A ‘child page’ is a page that sits within a ‘parent page’ and appears below the parent page as a drop down option on your website’s main navigation menu. This is helpful if you have sub category pages that you don’t want to feature on the top navigation of your site, but still want to direct customers to. Below is a step-by-step guide showing you just how easy it is to create a child page.
1. Firstly visit your relevant primary marketplace and log in to your account using your credentials. These marketplaces include:
2. Click ‘My Account’ and then ‘Account’. Then select ‘Manage Your Website’ on the right hand side.
3. You’ll be presented with your website Dashboard. Next you’ll want to click ‘Pages’ on the left hand menu.
4. Before you add a child page you need to create the child page. To do this, simply add a new page to your website. Follow the simple step-by-step guide to adding a new page which you can find here.
However, before you save your new page, you must make sure you tick the box that states ‘Display a Read More link‘. This will ensure that when it appears on the parent page, people are able to click a button to take them to the child page. Take a look at the image below to see what the tick box looks like…
5. In this instance, we have already created the page, which we have called ‘Child Page’. To then add this page to another on your site you need to firstly select the page you want to add it to.
To do this, simply click the word ‘Edit‘ next to the page you want to use as the ‘parent page’. In this instance we’ve chosen the ‘About Us’ page.
6. You’ll be presented with the edit page screen. Next you’ll want to:
a. Click ‘Children’ in the left hand menu
b. Type the name of the page you wish to use as the child page in the box highlighted (in this instance we’re using the page we just created which we named ‘Child Page’).
c. A dropdown will then appear showing you the page you want to add. Click on the page you wish to make the child page.
7. Then all you have to do to add this page to your parent page is scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Save’
This is how our child page appear on the About Us page of our example website. A visitor to your site would then need to click on the ‘Read More’ button to visit the child page in full…
8. Next, you will want to make the child page sit beneath the parent page in your website’s main navigation menu. To do this, click ‘Menu Items’ in the left hand menu.
9. You will then be presented with your website’s main navigation menu. You should be able to see the child page in this menu.
10. Because it is in line with the other pages on your site, it will be appearing in the main navigation menu.
To move it from the main menu, so it sits as a drop down option below the child page, click on the four arrows and drag the child page so it sits beneath the parent page and is also indented slightly. Once you are pleased with this, click the ‘Save Configuration’ button to save your changes.
See below for an example of how this indentation should look…
Below is an example of how this drop down will look in your website’s main menu…