Support :: Modules

Managing Pages

Watch the VideoCreating a New Page

To get started, login to your website's admin interface. This can be accessed by visiting the following URL: "www.yourwebsite.com/admin/", where "yourwebsite" is your domain name.

Click the green “Create New” button.

You are in control of your web page’s properties, SEO capabilities, and other advanced features.

  • Link Label: The overall title of your web page.
  • Navigation: Feature this page in your header and/or footer navigation. When you set the page to "primary" it will show up in the header. If you set it to "Footer" it will show up in the footer. If you set it to "primary and footer" it will show up in both areas. Setting a page to "none" is the default which simple creates a page with no navigation unless it is a sub page.  None is the default for example if you want to link to a page from another page or simply create a landing page from an email or PPC campaign.
  • Page URL: The system will automatically create the page URL for you. You can change it if you like. Separate words with a dash "-" or underscore "_".  There cannot be any spaces in the URL.  Do not create an extension as it is not needed i.e. (php, html, etc.)
  • The Page Info tab also displays when this page was created and when it was last modified.

Note: Saving a page with Navigation set to "None" means that the page is indeed live and can be accessed by the Page URL.  However, the page will not be accessible from within the website until you create a link to it. Click here for more information on creating links.

Watch the VideoSEO Tools Tab

 

If you want your site to be easily found on search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, this is definitely a tab you don’t want to leave blank!

  • Page Title: Displays as the title of your page in search results and in the browser tab.
  • Link Title: A brief description of your links
  • Keywords: If your potential client were to search for you on Google, what would he type in the search? Include all of these terms that will help people find your web page.
  • Description: Search engines display preview snippets under the title for each page result. Write a brief description of your page’s content here.

Watch the VideoAdvanced Tab

  • External URL:  This is the URL you would like the user to be redirected to.
  • Use 301 Redirect:  A special kind of redirect primarily used for SEO purposes.
  • Functionality:  Assign this page to display content dynamically and take on one of our rich, predefined functionalities.  This is where you are able to associate your module content (shopping cart, blog, listing manager, etc.) to this page.

I can see the content I am writing in the editor, but the page is not displaying it. Why might this be happening?

The likely cause is that you have a functionality set. When you set a functionality, the page content goes from being "static" (generated by you) to "dynamic" (automatically generated by the platform). If you want to display the "static" content you have built out yourself, simply unset the page's functionality.

Watch the VideoScripts Tab

Have scripts you need to include into this specific web page? Does the thought of having to dig through the HTML and find the right spot to include the code make your head spin? Not a problem. Place your scripts in the appropriate fields, and our CMS puts the script code into the HTML for you.

  • <head> Tags: Included before the closing head tag. If the script you're trying to add does not come with specific instructions on where it should be placed, you'll typically want to add it here.
  • <body> Tags: Included after the opening body tag
  • </body> Tags: Included before the closing body tag
   

Watch the VideoEditing a Page's Content

The content window is where you are able to edit your web pages the same way you would write in a simple word processing program. You will notice above the content window there are several titles such as “main”, “leftnav”, and “Col 1”. These are your page regions, which allow you to edit specific areas, or sections, of your web page.  For more information about regions, click here and visit the "Region Names" section.

After you are done editing the contents of your new page, you can preview your changes by clicking the blue “Preview Page” button at the top of the page. If you are satisfied with the changes, be sure to press the green “Save Page” button before moving to any other part of the CMS.

Watch the VideoManaging Your Page List

Your newly created page (and future pages) will now display as a list under the green “Create New” button. The LunaSoft platform uses advanced listing technology that enables you to:

  • reorder pages and turn pages into sub-pages using "drag and drop"
  • toggle a page’s visibility to the public with a click of the light bulb icon.
  • delete a page by right clicking it and selecting delete.
  • turn off a page by clicking on the light bulb icon
   

Watch the VideoReordering Your Pages

You are able to click on an item within lists and drag it on the screen. After dragging an item below or above where you want to move it in the list, you will see a small black triangle with a black bar next to it, indicating that the item is ready to be “dropped” into that spot in the list.

After you are done reordering your list items, you will see a save message appear. Be sure to press the “Save Order” button before leaving the page in order to save your changes.

If you would like to turn one list item into a sub-item of another, simply drag that item to the left of the desired parent item. You will then see a small “plus” sign appear, which indicates that the item is ready to be “dropped” and appear as a sub-item.

If you don't see a small black triangle or a small "plus" sign, but instead see a "Red X", that means your item is not in the right position to be added as a sub page or reordered.

Watch the VideoCreating SubPages

If you would like to create a new sub-item or delete an item, simply right click the desired parent item or item to be deleted and you will see a menu with the option to so.

Faqs

Why does the content on my web page appear differently than the content in my editor?

Example: content in the editor is displaying all in one line horizontally but stacking on the web page.

One reason why you may see such a difference is because the width of the editor is different from the width on the actual web page. Generally, the content in the editor will be wider than the content on the web page.

If this is the case, it is recommended to change the layout of your webpage to "wide". This can be done by editing the page at question, navigating to the advanced tab, selecting "wide" from the "layout" dropdown and then saving the page.