This site provides you with a wealth of information on creating, updating and using your Bongo4U website. Whether you have just started using a Bongo4U website recently, or have been using one already, this site contains answers and guidance with common questions.
The Bongo4U Admin login form can be found by adding “/bongo4u” after your website’s domain name. For example, if your website’s domain name is “mycompany.com” then go to “mycompany.com/bongo4u” to login to your Admin area.
Login using your Username and Password. If you’ve forgotten your Password, click “Forgot my password” to reset it using the email address which is associated with your Username.
Bongo4U uses an “immersive” approach for the Admin area. This means that you are always on a “current page” when in Admin. To update any page, go to that page first then do the updates to its content.
Near the top of the page will be a “Page Menu” option. Hover over or tap it to see your main menu of options. This menu lets you add content to the page as well as perform a number of Admin activities.
Content is added to pages by adding “blocks” to the page. Some pages only have one block and it contains all of the page’s content, while other pages have a variety of blocks, each with its own segment of the page’s content.
The most common block is the WYSIWYG (“What You See Is What You Get”) block. You can enter a lot of content into this general block. You can indicate that some of the content should be Headings or Subheadings, you can apply bold, italics, add links, insert photos, etc.
Other blocks provide a specific capability, as follows:
Simple pages only contain one WYSIWYG block and that block contains all of the content for that page.
Some pages could have a Slideshow block first for a good visual first impression, followed by a WYSIWYG block that contains the informational content for the page. Other pages could have a WYSIWYG block first with introductory information, followed by a Photo Gallery block, followed by another WYSIWYG block to display additional information below the gallery.
Pages can contain any number of blocks in a variety of combinations. You can add additional blocks to the page at any time. Blocks can be rearranged/reordered on a given page or deleted.
You can add new pages to your website at anytime. You can remove pages as well.
When adding a new page, you need to consider if this should be a top-level page in your site’s navigation, or if this should be a sub-page or child-page which is located below or under a top-level or parent page.
For example, you might create a top-level “Departments” page at URL mycompany.com/departments and then create specific department pages such as “Kitchens”, “Decks”, and “Roofing” which would be created as child-pages under the “Departments” parent page, at the following example URLs:
You may create up to six levels of navigation if needed but most sites only use two or three levels of navigation.
The Dashboard report on the main menu will display a number of facts and details about your website.
Use the “Website Validator” to run a validation report on your website. This checks for any broken links or missing images throughout the public pages of your website. If often runs within 10 minutes on small websites and up to an hour on larger websites. It will email the resulting report to you.
You can run it on-request at any time, or schedule it to run weekly, monthly or quarterly and to email you after every run or only if it finds some errors. It’s a great feature to enable as a scheduled activity so that you know about any such issues as links and images get renamed, moved or removed over time on your website or on websites that you link to.
Each Bongo4U website tracks activity statistics using the Google Analytics system.
If you don’t yet have access to these helpful stats then use the simple “Access to your Google Analytics stats” request form which can be found at address "/bongo4u/statreport/?raf=1" in your Admin area. For example, if your website domain name is "mycompany.com" then go to address "mycompany.com/bongo4u/statreport/?raf=1" to request access to your website's Google Analytics reports.
Each person that needs to login to your Admin area should have their own Username and Password. Do not share Usernames.
One of your existing Usernames should have the “Manage Users” permission and if so, that person can add, update, remove other Usernames for their website at any time. If not, then send a request to your normal Emerge2 contact or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying your name, company name, website domain name, and the list of new logins to be created. For each new login, please provide first name, last name, and email address. We will assign a temporary password which will need to be changed the first time each person logins in.
Additional help topics can be found in the Bongo4U Knowledge Base which can be found under “Help” in the main menu.
Do you have a question that you cannot find an answer for? Is there a bug that needs to be fixed? Send us a helpdesk ticket, and we will help you find a solution.