Got a new Mahi Mahi template or are you looking to spruce yours up and make some changes to your current website?

Check out the below details on setting up everything on your Mahi Mahi template from the branding to adding in your plugins!


Menu

Web Branding

Web Content Management

Plugins


Web Branding

Click through Website > Web Settings > Web Branding to access the branding section - this will allow you to update any logos used throughout the site, makes changes to your colour scheme and add contact details and social links.

Images

On the Page, we can update our main Logo, Advert Image, Social Sharing Image and Favicon. Drag and Drop, or click into each section to upload an image.

Logo

The Logo is the image that will be used on all pages throughout the site as the main website Logo.

· Sized at 170 x 95 px

· It should have a transparent background

· The colour of the logo should not match the colour of banner image

As well as at the top of the site, this logo will also appear within the footer

Favicon

The Favicon is the icon used on the tabs of web pages -

· 16 x 16 in size

· Will have a .ico, .png, or .jpg file type

· This should be a smaller icon- perhaps a letter or image and not your full logo (like our fish!

Social Sharing Image

The Social Sharing Image is the image used when your recruiters share Web Pages and Adverts out to social media sites and Google For Jobs.

· Sized at 1200 x 630 px

· Have a logo centred in the image atop of a block colour

Using this size ensures the image should pull through correctly across all platforms and means the image shouldn't be stretched.

Editing Colour Scheme

The Menu, Body, Button and Footer sections on the Web Branding allow you to select the colour scheme used throughout the website.

For the best look and feel on Mahi Mahi, we would recommend using 3-4 different colours within the branding. As above, we have picked White, Blue and Grey as well as an off yellow for our Primary button colour - it's recommended to use three/four different colours that still complement each other.

For example, firstly, select a general background colour - this would usually be white or black.

Then your two branding colours - these would be best coming from your Logo or other branding used by your business! Make sure these are colours that don't clash such as bright pink and green - use colours that are known to match such as red & blue, or two shades of the same colour, such as sky blue and navy.

You can view a full video guide on updating your colours on Mahi Mahi here:

Header

On Mahi Mahi, the colours in the header section relate to the large section at the top of the website that holds your logo, menu items and login/register buttons:

Menu

Menu refers to the Menu items that run along your Header. For your Menu, you should update the colour of the menu (we would strongly suggest making both the Primary and Secondary Menu colour the same colour as your header) and the colour of the Text on your menu:

This will control the colour of the text from your First and Second Tier Menu Items:

Body

The Primary Body settings will affect the headings, text and hyperlinks used through the content areas on the site:

Buttons

The Primary Buttons section will update the colour of Call to Action buttons throughout the site, including Job Search, Login, and Job Card details:

The Secondary Buttons section will update the colour of all other buttons on the site:

Footer


The footer settings will update the colour of the background and text colour for the website Footer throughout the site:

Colour Matching

For the best results on Mahi Mahi, we would recommend having three colours as above, and setting three colours to each option as below (based on our example):

Colour 1 (Blue)

Colour 2 (White)

Colour 3 (Grey)

Header Colour

Header Text

Primary Body Text

Primary Menu Colour

Banner Text

Secondary Button

Secondary Menu Colour

Primary Menu Text

Primary Body Title Text

Secondary Menu Text

Primary Body Hyperlink

Primary Body Background

Secondary Body Background

Secondary Body Text

Footer Background

Secondary Body Title Text

Primary/Secondary Button Text

Footer Text/Title Text

In addition to the above we suggest choosing a 4th colour (we’ve chosen off yellow/brown) for the Primary Button colour and Hyperlink colours so that they stand out against the rest of the site.

Contact Details & Social

At the bottom of the Web Branding section, we have our Contact Details and Social Media Links.

These sections allow you to add your business information to display on the website - this information displays selectively on the footer section on the website.


Website Content Management

Adding Your Banner Image

Your banner image is the image that displays across the main front of your website:

To add your banner image to your Homepage, click through Website > Web Content, select the homepage then hit Images.

In Mahi Mahi you can have up to 3 images in your banner that will rotate in a carousel fashion. To upload these banner images you will have to upload them into the 3 “Other Images” sections of the images tab:

Please Note: Although there is space for 3 images on your banner, you can opt to only upload one or two if you so wish.

