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Using Humap

Legacy pages

While the map is the centrepiece of your instance, Humap comes with a Pages feature that lets you build pages around your map.

Legacy Pages are the older way of creating Humap webpages that our clients used before we launched Pagemaker.

We no longer support this feature as default, but get in touch with us if you would prefer this to Pagemaker.

Example home pages:

Example content pages:

This tutorial is available in video and text/image.

To access the admin area, make sure you have the proper permissions and go to your-humap-url.humap.site/admin.

If you’re not already logged in you will be redirected to your-humap-url.humap.site/log-in and presented with a log in screen.

You can also go to the homepage of your Humap and click Humap Admin, in the top-right of the screen by Explore the Map button.

The log in screen for the Humap platform

You can then log in with your email and password.

This takes you to the home screen of Humap’s content management system:

A screenshot of the content analytics page in the Humap admin area

There are two types of pages on Humap: Home and Content.

To get to the pages dashboard, click Pages in the menu on the left of the CMS.

Here is the pages dashboard:

A screenshot of the pages dashboard within the admin dashboard

Here is how to create your homepage:

  • Click New Page.

A screenshot of the pages/ page detail section in the admin dashboard

  • Name the homepage in the Title text box.
  • This will generate a slug (URL). If you do not like the URL, click Edit Slug to change it.
  • Click Page Type. This will give you the option of a content page or a homepage. Click Home Page. 
  • Type a description into the Description text box.
  • Where would you like the page location to be? Click the Page Location dropdown menu and pick either Header or Footer. 
  • If you would like a carousel on your homepage, click ‘yes’ on the multiple choice question.
  • Click Content in the dashboard when you’re ready to move on.

A screenshot of the pages/ page content section in the admin dashboard

  • Use the text box to describe your project. Use the formatting options to make the text pop, and the hyperlink function to link to places on the map or on the web.

A screenshot of the pages/images section in the admin dashboard

  • On the Images page, use the Choose File button to upload images to the homepage.
  • Give the image a name in the text box below.
  • You can add as many images as you like.
  • You can also add a Search Background Image by repeating this process.

A screenshot of the pages/call to action section in the admin dashboard

  • Calls to action direct your audience and make it easy for them to get involved. Add a title in the Title Search Box and add a description into the Content Text Box.
  • Copy and paste a URL into the URL Text Box.
  • Name the CTA button in the Button Text Box.

A screenshot of the pages/quick start section in the admin dashboard

Quick Starts aren’t compulsory, but they’re a useful way to direct your users to specific pieces of content or other places on the web.

Before you can add quick starts onto your home page, you’ll need to create some on the Quick Start page in the admin dashboard.

Here’s how to add them to your home page:

  • Type a short description into the Introduction text box.
  • Click the Quick Starts text box to generate a list of available quick starts. Click the ones you would like to link out to.

When your home page is finished click Create Page and then Publish. You can unpublish and edit the page at any time.

The second type of page is a Content Page. These are usually pages about the project, or pages that link to other resources on the web. Here’s how to make one:

A screenshot of the pages section in the admin dashboard

  • Go the pages screen on the admin dashboard and click New Page.

A screenshot of the pages/ page detail section in the admin dashboard. 'Content page' is selected this time

  • Name the homepage in the Title text box.
  • This will generate a slug (URL). If you do not like the URL, click Edit Slug to change it.
  • Click Page Type. This will give you the option of a content page or a homepage. Click Content Page. 
  • Type a description into the Description text box.
  • Where would you like the page location to be? Click the Page Location dropdown menu and pick either Header or Footer. 
  • If you would like a carousel on your homepage, click ‘yes’ on the multiple choice question. Carousels are created on the Carousel Item page of the admin dashboard.
  • Click Content in the dashboard when you’re ready to move on.

A screenshot of the pages/ content section in the admin dashboard. The content is a short article entitled 'unarchiving a digital archive'

  • Use the text box to describe your project. Use the formatting options to make the text pop, and the hyperlink function to link to places on the map or on the web.

A screenshot of the pages/ images section in the admin dashboard.

  • On the Images page, use the Choose File button to upload images to the homepage.
  • Give the image a name in the text box below.

A screenshot of the pages/CTA section in the admin dashboard.

  • Calls to action direct your audience and make it easy for them to get involved. Add a title in the Title Search Box and add a description into the Content Text Box.
  • Copy and paste a URL into the URL Text Box.
  • Name the CTA button in the Button Text Box.

 

A screenshot of the pages/Quickstart section in the admin dashboard.

Quick starts aren’t compulsory, but they’re useful. Before you can add quick starts onto your home page, you’ll need to create some on the Quick Start page in the admin dashboard.

Here’s how to add them to your home page:

  • Type a short description into the Introduction text box.
  • Click the Quick Starts text box to generate a list of available quick starts. Click the ones you would like to link to.

When your home page is finished click Create Page and then Publish. You can unpublish and edit the page at any time.

Here is how a finished content page could look:

This image and the next are screenshots of the About page on Mapping Memory, an example of a content page

Or you can check out Mapping Memory’s About page here.

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