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Introduction

This article will describe the process of bulk adding pages to your Web site. Using the Bulk Add form will allow you to create multiple, blank Web pages at once. You may want to familiarize yourself with your site map, or directory layout before proceeding with a bulk addition of pages, as you will need to manually enter the location of the new pages in order to create them.

Step 1 - Go to your List of Pages

Click the link labeled "Pages," located in the menu at the top of your HillTop Dashboard. This will take you to a list of all pages on your Web site.

At this point, it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with your site map, or directory layout. Notice the navigational paths in the third column. These paths will begin with the "Home" directory, and a "/" character will designate subdirectories. For instance, in the path "Home / Faculty & Staff," Home is the top level directory, while Faculty & Staff is a subdirectory under the Home directory.

Seperate subdirectories under the "Home" directory can be created with the Bulk Add form, as well as further subdirectories nested within existing subdirectories.

Once you are familiar with your Web site's layout, and have determined the paths for your new pages, click the link labeled "+Bulk add Pages," located in the right margin.

Step 2 - Complete the Bulk Add Form

After clicking the link, you will be taken to a page containing the Bulk Add form, as seen in the image below. There are four sections to this form, including the Site Map section where you will manually enter the new page's titles and locations, which are described in detail in the following paragraphs.

Type

The "Type" will be set to "Website Page," by default. Unless you have requested a customized implementation of the Bulk Add tool, this will remain on the default setting.

Site Map

In the Site Map section, you will begin by entering the navigational path of the new pages. After typing out the path, you will add the titles of the new pages, as if they were a subdirectory at the end of the path.

Each line in the text box will cointain only one directory, subdirectory or page title. For example, after typing "Home" as the top level directory, you will then press Return/Enter on your keyboard and begin again on the next line.

Subdirectories and new page titles will be designated with "tabs," instead of a "/" character, as on the page list. For example, after typing "Home" and pressing "Return/Enter," you will then press "Tab" on your keyboard before typing out the subdirectory or page title under the "Home" directory.

You will add an extra "tab" for each subdirectory level. As seen in the above image, after typing "About Us," you would press "Return/Enter" and then "Tab" twice to ensure the new page titles are being created in the "About Us" subdirectory.

Once you have finalized your path, enter the titles of the new pages you will be creating on their own lines, inside the directory or subdirectory of your choice. For example, "Mission Statement," "Leaders," and "How We Started," in the above image are the new pages being created.

Use prior pages if exist?

Setting "Use prior pages if exist?" to "Yes" will create new, blank pages only if the titles you have entered do not already exist within your site layout. Setting this option to "No" will create all of the pages you have entered into the text box, including duplicate pages, if a page by the same name already exists. The "No" setting is only recommended if there are currently no existing pages in your site layout, and you are starting clean.

Make New Pages Active?

The default setting for "Make New Pages Active?" is "No." This ensures that the new, blank pages you are creating will not be publicly available. Setting the option to "Yes" automatically publishes the pages as they are created, making them viewable to website visitors. It is recommended to leave the option on its default setting until the page has been edited, and the appropriate content has been added. For more information on adding content to a page, click here.

Finish - Click Submit

After you have filled out the Site Map and selected your options, click "Submit" to add the pages you have created to your website.