Step-by-step tutorial for setting up, managing and promoting your new SpaceNode:
The following is a list of URLs (hyperlinks) related to your SpaceNode. Note: substitute ‘yoursite.com’ with your real domain name:
Logging Into Your SpaceNode
Click the “login” link on the top-right of your SpaceNode and a login box will popup allowing you to enter your login credentials. Once logged-in the login link will change to your username email address.
For an easy-to-follow step-by-step online video tutorial to logging in and any difficulties you encounter, please visit:
SpaceNode Structure - Home Page, Folders & Pages
Your Home Page is what people will see when they type in http://yoursite.com/ into a browser.
So that your SpaceNode can grow to thousands of pages of content and still be easy to manage you can create as many Folders and Pages in your Home Page as you like.
The difference between a Folder and a Page is that Folders can contain other Pages and Folders.
An example is if you want to break your website up into three sections:
Each one of these Folders can contain their own Pages and Folders:
Note: In the example above, http://yoursite.com/family/cousins/ is a Folder and http://yoursite.com/family/cousins/Daniel.htm is a Page.
Modules - Making Your SpaceNode Clever
Every Page, Folder and the Home Page is automated by a Module which makes your SpaceNode clever.
The default Module is called the ‘StaticPage Module’ which is responsible for displaying one page of content. You could quite easily create your entire SpaceNode website by just using this one module, but you would miss out on features such as Contact Forms and Search Engines.
The second most common module is called the ‘Articles Module’ which is useful for displaying Blogs, News and other lists of content such as Products and Photos. You separate articles into ‘Article Groups’ and each group is separated into ‘Article Categories’.
The Article Module can only be installed in a Folder or on the Home Page and then can generate a page for each article you have uploaded.
For example, you could set up a blog here:
And then you could add two articles and these might be available here:
The Articles Module makes it easy to have thousands of Pages of content and also supports RSS feeds if another website would like to syndicate your content. They would go to there website and enter the RSS url:
To add new Pages or Folders to your SpaceNode, or to edit the Home Page you need to:
When adding a Page, Folder or editing the Home Page you will be given the choice of which module to choose, with the StaticPage being the default.
Note: The Articles Module needs to be installed in the Home Page or a Folder and is not available on a single Page.
Blocks are the extra-bits of content around each page on your SpaceNode and are often used for:
Each block can be automated using "Block Plugins" which are like special programs that run separate to the main Page Module.
Your SpaceNode page is divided up into separate 'Zones' for customising where the block will display in relation to the page content.
The current list of zones are:
UserNode File Server
If you are on a premium SpaceNode package then you will have been given some web-space to hold your files such as images and downloads.
You can upload via your FTP program using the login credentials:
The files you upload will be available for download from:
There are also a number of ‘Special Files & Folders’ setup on your SpaceNode which enable you to upload your own files into the SpaceNode itself.
Special Files & Folders
We have created a number of special files and folders that suck out (proxy) content from your user file space into your SpaceNode.
List of Special Files
There is currently only one special file:
Changing the favicon.ico image allows your site to have a unique identity when displayed in tabs and bookmarks. To learn more about favicons view the wikipedia entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon
To upload a new favicon.ico image you need to store the file on your UserNode File Server.
List of Special Folders
There are two special folders:
These suck out the content (proxy) from your UsereNode file space into your SpaceNode. The following examples are the same file:
Your SpaceNode will not be automatically setup for email so if you would like an email address such as email@example.com then you need to contact customer services for more information.
Once setup you will have full-access to your email account from anywhere in the world via your web browser, or connect by using your mobile device or desktop program providing they support standard mail protocols.
To access your web mail account go to: