Sections Dashboard: An Overview to Stay Organized
In the Sections dashboard, you can create and manage sections for specific topics and content within your site.
To access it, click Sections in the lefthand administration panel or type "YourDomain/core/dashboard/sections" in the URL bar:
Once you open the Sections dashboard, you can:
Add new sections:
Update the section's status to either Public, Private, or Unlisted:
- Public: The section is open to everyone who visits your site and shows up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section are fully public.
- Private: The section is only visible to administrators and will not show up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section will 404 for anyone that's not logged in with an administrator account.
- Unlisted: The section is only accessible by URL and will not show up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section will be visible to the public if they have the links to those specific posts.
Reorder the sections:
As they would appear on your site using the drag-and-drop functionality.
Access Advanced Settings where you have the option to adjust the following in each section:
- The section's meta title and description:
- The section's URL slug, while keeping the section's name the same.
- A link-out URL if you want a section to go to, for example, an online shop.
- Content tags to automatically pull in any post with the same tag.
After making all of your changes, be sure to click Save.
Select a Primary Section:
When creating a post in the Entry Editor, you have the option to allocate a primary section to that post.
Depending on what URL setup and site design / styling you have, that primary section:
- Will be displayed in your posts URL or not.
- Will be displayed in your site's design as the main section label.
Parent-Child Relationships for Sections
You can set up a parent-child hierarchy for your sections. In the video below above you can easy how easy it is to set up the right taxonomy for your site.
Here is how it looks in the Entry Editor:
Here is how the parent-child relationship looks in the Sections Dashboard:
The Channels Tab
To avoid cluttering up the Channels tab, we've made it so that the top five sections that you have organized in your Sections Dashboard are shown in the Entry Editor.
You can easily find and add other existing sections using the new search field below your top five categories. You can also display all of your sections using the Show All Sections button:
Using the same search field, you can also add a new section instantly:
If you have any questions about the Sections Dashboard or your own site's archteciture, contact your account manager today.