Adding a New Page

The process of adding a new content page to your store is essentially the same for any type of page you might want to create. You can include text, images, blocks of content, variables, and widgets. Most content pages are designed to be read by search engines first, and by people second. Keep the needs of each of these two very different audiences in mind when choosing the page title, and URL, and when composing the meta data, and content.

The following instructions walk you through each step to create a basic page. Some advanced features are skipped over, but are covered in other topics.

Pages

Step 1: Add a New Page

  1. On the Admin sidebar, tap Content. Then under Elements, choose Pages.

  2. Tap Add New Page.

    New Page

  3. On the new page, do the following:

    • By default, a new page is published when the record is saved. If you do not want to publish the page immediately, set Enable Page to “No”.
    • Enter the Page Title. The Page Title is the name that appears in the breadcrumb trail navigation.
  4. To schedule design changes, expand the Custom Design Update section. Then, do the following:

    • Use the calendar () to choose the From and To dates when the design change is to be in effect.

    • If applicable, set New Theme to a different theme that is to be used for the page.

    • To change the Page Layout, set New Layout to one of the following:

      • Empty
      • 1 column
      • 2 columns with left bar
      • 2 columns with right bar
      • 3 columns

        _Custom Design Update

Step 2: Complete the Content

  1. Expand the Content section.

    Content

  2. In the Content Heading box, type the heading that you want to appear at the top of the page.

  3. By default, the editor opens in WYSIWYG mode with the toolbar at the top.

    • If you prefer to work directly with the HTML code, tap Show / Hide Editor.
  4. Complete the content and format the text as needed. You can add images, variables, and widgets as needed. To learn more, see: Using the Editor.

  5. Tap Save.

Step 3: Complete the SEO Information

  1. Expand the Search Engine Optimization section. Then, do the following:

    • When the page was saved, a default URL key was created that is based on the Content Heading. You can accept the default, or enter another URL Key that consists of all lowercase characters, with hyphens instead of spaces.

    • Enter a Meta Title for the page. The Meta Title should be less than seventy characters in length, and appears in the browser title bar and tab.

    • Enter your choice of high-value Meta Keywords that search engines can use to index the page. Separate multiple words with a comma. Meta keywords are ignored by some search engines, but used by others.

    • In the Meta Description field, enter a brief description of the page for search results listings. Ideally, the description should be from 150-160 characters in length, with a maximum limit of 255.

    Search Engine Optimization

  2. Tap Save.

Step 4: Define the Scope of the Page

  1. Expand the Page in Websites section.

  2. In the Store View list, select each view where the page is to be available. If the installation has multiple websites, select each website and store view where the page is to be available.

    Pages in Websites

Step 6: Preview the Page

  1. On the Save menu, choose Save & Close to return to the Pages grid..

  2. Fnd the page in the grid. Then in the Action column, select View.

  3. To return to the grid, tap Back in the upper-left corner of the browser window.

Step 7: Publish the Page

  1. In the Action column of the grid, select Edit.

  2. Set Enable Page to “Yes”.

  3. On the Save menu, choose Save & Close.

    Save & Close

Now that your page is complete, it can be added to your store navigation, linked to other pages, or added as a link in the footer of your store. You can also use it as your new home page.

Command Description
Save Save the current page, and continue working.
Save & New Save and close the current page, and begin a new page.
Save & Duplicate Save and close the current page, and open a new duplicate copy.
Save & Close Save and close the current page, and return to the Pages grid.