Parallels Plesk SiteBuilder 4.5 Unix User guide

Parallels Plesk SiteBuilder 4.5 Unix User guide
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Contents
Preface
5
About Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder .................................................................................................. 5
What's New in This Version ................................................................................................ 6
About This Guide ........................................................................................................................... 6
Who Should Read This Guide ....................................................................................................... 7
Typographical Conventions ........................................................................................................... 7
Feedback ....................................................................................................................................... 8
Getting Started with Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard
9
Overview of Main Steps to Create Site ....................................................................................... 10
Logging In to Plesk Sitebuilder .................................................................................................... 10
Learning Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard Interface ............................................................................... 11
Working with Lists ............................................................................................................. 14
Starting to Work with Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard ........................................................................... 16
Getting Help ................................................................................................................................. 17
Choosing Type of Created Site
18
Creating Site Design
19
Selecting Design Template for Site ............................................................................................. 21
Removing Design Template from Page ...................................................................................... 22
Selecting Color Scheme .............................................................................................................. 23
Selecting Banner ......................................................................................................................... 23
Selecting Menu Style ................................................................................................................... 24
Uploading Logo ........................................................................................................................... 25
Specifying Site Title, Subtitle, and Footer Message .................................................................... 25
Buying Pictures from Fotolia ....................................................................................................... 26
Creating Site Structure
28
Types of Pages ............................................................................................................................ 31
Structuring Your Site ................................................................................................................... 32
Adding Pages .................................................................................................................... 33
Changing Position of Pages .............................................................................................. 33
Renaming Pages ............................................................................................................... 35
Hiding Pages in Site Navigation ........................................................................................ 35
Removing Pages ............................................................................................................... 37
Choosing Site Language, Currency, and Format of Numbers, Time and Date .......................... 37
Populating Site with Content
39
Working with Text ........................................................................................................................ 41
Applying Styles, Fonts, and Colors to Text ....................................................................... 42
Formatting Paragraphs ..................................................................................................... 42
Copying and Moving Text ................................................................................................. 43
Finding and Replacing Text Fragments ............................................................................ 44
Preface
4
Checking Spelling on Page ............................................................................................... 45
Undoing and Redoing Actions........................................................................................... 45
Inserting Links ................................................................................................................... 46
Working with Images ................................................................................................................... 54
Inserting Image.................................................................................................................. 55
Editing Image .................................................................................................................... 59
Removing Image ............................................................................................................... 62
Working with Tables .................................................................................................................... 62
Inserting Table................................................................................................................... 63
Editing Table Properties .................................................................................................... 64
Adding or Removing Rows, Columns, and Cells .............................................................. 65
Editing Cell Properties ....................................................................................................... 67
Merging Cells .................................................................................................................... 68
Spanning Cell across Several Rows or Columns ............................................................. 68
Splitting Cell ...................................................................................................................... 69
Adding Content to Table ................................................................................................... 69
Removing Table ................................................................................................................ 70
Working with Modules ................................................................................................................. 70
Adding Blog ....................................................................................................................... 73
Adding Image Gallery ........................................................................................................ 80
Adding Online Store .......................................................................................................... 88
Providing Content for Download ..................................................................................... 118
Adding Flash Intro ........................................................................................................... 119
Adding Forum .................................................................................................................. 120
Adding Guestbook ........................................................................................................... 128
Providing Registration to Your Site Visitors .................................................................... 132
Incorporating Link to External Page into Your Site Menu ............................................... 138
Adding Maps ................................................................................................................... 138
Adding Feedback Form ................................................................................................... 143
Adding RSS News Feeds ................................................................................................ 148
Inserting Scripts into Your Web Pages ........................................................................... 150
Conducting Polls and Online Surveys ............................................................................. 152
Adding Online Status Indicator........................................................................................ 154
Adding SitePal Animated Character ............................................................................... 155
Adding Site Map .............................................................................................................. 159
Making Your Site Searchable
160
Specifying Keywords to be Used by Search Engines ............................................................... 160
Providing Description to be Displayed in Search Results ......................................................... 161
Submitting Site to Search Engines ............................................................................................ 161
Tracking Site Popularity
162
Enabling Statistics Count on Site .............................................................................................. 162
Viewing Site Visitors Statistics .................................................................................................. 163
Adding Visitors Counter to Site Pages ...................................................................................... 163
Publishing Site
164
Requirements to Host ................................................................................................................ 169
Appendix. Most Common Google Base Attributes
170
Preface
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Preface
In this section:
About Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder ....................................................................... 5
About This Guide............................................................................................... 6
Who Should Read This Guide ........................................................................... 7
Typographical Conventions ............................................................................... 7
Feedback .......................................................................................................... 8
About Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder
Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder consists of two parts: the Wizard and the Administrator Panel.
With Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard, you can create sites by simply choosing the design preset you
like and adding text and images. Then you can add picture galleries, blogs and online stores
in a few clicks. You do not need to know any markup or scripting languages to have a site.
The Administrator Panel is a tool for managing and maintaining web sites created in the
Wizard.
In this section:
What's New in This Version ............................................................................... 6
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Preface
What's New in This Version
Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5 offers the following new features:

Site Map module. Allows you to display a clickable hierarchical model of your site structure
to visitors


Removing design template from pages. You can now remove design template's layout and
graphics from the desired pages.
External Page module. Allows you to link site menu items to external web sites.

Save button. A handy way to save changes you make while working on your site.

Counter settings are moved to the Wizard. You can now enable a counter on your site at the
Pages step of the Wizard, which previously required going to the Administrator Panel.

Site visitor management is moved to the Wizard. You can now manage your registered visitors
through the Registration module editor at the Edit step of the Wizard, which previously
required going to the Administrator Panel.
Updated WYSIWYG editor to fix a series of issues.

About This Guide
This guide instructs you how to create and publish sites on the Internet using Plesk
Sitebuilder Wizard.
This guide covers the following steps of creating and publishing your site:
1
Choosing the type of site to be created (see page 18)
2
Creating site design (see page 19)
3
Creating and editing site structure (see page 28)
4
Creating and editing site content (see page 39)
5
Publishing site on the Internet (see page 164)
Preface
Who Should Read This Guide
The target audience of this guide is regular users of Plesk Sitebuilder as well as guests, who
are working with Plesk Sitebuilder in the guest mode, creating trial sites without publishing
them on the Internet.
Typographical Conventions
Before you start using this guide, it is important to understand the documentation
conventions used in it.
The following kinds of formatting in the text identify special information.
Formatting
convention
Special Bold
Type of information
Example
Items you must select,
Go to the Content tab.
such as menu options,
command buttons, or items
in a list.
Titles of chapters, sections, Read the Creating Site Design
and subsections.
chapter.
Italics
Used to emphasize the
Block modules. These modules
importance of a point, to
do not require dedicated site
introduce a term or to
pages...
designate a command line
placeholder, which is to be
replaced with a real name
or value.
Monospace
URLs, names of
commands, files, and
directories.
Go to
http://hostname/Wizard.
CAPITALS
Names of keys on the
keyboard.
SHIFT, CTRL, ALT
KEY+KEY
Key combinations for
which the user must press
and hold down one key
and then press another.
CTRL+P, ALT+F4
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Feedback
If you have found a mistake in this guide, or if you have suggestions or ideas on how to
improve this guide, please send your feedback using the online form at
http://www.parallels.com/en/support/usersdoc/. Please include in your report the guide's title,
chapter and section titles, and the fragment of text in which you have found an error.
CHAPTER 1
Getting Started with Plesk Sitebuilder
Wizard
This chapter describes your first steps with Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard.
In this chapter:
Overview of Main Steps to Create Site .............................................................. 10
Logging In to Plesk Sitebuilder .......................................................................... 10
Learning Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard Interface ...................................................... 11
Starting to Work with Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard .................................................. 16
Getting Help ...................................................................................................... 17
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Getting Started with Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard
Overview of Main Steps to Create Site
As a rule, the process of creating a web site includes three main stages: planning,
implementation, and web site updating or maintenance.
Planning: The first and most essential stage in any project is planning. Before starting
with Plesk Sitebuilder, think about the purpose of your web site and its target audience.
After this, decide where your web site will be stored, or, in Internet terminology, hosted.
This stage is beyond the scope of this document. Since Plesk Sitebuilder is often
provided in a bundle with a web hosting package, we assume that you already have a
web space for publishing your site. Then, you create a detailed structure of your future
web site and prepare its contents, including text information and graphics. The planning
stage is extremely important because it eventually determines the usefulness of your
web site.
Implementation: The next stage is the implementation of your web site. The five-step
Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard takes you through the entire process of creating your site,
from initial design to publishing and maintenance. The following is an overview of the
main steps required to create a web site using Plesk Sitebuilder:
1
To create a web site, open Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard. You can start working with the
Wizard anonymously, without supplying login and password.
2
Complete the first four Wizard steps (choose the site type, select the design, create
the site structure, add web site content including text, graphics and site modules
and provide extra information for search engines).
3
Go to the Publish step and start the publishing process. If you do not have a Plesk
Sitebuilder account and work with the program in demo mode, the site you create is
temporary and cannot be published on the Internet until you register and buy
hosting for your site. Once you are done with this, you can log in to Plesk
Sitebuilder and assign your trial site to your account, thus making it possible to
permanently publish your site on the Internet.
Maintenance: When you complete the above steps, your site becomes available for
visitors. It is critical to keep your site content fresh because this is a good way to show
your attitude to customers and services. Therefore, we recommend to update your site
on a regular basis. All you need to do is to log in to the Plesk Sitebuilder Administrator
Panel, edit the site content in Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard, and click Publish. Sitebuilder will
automatically transfer the updated content to your hosting location.
For detailed instructions on what to do on every step of creating your site, see the
chapters below.
Logging In to Plesk Sitebuilder
The Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard access procedure is different for different user roles.
Below we describe the login process for site owners and anonymous users. The Plesk
Sitebuilder administrator and resellers access Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard from their
Administrator Panels.
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 To log in to Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard using your site owner account:
1 Open your Internet browser.
2 Enter the URL you have received from your Plesk Sitebuilder provider
into the address bar of your browser and press ENTER.
For example, http://sitebuilder/login
where 'sitebuilder' is the domain name of the server where Plesk Sitebuilder is
installed.
3 Enter you user name and password, select the interface language and
click Log in.
If prior to gaining a Plesk Sitebuilder account you have created a trial site in Plesk
Sitebuilder Wizard (on the same computer that you are logging in from), you will be
prompted to assign the site to your account and thus upgrade it to regular. You can
skip this step and register your trial site later, but note that it may be deleted by your
Plesk Sitebuilder provider or automatically destroyed after the expiration date.
Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard opens on the Start page, from which you can start creating
Go to
your first site. You can proceed to your Administrator Panel by clicking the
Admin Panel shortcut at the top of the screen.
 To access Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard as an anonymous user (in demo mode):
1 Open your Internet browser.
2 Enter the URL to Plesk Sitebuilder demo version into the address bar
of your browser and press ENTER.
For example, http://sitebuilder/Wizard
where 'sitebuilder' is the domain name of the server where Plesk Sitebuilder is
installed.
The link may be distributed by a Plesk Sitebuilder provider, or obtained otherwise.
3 Select the language of Plesk Sitebuilder interface from the Interface
language list.
The Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard opens on the Overview page, which provides access to
all five steps of the Wizard.
Learning Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard
Interface
In Plesk Sitebuilder, a site is created in five steps. Each step has its own working and
navigation principles, which will be covered in respective sections further in this guide.
Here we will outline the general principles of working with the Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard
interface, and enumerate elements present on all Plesk Sitebuilder screens.
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Figure 1: Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard Interface
Every Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard window contains the following elements:
1
Plesk Sitebuilder logo linked to the Sitebuilder page on the official Parallels web site.
This image can be customized by your Plesk Sitebuilder provider.
2
Save Changes button used for saving the results of actions performed on the page. If
no changes have been applied, the button is inactive. This button is also disabled
when editing the content of page modules on step Edit, since modules have their
own dialogs for saving changes.
3
Top help string, which provides short instructions about the operations you can
perform on the current page and displays the result of your last action.
4
Shortcuts used to switch between the five Wizard steps. The step you are currently
on is highlighted in color.
5
Support button, which, by default, opens Plesk Sitebuilder Online Server Support
screen on the official Parallels web site, where you can fill in the form to request the
help of Parallels technical support team. This link can be customized by your Plesk
Sitebuilder provider.
6
Help button opens the context-sensitive online help on the corresponding page.
7
Go to Admin Panel shortcut takes you to your Plesk Sitebuilder Administrator
Panel.
8
Parallels logotype image linked to Parallels web site.
9
Log out button finishes your current session with Plesk Sitebuilder.
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Note: The Go to Admin Panel and Log out buttons are not displayed to anonymous
users. Instead of the Log out button, they see a shortcut
Log in here..
Already a registered user?
10 Work area, where the interface options available on the current step of the Wizard
are displayed.
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12
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Back button, which enables you to get to the previous step of the Wizard (you
can also return to the previous step using the top navigation bar).
Preview button, which allows you to preview the site at any stage of its creation.
Next button, which switches you to the next step of creating your site (you can
also click the next tab in the top navigation bar).
In this section:
Working with Lists ..............................................................................................14
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Working with Lists
When setting up page or block modules on the Edit step of Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard,
you will see lists of various system objects (blog posts, online store orders, etc.).
In such a list, each object record is a table row displaying the object name and the
relevant parameters of the object (for example, for each forum topic, the author of the
topic, the category the topic belongs to, the date of last the update, and the number of
replies to the topic are displayed). Above and below each list, the total number of items
contained in the list is displayed. Below the list, you can adjust the number of items to
be displayed per page (5, 10, 25, or 100). In multi-page lists, you can navigate between
the pages by clicking the page number shortcuts above and below the list. To go to the
first/last page of the list, click First Page or Last Page, accordingly.
In lengthy lists, you can find items using the search function, or sort items by certain
parameters. To find an item, type a search criterion into the input box above the list,
and click Search. The list will show the items matching the search criterion. To return to
the full list of items, click Show All.
Figure 2: Searching for Objects
To sort list items by a certain parameter in ascending or descending order, click the
parameter's title in the column heading. The order of sorting will be indicated by a small
triangle displayed next to the parameter's title.
Figure 3: Sorting Objects
In some lists, you can filter items by a certain attribute by selecting one of them from
the drop-down list (for example, on the Orders tab of your eShop page, you can filter out
orders of certain status: New, Paid, Processed, Backorder, Completed, Cancelled, Failed, or
Any).
Figure 4: Filtering Objects
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Note: All the above described principles also apply to the list of design template
categories on the Design step of the Wizard. For information on using these options on
the Design step, read section Creating Site Design (on page 19).
To choose a list object for further operation, select the check box to the left of the
object's name.
Figure 5: Selecting Particular Objects in a List
To choose all objects in the list, select the check box at the head of the column.
Figure 6: Selecting All List Objects at Once
To perform operations with certain objects in a list, select the required objects and click
an operation shortcut above the list (for example, Activate, Deactivate, Remove Selected,
etc.).
In the list of guestbook messages, the status of a message is indicated by icon in the
Status (S) column (not archived
or archived ).
In most lists, individual operation shortcuts are displayed for each item. For example,
for each product category on the Categories tab on the eShop page, there are arrows (
and ) used to change the order in which the categories are displayed on the site
page; and the
Edit icon used to open the categories in editing mode.
In most lists, you can configure or edit a list object by:

Clicking the object name, if it is clickable (for example, the post names on the
Content tab of the Blog page)

Clicking the
Edit icon for this object in the list (for example, for a product on the
Products tab of the eShop page)
In some lists, you will also see shortcuts to managing the objects' dependent items such as the View/Edit Comments shortcut for each blog post on the Content tab of the Blog
page.
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In most object lists in the Wizard, you will find default objects created for your
convenience, which you can delete or reuse at a later stage.
Starting to Work with Plesk Sitebuilder
Wizard
The Overview page provides quick access to and contains short description of each of
the five steps required for creating a site in Plesk Sitebuilder.
Figure 7: Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard Overview Page
The five Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard steps are as follows:
1
Start. On this step, you choose whether to create a site from scratch or create a site
using one of the proposed site templates (site-blog, site-photo gallery, etc.).
2
Design. On this step, you configure your site layout, color scheme, menu style, logo
and banner, as well as set up text elements appeared at the background of your
site, such as the title phrase and the copyright notice.
3
Pages. On this step, you configure the structure of your site and arrange the pages
hierarchy in the site map.
4
Edit. On this step, you create and edit the content of your site pages.
5
Publish. On this step, you publish your site on the Internet.
For anonymous users, on the Overview page, the
Interface language box is displayed
allowing to select the language of the Wizard interface.
Getting Started with Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard
To start creating your site, click
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Start at the bottom of the screen.
Getting Help
If you encounter a problem while using Plesk Sitebuilder, there are several resources
available to help you troubleshoot the problem:

Use on-screen context-sensitive help.
At the bottom of the navigation pane, you can find short instructions on the
operations that are available on the current page.

Refer to our knowledge base (http://kb.parallels.com/en/products/sitebuilderlinux).
The knowledge base provides solutions to the most common problems with Plesk
Sitebuilder.

Go to our forum
(http://forum.swsoft.com/forumdisplay.php?s=f2b895fc3636e705ec9b9a85ef81f040
&forumid=99).
Here all users can post questions, exchange ideas, and troubleshoot issues not
described in the knowledge base. Note that Parallels does not provide official
support through this forum.

