Which plans include this feature?
Where can I find this feature using the top menu?
Manage > Site Builder
What more do I need to use this feature?
Which Checkfront version supports this feature - classic, new or both?
- This feature is available in both our classic version using items (Inventory > Items) and our newest version using products (Inventory > Products). → Learn more about products
Creating Site ContentBack to top
By default, your Site Builder website comes pre-populated with various pages to set you on the right foot. These include an About Us page, Contact page, Blog Homepage, and various Category and Inventory pages.
You can manage the pages on your website via the Pages menu in the left sidebar. This menu is visible while working in Site Builder and can be easily accessed anytime.
Adding New PagesBack to top
For the most part, you probably find the standard pages more than adequate for your website.
If, however, you'd like to add some custom content of your own, you can do so by adding new pages. Clicking on the Pages link in the left sidebar opens the edit window.
You can return to the main menu anytime by clicking on the small arrow icon in the top left corner of the edit window, as highlighted in the image below.
Any pages that are published and, therefore, visible on your website are displayed in the pages edit window (1). Unpublished pages not visible on your website are displayed below (2).
Steps to Create a New Page
1. Click the + Add New Page link in the page edit window (see image above).
2. Enter a page title, slug, publish state, template, meta description, and page share image. See below for additional details on these steps.
Page PropertiesBack to top
This is the title of your new page. Be as descriptive as possible, but short and sweet is the way to go.
The slug is part of the page URL (web address) and is crucial for directing your users to the right content. As you enter a page title, a slug is created for you automatically.
You can keep the slug that the system creates or change it to something else. Ultimately, it looks something like this in the page URL:
https://your-site.checkfront.site/explore-our-facilities Each page must have a unique slug.
If you are ready to make your page visible to your customers, you must publish it.
If you don't activate the Publish switch, your page remains invisible to your audience and is listed under the Unpublished label we looked at earlier.
The next step is to select a template for your page. You can choose from a regular page template, contact page, or home page style template.
We'll go with a regular page template in our scenario.
Select your template choice from the drop-down menu.
The meta description should be a brief sentence or two to describe the content of your page.
This description is used by search engines such as Google to help potential customers find your website online. Again, short and sweet is better.
Page Share Image
Hopefully, your users decide to share your new page on their social networks, or you may share it on your own. An image is usually displayed to represent the page when the page is shared on a network such as Facebook or Twitter.
Steps to Upload an Image
1. Drag an image from your computer onto the upload area provided (see below).
2. Click the Select An Image link in the upload area. Then, choose an image from your computer.
Deleting The Image
To remove the image from the system, hover over it with your mouse and click the trash can icon in the bottom right corner.
Adding Page ContentBack to top
Once the new page has been created, it's time to add some content.
At first, the system pre-populates the page with content depending on the template you select. All you have to do is update the content blocks on the page to suit your needs.
For more information on managing content blocks, click here.
Navigating To Your PageBack to top
Now that you have a nice, new shiny page in your Site Builder account, it's time to add it to your navigation bar.
To include the page in your site navigation, it must be Published. Once you're ready to go, head over to the Navigation menu in your left sidebar.
Steps to Add the Page to a Navigation Menu
1. Click on the Navigation menu in your left sidebar.
2. Locate the menu you'd like to add the page to.
3. Click the edit link in the top right corner of the menu box.
4. Select Page as the Link Type and click on the page you just created in the Destination drop-down menu. Update the text if you require it.
5. Reorder the page in the menu by holding your mouse on the icon to the left of the link type and dragging it into place.
6. Click Update at the bottom of the screen.