The webpage elements under your control

Vertical webpage dissection of controllable elements

Table of Contents

What better way to present the BoxPress export options than through a vertical dissection of the typical exported webpage?

Below is a dissection of your exported webpage where controllable sections are listed in their actual vertical order. Lines in [square brackets] are parts that are either (1) optional or (2) can be switched off.

Here is a synopsis to more closely show the schematic intent of the order:

Options that are “prior” to the post
Sidebar Control
Navbar Control
Banner Control
[Title and Subtitle Control]
[Date Control]
[Image Control]
[Table of Contents]
[Text Area]
[Related Links]

Routing options

Divert or conceal the note as a whole in its various incarnations

These are export options that determine how the webpage as a whole is exported.

$blogReady: [true | false]

Permits export of this note

Scope:   self


Exports all descendants of Blog PAGES or Blog POSTS

Scope:   all content notes


Forces note to export as its own webpage

Scope:   self (sub-posts only)


Exports note as footnote

Scope:   self (sub-posts only)


Suppresses note’s inclusion in (ancestor’s) Table of Contents

Scope:   self (as sub-post only)


Full suppression (both export and inclusion in Table of Contents)

Scope:   self (as sub-post only)


Suppresses text in teaser

Scope:   self (as teaser)


Suppresses featured image from SmartButton

Scope:   self

Things that are the same or different for every page

Webpage elements can be classified into two types:

  1. Things that are the same for every page
  2. Things that (can) change on every page

Things that are the same for every page include all the elements controlled in the Styles Dash. The exceptions are (1) the webpage background color (set in Body Widget), and (2) the Main Text card color, opacity, border, and shadow (set in PostBody Widget).

Things that (can) change on every page include:

  1. Frame Amenities that can be removed or relocated by frame options—navbar, Banner, sidebar, and footer.
  2. Things that can be toggled or modified by export options—own-page export, TOC exclusion, image-only as a teaser; main column width, HTML Imagemap width; existence-and-depth of Table of Contents; title, date, Featured Image, incoming Basic Links; child inclusion; granularity options (seamless, blocks, columns, SmartButtons); and numbering.
  3. The Undertitle options for Research notes—date, author, title, and journal.
  4. The written content in the Text Area
  5. The background options for the webpage (color, texture, image)
  6. The background options for the Main Text card (color)


[Frame amenities]

Sidebar Control

Navbar Control

To add additional buttons to your navbar, simply paste an alias inside Blog NAVBAR. To remove a button, delete its alias inside Blog NAVBAR.


Removes navbar from webpage

Scope:   self

From the Styles Dash

Populating the navbar


[Title and Subtitle]

If $DEExport is set to true, post and sub-post titles will export as their $DisplayExpression; otherwise, as their $Name.

To add a subtitle to your post, enter it into the $blogSubtitle key attribute. (If you don’t see it, just run the Keys•Basic stamp.)

From the Styles Dash

$DisplayName, $Name, or empty


The date associated with a POST or PAGE is its creation date, stored in $Created. If the associated date is important and you want to enter the original time the idea occurred to you, you can enter it manually as $StartDate. The date that gets exported is $blogDate. $blogDate is calculated by an agent, and is equal to $Created unless $StartDate has been set.

Setting the displayed date manually
Do not set $blogDate manually, set $StartDate instead.
  • A POST will automatically show its created date automatically. To suppress this, use the NODATE export option.
  • A PAGE will not automatically show its created date. To force the date to show, use the DATED export option.

Your category notes sort their children by $blogDate.

Dating your posts

From the Styles Dash

Forcing or suppressing export

[Featured Image]

Your webpage will have a featured image only if $blogMapGraffle, $blogMapJPG, or $blogImage are set.


Suppresses featured image from post

Scope:   self


Your webpage will have a featured audio player only if $blogAudio is set.

[Table of Contents]

Your webpage will have a Table of Contents only if (1) there are children, and (2) $blogTOC is non-zero. The value of $blogTOC determines the depth your Table of Contents expresses.

Adding a Table of Contents

$blogTOC: [0 | depth]

Adds a Table of Contents

Scope:   self

Text Area

Besides simply typed text, there are other ways of presenting central body content.

For an exhaustive treatment of how to enter every kind of content, see here.

Undertitle options for Research Prototypes

Child Inclusion Control

Granularity options

From the Styles Dash

[Related Links]