Contact technical support.
If you have any problems or questions that are not covered in the user
documentation or knowledge base, you can click
Support located on the
navigation pane and submit your problem to your technical support representative.
CHAPTER 2
Choosing Type of Created Site
The first step of creating site with Plesk Sitebuilder is to choose whether you want to
start creating your site from scratch or use one of proposed site templates (the socalled site families). By default, there are two site templates available - blog and image
gallery, but the Plesk Sitebuilder administrator can extend this list by creating custom
site templates and including them in your service plan.
To choose the type of the created site, go to the Start step and click the required site
family to select it.
The Start page looks as follows:
Figure 8: Step 1. Choosing the Site Type
The chosen site family is indicated with the
sign.
Having selected a site family, click Next at the bottom of the screen to proceed to
configuring the design of your site.
If you fail to select a certain site family (and you see it in the list as grayed out), contact
your Plesk Sitebuilder administrator for assistance.
Creating Site Design
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Creating Site Design
In Plesk Sitebuilder, you can build the graphic design of your site by combining the
provided presets with your custom design elements which you can upload to
Sitebuilder. Plesk Sitebuilder offers design presets of several types, including: design
templates, color schemes, page banners and site menu styles. You can personalize
your design by uploading a custom page banner and logo. Besides uploading your own
banner and logo, you can specify the title, subtitle and footer message for your site. In
this chapter you will find a step-by-step instruction on creating your site design in Plesk
Sitebuilder.
The Plesk Sitebuilder Design step screen looks as follows.
Figure 9: Step 2. Creating Site Design
The work area of the screen contains the following elements:
1
Design template selection area, which provides the functions facilitating the choice of a
site design template (see page 21). When you choose to display All categories, this
area shows all available design templates.
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2
Design template preview window displaying the currently selected template. Click this
window for full-size preview of the template. The chosen design template, color
scheme and menu style are shown in red frames in the corresponding areas of the
screen.
3
Color schemes area, where you can choose the colors for your site (see page 23).
4
Banners area enabling you to select or upload a banner for your site (see page 23).
5
Menu styles area, where you can choose the appearance of the site menu (see page 24).
6
Logo area enabling you to upload your custom logo (see page 25).
7
Site info area where you can provide the information to be displayed in the header and
footer of your site pages (see page 25).
8
The design template list navigation area.
Read this chapter to learn how to use these options to create your site design.
In this section:
Selecting Design Template for Site ................................................................... 21
Removing Design Template from Page ............................................................. 22
Selecting Color Scheme .................................................................................... 23
Selecting Banner ............................................................................................... 23
Selecting Menu Style......................................................................................... 24
Uploading Logo ................................................................................................. 25
Specifying Site Title, Subtitle, and Footer Message ........................................... 25
Buying Pictures from Fotolia .............................................................................. 26
Creating Site Design
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Selecting Design Template for Site
On this step, you choose the general graphic and layout concept of the site page - the
site design template. For more convenience, design templates are grouped into
categories which correspond to the most frequently encountered site types. Your
choice of the design template defines the choice of available color schemes, menu
styles and page banners further on this step.
The list of available site design templates is determined by your service plan.
 To select a design template for your site:
1 On the Design step, select a template category from the Category list.
The default design template which goes with the category is displayed in the main
design preview window; the alternative ones - in smaller windows beside the main
window.
2 Click a design template to select it.
The selected template appears in the main design preview window. By selecting a
design template you can view the color schemes, menu styles and page banners
which go with it in the respective areas of the page.
Each design template has a unique alphanumeric code (for example, (vap-26, eug29, etc.) by which you can identify it in Plesk Sitebuilder.
To choose a design template on pure aesthetic grounds (not by category), select All
Categories from the Category list to display all available templates, and then click the
desired template to select it.
For some tips on working with the list of design templates, see section Working with Lists
(on page 14).
If necessary, you can remove the design template (see page 22) from selected standard
(HTML) pages of your site at a later stage.
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Figure 10: Selecting a Design Template
Removing Design Template from Page
All pages of your Plesk Sitebuilder site are built on the basis of a design template - the
one which you have applied on the Design step and which includes pre-configured page
graphics and layout. You can remove these elements from any common (standard)
page (indicated by the
icon in the site map), turning it into a plain page with no
design.
To remove the design template from a page, go to the Edit step, select the page in the
Site map area and click Remove Design Template.
At any moment later you can get the page design back by clicking Restore Design
Template.
You cannot remove the design template from special pages (modules).
Creating Site Design
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Selecting Color Scheme
For each design template, a number of color schemes are available. No custom color
schemes can be uploaded to Plesk Sitebuilder.
To select color scheme for your site, on the Design step, click the thumbnail image you
like in the Color schemes section.
The chosen color scheme is applied to the design template, and the results are
displayed on the design template preview.
Figure 11: Selecting a Color Scheme
Selecting Banner
In Plesk Sitebuilder, a banner is a large image of rectangular shape which serves as a
central element of the page layout. Each design template offers a choice of available
banners.
 To select a banner:
1 On the Design step, in the Banners area, click the downward arrow to
expand the list of available banners.
2 Select the banner you like.
The chosen banner is displayed it in the main design preview window.
You can also upload a custom banner for your site. The maximum allowed dimensions of
a banner vary depending on the selected template. To find out the maximum banner size
for a particular template, try uploading an image bigger than 1024x350 px - you will see a
warning message containing the maximum banner dimensions for the current template.
The supported file formats are *.jpg, *.bmp, *.gif, and *.png.
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 To upload a new banner:
1
2
3
4
On the Design step, click Browse in the Banners area.
In the Browse window, navigate to the image file you want to upload.
Click Open in the Browse window.
Click Upload in the Banners area.
Figure 12: Selecting or Uploading a Banner
Selecting Menu Style
Menu style defines the visual appearance of the menu items on your site.
To select the menu style, on the Design step, choose the preferable style in the Menu
styles area.
For each design template, there are a number of menu styles to choose from.
Figure 13: Selecting a Menu Style
Creating Site Design
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Uploading Logo
In Plesk Sitebuilder, a logo is a small image displayed at the top of each page, within
the page banner. The maximum size of logo image is 320x320 px; the supported file
formats are *.bmp, *.gif, *.jpg, *.png.
 To upload a custom logo:
1
2
3
4
On the Design step, click Browse in the Logo area.
In the Browse window, navigate to the image file you want to upload.
Click Open in the Browse window.
Click Upload in the Logo area.
For each template, Plesk Sitebuilder provides its own default logo image. To restore
this logo, click Restore Default.
To remove logo from your site design, click Clear.
Figure 14: Uploading a Logo
Specifying Site Title, Subtitle, and Footer
Message
Site title, subtitle, and footer message are text elements appeared at the background of
your site: site title and subtitle are displayed within the site banner, and footer message
is put at the bottom of every page of your site.
To specify your site title, subtitle phrase and footer message, on the Design step, fill in
the fields in the Site info section:
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
In the Site title field, provide your site name (maximum 255 characters). On
business sites, this is usually a company name.

In the Subtitle field, provide any phrase which reflects the concept and objectives of
the site. This phrase will be displayed below the site title in smaller font. On
business sites, this is usually a corporate slogan.

In the Footer message field, provide the copyright notice or any other information of
similar kind - disclaimers, contact information, etc., which you would like to place in
the page footer.
For each text element, it is possible to break the text into multiple lines. To do so, insert
the <br> tag where you want the line break to be. For example: first line<br>second
line<br>third line...
If you do not wish to specify the title, subtitle or footer message for your site, clear the
corresponding fields.
Note: Some design templates allow customizing only the site title. For these templates,
the Subtitle and Footer message fields are disabled.
Figure 15: Specifying Site's Title, Subtitle, and Footer Message
Buying Pictures from Fotolia
In Plesk Sitebuilder, you can buy images from Fotolia (http://www.fotolia.com/parallels/)
- the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, directly from the
Wizard. As a Parallels customer, you have a 20% bonus when purchasing Fotolia
images.
 To purchase images from Fotolia:
1 On the Design step, click the
schemes area.
Buy pictures shortcut under the Color
2 Follow the instructions provided on Fotolia web site to purchase
images.
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Note: If you do not see this shortcut, it means that this option is disabled in the Plesk
Sitebuilder license.
Note that when filling your site with content on the Edit step, you can browse the Fotolia
gallery and buy images directly from Plesk Sitebuilder (see Inserting Image (on page
55)).
Figure 16: Buying Pictures from Fotolia
CHAPTER 3
Creating Site Structure
A site consists of several pages linked together to present information in an ordered
way. Using Plesk Sitebuilder, you can arrange the pages in the two levels of hierarchy:
top level pages and second level pages. Therefore, before this stage you must clearly
understand how you intend to structure your site.
Note: The maximum number of pages you can create in one site is determined by your
service plan.
To facilitate creating your site, you are provided with a number of pre-defined site
structures, or page sets, which can be used as templates for creating your own site
structure. The default page set of your site is determined by the type of site you chose
on the Start page of Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard.
On the Pages step, you can build any possible site structure by adding the desired
pages and arranging them as needed. Find out about the types of pages (see page 31)
offered by Plesk Sitebuilder and about the process of building site structure (see page
32).
The Pages step screen provides the following functionalities:
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Figure 17: Step 3. Creating Site Structure
1
The Page sets area allows you to choose a page set. The selected page set is
shown in red frame.
2
The Standard pages area displays the structure of the page set chosen in the Page
sets area. You can expand or collapse this section by clicking the
the top bar of the section.
or
icons in
3
The Your site structure area shows the final structure of your site.
4
The Page position area enables you to organize the hierarchy of pages (see page 33) in
the site map, and to rename pages (see page 35).
5
6
structure.
buttons allow you add or remove pages from the site
The Site regional and language options area allows you to set the site language and
the format of numeric data. You can expand or collapse this section by clicking the
or
7
and
icons.
The Special pages area displays all available types of pages which can be added to
your site structure: one common text page, and all available page modules. You
can expand or collapse this section by clicking the
8
or
icons.
The check box enabling you to add a visitors counter to your site (see page 163).
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In this chapter:
Types of Pages ................................................................................................. 31
Structuring Your Site ......................................................................................... 32
Choosing Site Language, Currency, and Format of Numbers, Time and Date... 37
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Types of Pages
In Plesk Sitebuilder, there are two types of pages:

Standard (common) pages - ordinary HTML pages used for displaying text
information. Such pages are marked with
icons in the site map.

Special pages - page modules which extend the site functionality. Each module is
designed for a certain purpose and is identified by its own icon. There are the
following types of page modules in Plesk Sitebuilder:

Blog (see page 73). Supports a standard set of blog functionality: posting,
commenting, content categorizing, etc. A Blog page is very convenient for
organizing the News, Events and similar pages on sites.

Image Gallery (see page 80). Allows you to share images or photos online.
Supports batch image upload with group editing functions, organizing images
into albums, etc.

eShop (see page 88). Online store creation and management tool featuring
shopping cart, multi-currency, categorized product catalog with thumbnail
upload capability, product inventory and shipping cost support, order
management. Provides integration with a number of online payment systems,
such as PayPal, Authorize.Net, and others.

File Download (see page 118). Allows providing content for download to site
visitors.
Note: Each File Download page can hold only one file. To provide several files
for download, it is necessary to add several File Download pages to the site
structure.

Flash Intro (see page 119). A pre-designed flash introduction to your site. It is
possible to choose between several designs of the intro and insert your own text
content into it.
Note: The Flash Intro module is the only page module that requires no PHP on
the publishing location and therefore can be included into a static site.

Forum (see page 120). Allows you to set up a forum where visitors can post
questions and participate in discussions.

Guestbook (see page 128). Allows you to create a guestbook and manage the
posted messages.

Registration (see page 132). Allows you to set up voluntary user
authentication on sites. After a registered site visitor opts in, their details are
automatically inputted in all forms they open on the site, for example, when
submitting a forum topic or shopping at the online store. You can suspend a
visitor account, thus restricting a visitor from authenticating under his or her user
name.

External Page (see page 138). Allows incorporating links to external pages into
the site menu.
The list of available modules is determined by your service plan.
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In Plesk Sitebuilder, you can add several page modules of one type to a site (except for
Flash Intro and Registration).
Structuring Your Site
You can build and edit your site structure on the Pages step of Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard.
To facilitate creating your site, you are provided with a number of pre-defined site
structures, or page sets, which can be used as templates for creating your own site
structure. The default page set of your site is determined by the type of site you chose
on the Start page of Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard. You see this default page set highlighted
in the list of page sets, its structure is displayed in the Your site structure box on the right.
You can modify the proposed site structure as desired by adding pages from other
page sets (or even whole page sets), renaming pages, changing pages hierarchy, or
removing pages from the Your site structure box.
The list of page sets available depends on your service plan and can be extended only
by your Plesk Sitebuilder administrator. The structure of each page set is shown in the
Standard pages area after you select the page set in the list.
The Special pages area shows a list of special pages, or modules which you can add to
your site, plus one common site page which you can use as an ordinary text page. To
learn which modules are available, refer to Types of Pages (on page 31).
In this section:
Adding Pages .................................................................................................... 33
Changing Position of Pages .............................................................................. 33
Renaming Pages ............................................................................................... 35
Hiding Pages in Site Navigation ........................................................................ 35
Removing Pages ............................................................................................... 37
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Adding Pages
 To add pages to the site structure:
1 Select the necessary pages in the Standard pages, or in the Special pages
area.
Note: The module titles in the page set may differ from the original names of the
modules. For example, a page
Photo may represent the
Image Gallery module.
You can always identify a module by its icon.
2 Click
.
Or just drag and drop needed pages into the Your site structure box.
You can add as many modules of one type to your site as you wish - except for the
Flash Intro and Registration modules. These modules can be added to your site only
once.
Figure 18: Adding Pages
Changing Position of Pages
 To change the pages hierarchy:
1 Select the required page in the Your site structure box.
2 Use one of the buttons in the Page position area:

To move a page from the second level to the top level of the site structure, click
Left.

To move a page from the top level to the second level, click Right.
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
To move a page up at the same level, click Up.

To move a page down at the same level, click Down.
When you move a first level page Up or Down, all dependent second level pages are
moved together with it.
Note: In Plesk Sitebuilder, modules can be only first-level pages in the site structure,
and cannot have dependent second level pages. The only exception is the File
Download module, which you can set a second-level page, but you cannot depend other
pages on it.
Figure 19: Changing Position of Pages
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Renaming Pages
 To rename a page:
1 Select the page in the Your site structure box and click Rename.
Or just double-click the page's name to make it editable.
2 Provide a new name for the page.
3 Press ENTER.
If you choose to rename the page at a later stage, you can use the Page title field on the
Edit step of the Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard.
Figure 20: Renaming Pages
Hiding Pages in Site Navigation
You can make certain pages invisible in site menu. The page which you choose to hide
will be accessible only by clicking a link placed on other pages of your site (or wherever
you would like to place it). Note that when a site visitor actually accesses a hidden
page, it appears in the site menu, and when they switch to another (not hidden) page,
the hidden page disappears again.
To hide a page in the site navigation menu:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Go to the desired page.
3 Clear the Show this page in site map check box.
Hidden pages are highlighted with grey color in the Site map area and in the site
structure on the Pages step.
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Figure 21: Hiding Pages in Site Navigation
You can hide both first and second level pages.
To understand how hiding pages correlates with pages hierarchy, see the example
below:
Let the site structure look as follows:

Page 1

Page 2 (hidden)

Page 3


Page 3.1 (hidden)

Page 3.2
Page 4 (hidden)

Page 4.1

Page 4.2 (hidden)
To understand the dependency of pages' visibility and position in the hierarchy, see the
table below.
Active Page*
Visible Pages
Page 1
Page 1, Page 3
Page 2
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
Page 3
Page 1, Page 3, Page 3.2
Page 3.1
Page 1, Page 3, Page 3.1, Page 3.2
Page 3.2
Page 1, Page 3, Page 3.2
Page 4
Page 1, Page 3, Page 4, Page 4.1
Page 4.1
Page 1, Page 3, Page 4.1
Page 4.2
Page 1, Page 3, Page 4.1, Page 4.2
* active page is a page where the site visitor currently stands
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Removing Pages
To remove a page from the site map, select the page in the Your site structure box and
click
.
Note: You cannot delete all pages from the Your site structure area. In case you need to
clear the space - for example, before setting up a completely new site structure, we
recommend to select all pages, except one, delete them, add the necessary pages to
the site, and then delete or reuse the old page.
Figure 22: Removing Pages
Choosing Site Language, Currency, and
Format of Numbers, Time and Date
In Plesk Sitebuilder, you can create a site in the language which is different from the
language of your Wizard interface. The desired language is selected on the Pages step
of Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard.
The choice of the language determines the format of numbers, the site currency and
price format, and also the format of date and time records everywhere on your site.
 To select the language for your site and the format of displaying numbers, currencies,
times and dates:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select the language of your site from the Interface language list.
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In the Standards and formats area, you will see the format of numbers, date and time, and
the currency associated with the chosen language.
If you do not see a required language in the list, check Parallels web site
(http://www.parallels.com/en/download/sitebuilder) to see if it is available. Only a user
with administrator's privileges can download and install language packs in Plesk
Sitebuilder. If you wish to use any of the available language packs, contact your Plesk
Sitebuilder provider for assistance.
Note that the currency and price format specified here will be applied to your online
store, if you add one to your site. You can alter these settings for your online store at a
later stage by configuring the eShop module accordingly (see page 100). The online store
settings and the regional and language settings of the whole site are independent of
each other.
Figure 23: Choosing Site Language and Customizing Settings for Display of Numbers,
Currencies, Time and Date
CHAPTER 4
Populating Site with Content
In Plesk Sitebuilder, creating your site content means creating the content of each
HTML page constituting your site, and setting up functional modules you added to your
site. You can do all this on the Edit step of Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard.
The Plesk Sitebuilder editor is organized in such a way that the information you type on
the pages and the design of the pages are independent. Therefore, you can completely
change the design for a page after you had typed a text on this page, without having to
retype the information.
The Edit step screen is structured in the following way:
Figure 24: Step 4. Populating Site with Content
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1
Site map area shows the site structure created on the Pages step of the Wizard. By
selecting a page in this area, you open its content for editing in the work area of the
screen. To hide the Site map section, click the
Hide Site Map icon. To restore the
Site map area on the screen, click the
Show Site Map icon.
2
Work area provides access to different functions, depending on the type of the edited
page:
3

On ordinary text pages, the work area provides the space for creating the text
content of the page (see page 41) and inserting images (see page 54) with the help
of the WYSIWYG editor, like on the screenshot above.

On special pages, or page modules, the work area provides the module editor
screen, where you can configure various parameters of the module on the
respective tabs, and, in most cases, populate the module with content (for
example, fill your online store catalog with products). For information on working
with lists of objects on module management pages, read section Working with
Lists (on page 14). For more information about configuring and editing each
module, see respective sections further in this chapter.
Modules area allows to embed block modules in text pages, by drag-and-dropping
the module icon to the required spot on the page. For some tips on using block
modules, see section Working with Modules (on page 70). To hide the Modules
Hide Modules icon. To restore the Modules area on the screen,
section, click the
click the
Show Modules icon.
Note: When you edit special pages (page modules), the Modules area of the screen
is not displayed.
In this chapter:
Working with Text ..............................................................................................41
Working with Images..........................................................................................54
Working with Tables...........................................................................................62
Working with Modules ........................................................................................70
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Working with Text
Plesk Sitebuilder is empowered with a user-friendly WYSIWYG (What You See Is What
You Get) content editor, which enables you to see the content on the display screen
exactly as it appears on the Internet.
This subsection describes the ways of working with textual information on your web
pages. You will learn how to format characters and paragraphs, cut, copy, paste text,
insert images and links, check spelling, and more.
Figure 25: Working with Text
In this section:
Applying Styles, Fonts, and Colors to Text ........................................................ 42
Formatting Paragraphs ...................................................................................... 42
Copying and Moving Text .................................................................................. 43
Finding and Replacing Text Fragments ............................................................. 44
Checking Spelling on Page ............................................................................... 45
Undoing and Redoing Actions ........................................................................... 45
Inserting Links ................................................................................................... 46
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Applying Styles, Fonts, and Colors to Text
 To apply formatting to a text:
1 On the Edit step, select the desired site page.
2 Select the text fragment you want to edit.
You can select the whole text on the page by clicking
Select All.
3 Apply desired formatting options to the selected text:

Select a font from the Font list.

Select a font size from the Size list.

Click the
Text Color icon and select a color.

Click the
Background Color icon and select a color.

Click the
Bold,
Italic,
Underline,
Strike Through icons to make the
text bold, italic, underlined, or strikethrough respectively.

Subscript or
Click the
superscript respectively.
Superscript icon to make the text subscript or
4 To insert a special symbol into the text, place the mouse cursor on
the required spot on the page, click the
and select a symbol.
To undo the last formatting action, click the
Insert Special Character icon
Remove Format or
Undo icon.
Formatting Paragraphs
 To apply formatting to a paragraph:
1 On the Edit step, select the desired site page.
2 Place the cursor anywhere in the paragraph you want to format.
3 Apply necessary formatting:

To apply a text style, select it from the Format list.

To align the text, click the
Justify icon.

To change the indentation of the text, click the
Decrease Indent icon.
Align Left,
Center,
Align Right, or
Increase Indent or
4 To insert a horizontal line between two paragraphs, place the cursor
at the end of the first paragraph and click the
icon.
Insert Horizontal Line
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5 To split a paragraph with a page break, click the
Insert Page Break
icon before the beginning of the new prospective paragraph.
Copying and Moving Text
 To copy or move text:
1 On the Edit step, select the desired site page.
2 Select a text fragment.
You can select the whole text of the page by clicking the
Select All icon.
Cut or
Copy, icon depending on the type of operation
3 Click the
(moving or copying).
4 Paste the text on the page using one of the three pasting options:

To simply paste the text from the current page, or from other pages of the site,
place the cursor in the appropriate spot on the page and click the

To paste the text from MS Word, and to retain the formatting applied to it, click
the
OK.

