From Showit Manual
The pages panel allows you to select pages in your site represented by the white icon.
You can change the name of the page by double clicking on the page and then type enter when you complete your edit.
You can drag pages into other style groups and reoder them, but you can't have a page at the very top level, all pages must be contained within a Style Group.
Each page will have a unique address in the site which is why you cannot have two pages named the same. These unique pages allow you to Deep Link to any page within your site.
Although the page name can contain spaces and upper case characters, the page id used in locating the page in a web address will be all lower case with any non-alphanumeric character replaced by a dash. So a page named "Jon & Joy" will be replaced in a URL as "jon---joy" since the "&" character and both spaces are replaced by dashes and the names are lower cased.
You can access a page using your web address in three different ways, in these examples we will use "example.com" as your domain name and "page" as the page id:
- HTML Link - "http://example.com/page.html" This is the recommended way if you are posting on another site or sending in an email because search engines will then index the HTML content. This page has HTML content for the page and will redirect to the Flash content if the Flash player is detected. When it redirects, the URL in the browser window would look like "http://example.com/index.html#/page/". This method requires that you publish with HTML when you use us for Hosting or that you Export and Upload HTML if you host the HTML yourself.
- Pound Link - "http://example.com/#/page/" This is the easiest way to link to a page because it is what shows up in your browser. This link will work once the page is published regardless of whether the HTML is published. This is not ideal though as search engines would not be reading the proper HTML for the page content and certain email programs strip off the page and would cause this Deep Link not to work
- Simple Link - "http://example.com/page" The simple link is available ONLY if you use Showit to host your HTML and is optimal for search engines and sending in email and will do the same redirect that the HTML Link does such that the URL will show "http://example.com/index.html#/page/".
There are a few ways to add pages to your site. You can:
- Add a page by clicking on the "+" icon in the lower left corner
- Right click on a Style Group and select "Add Blank Page"
- Click on the "Duplicate Page" when a page is selected
- Click on the "Add Page Layout" icon in the lower left to launch a window and add a page that already has content such as a Contact Form or Photo Gallery
- Click on the "Add Style Group" icon which will launch a window that allows you to add a predefined grouping of pages to the top level of your site
When working with the page tree, there is currently a bug that sometimes when you are on a page, you can't drag that page to another location in the tree. To get around this, click on another page, then click and drag the original page to the location you want to move it to in the tree.