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Creating a custom page

I see a couple of articles here about creating a custom page but they don't tell me how to create the custom page I need.  

In studio I've created a custom page layout. 

  • Go to the PAGE tab
  • Click the NEW button
  • Select a layout
  • Add components

So I have a page with a Header, a Footer, and a custom content box in the middle.

Now I need to know how to create a custom page that uses that layout.  In my STRUCTURE, I only have the option of creating a new Category, Board, Knowledgebase, Blog, Idea Exchange, Q&A, or Group.   Not a custom page.

How do I create a page that I can just put some custom HTML in the body of the page and link to it from various places in the community?  Thanks in advance.

 

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As you mentioned that you have created the custom page under page tab in studio. Now you just need to visit that page like this 

https://community.mycommunity.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/CustomPageId

Need to update the base url and custom page I'd in the given URL. 

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Thanks Vikas,

I can visit that page, but my question is where/how do I actually EDIT that page?  Where do I go to edit the custom content block that  will contain the content of that page.  That's what I'm too thick or stupid to figure out.   😕

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You can find that page under studio>  page > choose page > custom > your custom page 

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That's where I can find it to edit the layout, but that's not where I can actually edit the content of the custom content box I have in the layout of that page. 

The "page" that you point to has the layout.  The layout is header, custom content 8, then footer. 

What I'm looking for is where to go to edit the custom.content.8 box.    I can't find that. 

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You will get it under admin>content>custom content > custom content 8. 

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Yes. I'm still not being clear. I could find it under admin>content>custom content > custom content 8 if I knew what page in the structure to select in order to edit the custom content 8 for that page. I don't have that page in the STRUCTURE of the community so I can't select it in order to edit the custom content 8 box.


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Community manager in the Micro Focus Community. My computer always used to beat me at chess, but it is no match for me now I changed the competition to kick boxing.
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Hey @kgroneman,

Just to be clear, you're trying to find the actual page (the forum/blog/tkb) to edit when clicking on "Choose" on the top left of admin?

I can help you with that, you need to override a page. Let me know and I'll try to give you a walkthrough.

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Well, yes, if that's what it takes.  That's what I'm looking for.   The actual page to edit in admin.  Thank you.

Bottom line: I'm just trying to create a page with some HTML text in it on the site.    I  have a "page" layout created in Studio as I outlined in the original post here.  I can navigate to that page, but I can't find where to edit the custom content block I need to put information on the page.

I have no concept of overriding a page so I would very much appreciate a tutorial if you can.   Thanks!

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Community manager in the Micro Focus Community. My computer always used to beat me at chess, but it is no match for me now I changed the competition to kick boxing.
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With pleasure! Took me forever to figure it out. 

For a forum page, you need to make sure the title of the page begins with "ForumPage.". Example "ForumPage.MyCustomPage". This is done when creating the page in Studio.

Once saved, go to Admin and click Choose from "Settings for:" and select the forum you'd like to override, or create a new forum to use for your custom page.

In Admin, click on Content tab, then Custom Pages. You should now see your custom page in the drop-down. Select it, and then you'll be working with the custom page.

Hope this helps and let me know how it goes.

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