About the Instruction Manual

Most aspects of building and editing your artHIVES website should be self evident by the presence of onscreen prompts and instructions. This instruction manual is designed to compliment the general intuitive design of the artHIVES editing system. Advanced users may find little reason to consult this manual, however it is recommended that all users read the Troubleshooting section.

Activating and Deactivating your website


When you first subscribe to artHIVES you will not be able to activate your website so that the front end is viewable by the public until artHIVES has fully processed your payment. You will however, have full access to your back office and will also be able to preview your website via the PREVIEW MY WEBSITE link in the HEADER of your back office. Once your payment has been approved you will notice that an ACTIVATE MY WEBSITE button will appear on the main menu page of your back office. You can activate your website by clicking this button. 

Activate my website button

Once you site is active the ACTIVATE MY WEBSITE button will be replaced by a DEACTIVATE MY WEBSITE button. You can deactivate your site at any stage you wish by clicking this button.