Paste icon.
Paste from Word icon, paste the text into the provided window, and click
To paste the text, and to discard all formatting applied to it, click the
as Plain Text icon, paste the text into the provided window, and click OK.
Paste
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Finding and Replacing Text Fragments
 To find a particular text fragment on the page:
1 On the Edit step, select the desired site page.
Find icon.
2 Click the
3 In the Find what field, enter the text you want to find.
4 Select the Match case check box to search only for text that exactly
matches the case (uppercase or lowercase character formatting) of
the specified search pattern.
5 Click Find to start the search.
 To find and replace a text fragment on the page:
1 Click the
Replace icon.
2 In the Find what field, enter the text you want to find.
3 In the Replace with field, enter the text to replace the searched fragment
with.
4 Select the necessary search options:

Match case - to search for text that exactly matches the case (uppercase or
lowercase character formatting) for the specified search pattern.

Match whole words - to search for the exact phrase as it is specified.
5 Click Replace to replace a particular found segment.
6 Click Replace All to replace all segments found on the page without
reviewing them.
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Checking Spelling on Page
The Spell Checker feature can be used only with Internet Explorer version 5.5 or later.
To be able to use the Spell Checker, you need to install ieSpell - a free-of-charge spell
checker utility for Internet Explorer. To install ieSpell, download the application setup
package from the official ieSpell web site (http://www.iespell.com/download.php), run it
on your computer and complete the steps of the installation procedure as described,
then restart Internet Explorer.
The Spell Checker is available for English only.
 To check spelling on the page:
1 On the Edit step, select the desired site page.
2 Click the
Check Spell icon.
In the Not in dictionary field, possible spelling mistakes are shown.
3 If you are sure that the word found by the Spell Checker is not
misspelled, click Ignore to leave the word as is.
To ignore all occurrences of this word in the text, click Ignore All.
4 If you wish to add this word to the Spell Checker dictionary, click Add.
5 If you want to replace the misspelled word with the word in the
Suggestions field, click Change.
To replace this word in the whole text, click Change All.
6 If you wish to configure the Spell Checker parameters, click Options.
Undoing and Redoing Actions
To undo the last action, click
Undo.
To redo the last undone action, click
Redo.
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Inserting Links
Using the Plesk Sitebuilder editor, you can insert both internal links leading to other
pages of your site, and external links. Internal links point to other pages of your site.
External links pointing to other sites are often used to improve your site popularity and
will direct visitors of your site to friendly sites (the so-called link exchange).
With the help of Plesk Sitebuilder link manager, you can add the following types of
links:

External links (see page 47)


Internal links, or links to other pages of your site (see page 50)
Anchors (see page 50)

E-mail links (see page 52)
To edit a link, right-click the selected link and click Edit Link.
To remove a link, right-click the selected link and click Remove Link, or select the link
text and click the
Remove Link icon on the editor panel.
In this section:
Inserting External Link ....................................................................................... 47
Inserting Internal Link ........................................................................................ 50
Inserting Anchor ................................................................................................ 50
Inserting E-Mail Link .......................................................................................... 52
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Inserting External Link
An external link is a reference in a hypertext document to another document on a
different web site.
 To insert an external link:
1 Type/Select the text which you want to set as a hyperlink to another
web resource.
2 Click the
Insert/Edit Link icon.
Figure 26: Inserting an External Link
3 On the Link Info tab, select URL from the Link type list.
4 Select the protocol from the Protocol list.
The available selections are:

http://

https://

ftp://

news://

<other>
5 In the URL field, enter the web address to which the link will point.
6 On the Target tab, select the way the link should open from the Target
list:

To open the link in same browser window (the target page replaces the page of
your site), leave the Target option in its default value <not set>, and leave the
Target Frame Name field blank.
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
To open the link in the new browser window, select New Window [_blank] from the
Target list.

To open the link as a pop-up window, select <popup window> from the Target list,
and specify the parameters of the pop-up in the Popup Window Features area
below.
Note: Other options in the Target list have been designed to work with the HTML
Frames technology, which is currently not used on Plesk Sitebuilder sites.
On non-frames sites, all these options open the link in the same window.
7 If you wish to specify additional attributes for the link, enter them on
the Advanced tab:
Id, this attribute assigns a name to the link. This name must be unique on the page.
Language Direction, this attribute specifies the base direction of directionally neutral
text. Direction can be Left-to-right or Right-to-left.
Access Key, this attribute assigns an access key to an element. An access key is a
single character from the document character set.
Name, this attribute names the current link as an anchor, so that it may be the
destination of another link. The value of this attribute must be a unique anchor
name within the current page.
Language Code, this attribute specifies the base language of the link's attribute
values and text content.
Tab Index, this attribute specifies the position of the current element in the tabbing
order for the current document. The tabbing order defines the order in which
elements receive focus when navigated by the user via the keyboard. The tabbing
order may include elements nested within other elements.
Advisory Title, this attribute offers advisory information about the link. The
information is displayed in the status bar of the browser when the mouse hovers
over the link.
Advisory Content Type, this attribute gives an advisory hint as to the content type of
the content available at the link target address. It allows user agents to opt to use a
fallback mechanism rather than fetch the content if they are advised that they will
get content in a content type they do not support.
Stylesheet Classes, this attribute assigns a CSS class name or set of class names to
the link.
Linked Resource Charset, this attribute specifies the character encoding of the
resource designated by the link.
Style, this attribute specifies style information for the current link. The information
should be formatted as follows: Content-Style-Type: text/css.
8 Click OK.
You can also provide a link to an image, document or a media file stored on your
computer.
 To provide a link to a file on your computer:
1 Type/Select the text which you want to set as a hyperlink.
2 Click the Insert/Edit Link icon.
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4
5
6
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On the Link Info tab, select URL from the Link type list.
Select <other> from the Protocol check box.
Click Browse Server.
In the file uploading window, select the type of file from the Resource
type box: File, Image, Flash, or Media.
Inside each resource type, you can organize your files into a number of folders. To
do so, create the desired hierarchy of folders prior to uploading the files. To create
a folder in the root directory, click Add New Folder in the bottom part of the screen.
Having created a folder, click its name to open it. You can create a new folder
inside the opened folder, or upload a file to it.
When the folder is opened, the top bar of the file uploading screen shows the path
to this folder on the server, and the left frame provides navigation to the upper-level
folder. To navigate one level up, click the .. icon.
7 To upload a file of the selected type to the server, click Browse, locate
the file in your local file system, click Open and then click Upload.
For each uploaded file, size is shown.
To delete a file, click the corresponding
icon.
8 To create a link to the file, click the file name.
Figure 27: Inserting a Link to a File
The path to the file on the server is automatically inputted into the URL field on the
Link screen.
9 Click OK.
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Inserting Internal Link
An internal link is a link to another page of your site.
 To insert an internal link:
1 Type/Select the text which you want to set as a link to another page.
2 From the Custom links box on the WYSIWYG panel, select the page to
which the link should point.
Figure 28: Inserting a Link to Another Page of Your Site
Inserting Anchor
Anchor is a word or a group of words that define the destination a hyperlink leads to.
Anchors are very helpful in facilitating navigation through a great amount of text located
on a single place. With this function you can provide the site visitors an easy way to
jump from one part of the text to another.
 To insert an anchor:
1 Place the cursor where you want the link to lead to.
2 Click the
Insert/Edit Anchor icon.
3 On the Anchor Properties form, enter the anchor name.
Figure 29: Inserting an Anchor
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4 Click OK.
The anchor icon
appears in the selected place in the text.
5 Select a text fragment which you want to link to the anchor to.
6 Click the
Insert/Edit Link icon.
7 On the Link Info tab, select Anchor in this page from the Link type list.
Select an anchor from the list.
Figure 30: Creating a Link to the Anchor
8 If you wish to specify additional attributes for the anchor, enter them
on the Advanced tab:
Id, this attribute assigns a name to the anchor. This name must be unique on the
page.
Language Direction, this attribute specifies the base direction of directionally neutral
text. Direction can be Left-to-right or Right-to-left.
Access Key, this attribute assigns an access key to an element. An access key is a
single character from the document character set.
Name, this attribute names the current link as an anchor, so that it may be the
destination of another link. The value of this attribute must be a unique anchor
name within the current page.
Language Code, this attribute specifies the base language of the anchor's attribute
values and text content.
Tab Index, this attribute specifies the position of the current element in the tabbing
order for the current document. The tabbing order defines the order in which
elements receive focus when navigated by the user via the keyboard. The tabbing
order may include elements nested within other elements.
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Advisory Title, this attribute offers advisory information about the anchor. The
information is displayed in the status bar of the browser when the mouse hovers
over an anchor.
Advisory Content Type, this attribute gives an advisory hint as to the content type of
the content available at the link target address. It allows user agents to opt to use a
fallback mechanism rather than fetch the content if they are advised that they will
get content in a content type they do not support.
Stylesheet Classes, this attribute assigns a CSS class name or set of class names to
the anchor.
Linked Resource Charset, this attribute specifies the character encoding of the
resource designated by the link.
Style, this attribute specifies style information for the current anchor. The information
should be formatted as follows: Content-Style-Type: text/css.
9 Click OK.
To remove a link to the anchor, select the link text and click the Remove Link
icon.
To remove an anchor itself, select it on the page and click the DELETE key.
Inserting E-Mail Link
If you want visitors of your site to contact you by e-mail, insert an e-mail link into your
web page. On a web page, this looks like your e-mail address underlined, and when a
user clicks it, a mail program on his or her computer opens a "Compose New
Message" window with your e-mail address specified as the recipient address. When
placing e-mail links, you can also specify the default subject for the message.
 To insert an e-mail link:
1 Select a text which you want to set as an e-mail link.
Insert/Edit Link icon.
2 Click the
3 On the Link Info tab, select E-mail from the Link type list.
4 Enter an e-mail address in the E-mail address field.
5 In the Message subject field, enter the default subject of the message.
6 In the Message body field, enter the default text of the message.
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Figure 31: Inserting an E-Mail Link
7 If you want to specify additional attributed for the link, you can do it
on the Advanced tab.
Id, this attribute assigns a name to the link. This name must be unique on the page.
Language Direction, this attribute specifies the base direction of directionally neutral
text. Direction can be Left-to-right or Right-to-left.
Access Key, this attribute assigns an access key to an element. An access key is a
single character from the document character set.
Name, this attribute names the current link as an anchor, so that it may be the
destination of another link. The value of this attribute must be a unique anchor
name within the current page.
Language Code, this attribute specifies the base language of the link's attribute
values and text content.
Tab Index, this attribute specifies the position of the current element in the tabbing
order for the current document. The tabbing order defines the order in which
elements receive focus when navigated by the user via the keyboard. The tabbing
order may include elements nested within other elements.
Advisory Title, this attribute offers advisory information about the link. The
information is displayed in the status bar of the browser when the mouse hovers
over the link.
Advisory Content Type, this attribute gives an advisory hint as to the content type of
the content available at the link target address. It allows user agents to opt to use a
fallback mechanism rather than fetch the content if they are advised that they will
get content in a content type they do not support.
Stylesheet Classes, this attribute assigns a CSS class name or set of class names to
the link.
Linked Resource Charset, this attribute specifies the character encoding of the
resource designated by the link.
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Style, this attribute specifies style information for the current link. The information
should be formatted as follows: Content-Style-Type: text/css.
8 Click OK.
Working with Images
The Plesk Sitebuilder WYSIWYG editor allows you to insert images into the pages of
your site, and to adjust their properties as desired: resize, crop, set alignment, spacing,
add borders, specify meta information and configure advanced image settings, such as
long description and CSS styles.
You can insert images from your computer, or buy and upload professional images
from Fotolia (http://www.fotolia.com/parallels/) - the first worldwide social marketplace
for royalty free stock images. You can browse the Fotolia gallery, purchase and upload
any image of your choice directly from Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard. As a Parallels
customer, you have a 20% bonus when purchasing Fotolia images.
In this section:
Inserting Image ................................................................................................. 55
Editing Image .................................................................................................... 59
Removing Image ............................................................................................... 61
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 To insert an image:
1 On the Edit step, select the desired site page.
2 Place the mouse cursor where you want to insert an image.
Insert/Edit Image icon.
3 Click the
4 On the Image Info tab, click Browse Server.
Figure 32: Inserting an Image
5 Click Browse and select an image to upload.
Note: The maximum size of the image is 200KB. The supported graphics file
formats are *.gif, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.png, *.bmp.
6 Click Open, then click Upload.
When inserting an image, only the Image file type is available in the Resource type
list.
For each uploaded image, size is shown.
If you plan to upload many images to the server, you can organize them in a
number of folders on the file uploading screen. To do so, you need to create the
desired hierarchy of folders prior to uploading the files. To create a folder in the root
directory, click Add New Folder in the bottom part of the screen and provide the folder
name on the pop-up window that appears. Having created a folder, click its name to
open it. You can create a new folder inside the opened folder, or upload a file to it.
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When the folder is opened, the top bar of the file uploading screen shows the path
to this folder on the server, and the left frame provides navigation to the upper-level
folder. To navigate one level up, click the .. icon.
To delete an image, click the corresponding
icon.
7 To insert an image into the page, click the image file name.
Figure 33: Uploading an Image to the Server
The image appears in the preview area of the Image Properties dialog; the image
dimensions appear automatically in the corresponding fields. The path to the image
on the server is placed in the URL field.
8 Click OK.
You can also buy and upload professional images from the Fotolia
(http://www.fotolia.com/parallels/) stock images marketplace.
 To buy an image from the Fotolia gallery and insert it into a page:
1 On the Edit step, select the desired site page.
2 Place the mouse cursor where you want to insert an image.
3 Click the
Insert/Edit Image icon.
4 On the Image Info tab, click Browse the Fotolia gallery.
5 Browse the gallery and click on the image of your choice.
For your convenience, images are arranged in categories and subcategories, by the
depicted subject (displayed on the Representative Categories tab), or by the idea they
express (on the Conceptual Categories tab). To view the category of interest, click its
name on either of the tabs. At the top of the page you can see the path to the
category or subcategory in both groups of categories (on both tabs).
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You can also search for images by keywords or ID (if you know the ID of the image
in the Fotolia gallery) using the Search for option at the top of the window.
When you hover your mouse over an image, detailed information about it is
displayed, including the image ID, short description, author, the lowest available
price, and path on both tabs.
After you click on the image, it is highlighted in red.
Figure 34: Selecting an Image in the Fotolia Gallery
6 Click OK.
7 To purchase the image, click the Proceed to buying this image shortcut in
the upper part of the window.
Images not purchased from Fotolia are not displayed on the published site.
8 In the License column of the table, select the preferred dimensions and
resolution option for the image.
For each license, price in credits is displayed (1 credit = $1.00).
9 Click Next.
10 If you do not have a Fotolia account yet, click Register Now and
complete the registration procedure on the Fotolia web site.
After activating your account on the Fotolia web site, you can buy a number of
credits right away. You can pay for credits via your credit card, PayPal or Click &
Buy. Having registered an account and bought some credits, return to Plesk
Sitebuilder to purchase the desired image.
11 On the login and registration window, input your account credentials
and click Log In.
In the User info section, you see the number of credits you have on your account.
In the Image info section, you see the image preview, details and price.
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If you do not have enough credits for buying the image, click the Buy more credits
shortcut and purchase credits on the Fotolia web site, or click Back to return to the
previous screen and choose a cheaper license.
12 Click Purchase Now.
13 On the confirmation screen, click Close.
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Editing Image
 To edit image size, alignment, spacing, border, alternate text, target URL, or advanced
settings:
1 Right-click on the image.
2 Choose Image Properties from the context menu.
3 To provide an alternate text for the image, enter it in the Alternate text
field.
This text replaces the image in conditions when it cannot be rendered normally when users' browsers are configured not to display images, or when the page is
visited by visually impaired users (the ones who use speech synthesizers).
Specifying this attribute is considered a requirement for most web resources. In
some browsers (for example, in Internet Explorer) the alternate text is displayed
when the mouse hovers over an image.
4 To resize the image, specify the image dimensions in the Width and
Height fields.
To reset the image size to its original one, click the Reset Size
icon.
When resizing an image, you can choose whether to keep the proportions of the
original image or change the image width and height separately. To do so, use the
Lock aspect ratio icon.
The Preview window shows the image appearance after the resize.
5 To draw a border around the image, specify a desired border width in
pixels in the Border width field.
To set the color of the border, go to the Advanced tab and enter the color in the Style
field, in CSS style format (for example, color: black).
6 To set the width of white space to be inserted to the left and right of
the image, specify a desired value in pixels in the Horizontal spacing
field.
7 To set the width of white space to be inserted above and below the
image, specify a desired value in pixels in the Vertical spacing field.
8 To align the image on the page and set the desired word wrap type,
choose the appropriate option from the Align list.
9 On the Link tab, in the URL field, specify the link where the image will
point.
To point an image to a file on your computer, click Browse Server and upload a file as
described in Inserting External Link (on page 47).
10 From the Target list, choose the way the link should open:

To open the link in same browser window, leave the Target option in its default
value <not set>.

To open the link in the new browser window, select New window [_blank] from the
Target list.
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Note: Other options in the Target list have been designed to work with the HTML
Frames technology, which is currently not used on Plesk Sitebuilder sites.
On non-frames sites, all these options open the link in the same window.
11 If you wish to specify additional attributes for the image, enter them
on the Advanced tab:
ID, this attribute assigns a name to the object element, which can be used, for
example, as a target anchor for a hyperlink. This ID must be unique on the page.
Text Direction, specifies the base direction of directionally neutral text. Direction can
be Left to right or Right to left.
Language Code, this attribute specifies the ISO code of the natural language in which
the image meta information is provided. This improves your image rendering by
search engines and helps visually impaired users. You can provide the language
code in the following formats:

As an ISO 639 two-letter abbreviation (en (English), fr (French), de (German), it
(Italian)); the full list of such abbreviations is available here
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes).

As a combination of the ISO 639 language code and a two-letter ISO 3166
country code (for example, en-US). The full list of ISO 3166 two-letter codes can
be found here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1).
Long Description URL, this attribute specifies a link to the image long description,
which opens upon clicking on the alternate text.
Stylesheet Classes, this attribute assigns a CSS class name or set of class names to
the image.
Advisory Title, this attribute offers advisory information about the image. The
information is displayed on a tool tip which appears when the mouse hovers over
the image. If you leave this field blank, in Internet Explorer, the tool tip contains the
image alternate text. In Mozilla Firefox, the tool tip is not displayed.
Style, this attribute specifies style information for the current image. The information
should be formatted as follows: Content-Style-Type: text/css.
12 Click OK.
 To crop an image:
1 Click on the image and then click
toolbar.
Crop on the WYSIWYG editor
Or, right-click on the image and choose Crop Image from the context menu.
2 In the crop window, with your mouse, drag the borders of the crop
area where desired using the resize handles at the sides.
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Figure 35: Cropping the Image
To move the crop area use the move handle which appears when you hover your
mouse over the crop area.
When your are setting the crop area using the mouse cursor, you can see the size
of the resulting image and the size of the cropped areas on the left of the window.
You can adjust the sizes by specifying certain number of pixels in the
corresponding fields:

To set the width of the area to be cropped from the left or right of the image,
specify a desired number of pixels in the Left crop band size field. To crop from
the right, specify a negative number.

