Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Web

A service provided by the University CMS Team

Standard Page

A Standard page accommodates the majority of content for most sites; it is the default page type and should be used for anything not suited for the special page types.

Standard pages include the following features:

  • Hero (optional)
  • Selection of content types
  • Flexible page options for simple or complex layout
  • Ability to add multiple content areas
Example of full standard page.

Example of a Standard page

Create a New Standard Page

  1. Select the folder in the asset tree where you want to create the new page. (Need a new folder? Create it first.)
  2. Click Add Content > Page
  3. Complete the required information
    1. Page Name - Enter the system name for the page (displayed in the asset tree and live URL); follow the requirements provided in the interface
    2. Placement Folder - This will reflect the selected folder; click on folder to change if necessary
    3. Title - Enter the user-friendly name displayed in the navigation
    4. Description - Enter a summary of the page; used by search engines
    5. Hide from Navigation - To prevent page from displaying in the navigation, change to Yes; leave at the default No to include it
  4. Social Media Image (optional) - To use a different image for social media other than the one specified in the setup, Choose File to browse and select the image
  5. Add page elements; select an element below and follow the steps
Creating a new standard page.

Creating a new Standard Page.

Add Page Elements

Page elements can be grouped into two general regions, Hero and Content.

Hero (optional)

Example of a hero with kiltie band

Wow your website visitors with a gigantic visual at the top of your page.

Add a Hero

Content

Example of a photo grid

This is where you put your stuff! Options galore for your content and more.

Add Content

Tabs

While creating or editing a page, tabs are available at the top of the edit window to configure additional settings.

Page tabs

Content

The interface to edit a page's content including:

  • Title -  User-friendly name that appears in the navigation and is important for search engine optimization
  • Description - Page summary used for search engines
  •  Navigation - Whether or not to include the page in the navigation
  • Content - All the content you put on a page include text, images, media, etc.

Metadata

  • Display Name - The option to specify a different name from page Title for the navigation
  • Summary, Teaser, Keywords, Author - Leave blank; not used or not recommended for pages
  • Schedule a Task - Schedule the initial publish using Start Date or set a Review Date; Note: End Date and Expiration Folder are not currently functional

Configure

Settings not mentioned below should not be modified unless inserting a custom page script.

  • Include when indexing - Allow the page to be included in the navigation and featured in Bio/News/Course index pages
  • Include when publishing - Allow the page to be included when publish jobs are performed on the page or a parent folder. More on publishing.
  • Maintain absolute links when rewriting - Leave unchecked; enabling this setting will cause images and links to break on the live site

Fullscreen

Change the size of the edit window to fullscreen, or revert to original size.

Save & Preview button
Done? Preview Draft or ⋮ Submit.
Learn about the save options.