The Very Basics

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  1. Make a Site
  2. Code a Solo Routine
  3. Add Pages
 

Make a Site

Making a Joelie website is as easy as editing one - you simply navigate to it. For example, if you wanted to make a site called "mysite", you would navigate to /site-mysite.

If you navigate to a /site that is not taken, Joelie will automatically direct you to a page that will help you make a new site.

You can also click the "new" button from your Joelie Dashboard when logged in. This will bring up the option of creating a new Joelie web site.

 

Code a Solo Routine

Your Joelie website's solo routine directs all of your website traffic. If someone navigates to yoursite.com/about, the solo routine must direct them to an about page. Or, if someone navigates to yoursite.com/somethingrandom, your solo routine must be able to display a "not found" page.

With a little help from the Slash and Slashdefault tags, you should be able to code a solo routine on your own even if you have little or no programming experience.

Here is an example of a solo routine:

<!--- Solo Routine --->

<slash '', 'home'>
  <!--- show home page --->
  <s.home>
</slash>

<slash 'about'>
  <!--- show about page --->
  <s.about>
</slash>

<slashdefault>
  <!--- show "not found" page --->
  <s.not_found>
</slashdefault>
 

Add Pages

Adding pages to your website is easy using Joelie routines - you can make your routines work like many different kinds of web documents.

The easiest way to add a new routine to your Joelie site is to use the "new" button, which appears on the upper-righthand corner of just about every page when you are logged in. Or, you can navigate to the address of a routine you would like to create that doesn't exist yet (ex. "/routine=whatever^mysite"), and Joelie will automatically redirect you to a page that helps you create that routine.

You can also highlight part of the code in your solo routine and use the "shrink" button to shrink that code into a new page for your site.