Create or Edit a Secondary Landing Page

A Secondary Landing Page is a template sometimes used for homepages on subsites, but can also be used to present sharp-looking landing pages for specific communications and marketing efforts deeper in a site structure. Here's how:
Tip

Secondary Landing Pages are very similar to Primary Landing Pages. For more information on Primary vs. Secondary Landing Pages, browse the Primarly Landing Page section.

To edit a Secondary Landing Page:
  1. In the Site Content menu on the left, browse the site to where you wish to edit the Secondary Landing Page.  Usually the Secondary Landing Page will be the "index" page on the root of a site, but sometimes can also be found inside a site's structure.
  2. Click the index file. The page will load in the preview pane.
  3. Secondary Landing Pages consist of the following editable sections:

    Secondary Landing Page Options

Content Group

  • Display Page Header: Secondary Landing Pages can be configured so that the Page Header containing the Page Title, can be either displayed or hidden.
  • Hide Breadcrumbs and ShareThis on Large Viewports: If checked, this removes the ShareThis feature and breadcrumbs from your page. Displaying breadcrumbs may not be preferable when a Secondary Landing Page is being used as a site's homepage.

Page Title, Breadcrumbs, and ShareThis

Confirming the Page Type Your Are Editing

If you are unsure what type of landing page is being used on your site, browse to the file and select Edit. When the edit window appears, select the Configure tab. The Content Type that is revealed will allow you to confirm the page type being used.

Use the Configure Tab to determine the paget type you are editing.

Editing a Secondary Landing Page

Site managers can create and edit Secondary Landing Pages as needed on their websites. These landing pages can be used as a site's homepage or a landing page within their site surfacing and presenting content uniquely.

  1. In the Site Content menu on the left, browse to the site where you wish to edit the landing page.  The site's homepage is usually the "index" page on the root of  a site.

    index page in root of site

  2. Click/Select the file, you will see it load in the preview pane.
  3. Browse to the Content Area of the page.

    Content Area - Landing Page

The Content Area of a Landing Page allows you to add, remove, or change the order of Visual Elements Each Visual Element has unique options and purposes.

Primary Visual Element

The top-most element that can appear in the Content Area of a landing page is the Primary Visual Element.

To edit the current Primary Visual Element, incuding hiding, editing, or choosing another type of element, start by expanding the Primary Visual Element section to see what details are currently set.

Expanded Primary Visual Element Layer

The Type dropdown allows you to change the Primary Visual Element to one of the following options:

One unique aspect of Secondary Landing Pages making them different from Primary Landing Pages is that they do NOT offer the Full Width Slideshow. The Full Width Slideshow is reserved for the main site (not subsites) for better branded hierarchy.

To Hide the Primary Visual Element altogether, uncheck Display Primary Visual Element.

Secondary Visual Elements

Just below the Primary Visual Element section, you will see one or more Secondary Visual Element sections. You'll notice that you can expand and collapse each section. You can also move sections up or down (with the arrows), and/or remove a section (with the X).

Each visual element represents a type of content on your landing page, and each can be set with unique options and styles. Browse the following links for details on how to edit and manage each:

Related Content

The Related Content section allows you to add content tags to a specific page and on interior pages, to display the Related Content Widget. Adding content tags to a landing page allows it to be clustered with other pages elsewhere that contain the same tag.

For example, perhaps a site manager tags certain homepages with a unique tag called "of-interest-to-parents." Using the Related Content controls found elsewhere, pages can be created that will display the pages that match that tag. In our example, perhaps there is an interior page somewhere called "Pages at the School of Music for Parents of Current Students." That page could present a link to the homepage we tagged because we added a matching tag on the "Content Tags" section of our Related Content component.

Previewing and Publishing

Once editing is complete, use the Save and Preview button to save the changes to the CMS. After you save, you can Publish the page.

Tip

It is our suggested best practice to Publish first to only the Staging destination. Once you have reviewed your page on the Staging environment, you can then Publish to the Production destination.