Documentation

Introduction

The following steps explain how to add a new Web page to your site.

1) Click the "Pages" Link
After logging in, click the link labeled "Pages," located at the top of the HillTop Dashboard.  

Pages link

2) Click "Add new Page"
After clicking the link, you will be taken to a list of existing pages on your site. In the right margin, click the link labeled "+Add new Page."

Add new Page link

3) Complete the Form
Depending on your specific User permissions, you may not see each section as displayed in this tutorial. This is a feature of the HillTop CMS and will not prevent you from creating a new page. The asterisk * indicates a required field, and the page will not submit if that field is not filled. 

Add page form part 1

1) Type: If the site includes support for multiple page types, a selection can be made from this drop-down menu. Unless directed, this field should be left at the default "Website Page" setting.

2) Title*:  This will be the public facing title of your Web page, which appears at the top of a new page.

3) Name*: This will be the internal designation for your page, and determines the URL (ex. http://docs.hilltopcms.com/v1.1/index.cfm?p="Name-Goes-Here"). This field will atuo-complete, and does not require further input. 

Note: Spaces and special characters (!,#,%,etc.) will result in an error, if you choose to edit this field.

4) Subtitle: This field is used to add an optional subheading under the page's title. This will only appear if supported by your Web site's skin. 

5) Byline: This field is used to add the page author's name below the title, or subtitle. Like the subtitle, this will only appear if supported by your Web site's skin.

6) Section*: Selecting the appropriate "Section" is critical. This field determines the path of your Web page within your site's layout. By selecting the correct section, your page will be properly displayed in menus and sidebars on the site. 

For example, if you are creating a page for a news article, you would select "Home / News" as the section.

Note: If "Home" is selected, or no selection is made, and "Show in Menus?" is set to "Yes," the page will be displayed in the main navigation menu on your home page.

Add page form part 2

7) Active:  Choose whether the page is active on inactive on the site. Setting "Active?" to "Yes" will publish the page to the site, allowing visitors to view the page. Choosing "No" will hide your page from the public site.  An inactive page can be edited or updated, and reactivated for later use, by editing the page properties.

8) Show In Menus: The Show in Menus option is used to designate whether someone can reach the Page through the menu system for your site. If "No" is selected, then the only way for visitors to reach the page are through hard coded links (see WYSIWYG Toolbar), or by manually typing in the page URL. Set this option to "No" if you want to Preview the page before others can view it.

9) Locked: This option prevents others from being able to edit the page.

10) Image:  This allows an image to be associated with a page. In other parts of HillTop, you can insert what is called a Page Browser on a web page. This will allow a user to scroll through a list of all of the images that have been associated with pages and then select which page they would like to go to.

11) Abstract: This is used to provide a short description of the page's content, and can be displayed within a Page Browser.

Add page form part 3

12) Redirect to a Page: Use this option to forward a link to this page to an alternate page within your HillTop site.

13) Redirect to a URL: This option forwards links to a Web page on an external site (ex. http://www.google.com).

Add page form part 4

14) Affiliations: If your site uses Labels to catagorize content, this section allows you to attach them to the page. To attach a Label to the page, click the "expand all" link to view the list of Labels, then click the checkbox next to the Label(s) you wish to attach.

15) Page Layout: The Rows option allows you to modify your Web page layout by adding full width, or seperated rows. Certain Content Elements can be placed within the sections created here to customize the look of your page.  The Custom Variables field is for developer use only.

16) Permissions*: This section allows Web page owners to add or remove Users to/from their Web page, and assign to them the permissions of Owner, Editor, or Viewer.

17) Layout: The layout options allow you to use custom layouts for your Web pages, created by client requests for special features. If you would like to request a custom layout for your pages, contact support@gslsolutions.com.

Add page form part 5

18) Require Account:  This function is not currently supported by the HillTop, and can be ignored.

19) Requires SSL:  Changing this option from its default setting requires an SSL certificate. If the page you are creating will include the submission of any personal or financial information, such as a donation, order, or contact form, an SSL certificate is required.

If you site currently has an SSL certificate, and you are creating a webform that collects personal information, select "Yes." For more information, contact support@gslsolutions.com.


Finish - Click "Submit"

After you have completed the form, click the "Submit" button to add your new page to the Web site. When clicking the "Pages" tab, in the top menu of your HillTop Dashobard, your new page will now appear in the list.

You can return to modify the settings and information in this form at any time, by editing the page properties. To do this, click the "Pages" link, located in the top menu of your Dashboard. From your list of pages, locate the page you wish to modify, then click the Properties button (gear icon) to the left of the title.