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Working With Pages

There are many useful features provided by iWeb Composer web pages. Learning how to use them can make organizing your site much easier. Because pages have so much to offer, the various features are covered independently below. These features can be changed for a current page by clicking "Page Settings" while at the page.

Adding and Removing Pages
To add a new page to your site, click the plus symbol above the Pages frame. This brings up a new form that allows the setup of the attributes for the new page, many of which are discussed later. The most notable of these are the page title and the parent page. The page title is used to link to the page, and is also displayed on the page in a way determined by the working template. Because the title is used when linking to the page, you should be careful about changing it if other sites or inline links reference the page. If you change the title without updating these links they will no longer point to the correct page.

The parent page is what allows you to choose the placement of the new page in the site structure. iWeb Composer sites are organized into a tree (like a family tree) where every page (except the home page) has a parent. And every parent page can have one or more sub-pages or child pages. With this in mind it can seen that picking a parent page for the new page determines where in the site's tree of pages the new page will go.

Showing Sub-Links
Most pages need to have sub-links turned on. Without these links, users are not able to navigate to the sub-pages of the parent page. Exceptions to this rule include the home page, which does need sub-links because the pages under it are automatically given a top-level page link, and group pages (see below), which have their sub-pages linked through group links.

Making a Page a Group
Sometimes you have a set of pages that users will be constantly jumping around between. In this case, it would be inconvenient for them to have to go back to the parent page every time they want to switch between sibling pages. Instead, you can make the parent page a group, this forces a link to the parent page and every sub-page to be constantly available on all the pages under the group page, making it easy for users to jump around.

Showing Text Section Links
Text section links are a useful feature for long pages with many text sections. When text section links are turned on, a list of links is placed at the top of the page that allows users to jump down to each of the text sections within the page just by clicking on its title in the list. It also places a "Back to Top" link at the end of each text section that takes users back to the top of the page.

Splash Sections
In each iWeb Composer page there is a main content area where items such as text sections, forms, etc. can be placed. By turning on the splash section for a page, a new content area is created, which, depending on the template, is often a highlighted bar running down the right side of the page. This additional content area is useful for adding highlighted content, side notes, and other things that don't belong in the regular content area.




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