To set the width of the area to be cropped from the top or bottom of the image,
specify a desired number of pixels in the Top crop band size field. To crop from
the bottom, specify a negative number.
To adjust the dimensions of the resulting image, specify the desired width and
height in the Output image width and Output image height fields.
3 If you wish to keep the original image proportions after cropping,
select the Lock aspect ratio check box.
4 Click OK.
Note: The resize and crop operations are applied to the copy of the image. If you wish
to restore the original image, reload it from the server (right-click on the cropped image
> Image Properties > Browse Server > click the corresponding image file > OK).
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Removing Image
To remove an image from the page, click on it and then press DELETE on your
keyboard.
Working with Tables
Tables are used to organize textual and numerical information in a convenient and
clear way. Besides, on web pages, tables are often used as a convenient tool for
building page layout. When you build your page on the basis of a table, you:

Have more freedom in positioning elements on a web page

Ensure that organized text is displayed correctly in all browsers and screen
resolutions
With table-based layout you may, for example, incorporate an RSS feed into your page
as a side frame, by drag-and-dropping the RSS module as described in section Adding
RSS News Feeds (on page 148), into one of the table columns.
The current section describes how to work with tables: insert tables, add and delete
rows, columns, and cells, merge and split cells, and resize tables and cells.
In this section:
Inserting Table .................................................................................................. 63
Editing Table Properties .................................................................................... 64
Adding or Removing Rows, Columns, and Cells ............................................... 65
Editing Cell Properties ....................................................................................... 67
Merging Cells .................................................................................................... 67
Spanning Cell across Several Rows or Columns ............................................... 68
Splitting Cell ...................................................................................................... 69
Adding Content to Table .................................................................................... 69
Removing Table ................................................................................................ 70
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Inserting Table
 To insert a table:
1 Place the cursor where you want to insert a table.
2 Click the
Insert/Edit Table icon on the WYSIWYG editor toolbar.
3 Specify the number of columns and rows in the table.
4 Specify the table width and height.
In the Width field, enter the desired table width in pixels. The default value is 200 px.
We do not recommend creating tables wider than 760 pixels, so that your table is
displayed correctly in all screen resolutions.
Note: Some site design templates do not allow inserting tables wider than 450 px,
or even 280 px. In such templates, inserting wider tables causes odd look of the
page on preview. If inserting a wider table is critical for you, go to the Design step of
the Wizard and choose a different site design template.
In the Height field, specify the table height in pixels. If you leave this field blank, the
value is set automatically based on the number of rows. The default row height is
20 px.
5 In Border size field, specify the size of the table border in pixels.
The default value is 1 px.
Note: To make the borders invisible, specify "0" in the Border size field. You may
need this option if you are using a table for page layouting purposes.
6 Select the alignment type (Left, Center, or Right).
By default, the table is left aligned.
7 Specify cell spacing and padding.

Cell spacing is the distance between the cells. The default value is 1 px.

Cell padding is the distance between the border of the cell and the text
contained in the sell. The default value is 1 px.
8 Optionally, enter the table caption and description (summary).

The table caption is displayed on the site page above the table (center aligned).
By default, the caption is given in the same font as all other text information on
the page.

The table description (summary) is not shown on the site page - your users will
see it in a pop-up window after they right-click on the table and choose Properties
from the context menu. To see how it works, open the site preview. The
Properties option is displayed only for tables which have a description (summary)
specified.
9 Click OK.
10 Click
Save on the WYSIWYG editor toolbar.
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Figure 36: Inserting a Table
Editing Table Properties
 To edit the table properties:
1 Right-click inside the table and choose
Table Properties from the
context menu.
2 In the Table Properties dialog , you can set the following properties:

Width. You can specify the new value in pixels, or as a percent from the original
width.

Height. Specify the new value in pixels.

Cell spacing and Cell padding.

Alignment.

Border size.

Table Caption and Summary.
For detailed information about setting these parameters, refer to section Inserting
Table (on page 63).
Note: You cannot edit the number of rows and columns in this dialog. Learn how to
change the number of rows and columns in section Adding or Removing Rows,
Columns and Cells (on page 65).
3 Click OK.
Alternatively, you can resize the table horizontally or vertically (edit table width, or
height, or both) with your mouse. To do so, click one of the table's resize handles and,
holding down your mouse, drag the border to the location you prefer.
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Figure 37: Resizing a Table with the Mouse Cursor
Adding or Removing Rows, Columns, and Cells
 To add a row or a column:
1 Place your mouse cursor in one of the table cells.
2 Right-click on the cell and choose the necessary operation from the
context menu:

To insert a row below the current row (containing a cursor), choose
Row.

To insert a column to the right from the current column, choose
Insert
Insert Column.
Note: When you add a row or column to the table, the table is not resized to
accommodate them. Instead, other columns and rows present in the table
are resized to fit into the specified table width or height. If you wish to
preserve the original column and row properties, resize the table prior to
adding a new column or row. For information on table resizing, refer to
Editing Table Properties (on page 64).

To insert a cell to the right from the current cell, choose
Insert Cell.
The cell is added in the current row, immediately to the right from the highlighted
cell. Other cells in the row are shifted right.
 To remove a row, column, or cell:
1 Place your mouse cursor in the cell you wish to delete.
2 Right-click on the highlighted cell. Depending on the operation you
Delete Rows, Delete Columns, or
Delete Cells
wish to perform, select
from the context menu.
After you delete a column or row, other columns and rows are resized to fill the
space. After you delete a cell, other cells in the row are shifted left.
In some web browsers, the table cell containing a cursor will be marked with quick
operation shortcuts - two small arrows and a circle
. You can use these shortcuts to
edit your table in the following way:

To insert a row below the current row, click the downward pointing arrow. When
you hover your mouse over the arrow, the arrow's color is changed to red .

To insert a row above, click the upward pointing arrow .
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To insert a column to the left, click the arrow pointing left
.

To insert a column to the right, click the arrow pointing right

To remove the current column, click the circle between the arrows on the top border
of the highlighted cell
.

To remove the current row, click the same circle on the left border of the highlighted
cell .
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Editing Cell Properties
 To configure the parameters of a cell:
1 Place your mouse cursor in the desired cell.
2 Right-click on the cell and select
Cell Properties from the context
menu.
3 On the Cell Properties tab, you can set the following properties:

Width/Height. Specify the width (in pixels, or percent from the original one) and
height (in pixels) of the selected cell.
Note: A cell is resized together with the row or column containing it.

The content positioning options:

Word Wrap. When word wrap is enabled (the default option), a word which
exceeds the cell width is automatically moved to the next line within the cell.

Vertical Alignment/Horizontal Alignment. Choose one of the provided options for
horizontal (Left, Right, or Center) and vertical alignment (Top, Middle, Bottom, or
Baseline).
By default, the content is left and top aligned.

Color options:

Background Color.

Border Color.
To set the color, click Select, choose the desired color from one of the provided
palettes and click OK.
4 Click OK.
Figure 38: Editing Cell Properties
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Merging Cells
Sometimes, you may need to unify several rows or columns with a single horizontal or
vertical cell containing information common for these cells. To do this, you can either
span one cell across several rows or columns, or merge several cells into one
(horizontally or vertically). The difference between these two options is as follows:

When you merge cells, they are united in a single cell. The content of the cells is
merged as well.

When you span a cell across several rows or columns, the cell is stretched, and
shifts other cells together with their content to the right (when you span a row), or
downwards (when you span a column).
 To merge cells:
1 Select the cells you wish to merge.
To select the cells, left-click your mouse on the first cell you wish to merge and,
holding down your mouse, drag it over other required cells. Alternatively, you can
place your mouse cursor in the far right cell to be merged and press SHIFT + <(left arrow) on your keyboard to select other required cells. The selected cells are
highlighted in color.
2 Right-click on the table and choose
Merge Cells.
For details on spanning cells, refer to section Spanning Cell across Several Rows or
Columns (on page 68).
Spanning Cell across Several Rows or Columns
Sometimes, you may need to unify several rows or columns by a single horizontal or
vertical cell containing information common for these cells. To do this, you can either
span a cell across several rows or columns, or merge several cells into one
(horizontally or vertically).
The difference between these two options is as follows:

When you merge cells, they are just united in a single cell. The content of the cells
is merged as well.

When you span a cell across several rows or columns, the cell is stretched, and
shifts other cells, together with their content, to the right (when you span a row), or
downwards (when you span a column).
 To span a cell across several rows or columns:
1 Place your mouse cursor in the desired cell.
Cell Properties from the context
2 Right-click on the table and select
menu.
3 On the Cell Properties tab:

To span a cell across several rows, specify the number of rows in the Rows Span
field.
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To span a cell across several columns, specify the number of columns in the
Columns Span field.
Figure 39: Spanning a Cell across Several Rows or Columns
For details on cells merging, refer to section Merging Cells (on page 67).
Splitting Cell
 To split a cell (horizontally):
1 Place your mouse cursor in the cell you wish to split.
2 Right-click on the table and choose
Split Cell from the context menu.
Later you can adjust the width of the new cells according to the instructions provided in
section Editing Cell Properties (on page 67).
Adding Content to Table
Tables are often used for building web page layouts. When building your page on the
basis of a table, you:

Have more freedom in positioning elements on a web page

Ensure that organized text is displayed correctly in all browsers and screen
resolutions
Note: If you wish to use tables for organizing your content, set the table Border Width
parameter to 0. For details on setting table parameters, refer to Inserting Table (on page
63).
Plesk Sitebuilder allows you to add all types of content to tables, including text, images,
and block modules.
 To insert text in a table:
1 Place your mouse cursor in the desired table cell.
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2 Enter your text.
You can either

Type in your text (see Working with Text (on page 41) for instructions on
performing various formatting and other operations with the text)
or

Paste it from the clipboard by right-clicking on the cell and choosing
from the content menu, or by using the keyboard shortcut (CTRL+V)
Paste
The table cell is resized to accommodate the text. If necessary, you can enable or
disable the word wrap function; you can also set the text alignment in the cell. Refer
to Editing Cell Properties (on page 67) for details on both these operations.
 To insert an image in a table:
1 Place your mouse cursor in the desired table cell.
2 Insert the image as described in section Inserting Image (see page 55).
The table cell is resized to accommodate the image.
To insert a block module, click on the desired block module in the Modules section of
the Edit page and, keeping down your mouse, drag it to the required table cell. For
information on further modules setup, refer to Working with Modules (on page 70).
Removing Table
To remove a table from the page, right-click it and select Delete Table from the context
menu.
Working with Modules
There are two types of modules you can configure in Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard:

Page modules, or special pages. These modules are added to your site as
separate web pages on the Pages step of the Wizard. There are the following
special pages in Plesk Sitebuilder:

Blog (see page 73)

Image Gallery (see page 80)

eShop (see page 88)

File Download (see page 118)

Flash Intro (see page 119)

Forum (see page 120)

Guestbook (see page 128)

Registration (see page 132)

External Page (see page 138)
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All page modules available in Plesk Sitebuilder are described in section Types of
Pages (on page 31). For instructions on how to include special pages in your site
structure, see section Structuring Your Site (on page 32).

Block modules. These modules do not require dedicated site pages: they are
inserted into ordinary HTML pages, and work as embedded functional blocks.
There are the following block modules in Plesk Sitebuilder:

Area Map (see page 138). Allows you to insert fragments of geographical
maps into site pages. You can choose between two third-party GIS engines:
Google Maps API and Microsoft MapPoint Web Service.

Feedback (see page 143). Allows you to include a feedback form into the
page.

RSS Reader (see page 148). Allows you to automatically load favorite news
and information to you site from RSS news feeds (also called "channels").

Script (see page 150). Allows you to add custom PHP, Perl/CGI, JavaScript,
DHTML or any other code to your web pages.

Voting (see page 152). Allows conducting polls and online surveys.

Online Status Indicator (see page 154). Allows you to place an icon showing
your ICQ or Skype status on your site.

SitePal (see page 155). Allows adding SitePal speaking animated characters
to your site.

Site Map (see page 159). Allows displaying a hierarchical visual model of the
site structure to visitors.
Block modules are added and configured on the Edit step of the Wizard.
General rules for working with block modules are the following:

You can add any number of block modules to a page.

To insert a block module into the page, select the module icon in the Modules area
on the right, click and drag it to the desired location on the page.
To insert a block module in the beginning of the page, double click the module title
in the Modules area.

Block modules cannot be viewed directly on the Edit step. You can only configure
block modules there. To preview block modules as they are displayed on your site,
click Preview.

To delete a block module from the page, click
module dialog box.
Remove Module on the block
For details on configuring each particular module, see the corresponding sections
further in this guide.
For information on how to operate with lists of objects appearing on module
management screens, refer to section Working with Lists (on page 14).
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In this section:
Adding Blog ....................................................................................................... 73
Adding Image Gallery ........................................................................................ 80
Adding Online Store .......................................................................................... 88
Providing Content for Download ........................................................................ 118
Adding Flash Intro ............................................................................................. 119
Adding Forum.................................................................................................... 120
Adding Guestbook ............................................................................................. 128
Providing Registration to Your Site Visitors ....................................................... 132
Incorporating Link to External Page into Your Site Menu ................................... 138
Adding Maps ..................................................................................................... 138
Adding Feedback Form ..................................................................................... 143
Adding RSS News Feeds .................................................................................. 148
Inserting Scripts into Your Web Pages .............................................................. 150
Conducting Polls and Online Surveys................................................................ 152
Adding Online Status Indicator .......................................................................... 154
Adding SitePal Animated Character .................................................................. 155
Adding Site Map ................................................................................................ 159
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Adding Blog
A blog is a publicly accessible personal diary or journal consisting of messages (posts)
and visitors' comments. You can add a blog to your site and post your messages there.
The visitors of your site can read your blog posts and leave their comments. If you
have lots of posts in you blog, you can subdivide them into categories for convenience.
 To add a blog to your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
Blog in the Special pages box.
3 Click
.
You can add several blogs to your site.
 To proceed to setting up your blog:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Select
Blog in the Site map area.
Figure 40: Blog Editor
In this section:
Managing Posts in Your Blog ............................................................................ 74
Managing Comments to Blog Posts .................................................................. 76
Managing Categories of Blog Posts .................................................................. 77
Setting Up Blog Appearance ............................................................................. 79
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Managing Posts in Your Blog
After you add a blog to your site, the next step is to fill it in with posts. The procedures
of adding and managing your blog posts are described in the current section.
By default, the module contains two default blog posts, which you can remove (see
page 75) or edit as desired (see page 75).
Posting to Your Blog
 To add a blog post:
1 On the
Blog page, go to the Content tab.
2 Click Add New Post.
3 Enter a post subject in the Subject field.
4 Enter the post text in the Content field.
If you wish to hide a part of your post under a cut, input it below the %placeToCut
tag.
5 If you want to add an image to the post, click the
Insert/Edit Image
icon, navigate to the image file, click Send it to the Server and then click
OK.
Optionally, in the Alternative Text field, and type the text to be displayed when a user
hovers the cursor over the image.
6 Click OK.
By default, the blog contains two default categories. After you add some new categories
(see page 77), or edit the existing ones (see page 78), you can refer the created post to
the desired category, or to several categories.
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Figure 41: Posting to Your Blog
Editing Post
 To edit an existing blog post:
1 On the
Blog page, go to the Content tab.
2 Click the
Edit icon beside the post you want to edit.
3 Edit the post as desired.
4 Click OK.
Removing Post
 To remove a post from the blog:
1 On the
Blog page, go to the Content tab.
2 Select the post you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
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Managing Comments to Blog Posts
All your posted entries can be commented by your site visitors. You can edit and
manage these comments, and add your own ones. The procedures of adding and
managing your blog comments are described in the current section.
Note: To prevent automated computer generated spam comments, anonymous users
will be required to enter a confirmation code to be able to comment on your blog.
Adding Comment
 To add a comment:
1 On the
Blog page, go to the Content tab.
2 Click View/Edit Comments beside the corresponding post.
3
4
5
6
7
Click
Add New Comment.
Enter a comment subject in the Subject field.
Enter your name in the Posted by field.
Enter the text of the comment in the Content field.
Click OK.
To return to the list of posts, click
Back to Posts.
Figure 42: Adding a Comment to a Blog Post
Editing Comment
As a blog owner, you can edit both your own and your blog visitors' comments.
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 To edit a comment:
Blog page, go to the Content tab.
1 On the
2 Click View/Edit Comments beside the corresponding post.
3 Click the
Edit icon beside the comment you want to edit.
4 Edit the comment as desired.
5 Click OK.
To return to the list of posts, click
Back to Posts.
Removing Comment
 To remove a comment:
Blog page, go to the Content tab.
1 On the
2 Click View/Edit Comments beside the corresponding post.
3 Select the comment you want to remove.
4 Click
Remove Selected.
To return to the list of posts, click
Back to Posts.
Managing Categories of Blog Posts
After you add some messages to your blog, you can group them by the discussed
subject. In Plesk Sitebuilder, these subjects are referred to as categories. See the
following sections to learn how to create and manage categories.
Sitebuilder offers two default blog post categories, which you can remove (see page 79)
or edit as desired (see page 78).
Adding Category
 To add a category:
1 On the
Blog page, click the Categories tab.
2 Click
Add New Category.
3 On the Main Properties tab, enter a name for the new category in the
Name field.
4 If you want to provide a short description for the category, enter it on
the Description tab.
5 Click OK.
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Figure 43: Adding a Category for Blog Posts
Editing Category
 To edit a category:
1 On the
2 Click the
Blog page, click the Categories tab.
Edit icon beside the category you want to edit.
3 Edit the category properties as desired.
4 Click OK.
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Changing Order of Categories
You can change the order of categories as they appear in your blog by moving
particular categories up and down in the list.
 To move a category up or down in the list:
1 On the
Blog page, click the Categories tab.
2 Click an upward
name.
or a downward
arrow against the category
One click on the icon moves the category one position up or down respectively.
For categories which have reached the topmost or the bottom position of the list,
the upward
or downward
arrows are not displayed, correspondingly.
Removing Category
 To remove a category:
1 On the
Blog page, click the Categories tab.
2 Select a category you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
Note: After a category is removed, all posts which have been assigned to it remain
in the blog.
Setting Up Blog Appearance
 To set up the appearance of your blog:
1 On the
Blog page, click the Settings tab.
2 Enter the maximum number of posts on one blog page in the Posts per
page field.
3 Enter the maximum number of comments to be displayed on one post
page in the Comments per page field.
To preview your blog page appearance, click Preview at the bottom of the Plesk
Sitebuilder window and go to the blog page of your web site.
Figure 44: Setting Up Blog Appearance
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Adding Image Gallery
The Image Gallery module allows you to place an image gallery or a series of photo
albums on your site in an easy and comfortable way. You can upload images, describe
and categorize them, set the order of images, etc.
 To add an image gallery to your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
Image Gallery in the Special pages box.
3 Click
.
You can add several image galleries to your site.
 To proceed to setting up your image gallery:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Select
Image Gallery in the Site map.
Figure 45: Image Gallery Editor
In this section:
Managing Images .............................................................................................. 81
Managing Categories of Images ........................................................................ 85
Setting Up Image Gallery Appearance .............................................................. 87
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Managing Images
After you add an image gallery to your site, the next step is to fill it in with images. The
procedures of managing images are described in the current section.
Uploading Images
Plesk Sitebuilder Image Gallery supports images in *.jpg, *.gif, and *.png formats. To
ensure correct operation of the module, we do not recommend uploading images of
more than 3 MB in size.
 To upload several images:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, click
Image Upload on the Images tab.
2 Locate the images you wish to upload in the provided Image file fields.
To locate an image, click the corresponding Browse button, navigate to the image
file in your file system, and click Open.
3 Provide titles for the images in the corresponding Name fields.
By default, images are saved under the same names under which they are stored
on your computer. If you wish to save them under different names, clear the check
box Use the file name as default image name and specify the names you prefer.
4 To set the size of images as they appear in your gallery, select one of
the options from the Resize images box.
The available options are:

1152x864

1024x768

800x600

640x480

480x360

360x270

Do not resize
By default the 1024x768 image resize option is used.
5 Click OK.
You can view the list of images on the Images tab.
By default, the gallery contains two default categories. After you add some new categories
(see page 85), or edit the existing ones (see page 86), you can refer the image to a
desired category, or to several categories.
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Figure 46: Uploading Images
Plesk Sitebuilder provides a possibility of batch image upload, allowing to publish many
images at once. You can upload the images from your local file system, and perform a
group resize operation on them. The maximum size of the batch is determined by the
disk space on the publishing server and by the parameters of the network.
 To upload multiple images:
1 Arrange the images you want to upload in one folder on your
computer.
Image Gallery page, click
Multiple Image Upload on the Images
2 On the
tab.
3 In the left frame of the Multiple Image Upload window, navigate to the
required folder in your file system.
4 Select the images you want to upload in the work area of the screen.
When selecting images, follow these guidelines:

To select or deselect an image, click it.

