11. Page Templates (and Uses)

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Outside of the Homepage and Splash page, every other page on your site can be saved as drafts (before publishing) and can be constructed based upon a particular template created by the RED team.

There are 6 different types of page templates in RED.

1. Landing Page

Landing Pages are always the first pages of a section in your website.  Landing pages have a header image incorporated into the template that is slightly smaller than the homepage header image (so to ease visual site progression for visitors). All of the pages that are links in your main menu navigation bar should use the Landing Page template. A Landing Page should NEVER be a sub-page.

2. Default Template

Default templates are typically applied to internal pages and are basic content pages that have a Landing Page as its “Parent” page. Remember to select the appropriate Parent page in the Page Attributes settings on the page.  These pages do not use header images or gradients at the top of the page. Similar to Landing pages, there is an “Intro Text” element, with an optional subtitle, image, and text field.

3. Contact Page

The custom Contact Page template does not include a header image. There is an Intro text area with an optional Subtitle and Body text. The content components that are available on this page include: Text Block, Highlight Contact, Highlight Directory and Gravity Form. You can use multiple instances of these components and order them as necessary.

Example of a Contact Page

4. Directory Page 

The Directory Page template allows you to create a listing from your Profile posts. The page template does not include a header image, but does include an Intro text area with an optional Subtitle field.  The Directory feature allows you to select what category(ies) of Profile posts you want to display on the page, either a single category, or multiple categories. The list  is ordered A-Z by last name and includes the profile image, name, title, phone and email and links to the full Profile.

Example of a Directory Page

5. News Listing Page

This custom template allows you to show an archive of News posts. The page template does not include a header image, but does include an Intro text area with an optional Subtitle field.  The News listing feature allows you to select what category(ies) of news posts you want to display on the page, either a single category, or multiple categories. The list will include a thumbnail of any images included in individual posts, the headline linked to the full post, and an excerpt of the body of the post.  The listing is ordered from most recent to older posts and will automatically create pagination at the bottom of the page. You do have the option of making an individual News post “sticky” which means that it will stay at the top of the list as long as this designation is activated.

Example of a News Listing Page

6. Event Listing Page

The Event listing page allows you to show an archive of Event posts. The page template does not include a header image, but does include an Intro text area with an optional Subtitle field. Below the Subtitle and above the individual event listings, the visitor will see a date filter feature to limit the dates of items to show.  The Event listing feature allows you to select what category(ies) of  event posts you want to display on the page, either a single category, or multiple categories. The list will include the event title linked to the full post, date, time and location information.

Example of a Event Listing Page

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