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Types of web pages

In addition to normal web pages there are several special facilities which we thought ought to be listed here.

Home page: In order for your web site to be 'live' and immediately visible from your domain name, so that people typing get to your website, you need to have a home page. This has to be called either index.html, index.php (preferably) or index.htm - all lower case. Without this page, your website will cease to be available via the normal route - although people could get to your site pages if they already have them in favourites or have links to them. Be careful therefore to keep a page named index.php as the file name! We have built safeguards in if you try to unpublish, rename or delete this page.

General: Most of the time, you simply add web pages and edit them and then, when you publish, they will be linked in using the automated menu system (provided you have the marker in your template).

Password protected: If you want some content to be private, you can password protect a page or more of your website.

Forms: There is nothing special about a form page, other than it is where someone can enter information to make an enquiry to you. See the form facility explanation for further information

Pages not on the menu: If you don't want a page to appear on the menu automatically, then use this facility, in the page properties page. You can then link to it manually if you require it.

Thank you pages: These are pages which are not on the menu and which are used specifically to give a thank you message after a form has been sent. As standard, a form will look for a page called thankyou.html to go to after it has been sent. You need to create this or if you wish it to be called something else, then you need to specify that in the form set up (see hidden fields).

Templates: These are special pages used as the basis of other web pages. You set the overall look and feel of the web site as a whole or a section. The ordinary web pages are then based upon these and place their content within a specific area of the site.

E-commerce templates: Certain pages are specifically used if you wish to have e-commerce on your site. They are static .html pages but the system uses them to put the content in in real time. There are four such pages:
Sales - used for the lists of categories on the site
Category - lists thumbnails of the products
Product - shows the product details and allows a purchase
Cart - Shows the cart contents.

Use the page choices page to set which type a page is. You will then need to insert the special markers to show where the e-commerce details wil be put.

Last update: 17.12.2016