To create a new page simply click “New Page” located on the grey Admin Panel.
Overview of Basic Settings
Note: there are other settings you may wish to use, but we are outlining the basic options for brevity.
- Parent Page: Where you want your page to be published on the website (this is discussed thoroughly in the section “Building Your Site Structure and Menu/Navigation” located on the Navigation page.)
- Page Name: The name of your page as it appears in the Menu/Navigation. The information you type here will be automatically populated to the URL field.
- URL: The page name automatically sets the URL of the page, but you can manually change it if you wish. Be sure to only change the name section and not the page extension or ~/ (refer to image)
- Skin: Refers to the look of the website. Depending on your website settings, you will likely have three available options: "UFRedesign", "UFRedesignLeftNav" and "UFRedesignSS". UFRedesignSS is usually used as the landing page of the website. This has the top drop-down navigation menu and a rotating banner of images. The secondary pages usually have the UFRedesignLeftNav layout, which is identical except that it allows a left navigation bar in addition to the top navigation. The third is UFRedesign and is often more appropriate for content dense pages where you do not want to lose important screen real estate on a picture instead of your content. UFRedesign has only the vertical drop-down navigation menu. For more information on skins, see the Choosing a Skin page.
- Include in Menu: We recommend inclusion in the Menu so visitors can locate the page easily.
- Include in Site Map: We recommend in the Site Map as well.
- Show Breadcrumbs: We recommend checking Show Bread crumbs as it helps the user see where they are in the site. It is mostly useful on pages below the root level pages.
Once we have made all of our selections, click “Create New Page”. This creates the new page and adds two extra options at the top of the page: “Add/Remove Features on This Page” and “View This Page”.
When we create a new page, we have created the ‘shell’ that the content will go into. Once the page is created, in order to add content, we must apply a Feature to the page.
We will now move on to Adding and Removing Features to our newly created web page.