Pages are typically the main type of content you're going to create for your site. Pages offer a lot of versatility in terms of the format or layout a page can have as well as the different types of content that can be contained in a page. A page can utilize the the features within the editor controls to include images, links, media, and some types of third party code.
Creating New Content
Click the "New" link to create a new page. There are currently six page types including web content page, album page for images, blog page for blog posts, calendar page for events, form page for online forms, and media page for podcast episodes. Each of the last five page types offer special functionality and theme-specific layouts. Album, Blog, and Media pages offer the ability to allow commenting. Blog and Media pages also offer subscription capabilities through RSS readers and Podcatchers respectively as they are published in accordance with the current official RSS specification. Calendar pages offer an interactive calendar widget and the ability to add single events to iCal-compatible calendar programs and mobile devices through a special link. The data collected through form pages is compiled in the Analyze Responses and View Responses areas. See the Publish page of this help guide for a more comprehensive description of each type of content.
The Save button saves your most recent work but does not publish it or make it viewable on the site.
The Publish button will both save and publish your work to the site so it is viewable.
The Options button opens and closes the content options where you'll find the Display, Search, Access, and More options which are discussed below.
The menu link is the text that displays as the actual menu item. For example if you want to have a menu link read “About” then the text you'd want to type in the Menu Link field needs to be About.
This option allows you to change the position where this menu link appears. For example if you want to move the page link to appear before or after or even as a sub menu item simply hover over the page name you wish to move, click and hold and then drag to the desired location. Click Save and you've moved the page position. Click Cancel to close the window without saving.
The Web Address is another name for the shortcut of the page. This serves as a the actual address for the page you're working with. For example if you're working with a page titled About, the Web Address text may also be About so that the address for that specific page would be http://yourdomain.com/about.
Pages that have a header image offer the ability to choose a different image from the list of available headers. Header images are managed in the Customize Themes area.
This field serves two purposes. The first and probably most important is it tells search engines what your page is about. The other purpose of this field is that whatever is typed here displays in your visitor's tab as the page title as well as the title within the page content. This field is also used for your site's internal search feature. This should be around 5-7 words but no more than 10.
The search summary adds a description of the page's content for search engines. This field is also used for your site's internal search feature. This should be around 20-25 words.
Add words and phrases that you think people might use to search for this content. This field is also used for your site's internal search feature.
Use this feature to limit access to the groups you select.
Checking the “Allow Comments” box will allow signed-in users to add a comment that will need to be approved before it is displayed on the site. The site owner receives a notification via email to approve or reject the comment. As soon as the link is clicked to approve the comment is immediately viewable on the site.
To bypass the approval process check the box for both “Allow Comments” and “Publish Comments” for comments to appear immediately.
The schedule area determines when your content is to be published and/or removed from the site. Leave blank to publish immediately.
To schedule simply click in the field and a calendar will open. Use the tools to change year, month, and time of day. Click the day you wish to schedule and click OK.
This button will delete the entirety of whatever you may be working on. For example if you click the Delete button while on a page your entire page will be deleted. Or if you click the Delete button when working with a blog the blog and all of its blog posts will be deleted.
Click the Files button to open the site's storage area where you manage your files are managed.
- Paragraph Format Button All of our professionally designed themes include coordinating paragraph formatting. Select one of the built-in content formats to ensure that your content always looks professional--even when you change themes.
- Smart Template Button Insert popular two, three and four column content templates that automatically adjust your content for display on any size screen including smartphones and tablets.
- Remove Formatting Button Depending on your browser, content pasted in from other sources like Word or other Web pages may include unwanted formatting. Highlight the affected content and select the Remove Formatting Button to remove unwanted styles.
- Bold Button Click to enable/disable bold text formatting.
- Italic Button Click to enable/disable italic text formatting.
- Underline Button Click to enable/disable underlined text formatting.
- Align Text Button Click to select Left, Center, Right or Justified text alignment.
- Bold Button Click to enable/disable bold text formatting.
- Numbered List Button Click to switch the highlighted text between numbered list and normal formatting.
- Bulleted List Button Click to switch the highlighted text between bulleted list and normal formatting.
- Image Button Click to insert or update an image and manage its attributes.
- Link Button Click to insert or update a link and manage its attributes.
- Unlink Button Click to remove a link.
- Source View Button Click to paste code from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, UStream and others.