Meditate™ Web Content Editor  


Latest release

Meditate 1.3
3 Jul 2012
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Tips and tricks

Pasting content into the editor

It's best to compose within the editor when you can, because you can apply real HTML styles there rather than attempting to use styles carried over from other software. However, if you must paste content from other software, you can do that, too.

Some browsers will show an error message if you paste using your right-click button or the Paste button in the toolbar. In this case, you should be able to paste using a keyboard shortcut (Control-V) or using the Paste as Plain Text button in the toolbar.

And if you're pasting from Microsoft Word, try the Paste from Word button in the toolbar. This strips out lots of garbage formatting that is usually carried over from that software.

Overriding styles in the editor

You can specify your website stylesheets using the SITE_STYLESHEET setting in config/constants.php, and your styles will appear in the editor's Styles menu. But in some cases you may want styles to appear differently in the editor than they do on your website. For example, if you have hidden content that is activated on the site by a rollover or button click, you would want to see it all the time in the editor. Or you might want to show the outlines of columns or boxes to make editing easier. In this case, you can set up an additional stylesheet that overrides or augments your styles, and include it in the SITE_STYLESHEET setting after your public stylesheets.

Customizing the appearance of Meditate

You can brand Meditate or just tweak its appearance by editing the files in the config directory. The header.php and footer.php files contain code that is applied to every page; the header.php file also contains the menu at the top of each page. The head.php file contains script and stylesheet links that are applied to every page. And the styles.css file contains all the text styles and most of the page layout information.


Meditate is developed by Arlo Leach.