Table of ContentsManaging Sites

Getting Started

Sections

  1. Accessing Site Management
  2. Navigating Site Manager
  3. Terminology

Accessing Site Management

SWIFT can be accessed from most internet connected devices. You are going to get the best experience from your desktop or laptop using the most up-to-date version of your web browser. Most features work on "touch" devices, such as Apple's iPad, but these kind of devices aren't officially supported. While you may be able to update your SWIFT site on your iPhone or Android phone, it isn't going to be a pleasant experience. You may, in fact, throw your phone at some point.

Officially, the following browsers are supported. While supported, if you are working with large pages and sites, older browsers such as Internet Explorer 7 and 8 are going to run slower than more modern browsers. Internet Explorer 9+ (as well as all other modern browsers) will be able to handle SWIFT much better.

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Internet Explorer 7+
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Firefox 4+
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Safari 5+
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Chrome 9+

To manage your SWIFT site, add "/manage" to the end of your SWIFT domain. For example, http://teachers.district.edu would be http://teachers.district.edu/manage

Once you're at the log in screen, enter your SWIFT username and password. If you forgot your username or password, click on the Forgot your password? link on the log in screen.

Navigating Site Manager

Here is a brief overview of the site manager, from the site dashboard screen.
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SWIFT's site manager is organized in a way that displays most commonly used features more prominently than other features. Users who aren't interested in the more advanced features of SWIFT can just ignore them, while "power users" can tweak their site to meet their specific needs.

Terminology

blogA series of informational entries that may be commented on by visitors.
cell paddingThe space between the edge of the cell and the content inside of the cell.
cell spacingThe gap between table cells. Most data tables have a cell spacing of about 1 or 2.
collectionCollections, in SWIFT, refer to pages that can have multiple records of a certain type.
focusTo click inside or be actively editing a form field.
pageA page is a single point on a web site. Each item on your site menu is one page.
pinTo force an object to the top of the page results, no matter how they are being sorted.
rich textFormatted or styled text that can also include images, hyperlinks, and tables.
siteA site (short for web site) is a collection of pages.
site managerThe area in SWIFT where you go to update your SWIFT sites and pages.
slugThe human readable name of the page or site that exists in the URL. For example, with http://swift.district.edu/school-name/teacher-name, school-name is the slug for the school and teacher-name is the slug for the SWIFT site.
threadIn a discussion forum, the thread post contains the topic for the conversation.
URLAnother name for a web address. This is what is entered in a browser's address bar when visiting a particular page on the Internet.

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