Introduction

A Collection Page allows you to create a visual navigation that links similar galleries and pages in your site.

It is best to have already created your Gallery and Custom Pages before trying to add to a Collection Page.

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In this article
  • Creating a Collection Page – video instructions
  • Create Collection Page
  • Page visibility
  • Add Item – Page
  • Change order of items
  • Saving changes
  • Settings
  • Add to Site Menu

Creating a Collection Page – video instructions

  1. Go to Pages Editor 0:31
  2. Press on Create Page 0:41
  3. Select Collection Page. This will open a new collections page 0:46
  4. Title Collections Page. 0:52
  5. 'Add Item’ From Add Item we want to select ‘Page Link' 1:10
  6. Select a page or more. These will need to be online to be able to add. Click 'Add to Collection'1:30
  7. Consider changing cover images and rearrange links with dragging and dropping. 1:59
  8. Save your changes in the top right corner. 2:48
  9. Add to Site Menu 3:01
  10. Preview Links 3:19
  11. Rearrange in Site Menu if necessary. 3:57

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From your Dashboard, expand the left Sidebar and tap 'Pages'.

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Tap 'Create Page' > select 'Collection Page'.

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A dialogue panel will be displayed. Enter a name for your collection.

Tap 'Add Collection' or 'Cancel' to exit.


Page visibility

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Your new Collection Page will not appear in your Site Menu.

The 'Visibility' will be shown as 'Online'. There are three visibility 'states' possible: Online, Private and Offline.

Tap to activate dropdown and change.

See our Page Visibility guide for more information


Add Item – Page

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Select from available Galleries or Custom Pages.

It is not possible to add Proofing Projects, Store Products or Blog Posts.

Tap 'Add to Collection' or 'Cancel' to exit.

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Your Collection Page now show thumbnail links to the Gallery Pages or Custom Pages you selected.

To remove a page from the Collection tap the 'Remove' link in the lower-right corner of the thumbnail frame.


Change order of items

https://s3.amazonaws.com/elevio-article-assets/56f1b9c46ba50/5893bf707d5b4_10a-moving-item-extracted-edited.jpg You can change the order your items appear by tap-and-dragging on the lower panel.

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Saving changes

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Any changes you make within the Collections Page Editor will not be applied to your Live Site until you have 'Save Changes' in the top-right corner.


Settings

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Title: the title of your page how it will appear in your site menu.

Path: this path will precede your site in your url. eg: www.example.com/collection-page

Best practice is to use lower-case characters and a hyphen '-' between words.

Description: the description of this page will only be shown in search engine results. It will not be visible on your site.

Delete Page: Removes Collection Page.


Add to Site Menu

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Your Collection Page needs to be added to the Site Menu

Hover the 'Not in Menu' link and tape the 'Change' link that appears.

Follow our Site Menu Editor guide.


The actual 'Collection Page' Design options that are available for your theme may differ from what is shown in the example above (Horizon Left theme) as they are theme dependent (some themes may not have the same options).

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