To make changes to a page, you must first navigate to the page you want to edit and then click the GEAR>Edit page.
When you click on this, you will "Check Out" the file (or page) which essentially "locks" the file so that only you can make changes to the page. A file cannot be modified by more than one person at a time. Once you are finished edit the page, it is important to Check-in/Publish the file afterwards so that others can edit it if need be. See the Saving/Publishing Instructions page for more details on this.
If you accidentally modifed a page, the changes can be cancelled or backed out to a previous version. See Saving/Publishing Instructions page for details.
If you are trying to edit the page but no menu appears when you click GEAR>Edit page, there may be a checkout conflict where someone else has the file checked out. See Issues Editing Page for details on this and how to get past it. If it's only a section of the page that you can't edit, you may be trying to edit some queried content that is loaded from somewhere else on the website or from the content hub (see below explanation under "Page Editing Basics").
Each page on a website is made up of several Web Parts but it depends on the Page Layout selected. Often included in the page layout is Page/Rollup Image & Page Content section. See example below. If these sections are included on your page layout, you may add content (text and images) directly into these sections. You do not need to add a web part. Note: If you are trying to edit something but SharePoint is not allowing you to make any changes, most likely this is because the content is being automatically "loaded" (or queried) from somewhere else like a SharePoint list. It may also be centralized content that is managed by the district's content hub and automatically loaded/queried onto the page so edits are not allowed. If the content needs to be modified, please submit an IT Service Request for assistance with the change.
The Content Editor is a versatile Web Part and can be used to add nearly any type of content to a page. This includes text, images and links. The advantage of adding a Content Editor is that you can move it to different zones on the page. You may also upload documents and images directly into the Web Part and add them to a library.
Copy/Paste. When copying content from another source (a document, email, etc.), you must clear formatting. To do so, Highlight text>Format Text Tab> Click Clear Format>Click Convert to XHTML
Formatting Text. & Mark-Up Styles To change the font size or style, highlight the text and, on the Format Text Tab, select a Style by clicking the drop-down under Mark-Up Styles. The Paragraph style is the default text format. Other formatting options are available on this Tab but it is recommended that you primarily use the pre-determined styles in order to present a professional, consistently formatted website.
When adding a picture to a Content Editor Web Part, it is good practice to first upload the image file to the Image Library. Be sure to take note which Image Library the file is uploaded to, including which subsite. More details on uploading images can be found on the Document & Image Libraries page.
Adding a link to a Content Editor Web Part helps to navigate users to another website.
Example: Display Google Calendar
Embedding HTML Code in a Content Editor Web Part is what needs to be done to display a google calendar. Once the Google calendar is created and customized, the HTML code that is generated from Google should be saved in a text file, "school-cal.txt," and uploaded to the Document Library in the About subsite. By linking this text file in the Content Editor, the google calendar will be displayed with all its customizations.
To add a google calendar, YouTube/Vimeo video, Twitter/Facebook feeds, the html code needs to be added. Depending on where the code is coming from, this html code needs to be generated and then copied into SharePoint.
Obtain Embed code for You Tube video
Obtain Embed code for Google Form
Add a Web Part - Content Editor is the example below
1. In page edit mode, click on the Insert Tab on the Ribbon and then click Web Part.
2. Under Categories, select a category, for example Media & Content, select the Web Part that you want to add to the page, for example Content Editor. Select the location to add it to, for example Header and then Click Add at the far right. When you select a Web Part, information about the wb part is displayed in About the part.
3. Add your content to the web part and format the text. You can also upload a file, insert a link or a picture.
Change the Web Part Title and/or BorderOn the Tool Pane, click the + to the left of Appearance to open. If you do not want a title for your Web Part, select None for Chrome Type. Otherwise, change the Title and make a selection from the Chrome Type drop-down menu.
Move Web Part to another Web Zone or Change Order within a Web ZoneOn the Tool Pane, click the + to the left of Layout to open. Choose the Zone from the drop-down list. The Zone Index determines the order of a Web Part within the Zone with "0" at the top.
Delete, Close or Minimize/Restore a Web Part
While in page edit mode, point to the Web Part, click the down arrow in the top right corner of the Web Part. Then make your selection.