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] [Audio] [Table of Contents] [Text Area] [Related Links] [Footer]
These are export options that determine how the webpage as a whole is exported.
Webpage elements can be classified into two types:
- Things that are the same for every page
- 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:
- Frame Amenities that can be removed or relocated by frame options—navbar, Banner, sidebar, and footer.
- 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.
- The Undertitle options for Research notes—date, author, title, and journal.
- The written content in the Text Area
- The background options for the webpage (color, texture, image)
- The background options for the Main Text card (color)
To add additional buttons to your navbar, simply paste an alias inside Blog NAVBAR. To remove a button, delete its alias inside Blog NAVBAR.
$DEExport is set to true, post and sub-post titles will export as their
$DisplayExpression; otherwise, as their
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.)
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 is calculated by an agent, and is equal to
$StartDate has been set.
- 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
Your webpage will have a featured image only if
$blogImage are set.
Your webpage will have a featured audio player only if
$blogAudio is set.
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.
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.