How do I create sub-pages or sub-folders?

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I'm not sure if sub-pages or sub-folders is the correct name, but here's an example of what I'd like to accomplish:
- One of my sites is "www.hillslist.info".
- A main part of the site is "Services" (hillslist.info/services.php).
- On that page, there are over 50 links to other pages.
- Now, say I click on "Locksmith" (on the Services page). That would take me to "hillslist.info/locksmith.php".

However, I would like it to take me to (a non-existent location called):
"hillslist.info/services/locksmith.php"

Does that make sense? I'd like to organize pages a little deeper in the hierarchy, so that they're not all under "hillslist.info/".

Thanks,
Jesse
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Sub-pages is correct Jesse.

From your example I would create a sub-apge called services
Within service I would create a sub-page called Lock-smiths

That's all very straight forward. The further down you go the more you have to keep your wits about you :)
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As a resource for this specific enquiry and it may add other ways of considering your issue. Please have a look at hexham.info. Lee has recently created this site and it's a service oriented site. You may get some great ideas there
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Peter has given you an excellent link, Jesse, do check out Lee's site.

Do you need instructions for creating sub-pages?
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Yes, Ruth.
I looked at hexham.info and it looks like this site sub-pages are all directly below ".info/", like my site.
For example, Accountants is linked to under Business.
But the URL is "...info/accountants.php" and not "...info/business/accountants.php". So Accountants is directly under the Index page, not under the Business page.

I'm trying to accomplish the latter.
Jesse
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So jesse you would like some direction on the process of creating sub-sub pages. is that right?
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I'm not sure we're on the same page regarding sub-pages. I know how to create pages and links to those pages. I'm trying to figure out how to organize those pages, on my end, so that there's a hierarchy (so "accountant" is located at "business/accountant.php"). If that's what you mean, then yes, I'd like those directions please.
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To create sub-pages here's a tutorial.

To create sub-sub pages then repeat this again on any and relevant sub-pages created.
http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/c...
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Hi Jesse,

Here is a quick overview on how to create subpages:

1. Create the pages you need. When you create the page untick the "show in navigation" box so that these pages won't be automatically added into your main navigation menu.
2. Now that you have your content, you need to link it all up. You can create the links using the text editor widget.
* drag a text widget onto your page and click to edit it.
* Type the text which you want to be the link to the sub-page.
* Highlight the text, and from the text editor tool bar, click the link button (10th from the left next to the image button).
* Click on the "..." button next to "page". It should give you a list of all the pages you have just created.
* Choose the relevant page and click "OK" and you will have a link to this page.

If you didn't untick the "show in navigation" box and would like to take them out of the menu, simply click on "Edit menu" and drag-and-drop the pages you don't want in the menu into the panel on the right hand side. Do the opposite to include them in the menu again.

For detailed instructions and a working example, please click on the following link: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/creatin...
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Girl...Iv'e been trying to do this forever, but after reading and applying your notes (and of course praying for wisdom) I was able to do the subpages...Yeah!!! You Rock !! Thanks for your advice ... Extremely Happy !! :)
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Guys,

Thank you for your replies but this isn't what I'm trying to do. I read the tutorial and I've also read these replies from you to other users.

I'm trying to place pages underneath other pages, not just inderneath the Index page.

Here's another example.
When you visit cnn.com, you arrive at "http://www.cnn.com/"
When you click on "WORLD", you arrive at "http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/"
So far, so good.
Now, if you click on "EUROPE" within the WORLD section, you arrive at "http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/" --> notice "europe" comes after "WORLD".
You DON'T just arrive at "http://www.cnn.com/europe/". "Europe" is under "WORLD" because there's some sort of hierarchy.

That's what I'm trying to do.
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Yes. I understand jess.

If you first create your sub-pages following the directions then you would simply open one of the sub-pages and create another set of sub-sub pages within this. That means your hierarchy will appear without equivocation as First level/Second level/third level.

if you need specific instruction please get back to us. The first thing though is to create your main pages then your sub-pages.

