About Our Back Ups

Since certain content management is handled in code blocks which were custom coded on top of Squarespace's content system, this is a mandatory step to ensure nothing is lost that can't be undone or even worse, that requires time which you don't have or outside help from Squarespace or the web designers to restore. Interns make mistakes. So do musicians, bosses and humans. PLEASE BACK UP.

 

Whenever content on this web site is updated, you will first make sure the existing code is backed up to the server / archives. Files should be backed up as plain text files [ .txt ] on a cloud server, such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

 

Use this file and date structure

It separates content by site pages. You'll never have to back up a page other than what you're editing. 


Keep in Mind:

1. Code files should be backed up as plain text files, using text editor of your choice. (.TXT)

2. FFC Web Content archive should be backed up on a cloud server, such as Dropbox, to ensure recovery.

 

 

Overview for Artists or Music Updates

On Squarespace.com

> Log into FFC site
> Pages > Select page to update
> Click in code block, Select All + Copy
> Open new plain text (.TXT) file and Paste code

 

In FFC's Web Code Archive

> Click into folder corresponding to page to be updated (Artists, Artists Gallery, Music, Music Gallery)
> Create new dated sub-folder ( YYYY_MMDD )
> Save updated code ( YYYY_MMDD_Pagetitle.TXT )
> When finished updating code in TXT file, Select All + Copy, Save, Close

 

On Squarespace.com, in page to be updated

> Select to Edit Page Content
> Edit Code block

> Click in code block, Select All, Paste new code copied form TXT file
> Apply changes
> Save changes to page
> Refresh, check website as needed
> Log out of Squarespace

 

Updating Artists Page

Editing the Artist Name/Image

1. Pages > Artists Gallery

2. Hover over the image thumbnail and click the cog

3. Changing the name or the image is done in the typical way with Squarespace's Image Uploader


Editing the Artist Bio Dropdown

1. Pages > Artists

2. Hover over Page Content and click Edit

3. At the top of the page there is a Code block. Hover over it and click Edit

4. Near the top of the code block, you will see the line 'var artists = {'. This is where the information for each artist is stored. Scroll down until you find the name of the artist you want to edit, then change the bio, embed link, and social media links as necessary ensuring that the information is kept between single quotes

5. Click Apply, then Save

 

Adding a New Artist

1. Pages > Artists Gallery

2. Click the '+' icon and add the new artist's image and name to the gallery

3. Click Save & Publish

4. Pages > Artists

5. Hover over Page Content and click Edit

6. At the top of the page there is a Code block. Hover over it and click Edit

7. Near the top of the code block, you will see a template for adding a new artist. Copy the template, starting at '<artists name>' and ending at },

8. Paste just beneath the end of the template

9. Fill in the new artist's information where required. Note that the name set in the code must be the same as the name set in the gallery.

10. Click Apply, then Save

 

Updating Music Page

NOTE:
the feature release is the song placed first in the Music Gallery.


Editing the Cover Art/Name/Feature Description

1. Pages > Music Gallery

2. Hover over the image thumbnail and click the cog

3. Change the image in the normal way

4. To change the title, edit the title field in the normal way but stick to the format:

 

 <p class="sid">[unique id]</p><p>[title]</p>

 

where text between the square brackets can be changed. For example, <p class="sid">FFC013</p><p>Autolaser - 'Off Off Off'</p>

5. To change the description for the featured track, edit the description field in the normal way

6. Click Save

 

Editing the Stream/Download links

1. Pages > Music

2. Hover over Page Content and click Edit

3. At the top of the page there is a Code block. Hover over it and click Edit

4. Near the top of the code block, you will see the line 'var links = {'. This is where the stream/download links for each song are stored. Scroll down until you find the ID of the song you want to edit the links to, then edit the links as necessary ensuring that they are kept between single quotes

5. Click Apply, then Save

 

Editing the Audio Track

1. Pages > Music

2. Hover over Page Content and click Edit

3. At the bottom of the page, there are a series of Audio blocks. Hover over the required block and click Edit

4. Change the music file in the normal way

5. Click Apply, then Save

 

Adding a New Song

1. Pages > Music Gallery

2. Click the '+' icon and upload the new song's cover image in the normal way. In the title field, add the title of the song using the following format:

 

 <p class="sid">[unique id]</p><p>[title]</p>

 

where text between the square brackets can be changed. For example, <p class="sid">FFC013</p><p>Autolaser - 'Off Off Off'</p>. Lastly, add the featured track description to the description field

 

3. Click Save & Publish

4. Pages > Music

5. At the top of the page there is a Code block. Hover over it and click Edit

6. Near the top of the code block, you will see the line 'var links = {'. This is where the stream/download links for each song are stored. Copy the template, starting at FFC0XX and ending at },

7. Paste just beneath the end of the template

8. Change the song ID in the template (FFC0XX) to the ID given previously in the gallery. Change the stream/download links in the template as required

9. Click Apply, then scroll to the bottom of the page to find a series of Audio blocks. Add a new Audio block to this group, ensuring that the order of the Audio blocks relates to the order of the songs in the gallery (top-to-bottom)

10. Upload a file to the Audio block in the normal way, and add a title for reference

11. Click Apply, then Save