Adding a new page to your website

Learn how to create a new page for your website
 

When we refer to a “website page” we are referring to the standard pages on your website.

You would use a standard website page for simple informative text and image based information. An “About Us” or “Services” page is generally a standard page, as is a “Terms & Conditions” page or a page describing your delivery charges and procedures. 

In short a standard website page is one that is designed to inform users about a particular topic or service and the content of which will rarely change.

Other types of web content pages include Products and Categories for eCommerce websites, directory entries, events, news and blog articles. These may vary depending on the type of website you have.


HOW DO I CREATE A NEW WEBSITE PAGE?

To create a new website page you will first need to go to the “Content” tab on your CMS Control Panel. When you click on the “Content” tab you will see an entry for “Custom Pages”

When you click into here you will see a list of all your existing pages which you can click to edit, view or delete. 

You can search for a page name or use the paginator at the bottom of the list to cycle through your list of pages if you wish to edit an existing page.

Custom Pages

On the right-hand side of your screen you will have an orange button with an editing page icon. Once you click this you will have a slide out menu with a dropdown of templates from which to create your page. 

These will include a “Default” page and a series of alternative layouts which will set the layout of your page. The default option will usually be the one used when creating new pages.

Contact and Dual Column Templates usually set the page into 2 columns for you.

Review Templates add a review feature to the page allowing users to leave reviews and testimonials (there will only be 1 of these required per website usually) 


Once you have selected your page template and clicked “Create Page”, you will be taken to the editing screen for your new page.

When editing a page, you will find a breakdown of the page content features. Your page editing will vary depending on the template, style and structure of your website but generally you will have a combination of the following sections.

  • Page Banner (optional)
  • Page Title
  • Main Content
  • Gallery (optional)
  • Form Attachments (optional)
  • Page File Attachments (optional)
  • SEO Overrides
  • Page Categories / URL Index Selection
  • Show/Hide Controls
  • URL Overrides
  • Outer Template Selection


Please note: 

These sections may be in a different order depending on your website structure


When editing a page, you will always have the option in the top right-hand side to Save, View or Edit the Template of an existing page. (please note that editing the template of the page will edit the display of any other pages using the same template)


IMPORTANT

Once you have created the page in your website, you will need to add this to your menu if you would like it to be available as part of your navigation. For example, if you create an "About Us" page, this will be stored in your website admin. You will then need to choose where to display a link to this on your website. You may wish to add this to your main menu, a footer menu or sidebars if you have them. To learn how to add pages to your menu, see the Create and Edit Menus Guide


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PAGE BANNER (OPTIONAL)

This tool allows you to upload a banner to the header of your individual page. The required dimensions will be indicated on your upload tool. You can select and image from your computer/device to upload an image. Depending on the style and structure of your website, this may stretch full width or be contained within the space of your web page.


PAGE TITLE

The page title is the heading for the page that your website visitors will see. This should be something concise that describes the page accurately, for example, “About us” or “Meet the Team” (this will also create the URL for the webpage – this can be overridden using the URL Override field is required – generally only used in targeted SEO Campaigns)


MAIN CONTENT

This is the area that allows you to add the main text and image content to your page. 

Every content area across your website uses a content editing toolbar, similar to what you would use when editing emails or documents, featuring Bold, Italic, Underline controls, image uploads, font colours, formatting, sizes and so on. To see a guide on using the Content Editor in all areas of your website see the “Content Editor Guide”


Editing Main Content


GALLERY (OPTIONAL)

Page Templates that have a gallery option allow you to upload a series of images into a page gallery. You simply click to Upload images, select from your computer/device folder and upload. Once loaded in you will have the ability to edit the titles for each of these images. Preferred dimensions for the images will be given, however, images will be scaled to suit the best fit of the on-page gallery.


Editing Gallery

 

FORM ATTACHMENTS (OPTIONAL)

Forms allow users to complete a set of questions/fields that will be sent through to you and respond with an email confirmation to the user. 

