Linked pages

Linked pages are a used to redirect users from one URL to another, either another page on your site, or to a page on a different site entirely. This is often done in order to create an easy-to-remember URL that can be given out to parents, students, etc., that points to a page that's much deeper in the site navigation. For more information about creating custom URLs, refer to Customize page addresses and URLs.

Linked pages are created just like any other page.

  1. In the left bar, hover over the page you want to be the "parent" of the linked page, and click "New Page."

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    Note: Many Finalsite clients create a new branch in Composer specifically for linked pages.

  2. In the New Page dialog window, select the "Linked Page" format.

  3. Give your page a name. Notice as you do that the "URL" field automaticallys mirror the page name (replacing any spaces with hyphens).

    You can override the automatic URL string with whatever text you want to include. If you have created a custom URL for use in printed brochures, etc., make sure that this field matches the web address that you're distributing.

    Note: This must be a unique URL! If you try to create a custom URL that's already being used by another page, you'll see an error telling you to choose a different address.

  4. To redirect to another page on your website, select "Internal Redirect," and then click "Select Page." Use the page picker window that appears to select the page on your site where you want users to end up.

    To send users to a different website entirely, select "External Redirect," and paste the target URL in the "Redirect to this page" field.

  5. Save and publish the page. 

    Composer will indicate that visitors to the custom URL you set up will be redirected to whatever page you selected.

Linked page options

The following options are available when creating a new linked page.

  • Internal Redirect: Send the user to another page on your site.

  • External Redirect: Send the user to another website entirely.

  • Reuse Content: Display the contents of another page on your site without sending the user to that page. From the user's perspective, it will appear as if that other page's content is located in whatever section of the site where you created this Linked Page.

    Note: You can achieve a similar effect by cloning a page (hover over a page in the left bar and select "Clone Page.") The difference is that when a page is cloned, it creates a completely separate page. You would then be able to edit the original page without impacting the content on the clone. With Linked Pages, this is not the case. Edits to the original page will carry over to the Linked Page.

  • Open in a New Window: select this checkbox if you want this page to open in a new browser tab.

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