Manage Pages

Your Pages list allows you to organize your site's navigation menu (navbar) by moving pages, deleting pages, or creating new ones. You can also set pages as hidden and add applications to your site.

You can access your Pages from the top navigation menu near the Help dropdown and the Publish button.

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Click through each topic for more information on how to manage your pages with the Pages list:

Page Settings

When you hover on each page in your My Pages list, you will see three options: Clone Page, Page Settings and Delete Page.

Clone Page

 This feature allows you to recreate a page from one of your pre-existing pages. This is useful for preserving customizations you have made to your layout, such as sidebar elements. This way you won't have to worry about recreating them from scratch.

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When you click the Clone Page option, it will create a duplicate page just under the original and you can immediately start to rename the new page. 

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Once you're done renaming the page, click the green check and it will be added to your navigation menu.  

Page Settings

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From the Page Settings menu you have the following options:

  • MetaTags / Description: This allows you to set meta data for your page. NOTE: Changing meta data for individual pages requires a Premium subscription.
  • Password Protect: This allows you to set permissions for your page. NOTE: The Master Password option requires a Premium subscription. Click here to upgrade your site with a Premium package.
  • Hide From Navbar: This allows to you set a page as "hidden." When a page is hidden, it is still published but not included as part of your site's navigation menu.
Click here for information on the Page Settings menu that is accessed from the Builder.

Delete Page

On the far right is a red X that allows you to delete a page.

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When you choose to delete a page, you will see a prompt that asks if you are sure you wish to delete. Click yes to complete the action.

 You also have the option of renaming your page directly in the My Pages list. Simply click the pencil icon that appears to the right of the page name to type in your new page name.

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Once you type in your new page name, click the green check mark to save your changes.

WARNING: Changing the page name will also change the page URL. Anyone attempting to access the page with its old URL may encounter a "not found" page.
Arrange Pages

As you are adding new pages to your website, you will notice that each page is added to the main navigation menu. You may decide that you don’t like the order of the pages, or that you want to make sub-menus (dropdowns).

Step 1: Click Pages at the top of your account to access your "My Pages" list.

Step 2: You’ll notice to the left of each page name is a handle. Click and drag the handle with your mouse to move the page up and down along the menu. Release your mouse once you’ve moved the page to the desired area in your menu.

Step 3: To commit to the changes, click the green Publish button at the top of your account. This will change how the the pages are ordered in your site's navigation menu.

Create Sub-Menus

If you have created a number of pages that cannot fit into the navigation of the theme you have chosen, a menu item called "more" will be automatically created with the additional page located under a sub-menu.

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If you want to create your own sub-menus or "drop-down" links, you can nest the pages from your My Pages menu.

Use your mouse to grab the handle for the item you want to nest, then move it below the item you want it to appear under and slightly the right. 

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This will make the item to appear as a drop-down link in the main navigation menu.

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If necessary, you can nest items for an additional level.

 

Add an Application

Applications or "apps" like Blog and Calendar work differently than normal pages, so they are added differently.

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At the bottom of your Pages menu, click the Apps tab. This will bring you to the App Store.

In the App Store window, you will see three tabs:

  • All Apps: this includes applications built by Webs as well as third-party providers
  • Webs Apps: this tab will only list applications that were created exclusively by Webs
  • Installed Apps: this tab displays applications that have already been installed on your website. Depending on what type of website you decided on when opening your account, you may already have some applications installed.

Click the green Learn More button to view app information and install the application.

Click here for detailed information on installing, managing and uninstalling applications. 

 

What follows are the answers to a few frequently asked questions:

How do I set my Homepage?

At the top of your account, click Pages. This will bring you to the My Pages menu. Here, you can move any page to the top of your pages list, including apps such as the Blog.

How do I add a page to the navigation menu?

If a page is not displaying as an option in your navbar, you can add it by selecting "add to navbar" from the Page Settings menu.

How do I change the name of a page?

You can rename a page by clicking the Page Settings button and clicking Rename Page. When the Rename Page window appears enter the new name and save the changes. Remember to publish your site after making edits to see them on your live website.

How do I delete a page?

NOTE: If your page is an application such as Calendar, Webstore or Blog/News, the process is different. Check out the "Uninstalling an Application" section of the Introduction to Applications.

Click Pages at the top of your account to pull up the My Pages menu. Hover on the page you wish to delete until the x (delete button) appear on the right. Click the x. If you only want to hide a page from your navigation menu, click the Page Settings button (gear) and select "Hide From Navbar."

What are hidden pages?

Setting a page as "hidden" means that it will not show up in your navigation menu, but the page will still be available for public viewing if the visitor has a direct link to it.

To set a hidden page from the Pages menu:

  1. Click Pages at the top of your account
  2. Hover on the page name you wish to hide until the settings (gear) icon appears on the right side
  3. Click the settings icon and select "Hide From Navbar" from the menu

To un-hide a page, select "Add to navbar" in step 3.

 

The theme used for this article is "Paper" and can be found in the Theme Gallery. Click here for more information on Themes.

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