Forms are great for data capture and enquiries.

Some pages will enable you to add a form to the page. (see Form editing guide)

Using this control, you can select from the list of available forms you have on your website to attach the chosen form to display on the page. Although forms can be added to any page, you would ideally use this feature on a double/dual column layout for the best design balance view.

You can Create a new form (advanced)

Or attach an existing form

Once attached, your page will display the forms you have attached to the page.


Form Control

 

PAGE FILE ATTACHMENTS (OPTIONAL)

The File Attachments feature allows you to upload files in PDF, JPG, PNG format to allow users to download these to their own device direct from your website.

Simply choose the file you would like to upload, give this a name and this will be added to the page and available for download. 


File Attachments

 

SEO OVERRIDES

The SEO Overrides button allows you to create custom Title Tags and Meta Descriptions. There are a number of important SEO controls available for every page on your website for targeted SEO Campaigns. By default, the EOS CMS will use the Page Titles and first part of your on-page content as the SEO Data that Google will read, however, you may wish to override this using this feature.  (For More information on SEO and how to use these tools effectively please see our SEO section of the training department)


ADVANCED PAGE EDITING

There are certain features within the page and content editing that are only used for very specific purposes. We have detailed these below, but please do get in touch should you be unsure about the purpose or nature of these features. 


PAGE CATEGORIES / URL INDEX SELECTION

Although generally not required you may which to categorise your pages. The URL INDEX allows you to create categories for your pages and add each page to a particular category. 

This can be useful in instances where you have a large number of pages and wish to organise them into subsections. 

Usually at the point of your website going live these will be set up for you (if required) and you can simply add to them moving forward.

This will add an extra path in your website URL when visiting these pages, for example;

http://www.watmanworth.co.uk/community - is the main page

http://www.watmanworth.co.uk/community/become-a-guest-blogger - becomes a subpage of the community page.


URL - Page Categories 

To create a new category, simply click “Create New Category”, type the name (this can be an existing page name) and submit. This will then become available for you to add your page to if required.

All categories will become available for you in the left-hand side of your “Custom Pages” screen. This allows you to click and see any sub pages that have been assigned to these pages.


SHOW / HIDE CONTROLS

Clicking to Show or Hide a page on your website determines whether it is available for public viewing. 

Please bear in mind that if you hide a page, anyone who visits this page will receive a “Page not found” 404 error, so this should only be used if no links to the page are available on your website menus.

Ticking the box and clicking update will hide the page from your website. If the box is unticked, it is visible to your users.

Please note: Hiding the page will not remove this automatically from your website menus


URL OVERRIDE

This feature can be used as part of targeted SEO Campaigns to create a specific URL for your page. If left blank the system will use the page title as your URL at the end of and page category strings.

URLs create the web page extension link that will be displayed in the browser when a user visits your page.

For example;

http://www.watmanworth.co.uk/community/become-a-guest-blogger - this page is defaulted to the page title. The URL index is left blank. It is in a page category (Community) and so the page title is used as the extension of this URL path.


URL OVERRIDE


If the URL Override is used to read Guest Blogging, the new URL becomes - http://www.watmanworth.co.uk/community/guest-blogging

Using this feature, you must be mindful of any links pointing to the page before updating the URL. If you have any existing link pointing to the original URL you should create a 301 Redirect. (See 301 Redirects Guide)


OUTER TEMPLATE SELECTION

This dropdown allows you to choose which outer template your page should use. You may have various sections of your website that have different styles/formats and this tool will tell your page which of those sections to use for its outer template.

This tool is used only for websites with multiple templates available.

At the time of your website development, you will be advised if you require multiple outer templates.

Please contact us if you are unsure about this feature.

 


 

Related Guides & Resources

Training Department

Here you will find a selection of guides and resources to help you manage and update your website. 

Editing an existing page on your website

Learn how to edit and update an existing page on your website
22/04/2018

Creating and Editing Menus

Add your pages, products and categories to the menus on your website
23/04/2018