The new landing pages are designed to have interesting layouts that are easy to
replicate for each academic department at the school. This documentation will go
over what each field on the new landing page template does.
To create a new landing page, you must right-click on the Landing folder in Sitecore,
select "New", and then select the blue Landing Page icon.
A window will pop up asking you to name the page. Once you type in a name, a new
landing page will be created with the name you provide.
This image above shows the first five options you have when editing the layout of
your new landing page. Note that for all of our landing pages, the checkbox that
reads "Check this if you do not want this page to show in the left-side navigation:"
should always be checked.
The field labeled "Banner Image" (1) can be filled with a selected item from the
media library. This image will stretch across the white space designated for these
images on the page layout. The ideal size for a banner image is 764 pixels wide
by 200 pixels tall.
The field labeled "Banner Caption" (2) will display any text typed into it as bold
and italic. This is usually reserved for a quote or sentence that describes the
goal or atmosphere of the department the landing page will represent.
The field labeled "title" (3) is the heading over the main content in the page’s
whitespace, which will appear below the image banner. Note that text entered here
will override what is entered into the field labeled "Page Title (Blue Text)" (4)
and display itself there as well.
The field labeled "Page Title (Blue Text)" (4) is the blue text that will appear
above the banner image, to the left of the pages' font size controls. This field
is currently not working properly.
The above picture illustrates the next five fields to be filled out.
The field labeled "Overview" (5) will display its text under the blue title just
below the banner image. This is the main content area that other webpages on the
site typically use for their content as well.
The field labeled "For use in left navigation and breadcrumb" (6) will display its
contents in the grey sidebar to the left of the content area, and in the grey text
above the field labeled "title" (3). Note that because we are choosing to not display
links to the Landing pages on the left by checking the box below field 1, this text
will not display in the grey sidebar.
The field labeled "Major Title" (7) will display its text as a hyperlink in the
box titled "For More Information" on the finished landing page.
The field labeled "Title Tag (blue bar at the top of the web browser)" (8) will
display its text in the tab of the user's browser, at the top of the window. Note
that the actual color of the bar will depend on the user's browser.
The field labeled "Major Link" (9) is selected from a drop-down list accessible
from the arrow button on the right when it is hovered over. The selection from this
field will provide the link for the field labeled "Major Title". Obviously this
field should be selected to reflect the context of the rest of the page.
The image above depicts the last three fields needed to be filled in the landing
The field labeled "description" (10) will not show up on the final page. It provides
a general description of the content of a webpage, usable by search engines. As
an example, a description of another department on a landing page could read "Information
about the drama major at Randolph-Macon College, a liberal arts Virginia college".
The field labeled "Feature Text" (11) will display its contents in the golden box
to the right of the page's main content, just below the box titled "For more information".
This content will generally emphasize the department's achievements or features,
often through the use of a quote by a student or professor accompanied by a short
description of the accomplishment.
Finally, the field labeled "Department Chair" (12) will display its contents in
the box below the "Feature Text" (11). This field is meant to show the Department
Chair's name and contact information.
Once all of the required fields have been filled, the new landing page needs to
be published. To do this, simply click the Publish tab at the top of the page. Then,
click the "Publish" button. You will be asked to save your work, and then be asked
if you are sure you want to publish the item. Once you have done this, click the
review tab to check in/approve the new page, and it will be available to the public.