When working with Foleon, you’ll find that there are a number of terms that are pretty important. In this article, we talk about the major ones, how they’re connected, and what you need to know about them.

In this article

  • Projects
  • Single publications
  • Publications
  • Themes
  • Previewing
  • Publishing
  • How to Publish
  • Pages
  • Forms and overlays

Projects

With Foleon, every publication you create is part of a project (previously known as publication group). Each project has its own settings: a hostname, Google Analytics code, and default logos. These settings apply to every publication within a project.

Next to these settings, a project also has an archive. This archive contains all publications of that project. Visitors of your publications will be able to access different published publications within a project through the navigation bar of a publication. However, you can turn this off for each publication through the respective publication’s settings.

See how Foleon content is structured in the chart below.

By default, every Foleon license includes the possibility to publish up to 10 publications.  These 10 publications can be divided into several projects or all be placed in one project. When 10 publications have been published it is possible to publish the 11th one when a new bundle of 5 publications is purchased. To purchase a bundle you can visit our store. 

Publications

The main thing you’ll be doing in Foleon is creating publications. These hold all your content, divided into different pages enriched with features like overlays and forms.

On top of the project settings (previously known as publication group settings) that apply to all publications within a project, each publication also has its own settings that only apply to that specific publication. We’ve conveniently grouped these into settings regarding the Basics, Marketing, Navigation, and Access Control.

Themes

Next to the publication settings, each publication also has its own Theme. This is where you set global styling that applies to that entire publication. This style will automatically be applied to all content within a publication and can be overridden on the element level. The Theme of the last created publication in a project will also automatically copy over to a new publication. 

Read more about the theme in our article: Theme settings.

Previewing

You can preview your publication to see what it looks like outside our editor. If you’ve already published your publication, the preview feature also allows you to preview your changes before setting them live.

The preview URL is freely shareable and accessible to anyone with the URL, even if they don’t have a Foleon account. If you want to share a preview of your publication with someone, simply send them the preview URL.

Note: the preview of your publication can’t be found through search engines and is only accessible to those that have the URL.

Publishing

Once your publication is done and you’re ready to share it with the world, you can publish it! During publishing, we optimize the publication for search engines, fine-tune the imagery, and make it available on a hostname of your choice. You can always update a published publication at anytime by republishing it.

Read more about hosting possibilities in our article: Hosting Foleon publications.

How to Publish

When you are ready to take your publication live, click on Publish in the top right corner of the editor.

Next you will see a pop up with the final Publish button and what your publication URL will be.

You will then see a loading screen and a message letting you know your publication will be live within 30 minutes.

When the publication is published, the screen will show you the url and the possibility to republish when a new change has been made.

How to Republish

To Republish, which is to update the live version of any changes you’ve made, click on Publish in the top right corner of the editor (as done earlier). This window will appear,

Click Republish and you will be shown the same loading screen, which informs you your publication will be updated within 30 minutes.

Pages

Every publication consists of pages. Pages hold all of your content, which include Blocks, Columns, and Elements. In addition to project settings (previously known as publication group settings) and publication settings, every page also has its own Page Settings that only apply to that specific page.

Forms and overlays

Publications can be enriched with features like forms and overlays. You can use forms to gather information and feedback from your visitors. 

Read more about forms in our article: All about forms.

Overlays are pop-ups that you can create and trigger to provide additional information.

Read more about forms in our article: All about overlays.

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