Chapter 4. Getting Your Site Started on the Right Foot

In This Chapter

  • Setting defaults for a particular Web site

  • Getting your users into roles

  • Adding and managing pages

  • Dropping content on a page

  • Managing Web site files

  • Making your site look good with skins and containers

This chapter explains how to configure basic Web site settings such as the name of your Web site, a description of its purpose, and key words for search engines. If you have host access, this chapter also explains how to set the disk space and billing period for an individual Web site.

Also in this chapter, we explain how to register and manage users, how to add and manage Web pages, how to begin adding content to your Web site, and how to add and manage Web site files such as documents, images, and movies. Finally, we wrap up this chapter by demonstrating how to change the design used on your Web site.

Setting Defaults for a Web Site

In Chapter 3, we cover various host settings that set the defaults for all new Web sites created by using this DNN installation. In this chapter, we cover many of the same settings; however, these are site settings rather than host settings. Site settings affect only a particular Web site and do not affect the default settings of any new Web sites you create.

Setting Site Details

The Site Details section enables you to enter a title and description of the Web site and key words that describe its purpose. Search engines use this information to index your Web site on the World Wide Web.

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