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Using the Create New Page Tool

There are two ways to create a new page:

  • Using the Create New Page button in the Page Administration view.
  • Using the Create New Page tool in the Page Designer (see the following procedure).

When using the Create New Page tool, you choose a parent page where you want to create a link to the new child page. This places the page properly in the page hierarchy and makes sure that you do not create an orphan page (a page that is not accessible from any other page).

When you create a new page, it is likely that you want the page to look much like the parent page. For example, you might want to keep the same copyright information in the footer and the same list of links in the navigation bar. When you create the new page, you can select what content you want to copy from the parent to the child page.

Similarly, you can have the child page inherit the same access controls as the parent.

NOTE:  If you want to create a new root-level page, see Creating a Root-Level Page.

This task is part of Step 4 in the Process of Microsite Management.

To create a new page

  1. Navigate to the Microsite Management (or Administration - Microsite) screen > Page Administration view.
  2. In the Page list, click the Page Title hyperlink for the page that will contain a link to the new page.
  3. From the Page Designer toolbar, drag the Create New Page tool to the position on the layout where you want the new page link to appear.
  4. Complete the fields in the Create New Page dialog box.

    Some fields are described in the following table.



    This is the text that appears as the navigation link to the new page.

    Release Date

    Specifies the date when the link becomes active.

    The link appears when the date is between the release date and the expiration date and the status is Approved.

    Expiration Date

    Specifies the date when the link is no longer active.

    Access Group

    Use this field to restrict read and read-write (select Editor field) access to the navigation link.

    If this field is blank there are no restrictions on who can view and edit this navigation link.

    If no editor is specified, all the access groups can edit this navigation link.


    The status of the link: Approved, Designed, Draft, Final, Printed, Shipped, or Submitted.

    The Approved and Draft status fields determine what content is displayed in the page preview. See Previewing a Page.

    If access groups are specified for Item Approvers field (Page Administration > More Info view), then only users who belong can set the status to Approved.


    A title for the page, up to 90 characters long. This title is used to identify the record but does not appear on the microsite.


    Determines the sequence of the page in its level of the Page Administration Explorer tree.

    • Page Title
    • Navigation Bar
    • Body
    • Quick Picks
    • Page Footer

    A check mark in these boxes indicates the content in the sections of the current page which are copied into the new page. Sections must exist on the selected page if they are to be copied to the new page.

    • All Other Sections

    If you have used Siebel Tools to configure views with new applet types that contain unstructured content, then checking All Other Sections copies content from those sections to the new page.

    Inherit Access Controls

    If selected, Access Group values for the new page and any page items copied are inherited from the current (parent) page.

    If not selected, there are no access restrictions on who can view and edit the new page.

    Open New Page

    If selected, the new page opens in the Page Designer UI when the link is saved. If not selected, the Page Designer UI continues to display the current (parent) page after the link is saved.

    NOTE:  By default, the Parent Page and View are the same as those in the linked-from page chosen in Step 2. These fields, as well as the Description field, can be edited in the Page Administration view; see Viewing and Editing Page Information.

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