Frequently Asked Questions

Adding and Duplicating pages

Last Updated 2 years ago

This page covers information on how to add a new page, or duplicate an existing page.


Adding a new page

When creating pages on your site, it is important to consider what your top menu pages should contain, and what should be your sub-pages. A nicely organised menu and page structure makes it much easier for people to navigate your site.

When adding pages to the page panel, where you add your pages is reflective or your page structure. However your pages will not appear on the menu unless you publish them.

This help video shows you how to add a page:

Home/Index/Sub Pages

While there is really no difference between your home page and any other pages in terms of functionality, there always needs to be a home page for your site to function and have a page hierarchy starting point.

Home pages a.k.a. cover pages are bold landing pages used to make an enticing introduction to your website. This is also the most visited page on the website, by both users and search engines.

TIP: It is a good idea to test your load speeds after you have created a page, as the ideal load time should be around 3 seconds or less, and pages that are very image or video heavy can increase load times. Click here to learn more about working with page speeds.

To Add a Page

  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
    Either:
  2. Right Click on ‘Home’
  3. Select ‘Add’
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  4. or click the 'Add new page' button at the bottom of the left hand column
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  5. Enter Page details and Select a Layout. When selecting a layout, think of these as a faster starting point for how your page may look, but not the only way they can look. Click here to learn more about modifying and creating different page structures.
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  6. Apply
  7. From the bar above the page elect:
    1. 'Active‘ to make the page be available to show on the front end.
    2. 'Show On Menu’ to show on your site menu
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  8. Click Save

This page is now an index page and will appear on the site menu.

Sub Page

To Add a Sub Page

  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
  2. Right Click on the age under which you would link to create a sub page
  3. Select ‘Add’
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  4. Enter Page details and Select a Layout
  5. Apply
  6. Follow the rest of the same steps abve for adding a page.

This Page is now a sub-page and will appear in a drop-down menu as a navigation link under an index page.

To Edit a Page (Elements and Features)

  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
  2. Right Click on the page you want to edit
    1. or double click on the menu item
  3. Select ‘Edit’
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  4. Remember to click save once you are finished editing your page
To Delete a Page
  1. Go to ‘Page Editor’ on the Header
  2. Right click on the page you want to delete
  3. Select ‘Delete’
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  4. A Pop-up Warning: “Are You Sure” will appear. Select OK.

Your page has now been deleted.


Making a Page Active

When you first create a page, it will not be active. This allows you to work on the page without anyone being able to see it until you are ready.

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To make the page active for people viewing the page:

  1. On the top admin bar hover over 'Publish'
  2. Turn 'Publish' to On.
    1. If it is not on, then it will show a 404 error to anyone viewing the page.

Publishing a Page

Simply making a page active will not make it appear on the menu. This is because not all pages on the site should be on your top level navigation and may be linked only through page content.

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If you wish for the page to show on your navigation (tab) menu:

  1. On the top admin bar hover over 'Publish'
  2. Turn 'Show on menu' to On.
    1. If it is not on, then the page will still function, and simply not show on the menu.

Duplicating a Page

Steps for duplicating a page:

  1. Right click on the page you wish to duplicate on your page menu
  2. Click on the Duplicate option
  3. Your page has now been duplicated and will load for you to start editing.

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Your new duplicated page will not be published, so as not to be visible to anyone.
It is important to note, when duplicating a page most elements inside the page will be directly connected to the existing page and any other pages that contain these elements. Updating one, will update all elements across different pages.

This help video shows you how to duplicate a page for reuse in your Limecube website.


What are the advantages of duplicating a page? Often pages within your site will follow the same structure, with simply different content and images. Duplicating a page that has the right structure can save considerable time when creating new pages.

Important to note: Keep in mind that many plugins are not unique to the pages they are on. For example, a banner at the top of your page, if reused on another page will still be connected to a previous page. So editing one, will make the same edits to anywhere else it is used. So when you duplicate a page, if you wish the content of a plugin to be different, you should remove it from the duplicated version and recreate it.


Deleting a Page

To delete a page:

  1. right click the page and you'll be presented with different options, one of these being delete.
  2. press delete and then confirm.
It is important to note deleting a page is irreversible, so please do this with care.

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