To select all images in the folder, click Select All.

To deselect all images, click Deselect All.
5 From the Upload to category list, select a category to refer images to:

If you have already created a category for your images, select the required
category from the list.

If you want to create a new category for the images, select Create new category
and type the category name in the field that appears.

If you do not want to refer images to any category, select No category.
6 From the Resize images list, select the desired resizing option.
The available options are:

1024x768 px
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800x600 px

640x480 px

Do not resize.
7 Click Upload.
8 After the upload is complete, click OK on the progress bar and on the
screen.
Figure 47: Uploading Multiple Images
You have an option of adding professional images from a worldwide stock images
Buy
marketplace, Fotolia (http://www.fotolia.com/parallels/), to your gallery. Click
Pictures to proceed to the Fotolia web site, where you can browse the Fotolia gallery
and buy images. As a Parallels customer, you have a 20% bonus when purchasing
Fotolia images.
Previewing Images
 To preview an image:
1 On the
2 Click the
Image Gallery page, go to the Images tab.
Preview icon against the image you want to preview.
The image opens in a new window.
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Editing Image Properties
 To edit an image:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, go to the Images tab.
2 Click the
Edit icon against the image you want to edit.
3 Configure the image parameters as desired.
4 Click OK.
Removing Images
 To remove an image:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, go to the Images tab.
2 Select the image you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
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Managing Categories of Images
You can organize your images in photo albums, by arranging them in categories. One
image may belong to one or several categories at the same time. Splitting images into
categories is especially convenient when you have a large number of images. See the
following sections to learn how to create and manage categories.
Plesk Sitebuilder offers two default categories, which you can remove (see page 87) or
edit as desired (see page 86).
Adding Category
 To add a category:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, click the Categories tab.
Add New Category.
2 Click
3 On the Main Properties tab, enter a name for the new category in the
Name field.
4 If you want to upload an image to be displayed beside the category
name, click Browse, select an image file on your computer and click
Open, then click Upload.
The maximum image size is 100x100 px; larger or smaller images will be resized
accordingly.
The uploaded image is displayed in the Current image area.
5 If you want to provide a short description for the category, enter it on
the Description tab.
Site visitors see this description beside the category name.
6 Click OK.
Figure 48: Adding a Category for Images
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Editing Category
 To edit a category:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, click the Categories tab.
2 Click the
Edit icon beside the category you want to edit.
3 Configure the category parameters as desired.
4 Click OK.
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Changing Order of Categories
You can change the order in which categories appear in your gallery by moving
particular categories up and down the list.
 To move a category up or down in the list:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, click the Categories tab.
2 Click an upward
name.
or a downward
arrow against the category
One click on the icon moves the category one position up or down respectively.
For categories which have reached the topmost or the bottom position of the list,
the upward
or downward
arrows are not displayed, correspondingly.
Removing Category
 To remove a category:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, click the Categories tab.
2 Select the category you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
Note: After a category is removed, all images which have been assigned to it
remain in the gallery.
Setting Up Image Gallery Appearance
 To set up image gallery appearance:
1 On the
Image Gallery page, click the Settings tab.
2 Configure the following settings:

Category image width (px) - the width of the category image. When you set smaller
width than the original one, the picture height is resized accordingly to keep the
width-height ratio. You cannot set larger image width than the original one.

Image thumb width (px) - the width of the image thumbnail.

Image thumb height (px) - the height of the image thumbnail.

Preview width (px) - the width of the image preview (opened by clicking on the
image thumbnail). When you set smaller width than the original one, the picture
height is resized accordingly to keep the width-height ratio. You cannot set
larger image width than the original one.

Images per page - the number of images to be displayed per page.
To preview your image gallery, click Preview at the bottom of the Plesk Sitebuilder
window and go to the image gallery page of your web site.
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Figure 49: Setting Up Image Gallery Appearance
Adding Online Store
In Plesk Sitebuilder you can set up your own online store by adding the eShop module
into your site.
You, as the online store owner, can offer your customers a feature-rich product catalog,
accept online payments from buyers, and manage orders submitted by them. You can
integrate your e-commerce resource with various payment gateways, so that
customers can pay for their purchases using their credit cards.
 To add an online store to your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
3 Click
eShop in the Special pages box.
.
You can set up several online stores on your site by adding as many eShop page
modules to your site structure as necessary. Currency, payment settings, lists of
categories and products you create in different eShop modules are independent of
each other.
 To proceed to setting up your online store:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Click
eShop in the Site map area.
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Figure 50: Online Store Editor
In this section:
Managing Products ........................................................................................... 89
Arranging Products in Categories ...................................................................... 95
Setting Up Catalog Appearance ........................................................................ 98
Configuring Payment Settings for Your Online Store ......................................... 99
Specifying Terms of Service for Your Customers .............................................. 105
Previewing Your Catalog ................................................................................... 106
Setting Up Customer Order Notification............................................................. 110
Making Your Catalog Searchable by Google ..................................................... 111
Supplying Your Product Catalog as RSS Feed.................................................. 115
Managing Customers' Orders ............................................................................ 117
Managing Products
After you add the eShop module to your site, the next step is to populate it with
products. The procedures of adding and managing products are described in the
current section.
In this section:
Adding Product to Catalog................................................................................. 90
Editing Product Properties ................................................................................. 94
Removing Product ............................................................................................. 94
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Adding Product to Catalog
On the Products tab you will find two default products, which you can edit as desired (see
page 94), or remove (see page 94) from your catalog.
 To add a new product:
1 On the
2 Click
eShop page, go to the Products tab.
Add New Product.
3 Enter the name under which the product is displayed in the catalog in
the Name field.
4 Enter the product price in the Price field (it will be displayed to site
visitors in the currency and format you select on the Payment Systems
tab).
5 If you want to control the flow of goods as you ship them to customers
and refill the stock, enter the quantity of this product on stock in the
Stock level field.
(By default, stock level tracking is enabled in your eShop. If you do not wish to use
this feature, you can disable it in your online store settings (eShop > Settings tab >
Enable stock level tracking check box). Product stock quantity remains visible on the
Products tab of your online store settings, but the quantity is not recalculated after
you change the order status.)
The stock level calculation is performed according to the following rules:

When your customer buys a certain quantity of products in your online store, the
fact of the purchase does not affect the product quantity record. Only after you,
as the online store owner, manually change the customer's order status to
Processed or Completed, the quantity of items in the order is subtracted from the
stock quantity record.

If later you change either of these two statuses to any other order statuses in
Plesk Sitebuilder (Backorder, Failed, Cancelled, etc.), the order quantity is added
back to the quantity record.
Stock level is not shown to your online store customers: it is intended for your
internal use only, so even if the quantity of the product turns to "0" (zero), your
customers will still be able to buy the product in any quantity they choose.
6 If you do not wish to sell the product, just to display informati on about
it, select the Advertise only check box.
Your e-shop buyers won't be able to add this product to their carts.
7 If you want to upload an image of the product, click Browse, navigate
to the image file and click Upload.
You can open the full-size preview of this image by clicking on it. Later you can
icon on the Products tab.
view this image by clicking the corresponding
In your online store catalog, the image is shown as a thumbnail on the following
pages:

Beside the product name and description on the catalog page
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On the product page
The full-size image is opened upon clicking the thumbnail.
8 If you want to add a short description of the product, enter it in the
Brief description text box.
The brief product description is displayed on the main catalog page, or on the page
of the category the product belongs to.
9 If you want to accompany your product with a detailed description,
enter it in the Full description text box.
The full product description is displayed on the product details page.
Figure 51: Adding a Product to Catalog
10 If you wish to specify several color options for the product, go to the
Colors tab and click Add New Color.

In the Color name field, specify a name that will be easy for you to associate with
this color.
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
Click the
icon and choose a desired color from the palette. The color HEX
code automatically appears in the Color value field.

If you wish to upload a separate image illustrating the specified color
modification of the product, click Browse, navigate to the image file and click
Upload. The thumbnail is shown on the product page after a visitor clicks on the
corresponding color icon.
Note: If later you wish to remove the color modification image, click the Reset to
default image shortcut for the corresponding color on the Colors tab. In the
catalog, the main product image (the one from the Main Properties tab) is
shown for this color modification.

To set the order in which color options are displayed, use the upward
downward

and
arrows.
To remove a color option, click
against the corresponding option.
Available color options are shown both on the main catalog page and on the
product page.
Figure 52: Adding Color Options for a Product
11 If you wish to specify other product options (such as size,
manufacturer, etc.), go to the Options tab, select the option type from
the drop-down list (Apparel size, Shoe size (US, UK, EU), or Custom option),
and click Add New Option.
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For regular product options (Apparel size, Shoe size (US, UK, EU), Plesk Sitebuilder
suggests default size values.
Note: In the Name in RSS feed field, Plesk Sitebuilder automatically inputs a
Google Base RSS 2.0 attribute. This attribute may be useful if later you wish
to upload your catalog to the Google Base service (see page 111), to ensure your
products rank higher in main Google searches.
If you wish to provide your product catalog as an RSS feed (see page 115), you can
input any XML tag which is understandable by the RSS reader used by the
party you supply the feed to.

For custom options, specify a name for the option in the Name in catalog field and
enter modifications in the Values field (separated by comma or semicolon). If
necessary, specify a Google Base attribute (see Appendix (on page 170)), or any
XML tag in the Name in RSS field.

To set the order in which options are displayed, use the upward
downward

and
arrows.
To remove an option, click
against the corresponding option.
Figure 53: Adding Product Options
12 If you wish to refer a product to a category (or categories), go to the
Categories tab and select the appropriate categories.
By default, the module contains two default categories. After you add some categories
(see page 95) of your own, or edit the existing ones (see page 97), you can refer the
created product to a desired category, or to several categories.
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13 Click OK.
Editing Product Properties
 To edit the properties of a product:
1 On the
eShop page, go to the Products tab.
2 Click the
Edit icon for the product you want to edit.
3 Edit the product properties as described in Adding Product to Catalog (on
page 90).
4 Click OK.
Removing Product
 To remove a product from your online store:
1 On the
eShop page, go to the Products tab.
2 Select the product you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
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Arranging Products in Categories
After you add a number of products to your e-shop, you may need to arrange them in
categories, so that your customers could easily navigate in your catalog. On the
Categories tab you will find two default categories, which you can edit as desired (see
page 97), or remove from your catalog (see page 98).
For each product in your online store catalog, the following details are displayed to your
site visitors:

Category name. By clicking it a visitor proceeds to the category page.


The number of products contained in the category, in brackets beside the category
name.
Category image, if uploaded.

Category description.
By clicking the category name, your site visitor gets to the category page on which the
following information is shown:

Category description.

A list of products contained in the category.
A customer can navigate back to the catalog by clicking the Back to catalog shortcut.
Read the current section to know how you can configure all these parameters for a
category.
Adding Category to Catalog
On the Categories tab you will find two default categories, which you can edit as desired,
or remove from your catalog.
 To add a product category:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Categories tab.
Add New Category.
2 Click
3 Enter a name of the new category in the Name field.
4 If you want to make this category a subcategory of an earlier created
category, select one from the Parent category list.
You can create as many levels of categories hierarchy as you wish.
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Figure 54: Creating a Subcategory
5 If you want to add an image that will be displayed beside the category
name in the catalog, click Browse, locate an image file and click Upload.
Note: Later you can preview this image on the Categories tab by clicking the
icon for the product in the P (preview) column. For categories for which no image
has been uploaded, this icon is not displayed.
6 If you want to provide a short description for the category, enter it in
the Category description text box.
7 Click OK.
Newly created categories appear in your eShop catalog in the order of their creation.
For details about changing the order of categories in the catalog, see Changing Order of
Categories (on page 98).
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Figure 55: Creating a Category for Products
Editing Category
 To edit an existing category
1 On the
2 Click the
eShop page, click the Categories tab.
Edit icon for the category you wish to edit.
3 Edit the category properties as desired.
4 Click OK.
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Changing Order of Categories
You can change the order in which categories appear in your catalog by moving
particular categories up and down in the list.
 To move a category up or down in the list:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Categories tab.
2 Click an upward
name.
or a downward
arrow against the category
One click on the icon moves the category one position up or down respectively.
For categories occupying the topmost or the bottom position of the list, the upward
or downward
arrows are not displayed, correspondingly.
Removing Category
 To remove a category:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Categories tab.
2 Select a category you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
Note: When a category is removed, the products belonging to this category remain in
the catalog. These products are displayed in the uncategorized list, unless they have
been assigned to other categories.
Setting Up Catalog Appearance
The main page of your eShop displays the first page of the product catalog. To preview
your catalog appearance, click Preview at the bottom of the Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard
window and go to the online store page of your web site.
The catalog page is divided into two sections:

The product categories section

The uncategorized products list (products are shown one below another, in the
order of their creation).
 To configure the appearance of your product catalog:
1 On the
eShop page, go to the Settings tab.
2 To customize the number of columns displayed in the categories list,
select the desired value (from 1 to 5) from the field Number of columns in
the categories list.
By default, categories are shown in two columns. To show categories one below
another, like items in the uncategorized product section, set the number of columns
to "1".
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3 To define the number of products to be displayed on one page, select
a desired value (from 5 to 55) from the Number of products per page list.
These settings apply to all product lists - to the list of uncategorized products shown
on the front page of your online store, and to the list of products contained in each
category. By default, 10 products per page are shown. You can set the number of
products per page to 5, 15, 20, 25 and so on, up to 55.
4 To customize the order of sections on the catalog page, select either
of the two options:

Show categories first (selected by default)
OR

Show uncategorized products first
5 If you wish to change the order of categories in your catalog, go the
Categories tab and set the desired order using the upward
downward
or
arrows.
Figure 56: Setting Up Catalog Appearance
Configuring Payment Settings for Your Online Store
You can configure the following payment settings for your online store:

Currency and price format

Payment systems and shipping methods
In this section:
Setting Currency and Price Format ....................................................................100
Configuring Payment Methods ...........................................................................101
Adding Shipping Costs.......................................................................................104
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 To set currency and price format for your store:
1 On the
eShop page, go to the Payment Systems tab.
By default, the currency and price format of your online store are the same as for
the whole site (set on the Pages step, in the Site regional and language options area).
2 If you wish to change the currency and price format, click Change
Currency Settings.
3 Select a desired currency from the Currency list.
Note: When selecting currency, make sure it is supported by all payment gateways
you wish to integrate with your online store.
4 If the currency symbol should go before the numeric value, enter it
into the Symbol on the left field.
5 If the currency symbol should go after the numeric value, enter it into
the Symbol on the right field.
6 Enter the decimal point (period or comma) to be used with prices into
the Decimal point field.
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Configuring Payment Methods
In Plesk Sitebuilder, you can offer your customers the following payment options:
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Offline payment options:
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Cash on delivery. Payment is made, when a product is delivered to a customer.
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Check / Money order. A customer issues a check or a money order that will be
sent to you by regular mail.
Online payment options:
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PayPal
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Authorize.Net
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WorldPay
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BluePay
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2Checkout.com
This is the default list of available payment systems. Plesk Sitebuilder administrator
can disable some of the payment systems and integrate a custom payment system to
the eShop module.
To see the list of payment methods available to you, as the store owner, go to the
Payment Systems tab on the eShop page of your Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard.
Using online payment options allows your online store buyers to pay using their credit
cards. When a buyer selects an online payment system, he or she is asked to fill in the
relevant payment details on the Checkout form. After the order is submitted, the
transaction is processed by the payment gateway, and returned with a certain status
(successful or unsuccessful), which automatically changes the order status in Plesk
Sitebuilder to Paid, or Failed, correspondingly.
Note: For offline payment options, you need to change the order status manually.
To be able to use the online payment options on your site, you need to integrate these
payment system gateways with your online store. In Plesk Sitebuilder, you do not need
any programming or third party scripts to do this - you only need to register merchant
accounts with the preferred payment systems and fill in your merchant account data in
the appropriate fields in Plesk Sitebuilder.
At any moment later you can disable any of the payment methods you configure for
your customers. When a payment method is disabled, it disappears from the shopping
cart settings, with all integration settings remaining in the system in read-only format
(grayed out). By default, all payment options, expect for Cash on delivery, are disabled.
Note: 1. Before registering with the provided online payment systems, refer to their
web sites and make sure that the currency you chose for your online store is
supported.
2. Requests to all online payment systems are executed only on published sites.
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Configuring Check/Money Order Payment Method
 To customize check/money order settings:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Payment Systems tab.
2 To enable this payment option in your visitors' shopping carts, select
the check box beside its name.
3 In the Make payable to field, enter the name of the person to whom funds
will be sent.
4 In the Send to address field, enter the postal address where the check or
order should be sent.
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Configuring PayPal Integration
 To configure the PayPal payment system for your online store:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Payment Systems tab.
2 To enable this payment system in your visitors' shopping carts, select
the check box beside its name.
3 In the PayPal account (e-mail) field, enter the e-mail address you use to
log in to PayPal.
Note: Requests to PayPal server are executed only on published sites. If you open
your site in the preview mode, you can see the corresponding window, but the request
to PayPal server is not executed.
Configuring Authorize.Net Integration
 To integrate Authorize.Net payment system in your online store:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Payment Systems tab.
2 To enable this payment system in your visitors' shopping carts, select
the check box beside its name.
3 In the Login field, enter the login (user name) you use to log in to
Authorize.Net.
4 In the Transaction key field, enter the transaction key used for encrypting
data.
Note: Requests to Authorize.Net server are executed only on published sites. If you
open your site in the preview mode, you can see the corresponding window, but the
request to Authorize.Net server is not executed.
Configuring WorldPay Integration
 To integrate WorldPay payment system in your online store:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Payment Systems tab.
2 To enable this payment system in your visitors' shopping carts, select
the check box beside its name.
3 Enter the Installation ID given to you by WorldPay.
Note: Requests to WorldPay server are executed only on published sites. If you open
your site in the preview mode, you can see the corresponding window, but the request
to WorldPay server is not executed.
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Configuring BluePay Integration
 To configure the BluePay payment system for your online store:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Payment Systems tab.
2 To enable this payment system in your visitors' shoppin g carts, select
the check box beside its name.
3 In the Merchant ID and Secret Key fields, provide the corresponding data
which you received from BluePay.
If you do not have a BluePay merchant account yet, you can get one directly from
Plesk Sitebuilder. To do so, click the Sign up now shortcut and fill out the opened
form. After you provide all required data and click OK, a Merchant ID and a Secret
Key will be generated for you and will be automatically put into the corresponding
fields on the Payment Systems tab.
If you do not see the Sign up now shortcut, it means that this option has been
disabled by your Plesk Sitebuilder provider.
Note: Requests to BluePay server are executed only on published sites. If you open
your site in the preview mode, you can see the corresponding window, but the request
to BluePay server is not executed.
Configuring 2Checkout.com Integration
 To configure the 2Checkout.com payment system for your online store:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Payment Systems tab.
2 To enable this payment system in your visitors' shopping carts, select
the check box beside its name.
3 In the Vendor account number field, enter the login/user name you use to
log in to 2Checkout.com.
4 Click OK.
Note: Requests to the 2Checkout.com server are executed only on published sites. If
you open your site in the preview mode, you can see the corresponding window, but
the request to 2Checkout.com server is not executed.
Adding Shipping Costs
Plesk Sitebuilder allows you to add a shipping cost to the order total in your online
store. You can specify a flat rate for each available delivery method or geographical
area.
When placing an order in your online store, the customer chooses a shipping method
on the checkout page (a required option), and the cost associated with the method is
added to the order total.
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If you do not specify any shipping method for your online store, the shipping method
option does not appear on the checkout page.
 To add a shipping method:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Shipping Methods tab.
2 Click
Add New Shipping Method.
3 On the Main Properties tab:
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Specify the method name in the Shipping method field

