The following article applies only to those customers who are using the administrative role "Site Page Manager", which allows more advanced control of the site architecture. The logged in user must have this role in order to perform these steps.
WARNING: Some of the steps in this article are advanced. By default, this role is not activated for customers. It is only added upon request so Closerware can inform customer about the potential issues if used incorrectly. When activated, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that this role only be given to a select few administrators. With this role, among other things, an administrator can permanently alter the site’s page hierarchy, design, and layouts. Any correction to your site layout resulting out of misuse of this security role, is not within the scope of support services. We do charge an hourly rate for those types of professional services. If you have any questions or would like assistance with adding/deleting/moving any items/pages please do not hesitate to contact support and we can provide hourly professional services to add, move, and delete pages. There is a separate user guide specific to the functions available to ‘Site Page Managers’, please contact support to receive. Please note that if you delete a page within the hierarchy it will delete all pages underneath it.
Creating New Pages
An administrator with the "Site Page Manager" role can add new pages to your website by logging into the website and clicking on the "Manage" button from the dockbar and that will open an additional series of buttons and they will select either "Page" or "Site Pages".
This will either drop you on the "Home" page (when selecting "Page" you will be brought to whatever page you are currently on in the website) or the "Public Pages" top level page ("Site Pages").
Primary navigation pages are added when you have clicked on the “Public Pages” link but we recommend that you do not add any primary navigation pages without Closerware Support assistance as you will need to consider the site design, width, etc.
To add a secondary or tertiary pagse you will click on the page in your site structure you wish to add the page below (you may need to expand the page list for that particular page) and click the “Add Child Page” button ().
This will open the “Add Child Page” window and you can then configure the following aspects of the page:
- Name (required) – Page name. This will also become the Friendly URL. You can edit the friendly URL after creating the page.
- Type (dropdown) – Choices are Portlet, Panel, Embedded, URL, Link to Page. You will only be using Portlet (normal page), URL (link to external site), Link to Page (link to internal page) at this time. A new page may be created as a Portlet so you will need to go back and set as the type if something else is desired.
- Copy Parent (checkbox) – Will copy settings of the parent page. Includes layout, portlets, content, etc. ALWAYS CHECK THIS OPTION. YOU CAN REMOVE PORTLETS LATER. But this sets the layout of the page.
- Hidden (checkbox) – If checked the page will not appear in the navigation and will need to be linked directly.
After you entered the information you will click the “Add Page” button ().
Once the page is created you can click the Red X to close the Manage Pages window. This will return you to page your were previously on. If you then navigate to your newly created page, you will see that it is IDENTICAL to the parent page it was copied from and this includes the same web content. In fact if you edit the web content on that page it will affect the parent page content. Web content is not tied to pages, web content exists independently and can be displayed on any number of pages. When you add a page as a child page and copy the parent page info, it includes the web content that the parent page pointed to. You will just need to create new web content that you wish to display on the page.
To add new web content you will click the “Add Web Content” button () and you will be presented with “New Web Content” page.
The steps to publishing the new web content are as follows:
- Enter the Web Content Name in the “Title” field. We recommend that the title be the breadcrumb trail of the page it is going on. For example: “About Us > Contact Us”. This makes it much easier to locate web content if a page is accidentally deleted.
- Enter your content into the WYSIWYG Editor in the "Content" field. Click here for information on inserting images, hyperlinks, mail-to hyperlinks, file download links and embedding html.
- You can also edit the “Abstract”, “Categorization”, “Schedule”, and “Related Assets”, and “Permissions” for the Web Content. These depend on your subscription level. For the most part you will not edit these.
- Once you're satisfied with your item, click the Publish button. This will return you to the originating page and you will now see the new content displayed.
****The full Page Management guide is available upon request.****