Working with the Pages Module
You can get to this part of the system by clicking on Website in the blue Admin Toolbar and then clicking Pages.
Pages on your website are visible locations you can view on your Navigation or through a link, and these pages have the header and other design elements of your site. So any page in the system, whether it is a page for a product or a calendar event or whether it is a page you created, named, and then added content to, will have the same look and feel as the rest of your site. The Pages section of the system is for managing your pages, and the list there includes pages that are linked in your Navigation as well as pages you create and then make links for throughout your site. Here is a list of functions you can do with your Pages:
New Web Page - You can create a new page by clicking this button. When a page is first created this way, it is Unpublished, which means visitors and search engines cannot see it, only you can. You will see a green bar across the top of the page, and if you click on Publish Page, it will go live for the public.
New Folder - To the left of the main Pages area is a folder area you can use to organize your pages, if you wish. Clicking on the New Folder button will create a new folder one level beneath whichever folder you are currently viewing. For example, to create the Sample folder above, I clicked on the Web Pages folder to highlight it, and then I clicked the New Folder button, entered the title of the folder, and clicked Save. An alternative way to create it would be to right-click on Web Pages and click on the New Folder option in the pop-up list, as pictured above.
Individual Page Functions:
- Drag and Drop - Move your pages into whatever folder you like. Please note that while you can drag and drop them into a different order within a folder, the next time you load the Pages module, your pages will always display in alphabetical order. If you see a page at the beginning of your list that should be further down alphabetically, it is likely there is a space in front of the page name.
- Page Title - Click to go to the edit view of the page.
- Page URL - Our system only needs what you see here to create a link to the page, so you won't need www or http or any of that for your on-site links. What you see is everything that is after the .com in the full URL.
- Navigation - This page is in your website Navigation, either at the top level or in a drop-list.
- Published or Unpublished - The cloud icons show if a page is Published (yellow) or Unpublished (blue). New pages you make from the Pages area start out Unpublished, meaning they are only accessible by you. Search engines and the public cannot see them and links to them do not work. Published pages are viewable and searchable and links to them will work.
- Page Settings - You can edit the page title (this will not change the URL) with this button. You can also work with your SEO Title and SEO Description for the page (Search Engine Optimization). It is important to have this information in the system for every page in your Pages list before your website is brought live so the search engines can properly index your pages and maximize your search results.
- Delete - Be careful with this one! When you click the Delete button, you will be asked if you truly want to delete the page. Double-check and make sure you do before proceeding with the page deletion.
If you accidentally delete a page, you can restore it yourself, if needed. Go to Website > Pages and add this to the end of the URL: &showDeleted=1
The full URL will look something like the one in this image (but with your website name):
Once the page loads, you'll see new icons like the one highlighted above that will allow you to undelete pages you have deleted.