Enter the delivery cost in the Shipping cost field
4 If you want to provide a short description of the method, enter it on
the Description tab.
5 Click OK.
Figure 57: Creating a Shipping Method
Specifying Terms of Service for Your Customers
As the online store owner, you might want to report your terms of service to your
customers - to clarify rights and responsibilities of both sides. These terms will be
displayed after a customer clicks the Checkout button, on the order confirmation page.
Also, you can accompany the text of your terms with a check box requiring customers
to confirm their accepting of the terms.
 To specify your terms of service:
1 On the
eShop page, click the Notifications tab.
2 In the Terms of Service section, in Caption field, type the heading for the
terms of service. It will be displayed in bigger and bold font above the
terms text.
3 In the Text field, specify the text of your terms.
Until you provide your text in this field, no information you have specified on the
Terms of Service tab is visible to your customers.
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4 If you want your customers to confirm their understanding and
acceptance of your terms, you can place a check box below the terms
text. The label text for this check box you specify in the Acceptance
check box label field. For example: I have read and agree to the Terms
of Service listed above.
Customers will not be able to proceed with the order until they select the
acceptance check box. If you leave this field empty, no confirmation is requested
from your customers and no check box is displayed below your terms of service.
Figure 58: Specifying Terms of Service for Your Customers
Previewing Your Catalog
Once you add a product to your catalog, you can preview it and make a test purchase
to see how your customers will navigate your online store and place their orders. To do
so, click the
Preview button at the bottom of Plesk Sitebuilder window and navigate
to the online store page.
For each product, the following details are displayed to your site visitors:

Product name. By clicking it a visitor proceeds to the product details page.
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Product image thumbnail, if uploaded. Clicking the thumbnail opens a full-size
product image in the new window.
Brief product description, if specified.
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Product color options, if specified (displayed as square icons of appropriate color).
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Other options of the products, if specified (for example, size).
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Product price, given in the currency of your online store (see Setting Currency and
Price Format (on page 100)).
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If the product is set as an "advertise only" item and its price is set to ' 0 ' (zero),
price is not shown for this product. For sellable products with zero price, price is
shown as ' 0.00 '.
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Actions available for the product:
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For products which have no color and other options specified - the Add to Cart
and Buy buttons.
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For products which allow several options to choose from - the Select and Buy
button, which leads to the product page.
If the product is set as an "advertise only" item, no action buttons are displayed.
Figure 59: Catalog Front Page
By clicking the product name, your site visitor gets to the product page on which the
following information is shown:
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Product name.
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Product image thumbnail, if uploaded. Clicking on the thumbnail opens a full-size
product image in the new window.
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Full product description.
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Product color options, if specified. For each color option, your visitors will see:
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A clickable icon of appropriate color. Clicking an icon will display the image of
the product in this color modification (if uploaded).
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The color name you specified while adding this color option.
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Other options of the product, if specified. Each option is shown as a drop-down list
from which visitors select a desired value.
Product price.
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The Add to Cart and Buy buttons.
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The Back to catalog shortcut.
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Figure 60: Product Details Page
When your customers click Add to Cart for a certain product in the catalog, this product
is added to their shopping cart. Having filled the cart, customers click Buy to proceed to
the shopping cart itself and actually purchase the items.
The first page of your shopping cart displays the following details:
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For each product: the product name and color/other options, price per item,
quantity, and the product subtotal (quantity x price). Customers can specify any
quantity for each product they want to purchase, or, if necessary, delete items from
the shopping cart by clicking Delete or by setting "0" in the Quantity field.
The order total (without shipping).
Figure 61: Precheckout Page
On the second page of the cart, your buyers are asked to fill in their contact
information, select a payment method and a shipping cost (if you have previously
specified any shipping costs).
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Figure 62: Checkout Page
On the last page of your shopping cart, a buyer sees their full purchase details,
including the shopping cart contents, contact details, selected payment and shipping
methods. The buyer can edit any of these data. If you, as the online store owner, have
specified your Terms of service, they are also displayed on this final page.
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Figure 63: Final Checkout Page
By clicking Continue buyer completes the purchase. An order is placed in Plesk
Sitebuilder (with a New status), order confirmation is sent to the customer's e-mail, and
a payment transaction is initiated (in case one of the online payment options was
chosen).
Setting Up Customer Order Notification
You can customize automatic order confirmation message sent to your buyers by Plesk
Sitebuilder.
 To set up order notification message:
eShop page, go to the Notifications tab.
1 On the
2 In the E-mail field, enter the e-mail to be displayed in the From field of
the notification e-mail.
3 In the Subject field, enter the subject of the notification e-mail.
4 In the Message field, enter the text of the notification e-mail.
You can insert the following macros into the body of the notification message:
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Site URL
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The shopping cart contents
To insert these macros, choose them from the Macro list on the WYSIWYG panel.
Figure 64: Setting Up Customer Order Notification
Making Your Catalog Searchable by Google
Submitting information about your products to Google Base will make your catalog
searchable on Google Product Search (http://www.google.com/products), Google Maps
(http://maps.google.com/) and on the main Google web search (http://www.google.com/).
To submit a catalog to Google Base means to upload an XML file containing the
information about your products to your Google Base account. Creating such a file
does not require any XML knowledge because Plesk Sitebuilder will automatically
convert all information from your catalog into RSS 2.0 XML file fully compatible with
Google Base requirements.
In this XML file, Plesk Sitebuilder puts the following information about each your
product: product name, the category a product belongs to, full product description,
price, quantity on stock, color, other options (size, etc.), and a link to the product page.
Regular product options, such as Apparel size, and Shoe size (US, UK, EU), are
automatically indexed with the corresponding Google Base attribute (g:size). If you
have specified some custom options for your products (such as country of origin,
dimensions, manufacturer/brand name, etc.), and wish to make your catalog
searchable by them as well, you will need to index these options manually as described
in Indexing Custom Product Options (see page 114).
To submit your catalog to Google Base, use the Bulk Upload option. Google Base
allows you to upload up to 100000 items per bulk upload, with a maximum file size of
20MB. If you wish to upload a larger file, contact Google Base for assistance
(http://base.google.com/support/bin/request.py). Prior to uploading information to
Google Base, we recommend to make sure that your online catalog information
complies with the Google Base Program Policies
(http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=61118&topic=2906).
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To upload your catalog to Google Base, you need a Google account. If you do not have
a Google account yet, click here (https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount) to
register one.
 To submit your catalog to Google Base:
1 Open your site preview and go to the online store page.
2 Right-click the RSS link on the catalog page and select Save Target As...
(in Internet Explorer), or Save Link As... (in Mozilla Firefox) from the
context menu and save the file with .xml extension.
Figure 65: Submitting Your Catalog to Google Base. Step 1.
Note: In Internet Explorer, specify any arbitrary name in the File name field, and
leave the default option XML Document selected in the Save as type field.
In Mozilla Firefox, specify the file name in format filename.xml in the File name field,
and select All Files from the Save as type field. Having saved the file, make sure that it
keeps the .xml extension.
3 Open the Bulk Upload Instructions page on Google Base web site
(http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=59537&hl=en )
and click the Get started: register and submit your bulk upload link at the
bottom of the page.
4 On the About Me page, you will be asked to provide the Display name,
Description (optional) and Website URL (optional) to be displayed on your
Google Base account page.
By default, the Display name field contains your e-mail address specified at Google
account registration. You may leave this default value as is, leave the optional fields
blank and proceed. If later you wish to specify or edit this information, go to the
Settings tab of your Google Base account page, specify the information and click
Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
5 Click Next to continue.
6 On the Specify a Bulk Upload page:
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Enter any arbitrary name for the uploaded file in the File name field. Under this
name the file will appear on the Bulk Upload tab of your Google Base account
page.
Note: The file name must also end with the .xml extension. The file name may
contain Latin characters and numbers only, and may not contain spaces.
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Select the Item type (the type of items in your online catalog) from the provided
drop-down box, or specify your custom item type.
7 Click Register bulk upload file and continue to formatting instructions at the
bottom of the page.
8 On the Format your Products page, click I'm done formatting my file. Continue to
upload.
All basic formatting of your catalog is done automatically by Plesk Sitebuilder. For
instructions on specifying RSS attributes for additional product options (such as
size, country of origin and other parameters), read section Indexing Custom Product
Options (on page 114).
9 On the file upload page, click Browse, locate the catalog file in your
local file system and click Upload and process this file.
The Google Base dashboard will show status Processing bulk upload file for your file.
Items submitted via bulk upload are indexed within 24 hours. After the file is
successfully processed, the file status turns to Success, denoting that your catalog
items are now searchable by Google.
If the page shows status Bulk upload failure, click the See details and get help link for
troubleshooting instructions. Try fixing the issue and re-uploading the file (by
clicking the delete this file link and repeating the bulk upload procedure).
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Indexing Custom Product Options
Prior to submitting your product catalog to Google Base, consider indexing the relevant
custom options for each of your products. You can specify option attributes in one of
the following formats:
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Regular Google Base attributes marked with the "g:" prefix (g:made_in, g:width,
etc.)
Custom attributes you can create in Google Base, starting with the "c:" prefix Attributes
from namespaces other than g: and c: are not allowed.
 To index your product properties with regular Google Base attributes:
1 On the
eShop page, click the name of the product you wish to index
the properties for.
2 On the Options tab, in the field Name in RSS feed, specify a corresponding
Google Base attribute for each relevant product option.
For regular eShop options, such as Apparel size, and Shoe size (US, UK, EU), the
corresponding Google Base attribute (g:size) is specified automatically by Plesk
Sitebuilder.
Note: Specify the full RSS attribute name, without the brackets (for example,
g:made_in).
For a list of Google Base tags, refer to Appendix (on page 170). The full list of option
tags is available on the Google Base web site
(http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=59451&hl=en).
3 Click OK.
If you do not find the attribute that properly describes your product option in the list of
regular Google Base attributes, you can create a custom one. For detailed information
on creating custom Google Base tags, refer to Google Base web site
(http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=59558&hl=en).
Note: The possibility to specify data type for an option is not supported by Plesk
Sitebuilder. You specify the namespace prefix and the tag name only; the data type is
set to its default value - String, which allows inputting any arbitrary text string containing
any characters (except for line breaks).
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Figure 66: Adding Product Options
Supplying Your Product Catalog as RSS Feed
Subscribing to your catalog RSS feed enables the customers to browse your product
offerings and check for updates on a regular basis. Converting the contents of your
online store catalog to RSS 2.0 format is done automatically by Plesk Sitebuilder: the
RSS button is placed on the front page of your online store and by clicking this
button, the customers proceed to a page where they can subscribe to your catalog
RSS feed. The same RSS button is also shown on each category page, allowing your
customers to monitor certain product categories only.
In Internet Explorer starting from version 7.0, the subscription is done by adding your
feed to the browser's Favorites Center. In Mozilla Firefox, your customers will be
suggested to subscribe either by adding your feed to their bookmarks or by using one
of proposed RSS reader applications (Google, My Yahoo, Bloglines, and other).
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Figure 67: Customer Subscription to Your Catalog RSS Feed
If necessary, interested buyers and partners can incorporate your eShop RSS channel
into their own web pages. To do so, they can use one of specialized add-ons - such as
the Plesk Sitebuilder module RSS Reader (see page 148).
The appearance of your product catalog in the RSS feed is as follows:
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All products are shown in a single sheet, not sorted by category.

Products are shown in the order you define on the Products tab of your online store.
For each product, the RSS feed displays:
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The product name. By clicking it, customer proceeds to the product page of your
online store, from which he or she can buy a product, or navigate to other pages of
your online store.
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The product image (if uploaded).
The full description of the product (if specified).
In some cases, you may need to provide the RSS feed hyperlink to interested third
parties.
 To obtain the link to your catalog RSS feed:
1 On the
eShop page, click Preview.
2 On the site preview, go to the online store page.
3 Right-click the RSS button on the main page of your store catalog
and choose the Open in New Window option from the context menu.
Figure 68: Supplying Your Product Catalog as RSS Feed. Step 1.
4 Copy the link of the RSS feed page from the browser address bar.
You can supply this link to your partners by e-mail or otherwise.
Managing Customers' Orders
After a buyer completes and submits the Checkout form, an order is placed in your
store. It appears in the list of orders on the Orders tab of the
eShop page.
You can perform the following operations with an order:

Change the order status

Specify a comment for an order (for example, the reason of order cancellation, or
other order-specific information).
 To manage an order:
1 On the
eShop page, go to the Orders tab.
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2 Click the
Edit icon beside an order.
3 From the Status list, select a status for the order.
Orders can have one of the following statuses:

New status is automatically assigned to all new unpaid orders in the system.

Payment pending status is assigned automatically by online payment gateways to
indicate that payment is in progress.

Paid status is automatically assigned to orders after online payment gateway
reports a successful transaction.

Processed status is set manually for orders being processed at the time.

Backorder status is set manually to indicate deferred orders.

Completed status is set manually for orders which have been completed and
delivered to the customers.

Cancelled status is set manually for orders cancelled by customers (for example,
after you receive the corresponding request from your customer).

Failed status is automatically assigned to orders processed by online payment
systems in case the payment transaction fails.
Note: For offline payment options (Cash on Delivery and Cash/Money Order) you can
specify the Paid, Payment pending or Failed statuses manually.
4 To attach a comment to the order, specify the required information in
the Comment field.
Commented orders are marked with the
this icon will display the comment text.
icon on the Orders tab. Hovering over
Providing Content for Download
The File Download module allows providing content for download to your site visitors.
The file format is arbitrary; the maximum size of the file is determined by parameters of
your network.
 To add File Download module to your site:
1 On the Pages step, select
2 Click
File Download in the Special pages box.
.
You can place only one file on the File Download page. If you wish to provide several
files for download, add as many File Download pages to your site map as necessary.
 To upload a file you wish to provide for download:
1
2
3
4
On the Edit step, select
File Download in the Site map area.
Click Browse, select a file and click Open.
Click Upload.
Specify a name for the file in the File name field.
Under this name the file will be displayed to site visitors. By default, it is the original
name of the uploaded file.
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Note: National characters in file extensions are not supported. If your file extension
contains national characters, replace them with Latin characters, or append dot and
zero (.0) at the end of the string.
5 If you want to leave your site visitors the choice to open or save the
file, leave the Open file in browser option unselected.
If you want the file just to open in a visitor's browser window, select the Open file in
browser option.
In the upper part of the screen you will see the results of the operation and the file size.
To replace the uploaded file, click Browse once again and select another file.
To ensure that the file download works correctly, you can perform a test download of
the file. To do so, click the Download shortcut.
Figure 69: Providing Content for Download
Adding Flash Intro
A flash intro is a flash-animated introduction clip launched prior to opening the home
page of a site. You can choose between several designs of the intro and insert your
own text information into it.
The Flash Intro module is the only page module that requires no PHP on the publishing
location and therefore can be included into a static site.
Note: For correct display of Asian and Arabian national characters, make sure that you
have Adobe Flash Player version 9.0 or later installed.
You can add only one Flash Intro module to your site.
 To add a flash intro to your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
3 Click
Flash Intro in the Special pages box.
.
The Flash Intro page is always places as the first page in the site structure.
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 To configure the flash intro settings:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Select
Flash Intro in the Site map area.
3 Select a design of your flash clip by clicking one of the thumbnails in
the Designs area.
The selected design is outlined with a red frame.
4 In Title field, enter a text to be displayed as the flash introduction title it will appear first and in a larger font.
Please bear in mind that the title of the page itself, as it will appear in the site menu
and in the browser title bar, is to be specified separately in the Site map area.
5 In the Body text field, enter a text to be displayed in the body of the
flash clip.
6 From the Background color list, select the background color for the flash
clip.
7 From the Animation pattern list, select the type of small elements to be
used in clip animation.
You can see a small preview image of the flash clip with the new parameters in the
Preview area.
Figure 70: Adding Flash Intro
Adding Forum
Online forums are web-based message boards where visitors can open new topics,
post topic-relevant messages, and discuss a wide range of questions.
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 To add a forum to your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
Forum in the Special pages box.
.
3 Click
You can add several forums to your site.
 To proceed to setting up your forum:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Click
Forum in the Site map.
Figure 71: Forum Editor
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Managing Replies to Topics .............................................................................. 124
Managing Categories of Forum Topics .............................................................. 126
Setting Up Forum Appearance .......................................................................... 128
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Managing Forum Topics
After you add a forum to your site, you can try it and post a new topic. The procedures
of managing forum topics are described in the current section.
Plesk Sitebuilder offers you two default topics, which you can remove (see page 123) at
a later stage.
Note: To prevent automated computer generated spam messages, anonymous users
will be required to enter a confirmation code to be able to post in your forum.
Adding Topic to Your Forum
 To add a topic:
1 On the
Forum page, go to the Content tab.
Add New Topic.
2 Click
3 On the Main Properties tab, enter the subject of a topic in the Subject
field.
4 Enter the first message in the topic in the Description field.
Figure 72: Creating Topic Subject and Text
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All topics you create in the Wizard are authored by Administrator. If you wish to
create a topic under a different author's name, go to the site preview by clicking
Preview, navigate to the forum page, and create a topic there. Having created a
topic on the site, you can edit its main properties (see page 123) in the Wizard. If you
are editing your forum on the published site, republish the site (see page 164) so that
your changes take effect.
5 If you want to assign the topic to some category, click the Categories
tab and select the desired category.
Figure 73: Referring a Topic to a Category
6 Click OK.
By default, the module contains two default categories. After you add some new
categories (see page 126), or edit the existing ones (see page 126), you can refer the
topic to a desired category, or to several categories.
Editing Topic
 To edit a topic:
Forum page, go to the Content tab.
1 On the
2 Click the
Edit icon against the topic you want to edit.
3 Edit the topic content and properties as desired.
4 Click OK.
Removing Topic
 To remove a topic:
1 On the
Forum page, go to the Content tab.
2 Select the topic you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
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Managing Replies to Topics
After some topics were added to your forum, you and your site visitors can add replies
to these topics. You can edit and manage both your own and your site visitors' replies.
The procedures of managing replies to topics are described in the current section.
Note: To prevent automated computer generated spam messages, anonymous users
will be required to enter a confirmation code to be able to post in your forum.
Adding Reply
 To add a reply:
1 On the
Forum page, go to the Content tab.
2 Click the subject of the topic to which you want to post a reply.
3 Click
Add New Reply.
4 Enter the reply text.
5 Click OK.
To return to the list of topics, click
Back to Topics.
Figure 74: Adding a Reply to a Forum Topic
All replies you create in the Wizard are authored by Administrator. If you wish to add a
reply under a different author's name, go to the site preview by clicking Preview at the
bottom of the page, navigate to the forum page in your site menu, and add a reply
there. Having created a reply on the site, you can edit its main properties (see page 124)
in the Wizard. If you are editing a forum on a published site, republish the site (see page
164) so that your changes take effect.
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Editing Reply
 To edit a reply:
1 On the
Forum page, go to the Content tab.
2 Click the subject of the required topic.
3 Click the
Edit icon beside the required comment.
4 Edit the reply text as desired.
5 Click OK.
To return to the list of topics, click
Back to Topics.
Removing Reply
 To remove a reply:
1 On the
Forum page, go to the Content tab.
2 Click the subject of the required topic.
3 Select a comment and click
Remove Selected.
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Managing Categories of Forum Topics
You can arrange the topics in categories by subjects they discuss. The procedures of
adding and managing categories are described in the current section.
Adding Category
 To add a category:
1 On the
Forum page, click the Categories tab.
Add New Category.
2 Click
3 Enter a name of the new category in the Name field.
4 If you want to provide a short description for the category, enter it on
the Description tab.
5 Click OK.
Figure 75: Creating a Category for Forum Topics
Sitebuilder offers two default categories, which you can remove (see page 127) or edit as
desired (see page 126).
Editing Category
 To edit a category:
1 On the
Forum page, click the Categories tab.
2 Click the
Edit icon beside the category you want to edit.
3 Edit the category parameters as desired.
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4 Click OK.
Removing Category
 To remove a category:
1 On the
Forum page, click the Categories tab.
2 Select the forum category you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
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Setting Up Forum Appearance
 To set up the appearance of your forum:
1 On the
Forum page, click the Settings tab.
2 Specify the maximum number of topics to be displayed on one page.
3 Specify the maximum number of replies to be displayed on one page.
To preview your forum appearance, click Preview at the bottom of the Plesk Sitebuilder
window and go to the forum page of your web site.
Figure 76: Setting Up Forum Appearance
Adding Guestbook
On the guestbook page, your visitors will be able to leave their notes, messages, and
comments. The main difference between guestbooks and online forums is that in
forums, all messages are grouped in threads, or topics. In guestbooks, all messages
are displayed as they have been submitted, in the reverse order (new messages
appearing on the top).
 To add a guestbook to your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
3 Click
Guestbook in the Special pages box.
.
You can add several guestbooks to your site.
 To proceed to setting up your guestbook:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Click
Guestbook in the Site map.
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Figure 77: Adding Guestbook
In this section:
Managing Guestbook Messages ....................................................................... 130
Setting Up Guestbook Appearance ................................................................... 132
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Managing Guestbook Messages
After you add the guestbook to your site, you can try it and post a new message. The
procedures of managing guestbook messages are described in the current section.
The module contains two default messages, which you can remove (see page 131) or
edit as desired (see page 130).
Note: To prevent automated computer generated spam messages, anonymous users
will be required to enter a confirmation code to be able to post in your guestbook.
Adding Message to Your Guestbook
 To add a message:
1 On the
2
3
4
5
Guestbook page, go to the Content tab.
Add New Message.
Click
In the Author field, specify the author of the message.
If necessary, specify your e-mail address in the E-mail field.
If necessary, specify the URL to your web site or other Internet
resource of interest in the URL field.
6 Enter the message text in the Message field.
7 Click OK.
Figure 78: Adding Message to Your Guestbook
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Editing Message
 To edit a message:
1 On the
Guestbook page, go to the Content tab.
2 Click the
Edit icon against the message you want to edit.
3 Edit the message as desired.
4 Click OK.
Removing Message
 To remove a message:
1 On the
Guestbook page, go to the Content tab.
2 Select the message you want to remove.
3 Click
Remove Selected.
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Setting Up Guestbook Appearance
 To set up the appearance of your guestbook:
1 On the
Guestbook page, go to the Settings tab.
2 In the Message lifetime field, enter the number of days after which the
messages will be added to archive. Whether a message is or is not
archived is shown in the S column on the Content tab.
3 In the Number of messages per page, specify the number of messages to
be displayed on one guestbook page.
4 If you want the message authors' e-mails to be displayed to
guestbook visitors, select the Show author's e-mail check box.
5 In the field Text shown before the Guestbook, enter the text to appear at the
top of the guestbook page on your site.
To preview your guestbook appearance, click Preview at the bottom of the Plesk
Sitebuilder window and go to the guestbook page of your web site.
Figure 79: Setting Up Guestbook Appearance
Providing Registration to Your Site Visitors
You can set up voluntary user registration on your web site. This function has nothing
to do with restricted access. Logged in users do not have to enter their name, address,
and other data each time they fill a form on the site - this data is automatically inserted
into the appropriate text fields of the form (for example, when posting to blog or buying
in e-shop).
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Note: To prevent automated registration, users will be required to enter a confirmation
code to be able to register on your site.
 To enable registration on your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
Registration in the Special pages box.
3 Click
.
 To proceed to setting up registration settings:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Select the
Registration page in the Site map.
In this section:
Configuring General Settings .............................................................................134
Configuring Autoresponder Messages ...............................................................134
Managing Registered Site Visitors .....................................................................135
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Configuring General Settings
 To configure general registration settings:
1 On the
Registration page, go to the Common Settings tab.
2 To let site visitors register accounts on your site without your
participation, select the Enable Registration check box.
If you disable this option, only users registered by you will be able to log in using
the credentials you provide.
You can register accounts for site visitors in your Administrator Panel, after you
publish the site (see Managing Registered Site Visitors (on page 135)).
3 To let registered visitors recover their forgotten passwords, select the
Enable Forgot your password option check box.
Figure 80: Configuring General Registration Settings
When a site visitor accesses the registration page, they are offered to register or log in
using their existing account.
Figure 81: Registration Page
Configuring Autoresponder Messages
In Plesk Sitebuilder, you can set up two types of autoresponder messages for
registered visitors:

