Introduction to the Site Manager

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The Site Manager is the primary location in your account where you will go to edit and manage the pages of your site. In this section you can manage the content on your pages, edit the template, background properties, change the settings on the pages to hide the page, or make it password protected, and lastly manage your apps. You can get to the Site Manager from anywhere in your account by going to the Manage Pages tab.

 

My Pages

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When you initially create a website on Webs.com, you’ll be offered a few pages to start with. These pages are all listed under “My Pages”. From here you can add more pages and applications to enhance your website.

Switch Homepage

This allows you to set the first page your visitors will see when they visit your site. The default setting for this is “home.”

Reorder and Nest Pages

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You can easily change the order of pages in your site’s navigation menu. To reorder your pages, click and hold the left handle of the page’s name in your list of pages and move it up or down. You can also “nest” your page navigation by moving the handle slightly to the right and creating a “sub-page.”

 

Make sure that once you reorder or nest your pages that you save the changes by clicking the prompt that will appear in the lower left corner of your screen.

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Subpages

Subpages are pages that appear under a top level menu in your website's navigation bar.  This means you can add pages up to three menus down. Drag a page under another page and to the right to nest it under that page.

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Pages Vs. Applications

When building your site, it’s important to know the difference between “pages” and “applications.” Generally, pages have more flexibility with customization but may require more expertise. Applications are pre-formatted and require less setup.  

Some of our most popular applications -- Photo Gallery, Web Store, Guestbook-- are also listed as options when you select “add a new page” while clicking “add a new application” will take you to our full app store, which also features applications created by third-party developers.

Add a New Page

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Click the green “add a new page” button to create new page to your website. You’ll be given a choice of page types—page, forums, guestbook, videos, members, web form, wiki, external link, and an option to visit our application store.

Add an Application

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By clicking the blue “add an application” button, you’ll be taken directly to our App Store. You’ll recognize a few standard applications created by Webs, but we also feature a number of apps created by third parties.

Actions

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When you hover over a page name within your list of pages, options to manage that page are highlighted in color.

  • Edit (pencil): allows you to access the Site Builder for that page and make changes.
  • View (magnifying glass): allows you to view the current published version of the page.
  • Settings (gear):  “Settings” has replaced “rename” but it functions the same by allowing you to change the name of your page.
  • Protect (padlock): allows you to password protect your page.
  • Visible (eye): allows you to set the page’s visibility in the navigation menu. “Hidden pages” will be placed into their own menu directly beneath the list of non-hidden pages. NOTE: Designating a page as “hidden” will not delete your page, it will simply remove it from your website’s navigational menu.
  • Delete (x):  allows you to delete the page from your website.

 

Deleting A Page

When you delete a page, you will be asked to confirm with a prompt.

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Since some pages that show in your Site Manager are actually apps pages, you will be asked to confirm if you want to uninstall the application completely or just delete the page from your My Pages listing and your navigation. You can re-add the application page at any time.

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Hidden Pages

Hidden pages are pages that are hidden from your site’s navbar (the site navigation). Hidden pages will appear in separate section of My Pages.

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You can create a link to a hidden page in your Site Builder. Hidden pages are also useful as confirmation pages for your Web Forms or PayPal purchases.

You can make a hidden page visible at any time by clicking the eye icon in the Visible column.

Tip: Once you unhide a page it will not automatically go back to the same place it was originally in the navbar. You will need to make sure to drag it back to the section of the navbar or subnav where you want the link to appear.
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