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This Help Center provides support for Koken, a free content management system designed for photographers, artists and designers.

Site overview

Site overview

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2014 07:46AM EST

Site is for editing all aspects of your published web site. The area is divided into three views: Themes, Draft and Live.


All sites are published using themes. Koken in installed with a default Elementary theme. Additional free and premium themes are available for installation through the Koken Store. You may also use your own theme, if interested in developing one. Click "Themes" in the bottom row to view all your currently installed themes.

Site - Themes

Preview themes by clicking their thumbnails. Click the "Use theme" button to make the theme your current site draft.


Once a theme has been assigned, edits to it and its templates are made in the "Draft" view. This allows you to work on your site behind-the-scenes before publishing to your live site.


Drafts are automatically saved anytime edits are made. If a new theme is assigned, the former draft is saved. This allows you to make changes to a draft state of your site without losing prior work. Click "Draft history" in the left column to view (and optionally revert to) saved drafts.

Site - Drafts


Your site's navigation is displayed in the left column. Click "Add links" to add links to collections, essays, pages, templates, or links to outside sites. See Edit site navigation for more detailed information.

Site - Edit links


Settings modify the visual appearance of your site. To edit, click the gear button (shown below) to open the Settings panel. Settings displayed in the panel's "Theme" section affect your whole site while "Template" area settings affect the template currently in view. The gear button is hidden if a theme does not include editable settings.

Site - Edit links


Filters modify the data displayed by a page. If a page supports filtering, click the filter button (shown below) above the preview area to change content order, display featured/favorite content, or display only content matching a particular category or tag. The button is hidden if a page doesn't support filters.

Site - Edit filter


Apply custom styles to any theme by clicking "Custom CSS" at the bottom of the left column (see below). An inline text editor will appear for you to input your custom styles. Edits are saved automatically and change your draft's appearance as you type.

Site - CSS


The "Publish changes" button appears at bottom right anytime there are unpublished draft edits. Clicking the button makes the current draft state live on your public web site.


Your live site is viewable alongside drafts by clicking "Live" in the bottom row. This provides a handy way to compare and contrast draft edits against your live site.
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