When users visit your website, their experienced is entirely focused on pages. Because of this, Nimble’s core focus starts with the simple page.
In this tutorial, we will create a basic page with a simple content item.
First, click the ‘Pages’ link on the Admin menu.
This is the page manager. From here you can search, publish, unpublish, edit, and create new pages.
Clicking the button will give you page specific options. From there you can unpublish a page, change page settings, or delete the page.
Every page in nimble has a type. Page types let you organize your website in any way you prefer. Instead of having your blog at ‘/blog’, you can decide to have it at /news or any other URL you want.Select ‘Blank Page’ to get started.
Here you can configure the page. The page’s title is what will be displayed in navigation, user history, and at the top of the browser window with a user visits a page. It is also the name that will show up in Google search results.
Many user’s first interaction with your page will be via the URL. URLs should be short and simple, but descriptive.
Internet search services such as Google and Bing will use your site description to help people find your site. The longer your page description, the easier your page will be able to be found.
Once you have entered this basic information, click the ‘Create Page’ button.
Welcome to the Page Builder. Notice that the bar at the top is red. This means that your page is not published yet. This means only you can see it. Clicking the ‘Publish Now’ button will make your page accessable to the outside world. It will also make the page visible in navigation items if you have added the page to one.
Areas with a green ‘Put Something Here’ button are fixed blocks that are part of the design. Widgets put in these blocks will be inherited by sub pages.If you leave that block empty, it will be hidden to users when they visit your site.
Now its time to add your first widget. Click the ‘Add Widget’ button in the top right corner of Page Builder.
Here you can select a widget to put on the page. This tutorial page you are on has a Navigation widget on the left and Content widgets on the right. Content widgets let you put text, images, links, and HTML on the page. Lets start by creating a simple content widget.
You may notice that you already have some content items to choose. These are basic items that come with every site to help you get started. We could take the easy route and just add one of these to the page. Instead, lets create our first Content item. Click ‘New Content’.
Editing content is just like working with Microsoft Word. You can go to the ‘Insert’ tab to insert images and more. The ‘Format’ tab is for styling and aranging text. Review is for spellcheck and more, and Other is for the more advanced users. Other has advanced features like the Source Code editor to allow you to have full control.
Scroll Down and you will find a button. When you click the button, all of the menus will collapse and you will see your content on the page!. Now we just need to publish the page so other people can see it. Click to publish the page.
Now that your page is published, the Page Builder toolbar will turn green so that you know the page is live. Now lets see what the page looks like to the outside world. Click the gear icon in the top right corner to get the page settings menu.
Here you can change your page settings, unpublish the page, delete the page, and see what the page looks like to the outside world. Click the ‘Go to live’ button.
Congratulations, you have created your first page!