After this you create your third level. OK?
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OK, thank you for understanding.
I have about 100 pages, all listed under hillslist.info/...
There are 12 pages in the navigation menu. So those are the only pages I would want in the 2nd level. The rest I would want under those 12.

And that is where I need some instruction.
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My humble suggestion: Jesse, when you go to the "Edit Menu" ..."click and drag" the pages that you don't want to be seen from "In the Menu" towards "Out The Menu". This way only you will see them. But not the people who enters your site. Hope that helps :)
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gotcha,

would you mind if I looked at your sites information. I can do that from here and it doesn't require anything from yourslef for me to access. ?
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Sure, np.
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So under Services:

You would like to create ?

Local home & garden:
Inside:

Appliance Repair
Carpet Installation
Closets
Coverings (Window & Bed)
Electrician
Exterminator
Fireplaces
Handyman/ woman
Heating & Air
Home Cleaning (Carpet, Chimney, Roof/ Gutter, etc)
Interior Design/ Furniture
Organizer (Interior/ Garage)
Painting
Plumbing
Remodeling/ Renovation (Flooring, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Garage, etc)
Shipping

Outside:

hardware store
Home Inspection
Locksmith
Siding
Storage/ Moving
Waste Removal
Windows & Glass
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and also:

and Garden
Florists
Lawn Mowing/ Lawn Care/ Landscaping
Repair (Lawn Mowers)
Sprinkler Systems
Local Business Services

Architects
Signage

Local Pet Services
Cats/ Kittens (Walkers, Sitters, etc)
Dogs/ Puppies (Walkers, Sitters, etc)
Grooming
Shelters
Veterinarians
Educational Services
Classes
Schools
Tutors (Math, English, History, Spanish, Geography, etc)
Training
Libraries
Other
Local Kid & Senior Services
Baby-Sitters
Home Care
Local Health Services
Bernards Township Health Department
Somerset Valley Urgent Care (New!)
Chiropractors
Dentists
Vision Care
Local Personal Care Services
Barbers
Manicure/ Pedicure
Spas
Fitness/ Sports & Rec

Local Safety Services
Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department
Far Hills-Bedminster First Aid Squad
Basking Ridge Fire Company and First Aid Squad
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Is this something I can do myself?
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It is jesse.

Withinhttp://www.hillslist.info/services.php

Create these pages:

1. Local home & garden:
Inside:

2. local Home & garden
outside.

3. Garden

4.cLocal Business Services

5. Local Pet Services

6. Educational Services

7. Local Kid & Senior Services

8. Local Health Services

9. Local Personal Care Services

10. Local Safety Services

and any others that you want to

You do this simply by following the tutorial.

Now when you have completed that

As an example
Choose your new page

local Pet services

and create 5 new pages in this page:

The pages being:

Cats/ Kittens (Walkers, Sitters, etc)
Dogs/ Puppies (Walkers, Sitters, etc)
Grooming
Shelters
Veterinarians

They would be created using the same outline as used for creating your pages prior.
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Thanks Peter.
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Jesse,

Does Peter's answer make sense to you?
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I could have misunderstood, but I think Jesse is talking about changing the url... where as...

Local home and garden
inside
appliances

would read...

hillslist.info/local-home-and-garden/inside/appliances.php

instead of hillslist.info/appliances.php
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But if Jesse is talking about creating sub-pages, my site's probably a pretty good example as I go pretty deep into it.
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Donald's hierarchy is what I am trying to do.
Oops no formatting
Donald / Ernest
Topics / People
Natural Sciences / Andreu
Biological Sciences / Tillitson-Andreu
Biochemistry / First Photo Book
Bioinfomatics / Second Photo Book

First and Second Photo Books will be linked to SmugMug
I need some specific instructions as I am a newbe
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I guess I'm not getting how to create pages "within" a page.
And since my site has so many pages, I'm hoping I won't have to recreate most of them.
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Hi Jesse,

Have Peter and Donald's suggestions solved your problem?
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to create a page within a page just means to create a page and to provide a link to that page from another page...

create four pages...
Main Page of this particular topic (should appear in menu)
Sub-page 1 (link to sub-page 2)
Sub-page 2 (link to sub-page 3)
Sub-page 3 (link to sub-page 4)

did you look at my site? http://youcanneverbetoosmart.synthasi...
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Donald,
Thank you for trying to help. Yes, I did look at your site.
I understand how to link pages. Have you looked at my site? (www.hillslist.info)
There are dozens of pages linked to each other.

