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About Koken

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

How it all works

How it all works

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 11:54AM EDT

We know, we've been there. Getting accustomed to an entirely new software product can sometimes feel like you're wandering alone through the woods at night. For that reason we've put together this super high level overview that explains all the basics about Koken. Pull up a chair and let us show you around.

Importing images and videos

The Library is where you import all the images and videos you'd like to publish. Click the "Import content" button at the bottom of the right column, then drag-and-drop files into the marked area. Everything you import is published automatically to your live web site.

Koken - Upload to the Library

Organizing content

Click the plus button at bottom left to create collections. You may create albums to group content or sets to group albums. Content may be dragged and dropped into one or more albums. Sets can hold an infinite number of albums and other sets.

Koken - Add content to collections

Writing essays

Write about your work, promote the latest news, or anything else you like by publishing essays in Text. You may insert uploaded images and videos from the Library, slideshows, custom images, or embed media from places like Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo, Twitter and more.

Koken - Publishing essays

Publishing a site

Click on Site in Koken's main navigation. This area controls all aspects of your public web site including theme, navigation and appearance.

Koken - Site

Customizing site themes

Themes that include editable settings display a button at top right that launches a Settings panel when clicked. Here you can modify settings that apply to the entire theme ("Theme") and settings that apply only to the page currently in view ("Template").

Koken - Customize theme

Adding links

Edit your site's navigation by clicking "Add Links" in the left column. A simple interface will appear allowing you to add the collections or templates you'd like your site visitors to see.

Koken - Adding links

Downloading themes and plugins

Download additional site themes and plugins (many of which are free) by clicking on Store in the main navigation. Both themes and plugins download and install automatically.

Koken - Store

Off you go!

Ready to learn more? Awesome. Dive in to the Library, Text, or Site articles to learn more about each section. If you get lost or have any questions, feel free to ask a question.
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