A core task for LifeDesk users is to create pages that have descriptive information about taxa. These taxon pages can be customized depending on your community's needs.
To change the default set of data entry fields,
- Log in to your LifeDesk. You must be a site administrator to change the site settings.
- Go to Administration,
- Scroll down to the Taxon Pages section, and
- Click Chapter configuration
Headings are similar to book ends; they do not contain content. Instead, they organize chapters that do contain content. You can change the labels for headings (e.g. Overview, Conservation, Description, etc.), add or delete headings, and change the order they are presented both to contributors and to viewers by dragging sections up or down.
- Use the add icon to create new headings.
- Use drag and drop to move the boxes around to an order you would like.
To prevent loss of information, clicking a delete icon next to a heading will cycle through all chapters it contains and will query your LifeDesk database for associated content.
Under each heading is one or more chapters. You can change the name of these, add or delete chapters and change the order they are presented.
- Create a new chapter under a heading by clicking an appropriate add icon.
- Write a description for your chapter such that other contributors to your LifeDesk appreciate what should be the intended content.
- Use drag and drop to move chapters up or down.
You may call chapters anything you like, but to share the data with EOL you will later need to map these chapters to the EOL defaults so that EOL knows where to put your information on their pages. In this case, your labels will show up on EOL as the title over each section, also called a "data object." The label will not appear in the table of contents. Rather your "data object" will be displayed when someone selects the EOL subject heading you chose when you mapped your chapter to EOL's.
Deleting chapters is a potentially destructive event so clicking any delete icon will query your LifeDesk database for associated content.
Taxon Page Appearance
You can determine whether or not the authors and chosen licenses for each chapter are shown with each chapter, or whether they are summarized at the bottom of a taxon page. These settings are easily changed.