Page administration

The advantage of a web construction kit is also that you can easily create new pages in almost all systems without worrying that these pages are linked correctly with the navigation. This makes the system fully automatic. You can therefore move or rename pages and the navigation will always call up the correct pages. With manually programmed websites you have to make sure that all links still work when making such changes, because webbuilders are able to do this fully automatically, the probability that a visitor is linked to a non-existent page would be unlikely.

 

How is the Site Manager structured?

In the following we will show you the basic operation of the page manager and where to find all options. You can also find detailed information in the subpages to the right of the page manager.

The letters on the image above:

A) This page has an external link. This link is displayed directly. If you click on the page Home you will be redirected to our homepage.

B) This page is the start page. It therefore has the alias "index.html". It doesn't matter where in the tree the page is or what its name is. If you call up the link to the help page, this page is always displayed first.

C) This page links directly to the first subpage. Contents on the page are visible in admin mode, but are never displayed, because a visitor is always directed immediately to the subpage.

D) This page has (like most other pages in the picture) a meaningful alias name, nämlich page4-customer-neue-seite.html. This link is displayed in the browser and is much better for Google than for example 345.html. This is what a link looks like if no alias name is assigned. In this case the unique page ID is used.

E) This page is not visible in the navigation. This is indicated by the square brackets [] before and after the alias name. If you know the link you can open the page, because it is visible. We have hidden it because the contents are not yet ready.

F) This page is invisible. The entry therefore appears in red. Invisible pages can be called and edited as admin. However, it is not possible to access this page, even if you know the link. The system automatically forwards you to the index.html, the start page. Useful option if you don't want visitors to see this page, but you want to work on it.

G) The recycle bin is grayed out or disabled. That means you can't leave this page. The reason is simple. The page has subpages and if you were to leave this page, then all subpages would also be deleted and that could be dangerous.

 

The numbers in the dialog:

1) The title bar of the dialog. Click on the entry "Pages" in the main menu to open the page manager. Also called page management.

2) Information about the name of the active page, including the page ID, which is displayed in brackets.

3) Arrows for moving pages by mouse click. Moving up and down rearranges the page in the navigation, bringing it further forward or backward. Move to the left or right to move the page one level further down or up. Greyed out arrows mean moving is not possible.

4) With the first 3 icons you create pages - free versions have only one icon - and with the fourth icon you can copy the active page and its content on the page. The last symbol with the cross is used to move sides. The symbols under (7) have similar functions.

5) With the first symbol, the start flag, you make the active page the start page and the old start page becomes a normal page again. Here's what happens: The active page gets the alias "index.html" and on the old start page the alias is deleted and the ID number is reactivated.

With the second icon you protect a page. If it is protected, the third icon becomes active so that you can unprotect it again. The fourth icon, the pen opens the dialog to edit the page information .

6) You can preview the active page. This helps if you want to know what's on the site. You should only turn on preview when you need it because this function costs quite a lot of computing power.

7) Next to each page are 4 icons. Use the pen to edit the page information. This can also be done by double-clicking on the page. Use the plus sign to create a new, blank page. Since each plus sign belongs to exactly one page, the new page is always created below the page on whose plus sign you clicked. If you move the mouse over the page name, the whole line is marked so that you can see exactly where you are. The blue page symbol copies the corresponding page including content. And the trash is irrevocably destroying the page.

The dialogue in general

The Page Manager is a dialog that is always as large as possible and fills the entire browser window. If you make the browser larger or smaller, the dialog adapts. So you have as much space as possible. The page tree is on the left-hand side. Every page of your homepage is registered here. The tree consists of small, square “knots“. These “nodes“ symbolise the navigation points to which the pages are virtually attached. The knots are hung like a pearl necklace and connected by a dashed vertical line. This vertical line symbolizes a navigation level. The main level is represented by the very first, left “string of pearls“. At each “node“ is a horizontal, short dashed line connected to a side symbol with a green symbol. Otherwise a cross with 4 arrowheads is used to signal that you want to move something. The same purpose is also fulfilled by this symbol in the page manager.

