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Add pages to your site

Pages provide space to expand on the purpose of your site. Organizations, for example, can add pages for each of their departments. Teams can also use pages to highlight specific parts of a project, including goals, resources, or status updates.

As with sites, there is no limit to the number of pages you can add. You can also add the same page to more than one site so that relevant content is available in multiple places.

Note:

Pages are discoverable in a site's search results in the Documents collection. Only people who have access to pages (members of the core team, your organization, or the public), can view pages in search results.

Add a page

To get started, you must have already created a site or be part of a core team to add or edit a page. Pages are automatically shared with the core team so that team members can access and edit pages.

  1. In a site's Customize panel, click the Pages button in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose New Page or click Link Page to add an existing page.
    • New Page—Type a name for the page and click Next.
      Note:

      The name you provide is also used to automatically generate the page URL. Spaces are replaced with hyphens and all special characters are removed. Each page URL is preceded with /pages/. You can read more about editing the URL for a page in the Edit a page URL section below.

    • Link Page—Choose from a list of available pages. Optionally update the page URL. Click Link Page to confirm your choice or click Choose a different page to change the page.
  3. Click Save.

Provide a page summary

Create a page summary for the page you added. The page summary you provide appears in search results. .

  1. In the Customize panel on a site, click the Pages button in the upper right corner.
  2. In the list of pages, click the page you want to edit.
  3. Click Page Info.
  4. Type a summary in the Page Summary text box.
  5. Click Save.

Edit a page URL

The full page URL is in the following format: https://webadaptorhost/webadaptorname/apps/sites/#/your-site-name/pages/your-new-page.

The text at the end of your page's URL is called a slug. It can be modified to help you achieve a consistent web experience that aligns with your organization's existing standards.

  1. In the Customize panel on a site, click the Pages button in the upper right corner.
  2. In the list of pages, click the page you want to edit.
  3. Click Page Info.
  4. Type a slug in the Page Slug text box.
  5. Click Save.

Design a page layout

You can design pages the same way you do sites. However, you cannot edit the header or footer of the page because these are inherited from the page's site.

  1. In the Customize panel on a site, click the Pages button in the upper right corner.
  2. In the list of pages, click the page you want to edit.
  3. Click Layout in the Customize panel.
  4. Drag a row card onto the page's layout to start designing your page
  5. Click View to preview the page.
  6. Click Save.

Change page sharing settings

Share your page with your team, your organization, or the public. Pages can be shared with different audiences than their sites. For example, a privately shared page that belongs to a public site is only accessible to those who have access to view it upon signing in.

  1. Share your page.

    Sharing options are provided on the page's edit navigation bar.

    • Share with the team—Select the first button to share the page with other members of your site's core team. Team members must sign in to access the page.
    • Share with the organization—Select the second button to share the page with everyone who is a member of the portal.
    • Share with the public—Select the third button to share the page publicly.
  1. Sign in to Portal for ArcGIS and click Sites on the Overview page to view a list of your sites.
  2. In the edit navigation bar at the top of your site, choose one of the following sharing options:
    • Share with the team—Select the first button to share the page with other members of your site's core team. Team members must sign in to access the page.
    • Share with the organization—Select the second button to share the page with everyone who is a member of your ArcGIS Online organization.Share with your Enterprise portal—Select the second button to share the page with all members of your Enterprise portal.
    • Share with the public—Select the third button to share the page publicly.
      Note:

      It's recommended that while you're creating your page, you only share it with your core team or your organization until you're ready to open your site to the public.

Provide links to pages on a site

Add links to a page from a site or other pages.

Use menu links

You can add a link for a page to a site using menu links in the site's header. For more information, see Configure global navigation and menu links.

Use HTML

To create a hyperlink to a page, use the HTML <a> syntax to insert the link. If you use a relative path in the <a> tag instead of the absolute path, you will prevent a full page refresh when you click the link.

  1. Add a text card or open an existing card on the page layout and click Code View on the toolbar.
  2. Insert an <a> tag where you want the link to be.
  3. Paste the slug for the page you want to add between the href="" attribute of your <a> tag—for example, <a href="#/mysite/pages/target-page">Visit the linked page</a>.
  4. Click Save on the edit navigation bar to confirm your changes, and click View to test the new link.
  5. Tip:

    To open the link on a new tab, append target="_blank" directly after your href attribute on the <a> tag.

Use a single page on multiple sites

You can reuse a single page on multiple sites. If a page is currently used by a particular site and you want to use it on another site, follow these steps:

  1. On the site where you want to add an existing page, click the Pages button.
  2. Click Link Page to see a list of all pages in your organization.
  3. Select the page you want to import to your site.
  4. Confirm the details of your selected page and change the page URL.
  5. Click Link Page to finalize the link.

    This edits the page and the attached site.

Note:

You cannot have two pages on the same site using the same URL.

Caution:

If you edit the layout of a linked page, it alters the layout everywhere the page is used.