In the address bar, all of your pages seem to come directly after "....com/"
So, in my mind, they are all 1 page deep. I know you need to click certain links to find most pages, but I'm talking more about the location in the address bar.

As another example of what I'm talking about:
I would want "computer sciences" to look like this (which it does):
"http://youcanneverbetoosmart.synthasi....
THEN, when you visit "theory of computation" (which is "under" computer sciences), I would want it to look like this:
"http://youcanneverbetoosmart.synthasi..."
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Ok Jesse.

In the builder; Create a new page. Give it a name of one of the new sub-pages you wish to create. make sure that the page is "out of the Menu"

Place the contents in the page that are relevant

Save the page.

Go to your mater page one higher in the hierarchy.

Add the name of the new page just created as text on this page where you want this sub-menu to appear.

Highlight this new name. You will see the text editor at the higher part of the page. On teh text editor bar you will notice a smal icon loks like a chain link. Click this. The link dialogue will open. The very first option is to link a page. Click the little button on the RHS with the three dots. This will now display all teh pages in teh builder. Select you new page that you just created previously. Click OK. Save.

That's the process of creating and linking a newly created page.

is this OK ?
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If your pages are already created. Then all you have to do is link them to a sub-index page. This process is that described for linking the page. So you would create a list of the names of the new pages.
Link each name to a page. That's it.
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I feel like I'm on an episode of Punk'd.

Peter - it seems like you're describing the process of creating a text link to a page. My site already has many internal links. How will this change what I see in the address bar?

In the "Services" page, when you click "Lawn Care" you arrive at:
http://hillslist.info/lawn-care.php

Instead of that, I would like people to arrive at:
http://hillslist.info/services/lawn-c...

Notice how "lawn-care" comes after "services".

By the way, Yola seems to be down.
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Hi Jesse,

Logins are currently disabled as we are doing an upgrade. However, published sites are unaffected by this.

Do you want a drop down menu to appear on the page showing the sub-pages? Is there a site that you could link to as an example? Perhaps once we have a clearer idea of what you have in mind we'll be able to help you better.
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Ruth,

Thanks for replying.
I'm not talking about a drop-down menu. I'm referring to the ADDRESS BAR.
I provided the CNN example yesterday.

Here it is again:

When you visit cnn.com, you arrive at "http://www.cnn.com/"
When you click on "WORLD", THE ADDRESS BAR SAYS "http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/"
So far, so good.
Now, if you click on "EUROPE" on the WORLD page/ section, you arrive at "http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/" --> notice "europe" comes after "WORLD" IN THE ADDRESS BAR.
You don't just arrive at "http://www.cnn.com/europe/". "Europe" is under "WORLD" IN THE ADDRESS BAR because there's some sort of hierarchy.
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Yola is doing an upgrade at this time. Keep an eye on Moniques thread almost at the top of the postings. She will tell us what's going on.

Yes. Jesse Sorry. I presumed that I had communicated effectively but not. Apologies.

From an overview perspective really what we're doing is re-organising aspects of your hierarchy.

The first thing is that there is no structure assigned within the Yola user framework it's purely upto the user to work this one out.

All pages are created equal. Some may be placed in the Main Menu. That is they're visible on every page of the site. Others can be taken out of this mode. They're generally used for the so called sub-pages within the hierarchy. The only way to navigate to these is with created sub-menus. These sub-menus a re generally created with text-page links.

You could create a hundred pages and then by selecting each one asssign it to a specific link in any hierarchial order. the only restiriction there is that you need to create higher orders before sub-orders (otherwise you get lost).

So if you have pages already created but wish to change the link that is also done by editing the text-page link. if there are pages not yet created you would have to create them. Once again I would suggest that you start at the highest level and work down through a line. Then another and so on.