Site Page

The site page is the most basic and most often-used content type. Unlike landing pages, site pages have a navigation menu on the right side of the page called the right rail. On mobile devices right rail menu appears at the bottom of the page and always has core blue background color.

Create a Site Page

Go to Content > Add Content > Site Page. 

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Go to the Content Pane.

NOTE: The Content Pane is the left column on the page.

  1. Title (required): Write the page name here. Include important keywords in the title to improve the search results 
  2. Main image: An image placed here will appear underneath the title and above the rest of the content on the page. How to add a main image.
  3. Summary: Add a brief description of the page content. It should be 150 characters or less. The description will appear in search engine results and help users determine the relevance of the page to their needs.
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Add Paragraphs

Add content to site pages with paragraph types – pre-designed modules that allow you to create different types of content and place them in the order you want on your site page.

Go to Page Content.

  1. Click on the dropdown menu and then scroll to select the type of paragraph you want to add.
  2. To continue adding paragraphs, click Add Another Paragraph.
Choose a paragraph type from the dropdown

Add Content to Paragraphs

Use the default Text paragraph type to add content using the text editor similar to how you would in Microsoft Word, or use one of the following paragraph types: responsive image, tabs/accordionCTA cardNC map, quick links, video card, view embed and webform embed.

Add as many paragraphs as you need to create your site page.

Add a new paragraph

Add Files

If you want to link a document to your page, upload it in the Files field. 

Go to Files > Add Media.

  • You may upload an unlimited number of files.
  • The maximum size for each file is 256 MB.
  • The allowed file types: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, csv, txt, rtf, zip, ppt, pptx, xml, kmz and mp3.
  • best practice for file types is to use pdf format instead of Microsoft Office formats because not all users may not have access to Microsoft Office.
  • Get instructions on how to add a file.
screenshot of Choose File box

Related Content

Go to Related Content.

  1. Put the address of the website you want to link to in the URL field.
  2. Include a title describing the website in the Link Text field.
  3. Click the Add Another Item button to create more links, if needed.
Add Related Content steps

Menu Settings

Go to Admin Pane > Menu Settings

NOTE: The Admin Pane is the right column on the page.

Place the page in the menu to link it to the location on the site where you want it to reside, and to appear on the live site. Otherwise, your page is published but isn't linked anywhere on the site for users to find it.

Step 1. Menu settings title: Go to the right rail. Click on the menu settings title to open the menu settings options.

Step 2. Provide a Menu Link: Click on the box next to provide a menu link.

Step 3. Menu link title: Enter a title if you want to use a different one than the page title. This is the title for the link in the navigation menus at the top of the page and the right rail.

Step 4. Description: Enter a brief description that will appear when users hover over the menu link.

Menu Settings steps 1-4

Step 5. Parent item (required): Click on the dropdown menu. A list of the sections on the site will appear. Select the section where you want the page to appear. Indented sections are subsections of a link on the main menu. 

Step 6. Weight: Pick a number to determine if the page appears higher or lower in the menu than the other pages in its section. Pages with lower numbers appear first. The default order is alphabetical. 

Menu Settings steps 5-6


Go to Current State.

  1. Select Preview to view the page before saving.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select the status in which you want to save the site page:
    • Draft: This is the default status of all pages. The page is saved but is not visible to the public. Only site managers and content creators can see it when logged in. You may create a new draft of a page while the existing published version remains live.
    • Needs review: This status is used to signify that content is ready for publication. Pushing content from draft to needs review signals that the content is ready for an authorized web manager to review and publish (or send back to draft state for further revisions)
    • Published: A page is live and visible to anyone browsing the Internet.
Screenshot of page save options