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UPDATE: Archived Pages
Congregate v6.3.1 introduced the ability to archive pages before permanently deleting them, replacing the “Delete” button with “Archive.” The archive option is not seen in the video above, but is described below.

You can add an unlimited number of pages to your Congregate website. Pages can be public or member-only accessible and pages can be custom ordered (or even hidden) in your navigation menu. 

Creating a Page

    1. To create a new page, click “New” under Website CMS > Pages > Manage inside of Congregate Admin.
    2. Select if you wish to show the page in your navigation menu by checking the “Show in Menu” checkbox.
    3. Title the page using the “Page Title” field (and if you’d like the page to have a different title in your navigation menu, enter an alternative title in the “Menu Title” field).
    4. If you wish to have your page redirect to another website or page (instead of displaying this page itself), enter a URL in the “Redirect” field. You can also choose to have the linked page open in a new window/tab if you wish (if you don’t want visitors to navigate away from your site). When users click on this page in your navigation menu they will be redirected to the URL you provide.
    5. For search engine optimization purposes, enter any comma-separated keywords and a brief description of your page’s content in the “Meta Keywords” and/or “Meta Description” fields. Both are optional.
    6. Check the “Active” checkbox to have your page displayed on your site. Uncheck the box if you want the page hidden from display. Use this feature if you want to start developing a page and return to editing/publishing it later.
    7. If your template supports a featured image and you’d like to use a custom image, upload and select the image using the “Featured Image” field.
    8. Use the built-in page editor to design the content on your page. The editor allows you to add and format text, insert images, tables, links, embed objects, and even edit/add your own HTML code. For more information on inserting/resizing images or inserting a Google map, Facebook box, YouTube video, etc. please see our quick tip videos.
    9. Click “Save” to save your page. Click “Cancel” to discard any changes.
Public vs. Member Pages
By default, your pages are public. If you wish for a page to be protected and only visible to members, follow the instructions below to make your page a child page of your “members only” page. Any child page under your “members only” parent page will be visible only to members.

Managing Pages

To manage your pages, click “Manage” under Website CMS > Pages inside of Congregate Admin. There you will find a listing of all your current pages.

To edit a page, simply click its edit button.

To archive (i.e., remove) a page, simply click its archive button. Note that if you archive a parent page that has child/sub-pages, all child/sub-pages will be archived.

To delete an archived page, simply click the delete button next to the page under the “Archived Pages” section. Only archived pages can be deleted.

To restore an archived a page, simply click the restore button next to the page the “Archived Pages” section. Note that restored pages will appear at the bottom of your page list and you can manually re-order and move the page into the position you desire (restoring a page does not place it back in its previous position).

To reorder pages, simply click and drag each page to rearrange the pages in the order you wish for them to appear in your navigation menu.

To create a child or sub-page (which will list a page in a dropdown menu under the parent page), simply drag a child page under a parent page slightly to the right. You’ll see child pages appear indented to indicate they are a child pages of a parent page. To remove them from a parent page, simply drag them out from under the parent page.

Grayed-Out Pages
Pages that appear in gray are either inactive pages or pages that do not appear in your site’s navigation menu.

Page Options

Default Featured Images

If your template supports a featured image, you can upload and select a default image that will appear on all pages unless a custom featured image is chosen for any given page.

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