Go to Page Manager. You will have a few pages already set up including Home, About Us and 404 pages which you can edit as required.
The sequence in which pages are listed is the same sequence that pages will be shown on the website navigation bar on your website if you tick Header under Page Type. To change the navigation in real time, simply drag and drop the pages into their new positions. As soon as you drop the page the navigation bar will change for new visitors to the site.
Tip: Refreshing Web Pages To See Changes
To see changes on your website after you have saved them in Admin, you may need to do a "hard refresh" by pressing CTRL F5 together on Windows machines or CMD R on Macs. This forces the web browser to get the most up to date version of the web page from the server rather than displaying the old version in its browser cache.
Adding A New Page
You can add new pages by simply clicking Add New Page button which is located at the top right of the Page Manager. You are given the choice of copying in content from an existing page, which can save you time and also be used to make a backup of a page in case of mistakes. When you enter a page name it copies this to a corresponding URL, the name used to store the page on the web, which you can override if required (often for SEO purposes).
Adding Content Into The Word-Style Text Editor (CKEditor)
You can now enter and format your content in the Word-style web editor. Normally this is text but you can also insert images just like you would in a Word document. If you need to see the HTML source code of the content, for example to embed in code for video players, then click the Source button.
TIP#1: Organising Images For Easy Browsing
When you are adding a large number of images to your site, it is a good idea to organise them into hierarchical subdirectories so they are easy to find in the future. For example, as standard images are stored in /userfiles/images but you could add a subdirectory and store images for the Home page in /userfiles/images/homepage, same again for the About page in .../aboutpage etc. You can then see this when you add/edit images, and also via File Manager.
TIP#2: Using in-built layout templates to build columns
Inside the text editor, click the 2nd icon from the left to find pre-set responsive templates for building content in your page such as 2, 3 or 4 column layouts.
Be careful if you tick to 'Replace actual contents', it will completely overwrite whatever text is already in the content block.
Keyword Density Check (optimising your content for search engines)
You can check whether the content you are entering is optimised for the right keywords, although we recommend using the SEO onPage Report feature which is available once you have saved your new page first and then re-open it via Edit.
Page Type (setting where pages appear in navigation)
Tick where your page will appear in navigation, tick for the main Header navigation bar, footer or sidebar (if you have the Sidebar Pages List app added to the page). Using Related Page, you can set this page to be a sub-page of a main page and automatically appear as a drop down tab in the navigation menu. To access sub pages in Page Manager once they are set up you simply click on the main page and the sub pages will then be shown. You can also turn a page on / off here and prevent it from being indexed by search engines.
Store Content (getting products to appear on pages)
For ecommerce stores, you can select which products, categories or types of products (such as those on special offers) will appear on this page as well as departments, best sellers etc. This is how you get products onto web pages.
Sliders & Page Apps (adding other content onto pages)
Select what other content you want to show on the page that has already been entered into the database, such as content sliders, blogs, image galleries, downloads etc.
Page Meta Tags (how your page summary will display in search results)
You can enter page specific meta data which will be used by search engines for use in their index and will display on search engine results pages: consider it as an ad in your organic results. It is recommended you add meta data for each page, alternatively the standard meta data will be pulled through from your site settings and used together with the page title.
Access Control (making pages public or private to different types of visitors)
You can select which people are allowed to view your pages by setting the access rights of users. This allows you to create public and private pages on the site dependent upon whether the user is logged in or not. Once logged in, you can also allow only certain groups of users to view certain pages. You can assign users to groups in Manage Users after first setting up groups in Manage User Groups.
Setting A Page To Be A Link To An External Website (and not a proper page)
You can set a page up in the navigation so that it links directly to an external website and doesn't contain any content stored on a physical page on your site. Simply enter the website address in the External Link field.
Click Add Page to save your new page. You will then be able to add more page apps to build more features onto your page by editing the page next.