You can then upload and select the banner image you wish to use. The banner image for the Mahi Mahi template should be 1900 x 600 px in size.

Once completed, hit Save and this will add the banner image to your Homepage!

This process can be completed for all content pages. However bear in mind that the size of the image is smaller on content pages and responds to show the middle of your banner - so for these pages have something that focuses to the centre of the banner!

Banner Image best practice:

  • The banner image should be sized 1900 x 600 px

  • The colour is important - ensure your website is eyecatching and pops on the screen with vibrant colours

  • However, make sure the colours and content of our banner image match your brand colours and values

  • Ensure your banner image colours don't clash with your menu text and logo colours - otherwise, they will become impossible to see on screen! (Example - Don't have a light-coloured banner if your logo and menu items are white)

Adding Content

To add content to your Firefish Site, click through Website > Web Content. This will show you the content editor.

You can check out our full guide on utilising the Web Content Editor here! This guide will chat you through everything from typing up some content to embedding videos on your pages!

Content Recommendations

  • Make sure you have enough content on the site before going live - we'd recommend having pages such as About Us, Candidates, Employers, Jobs, Contact us and any plugins you have available.

  • Let someone read through the content before publishing - its always great to get a second opinion, ensuring the content matches your brand voice.

  • Make sure to add in banner images for each page using the method stated above for the homepage!

  • Think about the structure of the site- you don't want to have 100 menu items - can any pages be grouped together under a main heading?

Adding SEO

All web pages in Firefish will have an SEO tab, and this allows you to add in a Page Title, Description and keywords to be picked up by search engines such as Google.

Adding this information is vital to ensuring your website is optimised for searching and improving your website's ranking against other similar sites.

Navigate to the SEO tab on a web content page where you can then update the information fields:

You can find our full guide on Website SEO and how to manage this here!

SEO Character Recommendations

  • Page Title should be 55-60 characters

  • Keywords should be no longer than 100 characters in each

  • The Description should be around 150-160 characters

Login & Register & Advert Pages

Login & Register Pages

The Login & Register pages in Mahi Mahi have no banner Image on them so there is no need to worry about preparing a banner image for these pages:

Adverts

Similarly, the Advert pages of the Mahi Mahi template does not have space for a banner image either so again, no need to prepare anything for this.

Additional Plugins

Our Mahi Mahi template will allow you to add additional plugins to your homepage and content pages - this means on any page you can choose to add an additional blog, testimonial, campaign and team content!

This feature is only available if you have Plugins enabled as part of your website page.

You can find full details on how to add your Plugin content to any page by checking out our guide on utilising Additional Plugins.


Plugins

Firefish Website Plugins allow you to create additional extra page types that allow you to create specialised pages within your website designed for a function rather than a standard content page.

Mahi Mahi websites have the following Plugins:

Team Plugin

The Team Plugin allows you to create a Meet the Team page for your website, displaying an initial page with all team members, which users can then click on to find more details about the team member.

You can find our full guide on creating team profiles here!

For the images for your team plugin, we would recommend using high quality .png files that are 273 x 273 px in size.

Blog Plugin

Its well known that blogs are a great way to drive traffic to your site - but they also add great value to users and boost your SEO.

You can find full details on how to create and editing blogs here!

For the featured images for your blog plugin, we would recommend using high quality .png files that are 368 x 246 px in size.

Testimonial Plugin

Have loads of candidates and clients been telling you how great you, your consultants and your company are? As well as giving yourself a pat on the back, why not tell the world how fantastic you are!

You can find full details on how to add your testimonials here!

For the featured images for your Testimonial Plugin, we would recommend using high quality .png files that are 79 x 79 px in size.

Campaign Plugin

Working across different sectors/locations and want to split out the vacancies and provide more information on the location/sector? Utilise our campaign plugin to create Jobs pages which only display jobs within certain preferences, allowing you to create custom pages with only X type of job that candidates within this market can be sent to.

You can find full details on how to add your Campaigns here!

For the featured images for your Testimonial Plugin, we would recommend using high quality .png files that are 178 x 100 px in size.

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