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Overview

From the Page management screen, you can add, customize, and delete pages appearing on your Wild Apricot site. For each page, you can set the page name, URL, type, and access permissions.

You can add as many sites pages as you want. Pages are automatically added to your site menu, though you can hide them and restrict access to them.

You can also add new pages from your site pages. For more information, see How to add web pages.

To access the Page management screen, click Page management under the Web pages tab.

The Page management screen lists all the pages on your site, and the settings for each page.

Page management screen

New trial accounts come with a few sample pages to help you get started. You can modify these pages or delete them as needed.

When you are finished managing your pages, click Save all changes.

Page settings icons

On the Page management screen, page settings are represented by icons, and the meaning of the icons is explained in the legend in the upper right corner.

Page setting icons

Page type

The first column of icons indicates the page type.

Icon Description
Content page. Content pages display what content you choose to add, such as text, pictures, videos, links, etc.
Functional page. Functional pages display predefined information such as blogs, forums, event registration, and membership registration. For a description of each functional page type, see Functional pages.

Page access

The second column of icons are the access icons. These indicate the type of users who can view the page. For more information, see Page access and visibility.

Icon Description
Anybody. Anyone can view the page, whether they are members or not, and logged in or not.
Members. Access is restricted to certain membership levels or selected member groups.
Admin only. The page can only be viewed by a site administrator.

Adding pages

To add a web page from Page management, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Add new page button. You can now choose the page settings for the new page.


    Adding a web page

  2. Enter a name for the new page.
  3. If you want the page to have a special or easy to remember address, enter a custom URL.
  4. Select the page Type.
  5. Click the Page template list box and choose the layout you want to use, or the type of functional page you want to create. You can change the layout later (see Layouts). You cannot, however, change the page type.
  6. If you are ready for the page to go public, click Anybody under Access. If you want to restrict access to site administrators, click Admin only.
  7. Click Close.
  8. If you want to restrict access to the page to selected membership levels or member groups, create a Restricted Access Section functional page (unless one already exists) and drag the new page under it. For more information, see Restricting page access by member level or group (below).
  9. Click Save all changes.

The web page will now appear on your site (and in your site menu), subject to any access restrictions you have set.

Changing page settings

When you add a new page, you can modify the settings for the page. To change the settings for an existing page, click it within the page list then modify the page settings on the right. When you are finished modifying the page settings, click the Close link. When you are finished managing your site pages, click Save all changes.

The following page settings are available.

Page name

The name of the page as it appears in the site menu and within the breadcrumbs that show your current location within the site hierarchy.

Page name in menu and breadcrumbs

Custom URL

If you want the page to have a special or easy to remember address, you can enter a custom URL. For example, instead of an address like:

your page could have an address like

You can enter a custom URL for any Wild Apricot page except for the homepage. When you enter a custom URL, just enter the portion that follows the slash. In the above example, you would just enter About.

For more information on custom URLs, see Custom URLs.

Type

There are two types of Wild Apricot site pages: content and functional. Content pages display what content you choose to add, such as text, pictures, videos, and links. Functional pages display predefined information such as blogs, forums, event registration, and membership registration. For a description of each functional page type, see Functional pages.

You choose the page type when you create the page – you cannot modify the page type later. The type you choose determines the options available in the Page template drop-down.

Page template

The options appearing in the Page template drop-down depend on whether the page type is content or functional. For content pages, the Page template drop-down displays different layout options, each with varying number of sections in different sizes and orientations. For functional pages, you use the Page template drop-down to select the type of functional page you want to add. For a description of each functional page type, see Functional pages.

With content pages, you can select a different layout option later. With functional pages, you cannot select a different functional page type after you have added the page and saved your changes.

Access

The Access options controls what type of visitor – members, administrators, the general public – can view the page, whether through the site menu or directly via a page URL. If a visitor to your site does not have permission to access a page, it will not appear in the site menu for that person. Your site menu, therefore, may display different sets of pages depending on whether the visitor is logged in as a member or not, and what their membership level is.

The following access options are available.

Option Description
Anybody Anyone can view the page, whether they are members or not, and logged in or not.
Selected membership levels Only members who belong to one of the selected membership levels can view the page. When you click this option, check boxes appear for each membership level you have set up. Check each of the levels you want to grant access to. This option is only available when adding or modifying a restricted access section functional page.
Selected groups Only members in the selected member groups can view the page. When you click this option, check boxes appear for each member group you have set up. Check each of the groups you want to grant access to. This option is only available when adding or modifying a restricted access section functional page.
Admin only Page can only be viewed by a site administrator. For all others, the page will not appear in the site menu. You might want to leave new pages as Admin only while you are setting the page up so you can preview it before it goes live.

