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Write Content

Typemill provides easy and intuitive authoring tools and we work hard to create a good author experience. With the interactive navigation you can create pages and structure your websites. The visual markdown editor will help you to create content in a wysiwyg mode. The publish bar gives you full control over the status of each page. Watch the following video tutorial to learn all the details.

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The Navigation

You can create, structure and reorder all pages with the navigation on the left side. To structure your content, you can create new folders and files with the "add item" button. To reorder the pages, just drag an item and drop it wherever you want. Play around with it and you will notice, that it works pretty similar to the folder- and file-system of your laptop. And in fact, this is exactly what Typemill does in the background: It stores your content in files and folders on the server.

However, there are some limitations when you try to reorder elements. For example, you cannot move a complete folder to another folder, because this would change all the urls of the pages inside that folder, which is a nightmare for readers and search engines.

The Editor

You can create and format your content with the Markdown syntax, that is similar to the markup syntax of Wikipedia. If you are not familiar with Markdown, then please read the short Markdown-tutorial in the documentation of Typemill. You can learn Markdown in less than 10 minutes and there is no easier and faster way to format your webpage. You will love it!

Typemill provides two edit modes: The raw mode and the visual mode. You can switch between the modes in the publish-bar at the bottom of each page. The raw mode is the most robust way to create your content, because you write raw markdown into a simple textarea. The visual mode uses blocks and transforms each content block into a html-preview immediately. This means that you can directly see and check the formatted result.

By default Typemill will use the visual mode.

The Publish Bar

The publish bar of Typemill is pretty intuitiv and sticks at the bottom of the screen so that you have always full control of the status of each page. Simply play around with it and you will quickly understand how it works. In short:

Working with Drafts

Ever tried to revise a published article in WordPress? Yes, it works, but if you click on "save", then all your changes are directly live. Typemill is much more flexible here and allows you to keep your original version live while you work on a drafted version in the background. This is how Typemill handles it: