Change the Bloki's appearance

To select a different layout

Only members with admin permission can change the Blokiís appearance.

1.    In the Bloki toolbar, select Admin / Layouts.

2.    From the Set layout to drop-down list, pick a different layout. Notes:

      The "plain" layout makes the Bloki look like a generic Web site, without the login button, page list, or other unique features. If you use that layout, you can log in at http://www.bloki.com/secure/login.jsp.

      The "with folders" layouts filter the Pages list by folder. Click a different folder name to see its contents.

3.    Click the Apply button to switch to the new layout and return to the home page so you can see the results.

If youíre not happy with the results, repeat the above steps.

 

To customize a layout:

1.    In the Bloki toolbar, select Admin / Layouts.

2.    Under the Note for Advanced Users, click the customized link.

3.    Under Default Layouts, click the Customize link for the layout you want to customize. (To modify to modify a previously customized layout in the Personal Layouts list, see below.)

4.    Select Page / Save, give the page an appropriate name (see Create a new, blank page for limitations on page names) and title, and click the Save button.

5.    Click the Show Table Borders button (just to the right of the Insert Table button). This will reveal the normally invisible borders of the table used to organize elements on the page. (The "plain" layouts have no table.)

6.    Revise the layout as desired, or delete everything and start from scratch. Text or images added here will display on all pages. You may also add "Layout Tags," which appear as images when editing the layout but are replaced by HTML, text, links, or buttons in the actual Bloki pages. (See the Layout Tag Reference below for more information.)

7.    When finished customizing, select Page / Save, then Page / Exit.

To preview your changes while youíre customizing, save the layout, open another browser window, and go to the following URL, filling in the first blank with the name of your Bloki and the second with the name you used in step 4 above:

 http://______.bloki.com/index.jsp?name=home&layout=______

 

To modify a previously customized layout:

1.    In the Bloki toolbar, select Admin / Layouts.

2.    Under the Note for Advanced Users, click the customized link.

3.    Under Personal Layouts, click the appropriate Edit link.

4.    Click the Show Table Borders button (just to the right of the Insert Table button).

5.    Revise the layout as desired.

6.    When finished, select Page / Save, then Page / Exit.

 

To reset a customized default layout:

If you save a customized layout with the same name as a default layout, and then want to return to the defaults, simply delete the entry from the Personal Layouts section of the Customize Layouts page.

1.    In the Bloki toolbar, select Admin / Layouts.

2.    Under the Note for Advanced Users, click the customized link.

3.    Click the appropriate Delete link.

 

Template Tag Reference

Notes:

      You can move the Current Page tag, but should not delete it from the layout.

      The horizontal lists are likely to be useful only if your Bloki has just a few pages.

      To change the font formatting of generated text, select and format the template tag.

 

Template Tag

Generates

Current Page

HTML: the current page body

Current Page Title

text: the current page title (from Page / Properties)

Current Page Name

text: the current page name (created on first save)

Current Folder Name

text: the name of the folder containing the current page

Page Index Names Vertical (All)

text: all pages in the Bloki listed by name

Page Index Names Horizontal (All)

text: all pages in the Bloki listed by name

Page Index Titles Vertical (All)

text: all pages in the Bloki listed by title

Page Index Titles Horizontal (All)

text: all pages in the Bloki listed by title

Page Index Names Vertical (Current Folder)

text: pages in current folder listed by name

Page Index Names Horizontal (Current Folder)

text: pages in current folder listed by name

Page Index Titles Vertical (Current Folder)

text: pages in current folder listed by title

Page Index Titles Horizontal (Current Folder)

text: pages in current folder listed by title

Folder Index Names Vertical (Top Folder)

text: folders listed by name

Folder Index Names Horizontal (Top Folder)

text: folders listed by name

Folder Titles Vertical (Top Folder)

text: folders listed by title

Folder Titles Horizontal (Top Folder)

text: folders listed by title

Login/Logout Button

link: when logged out, reads "login" and clicking takes you to the login page; when logged in, reads "logout" and clicking logs you out

Edit Button

link: clicking opens the current page for editing

New Page Button

link: clicking opens the Bloki Editor on a blank page

Current Date

text: date and time when page was opened or last refreshed

Current User

text: username

Current Bloki

text: Bloki name

Bloki RSS Feed

button: XML icon linked to RSS feed for Bloki pages

Bloki Blog RSS Feed

button: XML icon linked to RSS feed for blog

 

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