Adding & Duplicating pages

This page covers information on how to add a new page, duplicate an existing page, as well as how to publish your page.

Adding a new page

When creating pages on your site, it is important to consider what your top menu pages should contain, and what should be your sub-pages. A nicely organised menu and page structure makes it much easier for people to navigate your site.

When adding pages to the page panel, where you add your pages is reflective or your page structure. However your pages will not appear on the menu unless you publish them.

This help video shows you how to add a page:

Home/Index/Sub Pages

While there is really no difference between your home page and any other pages in terms of functionality, there always needs to be a home page for your site to function and have a page hierarchy starting point.

Home pages a.k.a. cover pages are bold landing pages used to make an enticing introduction to your website. This is also the most visited page on the website, by both users and search engines.

TIP: It is a good idea to test your load speeds after you have created a page, as the ideal load time should be around 3 seconds or less, and pages that are very image or video heavy can increase load times. Click here to learn more about working with page speeds.

To Add a Page

  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
  2. Right Click on ‘Home’
  3. Select ‘Add’
    add page
  4. or click the 'Add new page' button at the bottom of the left hand column
    add new page button
  5. Enter Page details and Select a Layout. When selecting a layout, think of these as a faster starting point for how your page may look, but not the only way they can look. Click here to learn more about modifying and creating different page structures.
    Select a Layout
  6. The page url field will automatically populate based on the page name. This can be manually changed if you wish.
    Please note this has a notice if your full URL (domain name (inclusive of https:// + page name) goes over 75 characters. Keeping it under 75 characters is not a must, but is considered best practice for SEO.
  7. Apply
  8. From the bar above the page elect:
    1. 'Publish‘ to make the page be available to show on the front end.
    2. 'Show On Menu’ to show on your site menu
      publish page
  9. Click Save

This page is now an index page and will appear on the site menu.

Adding a sub-page

How to add a sub page:

  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
  2. Right Click on the page under which you would link to create a sub page
  3. Select ‘Add’
    add sub-page
  4. Enter Page details and Select a Layout
  5. Apply
  6. Follow the rest of the same steps above for adding a page.
This Page is now a sub-page and will appear in a drop-down menu as a navigation link under an index page.

To Edit a Page (Elements and Features)

  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
  2. Right Click on the page you want to edit
    1. or double click on the menu item
  3. Select ‘Edit’
    edit page
  4. Remember to click save once you are finished editing your page

To Delete a Page

  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
  2. Right click on the page you want to delete
  3. Select ‘Delete’
    delete page
  4. A Pop-up Warning: “Are You Sure” will appear. Select OK.

Your page has now been deleted.

Making a Page Active

When you first create a page, it will not be active. This allows you to work on the page without anyone being able to see it until you are ready.

make page active

To make the page active for people viewing the page:

  1. On the top admin bar hover over 'Publish'
  2. Turn 'Publish' to On.
    1. If it is not on, then it will show a 404 error to anyone viewing the page.

Publishing a Page

Simply making a page active will not make it appear on the  top navigation menu in the header. Not all pages on the site should be on your top level navigation and may be linked only through page content.

publish page

Publishing the page to your navigation menu

If you wish for the page to show on your navigation (tab) menu:

  1. On the top admin bar hover over 'Publish'
  2. Turn 'Show on menu' to 'On'.
    1. If it is not on, then the page will still function, and simply not show on the menu.

Duplicating a Page

What are the advantages of duplicating a page? Often pages within your site will follow the same structure, with simply different content and images. Duplicating a page that has the right structure can save considerable time when creating new pages.

Steps for duplicating a page  or blog post:

  1. Right click on the page you wish to duplicate on your page menu
  2. Click on the Duplicate option
  3. Your page has now been duplicated and will load for you to start editing.

duplicate page

Your new duplicated page will not be published, so as not to be visible to anyone.

This help video shows you how to duplicate a page and blog post for reuse in your Limecube website.

Deleting a Page

To delete a page:

  1. right click the page and you'll be presented with different options, one of these being delete.
  2. press delete and then confirm.

delete page

It is important to note deleting a page is irreversible, so please do this with care.

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