Working with Pages


This page summarizes what’s involved in editing and creating website pages. See Pages and Posts for the difference between pages and posts.

The easiest way to edit an existing page is to login to the website, then navigate to the page you want to change. Near the bottom left-corner of the page, you’ll see an “edit” button: . Click on it, and you’ll be taken to the editor for that page.

Another way to edit an existing page is to login to the website and click on the “All Pages” link under “Pages” in the left-hand column. (If you don’t see “All Pages”, click on “Pages” to expand that section).

 

This shows a list of the existing pages, organized according to the navigation bar structure. “About Us” comes first because it’s the first navigation bar to the right of “Home”. Under “About Us”, you see the pages that appear under “About Us” in the navigation bar. The names of these pages are preceded by dashes “–” to indicate that they are “children” of the page above. If you scroll down a ways, you’ll find the entry for “Worship”, with the “children” of “Worship” underneath it.

To edit a page, move the mouse over the page name. You’ll see “Edit” and other options appear. Click on “Edit” to open the editor for the page.

When you’re in the editor, notice the “Page Attributes” area on the right side of the screen. The “location” of the current page within the page hierarchy is specified in the “Parent” area by indicating the “Parent” page of the current page. For example, the parent of the page you are reading is “Website Maintenance”. That page’s parent is “Resources”. Pages can be nested as deeply as desired, but more than 3 levels is confusing to users and should be avoided.

The “Template” area should always be set to “Page with Widget Area”.

 

The “Order” page specifies the order of pages in the drop-down navigation menus. “0” comes first in the menu, followed by the sibling pages in increasing numerical order.

Use the “Add New” link in the left-hand column to create new pages. But please consult with the web masters before creating new pages to avoid messing up the navigation hierarchy.