What you need to create a Bento site

The following are some necessary items you need to email to your PBS contact before starting your Bento project: 

  • Name of the Site - what you want your site to be called
  • Release date - approximate time you want your site to go live
  • Name / Email of the Site Administrator - who will be maintaining your site
  • All users who will be working on your site - everyone who will need read/write access to your site

How to set up a Bento account

Once you have decided that a Bento site is the right fit for you, it's time to set up an account.

A site administrator must complete the following steps to set up a Bento site.

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  • In the Email textbox, type your PBS Account email address (Figure 2.1).
  • Click the Support Request dropdown menu and click I wish I could do this (Figure 2.2).
  • In the large textbox, type I would like to set up a Bento account along with the information specified in the What you need to create a Bento site section (Figure 2.3).
  • Click Submit Form (Figure 2.4).

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  • A link to your new Bento site will be emailed to your PBS Account email address.
  • Click the link to begin your Bento experience.

How to log on

Once you have contacted your account manager at PBS and a site has been set up for you:

Need to change your password?

Click here to learn how to change your Bento password.

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  • Type your PBS Account email address and password in the textboxes provided (Figure 2.1).
  • Click the Keep me logged in checkbox to stay logged in to your Bento account even when you browse to another site (Figure 2.2). 
  • Click Log In (Figure 2.3). 

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  • If you have access to a single website, all of the pages of the website appear. 
  • If you have access to more than one website, click the dropdown box at the top and click the name of the website you want to access (Figure 4).

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  • After clicking the desired site, there should be a Master page already set up for you. This is the root of your Bento site and all pages should be created under this page.

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(tick)   You are ready to start building your website