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[resolved] How to - Edit content on existing pages (20 posts)

  1. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey all, I have been on it for a while now. I have wp installed on my server, my website is also running on there.
    I want to be able to edit static text without scrolling threw html. I followed every step there is on the subject, but still can's seem to be able to edit the content. I read the intergrate your website to wp, I tried making my pages templates, but can't see them in the dropbox. I still can't see the pages I want to see or edit the text I want to edit, I can only view the site and that's it. What am I missing/ doing wrong, Many thanks all!!

  2. the.green.timtam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can we have a link to your website?

    In the pages editor, click the Visual tab. This should allow you to edit without HTML.

  3. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey T.G.timtam, I'm still on local, so I can't link you to the site.. sorry, but I'll try the visual tab see where it get's me... thanx!!

  4. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey timtam, can't seem to find the visual tab, should it be inside the pages tab, or is it visible when I choose a page. In either case I can't find the visual tab. I've got nothing in my pages, only the example page.

  5. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's what I got, I've got all my files in the www folder and have WP installed. In my php files I want to be able to edit I've got the <?php usetheme: false/require blog-header.php. I can view my site, but how can I get those pages in WP and be able to edit these?

  6. Sam Demeda
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The Visual Tab is on the page editor itself. On the top right corner of the editing box where your content is there should be two little tabs saying "Visual" & "HTML". Click visual.

  7. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah I got them, mine sais Wysiwyg & HTML. When I click these I get the example page content, but if within pages I press view site It will go to my site. How can I fix this? How do I get a page I want to edit within pages? I've tried making them templates with the template name tag, but the dropbox wil not return them, I've tried the usetheme: false tag and the require blog-header.php, but now I'm stuck, I know not what to do :S

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    mine sais Wysiwyg & HTML.

    Um - no. The tabs are HTML and Visual in WordPress.

  9. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah it's WP alright, but I've got the dutch(NL) version, so everything has a different name. But never mind that, tomato's... It's wordpress I'm using, but don't know how to use it for my purposes...yet, with your help I'm confident I'll get there

  10. Sam Demeda
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, in that case.

    Click the WYSIWYG tab...

    What You See Is What You Get.

    i.e. Visual.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - you're missing the point. There is no tab labelled "WYSIWYG" in WP 3.4.2 - which suggests that the OP is using something else. We need to know what the "something" is.

  12. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Haha, yeah I'm seeing the hello world page content, visual and html... But when I click the view site button I got to my site, NOT the hello world page.. So I would like to see my wsite content, not the hello world content..

  13. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok.. I get that, so how do I go by doing that

  14. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well the What You See Is What You Get is not the main problem, it's working fine.. Let's say you have a website, with a static page home.. On that page you have text:blablabla. You install WP on your server. How do you get this page in your WP pages so you can edit the blablabla. Isn't there a tutorial for that or some kind of guide?

  15. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Or maybe even a plug in that simplifies the proces? I tried immport HTML, but that was not what I expected

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You cannot edit web pages created outside of WordPress within the WordPress editors.

  17. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aah ok, did not anticipate.. So I'm gonna have to start over buidling the website mainly copy paste, using wordpress so I can use WP to edit the text... I thought you could like sync them or something. I built a website using Dreamweaver and am almost done, I'm just finishing some forms, but I thought I would be able to connect the two and edit the static pages. I find it a little odd that editing external built pages is not possible. Why? IS there a CMS that CAN do that?

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Frankly, I don't think there's a CMS on the planet that can edit pages that have been created by something else.

  19. R_fernan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, thanks esmi, you just saved me a bunch of time, I should have looked in to that before I started programming. I'm gonna have to start building it in WordPress or think of some other way the content can be managed without having to scroll threw the html pages.

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad I could help - even if it was an answer you didn't really want. :-)

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