Adding/Managing Pages

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Adding a New Page

How to add a new page to a site. This topic shows how to add a page with only the basic settings configured. Page Name is the only required field. Accepting the default settings will add the new page to the right of the original page. Pages added using this tutorial are only visible to Administrators, allowing content to be added to the page before setting it as viewable by one or more user roles.

Note: If a maximum number of pages have been set for the site, the Add Page button is disabled when the maximum number of pages is reached. Contact a SuperUser to add more pages. SuperUsers can modify the maximum number of pages set for an individual site, See "Editing Host Settings for a Site"

  1. Hover over the Pages option in the ControlBar then select Add New Page.

  1. In the Page Name text box, enter a page name as it will appear in the menu. This is the only required field. Accepting all the defaults will add a page in a neutral language.
  2. Recommended. Complete the remaining optional page details for this page. See "Setting Page Details"
  3. Optional. Select the Permissions tab and set the users who can view and manage this page. The default option is a page that is visible and editable by Administrators only. Note: Permissions is only displayed to users who are authorized to manage permissions. In this scenario, the new page will inherit permissions from its parent page. See "Setting Page Permissions"
  4. Optional. Select the Advanced Settings tab and complete any of the optional advanced page settings. See "Configuring Advanced Page Settings"
  5. Recommended. In the Localization section, select the required option. This section is only displayed when content location is enabled on the site. See "Localization Settings for New Pages"
  6. Click the Add Page button.

Deleting a Page

How to delete a page and any child pages it may own from a site. Pages set as either the Splash page, Home page, Login page, or the User page cannot be deleted until the setting is removed. The last visible site page can also not be deleted. Deleted pages are stored in the Recycle Bin where they can either be restored or permanently deleted.

  1. Navigate to the required page.
  2. On the ControlBar, hover over the Edit Page menu and then select Delete Page.

  1. Click the Yes button to confirm.

Editing Page Settings

How to edit the settings of the current page via the Control Panel

  1. Go to the required page. See "Viewing Any Page"
  2. Hover over the Edit Page menu and then select Page Settings.

  1. Edit page settings as required. See "Setting Page Details", See "Configuring Advanced Page Settings" and See "Localization Settings for Existing Pages"
  2. Click the Update Page button.

Moving page location!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Setting Page Details

How to set page details for new and existing pages using the Page Settings page. Note: The Page Name field is the only mandatory field.

  1. To update the settings of an existing page, navigate to page and then select Page Settings from the Edit Page menu on the ControlBar. Users who are adding a new page are already on this page.
  2. Select the Page Details tab.
  3. In the Page Name text box, enter a name for the page. If this page is displayed in the menu, this will be the name in the menu. E.g. About Us
  4. In the Page Title text box, enter a short, descriptive sentence summarizing the page content. The title is used by search engines to identify the information contained on the page. It is recommended that the title contains at least 5 highly descriptive words and does not exceed 200 characters.
  5. The Page URL field will display the current site alias next to the URL for existing pages only. When a page is first created, the Page URL field shows the canonical URL for the page as generated by the system, however this URL can be overridden by entering a new URL at this field or by editing this field on existing pages in one of these ways:
    • In the Page URL text box, enter a custom URL for this page (e.g. About Our Company). The URL will be checked for validity and any illegal characters will be removed when the page is updated.
    • Leave or change this field to blank to use the Page Name as the URL.
  6. At Do Not Redirect, mark  the check box to exclude this page from any rules that may include it in a redirection - OR - unmark  the check box to include this page in redirection rules.
  7. In the Description text box, enter a description of the page content. The description is used by search engines to identify the information contained on the page. It is recommended that the description contains at least 5 words and does not exceed 1000 characters.
  8. In the Keywords text box, enter key words for this page separated by comma.
  9. At Tags, click on the drop down list and mark  the check box beside each tag to be associated with the content of this page. Page tagging is a way of categorizing content for more meaningful search results. Tags can be created by users (See "Tagging Page Content") or editors (See "Creating a Vocabulary").
  10. At Parent Page, select from these options:
    • Select None Specified to set this page as a parent page which, if visible in the menu, will be displayed in the top level of the menu.
    • Select the parent page from the drop down list. Pages are listed in the order they appear in the menu by default, however users can choose to order them in A-Z or Z-A order, or perform a search for all or part of a page name. Users can only choose from select parent pages. In DNN Platform, users must be granted Edit permissions and in Evoq Content and Evoq Content Enterprise, users must be granted either Add or Full Control.
  11. For new pages only: At Insert Page, select from these options to choose the location of the new page in the menu:
    • Select a page from the drop down list and then select to add the new page either Before or After that page in the menu on the current level.
    • Select Add to End to add the new page to the end of the menu on the current level.
  12. Optional. Set a page template that allows modules with optional content to be added to a new page. Note: This option is not available when copying a page. Complete the following to set the template for this page:
    1. At Template Folder, select the folder where the required template is located.
    2. At Page Template, select the required template.
  13. At Include In Menu?, mark  the check box to include this page in the menu - OR - unmark  the check box to hide the page.
  14. Click the Update Page or the Add Page button.

About Page Management

The Admin > Page Management page displays a complete list of all pages on the site including hidden pages, disabled pages and the Admin pages, and allows authorized users to create and manage pages. The Pages module offers additional page management tools than the Pages section of the Control Panel, including the ability to modify page hierarchy and add multiple pages on multiple levels in a single update. Page Management and can be added to site pages.

Only Page Editors and Administrators can access pages where the Pages module is located. Users must be granted Edit Page permission in DNN Platform, or Add Content permissions in Evoq Content and Evoq Content Enterprise, to the page where the Pages module is located to access the module. This permission enables these users to manage any pages that they are Page Editors for.

Important. The Pages module may be slow to respond if the site has a large number of pages. The speed and performance of the Pages module can be optimized by setting the Page State Persistence to Memory. See "Setting Page State Persistence"


The Pages Module as viewed by Admin

SuperUsers have access to the "Manage" field that is located above the list of pages. This field allows them to choose between managing the site and Admin pages or the Host pages for the current site.

Moving Page Position in Menu

How to move a page to a new position in the site menu using the Pages module. DNN Platform users must be granted Edit Page permissions to the page where the Pages module is located and Edit Page permissions to the page that is being moved. Evoq Content users must be granted Add Content permissions to the page where the Pages module is located and Manage Settings permissions to the page that is being moved.

Moving a Page to a Parent Position

  1. Navigate to Admin > Page Management - OR - Go to a Pages modules.
  2. Click and hold on the name of the page to be moved.

  1. Drag the page to the new location. The place where the page will be inserted is indicated by a dotted line. In this example, the page is being moved to the parent level and will be located between the About Us and Our Products page.

  1. Release to insert the page.

Moving a Page to a Child Position

  1. Navigate to Admin > Page Management - OR - Go to a Pages modules.
  2. Ensure the new parent page is visible.
  3. Click and hold on the name of the page to be moved.

  1. Drag the page over the top of the new parent page and when the parent page becomes highlighted, release the page to drop it in the chosen location.


The Pages Module as viewed by SuperUsers