How do I add a new page?

Short Answer: Left menu, Scroll over the left hand link called Web Pages, Click the Add Page button and follow the instructions.



Long Answer

  1. Login and place your cursor over the blue Web Pages button, then select the Add Page button.

  2. You are now presented with a range of page templates - note that these are templates for content they are NOT site templates which change the look and feel of your whole site. 

  3. Each type of page dictates the layout of the content, and it also changes the way you manage a page. Gallery pages are good for adding lots of photos that will have thumbnails automatically generated and placed into an index with links - so you can navigate through them. 
  4. Standard Content Pages are good for 'About Us', 'Terms and Conditions' and other pages that are just a single page of text with an occasional photo thrown in for decoration.

Creating a new page

Let's select a standard content page as they are very useful.

  1. Select the editor mode you want to use - Drag Drop Style is our recommendation.
  2. Follow the on screen prompts, it is recommended to enter a short name for the menu button text and perhaps a longer name for the page title (note the options to hide the page until later, to password protect viewing and to give the page file a specific name are all optional)
  3. Click Add new page now and you will now be presented with an empty editing window.
  4. A single design page is a lot like a new word document, just a big white space that you can type into. You can even copy and paste from emails, Excel, and Word documents. But the formatting is not always preserved when you do this. Trial and error will teach you what is best.

Tips

  • Avoid changing colours and fonts too much. It actually makes the page look untidy. The fonts and colours of a website can actually be changed globally elsewhere, and this makes it much easier to change your website style as a whole, rather than having to change every single paragraph individually.
  • The Columns option allows you to split your page into boxes or columns or tables. This is good for a newspaper style of page. Use the More option to build your own table.
  • There is some more help in the Help button if you need it (the blue question mark)
  • Click Save at regular intervals to save your changes.. Sometimes the internet has timeouts, and you don't want to lose your changes if you haven't saved in the last 5 minutes.
  • Once you have clicked Save you can also click View Changes located on the bottom status bar below the editing window - to see your changes on the live website.

    Advanced Options

    • Use the hidden option if you don't want to show this page straight away. You can undo this later in the RENAME area for the page, under menu position.
    • Use the password option if you want to hide this page and use passwords in order for authorised members to see this page.
    • Enter a filename only if you understand the purpose of that.

     

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