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.

Instruction Manual

Adding Caption Details

1. Click the GALLERIES link in the YOUR WEBSITE section of your back office.
2. On the GALLERIES page click the GALLERY containing the image you would like to edit.
3. On the EDIT THIS GALLERY page Click the EDIT button beside the image you are editing.
4. On the EDIT THIS IMAGE page, fill in the fields with relevant information.
5. Click the UPDATE IMAGE DETAILS button at the bottom of the page.

Tip 1: Fields left blank will not be seen by the public.
Tip 2: The subheading for OTHER INFORMATION field will not be seen by the public. You can use this field exclusively instead of entering information in any of the other fields.
Tip 3: You Name will appear in the ARTIST field, this can be removed or changed if necessary.
Tip 4: Your default email address will will appear in the ENQUIRY EMAIL FOR THIS IMAGE field, this can be changed for each image.
Tip 5: You can store personal information about each image in the HIDDEN NOTES field as this can not be accessed by the public.
 


 

Adjusting Image Sizes

Any image uploaded into your galleries is automatically displayed at 400 dpi wide and therefore visitors to your site will have to scroll up and down the page to see tall thin images. The other problem this poses is when an image less than 400 pixels is uploaded it is stretched to 400 pixels wide causing a distorted image quality. This problem is easily rectified as follows:

> To resize the display size of an image:
1. Click the GALLERIES link in the YOUR WEBSITE section of your back office.
2. On the GALLERIES page click the GALLERY containing the image you would like to edit.
3. On the EDIT THIS GALLERY page Click the EDIT button beside the image you are editing.
4. On the EDIT THIS IMAGE page, change the number in the IMAGE WIDTH (PIXELS): box (try setting the image at 200 pixels wide, and then check the change in the front end).
5. Click the UPDATE IMAGE DETAILS button at the bottom of the page.

Tip 1: Always check the change in appearance by clicking on the PREVIEW MY WEBSITE button and viewing the image in your front end.
Tip 2: Visitors can still view the image at its full size by clicking on the image on the Individual Image Page. The image will then appear at its full size in a separate pop up box.
 


 

Moving Images

To relocate an image to another gallery:

1. Click the GALLERIES link in the YOUR WEBSITE section of your back office. 
2. On the GALLERIES page click the GALLERY containing the image you would like to relocate.
3. On the EDIT THIS GALLERY page Click the EDIT button beside the image you are moving.
4. On the EDIT THIS IMAGE page, use the drop down list of galleries to select the new location.
5. Click the UPDATE IMAGE DETAILS button at the bottom of the page.

 


 

Reordering images

To relocate an image within a gallery:

1. Click the GALLERIES link in the YOUR WEBSITE section of your back office. 
2. On the GALLERIES page click the GALLERY containing the image you would like to relocate.
3. On the EDIT THIS GALLERY page Click and hold the MOVE button (icon 2 red arrows) beside the image you are moving.
4. Drag the image up or down to a new location.
5. Click the UPDATE IMAGE DETAILS button at the bottom of the page.

Alternative Edit-in-Place Method
1. While logged in, navigate to the
GALLERY containing the image you would like to relocate.
2. Hover over, then Click and hold the MOVE button (icon 2 red arrows) beside the image you are moving.
3. Drag the image up or down to a new location.


 

Hiding Galleries and Images

You have the ability to hide a gallery or image from public view by clicking on the "DISPLAY" tick box on the EDIT THIS GALLERY page or the EDIT THIS IMAGE page. When the box is ticked it is viewable by the public.

TIP 1: When building a gallery hide it from public view until you have completed construction. Because changes are viewable instantly, it is possible for the public to view an incomplete gallery.
TIP 2: When using your artHIVES site as an archival tool, you may wish to store some documentary images in you galleries for you own record, but hide them from the public.
 


 

Creating a CV

You can enter your CV in one of two ways. Either by filling in the preset fields or by copying and pasting an existing CV into the OTHER INFORMATION field because the subheading for this field will not be seen by the public.

STEP 1. Click the CURRICULUM VITAE link in the YOUR WEBSITE section of your back office.
STEP 2. On the EDIT YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE page, fill in the relevant fields and then click the update buttons to save changes.

Tip 1: Fields left blank will not be seen by the public.
Tip 2: The subheading for OTHER INFORMATION field will not be seen by the public. You can use this field exclusively instead of entering information in any of the other fields.
Tip 3: Use the Rich Text Editors to add links into your CV to make it a more interactive visitor experience.