When you're writing a regular blog entry, you write a post. Posts, in a default setup, appear in reverse chronological order on your blog's home page. Pages are for content such as "About," "Contact," etc. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and are often used to present timeless information about yourself or your site -- information that is always applicable. You can use Pages to organize and manage any content.
In addition to the generally required "About" and "Contact" Pages, other examples of common pages include Copyright, Disclosure, Legal Information, Reprint Permissions, Company Information, and Accessibility Statement.
In general, Pages are very similar to Posts in that they both have Titles and Content and can use your Event Smart Theme templates files to maintain a consistent look throughout your site. Pages, though, have several key distinctions that make them quite different from Posts.
What Pages Are:
- Pages are for content that is less time-dependent than Posts.
- Pages can be organized into pages and subpages.
- Pages may have a more complex array of readily available display adjustments when using sophisticated Themes with extensive customization.
- In essence, Pages are for non-event content. It is possible to remove all or most Events from your Event Smart site, and thus to create a standard non-event website.
What Pages are Not:
- Pages are not Events or Posts. They do not cycle through your blog's main page.
- Pages cannot be associated with Categories and cannot be assigned Tags. The organizational structure for Pages comes only from their hierarchical interrelationships, and not from Tags or Categories.
- Pages are not files. They are stored in your database just like Posts are.
- Pages are not included in your site's news and events feed.
- Pages, Events, and Posts may attract attention in different ways from humans or search engines.
- Pages (or a specific post) can be set as a static front page if desired with a separate Page set for the latest blog posts, typically named "blog."
To create a new Page, log in to your Event Smart installation with sufficient admin privileges to create new articles. Select the Administration > Pages > Add New option to begin writing a new Page.
Organizing Your Pages
Just as you can have subcategories within your Categories, you can also have subpages within your Pages, creating a hierarchy of pages.
For example, a Event Smart site for a travel agent may feature an individual Page for each continent and country to which the agency can make travel arrangements. Under the Page titled "Africa" would be subpages for Lesotho, Cameroon, Togo, and Swaziland. Another parent Page "South America" would feature subpages of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Your site would list:
- South America
To create a subpage
- Go to Administration > Pages > Add New panel.
- In the right menu, click the "Page Parent" drop-down menu. The drop-down menu contains a list of all the Pages already created for your site.
- Select the appropriate parent Page from the drop-down menu to make the current Page a child Page.
- Add content to the subpage.
- Click Publish when ready.
When your Pages are listed, the Child Page will be nested under the Parent Page. The Permalinks of your Pages will also reflect this Page hierarchy.
In the above example, the Permalink for the Cameroon Page would be:
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