Creating a New Lesson

Feldy Notebook is a web of pages. Source pages points to lesson pages.  Lesson pages point back to their source as well as to related pages and other resources. The diagram above shows a small piece of this web.

To create a new lesson,  you need to create the new page and add it to the web of pages.  What follows are the detailed steps. The steps all assume we are adding: Walking backward AY354.

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Register and Login

  • If you don’t yet have a username, then you need to register.
  • Once you have a username and password, login. This will take you to the “Dashboard” page.

Create a new Page

  • Look left in the black panel.
  • Click on  “Pages.”
  • Then click on “Add New” (See diagram to the right).
  • This will create a new page that has the default outline for all Feldy Notebook pages.

Enter the page title

If you are writing about the Alexander Yanai series, take the title from the index of lessons reachable from the Home page. Don’t include the page number, but be sure to include the lesson number. So, for example:

  • Walking backward AY354
  • Clocks in three positions AY376

Save often

If you get pulled away for any reason – for example, to clean up after the cat – save you work.  If the lesson has not yet been published, the button will say “Save Draft.” If the page has been published, the button with say “Update”.

Save frequently.  You can  return to editing later.

Add content

Mostly, people add content using the “Visual Editor”.  This will provide a variety of editing commands like Bold, Italics, indent right, link, etc.  If the formatting gets messed up and you are familiar with html, then you can also use the “Text Editor” to directly edit the html.

You can copy and paste content into Feldy Notebook.  For example, if you have notes on a lesson already created in Microsoft Word.  However, moving the formatting, numbering, and bullets over often creates more problems than it is worth.  Our suggestion would be to remove all formatting, numbering, and bullets, before cutting and pasting the text into Feldy Notebook.

Once the content is in Feldy Notebook, you can then use the visual editor to format the text.

Link your page to the source page

  • Highlight the default text that says: “Insert a link to Sources page.” and replace it with the name of the Source Page.  In this example, that would be “Alexander Yanai Vol 8”
  • Now go to the link icon. Find this in the toolbar that contains the bold or italic or quote mark options. The link icon looks like a little chain, just to the right of the three groupings of horizontal lines. Click on the link icon.
  • This will open a little text panel. Type in the name of the source page, e.g. Alexander Yanai,  and you will see a list of pages.  Click on the one you want.
  • Now click on the blue reverse arrow. You have just created a link from your page to the Source page.

Add tags

Pages that are part of a theme are “tagged” with that theme.  For example, AY 354 is part of the “walking” theme.  To add a tag, go to the right panel under Tags, and type in the tag of the theme this lesson is part of.  Also, if the lesson has a link to an audio file than tag it as “audio” and if the lesson has a link to a video file then tag it with “video”.

Publish your page

Publish your page by clicking on Publish button that appears in the right panel.

Create a link from Source Page to your page

  • In the edit panel, above the upper black toolbar, copy the url of your page. For example, the one for AY 354 looks like this: https://feldynotebook.com/walking-backward-ay354/
  • Navigate to the source page.  You can do this using the link in the Source section of the page.
  • Look, in the upper black toolbar, for the pencil and “edit page” button. Click on “edit page.”
  • Locate the lesson number and title in the list. Highlight it.
  • Find the “link” icon, in the toolbar that contains the bold or italic or quote mark options. The link icon looks like a little chain, just to the right of the three groupings of horizontal lines. Click on it. Paste your page-url into the panel that pops up just under the text.

You’re done! Mazel tov.