"Landing pages" are pages without one primary chunk of content. Use them when you want a page with multiple content items of similar importance. They may be used as home pages, section home pages, galleries, etc. Only Site Builders and Widget Editors can create and edit Landing pages. To update content on Landing pages, use the "Customize this page" and "Change Layout" buttons at the bottom of the page (see Layouts and Widgets).
Landing pages are required if you would like to use the full-width Hero Widgets and Color Bands.
Landing Pages vs. Content Pages
Unlike Content pages, when you assign child Landing pages (sub-pages) to parent Landing Pages (top-level) pages, a local menu (sidebar) will NOT display on the left side of the page. When you assign child Content pages to parent Landing pages, a local menu will only display on the child Content pages (the local menu can also be turned off on Content pages if desired). For more information about the differences between Content Pages and Landing Pages, please see How do I know when to use a Content Page, and when to use a Landing Page?.
Landing Page vs. Home Page
There are some differences between your home page landing page, and other Landing pages that may exist on your website. Please see Edit the Home Page for more information about the home page.
How to Add Landing Pages
There is a "Summary" field available on Landing Pages. This may be useful if you want to feature Landing Pages in Listings widgets, and if you would like to improve search results. See Edit Summary for more information.
When you create a new Landing page:
- add a title
- add an optional summary (for Listings widgets)
- add an optional Featured Image (for Listings widgets)
- decide whether or not you would like the page to reside within a menu
- un-check "show page title" and "show breadcrumbs" for optimal display, especially if Hero widgets (Hero image and Color Band) will be used on the Landing page
See Figure 1, below, for a screenshot of the above list.
Once you've published your Landing page, the page will look like it has nothing on it. This is normal. To add content to the page, use the "Customize this page" and "Change this layout" options at the bottom of the page to add widgets. See Layouts and Widgets for more information.
See Figure 2, below.
Landing pages are the only content type that allows the use of Hero widgets. If you are using a Hero widget, you may want to uncheck the boxes for Show breadcrumbs and Show page title. You can use the page title as the text of your Hero widget.
Landing Pages and Local Menus
If you add a Landing page to a menu (you must add a Menu Link Title if so) and then add Content pages as sub-pages, the Landing page itself will not display a local menu containing the sub-pages. If you would like a sub-menu for your Landing page, use the "Add Submenu" widget option (see Types of Widgets).
However, the local menu will show up on the individual Content pages. See Figures 3 and 4, below.
If you would like to add sub-items to Landing pages and have no local menu anywhere (not on the sub-items as well as the top-level item), then you will need to create the sub-items as Landing pages as well. See Figure 5, below.