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Managing CMS Pages

CMS (Content Management System) pages are static pages such as your Homepage, About Us, and Customer Service pages that provide information about a web store and are managed through the Backend panel.  CMS pages are full pages that are available via their own URL address.

To create a new content page:

  1. In the Admin Panel, choose CMS > Pages > Manage Content.
  2. Click [Add New Page] at the top right to create a new Page. The New Page configuration page appears on the Page Information panel by default as shown below. image
  3. In the Page Information panel, enter the following information:
    • Page Title - Name of the page you are building. This will be reference in the browser’s title page.
    • URL Key - Select the unique URL key for this page. This will be part of the page URL that customers will see, visit, or link to when accessing this page. In terms of search engine optimization, it is helpful to select a keyword-rich URL Key.
    • Store View - Select the store view(s) this page will be visible on.

      TIP To select multiple store views, use Ctrl+click when selecting store views from the list.

    • Status - Select whether you wish to Publish this page or keep it Disabled. Published pages will be publicly visible on your Magento Go store.
    • Under Version Control - If set to Yes, every time you edit and save the page, it will create a new, separate document (for example, New Page 1, New Page 2, and so on.) If set to No, saving changes will simply overwrite the old content.

      TIP This option is set to Yes by default. If you will be making frequent changes, we recommend setting this to No so that you do not end up with multiple copies that are only slightly different from each other.

  4. Click Content from the left panel to edit / publish Content for this page. image
  5. Set the Content Heading to a relevant, descriptive title for this page (i.e. About Us, or About Our Company).
  6. In the large content block, fill in the page content. You may use the Editor tools at the top to format your content, create links, add media, and more.

    TIP Advanced users can choose Hide Editor and use their own HTML and CSS code in this field instead

  7. Click the Design tab from the left panel to configure the Page Layout and Custom Design elements.
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  8. In the Page Layout section:
    • In Layout drop-down menu, select the number of columns for the page layout. A single column layout will make your content block the only element on the page. A three column layout will include two sidebars.  Two Column with Left and Right Sidebar create a large content column with a respective sidebar.
    • In the Layout Update XML field, you customize the information displayed in the layout using XML.
  9. The Custom Design section enables you to define a custom theme and layout to be used for a defined period of time. This feature allows you to create custom themed pages for holidays or special sales periods (for example, a Christmas theme, or Thanksgiving Weekend Sale).
  10. Select a Custom Design From and Custom Design To date that will define the period for which this custom design will be used.
  11. In the Custom Theme drop-down menu, select the pre-defined Theme that will be used during this period.
  12. In the Custom Layout drop-down menu, select the number of columns for the custom page layout.
  13. In the Custom Layout Update XML field, you can customize the information displayed in the layout using XML.
  14. Click Meta Data from the left panel to input Meta Data for this page. Meta Data is descriptive information about a page that search engines may use to index your store’s pages. This content is not visible directly on your website.
  15. Click Meta Data from the left panel to input Meta Data for this page. Meta Data is descriptive information about a page that search engines may use to index your store’s pages. This content is not visible directly on your website.
    • In Keywords, define keywords that are relevant to this content page. It is helpful to consider keywords that potential customers may search if they were searching for your products on the Web.
    • In Description, write a few sentences describing the content on the page. Though it is not visible on your page itself, some search engines will list this page’s search result using the Meta Description text.
  16. When you are finished, click [Save Page] to save and publish your new page.