Build out your Atavist website with different kinds of Pages. As your website gets more complicated (more content, more authors, more functionality, etc.), we recommend adding these different types of website pages to help map and organize your content and contributors. Atavist plans are scaled to release different pages as you upgrade plans.
Move between Pages by clicking on the icon in the bottom right corner of the Website editor. You can upgrade and add pages from this menu, or you can upgrade then add pages to a template.
We wanted to provide what we see as the necessary skeleton for a website, as well as provide you the option to add pages as you see fit. Therefore, there are several kinds of pages possible with Atavist.
- There are unique pages, like Home, Masthead, and Subscribe; these page help you edit the appearance of these unique pages.
- Then, there are layout pages, like Category, Search, and Author; these pages help you edit the layout for all pages of this kind, essentially providing an easy template so you don’t have to build a zillion category pages.
- Finally, there are additional pages, which can be anything you want. Additional pages are just projects, since we envision you needing to include more text, on something like an About Us page.
Pages are scaled to be released at the appropriate plan, when the size of the organization will require greater functionality.
You might notice that we didn’t include an About page. Or even a Contact page. This is because there’s actually an easier way to set up these additional pages: make these pages as projects.
For example, let’s create an About page. First, make a project that contains the information you want to appear on the About page, in the design you would like. Name the project “About” and make sure the URL is what you would like to appear. For example, “docs.atavist.com/about”.
Next, select one of the Navigation types within the Website editor that allow you to add links to the menu bar. In the Menu area, select “Project” as the Menu Item Type, and you will see you’re able to add “About” as a Menu Item. Label the project “About” (or whatever you want), and you’re set!
As you can see, this is a way to get readers to other pages within your website.
Finally, set the project’s navigation to Global Navigation.