Content Pages will make up the bulk of your website and allow you to build custom pages for your website needs. You can add a Content page by clicking the green Add Page button shown on the Content screen.
Content > Add Page > Content Page
After you add a Content Page for the first time, you will see the screen shown below.
The presets include:
Page presets are shortcuts to finding a page layout which is close to what you are looking to add to your website. We have vastly increased the number of page variations you can choose from for each of the page types we offer.
Once you have selected a page type, a gallery of different page presets will be displayed for you to choose from. Simply click on the one one that suits your needs the best for the page you wish to make.
Each preset can be adjusted and altered to your liking, they are not locked to the layout we have chosen. Below is an example of the presets shown for the Homepage option.
If you select one of the Presets, this will load the default content, which you can then replace with your own images and text. All of the content displayed can be moved, altered and deleted. If you select the Blank Page option, no example content will be included on the page.
Create uses a block system to build the website pages. If you have selected one of the page presets, then you will be presented with a page which already has blocks of content in place.
To add additional Blocks, click on the Add Block button (the plus sign in the bottom left-hand corner). This will open the Block Selector. Here you will find all of the different content blocks available for you to build your website. The blocks are grouped together into different categories, depending on their type. By default, the most popular blocks are displayed. You can click on this drop-down box to reveal the different categories of blocks.
The main section of the screen is called the Preview Area. It is here where you will drag Blocks from the Block Selector on the left and drop them onto the page.
Building the basics of your page is a case of simply dragging Content Blocks from the left, dropping them onto the Preview Area and repeating this process.
Add Block - Click this icon to reveal the Block Selector menu for additional blocks.
Save Page - Click to save the changes you have made to your page.
Exit - Click this to leave the editor and return to your Content menu screen.
The Block Selector is home to all the different Content Blocks we offer, organised into different categories. Many of these Content Blocks come in different variants, providing a large range of options for your website.
Many of the Content Blocks have multiple variants, which are labelled with Show Variants. If you click on this wording, the variations of that Block are displayed, as seen below:
Once a Content Block has been added to the page, a selection of icons will appear on the right-hand side of the Block. These icons are specific to the Block they are attached to.
The icons and their function are shown below:
Block Settings - Allows you to modify and tweak elements of the block (See here)
Move Up - Click to move the Block up one space on the page.
Move Down - Click to move the Block down one space on the page.
More/Fewer Options - Clicking this will show/hide the options listed below.
Change Layout - Displays the different layout variations of that Block style.
Duplicate Block - Click this to duplicate the content block.
Delete Block - This will remove the Block from the page.
After adding your Content Blocks onto your page, you will want to replace the example images and text with your own content. The image below shows a block with the default template content.
To replace the example image with one of your own, place your mouse cursor anywhere over the image and the following icons will appear.
Image Settings - Allows you to change the image, set Alt Text for the image and enable the option for the image to be enlarged when clicked.
Link - Use this to turn your image into a link to another page on your site or an external website.
Aspect Ratio - Use this to change the cropped dimensions of the image on the page.
Image Position - Used alongside the Aspect Ratio setting, this allows you to choose which part of the image is displayed.
When you are finished setting up your page or just need to log off from Create, make sure to save your progress by clicking on the Save Page icon displayed in the lower left of the screen.
Once you’ve finished setting up your page content, the best way to view how your website looks with your current choice of theme and content is to Preview the page in Publish > Preview Site section of your account.