A sign-up message sent to newly registered users.
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A password recovery message sent to users after they use the "forgotten
password" option on your site.
 To configure autoresponders sent to visitors:
1 On the
Registration page, click the Notifications Settings tab.
2 Configure the settings common for notifications of all types:

Name - the name of the notification sender

E-mail address - the notification sender's e-mail
3 Select the type of notification to be configured from the Notification type
box.
4 Configure the notification subject and message text as desired .
You can insert the following macros in the message body:

%userLogin - visitor's login

%userPassword - visitor's password

%userFirstname - visitor's first name

%userLastname - visitor's last name

%siteURL - the URL of your site
Figure 82: Configuring Autoresponder Messages Sent to Registered Users
Managing Registered Site Visitors
With the Registration module, you can create new and manage existing site visitor
accounts.
 To proceed to managing site visitor accounts:
1 On the
Registration page, go to the Site Users tab.
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Adding Site Visitor Account
If you want to provide your site visitors with ready accounts, you can register them in
your Administrator Panel and then provide the site visitors their credentials for
authenticating on the site.
 To add a site visitor account:
1 On the
2 Click
Registration page, go to the Site Users tab.
Add New Account.
3 Specify the contact and login information for the user account.
4 Click OK.
Changing Site Visitor Account Information
You may need to modify a site visitor's account if, for example, a site visitor forgets his
or her password or specifies wrong e-mail.
 To modify a site visitor account:
1 On the
Registration page, go to the Site Users tab.
2 Click the name of the appropriate site visitor.
3 Make the necessary changes.
4 Click OK.
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Suspending and Unsuspending Site Visitor Account
By default, all created site visitor accounts are active. If an account is active, the site
visitor can log in on the Registration page with his or her credentials. If, due to some
reasons, you want to prohibit a site visitor from authenticating on the site, you can
suspend his or her account.
 To suspend a site visitor account:
1 On the
Registration page, go to the Site Users tab.
2 Select the site visitor account you want to suspend.
3 Click
Deactivate.
Suspended site user accounts are indicated with the
icon.
 To unsuspend a site visitor account:
Registration page, go to the Site Users tab.
1 On the
2 Select the suspended site visitor account you want to unsuspend.
3 Click
Activate.
Active site visitor accounts are indicated with the
icon.
Removing Site Visitor Account
 To remove a site visitor account:
1 On the
Registration page, go to the Site Users tab.
2 Select the site visitor account you want to delete.
3 Click
Delete.
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Incorporating Link to External Page into Your Site Menu
Adding links to external pages to your site menu allows you to advertise your partners'
or friends' web sites or to redirect visitors to some online services or information
sources directly from your site menu.
 To incorporate a link to an external page into your site menu:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select
External Page in the Special pages box.
3 Click
.
4 Go to the Edit step.
5 Select
External Page in the Site map.
6 In the URL field, specify the web address of the external page (http://,
https:// or ftp://).
When a site visitor clicks a menu item linked to an external page, the page opens in
the same window.
Figure 83: Incorporating Link to External Page into Your Site Menu
Adding Maps
You can add maps to your site, thus displaying any location that may be of interest to
your site visitors.
To add geographical maps to your site, you can either use the free-of-charge Google
Maps service (see page 139), or purchase an account with the Microsoft MapPoint Web
Service (see page 141) from Microsoft, Inc.
In this section:
Configuring Google Maps API Service .............................................................. 139
Configuring Microsoft MapPoint Web Service.................................................... 141
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Configuring Google Maps API Service
The Google Maps API service lets you insert Google maps in your web pages. You can
add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed "info
windows". To be able to use the feature on your site, you need to get the Google Maps
API key for your site URL.
The Google Maps API service supports the following browsers:

Internet Explorer 6.0 and later
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Firefox 0.8 and later

Safari 1.2.4 and later

Netscape 7.1 and later
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Mozilla 1.4 and later

Opera 8.02 and later
 To insert a Google map into a page:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 In the Modules area, click the
Area Map module icon and keeping the
left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
3 Click Service provider settings on the title bar of the Area Map module.
Figure 84: Selecting Google Maps as a Mapping Service Provider
4 Select Google Maps API service.
5 Enter your registration key in the Google Maps API key box and click OK.
If you haven't registered this service with Google yet, click the link provided on the
dialog window and complete the free sign up procedure as described. When
registering a Google Maps API key, be sure to specify the correct site URL.
6 Click Choose location.
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Figure 85: Specifying a Geographical Location to Be Shown on the Map (Google Maps)
7 Type the name of the geographical location you want to show and
click Find Location.
If for some reason Google doesn't find the required location, or if you want to
specify your own location, enter the name of a larger geographical object (the city,
country, etc.) in the Find Location box, and then use the arrows and scaling functions
to manually navigate to the required geographical point.
8 Click on the required point on the map. On the form that appears,
specify the title and address of the location in the Title and Address
fields and click Save.
You may leave both these fields blank.
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Figure 86: Specifying Geographical Location Properties (Google Maps)
9 Click OK.
On the map, a marker appears at the specified point. The title and address of the
location is displayed to your site visitors after they click on the marker.
For full information on configuring driving directions and other Google Maps features,
refer to Google Maps API FAQ (http://code.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=10028).
Configuring Microsoft MapPoint Web Service
In order to use the Microsoft MapPoint Web Service on your pages, you first need to
purchase this service from Microsoft, Inc.
You can choose one of licensing options provided by Microsoft, Inc.:

Purchase MapPoint Web Service through a direct agreement with Microsoft. If you
choose this method, you purchase one license per each Area Map module added to
your sites.

Purchase MapPoint Web Service through Microsoft Volume Licensing. If you
choose this method, you purchase one license for all Area Map modules added to all
your sites.
 To insert a Microsoft MapPoint map into your web page:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 In the Modules area, click the
Area Map module icon and keeping the
left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
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To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
3 Click Service provider settings on the title bar of the Area Map Module.
4 Select Microsoft MapPoint Web Service.
Figure 87: Selecting Microsoft MapPoint as a Mapping Service Provider
5 Enter your Microsoft MapPoint Service credentials in the User name and
Password fields and click Log in to MS Map.
If you have not yet purchased a Microsoft MapPoint Service license, click the
provided link to go to the Microsoft MapPoint Service page, and follow the provided
instructions.
Figure 88: Specifying a Geographical Location to Be Shown on the Map (MS
MapPoint)
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6 Enter the name of the location you want to show in the Find Locations
field.
7 Click Find Locations.
8 From the list of results, select the location to be displayed on your
web page.
9 Click OK.
Note: If later you change your Microsoft MapPoint Service account settings, click Relog
in to MS Map. You will be forwarded to the Area Map configuration window, where you can
enter your new credentials.
Adding Feedback Form
Online feedback forms enable you to gather visitors’ opinion about your site.
 To set up a feedback form on your site:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 In the Modules area, click the
Feedback module icon and keeping the
left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
3 To set up the general properties of your feedback form, click Properties
on the module title bar and:

In the Title field, enter a name for the feedback form.

In the Your e-mail field, enter the e-mail address the filled in feedback forms will
be sent to.

In the Subject field, enter the subject of the feedback e-mail message.
Figure 89: Configuring General Feedback Form Properties
4 Click OK.
5 To arrange the list of fields in your feedback form, click Add/Edit Fields.
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By default, the Feedback module contains a number of fields commonly used in
feedback forms. You can adjust the existing fields, as well as add new ones.
Figure 90: Managing Feedback Form Fields
Add Field.
6 To add a new field, click
7 From the Name box, select a name for the field.
8 From the Type field, select the type of data that can be entered in
current field. The supported data types are:

String - allows specifying any arbitrary text string. It may include national
characters, punctuation marks, and spaces, but may not include line breaks.
The output is displayed in multi-line mode.

Text - same as string, but with line breaks allowed.

Phone - allows entering an international phone number. May contain numbers,
spaces, parenthesis, "+" and "-" symbols.

E-mail - allows inputting e-mail addresses only.

Integer - allows entering an integer number (positive, negative, or zero).

Double - allows entering a floating point number, with a point or a comma as a
decimal separator. Leading and trailing zeroes are not supported.

Currency - allows entering a floating point number. Leading and trailing zeroes
are not supported.

Date - allows entering a date in format mm/dd/yyyy, with a slash ("/") as a
separator.

Password - allows entering any arbitrary text string.
9 To make a field required for filling in, select the Required check box
beside the corresponding field.
10 Set the order of fields in the feedback form by clicking
beside the respective fields.
11 To remove a field, select it in the list and click
Delete.
or
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12 Click OK.
13 To specify the text to be displayed to the site visitors after they submit
the feedback form, click Response on the module title bar and type your
text in the provided field.
Figure 91: Specifying Text to Be Displayed to Site Visitors after They Submit the
Feedback Form
14 Click OK.
Online feedback forms enable you to gather visitors’ opinion about your site.
 To set up a feedback form on your site:
15 Go to the Edit step.
16 In the Modules area, click the
Feedback module icon and keeping the
left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
17 To set up the general properties of your feedback form, click Properties
on the module title bar and:

In the Title field, enter a name for the feedback form.

In the Your e-mail field, enter the e-mail address the filled in feedback forms will
be sent to.

In the Subject field, enter the subject of the feedback e-mail message.
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Figure 92: Configuring General Feedback Form Properties
18 Click OK.
19 To arrange the list of fields in your feedback form, click Add/Edit Fields.
By default, the Feedback module contains a number of fields commonly used in
feedback forms. You can adjust the existing fields, as well as add new ones.
Figure 93: Managing Feedback Form Fields
20 To add a new field, click
Add Field.
21 From the Name box, select a name for the field.
22 From the Type field, select the type of data that can be entered in
current field. The supported data types are:

String - allows specifying any arbitrary text string. It may include national
characters, punctuation marks, and spaces, but may not include line breaks.
The output is displayed in multi-line mode.

Text - same as string, but with line breaks allowed.

Phone - allows entering an international phone number. May contain numbers,
spaces, parenthesis, "+" and "-" symbols.
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E-mail - allows inputting e-mail addresses only.

Integer - allows entering an integer number (positive, negative, or zero).

Double - allows entering a floating point number, with a point or a comma as a
decimal separator. Leading and trailing zeroes are not supported.

Currency - allows entering a floating point number. Leading and trailing zeroes
are not supported.

Date - allows entering a date in format mm/dd/yyyy, with a slash ("/") as a
separator.

Password - allows entering any arbitrary text string.
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23 To make a field required for filling in, select the Required check box
beside the corresponding field.
24 Set the order of fields in the feedback form by clicking
beside the respective fields.
25 To remove a field, select it in the list and click
or
Delete.
26 Click OK.
27 To specify the text to be displayed to the site visitors after they submit
the feedback form, click Response on the module title bar and type your
text in the provided field.
Figure 94: Specifying Text to Be Displayed to Site Visitors after They Submit the
Feedback Form
28 Click OK.
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Adding RSS News Feeds
RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, allows you to automatically load
favorite news and information on you site from RSS news feeds (also called
"channels"). Many well-known news communities and corporate sites offer news
headlines and article summaries in the form of news channels. RSS readers retrieve
the recent content from the RSS news feeds and display it on your site. A visitor can
preview the recent news content from your site and will be redirected to the news page
if they want to read the full story. The news from RSS channels are updated
automatically and do not require any interaction from your part.
 To add RSS news feeds to your site:
1 Go to the Edit step.
RSS Reader module icon and keeping
2 In the Modules area, click the
the left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on
the page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
3 Click Properties on the title bar of the RSS Reader module.
4 Select a channel to import the news from.
When you roll your mouse over a channel, you can see the channel URL in the field
below.
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Figure 95: Adding RSS News Feeds
5 If you select the Custom channel, enter the channel URL in the field
below.
6 Click OK.
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Inserting Scripts into Your Web Pages
Using the Script module you can insert ready code snippets in your web pages. You
can use this module to:

Add functional elements to your site pages, in addition to the existing Plesk
Sitebuilder modules. With the help of such elements you can

Insert video and audio files from YouTube and other streaming media providers

Display time and date

Display pop-up messages

Set up automatic forwarding to other web pages

Set up a variety of visual effects: change of background color, text effects on
mouse hover, and more

Display system information: the list of available PHP extensions, server settings,
and more

Participate in banner networks

Place interactive elements on the page: games (for example, "Miner"),
calculator, entertainment tests
- and much more

Incorporate web pages created in other programs into your Plesk Sitebuilder web
site.
Plesk Sitebuilder allows you to add any code written in any scripting or other language
into the Script module: HTML, DHTML, XML, PHP, ASP, SSI, Perl/CGI, JavaScript,
Java applets, and many more. You can find all kinds of third party scripts on popular
webmaster's resources available on the Internet.
The scripts will work correctly in case the publishing server is configured accordingly.
Study the Readme files for the script you wish to add, and compare the requirements to
those of the Plesk Sitebuilder publishing location (see page 169). If there are some
additional requirements imposed by your scripts, contact your Plesk Sitebuilder
provider for assistance.
 To insert a script into you web page:
1 Go to the Edit step.
Script module icon and keeping the left
2 In the Modules area, click the
mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
3 Click Properties on the title bar of the Script module.
4 In the Script text box, replace the default text with the code of your
script.
For example, to insert a video clip from YouTube, copy the piece of HTML markup
that accompanies the clip and paste it to the Script module editor.
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5 Click OK.
Figure 96: Inserting Scripts into Your Web Pages
To incorporate a web page created in some other program into your Plesk Sitebuilder
site, copy the source code of the desired page and paste it into the Script module as
described above.
Note: 1. Scripts cannot be executed on site preview. To check the script operation,
publish the site and proceed to the corresponding page.
2. Some scripts may require that you upload some additional content in your site home
directory. If you have no access credentials for the publishing location, or do not have
enough permissions for uploading content, contact your hosting provider for
assistance.
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Conducting Polls and Online Surveys
Online polls and surveys enable you to receive valuable feedback from your site
visitors. You can collect votes on different questions and display the results as dynamic
graphical charts directly on the page. The Plesk Sitebuilder voting module tracks visitor
uniqueness based on the single session principle - which means that a visitor cannot
vote several times in one poll within the same user session.
 To set up voting on your site:
6
Go to the Edit step.
Voting module icon and keeping the left
7 In the Modules area, click the
mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
8 Click Properties on the title bar of the Voting module.
9 To provide the question of your survey, type your question in the text
field on the Question tab.
Figure 97: Specifying a Question for Your Poll
10 To arrange the list of available answers, go to the Answers tab.
The Voting module must contain at least two answers. By default, the module
contains two default answers, which you can remove or edit as desired.
11 To edit the text of an existing answer, type the new text in the current
answer text field.
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12 To add an answer, click
Add New Answer and enter the text into the
newly appeared text field.
The maximum number of answers is unlimited.
Figure 98: Specifying Answers to Your Poll Question
13 To change the order in which the answers are displayed, use the
and
arrows.
14 To delete an answer, select it and click
15 Click OK.
Remove Selected.
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Adding Online Status Indicator
Online Status Indicator module allows you to place an icon showing your ICQ or Skype
status on your site.
 To add an online status indicator to your site:
1 Go to the Edit step.
Online Status Indicator module icon and
2 In the Modules area, click the
keeping the left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired
location on the page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double click the module title in
the Modules area.
3 Click Properties on the title bar of the module window.
4 Select your instant messenger provider: ICQ or Skype.
5 If you select ICQ:

Specify your ICQ UIN.

Select the type of icon to be displayed for your ICQ status.
The result of your choice is shown in the Preview area.

Click OK.
Figure 99: Setting Up Online Status Indicator for Your ICQ Account
6 If you select Skype:

Specify your Skype name.

