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.
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.
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
The first column of icons indicates the page type.
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.
To add a web page from Page management, follow these steps:
The web page will now appear on your site (and in your site menu), subject to any access restrictions you have set.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To prevent any page from appearing on your site menu, follow these steps:
You can group site pages under one another to create a menu with multiple levels (up to three).
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.
To change the order of the pages in your site menu, just drag and drop them to new locations within Page management.
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.
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.
From the window that appears, you can enter the following information: