Understanding the Pages panel

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The page panel is the area where you will be able to structure your website by adding, removing or rearranging your pages.

The page panel is used to:

  • Add new pages

  • move pages around

  • check page settings

  • delete pages

A few tips about pages:

Here’s just a few tips to know about pages. We’ll go into more details about some of these tips in the coming lessons.

  • When you first create your website, the Pages panel will include a series of demo pages.

  • Each line you see in the Page panel shows a page's title and an icon representing its page type.

  • Pages will appear in your website’s navigation in the order they're placed in the Pages panel.

  • To add a new page, click a + icon at the top of a navigation section.

  • A house icon appears to the left of your homepage.

  • Hover over any page and click the trash can icon to delete the page.

  • Hover over any page and click to open its Page Settings.

  • To add drop-down menu, use folders.

  • To change the style of your navigation menus, like fonts, colors, and spacing, use Site Styles.


Navigation Menus

The page panel is organized into different sections:

  • Main navigation

  • Secondary navigation (varies between templates)

  • Footer navigation

  • Not Linked

Main navigation

Sometimes this one can also be called primary navigation. This navigation menu appears at the top of your website. These should host all of your main links you want to show on your website.

  • home

  • services

  • portfolio

  • blog

  • shop

Secondary navigation

This navigation menu also appears at the top of your website. This menu should host other links that you would like to show at the top of your pages. A few examples of some of these links could be:

  • FAQ

  • Contact

  • About

When you see the secondary navigation menu, it means you can split your navigation in two, so that it can appear in two different sections of your website. We show a few examples of how these navigation menu can be used below.

Footer navigation

This navigation menu appears at the bottom of your website. These are pages that are not the key focus, but that you want visible on your website. In this navigation, you would typically find the legal pages, such as:

  • Terms of Service

  • Privacy Policy

  • Contact

  • FAQ

Not linked

Pages under this navigation category won’t be seen in any navigation area. Visitors can access these pages by URL only, unless these pages are disabled or password protected. This is a great place to store any pages that are in-progress pages or content that doesn't need to go in a navigation menu.