Creating a new page

How to create a new page from a template.

To create a new page, an administrator must first assign page and directory creation permissions to you.

There are two ways to create a new page. You can create a new page while adding it to a navigation, or create a page independent of its potential inclusion in a navigation.

To create a page from the navigation interface:

From the LiveWhale interface, click the "Pages" tab. (If the Pages tab does not appear, the administrator has not assigned page editing permissions to you.)

Click "Add a top-level page or link". (If this link does not appear, the administrator has not assigned navigation editing permissions to you.)

Click "create a new page".

Fill out the form to create a new page.

  • Provide a page title. This is required.
  • Enter the file name within the path provided.
  • Creating new web pages in LiveWhale requires the existence of templates to use as the basis for new page. Under "Choose a template", navigate to and select the template you wish to use for your new page. (If no templates are available, see "Adding a page template")
  • If you wish to clear the editable regions on your new page, check the box that says "Clear content from editable regions". Otherwise, leave it unchecked, and you'll be able to modify the content when editing your new page.
  • Set optional description and keywords for the page. This will be added as a meta tag to the web page for improved indexing in search engines.
  • Use the tags field to tag the page.

Click "Create this page". The new page will be added to your navigation automatically.

To create a page, independent of navigations:

From the LiveWhale interface, click the "Pages" tab. (If the Pages tab does not appear, the administrator has not assigned page editing permissions to you.)

Click the "File Browser" submenu. You will see a file system browser allowing you to navigate to the directory in which your new page should live.

Once you're in the directory where your new page should be, click the "Add a new page here" button. (If the button does not exist, an administrator has not assigned page creation permissions to you.)

On the "Add Page" screen, fill out the form to create a new page.

  • Provide a page title. This is required.
  • Enter the file name within the path provided.
  • Creating new web pages in LiveWhale requires the existence of templates to use as the basis for new page. Under "Choose a template", navigate to and select the template you wish to use for your new page. (If no templates are available, see "Adding a page template")
  • If you wish to clear the editable regions on your new page, check the box that says "Clear content from editable regions". Otherwise, leave it unchecked, and you'll be able to modify the content when editing your new page.
  • Set optional description and keywords for the page. This will be added as a meta tag to the web page for improved indexing in search engines.
  • Use the tags field to tag the page.
  • If you wish to receive a notification when this page is edited, check the box labeled "Subscribe to notifications about changes to this page".
  • If you want LiveWhale to periodically send editors a reminder to update this page, check the checkbox labeled "Send editors a reminder to update this page". Choose the schedule upon which you wish to be notified to update this page's content from the dropdown (weekly, monthly, yearly). After choosing a schedule option, also choose the date to count from (for example, monthly from this Monday), as well as the users who should be notified. You may either choose "all editors for this page" to have the notification sent to all editors with access, or choose "an e-mail address" to specify a specific e-mail address to send to.

To save the new page and return to the LiveWhale interface, click "Save these changes". If you wish to edit your page right away, click "Save changes and view page".

Note: When creating a new page from a template, relative urls (such as to Javascript, CSS, or images) will be translated to absolute urls in order to work from any location in the directory hierarchy.