Manage Pages in a Channel

Different types of pages and page navigation within a channel

Introduction

Bloomreach Content offers two types of pages you can work with to make your content truly stand out. This page will zoom in on the types of pages we offer and what they can be used for.

Page types

There are 2 types of pages in a channel: 

  1. Document-driven pages share a single page layout to present all the different documents of the same type (news articles, blogs, event pages).
  2. Experience pages are unique to the site in their contents and layout.

In the channel editor, as a Site Editor, you can make changes (add/edit/delete components) to the page layout of document-driven pages. You need to publish the channel to push those changes live.

You can add and edit experience pages in the channel editor as explained on the Manage Experience Pages page, but - like documents - each page is a separate entity that is part of the content, not of the channel. 

As a result, as a Site Editor, you can publish or (schedule to) take offline a single page. Scheduled publication allows you to prepare your changes in advance and have them go live automatically. Authors can work with experience pages too but have to request (de)publication. Experience pages support workflow and versioning that includes both layout and embedded content.

Page navigation

You can navigate to a specific page within the site either using the site's navigation menu and links or using the Sitemap:

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The Sitemap displays all experience pages in the site in a tree structure based on their URL. The URLs for experience pages depend on configuration. Usually, their URL matches the folder structure in the Content Application, starting from the topmost folder that contains experience pages for the current channel. You can navigate the tree or use Search to find the page you want to edit. Click on the page to open it in the channel preview.