Adding Pages

Adding a new page can be done in 2 ways.

1st Way of Adding a New Page

Click on the yellow file folder in the Website Navigation Column Then from the drop down menu select new

and press enter.

Now you will see this screen below in the 'work area' to the column right.

Clicking on Page inside

will bring up immediately the New record page information.

 or Clicking on Create a new page

will also bring up the New record screen above.

2nd Way of Adding a New Page

Click on the name of the file in the Navigation Column (second column) where you want to add the page

and the screen below will open in the work area to the right:

] button

and you will see the "New record" screen.

Now all you have to do is to select where you want to add the page in the directory tree of your website. If you place it someplace by mistake you can always move it later with the move page option (it is available when selecting the edit option).

Once you have decided where to place your new page, click on the little grey file folder with the arrow pointing to and your page will be inserted at this point.


Your screen will now look like the screen shot below for the New Page:

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Adding Multiple Pages at Once

If you want to add more than one page at a time you can use the multiple page wizard.

 First select the folder where your new pages will be placed.
 Then from the Web Column select Functions and you will get the screen below:
 Now fill in the names of your new pages. Only filled in fields will create a page.
 If you place a checkmark in the box Place new pages after the existing subpages they will be added below the current pages. If you leave it blank the new pages will be placed before the current pages.  Once you are done click the Create Pages button.

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Edit Page Properties

The new page screen is the same one you get by clicking on the Edit page properties in the drop down menu when you click on the file folder in the Navigation Column or when you click on the [Edit Page Header] button

on the Edit page screen.

Will be a hidden page.

This at the top of the work area indicates the page is hidden.

Page Types

There are various types of pages you can create.

You select the option from the drop down menu.

The default option is standard.

Below is an explanation of the "Standard Type Option". For all the other choices I will only show what is different or added to the "Standard Type Option".

Standard Type Option

Following is an explanation of each section when standard type is selected.

Hide Page

[1] By default the page is hidden, removing the check mark from the box unhides the page.

This is important and very easy to forget. Once you save the page and it still shows up with the hide icon you will know that you have forgotten to remove the check mark. To get back to the place where you can remove it, click on the file name or the folder and then edit. Then from the screen select edit page header.

  Page Hidden Icon

Page Type

[2] Next you have to select the Type for your page, by default Standard will be selected. For an explanation of the different Types read the following pages.


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[3] Last Updated:

If you have your pages setup to show when they were last updated put the date in here (D-M-Y).

[4] 'New' Until

If you have your pages setup to use this option place the date when the page will expire in here. (D-M-Y).

No Search:

Ignore this unless you have be instructed otherwise by the website designer.

Page Title

[1] This text box has an exclamation mark on a yellow background next to it

and that means that this field has to be filled in. The title of your web page is important as it will be used in the navigation of your site. Keep it short and to the point.

[2] Alias:

In Typo3 pages are identified by ID numbers. It is, however, hard to remember those numbers. So here comes the 'Alias' into play. An 'Alias' is a unique identification string for a page. You can use this string instead of the ID-number to refer to the page. (Example: If your links page is ID=245 you could use the Alias 'links'. A name is easier to remember than a number. Only use Alias' for pages that a frequently used.).


Target, No cache, Cache expires and Subtitle.


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General Options


The 'Start' time determines the date from which the page or content will be visible online. Use this to 'publish' the page or content on a certain date. If 'Start' time is not set, the page will be online instantly (unless the page is hidden otherwise).


The 'Stop' time is the date from which the page will not be online anymore.


If 'Access' is set to a user group name, only website users which are members of the selected user group will be able to view the page when they are logged in. The special option 'Hide at login' means the page will not be visible for website use if someone has logged in.

Include Subpages:

By default the Start, Stop, Access and Hidden options are effective only for the page on which they are set. If the option 'Include subpages' is checked for the page, then their effect is inherited by all subpages of the page.

Advanced Page Type Options


Page Title

The page title section has now an additional field called 'Navigation title'. Here the name for navigation purposes can be different that the page title above. This is useful if the title which needs to be on the page is too long to fit in the main menu.

Abstract, Keywords, Description

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External URL Type Option


This option type has a drop down menu. This helps you link to a regular external webpage, an ftp page or even an email address.

For example:

You enter the web address without the http:// in the box. If you selected the blank area of the drop down menu you will have to write the full web address with the http:// in the box for it to work.

Shortcut Type Option



This inserts a reference to the page to which this page is a shortcut to. To add a shortcut to a page click on theBrowse for records button


and you will get this pop up screen

Creating a Shortcut to a Page

Now from the Page tree select the page you want to make a shortcut to. If the page is not visible click on the plus sign to expand the page tree and select the page.

Creating a Shortcut to Page Content

If you want to create a shortcut to only a content section of a page, click on the small right arrow after the name of the file and then move your mouse over the folders the ID number of the section will also pop up. Click on the folder and you will have a shortcut/link to that section.


This type of page is useful when you have information that is duplicated on another page, but you want to make it accessible from either page. So one page has all the information and this page only has a page title and a shortcut/internal link to that page.

Spacer Type Options



This option serves no other purpose than to add a line/empty space into the navigation menu when it is vertical. Once you save your file, however, it will show up like this in your Website Navigation Column (2nd column). Do not use this options unless you have been instructed to use it by the web designer.

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Not in Menu Type Option


You will see nothing different on your work area. Once you save your file, however, it will show up like this in your Website Navigation Column (2nd column). This options is useful when you are experimenting with a page and don't want it to show up in the navigation menu of your site, or if it contains content (such as the full view of a news item) that only produces meaningful results if it is loaded from a link (for example, from the list of news items)

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