The Interface
Quick Start Guide
Quick start framework
Specifications for example site
Creation of basic elements
Shopping Cart Module
eNewsletter Module
Secure Login System
Creating Pages
Opening and Editing Pages
Uploading and Managing Files
Menu Display System
Site Templates
Shopping Cart & eCommerce
Event Calendar
eNewsletter Module
Database Table Manager
Secure Users
Site Data Tables
Photo Album
Site Statistics
Blog Manager
Webmaster Menu
Custom Web Forms
Custom PHP Includes
Search Engine Optimization
Useful Web Resources
Default Style Sheet File
Built-In Javascript Functions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Quick Start Guide
Creation of basic elements

This portion of the Soholaunch Quick-Start Guide will cover the creation of pages, navigation, basic content, and a graphical template for your example website. All of these elements will later harbor the integration of online shopping, secure login, and email newsletter systems.

The Main Menu
Once configuration is complete, you will see the Soholaunch Pro Edition’s Main Menu, which contains two groups of feature-sets, organized according to function. The Page Editing Group contains features with which to manage your site’s pages, navigation, and files, while the Module Features Group manages the more advanced areas of your website. The buttons across the upper bar operate as follows:

Opens a specified site page for editing. Due to frequent access, it exists in the upper bar, as well as on the Main Menu for convenience.
Returns to the Main Menu
Opens your website for “Viewing” in a new browser window.
Closes the Soholaunch Pro Edition
Controls the title of your site, overall search engine keywords and descriptions, splash page settings, multi-user access rights, and the username and password used to access the Soholaunch Pro Edition itself. You can also re-enable the Quickstart Wizard through the Webmaster section.

Site Templates
Graphical themes, or templates, are managed through the Template Manager Module. Although the Soholaunch Pro Edition is best used in conjunction with custom-designed templates, the creation of such elements will not be used for the purposes of the quick start guide. A default template is assigned to your site upon installation, but you may choose an alternate one through the following process.

From the Main Menu:

Click on Template Manager, which will bring you to the Template Manager Module.
Select a template from the drop-down box at the upper-left, under Base Site Template.
Click on Change Template(s).
Type “A1 Widgets” into the “header” field at the bottom of the module, under Built-In Template Header.
Click on Save Header.
Click on View Site at the right of the upper bar. You will see that your selected template has been applied, but also that your site lacks content, and its menu structure contains only a single button, labeled “Home Page.”

Create and Open New Pages
When installed, the Soholaunch Pro Edition automatically creates a Home Page for your site. Additional pages must be created to support the advanced features added later in this guide. From the Main Menu, follow theses steps to create pages for your example site:

Click on Create New Pages
Type “Newsletter Signup” into the Page Name(1) text field. Leave the adjacent “Page Type” drop-down box set to Menu Page.
Type “Products” into the Page Name(2) text field. Leave the adjacent “Page Type” drop-down box set to Menu Page.
Type “B2 custom Widgets” into the Page Name(3) text field. Leave the adjacent “Page Type” drop-down box set to Menu Page.
Type July Widgetnews into the Page Name(4) text field. Select Newsletter from the “Page Type” drop-down box to the right.
Type “Super Widget” into the Page Name(5) field. Select Shopping Cart Attachment from the corresponding Page Type drop-down.
Click the Create Pages button at the bottom.

After pressing OK on the alert box that notifies you of pages’ successful creation, you will see the “Open site page for editing” menu, which can also be reached by selecting Open Edit Page(s) on the Main Menu, or by clicking the Open Page button located on the upper bar.

Because your Home Page and Newsletter Signup pages are Menu Pages, they are listed in the “Main Menu” area. The Super Widget and July WidgetNews pages are Shopping Cart and Newsletter attachment pages that can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate section at the top of the screen. So that they may be easily identified when opened through the site, each of these pages needs its own unique content. Click on Home Page to open it in the Page Editor and begin placing content.

Adding Content Through the Page Editor
The operational core of the Pro Edition is its Page Editing Module, which manages all website content through an easy to use, “drag-and-drop” interface. Through the Page Editing Module, or Page Editor, you can create and manage an infinite number of content pages for use in the Pro Edition’s various modules.

The large, white grid represents the content area of the opened page. Text, images, custom code, forms, and other objects are placed on a page by dragging them from the Object Bar at the top, and into the content area.

From the Page Editor, follow these steps to place a title on site pages:

Click on the Text Editor object in the upper left of the Object Bar and drag it into a grid cell within the content area, which will automatically open the Text Editor window.
Type a page-specific title (i.e. A1 Widgets – Home Page) into the Text Editor window.
Click on Update Text at the bottom of the Text Editor.

Once you return to the Page Editor, click on the Open Page button in the upper bar to save your changes and exit the Page Editor. When the Open/Edit Pages menu appears, select another page. Repeat steps 1-3 to add similar titles (i.e. “A1 Widgets – Newsletter Signup, etc.”) to the remaining pages.

Menu Display System
The Auto Menu System creates a basic, graphical and/or text-based menu system for sites not utilizing custom-designed navigation schemes. To create such a system for your example site, click on Auto Menu System from the Main Menu. You should now see your Menu Pages listed on the left, under Available Pages. Unless they are already present, add each of your pages to the Current Menu on the right by selecting them, one at a time, and clicking on the Add Main

From the Auto Menu System’s main screen, follow these steps to configure site navigation:

Set the Menu Display Display Type at the upper left to Vertical
Set the Text Menu Display at the upper right to Yes
Click on Save Menu System
Select a color from the drop-down under Button Color at the bottom of the screen
Select a color from the drop-down under Button Text Color at the bottom of the screen
Click on Save Button Colors