Page types

Finally, we would like to introduce you to the different types of pages and what they are used for. Then we only need to briefly show you where to find the individual settings and you can get the detailed information on each item in the previous description.

Normal Pages

When you create a page, it's a normal page by default. This means that the page is visible in the navigation, can be accessed by any visitor and contains neither an alias nor any information for Google. The page will open in the same window. This is very important and should only be changed if you know why you are changing it. The link leads directly to the page. If you don't give a name, the page will get the name “New page“.
Most pages you create will remain normal pages. However, you should always use the above tips to optimize the page.
A normal page is displayed in the page tree. The alias name is displayed in italics in lean font, not italic, in black and behind the name. If no alias name is assigned, there is the link with the ID, i.e. 1234.html, so that you can see at a glance if a page does not yet have a reasonable link. We recommend that you create the alias name together with the page name, then you won't forget that.

Hidden Pages

You can recognize hidden pages by the fact that the alias name is set in square brackets [] in the side bank. The page name is still displayed in black. What are hidden pages? And why do you need such “invisible“ pages?
Hidden pages are not displayed in the navigation. Your visitor cannot reach this page in the "normal way". But the page is quite visible. If the link to the page is known, the page can be displayed

Hidden pages - subpages visible

“Hidden pages - subpages visible“ you can recognize this by the fact that the alias name is set in square brackets [] in the side bank. The page name is still displayed in black. The display is therefore identical to the “normal hidden pages“. You must open the edit dialog for the page to see the difference.

Link directly to the 1st underside

The page name is displayed normally in the page tree. Since the page itself is only a placeholder, the alias name is hidden (it is superfluous to assign an alias name for this page) and instead the note „To 1. The photo collection is inserted in italics so that you can clearly see that these pages have a special function.

Example: You have divided a photo collection into 20 themes and each theme as a subpage. The main page you call “photo collection“. However, you have no idea what text you should include on this main page and find it superfluous to simply set links to the individual subpages on this page. If you put the main page “photo collection“ now on „linking directly to the 1st page“, then the following happens: Your visitor clicks on the page “Photo collection“, the page tree with all subpages opens and the system jumps to the first subpage where, for example, you present nature photos.

This has two effects:

  1. You have built a page into the navigation, which is only intended as a title and leads the visitor directly to the contents of the topic and that logically to the beginning
  2. The existing page is never displayed itself, therefore also no content needs to be installed.

 A quick and easy way to get some structure into the navigation and avoid having to add superfluous text pages.

Link to an external site

The page name is displayed normally in the page tree. Since the page itself is only a placeholder, the alias name is hidden (it is not necessary to assign an alias name for this page) and instead “Link:“ is inserted there and then follows the link you entered in the edit dialog. So you see immediately to which external page is linked.
This option is also very easy to explain. You merely ensure that a point appears in the navigation with which you can direct the visitor to an external page. This navigation point has its own page, but it will never be shown as long as the external link works. Application examples:

  1. You have an external shop and want to link directly there.
  2. You have an external forum and want visitors to reach the forum via navigation.
  3. You have a partner site that you would like to make available directly via navigation.

Link to the blog

The page name is displayed normally in the page tree. Since the page itself is only a placeholder, the alias name is hidden (it is not necessary to assign an alias name for this page) and instead the note “Zum Blog“ is inserted in italics, so that you can clearly see that these pages fulfill a special function. It doesn't matter what name you give the site. The function is performed independently of this. So instead of „blog“ you can also call the site „My thoughts…“ or whatever you like.

In contrast to many other construction companies, page4 has a “real“ blog. That means you write blog articles and do everything else on page4. our system automatically generates a blog navigation with the options you have set. Such a navigation must of course also have space to be displayed. This is best done in the sidebar. If you activate the blog, you can write and save texts. If you have a sidebar and set the design editor to show the sidebar's blob navigation, your visitors have access to your blog articles. But what if you don't have a sidebar and don't want one?

For this we have created the possibility to link a page with the blog. This page then appears in the navigation and when someone clicks on it, because an overview of all blog articles is displayed on a page and if you have a pop-up navigation, the most important sub-pages of the blog appear under the navigation point for the blog. If you have a shared navigation, these pages will appear in the sidebar, where the other subpages are displayed.

For technical reasons the display of the blog navigation is limited if you don't embed the blog directly in the sidebar, but only link a page with the blog. If you're using a sidebar anyway, you'd better embed the blog completely instead of using the option described here.

Invisible Pages

The page name and all information are displayed in red. So you see immediately if pages are invisible.

Why invisible pages?
Invisible pages are really invisible. Your visitors cannot reach these pages, even if the link is known. When a link to an invisible page is called, the system recognizes this and redirects the request to the "next" page. This “position“ refers to the position of the page in the page tree of the page administration. The main level is normally displayed horizontally, which means that the first page in the page tree at the top is the far left navigation point, the bottom page in the page tree in the first level is the far right navigation point, provided all navigation points fit into one line. If you call up an invisible page, the page to the left of it is displayed in a horizontal navigation, if that is possible.
invisible pages are an option to prepare complete pages without visitors being able to call up these pages. Because in admin mode you can of course access and edit this page.

Protected pages

The page name and all information is displayed in blue. So you see immediately if pages are protected.

Aktuell you can only set up one protected area and therefore only one password for it. It is already planned to create as many areas as desired. But we can't say when we have time to do it. We have our sights set on 2016.

Any number of pages can be protected. As soon as a visitor has accessed the first protected page with the help of the password, he has access to all other protected pages, provided this is permitted by the navigation. The protection of a page does not take place in the editing dialog of the page but via the icons which are displayed on the right in the page administration. The reason is simple. If you are protecting a page that has subpages, these will automatically be protected and you will need to explicitly edit individual subpages to remove the protection. Conversely, if you remove the protection of the main page, the protection of all subpages will be removed. Main page here is the page to which the subpages are bound.

Dherefore it is much easier to simply select a page in the page tree (this is then displayed in bold) and can protect the page with a click on the red lock on the right in the dialog and if thereby more pages are protected, you will see this immediately. It is just as easy to unlock a protected side. Simply select in the tree. If the page is protected, the red lock will be deactivated and the green lock will be active. One click and you will immediately see which pages are unlocked.

important: The password for protected pages and some options can be found in the main dialog “Options“ and there under the menu item “General settings“ on the tab “Advanced“. This will change in the course of the update and when it does, we will of course adjust this help.

Final note on the page types

That's a lot of specialty stuff, and you won't need a lot of it so often. However, these options give you the option to display almost everything on your website.

In conjunction with the ability to include links in plain text, create special content elements that can create a link list and the ability to place linked text in the header, footer and sidebar, you can include almost any navigation option imaginable.

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