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Working with Page

Enterprise

Page is a special Content Type that contains zones onto which you can drop different dynamic blocks. You can edit it to personalize the layout and contents of your website.

Tip

The Page Content Type contains a Landing Page Field Type which manages the zones and blocks. Any Content item that has the Landing Page Field Type will behave like the Page Content Type.

Creating Page

To create a new Page, in the upper toolbar click Content and from the list below select Content Structure. On the right-side toolbar click Create and from the list of Content items select Landing page. In the Page creation select the layout and click Create.

You can also add a new Page in the Page Builder. Open the Page Builder by clicking Page and selecting the page from the list appearing below. On the Page Builder toolbar click the plus button and from the list select Landing page. Select the layout and click Create.

Before publishing or saving the Page, edit its title and description. Switch to the Field view using the Page Builder toolbar.

Editing Page

You edit Pages using the Page Builder. To start editing an existing Page, in the Back Office click Page and select the page from the list that appears below.

Selecting Page for editing

Page Builder toolbar

The Page Builder comes with a toolbar that enables you to perform advanced editing and previewing of the Page.

Page Builder Toolbar

Using the toolbar buttons, you can perform the following actions:

Button Description
Edit and preview switch Switch between previewing and editing the Page.
Page view and Field view switch Switch between the Page view and the Field view.
View toggler Toggle through to see how the Page is rendered on different devices.
Timeline button Access the timeline to preview how the Page changes with time. You can also view the list of all upcoming scheduled events. For details, see Timeline.
Page builder menu button Access menu enabling you to switch layout, see versions of the Page, manage translations, or delete the Page.
Create new button Create a new Content item.

In a newly created Page you must first choose a layout which defines the available zones. You can switch it later by using the following menu:

Switching Page layouts

Applying a layout divides the Page into the defined zones. The zones are placeholders for Content items. Now you are ready to add blocks of content to the Page.

Adding blocks

In Page Builder you can access a menu of Elements — a set of blocks of content that you can add to the zones of the Page. Each block is unique in its function and enables you to customize the content appearing on the Page.

Dragging a block onto a zone

Add a block by dragging it from the menu to an empty place on a zone. Do not worry about placing blocks in the proper place from the start. You can reorder them at any time by dragging and dropping them in the desired location.

eZ Enterprise comes with a set of ready-to-use Page blocks, but developers can add their own.

Elements menu

The blocks provided with a clean installation of eZ Enterprise are:

Block Description
Form Embeds a Form Content item that you select from the Content Structure. For details, see Form block.
Code Enables you to place text, links, images, etc. on your Page using custom HTML. For details, see Code block.
Content List Displays Content items of a chosen Content Type (or Types) that are contained in a selected folder. For details, see Content List block.
Banner Displays an image Content item with a URL attached to it. For details, see Banner block.
Collection Displays a set of Content items you select manually from the Content structure. For details, see Collection block.
Embed Embeds a Content item of any Content Type on the Page. For details, see Embed block.
Gallery Displays all images contained in a selected folder. For details, see Gallery block.
Video Embeds a video into the Page with standard playback controls. For details, see Video block.
RSS Loads and displays news from RSS feeds (channels). For details, see RSS block.
Content Scheduler Displays Content items at a pre-defined time. For details, see Content Scheduler block.
Text Enables you to add to the Page a Rich Text block. For details, see Text block.

Block settings

Blocks of content

Each kind of block has its special properties. You can access them by placing the cursor on the added block and clicking the cog button. Use the same menu to remove the block from the Page by clicking the trash button.

Elements settings

Settings available for blocks are divided into three tabs — Basic, Design, and Scheduler. The settings available in the Basic tab are tailored to the block's content.

The remaining tabs contain parameters common to all blocks provided with eZ Enterprise. Use them to modify the layout and visibility of a block. For details, see Advanced publishing options.

You can't publish a Page if you have not set all the required settings of all blocks.

Tip

Settings and function of custom-made blocks of content depend on their design. For details on adjusting and using them, contact your website administrator.

Form block

Note that completing the settings of the Form block requires at least one Form Content item created.

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Form section, click Select content, navigate through the content and select a Form Content item to append it to the block.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

Code block

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Content box, enter the HTML code for the content you want to display on the Page.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

Content List block

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Parent section, click Select content, navigate through the content and select a folder containing Content items to display on the list. Click Confirm.
  • In the Limit section, enter a number or use the up and down buttons to set the limit of Content items to display.
  • From the Content Types to be displayed list, select Content Type(s) to be displayed. The block will display Content items of the selected Content Types that are in the selected parent folder.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Image section, click Select content, navigate through the content and select an image to display.
  • In the URL box, enter a URL to open when clicking the selected image.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

Collection block

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Location list section, click Select Content, navigate through the content and add to the collection Content items of any Content Type you want. All selected Content items appear in the Confirmed items box at the bottom of the window. When done selecting, click Confirm.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

Embed block

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • Select content to embed by clicking Select content. Navigate to a Content item, select it and click Confirm.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Folder section, click Select content, navigate through the content, select a folder containing images to display and click Confirm. After submitting the settings, all images in the folder will appear in the Gallery block. Note that selecting a folder containing Content items other than images results in displaying only a link to the folder they are stored in.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

Video block

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Video section, click Select content, navigate through the content, select a video to display in the block and click Confirm. In the Basic tab you can preview the selected video before adding it to the Page.

Click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

RSS block

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the URL box, provide the URL for the RSS news feed.
  • In the Limit box, enter a number or use the up and down buttons to set the limit of news items appearing in the block.
  • In the Offset box, enter a number or use the up and down buttons to set the limit of featured news items appearing in the block.

Text block

In the Basic tab, perform the following actions:

  • In the Name box, provide the name of the block that will appear on the Page.
  • In the Content box, enter text, images, videos, etc. using the Online Editor. For details, see Editing Rich Text Fields.

When done editing, click Submit to save the changes or Discard to cancel.

Publishing Page

If you are ready to publish the Page click Publish in the top-right corner. To save it as a draft to finish editing it later, click Save.

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