Using Sections to organize pages on the site

This background is for everyone.

Why read this: So you can understand what you can do with the system.  Its very powerful, but you need to know how to ask it to do something.


  • Groups of related pages are organized into a Section
    • Remember you must create the section before you try to put pages in to it  Use the Sections function to add, rename or remove sections.
    • Pages within Sections whose names begin with '~' are protected from deletion.
    • Within a Section there can be two levels of page, top level and secondary pages.  For example:  the "Introduction" to this help has a display priority of '1:1' and this page which is under it has a display priority of '1:200'. This means that is will show up after "How pages are built" which has a display priority of '1:100'.  It is a good idea to leave gaps in the numbering so that you can insert pages easily between existing pages.  The system will ensure that no two pages have the same display priority within a section.  If you inadvertently add a page with the same priority as an existing page, its secondary priority will be increased by 10 (or 20 ..) so that all pages within a section have distinct priorities.  If you move a page between sections check to see if its display priority is correct.  The system may adjust it to ensure that the newly moved page doesn't have the same priority as another page in the new section.
    • Table of Contents: when a top level page, or any secondary page under the same top level page is displayed all the non-hidden secondary pages under that top level page will be displayed in the section's Table of Contents (default behavior).  However, to support responsive design, it may just display the current page's peers and the current page's subordinate pages.   To allow for walking back, sites using this behavior have a list of "breadcrumbs" (i.e., the list of pages from top to the current page, product or category.
    • Multi-Author Sites: If several authors can edit a site. Each section can be assigned to a single division of authors and only they (and the administrative group) can edit pages in this section.  Author divisions can be assigned responsibility for several sections. (available but not required for most sites).
  • To ensure that pages used in navigation bars or special page features (e.g., a site's common footer element) are not removed by mistake some pages cannot be deleted and you will see the "This page is protected" notice (see below) rather than a Confirm Delete check box.  This can be set either by having the section name begin with '~' (e.g, '~hidden') or by having a Display Priority of 1-1.   These pages can be delted by moving them to a non-protected section or changing their display priority. However, Do not delete these pages unless you are the web designer as they are often used in fixed site navigation.This Page is Protected.