Create pages with the classic UI

  1. On the main menu, choose Pages.
    The Pages page opens.
  2. When you are using multiple languages, choose the language in which you want to create the page from the dropdown Languages list in the right sidebar.

    NOTE: You might not see the language list when creating your very first page, yet it will be available thereafter. For more information about languages, see Administration: Language settings.

  3. Click Create a page.
    The Create a page page opens.
  4. Enter the following information for the new page:

    (mandatory field)

    The page name that you choose is used by the system to create auto-generated navigation links. The name must be as concise as possible.

    EXAMPLE: Company Info 

    Put this page…

    radio button group

    Use this radio button group to select the new page's parent page. The section determines where the page sits in the hierarchy of pages.

    Choose between the following:

    • At the top level
      This will be a top level page that has no parent.
    • Under parent page…
      A treeview with existing pages appears.
      Select the page that will be parent of the page you are creating.

      NOTE: If you have not created any pages yet, choose At the top level button. You can make the page a subpage of another page later, using drag and drop.

      For more information, see Pages.

    The URL is automatically generated based on the page name that you have chosen and the hierarchy of the page (the URL of its parent). The URL determines the new page's website address.

    You can choose a custom URL by clicking Change button and entering the new name in the input field that appears.

    This overwrites the automatically generated URL. When you enter a custom URL, the URL of the page no longer changes when the place of the page in the hierarchy changes.

    To restore the automatically generated URL of the page, click Change » Edit URL structure » Restore to default structure.

    Show in navigation  If you deselect the Show in navigation checkbox, the page is not displayed in the automatically generated navigation. The page can be viewed only if linked or accessed directly. You can also control the page access by the page's permissions.

    For more information, see Tutorial: Grant permissions for pages.

    Group page If you select the Use this page only to group other pages checkbox, the page you are creating is going to be a group page.

    Group pages serve as containers for other pages. Group pages do not have their own content. When you open a group page it redirects to its first subpage (child).

    Page redirect If you select This page redirects to another page checkbox, it means the page you are creating does not have its own content. When a user opens the page, it redirects to another page or an external page.

    To select the page, which this page will redirect to, perform the following:

    1. Click Set page to redirect to button.
    2. Select one of the following:
      • Page from this site
        Click a page from the sitemap.
      • Web address
        Enter the URL address of the external page and select, if you want to Open this link in a new window.
    3. Click Done.
    Title for search engines The title used by search engines is automatically generated based on the page name you have chosen.
    You can choose another title by entering a new title or deleting the automatically generated one.
    The page title that you enter in this field is used in search engine results, web browser bookmarks and the web browser's title. The title must be descriptive.

    EXAMPLE: XYZ Company - Company Information.

    NOTE: When working with Web Forms or hybrid pages, by default, the title of the page is overridden by the title of the content it displays. You can change this behavior in the Advanced configuration of widgets of the respective widget, by changing property PageTitleModes to one of the following:
    • Replace
      The page title is replaced by the item title.
    • DoNotSet
      The page title is not altered.
    • Append
      The item title is appended to the page title.
    Template In this radio button group you choose the layout of the new page.

    Select one of the following:

    • Use template
      This option is selected by default.
      Under the radio button the system displays the template that will be used for the page.
      To change the template, click Select another Template button.
      A list of all available templates appears.
      1. Select a template in one of the following ways:
        • Click one of the templates displayed.
          You can customize or change the layout template at a later time.
          For more information, see Apply page templates.
        • Upload your own .master file by clicking Use your own .master file.
          Select a master file from the App_Master folder and click Use Selected.
          To select a master file from another folder, in the upper-right corner of the window, click Browse other folders button.

          For more information, see Overview: Page templates.

          For more information about .master files, see Create a template using a Master page.

          For more information about the App_Master folder, see Website templates file structure.

      2. Click Done.
    • Don’t use template (start from scratch)
      The page does not have a template. You can Apply a template to a page later.
    Description To add a description of the page, click Description, Keywords.

    The description that you enter is added to the page's header. The description is often used by search engines to provide a summary of the webpage.

    EXAMPLE: Information about XYZ Company's locations, history, corporate directory, employment opportunities, etc.

    Keywords To add keywords, click Description, Keywords.

    The keywords that you choose are conveying additional meaning to search engines and may have SEO benefits.

    EXAMPLE: The keywords for the page XYZ Company - Company Information can be XYZ Company, History, Hiring, Employment, Locations, Contact Information. When you enter the keywords for your page in the Keywords input field, separate them with commas.

    Advanced options By expanding this node, you can configure the following:
    • Allow site search to index this page
      This option is selected by default and you must deselect it, only if you do not want the internal site search to find your page.
      For more information, see Administration: Create search indexes.
    • Allow external search engines to index this page  
      This option is selected by default and you must deselect it, only if you do not want search engines, such as Google, to find your page.
    • Require SSL
      Improve security by requiring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to communicate with the server.
    • Enable ViewState
      EnableViewState stores the current state of the page and its objects, such as text boxes, buttons, and tables. It helps you not to lose the state of the page during the requests, but it slows down the browser.
    • Include RadScriptManager
      For more information, see
    • Allow multiple URLs for this page
      1. To configure a page to have more than one URL, select Allow multiple URLs for this page checkbox.
      2. In the input box, enter the additional URLs that you want this page to have.
        Enter one URL per line.
      3. If you want all the URLs that you have entered to point to the default URL of the page, select All additional URLs redirect to the default one checkbox.
        If you uncheck the checkbox, each URL will display the page without redirecting.
    • Caching options
      Configuring caching can increase your performance.
      Select one of the following:
      • As set for the whole site.
        The caching type that is applied to the whole website is applied to this page also.
      • No caching

        NOTE: You must not use caching for e-commerce pages.

      • Standard caching
      • Long caching
      • For more information about applying caching to the entire site or changing the parameters of short and long caching, see Administration: Cache settings.
    • HTML included in the <head> tag
      If you want to include any additional HTML in the <head> tag of the page, enter the HTML in the textbox.
    • Code behind type
      To specify the code behind type for the page, enter it in the field. Use the fully qualified name of the type.
  5. If you have added any custom fields for pages, all created fields are displayed in a separate section.
    Using custom fields, you can, for example, add a custom field Tags to the page.

    IMPORTANT: Some of the above fields may not be displayed when you create a page, because they have been hidden.

    For more information about creating custom fields and hiding default fields, see Overview: Custom fields.

  6. After you have entered all the information, required to create a page, click one of the following:
    • Create and go to add content
      The page is created, and then opens in content editing mode so that you can customize the layout of the page, add content through widgets, and apply themes.
      For more information, see Design a layout template, Add widgets on pages and templates, and Apply a template to a page.
      After you have finished modifying the page, perform a procedure for Workflow statuses, typically Publish or Save as draft.
    • Create and return to Pages
      The page is created and saved in status Draft. The system returns you to the  Pages page.
    • Back to Pages
      You return to Pages page without creating and saving the page.

Preview a page on a mobile device

You can view how a page will look like on a mobile device. You can do this in page editing mode.
  1. Open a page for editing.
  2. Click More actions » Preview for Smartphones & Tablets.
    A set of predefined mobile devices appears as thumbnails.
  3. Click a device to see how the page will look.
    You can also view the page in Portrait or in Landscape mode.

To configure how to display pages on mobile devices, see Overview: Responsive design.

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