How to Add Subpages in Weebly
Most starter websites on Weebly begin with a basic set of pages, like “About,” “Contact,” and “Blog.” But if you want to add depth to your site, it’ll need subpages. These can act as sub-categories to your main pages.
Subpages can bring a site to life, making it more useful and informative. Read on to find out how to create subpages with Weebly.
If you haven’t tried it before, creating subpages on Weebly might seem like an advanced technique. However, the process is straightforward and almost identical to regular page creation, just with one extra step at the end.
If you’re ready to give it a try, follow the steps below:
- Go to Weebly and select the project you want to edit and click on the “Pages” button on the navigation bar at the top of the screen, between “Build” and “Theme.”
- You should see a new menu on the left side, showing all the current pages on your site. They may have names like “Home,” “About,” etc. Click on the “+” icon at the top to add a new page.
- Weebly will prompt you to choose from a menu of page options – Standard, Blog, Category, External, Product, and Non-clickable Menu. Pick whichever type of page you like to generate it, Standard being the most common option for new websites.
- Enter a name for your page in the textbox.
- Drag and drop the new page just below and to the right of the desired parent page.
By following the step-by-step method above, you should be able to make as many new subpages as you like. However, it’s important to check that the positioning and placement of each subpage is just right. Here are a few tips to help out:
Use the “Pages” menu to get a rough overview of your website hierarchy at a glance. All of your subpages should be slightly indented when compared to the parent pages. In other words, you should see a small gap to the left of each subpage in the page list. If there’s no gap, you need to drag the page over to the right.
Another way to check that your subpage has been created properly is to use Weebly’s live preview window. With the aid of the navigation bar at the top of your previewed site, you should be able to find the subpage by hovering the mouse over the relevant parent page or clicking the arrow next to it.
Remember that subpages need to be positioned below whichever page you wish to use as the parent. For example, let’s say you want to add a “Contact Us” subpage to your “About” section. The “Contact Us” subpage should be dragged and dropped right below the “About” page.
Non-clickable menus are also useful when working with subpages. They can make multiple subpages easier to group without redirecting the user. For example, a business site with a “Services” parent non-clickable menu could have various subpages for each individual service.
The non-clickable menu acts like a page on your website, but it doesn’t have any content. In this example, the “Services” page is essentially empty and unreachable by a visitor.
To make a new non-clickable menu, just add a new page as usual via the “Pages” tab and select the relevant option, then start adding subpages.
Sometimes, subpages aren’t quite enough, and you have to go even deeper, with subpages of subpages, or sub-subpages. The process is similar to before:
- Create a new page by clicking the “+” icon in the left-hand menu.
- Pick a page type from the list provided to generate a brand-new page, which you will use as a subpage of a subpage.
- Again, you may name and edit your page, if desired, or leave that for later.
- To make the new page into a subpage, drag and drop it to the right, underneath a parent subpage.
You can then verify that your new page has been generated with the aid of the live preview menu. Hover over the relevant parent page to make the subpage(s) appear, and then put your mouse over the subpage to see a new menu where your sub-subpage should show up.
What’s the difference between a page and a subpage?
Pages and subpages are both types of webpages, but subpages have slightly less prominence compared to the main pages of a site. In addition, subpages are always linked to “parent pages.” For example, a bike repair shop could have a “Services” main page and then “Brake Repair” and “Gear Repair” subpages.
Why should I use subpages?
Subpages exist to add depth to a website, providing some additional info that may not be present on the parent pages. They’re also usually more specific than parent pages, allowing you to go more in-depth on certain topics. Subpages are also useful for making your site bigger, easier to navigate, and potentially aiding with SEO as well.
What page types does Weebly offer?
There are currently six main page varieties available in Weebly: Standard, Blog, Category, Product, External, and Non-clickable Menu. Standard pages are the default option that follow your usual template theme. Blog pages are for articles and posts, and have additional elements like a comments section. Category pages are for organizing products or services, while Product pages are useful for e-Shops or businesses. Finally, External pages link to other sites without any content, and Non-clickable Menus are purely for navigation purposes.
What page layouts does Weebly offer?
Along with an array of page types, Weebly also offers various page layouts, like landing pages, tall-header pages, short-header pages, and no-header pages. Note that some page layouts are not available with all Weebly themes.
How do I change the page order on Weebly?
Head to the “Pages” section of the Weebly editor, and then simply drag and move the pages around in the list provided. This allows you to change their order, and it also gives you the chance to turn pages into subpages, and vice versa, by dragging them right or left.
Add Depth to Your Weebly Site with Subpages
Subpages are so easy to make with Weebly, you can flesh out your websites with additional content in a few minutes. You can tinker with the available page categories and templates to design an informative, responsive, and attractive website.
Have you tried out Weebly to build your own website? Know any other nifty page-creation tips? Share your ideas and start a discussion in the comments.