images for Responsive

How to Resize Images for Responsive

Posted By Olivia Justice
March 24, 2017 Category: How To, Image Resize

Is your website powered by Virteom CMS? Do your images look good on your laptop but not on your 4k monitor? Are your pictures a good size on desktop but become oversized or deformed on a mobile device? More than likely you’re using pixels to set the dimensions of your photos, but is that the best way? This article will explain how you should be sizing the images on your Virteom powered website so that they look good across all devices. As you make edits and additions to the pages of your website you find yourself adding images to support your content. Typically, the size of your image is too large for your page and with the popup picture below you set dimensions of your image using pixels: Setting your images dimensions using pixels is what makes your image stretch on your cell phone or from one screen to another. You don’t want to use pixels to set the dimensions of your images. For example: Here we have a picture of a tablet: Once we add it into the image uploader we see the width and height of this image is 1000px by 667px. If we kept it that size, it would be very large on the page and it would take up a lot of space. If it was viewed on a mobile device, it would appear stretched out and require you to scroll left and right. Take a look:   Your first instincts may be to resize the image using the width and height that are in the image properties. If we resize the image to 600px by 400px and preview the page you’ll see in the browser it loo

How to Add, Edit and Delete Info Boxes

How to Add, Edit and Delete Info Boxes

Posted By Olivia Justice
February 09, 2017 Category: How To, Info Boxes, Modules

How to add, edit and delete Info Boxes Does your Virteom powered website use info boxes to display information about your services? Are you stuck trying to use the editor but confused why you can't change the content within the box? Well, wonder no more. This follow along article explains how you can change the photo, text, button and link that is within these infoboxes. Log-in to your Virteom Powered website Obviously enough, you need to be logged in to edit the infoboxes. So, go to yourwebsite.com/virteom. Once you're logged in, access the Manager Now that you're logged in, you'll be greeted by your homepage. In top black Navigation click on Manager Accessing Modules from the Website Tools In the left hand panel Website Tools you'll see a item listed as Modules. Click on it. On the left you should see a dropdown of all the modules (or commonly known as plugins) that are installed on your website. They also display on the right hand side. 1. From the menu select Info Boxes. Here you'll see your inventory of Info Boxes that you have on your site. Allowing you to add, edit and delete info boxes on your Virteom powered website. 2. To add a new Info Box click "Add New" at the top of the page Adding a New Info Box Everything about adding a New Info Box is pretty self explanitory. Once you get to this page you'll need to fill in the following information: 1. Title: This is 2. Rich Text Editor: this area

How to Edit a Blog Post After It Has Been Published

How to Edit a Blog Post After It Has Been Published

Posted By Olivia Justice
February 02, 2017 Category: How To, Blogs

How To Edit a Blog Post after it Has Been Published Have you published a blog article on your Virteom powered website, but you've noticed you spelled something wrong or something needs tweaking? Or maybe you want to go back a few months later and make a revision to add some updated information. Well, don't fret - this how to article will explain exactly how to edit your blog post after you've hit publish in the Virteom CMS. Sign-in to your website Go to www.yourwebsite.com/virteom and sign in using your login credentials.   Access your Navigation Once you've logged into the back-end editor of your website, click on 'Navigation'.   Find the Blog Article you want to edit Now that you're in your navigation, you should see all the pages on your website. Look for the title of the blog that you want to edit - or if you've organized it as such, scroll down to the section of your navigation entitled 'Blog' and look through the titles to find the article that needs edited. Click on the 'Edit' button next to the title of the blog you want to Edit.   Edit the Article If for some reason you're not already in the editor click on 'Editor' from the top black navigation. Once you're in the editor, you can edit the text on the page for your published blog article. Just type in on the page as you did when you created the page.   Save your Changes Once you

How to Change Your Page Titles

How to Change Your Page Titles

Posted By Alana Haws
March 09, 2016 Category: How To, Modules

So you really want to update the name of your page. It's the H1 on the page and it also is in your menu navigation at the top of your site. Well, how the heck are you supposed to achieve that? Do you need to change it in two places? Well, let us show you. It's actually quite easy! Navigate to the page whose title you'd like to update: As an example, this page is named - "Lawn Problem Solver" Virteom CMS: Click on "Editor"   edit the page title For Virteom cms: (black toolbar) Pull out the left menu area Click on the little black/white tab thing on the left    for rocketsites (gray toolbar): Click on 'Page Settings' that appears in your main editor toolbar: Virteom cms: (black toolbar) Click "Page Information" rocketsites (gray toolbar) click on 'page info' Here are your titles to edit Navigation Title is the title of the navigation  - this is what will show up on your menu at the top [where Learn is now, if you're on this page, for instance] This is what appears as the title on your page - which may be styled to output in a banner.  For example: The Browser Title is the title of the H1 title and the Icon at the top next to the favicon.  And they don't have to be the same [ see below...this customer has two different titles, fancy!] See how this looks virteom cms: (black toolbar) Click "SAVE" underneath Page Layout It is