Create a New Page
This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating and configuring a new page on your Synergy 8 powered website.
To get started, log in to your website dashboard by adding "/admin" to the end of your website address. For example: "yourwebsiteaddress.com/admin".
After logging in, select the "Pages" link located in the left hand menu. Clicking this link will display your current sitemap, which lists all the pages on your website.
To create a new page, click the "New Page" button located towards the top of the page. You will be presented with a dialog box which will allow you to specify where the page should reside on your website.
The "Parent Page" field is used to place a page underneath a certain page in the sitemap. In the above image, the "Our Staff" page will appear undernear the "About" page.
The "New Page Location" field defines the web address of the new page. You will notice that spaces are automatically changed to the dash "-" symbol. This is because page addresses should not contain spaces.
When you are happy with these settings, click the next button to create your new page. After creating a new page you will be presented with the page editor, allowing you to create the content to appear on the page.
See the below example sitemap of how pages might be configured for a website;
- Home Page
- About Us
- Our Team
- Our Staff
- Content Management
- Search Engine Optimization
- Contact Us
- About Us
To implement the above sitemap, start by creating the "about-us", "services" and "contact-us" pages, setting their parent page to the "/" home page. To create the sub-pages "our-team" and "our staff" to be placed under the "about-us" page, the parent page fields should be set to the "about-us" page.
This shortcut can save time when creating a new child page (subpage). On the Pages screen in the admin panel, simply hover your mouse just to the right of the desired parent page title and click. This will display a dropdown menu, which will give you the option "New Child Page". The page parent will now be selected automatically in the new page dialog box.
Now that you've created a new page, check out the following video on creating and editing page content;