Press Site - Setting up a Press Site
In this guide we'll go through the steps needed to create and set up a new press site - a standalone gallery with image download options, protected by individual user logins.
- Create the site
- Fill in header and page title text
- Add a logo and customise site design
- Add a header image
- Add website icons
- Upload and add test images
- Preview your site on the web
- Enable user logins
- Add set text
- Google Analytics
- Add a public host or use your own domain name
- Next steps
Create the site
Visit the websites screen, click on the New site tab.
Scroll to the Modern Narrative template. Under the configuration options choose Music Festival Press Gallery [Switchable]. Select an initial theme and layout (this can be changed later). Click Create and give your site a name.
If your site is for an annual event you can optionally add a year Page Group, which will make the addition of future pages much easier. Click Advanced Options and in the Page group section enter the current year or season, for example 2017. Click OK.
Wait for the site to be created
Fill in header and page title textOnce the site has been created you can replace the default text with your own information.
Add a logo and customise site design
From website overview screen, click Edit Design. Here you can change the base theme and layout, as well as other design elements on the page.
To add a logo, click on Design, select Header and choose a logo file to upload. You can change the size of the logo on the page by using the Scale option.
You can also make any other adjustments to design elements, colours and fonts in the Design section.
Add a header image
Another easy way to personalise the gallery is to add a header image. From the Design tab select Topbar and choose a header image to upload. You can toggle between desktop and mobile view to see how your design will look on different devices.
Add website iconsYou can add common website icons in the side panel of the website overview screen.
Upload and add test imagesMaking your site creates corresponding sets in the image admin. Add some content to the Gallery set to see how it looks on the site using the image management tools.
If you don't have any images in your account yet, go to the upload screen to add some.
Preview your site on the webClick the Visit button to see your site live on the testing host address. The test images you added to the Gallery set should now appear here, along with their download options.
Enable user logins
It's a good idea to place any sites with downloads enabled behind a secure login. This will allow you to restrict access only to visitors who create a username and password.
Not only does this keep your images safe, it lets you track user downloads and view a number of useful statistics. All files will also be uniquely encoded so that they can be traced back to the user that downloaded them.
Go to the Security tab and click Options. Switch the Enable log in toggle to the on position and click the Update button.
Go to the Restricted URLs tab and create a new restricted url. Type / in the URL box to restrict the entire site from the homepage, then click the OK button.
Once you've secured the site, you'll need to make a login for yourself too, as this is separate from your DPG login.
Add set text
Add a public host or use your own domain name
Before you launch your site you should always add a public host. Public hosts are indexed by search engines and content served from a public host loads faster in browsers. A public host could be your own domain name or one of our free dpg.gallery or festival.gallery addresses.
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- Preparing for a live event - Team preparation