2.1 Create a new page
2.2 Find an existing page
Create a New Page
- On your right sidebar, locate Create Content link. Directly underneath this link are several content types that can be created. Select Page.
- You should now be on the Create Page screen.
- Enter the title of the page in the Title box.
- Enter your content into the Body textbox. You can copy content from another document or create new content.
Important note on copying and pasting: When pasting content in from other pages, documents, emails, etc., always use the Paste from Word button in your WYSIWYG editor. Not doing so can result in poor formatting of pages, missing content, and more. Please see the table below for more information about using the text editor commands when creating body text.
- Below is a summary of the main functions of your Text Editor (also known as a WYSIWYG editor, or What You See Is What You Get)
- Images: See the Images section for assistance.
- Videos: See the Videos for assistance.
- Menu Settings: Adjust the Menu Settings to place the new page in the correct location in your website. (Follow these instructions to place the new page in your site's sidebar navigation.)
- If Menu Settings is not open by default, click on the tab to open it. This is where you will control what will appear (or not appear) in your navigation sidebar for this page. Enter your menu link’s title in the given box (what do you want the sidebar to say to bring folks to this page?). If you don't want it to appear in the menu, leave this text box blank.
- Next, select what the Parent item will be from the drop-down menu. Choosing another page that has already been created as a parent item will designate this page as a “sub-page” of that previously created page. This sub-page would also be known as a child page (or children of the parent page item).
- Weight (Optional): You can weight your page to appear above or below other pages in that section of the menu. Lighter weight pages (weighted less than 0) will rise above heavier weighted pages (greater than 0). The lightest weight you can assign to a page is -50 (so it will appear at the top of the menu) and the heaviest page is (+50) which would appear at the bottom of the menu.
- The following are optional settings that you can adjust on your page. Click on each link to open that section.
- Authoring Information: Identifies who authored the page and includes a date/time stamp.
- Publishing Options: The default is "Published" which means the page will be immediately available to anyone looking at the website. Uncheck this option if this page is only a draft and you don't want it to be 'live' on your website yet. Ignore the other two settings.
- URL Path Settings: Leave Automatic Alias checked unless you would like to designate what your URL link is. The Automatic Alias (or automatic URL) is generated based on the webpage's title. If you choose to define your URL manually, do not use capital letters or punctuation other than dashes (-), underscores (_), and in some cases forward slashes (/) in your URL. Keep it short and simple. You can edit this at any time in your Edit tab, but remember that changing the URL can also breaks direct links from elsewhere.
After you have finished, be sure to click Save at the bottom of the page. This will publish your page.
Find an Existing Page
- To view pages you have previously created, look to the User Navigation sidebar on the right.
- Select the View/Edit Content link under User Navigation.
- This will bring you to a page with orange links containing the titles of your site's webpages.
- In this screen you can use the drop-down menus at the top of the screen to change what pages are displayed. To view only unpublished pages, change the drop-down menu to read No. Change it to read <Any> to view all the pages in your website.
- To open a page for editing, click either the title of the page or the edit link to the right of the Last Updated date and time.