The Importance of Site Structure

Site Structure refers to the way in which the pages on your website are structured in terms of hierarchy.  A well-structured site means that your content is easy to find and internal pages show in Google, helping with SEO and reducing clutter.

When we build your website we will recommend what pages should be high-level ‘parent pages’ and what pages should be sub-pages or ‘children’ of the parent pages, however, this is all dependent on your content and preferences.

On the Eduka CMS, there are essentially three different types of page structure, 1. A no-parent page for a stand-alone page that has no ‘children’, 2. A parent page which is a landing page, or a main page and 3. A sub-page, which goes under a parent page and has useful content but isn’t needed on your site’s menu

How to alter your site structure

Step 1:

Firstly, visit the menu-sitemap by selecting the drop-down icon on the ‘Pages' menu item. This shows you how your pages are currently structured, click on the drop-down arrow next to the parent pages to see what pages are underneath it.

Step 2:

If you want to change the structure of a page, you can click and drag the pages around. If you make a mistake, select the ‘reset’ button. To save any changes here, select the ‘save and publish’ button. You can also alter individual pages by editing the page.  

Step 3: 

On the right-hand side you will see the attributes bar and under the words sitemap and menu, you will see the structure of that page.  Change the structure by selecting ‘Change?’ and either select ‘No Parent’ if you want the page to standalone or select a parent page if you want it to be a sub-page.

How to link to another page from a page

It’s likely that you’ll want to link a page to another one, to take the user on a pre-planned journey or walk through of your website.  To link to another page, click on the page you want to link from, highlight the text you want to link and in the WYSIWYG editor, select this icon Please enter an image description., you can then either enter the web link of the page you want to link to, or click this icon Please enter an image description. and select the existing page in the CMS.