To restrict the page to certain membership levels or member groups, you must first create a functional page with the Restricted Access Section (RAS) type. Functional pages of this type are used to group pages that share the same access restrictions.

The first restricted access section page you create will act as the home page for your members. After they log in, this will be the first page they see.

Within the access settings for the restricted access section page, you choose which membership levels or member groups are to be granted access to the restricted pages.

Restricting page access

Next, you drag and drop the pages you want to restrict under the restricted access section page within the page hierarchy. In this way, the pages become subpages or children of the restricted access section page and automatically inherit its access restrictions.

Restricted access pages

Restricted access section pages and their children are hidden from visitors to your website and only shown to authorized members after they log in. A lock icon appears next to the name of the restricted pages within the site menu.

To provide visible access to restricted pages, so that visitors and logged out members know they exist, you can create an unrestricted page with links to the restricted pages.

Access restrictions apply to the page itself and not to any resources (graphics, links, etc.) appearing on the page. Resources appearing on a restricted page can theoretically be accessed by non-members if they have been provided with a direct link (URL) to the resource.

Customizing web pages

You can customize a functional page by changing its introductory text, page-specific settings, and look and feel. For more information, see Functional pages.

For information on editing content pages, see Editing web pages.

For information on customizing the look and feel of either content or functional pages, see Customizing the appearance of your site and Advanced site customization.

Hiding pages from the menu

Pages with an Access setting of Anybody will automatically appear as menu options. If you want, you can hide these pages so they don't appear as options in your site menu, but are still accessible via a link. For example, you might want to have your terms of use and privacy policy pages appear as links on your page footer but not in your menu.

To prevent any page from appearing on your site menu, follow these steps:

  1. Create a top level content page (not a restricted access section functional page) and set Access to Admin only.
  2. For the page you want to hide, set Access to Anybody and make the page you want to a child or sub-page of the admin-only page created in the previous step.

Grouping pages into multiple levels

You can group site pages under one another to create a menu with multiple levels (up to three).

Multi-level menu

To group page A under page B – so that page A becomes a child of page B – you drag and drop page A onto page B within the page list.

Dragging and dropping a child onto a parent page

You can make any page a child of another page, except the Home page, which can neither be a child or parent of another page.

Sub-pages appear indented within the Page management list. In the following example, the Contact page is a child or sub-page of the About page.

Pages and sub-pages

To promote a child page or demote a parent page, simply drag the page to the desired position within the page hierarchy. For more information, see Subpages and multi-level pages.

Reordering pages

To change the order of the pages in your site menu, just drag and drop them to new locations within Page management.

Deleting pages

To remove a page, click it within the list then click Delete. If, after clicking Delete, you decide not to remove the page, click the Restore link before saving your changes.

Setting meta-tags

You can assign global meta-tags to be applied to all pages on your Wild Apricot site, and override the global meta-tags for individual pages. Meta-tags are HTML elements used to provide information about a page, redirect a page, and load scripts or styles.

To define meta-tags for individual pages, click the Meta-tags link for the page within Page management.

Meta-tags link

From the window that appears, you can enter the following information:

Section Description Example
Page title By default, the page title inserted in the <title> tag and displayed on the page tab in your browser is formed by combining your organization name and the page name, as defined in Page management. If you want to specify your own page title without changing the page's menu name, uncheck Use automatically generated page title and enter a title. Home of the IAT
Keywords Site keywords to be inserted in the <meta name="keywords"> tag. If you want to override the global keywords, uncheck Use default and enter the keywords for this page. typographers association,typography association,typeface designers,font designers,typography,typographers,fonts,typefaces,typographer
Descriptions Description to be inserted in the <meta name="description"> tag. If you want to override the global description, uncheck Use default and enter a description for this page. International Association of Typographers - association for typographers, typeface designers, font designers, and other typography professionals
Raw Headers HTML code to be inserted in the <head> tag. You can insert code here to redirect a page, insert widgets for social media sites such as Facebook, and add a favorites icon – also known as a favicon, shortcut icon, or website icon – to the page tab and address bar for your site. If you want to override the global raw headers, uncheck Use default and enter the raw headers for this page. <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/ico" href="/Resources/Pictures/favicon.ico"  />
Where Use default is checked, any changes to the global meta-tags will be automatically applied. Where Use default is unchecked, change to global meta-tags will only applied if you click the Reset all pages to use this button from the global meta-tags screen.

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