U3A Site Builder: Other Top-level Pages
Other buttons can be made to appear on the menu bar by site
administrators — causing the pages listed below to be
displayed. They are useful mainly once the core content has been
entered, and the site is reaching the publication stage. Go to
the Admin menu, click Buttons/Change button
and tick the box by any button you wish to activate.
Site administrators may also create additional menu buttons
leading to additional top-level pages. Once created, these pages
can be selected via the Pages options on the standard
editing menu, and changed or removed in the normal way. When an
extra top-level page is removed, the corresponding button will
be removed automaticall.
- The "Home" page
- The main function of this page is to show a representative
picture for the site, and some accompanying text. Pictures can
be uploaded to the site only once it is ready (or very
nearly ready) for publication. At present the only way to show
text to the Home page is as an accompaniment to a picture.
- The "Links" page
- Links to other sites (or to uploaded files) can be included
on any page of the site. By default the "Links" page displays
all the links together, under the relevant page headings,
although editors may specify which links to include or omit.
- The "Gallery" page
- Pictures can be included on any page of a published site. The
"Gallery" page is intended to display all the pictures together
in "thumbnail" form. Clicking on any picture will bring up a page
where it is shown at its full size. At present it is not possible
to include text on the gallery page — it is just an
automatically generated collection of pictures.
- The "Sitemap" page
- This page shows an overview of the page hierarchy, with links
which enable visitors to go to any other page directly. It is mainly
useful for sites which include a large number of sub-pages.