How To Create New Pages
When you create a new page, you're actually creating the main part of it (the instance module) to which you can later add optional sections. Also, most instance modules may in turn generate multiple pages (e.g. Blog Listing, Blog Details) so, technically speaking, you'll be working with modules throughout the CMS.
Follow these exact steps:
1. Access the Site Structure option in the top menu of the CMS interface then click Instance Modules.
2. After you land on the Pages tab, click the Add New button located in the upper-right corner of the list box.
3. Select the Type of instance module on which the page will be based.
4. Optionally include the page in a Category to keep the site structure organized (you must create categories first).
5. Give the page a Name which will also appear in the front-end nav menu if you complete the next step.
6. Optionally add the page in the front-end nav menu (main, secondary or drop menus that you created) then click the Next button.
7. Complete the other general module settings then click the Save button.
The newly created page will appear in the left side column of the CMS interface, with the name you gave it, preceded by a colored file icon that signals its status.
* both optional steps can be performed later.
- If the Users premium module is installed, you'll also be able to edit a red-colored Privacy Settings box (at step 7) and grant access permissions to groups of users for every page (instance module).
- To add optional sections and assign layered backgrounds to the final page structure, go to the Media Inserts option in the top menu of the CMS interface.
Since 1 page = 1 module + optional sections, it's OK to refer to modules as pages for convenience purposes. Still, always keep in mind that the settings you make here only apply to the module in question, the rest of the sections have to be dealt with separately.
Page status types: pending, enabled & disabled
- orange file icon = the page is pending (displayed on the front end only to logged in admins).
- white file icon = the page is enabled (displayed on the front end).
- red file icon = the page is disabled (not displayed on the front end).
If you set a page to be accessible only after user login, its name from the left side column of the CMS interface will be followed by a smaller lock icon.
- the page is protected.
You'll notice a different icon when you create:
- page categories.