Basic pages are the simplest and most common type of page. The majority of general content pages on a site will be either Basic page or Structured pages.

Step 1

In the administration menu, go to Content > Add content > Basic page.

Basic page menu selection

Step 2

The edit screen displays.

  1. Title - Page title
  2. Summary - Optional. Displays in teaser and card views where the page is referenced in a list. Doesn't appear on the page.
  3. Body - Content of the page

Basic page fields 1 to 3

  1. Teaser image - Optional. Displays in card and teaser views. Advice on images.
  2. Hero image - Optional. Replaces the default page header with a hero banner header.

Basic page image fields

  1. Aside - Optional. Used for content that is tangentially related to the Body content, such reminders or contact details.
    Click Add new paragraph to create an Aside.
    Note - Headings used in the aside, should start at heading level 3.

Basic page aside

The Aside field displays.

aside rich-text paragraph

  1. Related content - Optional. Allows other pages on the site to be referenced in a short list. The relationship is manually created, not inferred from any data such as tags.
    Click Add new paragraph to create a related content group.

click add new paragraph

The Related Content fields display.

Title - Optional. Heading to label the related pages. e.g. "Associated research", or "See also"

Related content - Reference to other pages on the site. Type the first few letters of a page title to look-up the desired page. Multiple related pages can be added.

related content

  1. Tags - Click the dropdown arrow to select a tag from the list of vocabularies and their terms to categorise the content.

Basic page tags

  1. Menu Settings  - Tick provide a menu link to display the menu settings options. Adding a page to the menu ensures it will appear in the site map.

Tick provide a menu link

Enter the menu settings fields.

Menu link title - The menu link title is automatically populated from the basic page title. The menu link title can be edited.

Description - Content entered in the description field will be displayed when hovering the cursor over the menu link.

Parent item - Selection of a parent item ensures improved website navigation by displaying a breadcrumb trail at the top of the page.

Weight - Select a weight to determine the order of the menu link in the Parent Item. Menu links with smaller weights are displayed before links with larger weights.  Tip: easier to drag the links into position to change the order. Review
re-order menu links.

Basic page menu

  1. URL path settings - a friendly URL is generated automatically if the tick box remains ticked.

URL path settings

  1. Revision information - if create new revision remains ticked, a new version of the basic page is saved each time after it is published. The versions are accessible from the revisions tab.

revision information

  1. Authoring information - The information of the author is recorded. After the basic page is saved, the "Authored on" field is updated.

authoring information

  1. Publishing options - Click the tab Publishing options to finalise the publishing settings.
    To publish - The published field is automatically ticked. Keep it tick to publish
     To create a draft - untick published to save as a draft.

publishing options

  1. Save - Click Save to update the basic page. 
  1. Hero image, including the page title
  2. Breadcrumb. Displays when the page is added to the menu under another item.
  3. Body
  4. Aside
  5. Side menu. Includes siblings and child pages.
  6. Related content.

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