Select an icon to be displayed for your Skype status.
The result of your choice is shown in the Preview area.

If you want site visitors to be able to call you on Skype directly by clicking the
status indicator icon, select the Start Skype call upon clicking the icon check box.
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Click OK.
Figure 100: Setting Up Online Status Indicator for Your Skype Account
Adding SitePal Animated Character
With the help of the SitePal module, you can add SitePal speaking animated characters
(http://www.sitepal.com) to your site, to enrich site visitor experience and increase
sales. You can select the preferred character from the SitePal collection, design the
character and scene as desired, and attach an audio file with your commercial to it.
You can create SitePal animated scenes in any language, but the editor interface is
available in English only.
Note: To ensure correct operation of the module, enable pop-ups for the Plesk
Sitebuilder server in your web browser settings. For viewing SitePal characters, Adobe
Flash Player 9.0.115 or later is required.
 To add a SitePal character to your site:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 In the Modules area, click the SitePal module icon and keeping the left
mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double the click the module title
in the Modules area.
3 To set up a character, click Properties on the module title bar.
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When you open the SitePal editor for the first time in your Sitebuilder Wizard, you
see a pop-up window with a welcome message from SitePal. On this dialog, you
will also find general information about SitePal characters (on the About Sitepal tab),
and a list of available SitePal service packages (on the Packages tab).
If you already have a SitePal account, enter your credentials in the fields provided
on the welcome screen and log in.
Important: By default, you are using the Free package, which allows to create only
two scenes, use only two models, does not allow using the text-to-speech feature
for creating the scene audio and limits the number of streams (that is, playbacks on
the site page) to 150 per month. All sites you create in your Plesk Sitebuilder will
use one common SitePal package - therefore please bear in mind that the allowed
number of scenes, models and streams per month will be shared between all your
sites.
If later you wish to upgrade to one of the premium packages, use one of the
following methods:

Click the UPGRADE or BUY button above the scene preview window. Such
buttons appear each time you try to use a paid model or feature while working
with a Free package.

Use the Upgrade Your Account button at the bottom of the page. This button
appears after you save your first scene.
To proceed, close the window. You can view this information any time later by
clicking
About.
Figure 101: SitePal Editor
4 In the SitePal editor, select the model you like on the Model Gallery tab.
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The default Free SitePal package allows you to use only two models, which you can
choose among the free models only. Paid models are marked with the
icon. To
filter out free models, select the Show only the models I own check box.
If you wish to purchase a model (which requires upgrading to one of the premium
packages), click UPGRADE or BUY above the scene preview window and follow the
purchasing instructions on the SitePal web site.
5 On the Accessories step, adjust the parameters of the model's exterior.

On the Style tab, choose the hair style, clothes, accessories and other attributes
for the model by switching between the attribute thumbnails and selecting the
preferred design for each attribute in the work area.

On the Color tab, adjust the color of the model's hair, skin, eyes, make-up and
mouth.

On the Attributes tab you can adjust additional exterior parameters and age the
model if necessary.
6 On the Backgrounds step, choose a background for the scene.
If necessary, upload your own background image by clicking Upload on the
Background Gallery tab. You can view and manage your custom backgrounds on the
My Background tab.
7 On the Audios step, attach the audio file with the character's message.

To produce the audio for the scene using the text-to-speech feature (typed text
transformed into an audio file), click the TTS tab.
Type or paste the text in the text box and choose the language and speaker's
voice for this language from the provided boxes. When you select a language,
the list of available voices is narrowed down accordingly.
Note: The text-to-speech feature is not allowed in the default Free package. To
be able to use the feature, click UPGRADE above the scene preview window
and follow the package purchasing instructions on the SitePal web site.

To record a message using a plugged-in microphone, follow the instructions
provided on the Mic tab.

To upload the audio file from your computer, follow the instructions provided on
the Upload tab.

To have your message recorded by one of professional voices, click the Voice
Talent tab, click Pick Your Professional Voice below and follow the purchasing
instructions on the SitePal web site.

To record a message on the phone, follow the instructions provided on the
Phone tab.
You can view, edit or delete the created and uploaded audios on the Saved tab.
This tab also contains a number of SitePal commercial audios provided as
examples.
8 On the Players tab, select the style of the SitePal scene window.
9 Click Save Scene.
10 Fill in the registration form that opens and click Register.
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After you register with SitePal, the saved scene appears under the Scene List title on
the left. Together with it, the default second scene appears, which is proposed as a
basis for your new SitePal scene. Your registration details and the Upgrade Your
Account button appear at the bottom of the SitePal editor screen.
Note: The default Free package allows you to create only two scenes. After you
exceed this limit, each new scene, when saved, replaces one of the former ones
(the earliest one created).
11 Click
Settings in the left part of the screen.
12 In the opened window, configure the basic playback settings for the
scene and click Apply.
For instructions on configuring these settings, click on
screen.
icons in each section of the
13 Click Publish.
Configure the publishing parameters: the scene dimensions, and the background
color against which the progress bar is displayed when the scene is loading. If you
wish the scene to be uploaded by the secure HTTPS protocol, select the Secure
Protocol (https) option.
If you wish the scene to be rendered in browsers with disabled JavaScript (such
situations are quite rare, but possible), from the Publish To box, select Web Page (no
Javascript). Otherwise, leave the default Standard Web Page option selected.
To create a new scene, click the default second scene (the one automatically created
by SitePal editor) under the Scene List title and configure it as described the current
procedure.
If you are using the Free package, after you create and save two scenes, you can only
reuse models from these scenes; choosing new models, even among the free ones,
becomes unavailable.
When reusing a model from one of the previously saved scenes, you have the following
options:

To redesign the formerly used model from scratch, select the check box Show only
the models I own on the Models step and select the model you like.

To reuse the model together with the previously applied design (clothes, hair style,
etc.), go to the Saved Models tab on the Models step and select the model you like.
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Adding Site Map
The Site Map module allows you to display a clickable hierarchical model of your site
structure to visitors.
 To add a site map to your site:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 In the Site map area, select the page where you wish to place the site
map.
3 In the Modules area, click the
Site Map module icon and keeping the
left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the desired location on the
page.
To insert the module in the beginning of the page, double click the module title in
the Modules area.
In the module window, you will see the default view of your site map.
4 To configure the site map appearance, click Properties on the title bar
of the module window.
5 Select the preferred site map layout: One column or Two columns.
6 Choose Bullet styles for first level and second level pages (separately).
The options are:

None (no bullet)

Circle (○ an open circle)

Disc (● a solid circle)

Square ( ■ a solid square)
7 Click OK.
Figure 102: Configuring the Site Map Appearance
CHAPTER 5
Making Your Site Searchable
Searchability is one of the key parts of your site's success. Putting site online is not
enough - you should make sure that it can be easily found through search engines like
Google. Besides, to get your site indexed and searched effectively, it is important to
specify proper keywords and description for the key pages of your site. See the
following sections for more details.
In this chapter:
Specifying Keywords to be Used by Search Engines ........................................ 160
Providing Description to be Displayed in Search Results .................................. 161
Submitting Site to Search Engines .................................................................... 161
Specifying Keywords to be Used by
Search Engines
Most search engines will use the keywords you choose to properly index your site and
determine its relevance to search queries. That is why you should think carefully and
pick only those words that best describe the page. Note that it is not necessary to
specify keywords for every page, as well as to use too many keywords - three-four
words for the most important pages will suffice.
 To specify keywords for a page:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Go to the desired page.
3 In the Site map area, type the desired keywords in the Page keywords
field, separating them with a comma.
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Providing Description to be Displayed in
Search Results
Description you specify at this step will be displayed below the page title when the
page appears as a result of a user's query on a search engine. Therefore, the
description should give the main idea of the page so everyone could instantly
understand what the page is about.
 To provide a page with description:
1 Go to the Edit step.
2 Go to the desired page.
3 In the Site map area, type the desired text in the Page description field.
Submitting Site to Search Engines
With Plesk Sitebuilder, you can submit your site to two search engines: MSN and
Google.
 To submit your site to a search engine:
1 Click Go to Admin Panel.
2 On the left navigation pane, click
3 Click the name of your site.
Sites.
4 Click
Search Engine Submit.
5 To submit your site to MSN search engine, click Submit your site to MSN
search engine.
A new window will open providing you with further instructions.
6 To submit your site to Google search engine, click Submit your site to
Google search engine.
A new window will open saying that the site has been successfully submitted to the
Google search engine.
CHAPTER 6
Tracking Site Popularity
If it is allowed by your service plan, you can enable statistics count on your site and
therefore accumulate and analyze the site attendance statistics, which helps to track
the popularity of the site. Besides, you can add a counter to your site, so that the total
number of site visitors would be displayed for all comers. See the following sections for
more details.
In this chapter:
Enabling Statistics Count on Site....................................................................... 162
Viewing Site Visitors Statistics ........................................................................... 163
Adding Visitors Counter to Site Pages ............................................................... 163
Enabling Statistics Count on Site
Note that statistics-related options are available only if the Statistics module is enabled
in your service plan.
 To enable statistics count on your site:
1 Click Go to Admin Panel.
2 On the left navigation pane, click
3 Click the name of your site.
4 Click
Sites.
Statistics Settings.
Figure 103: Turning On Statistics Count on a Site
5 Select the Statistics is turned on check box.
6 Click OK.
Tracking Site Popularity
Viewing Site Visitors Statistics
 To view statistics about site attendance:
1 Click Go to Admin Panel.
2 On the left navigation pane, click
3 Click the name of your site.
4 Click
Sites.
Site Statistics.
Figure 104: Viewing Site Attendance Statistics
Adding Visitors Counter to Site Pages
 To add a counter to your site:
1 Go to the Pages step.
2 Select the Add a counter to every page check box.
3 In the Initial value field, enter a number that will be a starting point for
the counter.
4 From the Counter style list, select the appearance of the counter.
5 Click Save Changes.
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Publishing Site
Publishing your site as an anonymous user
If you do not have a Plesk Sitebuilder account and work with the program in demo
mode, the site you create is temporary and cannot be published on the Internet until
you register a regular user account in Plesk Sitebuilder and buy hosting from your
Plesk Sitebuilder provider. On the Publish step of the Wizard, you will see a summary of
your site details which may include the following information:

The life-time of your trial site, i.e. the period during which it will be stored on the
Plesk Sitebuilder server.

The site preview link: the link to your temporary site as it is displayed to the
visitors. You may send this link to your friends, for example.

The link to your temporary site in editable mode. This link opens your site in the
Wizard. You may need this link if you decide to register in Plesk Sitebuilder and
upgrade your temporary site to a regular one.

Any supplementary information considered to be important by your Plesk
Sitebuilder provider, for example, instructions on how to obtain a regular user
account in Plesk Sitebuilder and buy hosting services.
If you wish to send this information to your e-mail address, enter the address in the
field at the bottom of the page and click Send.
To open the trial site in your web browser, click Visit Site. The site is available during its
life-time period, which is determined by your Plesk Sitebuilder administrator.
Figure 105: Publish Step Look for Anonymous Users
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Publishing your site as a regular Plesk Sitebuilder user
If you are a registered Plesk Sitebuilder user, follow the guidelines below to publish or
publish your site.
 To publish your site:
1 Go to the Publish step.
2 If your Plesk Sitebuilder administrator has already specified the
publishing settings for your site (or you have done it yourself in your
Administrator Panel), just click Publish. If publishing settings are not
specified, perform steps 3-8.
If you see a message telling that the publishing settings are not configured, contact
your Plesk Sitebuilder administrator for assistance.
If you see an error message after clicking Publish, contact your Plesk Sitebuilder
administrator, or follow the link to the publishing details screen (if provided) to know
the reason of the failure.
3 In the Edit publishing settings section, select a publishing mode (the list
of available publishing modes is configured by your Plesk Sitebuilder
provider):

FTP - publishing site to an FTP server.

VPS - publishing site to a Virtuozzo Container.

XCOPY - publishing site using the XCOPY technology.
Figure 106: Selecting Publishing Mode
Note: 1. VPS publishing mode is used for publishing to servers running Parallels
Business Automation, Standard.
2. We recommend using XCOPY technology for publishing on local Plesk
Sitebuilder host only, as this method is insecure and requires writing permissions
on the specified publishing location.
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Plesk Sitebuilder administrator can prohibit users from editing publishing settings. In
that case publishing settings will be displayed to you in read-only mode.
4 If you select FTP publishing mode:

In the Host field, specify the host to which you want to publish the site.

If the maximum number of hosts allowed by your license is limited, select a
host from the list. The list of available hosts is configured by your Plesk
Sitebuilder administrator.

If the number of hosts allowed by your plan is Unlimited, you can specify the
IP address or DNS name of any FTP server you have at your disposal (make
sure that the server meets the requirements (see page 169)).

In the Port field, specify the port for connecting to the FTP server. By default, 21
is set.

In the Login and Password fields, provide your FTP server access credentials.

In the Working directory field, specify the directory on the server where the site
content will be stored after publication.

In the Web site URL field, enter the web address where the site will be available
after publishing.
Note: Make sure that the Web site URL and the Working directory settings point to the
same publishing location. For example, to publish site with URL
http://test.url.com/myfolder, specify the working directory myfolder.
5 If you select VPS publishing mode:

In the Host field, enter the IP address or domain name of the Parallels Virtuozzo
Service Container to be used for publishing.

In the Container ID field, specify an ID number of the target Virtuozzo Container
on the physical server.

In the User field, enter the name of the Apache user on the Plesk Sitebuilder
machine (apache, www-data, etc.).

In the Group field, specify the name of the Apache group on the Plesk Sitebuilder
machine (apache, www-data, etc.).

In the Working directory field, specify the absolute path on the Virtuozzo
Container to the folder where the site content will be stored after publication.

In the Web site URL field, enter the web address where the site will be available
after publication.
Note: Using this mode you can publish sites only to servers running Parallels
Business Automation, Standard.
6 If you select XCOPY publishing mode:

In the Working directory field, enter the name of a directory (with full path) where
the files of your site will be stored after publication. For example,
/var/www/yoursite.

In the Web site URL field, specify the web address where the site will be available
after publication.
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7 Click Publish, or place your mouse cursor in one of the fields and press
ENTER. The progress bar appears displaying the status of the
publishing process.
Figure 107: Publishing Progress Indicator
After successful publishing, your site immediately goes live, and its full functionality
is available to visitors. You can proceed to your site by clicking Visit Site.
Figure 108: Successful Publishing Notification
Republishing your site
After you apply some changes to your site in Plesk Sitebuilder Wizard, you will need to
republish your site.
 To republish your site:
1 Go to the Publish step.
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2 If you wish to preview the changes as they appear on your site, click
the Preview site link.
3 If necessary, revise the settings in the Edit publishing settings section.
Important: If a site contains modules, we do not recommend changing the FTP
Login for FTP publishing mode. Changing your FTP login will change the home
directory of the site, and the modules data, which is stored in the former home
directory, may be lost. If you have access to your publishing server, you can move
your modules data manually from the former home directory (the path on the server
will be [Sitebuilder sites directory/Login1/Working directory]) to the new home
directory ([Sitebuilder sites directory/Login2/Working directory]). If you have no
access to the publishing server, or insufficient permissions for moving files, leave
the FTP Login field as is, or contact your Sitebuilder administrator for assistance.
If you see a notification that the publishing settings have been changed, you have
an option of returning the settings to their previous state. To do so, click Revert
Publishing Settings at the bottom of the section.
Figure 109: Reverting Publishing Settings to Their Previous State
If you do not wish to display the Edit publishing settings section again, click the
icon to close the section. The next time you access the Publish screen for this site,
the section is not displayed.
4 To apply changes to the site without republishing the whole site, leave
the Republish the entire site content option unselected.
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Select this option, if you wish to recover your site in case it has been destroyed or
damaged at the publishing location.
5 Click Publish, or place your mouse cursor in one of the fields and press
ENTER.
In this chapter:
Requirements to Host ........................................................................................169
Requirements to Host
The requirements imposed upon a publishing server depend on the type of sites to be
published on this server: static or dynamic.
In Plesk Sitebuilder, a static site is a site which contains only static HTML pages
created with the help of WYSIWYG editor, and does not contain modules - except for
the Script and Flash Intro modules. There are no special requirements to a host used
for static sites publishing.
A dynamic site is a site with dynamic pages: a site containing at least one module
(except for the mentioned Script and Flash Intro).
To guarantee correct operation of dynamic sites, make sure that the publishing location
meets the following requirements:

PHP version 4.3.9 or later is installed on the publishing server.

PHP supports:


The ionCube PHP Loader 3.1.15 or later

DOM XML with XSLT support or PHP XSLT extension (Sablotron)

Multibyte string functions (mbstring extension)

Zlib compression functions (zlib extension)

Session handling functions support (session extension)

SQLite 2.x with UTF-8 encoding support

GD library 2.0.1 or later
In php.ini the following directives are installed:

default_charset = ”UTF-8”
Note: Make sure that all extensions you have installed are listed in the extensions
directory and in the php.ini file. If PHP is installed as an Apache module, restart
Apache after applying the changes.
CHAPTER 8
Appendix. Most Common Google Base
Attributes
Below you will find a list of some Google Base attributes you might find useful for
indexing your online store product options.
Item Type
Attribute
Description
Example
General
g:brand
The brand name of the product
Dell, Sony
Apparel
g:department
The store department that the product falls
under
men's
g:made_in
The location where the product was made
Format: ISO 3166
country code.
US
Shoes
Books and
music
g:material
The material the product is made out of
leather
g:size
The size of an item
S, XXL, small, medium
g:style
The style of the product
casual
g:heel_height
The height of the heel of the shoe
1.5 inches
g:width
The width of a shoe
wide, narrow, regular
g:author
The author of the information
John Steinbeck
g:genre
The genre of the product
Rock and Roll
g:artist
The artist or designer that created the work
Michael Jackson
Functions and features of the product
photo capacity
The height of a product
36 inches
The length of a product
36 inches
The width of a product
36 inches
Consumer
g:functions
products and
g:height
electronics
g:length
g:width
g:tech_spec_li The URL of technical specifications of the
http://www.example.com/
nk
product, if available. This should not forward to product1techspec.html
another URL; it must point directly to the target
page. The domain name may not be an IP
address.
g:wireless_int
erface
Wireless interface that the cell phone uses
Bluetooth
g:battery_life
The average life of the battery, if the computer
is a laptop, in hours
Numbers only.
For electronic devices, the amount of memory
included in a product. For appliances, the
volume of space within the appliance
256 MB
g:capacity
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g:operating_sy The operating system a computer is running
stem
Linux
g:optical_drive The type of optical drive included with a
computer
DVD-R
g:processor_s The processor speed for the computer
peed
1.67 GHz
g:screen_size
The diagonal screen size
37 inches
g:weight
The weight of a product
20 pounds
g:focus_type
The type of focus a camera has
auto, manual, fix
g:megapixels
The resolution of a digital imaging device
6 MP
g:zoom
The maximum amount a camera can zoom
10x
g:display_type The type of display on the television or monitor LCD
g:color_output Information about whether or not the printer is
a color printer
Acceptable values are:
false, or true
g:load_type
The type of loading for a washer
top, front, etc.
g:platform
The platform the game is on
Nintendo Wii
Toys
g:age_range
The suggested age range for the toy
10-14
Vehicles
g:condition
The condition of the vehicle.
new, used, refurbished
g:make
The vehicle manufacturer.
Honda
g:mileage
The current mileage of the vehicle.
17000
g:model
The vehicle model.
Camry
g:price_type
The type of pricing for the vehicle.
Acceptable values are:
negotiable or starting.
g:title
The name or title of the vehicle.
2003 Honda Civic LX
g:vehicle_type The type of vehicle.
car, motorcycle, scooter
g:vin
Vehicle Identification Number.
1M8GDM9AXKP042788
g:year
The model year or year built.
2003
The full list of Google Base attributes sorted by category is available here
(http://base.google.com/base/products.html), under the Required Attributes title.
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