Create & Edit Pages

Your site is built of several pages. Each page consists of certain areas that are inherited based on the template and also a main content section where you can add components and content. 

Create a Page

Select the location within your site where you would like to create a new page. Any new page you create will live directly below the page you have selected. New pages will always be added to the bottom of any other existing pages at that level. If you need, you can rearrange the new page using the list view. 

If the blue create button is not available in the location you are trying to create a new page, you do not have permissions to create a page in that location. Ensure you are working within the correct site or reach out to your apex user to confirm your permissions. 

Select a Template

Select "Create" and then "Page" from the drop down menu. You will then be served an array of templates to use from. The templates available are based on the location of the page. When working within an established site, most of the pages that will be created are child pages. A basic overview of the template hierarchy is as follows: 

  • Home page
    • Parent Page
      • Child Page
      • Child Page
    • Parent Page
      • Child Page
        • Child Page
        • Child Page
      • Child Page
    • Parent Page
      • Child Page
      • Child Page
        • Child Page
        • Child Page
      • Child Page

After you chose a page template, select "next". You will then be taken to the "Page Properties" screen where you will input vital information for your page. 

AEM Tip

More information about the other templates available can be found in our advanced tips & tricks section. 

Page Properties

The page properties screen is where you will enter most of the information about your page. Name, Page/Search/Browser Title and Main Content H1 (News Headline) are all required to create a page. Some other fields can be used to help boost the SEO for your page. 

AEM Tip

In the page properties screen, click the "i" with a circle around it for reminders on what each page property field correlates to. 

Name

The name of the page is the URL that will be used as the web address for this page. Best practices for naming your pages are using all lowercase letters with hyphens separating any necessary words. Keeping your URL's short will improve user readability. Remember to avoid using duplicate words that may already be in the URL on a parent page. 

Page/Search/Browser Title

The text entered in this field will display in the tab of the web browser and also as the title of the page in search results. There is a character limit of 60 to align with SEO best practices. 

Tags

Tags are a tool used with the news system in AEM. Do not add any tags to your page unless you need to use them in conjunction with the news list lens. 

Site Title

Site Titles should not be used without first connecting with your apex user. 

Main Content h1 (News Headline)

The h1 on the page will be the first large header that appers on the page. This should be meaningful and descriptive of the content on the page. 

Navigation Title

The navigation titles allows use of a more concise page name that will display in navigational elements on the page. The text used in this field will show in any navigation menus across the top of the page, in the left-hand navigation on pages and also in the breadcrumbs that appear at the top, directly above the h1. Shorter navigation titles allow users to more quickly scan and navigate for the information they are seraching for. 

Metadata/Description

The Metadata and Description field is the best place to help improve the SEO for your page. With a limit of 156 characters, use keyword-rich sentences that describe to a user what they will find on this page. 

Finish

When you have filled in all the required fields, the create button in the top right corner will turn blue, indicating that you can now create your page. 

After the page has been created you can either open it for editing or return to the sites console. 


Edit a Page

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