Step 1 - Click "Pages"

After you have created a Web page, you can begin adding content. Start by clicking the "Pages" link, located in the top menu of your Digital Bell Dashboard.


Then, from your list of pages, click the Edit button (pencil icon) to the left of the page you wish to edit. 


The list below contains a short description of each Content Element, as well as links to in-depth articles.

Pages Link

Edit Button

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Step 2 - Content Elements

The Content Elements are located in the right margin of the page editor.

Clicking on one of the Content Elements will insert a Content Group, containing the respective element, into the body of your page.

  • Text BlocksThis option will add a Text Block to the page. You can then edit the Text Bock and add text, as well as with images, if so desired.

  • Links - Add a preformatted list of hyperlinks to your page.

  • FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions sections are added and managed with this element. This format shows a list of questions at the top, with anchor links leading to the answers.

  • Audio - This feature is not currently supported by The Digital Bell.

  • Forms - Add an existing form, that has been stored in your Warehouse. View Create a Form for more information.

  • Photo Gallery - Add one or more images to the page, within a "Photo Gallery" style slide show.

  • Videos - This feature is not currently supported by The Digital Bell, however you can use YouTube to embed a video within a Text Block, Post, or FAQ.

  • Files - Add a list of downloadable files (.pdf, .doc, etc.) to your page.

  • Post Types - Add a Post Type Group to your page. A Post Type Group allows you to select a Post Type (ex. School News or a class calendar), and display its respective Posts on your page. 

    For more information on creating Posts and Post Types, see Posts.

  • Page Types -  This element creates a Page Browser that functions similarly to a Post Browser. Adding a Page Browser is a useful way to display a list of separate pages, such as when creating a directory page that contains the Profile pages for teachers or administrators.

  • Developer Actions - This element is used by developers to add custom functions to a page. If you would like to add a customized, nonstandard function to your page, contact support@gslsolutions.com.
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Step 3 - Add Your Content

After you have selected a Content Element, a Content Group will appear on your page. The image below provides an example of the Content Group that appears when selecting the "Text Block" element. 

Many Content Groups include buttons for both adding new content, or selecting an existing Content Element from your Warehouse. For information on using your Warehouse to add existing Content Elements to your page, see the Warehouse Tutorials.

To learn more about the available options for creating and editing your content, see Use the WYSIWYG Toolbar

Adding a text block

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Step 4 - Positioning your Content

When adding a new a Content Group, it will appear at the bottom of your page by default. Your Content Groups can be repositioned by clicking the white "arrow" icon, located on the left side of the blue heading, then dragging the group into your preferred position. Once you have dragged your Content Group into its new position, your public page will automatically be updated to reflect this change.

Individual Content Elements can also be re-ordered within their Content Group. By mousing over the individual Content Elements within the group, the "arrow" icon will appear in the upper left corner. Click the icon, then drag the element to reposition it. 

To further customize the look of your page, by using columns and rows to position your Content Elements, see Page Layouts

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Optional - Editing Existing Content

If you would like to edit content that has been added to the page, click directly on any existing content  to open the respective editor. For example, clicking on the title or text in a Text Block will open the Text Block editor, and allow you to make changes . FAQ Groups work in the same way - clicking the question or answer section will open the FAQ editor.

File Groups and Link Groups work similarly, where clicking on the file or link will allow you to make changes (ex. update the link URL or choose a different file). Note, clicking directly on a link may redirect you - clicking directly to the left or right of the link title/URL text is preferable.

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Optional - Adjust Settings

Each Content Element will include a link to its "Settings" panel, which allows you to make adjustments to how the element is displayed - and, in some cases, what content is shown. The "Settings" link is located in the upper, right-hand corner of each element, next to the "Remove" link.

Settings Link

The list of settngs will differ, depending on the Content Element. The tutorials for each element, linked in Step 2, will include information on the settings available to the specific Content Element.

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Finish - Click Submit

When you have finished adding your content, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the element window.

To edit an existing Content Element, click on the respective element's Content Group to bring up the WYSIWYG toolbar.

To delete a Content Element, click on the element's Content Group, then click the "minus sign" icon that appears when mousing over the individual element.

To delete a Content Group, click within the group, then click the "X" icon, located in the upper right-hand corner. Deleting a Content Group will delete the individual Content Elements, contained within.