Pages Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to create a new page on your website and add a piece of content to your newly created page.

Step 1:

From your site's main Admin Control Panel (www.yoursite.com/admin) click on the "Manage Pages" button.

Step 2:

Once you click the "Manage Pages" button, the pages menu will load.  In the Rusnak CMS, you can create one of two types of pages.  You can either create a top level page or a sub page.

Top Level Page:

A top level page is a page that does not have another page as its parent.  For instance, if you had a Products page located at www.yoursite.com/products the products page would be a top level page.

Sub-Page:

A sub page is a page that has a parent page above it.  For instance, if you had a page such as www.yoursite.com/products/vacuum-cleaner the parent page of the vacuum-cleaner page would be the products page.

To add a new top level page:

To add a new top level page, click on the "Add Top Level Page" button at the top of the pages screen.

 

To add a sub-page:

To add a sub page, you need to find the parent page of your new sub page.

For instance, say that in the following screenshot we wanted to create a new page underneath the User Documentation page.

To add a child page, you would click on the "Add Child Page" button underneath the "User Documentation" page.


Step 3:

Whether you choose to create a top level page or a sub page, once you click on the appropriate button to add a new page you will be shown the "Add a New Page" screen.

In the "New Page Name" box, give your new page a name.  For instance, if you were creating a products page, you might put Products in the "New Page Name" box.

The "New Page URL" box controls the URL where your new page will appear.  Depending on whether you created a new top level page or a new sub page, you may either see simply a slash ( / ) in the box or a slash followed by the path of the parent page, ending with a trailing slash.

You will want to enter in your new page URL after the last slash that appears in the box.  For instance, if you were creating a products page, and it was a top level page, you would fill out the box like this:
 

Notice that the page URL does NOT have a trailing slash.  You should never put a trailing slash at the end of your page URL.

You can use the "Page Template" drop down to select which template your new page will use.  Your website comes pre-installed with some basic templates.  You or your website developer may have added additional templates to this list.  Choose the template your new page will have by selecting from this drop down.

Once you are ready to create your new page, go ahead and click on the "Create Page" button.

Step 4:

Once you create your new page you will see a confirmation screen.  Where it says "Click here to manage pages" go ahead and click on the link to go back to your pages listing.

You should now be back onto the main pages listing screen.  You should now be able to see your new page on this screen.

Step 5:

Now we will add some content to your page.  Next to your page, click on the "Manage Page Content" button.  You will now see a screen similar to the following:

You will see multiple page sections, each one with a "Add content to page section" button below it.

Each section of your page corresponds to a different page section in the page template you selected eariler in the page creation process.

For most page templates, the first section will contain content that goes in your site's HEAD tag.  Content that goes in your site's HEAD tag can include things such as Google Analytics tracking codes, Facebook tracking codes, Javascript file references, CSS file references and other items that your site's web developer might need to add to your site.  For most content, you will not want to add it to this first content section.

Usually the second section of the page content menu corresponds to the main area of your site's website template.  In order to add a piece of content to this section, scroll down to the second section and click the "Add Content to Page Section" button.

Step 6:

You will see a drop down list where you can select a piece of content to add to your page section.

Select your piece of content from the drop down and click on the "Add Content to Page button.

You will see a confirmation message letting you know the content was added to the page.  You can either select a second piece of content to add to the page section or click the link in the confirmation message to return to the menu where you can add content to sections of your page.

If you return to your page using the link in the confirmation message you should now see your piece of content added below the section you added it to.

If you visit your page's URL in your browser you should now see your piece of content on the page!

Congratulations!  You just added your first piece of content to a page!