Whenever you add a page to your website there are a few critical items you want to be aware of. These are:
- No more than three layers deep
- Keep the number of clicks to a minimum
- Fill in all pertinent information for the search engines (META Information)
We will be talking about the first two bullet points here on structuring and keeping the clicks for your site visitors to a minimum.
Inside of Advanced Administrative Information you will see where you can add a Category, Page Name, and Sub-page Name. These are the three classifications we assign to all pages. Think of a site as follows:
This keeps your information a maximum of three layers deep and your information categorized into logical elements.
- The name "Home" is a unique word. When the word Home is used in either the Category, Page name, or Sub-page name it is removed. So the Homepage will be technically /Home but you can also just use the /. The same is true for the other pages.
- Spaces are not allowed in a name. If they are entered they will be removed. If you create a page called "My Page" it will be changed to "MyPage" (without the quotes).
- When creating pages it is best practice to think about what you are doing and structure everything in a logical manner. For example, a common site structure would be:
- / (for home)
- /About/ (for the about page)
- /About/OurTeam/ (for the team page under about)
These names cannot be used as part of the Category field as they are used by the system.