General Information

What is Bento?
Bento is a PBS-hosted service designed to help stations and producers create websites.   Bento is a PBS-hosted service designed to help stations and produ...
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 10:15 AM
How do I log in to Bento?
You must have a PBS account to access Bento.  Learn how to get a PBS account
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 10:15 AM
What do I need to get a Bento site?
When you are interested in creating a Bento site, begin by reviewing the following checklist: Make sure you have a PBS account Learn how to set up you...
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 10:17 AM
Can I use any domain name for my site?
You can use any domain name if it is not already being used. There are websites available that can check if a domain name system (DNS) is available (example...
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 10:19 AM
How long from when I make an edit or update content before it appears live online?
Changes to your Bento site appear immediately after a page is saved. Learn how to save your page
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 10:20 AM
Is there a fee for using Bento?
No. Bento is provided as part of your member dues and comes at no additional cost to stations. It is a fully-hosted website building solution with no cost t...
Tue, 14 Apr, 2015 at 11:39 AM
How do I switch to Bento if I already have a website?
PBS Digital can work with your station to create a Bento site and create a plan for migrating content from your old site. Your domain name stays the same an...
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Do I need to have a technical background (i.e.: know how to code) in order to use Bento?
Absolutely not. The beauty of Bento is that anyone can use it!  It was designed with a wide range of skills in mind, from those with no coding experience to...
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017 at 10:23 AM
Does our station need a dedicated server in order to use Bento?
No. Bento is fully hosted by PBS.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Is Bento capable of handling high site traffic?
Since metadata is hosted on several servers there is auto-scaling which allows for much faster load time. This also allows the load process to remain steady...
Tue, 5 Apr, 2016 at 9:49 AM