Website Pages and Menus

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Website Pages and Menus

 

Visitors interact with your website through its menus and pages, so it’s important to know how to change, add, and remove them.

 

Getting Started

Whenever you’re editing your website, a left-hand editing panel displays with three tabs: Pages, Design, and Settings. All changes to your site’s menus and pages take place in the Pages tab, which displays the layout of your website.

 

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Header

The Header section contains all the items available in your site’s main navigation. You can add pages, menus, or links. In the sidebar, each of these options has its own icon:

 

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Adding a Page

You can add new pages to your site by clicking Add page. The “Page Name” is the wording that will display in your main navigation. Your website will provide a corresponding URL by default, but you can also customize the link. When you’re ready, click Create.

 

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You can add existing pages to your main navigation. Selecting pages from your footer will create links in your navigation while adding pages from your unlinked section will move them to the main navigation. If necessary, you can select multiple existing pages at the same time.

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New Menu

Menus are like expandable folders in your navigation. They help you maintain a clean, organized look. To add a page to a menu, simply drag and drop.

 

Links

Links direct individuals to pages on other websites.

 

Footer

The footer section shows all the links that will display in your website’s footer. In this section, you can include:

  • Pages that are housed exclusively within your footer.
  • Links to existing pages. Selecting Existing Page from the drop down next to Add page allows you to link to pages in your main navigation.
  • Previously unlinked pages. From the Add page drop down, you can also select an Unlinked Page, or drag and drop individual unlinked pages to your footer section.
  • Any external page on the Internet.

 

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Unlinked

Unlinked pages are not linked to in the visible menus found in the header or footer. Typically, you’ll link to these pages from somewhere else in your website.

 

For example, if you create a page for your summer VBS and want to reduce clutter in your navigation menu and footer, you can place the page link directly on your main Children's Ministry Page.

 

Retired Pages

With Faithlife Sites, you’ll never lose your content—even if you remove the page from your website.

 

A retired page remains fully intact and can be easily reinstated by setting its Status to Published or Draft. This will return it to its previous location with all its original content.

 

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