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Last Updated: 2/12/2016

Creating/Arranging Pages (Menu Items)

Quick Start

  1. When logged in, click the Pages icon in the Menu bar.  The Pages Window 
    Accessed by clicking "Pages" on the site control bar. Used primarily to create, move, and rename pages that make up your main menu. See Create a New Page or Menu Item.
    will appear.
  2. In the upper left portion of the Pages window, click the New Page button.
  3. In the Properties tab, enter the Name and other information for the page.  A Page Design 
    The basic look of a page. A page design includes the colors and textures on the site as well as the layout of the site's editable areas. See Change the Look of a Page, Section, or Site.
    must be selected.
  4. The main site menu is created by the pages on the site. 
    • The name of the page is what will show as a menu item.
    • To make a page display on the menu, make sure to set Menu Visibility to Visible.

Creating a Drop-Down Menu

  1. Again, when viewing the Pages Window, each page you see will appear as a menu item in your main menu, as long as menu visibility is set to visible.
  2. Pages with other pages below them in the structure (creating drop-down menus) have unique icons showing a paper clip and a stack of pages.
  3. To add a drop-down or fly-out menu to a menu item, double click on a page. If this is a new drop-down menu, no pages will yet appear in the main window.
  4. Create or move a page here and save your changes.
  5. Navigate back in the Pages area by using the Now Browsing buttons at the top of the Pages Window.  
  6. When you view your site, hovering over the initial page will now cause a drop down menu to appear.

Moving and Ordering Pages

  1. In the Pages Window, to change the order of items on your menu, simply drag and drop a page in front or behind other pages. Make sure you wait for the grey box to appear at the location you want to move the file before you drop it.
  2. To move a page from one menu to another, drag the page you'd like to move to the clipboard.
  3. Navigate to the area you'd like to place this page by double clicking on pages or using the Now Browsing buttons.
  4. Drag the page from the clipboard to the main window. Make sure to save your changes.
  5. New: You may also move pages to new menus by simply dragging and dropping them onto other pages or page groupings

Viewing a Page that does not display on the menu

  1. To view a page that does not display on the menu, select that page in the Pages window.
  2. In the Properties tab, beneath the Name field, the page URL 
    A URL is a website address. Example: http://www.SampleDomain.com
    A URL is a website address. Example: http://www.SampleDomain.com
    A URL is a website address. Example: http://www.SampleDomain.com
    A URL is a website address. Example: http://www.SampleDomain.com
    should display. Click the Go button to open the page.

Page Properties 

  1. The Page Properties tab is located at the bottom of the Pages window.
  2. Name: Displays on the menu and on the page icon in the Pages window.
  3. Menu Visibility: If set to hidden, the page name will not display on the menu (the page can still be accessed through a direct link)
  4. SSL Secured: In the Pages area, check this checkbox to add SSL security (https) to the page.
    • NOTE: SSL security is required for any page where financial data will be entered. (ex: Credit Card info). If you do not see the SSL Secured checkbox, please contact Elexio in a Support Request so we can set up a SSL certificate for your website.
  5. Redirect Page: if checked, a Browse button will appear so that you can link this page to another page, file, email address, etc.
  6. Design: Sets which page design 
    The basic look of a page. A page design includes the colors and textures on the site as well as the layout of the site's editable areas. See Change the Look of a Page, Section, or Site.
    The basic look of a page. A page design includes the colors and textures on the site as well as the layout of the site's editable areas. See Change the Look of a Page, Section, or Site.
    The basic look of a page. A page design includes the colors and textures on the site as well as the layout of the site's editable areas. See Change the Look of a Page, Section, or Site.
    The basic look of a page. A page design includes the colors and textures on the site as well as the layout of the site's editable areas. See Change the Look of a Page, Section, or Site.
    The basic look of a page. A page design includes the colors and textures on the site as well as the layout of the site's editable areas. See Change the Look of a Page, Section, or Site.
    The basic look of a page. A page design includes the colors and textures on the site as well as the layout of the site's editable areas. See Change the Look of a Page, Section, or Site.
    will be applied to the page.
  7. URL: The web address for this page.  Check Custom URL to set a URL different than the page name.

Advanced Properties

  1. Title: Displays at the top of the browser window when viewing a page. Relevant page titles can be useful for Search Engine Optimization
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of improving ranking in search engine results. See SEO Tips
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of improving ranking in search engine results. See SEO Tips
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of improving ranking in search engine results. See SEO Tips
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of improving ranking in search engine results. See SEO Tips
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of improving ranking in search engine results. See SEO Tips
  2. Keywords: Enter a list of relevant words for use by search engines (Keywords do not display). See Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips.
  3. Description: Enter a description of the page (usually a sentence or two) for use by search engines (Description does not display).

Access Tab: See Page Access and Security

Editing and Publishing Tab: See Drafts and Publishing

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