There are several types of page you can create that serve various purposes. Read on to learn more!
Every page on your Streamline page has a type. Different page types have different fields and requirements, and types will sometimes influence how teasers for those pages will appear.
You can choose the page type when creating the page, or update it later on while editing (although you'll get a warning that some fields may get removed / added!)
Standard pages are... well, standard. They have a title, main content area, and two teaser zones, but have no other unique characteristics.
- Informational pages - "About Us" or pages about programs or services
- Document pages - pages where you want to feature lots of files as elements
- Creating "landing pages" -- a term for pages that act like folders to organize other pages together
- ...just about anything not otherwise covered below!
Profile pages are the ideal place to feature information about individual people. There are specialized fields for district-related contact information which automatically show up when the page is teased (and typically, Profile pages are organized together on landing pages).
- Board members
- Staff members
- Any other personnel you want to feature on the site!
Note: Profile pages are designed for the name of the person to go into the Page Title field!
Any non-Meeting page on your site that needs to feature a date is a good candidate for the Event-type. This page type includes a date field that displays prominently on the page as well as teasers that point to this page.
- Actual events you want to promote on the site
- News / blog posts that have a date associated with them
- Holidays or closures
Tip: When grouped together, Event page teasers can be ordered by date automatically! (Learn more >)
Anything you want to add as a teaser or menu item needs to link to a specific Page on your site. What if the teaser or menu item you want to add is a link to an external web site though? Introducing the External page, whose entire job is to redirect the visitor to another place!
These are District-specific pages that have a singular purpose: to display Meeting pages per legal requirements. Every District site should have at least one Group page for their board and additional Group pages for any other notable entity that meets regularly (i.e. regular or committees).
Group pages organize and display teasers that link to Meeting pages which are added via the Meetings tab. (Learn more >)
Note: You don't need to create separate Groups for each year (i.e. Board Meetings 2020) because Group pages can be set up to automatically organize Meetings by year!
Warning: Unless you're sure of what you're doing, you shouldn't be creating or editing Group pages very often, if ever! Contact Support if you have any questions before proceeding with editing any Group pages.
One of the most important page types, Meeting pages are where any information and documents relating to a board meeting should go. Meeting pages are unique in that they must belong to a Group, require a date, and can feature documents such as an agenda, minutes, and supporting documents.
Meetings are created in a totally different way than the rest of the content on your site. You should go directly to the Meetings tab to create or manage any meeting pages! This will help to ensure your site stays compliant and on track.
Note: The title field for Meeting pages works a little differently than most pages. The title of a Meeting page is generated using the following "equation": (Group page name) + (Meeting page name)If you leave the title field of the Meeting page blank, the system will insert the word "Meeting" for the meeting page name. For some examples:
- If you add a Meeting page to a Group ("Board of Trustees") and leave the Meeting title field blank, the Meeting page title will default to "Board of Trustees Meeting" (which is what you want 90%+ of the time!)
- If you add a Meeting page with the title "Special Meeting" to a Group ("Board of Trustees") the Meeting page title will display as "Board of Trustees Special Meeting"
Warning: It's worth repeating - You should go directly to the Meetings tab to create or manage any meeting pages! (Learn more >)