Create Content Pages

Overview of Content Pages

Most likely, you will find that the majority of your content will be created as "Content pages." A Content page is a standard webpage, with one primary chunk of content, and is likely in the main menu of your site.

Start with Content Pages as you build out your site, then add FAQs, News Items, and Landing Pages and additional widgets (Site Builders and Widget Editors only) as additional content. For a breakdown of available content types in Open Berkeley, see Content Types.

Important Note about Customizing Content Pages

If a Site Builder or Widget Editor chooses to use a different layout and add other widgets to a Content page, then the "Body" area is still considered the main content of the page (accessed through the "Edit" tab, as opposed to "Customize the page" at the bottom of the page).

Take care when moving the "This node content" to other regions on the page, and as much as possible, keep the main content of the customized page in the "Edit" tab (i.e., "this node content"). 

If your page doesn't have one primary piece of content that's contained/featured in the "Body" field of the page, and instead is going to feature several widgets of equal importance, then perhaps a Landing page is a better fit (Site Builders/Widget Editors only). 

How to Add a Content Page

Select "Content Page" from your admin menu or dashboard. Enter a title for your page. You will want to create meaningful (and short, if possible) titles that will show up properly when users search for content. 

From there, add additional text, links, images, attachments, tables, etc. to the "Body" field of the Content page. Site Builders can add Content pages to a menu if desired

Local (Sidebar) Menu on Content Pages

By default, when you assign child Content Pages (sub-pages) to parent  (top-level) pages, a local menu (sidebar) will display on the left side of the page. Local menus are helpful for site visitors (to let them know where they are within the overall structure of the site), but if desired, the local menu can be turned off. See Local (Sidebar) Menu