How to create and manage your Site Pages
Site pages are simply pages of content on your website that you can control and make changes to from the admin. Each site page in your admin includes a WYSIWYG text editor that allows for text editing similar to a word processing program, as well as an HTML editor (within the WYSIWYG editor) where you can add html code. These pages appear on the front end of your site in the Navigation drop-down area of the default site template:
Note: Custom site designs may also use site pages, and our design team would explain where they are laid out and how to edit them during your design process.
To create or edit your site pages:
1. Navigate to the Design > Site Pages tab in your admin.
- To edit an existing site page, simply click the edit link next to the name of that page.
- To add a new site page, click the blue plus sign.
2. This will take you to a page where you can fill out a number of fields that control the content of your site page. Those fields serve the following purposes:
Title: The name that will show on your website
at the title of the page. Usually best if properly capitalized.
SEO Name: Used to create the link to this page. Contrary to the "SEO" acronym in the title of this field, this is used strictly for creating the URL, and not used in any search engine optimization.
Keywords: Used to populate the meta tags in this page for SEO purposes. Fill this out only with relevant keywords to the content contained on this page.
Description: Used to populate the meta tags in this page for SEO purposes. Only the first 155 characters of your description will be used, so be as concise as possible.
Tags: Used to tell your website template whether to display this site page or not. If your website uses the built-in template, you can control which site pages appear in the Navigation drop-down by editing the tags field. You will need to add the tag "nav-main" (without the quotation marks) in the tags field:
Content (WYSIWYG Editor): This is a text editor
that allows you to style your content using the build in tools in
the bottom of the panel. You may also choose to add HTML code to
this content box, which will allow you to
embed objects like a Google calendar in your site
*Notes: Do not copy and paste from Microsoft Word to the WYSIWYG, the additional code from Word formatting can cause a script error.
Adding html code in the text editor portion of the WYSIWYG editor will cause that code to just display as text. To add html code, make sure to click the html button on the editor and add the code into the window that pops up instead.
There is no easy way to change the order of site pages, so it is best to contact the design department via the design request form. They will be able to alter the code to order the site pages correctly.