Creating a CMS Page with Navigation

CMS > Pages > Manage Hierarchy


Overview

Magento Go’s Page Hierarchy system lets you create content pages with pagination, navigation, and menus.  If you plan to publish large amounts of content on a regular basis, you can use Page Hierarchy to help manage the content while making it easy for people to find articles of interest.


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CMS Page with Navigation

Adding Nodes

The hierarchy is a tree structure composed of nodes and content pages. A node is represented by a folder icon, and is used to organize the content pages into a structure of parent/child relationships. A parent node can contain both child nodes and pages.


The relative position of each node and page within the hierarchy is shown in the tree diagram on the left side of the Manage Pages Hierarchy page.  A node can be expanded and collapsed, and can contain other nodes and content pages. A single content page can be associated with multiple nodes and other content pages, as well.

The following example shows how to create a node with simple navigation to existing content pages. Although in this example, the node does not have a content page associated with it, it does have a URL Key which can be referenced elsewhere in your site.


Step 1: Create a Node

  1. From the Admin panel, select CMS > Pages > Manage Hierarchy.
  2. Click the Add Node button.
  3. In the Page Properties section, assign a Title to the node. Then, create a suitable URL Key using all lowercase characters, and hyphens instead of spaces.
  4. Click the Save Pages Hierarchy button to save the node.

    The node appears as a folder in the tree.

Step 2: Add Pages to the Node

  1. In the hierarchy tree, click to open the node.
  2. Scroll down to the CMS pages section, and select the checkbox of each page you want to include.

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  3. Click the Add Selected Pages(s) to Tree button. Each selected page appears in the tree below the node folder.

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Step 3: Add Navigation

  1. In the tree, click to open the node.
  2. In the Pagination Options for Nested Pages section, set Enable Pagination to “Yes.”
  3. In the Navigation Menu Options section, and set Enable Navigation Menu to “Yes.”
  4. Scroll up to the Node Properties section, and click the Preview link.
  5. Click the Save Pages Hierarchy button to save the settings.

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