Page Hierarchy Organization

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Hierarchy Overview

Pages related to the same subject can be organized in a hierarchy.

  • Top Page
    • Sub Page
      • Sub Sub Page
    • Sub Page
      • Sub Sub Page
      • Sub Sub Page

For example, if you had pages which describes the super hero group, The Avengers, your pages could have this organization

  • The Avengers
    • Captain America
    • Hulk
      • Green Hulk
      • Grey Hulk
    • Thor
    • Wolverine

Only the top pages are displayed when viewing the page assets of a site:


To view the other pages under this Top Page, you must first select the top page and then click the "Page Hierarchy" link show in red below:


After clicking Page Hierarchy, you will see the list of pages:

You can drag and drop pages using this view to change how the pages are organized in the hierarchy, such as changing the parent page.

Note that the ordering of pages at the same level is always done alphabetically. If you reorder the pages, they will be resorted alphabetically after refresh.


The organization of the pages in a hierarchy has two effects:

  1. Automatic Permissions Inheritance
  2. Automatic Navigation


Automatic Permissions Inheritance

Similar to other assets, you can assign view and edit permissions to pages. Permissions to sub pages automatically inherit from the Top Page. Note that if you drag a sub page from one top page tree to another top page tree, the view and edit permissions will be updated.


Automatic Navigation

When individual pages are being viewed, both the breadcrumb and the sub page navigation display the location of the page in the hierarchy.

In the image below, you can see that "The Avengers" page has 4 sub pages. The user can click on any sub page link to go directly to that page. 


The breadcrumb trail also displays all the parent pages. In the example below, the user can click any of the links in the breadcrrumb trial to jump back to this page's parent, or grandparent.



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