Functionality is one of the design concepts in mimic. Therefore, not only did we incorporate built-in customizable web pages but also equipped the system with control buttons, allowing real time management of audiences’ access to your web portal. In this article, we will introduce the different types of pages in the Web Portal Module, and explain how to manage page accessibility with a click of a button.
1. Types of Web Pages
For ease of customization and scalability, we have incorporated a number of basic built-in pages that every experiential website should have. To access the web pages panel, open the Web Portal Module > go to the “Pages” section. You will see the following types of customizable built-in web pages:
Apart from these built-in customizable pages, users can create their own custom pages and these include:
2. Accessibility Management:
To manage the status of your web pages and audience accessibility, we have incorporated toggle switches to configure these settings with a click of a button. Let’s start by explaining a few terms that are vital to understanding the upcoming sections:
In Web Portal > Pages, you will see four types of toggle switches; namely Live, Private, Header, and Footer. Each one of these has a function as outlined in the table below:
From experience, we know that managing web pages status and accessibility are common and necessary functions. Herein, we will mention just a few examples to show you how it works. Remember, you have absolute control over your project and can try out any setup combination to meet your needs.
- Let’s say you want to allow the general public to view the broadcast of a show without constrictions. In this case, you will need to turn the “Private” toggle switch corresponding to that stage OFF to allow access to everyone.
Note: while you won’t be charged for unregistered visitors as part of our pay-as-you-use billing plan, you will be charged for the CDN traffic for that video broadcast and/or streaming.
- In another example, let’s say that you have a private event coming up and want only specific audience members to attend (invite-only registration). In this case, you will need to control the Sign Up registration page by turning the “Live” toggle switch OFF so the sign up page is not available to the general public.
Note: if you allow open registration on the website through a Sign Up page, you will be subject to the member registration discount tier under our pay-as-you-use billing plan. So, the higher the number the lower the price per registered member.
- Another scenario can be that you are planning to do major changes to your website and want to convey a message to your registered audience members that the page is “Under Construction”. In this case, you will need to turn both the “Live” and “Private” toggle switches ON (i.e. the page is live yet visible only to registered viewers).
Note: when the “Under Construction” page is set live, all other pages on your web portal are locked to viewers by default.
3. Other Page Management Functions:
You can further change the information of a page, duplicate a page, or simply delete a page by clicking on the three dots menu corresponding to them. You can also decide which page to allocate as your website’s entry point.
1) Page Settings:
Expand the ellipsis and choose “Page Settings” from the menu. This will open a window from which you can update the name and path of the page. The window also contains the header/footer toggle switches - for convenience - should you need to change those as well. Once done, click on “Save”.
2) Duplicate a Web Page:
We have incorporated the option to duplicate pages to facilitate faster web page design and delivery. Click on “Duplicate Page” from the menu, enter a new name and path for your page, click on the “Duplicate” button. Note that only custom web pages that were created using iFrame and/or drag-and-drop can be duplicated.
3) Set Entry Point:
To set a certain page as your website’s entry point, click on the ellipsis corresponding to that page and select “Set as entry point”. The little Hut icon will move beside that page to indicate that it’s now your designated entry page.
4) Delete Page:
To delete a custom page that you created, click on the ellipsis corresponding to that page and select “Delete page”.
> Note: Only custom pages can be deleted. If any of the built-in pages are not required, simply turn the “Live” toggle switch OFF. Moreover, stage pages can be deleted only from within the Stage Control Module.
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2.2.5 Engagement Pages: Setup and Design