How to Create an Informational Page

Informational Pages on your Digital PTO Website

First of all, it is important to understand the difference between NEWS Posts and INFORMATIONAL Pages. News posts are dated items that will get replaced eventually with newer news. Informational Pages are intended to always be available and are most likely found in the top menu of your website. This tutorial focuses on INFORMATIONAL PAGES (Info Pages).

Please Note: You will need to be Logged In (how?) to make edits to your website

Step 1: Create a New Info Page


There are three easy way to create a new Info Page. You can hover over PAGES (INFO) and the click on ADD NEW INFO PAGE, you can hover over the + NEW link up top and then click on PAGE or if you are already on the list of Pages, you can click the ADD NEW link next to the Pages Title.

Step 2: Enter a Title for your Info Page


In the first field, enter the TITLE of your Informational Page.

Step 3: Enter the CONTENT of your News Post and Format


Type the Informational Page Content you wish to add in the main BODY field. You can edit your page just like your would with an email or word processing document. Bold, Bullets, Size, etc. If you do not see formatting options, please check to make sure the VISUAL (Not HTML) Tab is clicked in the top right corner of the Body area. 

Step 4: Main Page or Sub Page?


As an option (especially if you like to be organized) you can assign your new Info Page as a Parent Page or a Sub (Child) Page. Most pages you create will be Parent pages, but there may be cases where you want to use Child Pages. For example, if you have a Fundraising Page and then a separate page for each individual Fundraising Program, the Main Fundraising Page would be the Parent and the Individual Fundraising Pages would go under the Parent as a Child. In that example, we would select “Fundraising” from the Parent Menu to assign this news page as a Child to the Fundraising Page. It’s not nearly as confusing as it sounds :)

Step 5: Assign a Template


This is an optional step. Many of our themes have different Templates for Informational Pages. Typically, if there are template options available it will be for the default page (whatever you typically see) or for a Wide (or One Column) Page. The One Column or Wide Pages will remove the sidebar and are good for pages like the Calendar or anything else you wish to display on a widened page. This options are only available if you theme supports multiple Templates for pages. It is not shown on Themes with no template options.

Step 6: PREVIEW and PUBLISH your new Page


If you are not ready to publish your new Informational page, click SAVE DRAFT and it will be saved for later. To see a live preview of the Page you are working on, click PREVIEW. And as soon as you are ready to publish your Info Page, click PUBLISH and you’re done! Congrats.


Remember: if you do not SAVE and/or PUBLISH your changes, they will not be saved.