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This guide defines and teaches you all of LiveWhale’s functions. Our Glossary lists terms and definitions commonly used within LiveWhale and the internet.

LiveWhale Basics

LiveWhale Pages

  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/pages/index.html#Reverting-to-an-earlier-version-of-a-web-p…
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/pages/index.html#Editing-a-Page-Title”; You will be redir…
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/pages/index.html#Basic-Page-Editing”; You will be redirec…
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/content-types/images.html#Adding-editing-an-image”; You w…
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/content-types/files.html#Linking-to-a-file”; You will be …
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Pages” tab. (If the Pages tab does not appear, the administrator has ...
  • The second edition of LiveWhale’s First Friday Forum, a place for us to share tips and tricks for using LiveWh…
  • New in LiveWhale 1.5.1, you can reassign page template to directories and have more flexibility switching page...
  • When logged into LiveWhale, the page editor toolbar will appear across the top of any page on the site, regard...
  • ​ From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Pages” tab. If you have not yet created a navigation for y...
  • A number of things can be detected in your web pages so that you can be alerted to fix them. These include: ...
  • From the LiveWhale page editing interface, insert your cursor in an editable region to add the media. ​ C...
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/theming/page-templates.html#Page-Templates”; You will be …
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/theming/page-templates.html”; You will be redirected shor…
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/pages/index.html#Using-the-WYSIWYG-toolbar”; You will be …
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/pages/index.html#Creating-a-New-Page”; You will be redire…
  • window.location.href = “https://docs.livewhale.com/pages/index.html#Basic-Page-Editing”; You will be redirec…
  • If you have a large group navigation with lots of sub-links, you might not always want your entire group navig...
  • Login to your LiveWhale interface If you are an administrator, click the Templates link in your superpowers...
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Pages” tab. (If the Pages tab does not appear, the administrator has ...
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Pages” tab. If the page you’re looking for is in a navigation, cli...
  • Notes on a web page may be viewed three ways: When logged into LiveWhale, the page editing toolbar wi...
  • In order to view visitor statistics, Google Analytics must first be configured in LiveWhale. Statistics for ...

LiveWhale Stories and Blurbs

  • How it works “Related News” is a widget that is used to display related news articles pertaining to the view…
  • Archived blurbs are blurbs that are no longer current and should only be accessible through a past blurbs arch…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Blurbs” tab. The manage blurbs screen will list all blurb types in…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Blurbs” tab. The manage blurbs screen will list all blurb types in…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Blurbs” tab. From the manage blurb types screen, click “Add a new …
  • Archived news are stories that are no longer current and should only be accessible through a past news archive…
  • Note: The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone! From the LiveW…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “News” tab, the manage news screen will list all news stories in your …
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “News” tab. Click “Add a New Story” to add a new story item or loca…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Blurbs” tab. The manage blurbs screen will list all blurb types i…
  • Note: The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone! From the LiveWh…
  • Note: The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone! From the LiveWh…
  • Balloons are used to rank items according to importance. Widgets on your web site will factor in the number of…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “News” tab. Find the news story to edit and click it. Find and c…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “News” tab. Locate and click the news story to edit. Under the s…
  • News imported from a feed is copied into your group and behaves like any other news story in the system. …

LiveWhale Images and Galleries

  • Note: The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone! From the LiveWhal…
  • Note: The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone! From the LiveWhal…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Galleries” tab. Locate and click the gallery to edit Choose e…
  • ​​ From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Galleries” tab. The manage galleries screen will list all ga…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Galleries” tab If you are adding a gallery, click “Add a New Galle…
  • ​​ From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Galleries” tab. The manage galleries screen will list all ga…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Galleries” tab If you are adding a gallery, click “Add a New Galle…
  • ​ The galleries widget normally displays a list of galleries with links to view a slideshow of their images….
  • ​ The galleries widget normally displays a list of galleries with links to view a slideshow of their images….
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Images” link. Click “Add a new Image” to add a new image or locate…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Images” link. Click “Add a new Image” to add a new image or locate…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Galleries” tab. Locate and click the gallery to edit Choose e…
  • Note The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone! From the LiveWhale …
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Images” link in the upper corner of the screen. The manage images …
  • Note The selected item(s) will be removed from the system. This action cannot be undone! From the LiveWhale …
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Images” link in the upper corner of the screen. The manage images …
  • A custom gallery type requires 3 files in order to be activated as a custom type. Requirements includ…
  • A custom gallery type requires 3 files in order to be activated as a custom type. Requirements includ…

LiveWhale Events

  • Create a form with additional form fields to append to the existing information collected in the RSVP form (Nu…
  • Individual events can be flagged as allowing registration. When this is done, users viewing the event details …
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Events” tab. There are two views from which events can be managed…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Events” tab. If you are adding an event, click “Add a New Event”, …
  • To have a better chance of promoting your event across campus screens, we’ve cleaned out some old tags, created a special tag in cases where you don’t want to your event to display and increased the number of events.

Calendar Formats

LiveWhale Files, Places & Tags

  • Click the Tags link at the top corner of the screen. The manage tags screen will list all tags in your group….
  • When users add news, events, etc. to LiveWhale, they are able to plot their content on a map. By adding new Pl…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Places” link. If you are adding a place, click “Add a New Place”, ot…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Files” link. Find the file (or files) you wish to delete in the list…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Files” link. If you are adding a file, click “Add a New File”, other…
  • Click the Tags link at the top corner of the screen. Click Add a New Tag. In the text field that appears…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Places” link. Find the place (or places) you wish to delete in the l…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Tags” link at the top righthand corner of the screen. Find the tag (…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Files” link. The manage files screen will list all files in your gro…

LiveWhale Forms

  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Forms” tab. The manage forms screen will list all forms in your g…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Forms” tab. (If the Forms tab does not appear, the administrator has …
  • The forms widget normally displays a list of forms, each linking to the form itself. It is sometimes desirable…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Forms” tab. If you are adding a form, click “Add a New Form”, oth…
  • From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Forms” tab. (If the Forms tab does not appear, the administrator has …

LiveWhale Widgets

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