Modifying the Page Layout

Table of Contents:

Page Settings
  • Overview

    The page content is controlled by a few factors. The content itself is housed in widgets, but the widgets are constrained by the page layout.

    So first lets look at the Page Config button to get the page layout that we want.
  • screenshot of the page config button
  • screenshot of the Edit Page Layout dialog
  • Clicking on the Page Config button brings up the Edit Page Layout dialog.

    With the Page Layout you can slide the slider to get the desired width of colums for each row of the page.

    You can have as many rows as you like. The rows can be a maximum of 12 columns wide or 1 column wide. There can be a maximum of 3 columns in one row.

    You don't need to have more than 1 row on a page if that suits what your trying to achieve.

    Below is a screenshot of an excessively complex page layout containing 5 rows. Each of those row sections can contain an unlimited number of widgets which in turn contain content. So the page layout in the screenshot below is very excessive.
  • screenshot of an excessively complex page layout
  • Page Settings

    The Page Settings button allows you to have access to the page setting data for the entire page.

    Click that to adjust the title of the page, the meta data of the page, and who can see the page.
  • screenshot of the Page Settings button
26 Sep 2016 06:49:45AM @researchcooperative:
How can I change layout without deleting content that has been added to it? I was editing a new widget, but somehow deleted the content I had transferred to it by copy and paste when I pressed save layout.

I am not sure what the exact sequence of moves was, but the result is that pressing a save button led to an actual loss.

It would be nice to have a safety net that says something like "Saving this layout will permanently erase previous content on this page. Proceed or go back?"