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Lesson 2: Building a page tree

Edwin Janssen
Edwin Janssen
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In this lesson, we will explain how the page tree is structured and how to build it by adding, moving, and deleting pages.

Explanation of the page tree

You can compare the pages on a website to a tree. You have the trunk, often called "Home," which then has branches like "Our School," "Practical Information," and "Contact," and these branches, in turn, have their own branches, such as "Mission and Vision," "School Profile," and "Identity." In the page tree, you are essentially building your tree.

To access the page tree in the CMS, do the following:

  1. Go to pages in the toolbar.
  2. You are now in the page tree of your website.

In this page tree, you can add, edit, move, delete, hide, publish, and unpublish pages. 

Below, we explain how to do this for each topic.


Click on the legend to understand immediately the meaning of all icons in this overview.

You will find the legend button at the bottom of all pages in the right corner. (See screenshot for the location of this button)



Step 1: Adding pages

When you are in the page tree, click on the blue button at the top right with "New page." First, choose a page type. (You may not see this option if you haven't added page types.) Then, type the name you want to give to the new page in the title. Automatically, you will see the slug. For example, in the URL, the bold part is the slug. You can also add a different Menu Title, Page Title, and Meta Tag Description. These fields are not mandatory. Click save when you have added everything as desired. You will now return to your page tree, where the page you just created will be at the very bottom.

Step 2: Moving pages

When you are in the page tree, go to the page you want to drag, and press the left mouse button on the page while keeping the left mouse button pressed. Drag the page to the correct location in the page structure by moving your mouse. When you see a blue line between the pages, the page will be placed between these pages. If you see another page entirely in blue, the page will become a sub-page under that page.

Step 3: Editing pages

While in the page tree, go to the page where you want to change the title, for example. Then, click the pencil behind this page. The same options will now open as when adding a page.


Step 4: Deleting pages

While in the page tree, go to the page you want to delete. Then, click the three horizontal lines behind this page. A menu will now open. Click on delete page in this menu and then press "Yes, I'm sure." The page is now deleted, along with any pages that were under this page

So be careful! If you don't want the pages under this page to be deleted as well, move these underlying pages to another location first.


Step 5: Hiding pages in the menu

While in the page tree, go to the page you want to hide. Then, click on the checkbox behind the page. When it changes to a minus sign, it is hidden in the menu. Don't forget to publish this change by clicking on the colored dot!


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