The Pages Dashboard is where you manage your site navigation, individual pages, event categories and - on some sites - business categories.
Spark location: Pages
This dashboard is divided into sections which represent your site's main navigation. Below the main section names are individual pages and sub-pages, along with event categories and sub-categories. Some sites also have business categories and sub-categories.
To quickly view your entire site map, click the gray EXPAND ALL button at the top-right corner of the list. You can close the list by clicking COLLAPSE ALL. You also can expand or collapse a specific section by clicking on the name in the blue bar.
To edit a navigation section, hover over the settings (sprocket) icon on the far right side of the bar and make a selection.
- Collapse or Expand the section
- Edit Section will allow you to change the name and decide if you want to repeat that navigation item in its own dropdown
- Hide or Show Inactive pages
- Add a New Page or Add a New Link to that section
The list of names below each section are the pages, categories and links which appear as dropdown options in your website navigation.
If a title is blue, that means it's active and visible on your site. If the title is grey, that means it's inactive. Inactive pages and categories will not be visible in your navigation and the pages will not be accessible if you share the URL.
At the bottom of the dashboard there's a key for each symbol you might see next to a page title.
Unlisted Page means that this page is not visible in the navigation. If the page title is blue but has an Unlisted icon next to it, that means it is active and you can share the URL of that page (via email or social media), but it can't be found in the navigation. When you create a new page, it's automatically marked as Unlisted so that it isn't visible on your website until you're ready to list it. This makes it easy for you to preview the page as you build it to ensure it looks 'just right' before you publish it. Another reason you might use this feature is to share a page with an internal group like staff, board, or vendors. Or, you might use an unlisted page as a landing page for a special offer that requires limited access.
Member Only Page is a feature for clients which require membership in order to access special parts of their site. If the Member Only feature is selected, it means that a user must be logged in to the member portal to access the page.
Static Link is a link to another page or website. You can add event or business pages to your dropdown, duplicate a page that "lives" under another section or link to an external website.
Category Link is a link to one of your business or event categories.
Password Protected page means you have set up that page to require a password in order to view it.
Hover over the title of the page and you can Edit, Copy, Deactivate/Activate, and Delete pages. Delete only appears after a page has been deactivated. You may also reorder your pages.
If you want to change the order of the pages in your navigation, or move a page from one section to another:
- Click & hold the up/down icon at the extreme left of each page title
- Drag the page to where you want it to appear in your navigation
- When you see the shadow in the right location, release your mouse. With that, you just re-ordered your navigation!
Three other symbols to note are the parent-page/category expansion buttons, the indent/un-indent buttons, and the pushpin icon:
- Click the + (plus) sign to expand that particular page or category to see the sub-categories or sub-pages below it. When it's expanded, you can click the - (minus) sign to collapse it again
- The green indent button will move a page (or category) to a sub-page of the page immediately above it. This will create an additional dropdown in your site navigation.
- The pushpin icon will add a page to the orange PINNED PAGES tab on the left edge of Spark. This tab shows a custom list of pages you've pinned, as well as recently visited pages (which can be pinned within the list). It's a great way to quickly access pages you use often.