To design an effective Web site with Extend, you must understand the basic components. The main components of an Extend Web site are:

Whether you are new to setting up web sites, or an experienced web designer, these terms will be new to you since they are unique to Extend. So take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with them.

Channels and Channel Groups

The articles, images, files, and all the other "content" that make up your Extend website are organized into channels and displayed for your site visitors on channel pages. Related channels are organized into channel groups. Together, channel groups make up your website.

 

Once you set up your channels and channel groups, they display in the navigation bar on your Web site something like this:

 

Click here to read more about Channels.

Content

Content includes any information you publish on your Web site. Extend lets you create multiple types of content, including:

Content Areas and Content Pages

When you add content (such as an article or image) to a channel page, you first create a content area, add your content, and determine how it will display on the web. For instance, you can display a whole article or just a hyperlink to another page (a "content page") that contains the entire article. You can make similar changes to how images and other types content are displayed. For details, see Content Areas.