Working with the Site Map allows you to change the layout of your website pages. To get there, the first thing you’ll want to do is log into the Site Manager of your site.
Click on the “Login” link at the bottom of your screen or, if your site has a portal login box you can use that. Then enter your username and password:
Next, log into the Site Manager by clicking the “Modify Your Site” icon:
Click on the link at the top of the Site Manager that says “Site Map:”
This will bring up your Site Map with the pages of your site listed. You can expand the menu to see your sub-menu items by click on the plus sign next to the menu name.
If you click on any of the pages you will be brought directly to that page so that you may begin editing.
In the Site Map, you can also drag and drop menu items to different locations. Say you want you Contact link to be right next to your “Welcome” link. To do this you’ll want to hold down the left-click button on your mouse as you hover over the menu item you want to move. The item will be highlighted, but you won’t go directly to the page (unless you stop holding down the mouse button).
Drag it to the location you want it to appear in within your navigation. You will see the dotted line denoting the new positioning of the link:
When the link is in the desired location, click the “Save Changes” button:
You may also wish to delete pages on your site. To do this, you’ll hover over the link you want to delete then right-click This will bring up the “settings” and “delete” option. You’ll want to choose “delete:”
Again, you’ll want to save your changes:
The last step is to hit “Publish” to push the changes out to your live site.
Advanced Site Map Options
You may have noticed that some of your menu items are gray or have lines through them. There are specific reasons for this. The image below explains:
To change the settings of your link, you’ll hover your mouse over the link you want to change and then right-click. You’ll see the “settings option:
Here you are presented with a number of different options:
Navigation Title: This is the name of the page as it appears on your navigation bar
File Name: This is the name of the file that will appear in your internet browser as part of the URL. For example, www.domainname.com/firmprofile.php The file name can be changed but should always end in .php
Image: If you want to change the header image associated with this page you can do so here. Click the “Change Image…” button and this will bring you to our image gallery. (You can also do this when you’re directly editing the page itself)
Show in Navbar: When this is checked, the Navigation Title will be visible on the website as a link that visitors will see. There may be instances where you want to put content on a page, but don’t want visitors to able to access it without clicking on a specific URL. If this box is unchecked, the Navigation Title will not show up on the site, but users could still get to the page if they went specifically to http://www.domainname.com/filename.php
Linked in Navbar: When this box is checked, the Navigation Title will be clickable so that when users click on it they will go to an actual page on the site. Sometimes you may want to use the Navigation Title as a place-holder that can’t be clicked on, but that has clickable sub-links below it. If you uncheck this box you will accomplish this.
Include in Sitemap: When this box is checked, the page will appear within your website’s site map. On your site there is a link at the very bottom that says “Site Map” and it lists all the pages on your site. If you uncheck the “Include in Sitemap” box, the page will not be displayed on this Site Map page.
Header Style: If you want to change the way the header image appears on the page you can select a different option from this drop-down menu. (You can also do this when you’re directly editing the page itself.)
Descriptive Paragraph: This will only come into play if the specific page is listed on a Hub Page, such as you see on your default “Resources” page. Each item on the page has a small text description that explains what the page is about. This box is where you can change and/or enter a description.
Don’t forget to save your changes once you are finished.
Site Map- Search Engines Tab
You have the ability to change the page titles, keywords and meta descriptions for each page of your website, which can be beneficial for the Search Engine Optimization of your site. To do this you’ll right-click on the page whose settings you want to change and pick the “settings” option:
On the next screen, you’ll select the tab that says “Search Engines:”
You can enter a unique page title for the page, specific keywords that are relevant to the page, and a related description. Don’t forget to click “Save” when finished.
As always, you’ll want to hit “publish” to push all changes out to your live site.