Basic Page Content

Description

A majority of your site will consist of basic pages that contain a title and a body. The body can be any combination of formatted text and images.

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Rich Text Editor

Basic Page RTE
Example of the basic page editor

The image on this page shows an example of the fields you should expect to see when adding a new basic page. The body of the page is generated using the rich text editor (RTE).

For more information using the RTE please view the following: Working With the Rich Text Editor.

When creating or updating a basic page you have several publishing options you can configure. See Content Settings for more information on these options.

 

Usage

 

Creating a new page

To create a new page,

  1. Navigate to Add Content > Add Basic Page using the administrative toolbar
    • This will bring up the content edit form for the Basic Page content type.
  2. Provide a Title for you page
  3. Provide content for the Body of your page
  4. Click Save 
    • Note: If you navigate away from this page without clicking the Save button, your changes will be lost.

 

Adding the page to the Menu

Whether you a adding a new page or editing an exisiting one, you can add a page to the menu by:

  1. Scolling to the bottom of the basic page editor screen to find the content settings
  2. In the Menu Settings tab, check the option Provide a menu link
  3. Choose the Parent Menu Item
    • The page you are adding or editing will be a subnavigation and appear under the page you choose in this step
    • To have the page as a top level menu item, select <Main Menu>
Page menu settings
Figure 1. Adding the page to the menu.

For more information on how to manage the menu, see Managing the Menu.

 

Giving the page a custom URL alias

In some situations, you may wish to give your page a custom path to have an easier to type URL. In general, we recommend using the default settings.

To override the default settings do the following:

  1. Click on the URL path settings tab in content publishing settings section at the bottom of the basic page editor screen
  2. Uncheck the option Generate automatic URL alias
  3. Enter your alias in the URL alias field
    • The www.utm.utoronto.ca/your-subsite/ portion will be added automatically
    • Note: only enter the portion after your subsite name (a relative path) with no leading or trailing slash or your page may become inaccessible. For example: path/to/your/page
Page url alias settings
Figure 1. Creating a custom alias for "my-custom-url". This will result in the page being located at www.utm.utoronto.ca/your-subsite/my-custom-url

For more information about URL aliases, see URL aliases.

 

Removing a page

  1. Navigate to Find Content > Find Pages (including Webforms)
  2. In this page, all of your pages will be listed. Find and click on the item you would like to edit.
  3. In the content page, click Edit
  4. To remove an item from display considerations, you can do so with one of two ways:
    • Unpublish (Recommended)
      • At the bottom of the page under Publishing Options, uncheck the "Publish" option
      • Save
      • Note: You can re-publish the item by checking the "Publish" option again and saving
    • Delete
      • Note: This action is permanent and there would be no way to recover data once it is deleted. This should be done only for pages that for sure you wouldn't need in the future.
      • Click the delete button at the bottom of the page and confirm

 

Best Practices