To make the most out of this Quick Start Guide, we suggest that you open two windows (or tabs). One window should have your new Digital PTO website open to the Admin Screen and the other window should be this guide. If you do not have your Admin Screen open, we will explain how to open it below.
Learning how to Access your new Website
This first tutorial will teach you how to log into your website and what functions are available on the Admin Tool Bar.
Understanding your website’s Administrative Side
It is important to know that you must be logged in to your website in order to make any edits or changes. If you are already logged into the Digital PTO network, you will see your username and a tool bar at the top of every page on our network. If you are not logged in, you can log in right now on the Right Side of this Page in order to activate your Admin Toolbar.
Your Admin Toolbar in Live Mode
Your Admin toolbar will change based on the Page and Website you are on. For example, when you are on this Quick Start guide, you have a limited menu because you are not able to edit this page. If you look at your admin bar on your own Digital PTO website, you will see additional options similar to those in the image above.
Your Admin Tool Bar in Admin Mode
Logging in: Digital PTO Home Page
Logging in: From your website
The Log In Screen
IMPORTANT: You only get three chances to log in with the incorrect information (username or password) before you will be locked out of the system for 12 hours. Please be aware of this when you are logging in and try to avoid guessing if you don’t remember your login information.
Your Admin Dashboard
The Admin ToolBar is up top and it gives you access to your live site, your editor, let’s you add News Posts and Info Pages and also gives you quick access to upgrading your site to a Premier Plan.
The Admin Menus are on the left side and provide links to every administrative aspect of your website.
And finally, the Main Content Area. This area will change depending on what you are doing with your website. This is where you will add content, adjust settings and more. The main content is where you will be entering the majority of your information on new pages and posts.