Help: Public website and Page Editor

How do I add a public website to a workspace?

A workspace has a default public page with your logo and short intro. You can set these in the Workspace settings.

A free workspace has a standard LearningStone logo and background.

The pages are visible for the whole world but are not in any way connected to the private information in groupspaces.

When a workspace is created a one-page website is created with some sample text.

Go to Settings > Workspace Settings > Workspace Pages  or click on the pen icon on any page.

If you remove all the pages, only a list of groupspaces will remain.

 

How does the Page editor work?

On the left hand side, pages are added in a hierarchy to form a menu.

Simply add some pages without clicking on Publish to see how it works. Each unpublished page is marked with a black dot. Once you have some content ready, click on each page and click on “Publish” and “Save and View”.

When you first start, click on Add menu item > Add Top.

Click on “Edit” to start editing a page. You can add a title and start adding content.

You can add content by adding some text in the editor and then add a block with “Add Block”. Blocks are useful for keeping content organized and can be dragged up and down to change the order. A list of blocks will form a page.

Don’t forget to click on “Save” every time you change any content!

Each menu item and sub menu items is listed on the left. You can drag these menu items up and down. Drag an item to the right to turn it into a sub-menu item and back to the left to turn it to a top menu item.

See examples of what you can do here:  http://demo.LearningStone.com

Adding video and images

The page editor has lots of possibilities for adding documents, video and images, changing fonts etc.

Just click on the green tree-icon above a text block and e.g. add a YouTube URL. You can find a YouTube URL under the video on YouTube when click on “ Share” (something like this: http://youtu.be/01-PqqifyjA )

If you want to add images you can click on the Green tree icon and then click upload. After uploading, you can change the size of an image by double-clicking. We let you set the size as small, middle or large.

 

How do I add a wide image on the first page?

If you would like to have a full width image like here: http://demo.learningstone.com
on the first page you can:

  • Create an image of at least 839 pixels wide.
  • You can leave the page title empty but add a short title (used in the menu on the left)
  • Add the image to the page with the green image icon.
  • Once uploaded, double-click on the and choose “Large”. The image will become as wide as it can.

 

What if the resolution doesn’t look right?

We have a work-around to skip the automatic rendering which can sometimes get in the way.

  1. Create an image of about 900 px wid. Make sure it’s not too large. A few Mb is fine.
  2. Assuming you have already uploaded an image with the previous method: klik on the [HTML] symbol to see the underlying HTML code and paste this:
    <img src="/media/inline/id/@@@@@@" alt="" size="900"/>
    above the original code which looks something like this: 
    <!-- z-media 9990999 {"align":"block","size":"large","crop":"","link":""} -->.
  3. Replace @@@ with the ID, in this example 9990999.
  4. After checking if it’s all right, you can delete the whole <!--z-media--> code.

 

Can I use my own URL for the public website?

Yes you can! And it’s free!

OPTION 1: ask us to activate http://anyname.learningstone.com

 

OPTION 2: Use any other combination like http://learningstone.yourdomain.com or http://www.anewdomain.com

Follow these steps:

STEP 1: Add the following CName record to your DNS or ask your systems operator to do this.

HOST: learningstone.yourdomain.com  (or a different domain) *

CName: www.learningstone.com.

TTL: 600

Note: most domain names systems need the period after www.learningstone.com.

STEP 2: Wait until the domain works (it will show the home page for LearningStone.

STEP 3:  Ask us to connect it to your workspace on LearningStone.

Just send us this text using the feedback function:

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Please add the following URL to LearningStone: http://learningstone.yourdomain.com*

and connect it to the following workspace: <the name of the workspace>*

The URL in the LearningStone is: http://www.learningstone.com/nl/workspace/111/page/11111/xyz-workspace *

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*replace with correct information