How to add a new page to your website
When your website is first created, it automatically has at least one page set up for you. However, you'll probably want to add some more pages of your own to your site.
To add a new page
- Go to your site admin page
- Click on the content management tab and then content
- Click the page in the site map that you want to add the new page beneath (to begin with, you can probably add all of your pages beneath your home page, so click on your home page in the site map - see our page about organising your site for other options).
- Click either the index or edit tabs
- Click the create item button.
- A new blue area will appear just underneath the tabs. Select Page from the drop down menu and the click the Go button.
The screen will update to show you your new blank page. You'll see a number of boxes for you to fill in.
Setting up the new page
Any box marked with an asterisk (*) has to be filled in before you can save your page. If a box doesn't have an asterisk, you can fill it in now or later (or ignore it).
- Type the title of your page into the Full Title box. This will be displayed at the top of your page so make sure it describes the content. The title can be as long as you want but we suggest keeping it to less than 64 characters (as this will display better in search engine results).
- Type a shorter version of your title into the Menu title box (for example, if your page title is 'About our organisation' you might use 'About us' as your short title). This shorter version of your title appears in three places - the crumbtrail at the top of your page, the navigation menu on the left and in the address (or URL) of the page. We suggest that you aim for menu titles of 16 characters or less (although you can have longer ones if you want to).
If you change the menu title at a later date, your new menu title will show in the crumbtrail and navigation menu. However, it will not change in the address of your page (so if the address is important to you, make sure you're happy with the menu title before you save the page - it isn't easy to change the address of the page).
- Type the contents of your page into the body text box (see the page on editing text for more details).
- If you want the menu title to appear in your site's navigation menu, click Yes underneath the question Include in navigation menu?
- If you want to make it easier for people to find your page using your site's search engine, you can add words into the keywords box. Add words that you think people would use to search for your page. These keywords will not be used by external search engines such as Google or Bing.
- You can also add a short description to the description box (we suggest keeping it to 64 characters or less). Some search engines will display this description together with the link to your page. It's a good way of helping your page stand out in a list of search results.
- When you have finished, click the save and publish button if you want to make the page immediately available on your website or the save button if you just want to store it in the system to work on further later (you can open your page and edit it at any time).
- Organising the content of your site (you may find it helpful to read this before you add many pages)
For editing the content of pages:
And if you are comfortable with using pages, you may want to find out about folders and news stories: