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, go to Content > Elements > Pages.

  2. Click 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.

Step 2: Complete the Content

  1. Expand Content.

    Content with Page Builder

  2. Complete the content, and format the text as needed. To learn more, see: Page Builder.

  3. click Save.

Step 3: Complete the SEO Information

  1. Expand Search Engine Optimization. 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. Click Save.

Step 4: Define the Scope of the Page

  1. Expand Page in Websites.

  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 5: Identify Any Parent Page

  1. Expand Hierarchy.


    Hierarchy

  2. If this page is a child of another page, select the checkbox of the Parent page.

Step 6: Enter Any Design Changes (Optional)

  1. Expand Design. Then, do the following:

    Design

  2. To change the page layout, set Layout to one of the following:

    • Empty
    • 1 column
    • 2 columns with left bar
    • 2 columns with right bar
    • 3 columns
    • Page -- Full Width (Requires Page Builder)
    • Category -- Full Width (Requires Page Builder)
    • Product -- Full Width (Requires Page Builder)
  3. To include additional layout instructions, enter valid XML code in the Layout Update XML box.

Step 7: 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, select View in the Action column.

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

Step 8: Publish the Page

  1. Select Edit in the Action column of the grid.

  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.