1. Set up your Transkribus Site

This step-by-step guide aims to assist you in creating your first Transkribus Site, guiding you through the process smoothly to ensure your collections are beautifully presented and accessible.


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Step 1: Enter the Transkribus Sites workspace

To kick off, sign in to your Transkribus account and locate the Transkribus Sites option within the top navigation bar. This area serves as your command center for initiating and managing your Sites platform. 

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Step 2: Start with creating your Site

Press the "Create my first site" button to begin. Here's what you'll need:

  • Title: Choose a name that encapsulates the essence or theme of your collection.
  • Custom URL: Enter the desired last part of the URL for your Site, such as "myfirstsite," and the system will automatically generate the correct URL for you.
  • Connected Collection: Opt for one or more collections from your account that you wish to feature on your Site.

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Step 3: Personalise your Site's home page

Once your Site is created, it's time to add your personal touch to the Home section of your Site:

  • Background Image: Upload an image that resonates with your collection, setting the tone for visitors.
  • Description: Create a brief and welcoming introduction for your home page that highlights the significance and special features of your collection.

Step 4: Save your progress and preview

Make sure to save your changes regularly. The Transkribus Sites CMS is divided into two sections: content editing on the left and a live preview of your Sites platform on the right. You can also make use of the Preview button located on the top left, next to the Save button. 
This allows you to see how your Site will appear to your audience, ensuring it reflects your vision accurately.

With your Transkribus Sites set up, you’re ready to invite the world into the history of your documents. In the next articles, we’ll dive into how to enhance your site with advanced customisation and explore how to effectively use the platform to engage with your audience.

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