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Add pages to your site

A page links to a site and adopts its header, footer, and domain. Pages allow you to expand on a topic and to share private content with your organization and groups.

Add pages to organize your site's material by topic or theme. This maintains loading and performance and gives site visitors the opportunity to browse at their own pace.

Review the key workflow

Create a page

You can create unlimited pages and add the same page to more than one site so that relevant content is available in multiple places.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. On the side panel, select the pages button page.
  3. Select New Page, type a name for the page, and select Next.


    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/. To edit the URL, see Edit page URL.

  4. Select Save.
  5. A Site Page item is added to the portal and automatically shared with the site's core team group. For more information on who can view and edit the page, see Sharing pages.

Open a page in edit mode

To edit a page, follow these steps.

From a browser window

To open a page in edit mode from your browser, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the page's URL in a new browser window and select Sign In on the global navigation bar.
  2. Select the edit button edit to open the site editor.


    To sign in and edit a page, global navigation must be enabled and you must belong to the site's core team, have administrative privileges, or be the original owner of the site.

From Sites

If global navigation is disabled for a site, you can open the site in the Sites application:

  1. Sign in to Sites.
  2. On the Overview page, select Manage under Sites.
  3. Select the page's site to open the site editor.
  4. Select the pages button page and choose your page from a list of the site's pages.

From the ArcGIS Enterprise portal

To open site in edit mode from the ArcGIS Enterprise portal, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Enterprise.
  2. Find the site's Site Page item under Content.
  3. Select the item to open its item details page and select Configure App.

Add an existing page

You can add a page that you've created for another site or a page that has been shared with your core team or portal. You can also add publicly shared pages.


Pages added to more than one site are not automatically shared with the current site's content group and core team group, so they will not appear in your site's search results or when using your default groups to populate a gallery card.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. On the side panel, select the pages button page.
  3. Select Link Page, select the page's name, and choose Select.
  4. Optionally, update the page's slug. Select Link Page.

    To view the page, select its name in the side panel listed under Home.

Include a page summary

If a page is included in a site's content library, its name and summary are visible as a search result to those with whom the page is shared. Site owners and core team members can add or modify a summary once the page is created. To add or modify a page summary, see Page name and summary.


Pages are discoverable in a site's search results in the Documents collection. This cannot be changed.

Edit page URL

The text at the end of your page's URL is called a slug. You can modify the slug if you want it to be something other than the page name. The full page URL is in the following format: https://webadaptorhost/webadaptorname/apps/sites/#/your-site-name/pages/page-name.


When you change a page's slug, the previous URL will not automatically redirect to the URL with the updated slug. You must manually update the URL if it is used elsewhere, with the exception of pages that are included as menu links on a site's header.

  1. Open a site in edit mode.
  2. Select the pages button page.
  3. In the list of pages, select the page you want to edit.
  4. Select Page Info.
  5. Type a slug in the Page Slug text box.
  6. Select Save and publish your changes.

Add content to a page

To add content to a page, ensure that the item or items that you want to display on the page have been added to your site's content library. For more information on adding content, see Add, remove, or update content.

Once you've confirmed that your content has been added to the content library, you can use drag-and-drop cards to design the layout of a page in the same way that you can design the layout of a site.


You cannot edit the header or footer of the page because these are inherited from the page's site.

  1. In the side panel, select the pages button page in the upper right corner.
  2. In the list of pages, select the page you want to edit.
  3. In the page editor, drag a row card onto the page's layout to start designing your page.

    Certain cards, including the gallery card, automatically populate with applicable items shared to the site's content group or core team group (content library). If you want to add additional items to a page, use manual selection if the card supports it or add the item or group using the site's content library. Note, however, that only items shared in the site's content library are discoverable in a site's search results.

  4. Ensure that the content displayed on the site is shared with the appropriate audience. For more information, see Adjust sharing controls.
  5. Select View to preview the page.
  6. Select Save and publish.

Sharing pages

Each page has its own sharing controls so that you can share your page with specific groups, including your core team, other ArcGIS Enterprise members, and the public. For more information, see Adjust sharing controls.


You can share a page differently than how its site is shared. For example, you can add a private page to a public a site. Only members with whom the page is shared can view the page when signed in to ArcGIS Enterprise. Content shared on the page, such as web maps and datasets, must also be shared privately.

Add menu links

Add links to a page from a site or other pages using menu links or HTML.

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.


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 select the link.

  1. Add a text card or open an existing card on the page layout and select 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. Select Save on the edit navigation bar to confirm your changes, and select 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.

Delete a page permanently

If you want to delete a page, select the delete button a trash can. The Site Page item will be permanently deleted from ArcGIS Enterprise and any groups to which it was shared.