SilkStart lets you customize webpages to suit your organization, and enable application pages to efficiently display content.
Types of Pages
- Application Pages
Direct links like yoursite.com/events and /jobs represent application pages that are built into SilkStart, and are not directly editable, as they display and format the information you enter. To enable an application for use on your site, log in to your admin panel and navigate to Settings > Apps.
Popular Applications: Event Calendar - Job Board - Team Page - Groups
- Custom Pages
Any custom page you create will have /cpages/ in the URL, which stands for “custom page” (ex. yoursite.silkstart.com/cpages/home). These can be customized by adding sections, widgets, slideshows, text, and more.
Building Custom Pages
Create a new custom page from the Admin Panel under Site > Custom Webpages. Select your template, enter page details, and begin editing!
To enter "Edit Mode", click the orange Edit Page tab on the left of your page when you are logged in. If you just created the page, you will automatically arrive in edit mode. Learn more about the details of editing your custom page.
- Use the WYSIWYG editor (and learn what it stands for!)
- Make a Hyperlink
- Make a Section
- Add Widgets
- Make a Slideshow
Save and Publish
SilkStart’s versioning features let you go back to an older version of your webpage. This means that you have the option to Save or Publish your webpage after making edits. This distinction is helpful if you find your web page isn’t showing your changes.
- What's the difference between saving and publishing?
- How to go back to an older version of your webpage
- How to publish and un-publish your page
Additional Page Options
- Set visibility and control what types of members can see your page
- Add meta information for optimal search results
- Switch templates
- Delete your page
- Edit page name
Quick Tip: If you have a custom page whose link will be heavily promoted and wish to remove the /cpages/, contact your Account Manager to set up a URL alias. Please note that this is only configured for individual pages.
Want to learn more? Browse our entire collection of Web Design FAQs.