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Common components


To follow the recipes in this section, you'll need the following items. (You can create a bare-bones website in Brightspot without any of these ingredients.)

  • A favicon, JPG or PNG format, minimum size 260×260.

  • Your domain name.

  • A web hosting plan, as well as the login credentials so you can upload files to the host directly from Brightspot.

  • The advertising you want to run on your site. Think about the sizes of ads embedded in the page, the size of ad windows that, and how to integrate with Google's Marketing Platform.

  • Color theme.

  • Items to include in the hat, navigation, and footer.

  • Search engine optimization tags.

  • Integration with social networks.

If you're creating a high-end site, you probably want to discuss these items with a web designer.

Creating a new site
Adding an action bar

An action bar (or share bar) is a toolbar that contains buttons for sharing web pages on social networking accounts, sending emails, and printing.

Sample action bar
Figure 90. Sample action bar

The following procedure describes how to add social networks to an action bar.

Procedure. To add an action bar to a site's pages:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, click the site for which you want to create an action bar, or click Global to create an action bar for all sites. The Edit Site or Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under Front-End, expand Action Bar.

  4. To create a default action bar, do the following:

    1. From the Default Action Bar list, select Set. A form appears.

    2. Click |mi-add_circle_outline| and select an action, such as a social networking share. Repeat to select additional actions. Your form looks similar to the following:

  5. To create a type-specific action bar, do the following:

    1. Under Type Specific Overrides, click |mi-add_circle_outline|. A form appears.

    2. From the Types list, select the content types for which you are creating an action bar.

    3. Under Items, click |mi-add_circle_outline| and select a social networking share. Your form looks similar to the following:

    4. Repeat steps a–c to create additional type-specific action bars.

  6. If you selected Facebook Share, you also need to set the app ID for that share:

    1. Under Integrations, expand Facebook.

    2. From the Facebook Settings list, select Set. A form appears.

    3. Paste the Facebook App ID.

  7. Click Save.

Adding a favicon