To access the administration controls of the website, login with the initial administrator username and password provided to you. Enter the username and password into the Member Login box, and click the login button. If your website does not have a member login box, click the login link to access the login screen.
Once you login as the administrator, an Administration Area button will appear below the date in the upper left corner. This button will take you to the main website control area. Only website administrators will have access to this button when logged in. Standard members will not see this button or have any access to administration features.
Several other buttons will also appear in the home page. A User Settings button will appear in the center top bar. The User Settings button allows the currently logged in user to change their own settings including address, phone, and email information, as well as allowing the user to change their password if needed. All members will have access to the User Settings button.
An Email Login button will appear next the the User Settings button. The email login button takes you to the email login area. You can turn this feature on or off in the administration area.
A Logout button will appear to the right of the User Settings and Email Login buttons. Use the Logout button to end your user session and securely exit the website.
A Post Article button will appear in the What's New bar on the right hand side. Use this button for quick access to the Post Article form. The post article form can also be accessed from the Administration Area using the Post Articles/Content link.
In order to properly login to the PowerActiveSite system, cookies must be enabled on the users internet browser. If the cookie is blocked or not usable, the user will be able to login, but their login session will immediately end, prompting them to login again. If a user has this problem they will need to adjust the security settings on their browser or internet security program to properly allow cookies from your PowerActiveSite website. A login session will timeout after 45 minutes of no activity.
“When I am already logged in as an administrator, I keep getting prompted to login when I try to update or post a page.”
- Do you have more than one Internet browser open that you are logged into? If so, logout of and close these windows. Open a new Internet browser and re-login on only one browser window.
- You may need to delete your cookies. Many Internet issues can be resolved by deleting the cookies saved in your Internet Options. Logout of your site and close all Internet browser windows. Click Start>Control Panel>Internet Options. Once you have deleted your cookies, re-open your Internet browser and continue working on your website.