The page name is displayed behind the page symbol and either the alias name is behind the page name or it is explained what kind of page it is. The individual page types are described here.
Subpages always have a main page. This is also displayed in the page tree. If a page has a bottom, then a “node“ is docked to the side symbol with the help of a vertical dashed line and at the first node the first bottom is also docked to the right. If there are several subpages, they are all linked to the corresponding main page via nodes and the nodes are connected with a vertical dashed line up to the last subpage of the main page.
Totally the tree including the first level can display up to 10 Level, which are all inserted further and further to the right.

When you have a page tree with subpages, you will see that the node of the main page, which has subpages, contains a horizontal line. This shows you that at this node there is a page with subpages and the pages are expanded. If you now click on this node, all subpages collapse and the dash becomes a plus sign. So if you want, you can collapse all subpages and display only the main pages on the first level. This folding has no effect on the view of your visitors, of course, but serves to make the operation easier for you and to keep an overview. Folding in has another special feature. All subpages of all levels to the right of the node are always collapsed. If you click on a node on the far left, all subpages of all levels are collapsed. If you click on a node in the third level, then only all subpages of the 4th level and all other existing levels are collapsed, as long as they are of course all on the side whose node you click on.

A few additional explanations to some functions...

Create Pages

There are 5 symbols to the right of the dialog under the arrows. The first 3 symbols allowed you to create single-column, double-column and triple-column new pages. If you click on one of the icons, a new, empty page will be created immediately. The page is inserted at the level where the currently selected page is located. The site gets the name “New site“ and of course a new unique ID. As a premium customer, you can now create any columns and rows on a page, so it doesn't matter which of the three symbols you use. You can quickly change the number of columns at any time.

Delete pages

You have two options.
The icons in the page tree. The red trash can is used for deleting.
By clicking on the icon on the right outside.Next to the 4 icons for creating and copying pages there is a fifth icon with a red circle containing a white cross If the recycle bin or the icon on the right is active, you can delete the selected page. If you have already created many pages and subpages, you will see that the recycle bin is sometimes deactivated. You can't just read pages like that.
Pages with subpages cannot be deleted immediately! Therefore the symbol for deleting is disabled.If a page can be opened and you click on the red trash or the symbol on the right, a warning message “Should the selected page including all contents really be opened?“ If you press Ok, the page will be irrevocably deleted and the content on the page will be deleted. This step is not possible.If you leave a page that has subpages, you must first delete or move the subpages until the page to be deleted no longer has subpages. Then you can do this too.

Edit pages

You can find the pen for editing pages directly in the tree for each individual page or right outside in the dialog next to the page protect icon.


Edit page does not mean editing page contents but only editing the page attributes.

Click on the edit icon (a double click on a page in the tree also works), a dialog opens with the following options:

Name = Here you enter the page name used in the navigation.
Title = The page title is entered here. Detailed description here.
Alias = The alias name is entered here. Detailed description here.
Tooltip = Here you can enter a text that appears when you move the mouse over a navigation point.
SEO
Keywords = Here you enter your keywords for this one page. Detailed description here.
Description = The description of the page is entered here. Detailed description here.
Visibility = Make pages visible or invisible. Detailed description here.
Target_window = This determines whether the page should be opened in a new window or in the window in which you are currently located. In most cases you should here “In the same window open“ what is the normal case.
linking = Herewith you start the different page types, which are treated in detail above. This is

Page - Detailed description here.
Navigation hidden - Detailed description here.
Navigation hidden - subpages visible - Detailed description here.
Directly at 1. Bottom - Detailed description here.
External link - Detailed description here.
linking to the blog - Detailed description here.

 

The dialog has a save and a cancel button. Changes you make here must be explicitly saved so that they can be applied. The page manager itself has only one close button. This has to do with the fact that everything you do in the page manager (moving, creating, copying, etc.) is saved immediately and is also visible to your visitors.

With that we would like to end the description of our page manager. Although you can do a lot with it, it is very easy to use and helps you to keep track of all your pages.