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Create a page

Pages are added from 'pages and collections' under the create section of the main menu.

Pages and collections link on main menu

Pages consist of a selection of artefacts which you arrange and present to others. These may include:

  • selected files
  • CV details
  • text
  • journal posts
  • video and audio files
  • social media links

You can re-use artefacts that you create in as many pages as you wish.

How do I create a page?

Pages are created using the Add button on the Portfolio landing page.

Add a page or collection button

This will open a pop up box in which you can choose to create a page or a collection.

new page

Select page, and this will open the add a new page window.

basics section of add a new page screen

Fill in the details for:

  1. Page title* - provide a title for your page. If you do not enter a title, the default “Untitled” will appear.
  2. Page description - write a brief description summarising this page. It will appear on the page itself.
  3. Tags - enter tags to find your page more easily at a later stage. You can choose from your existing tags by starting to type a letter and then selecting the tag you want to use. You can also type a new tag, and it is added to your list of tags.

Next, click on 'advanced' to open these additional, mostly non-mandatory, page settings.

Advanced section of add a new page

  1. Instructions - pages can be set up with instructions that sit at the top of the page rather than needing to use a block for that.
  2. Lock blocks - lock blocks to a page preventing their deletion from the page by setting this to yes.
  3. Name display format - choose how you want your name to appear on the page to others.

*These are mandatory fields, all the others can be left blank if you choose.

Select Layout if you want to set a specific layout for this page at the point of creation. This can be done later when adding content to the page. The page will be added with 3 columns by default unless amended.

Page layout section of the add new page settings

Finally, click the Save button to save your changes and to continue to the Edit content stage.

See this page in the user guide for more information on the Page editor

The information on this page relates to Mahara 18.10 and was last updated December 2018.


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