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What can I do in the Site Content section?

 

In the Site Content section, you create and/or edit content pages.  Content pages, are all other pages on the website not related to products and categories, such as main menu pages like Home, About Us, Contact Us and additional content pages such as Terms and Condition, and FAQs.

To get to Site Content:

  1. Log into your 3dcart Online Store Manager
  2. From the left menu go to Content >Site Content

Once there, you will see a series of buttons for various content options of the site.

Home Page

Clicking the "Edit" button for Home Page will let you edit your store's main page. This will use the built-in HTML Page Builder to allow you to add content to the header (top) and footer (bottom) of the home page. This section will also let you edit some SEO capabilities of the home page as needed.

Tip
You can also get to this same Home Page edit page from the Titles & Content Section

Terms & Conditions

Clicking the "Edit" button for Terms and Conditions will allow you to edit the store's pre-built ToS Policies as needed. Click here for more information

Next, you will see two more sections: Top Menu Links and Footer Extra Pages.

Top Menu Links

When you click on this section's "Edit" button, you'll be taken to the Menu Links page. The menu links page allows you to create and modify pages on the store's main navigation menu.  The look and layout of your main menu is dependent on the design Theme you are using but most of them will have the menu located on the top.

To add a new page to the Menu links section:

  1. Click "+Add" at the top right of the Menu Links section
  2. Type the name of the page
  3. Select from the drop down if it is a new main page or a secondary page to an already existing menu page.
  4. Sorting determines what order the page will be in the main menu.  Lower numbers display first. Make sure the sorting order does not conflict with another page.
  5. Check "Hide Link" if you do not want the page to be available on the website
  6. Click the "Add" button to create and add the page to the Menu Links listing.

To edit a menu link page:

While in the menu listing section, look to the right of the page listing and click on the "Action >Edit" button.

The Page Content page has the following parts:

  • Name:
    Use this field if you'd like to change the name of the link.
  • Link:
    If you would like the link to lead to another page such as the my account page or an external link such as www.google.com, specify the link here.*
  • Target:
    This setting determines if the page opens in a new window/tab or in the current window

*Note:
The following sections of the page content will only apply to the Menu Link if the "Link:" field (mentioned above) is left blank.

If the Link option is used, these next settings won't necessarily apply since the page is redirecting elsewhere

  • Edit "[Page]" Content:
    This is where you will add the actual content which includes (text, images, tables etc) to the page.  You can use the HTML Page Builder to format your content more easily.

Tip
If you would like to bypass the HTML Page Builder and use simple text or WYSIWYG instead, you can click on the "View Source Code" link to turn off the HTML Page Builder altogether.

  • Advanced
    The advanced section will have the following options:
    • Frame Template:
      If creating a brand new page (i.e. not linked as above), you can create additional frame templates that will display for the content.  (Click Here for more details)
    • Allow Access:
      Use this to restrict access to the page based on customer groups
    • On fail redirect to:
      (only visible after using "Allow Access")
      Should a restricted group attempt to access the page, they will be sent to the page entered here.  If left blank, by default it redirects to the store's "My Account" page.
  • SEO
    The SEO section of Page Content will contain the following:
    • Page Title:
      The title which display in the menu bar of the browser window
    • Custom File Name:
      Use this field to specify a customized file name for the page as needed.
    • MetaTags:
      Enter any SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords here or use the Tag wizard to assist you in generating keywords.

Click on the "Save" button at the top right when you are completed


Footer Extra Pages

When you click on this section's "Edit" button, you'll be taken to the Footer Extra Pages page. Extra pages can be used for additional site content pages such as Privacy Policy, Return Policy, Customer Feedback and other secondary site related content.  Extra pages can also be used for displaying pages with Database Feeds like a Terms and Conditions page. 

Depending on your site's design Theme, extra pages will usually display at either the bottom or left side of your page.

To add a new extra page:

  1. Click the "+Add" button located at the top right of the Extra Page section.
  2. Type the name of the page
  3. Select from the drop down if it is a new main page or a secondary page to an already existing menu page.
  4. Sorting determines what order the page will be in the main menu.  Lower numbers display first. Make sure the sorting order does not conflict with another page.
  5. Check "Hide Link" if you do not want the page to be available on the website
  6. Click the "Add" at the bottom of the section to create and add the page to the Extra Page listing.

To edit a menu link page:

While in the Extra Page listing section, look to the right of the page listing and click on the "Action >Edit" button.

The Page Content page has the following parts:

  • Name:
    Use this field if you'd like to change the name of the link.
  • Link:
    If you would like the link to lead to another page such as the my account page or an external link such as www.google.com, specify the link here.*
  • Target:
    This setting determines if the page opens in a new window/tab or in the current window

*Note:
The following sections of the page content will only apply to the Menu Link if the "Link:" field (mentioned above) is left blank.

If the Link option is used, these next settings won't necessarily apply since the page is redirecting elsewhere

  • Edit "[Page]" Content:
    This is where you will add the actual content which includes (text, images, tables etc) to the page.  You can use the HTML Page Builder to format your content more easily.

Tip
If you would like to bypass the HTML Page Builder and use simple text or WYSIWYG instead, you can click on the "View Source Code" link to turn off the HTML Page Builder altogether.

  • Advanced
    The advanced section will have the following options:
    • Frame Template:
      If creating a brand new page (i.e. not linked as above), you can create additional frame templates that will display for the content.  (Click Here for more details)
    • Allow Access:
      Use this to restrict access to the page based on customer groups
    • On fail redirect to:
      (only visible after using "Allow Access")
      Should a restricted group attempt to access the page, they will be sent to the page entered here.  If left blank, by default it redirects to the store's "My Account" page.
    • Use Database Feed:
      Mark this checkbox if you'd like to have the page's content controlled via a database feed. Please review our Database Feed article for more information on this topic.

Additional Information
While there are similarities between the Top Menu Links and Footer Extra Pages setup, the use of Database feeds is an exclusive setting to Footer Extra Pages.

  • SEO
    The SEO section of Page Content will contain the following:
    • Page Title:
      The title which display in the menu bar of the browser window
    • Custom File Name:
      Use this field to specify a customized file name for the page as needed.
    • MetaTags:
      Enter any SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords here or use the Tag wizard to assist you in generating keywords.

Click on the "Save" button at the top right when you are completed


At the very bottom of the page, you will see the following buttons that can take you to other sections of your site's content design.

  • Store Language
    This section allows you to change many of the labels used throughout the website. This section can be used for simple title and label changes, as well as for situations where you might want to change the actual verbal language of the site. Click here for more information.
  • Titles & Content
    This section allows you to edit the header (top) and footer (bottom) sections of most of the site's pages. Click here for more information.
  • Header & Footer
    This section will let you add content to the site's global Header, Footer, and Left/Right Banners if the theme contains these sections. Click here for more information.

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