Plugins/SimplePages

About Simple Pages

The Simple Pages plugin allows you to easily create web pages for your public site using a simple web form. It requires no programming knowledge, and optionally allows users to add HTML markup, or even PHP code.

On the Simple Page | Browse page, you can view, edit, and manage all of the pages you create.

If you are using Omeka.net, see instructions in the Help section of Omeka.net.

Configure Pages

  • Click on the Simple Pages tab from the Main admin, and click "Add a Page."
  • Start building the page by adding a title (required). Fill out the form as you wish. For instance, add a unique URL slug for the page. For example, “about” is the slug in the following URL: www.myomekasite.com/about
  • Add any text you want to appear on the page in the designated box. If you want to format the text, you may use simple HTML markup.
    • In plugin version 1.3 and above, you have an option to use an HTML editor in the text field.
    • By checking the "Use HTML editor" button, you can add simple mark up to your text, including links, and you can embed multimedia web objects. Read more about Using_HTML_Editor-TinyMCE.
    • If you wish to include PHP in your Simple Pages, do not use the HTML editor for this page.
  • To create a hierarchy of pages, or nested page, you may choose which page acts as the “Parent.” If you choose not to nest pages and want them linked on the homepage, choose Main Page (No Parent) option. (for version 1.0 only)
  • Next you may arrange the Simple Pages you created in any order. Number the page relative to the others with the same parent page. (for version 1.0 only)
  • You may also choose to link to this page to the primary, or main site, navigation that appears on every page in the website. Remember: if the custom header navigation is configured in the theme, a link to this page will not appear in the primary navigation unless you also add it to your theme’s configuration.
  • It is also possible to make a Simple Page the home page for your website. (for version 1.0 only)
  • If you are ready to publish the page, click the last box on the form to make the page public and appear in the Simple Page navigation.

Advanced Uses

For advanced users, Simple Pages can accept nested slugs and PHP code which will allow you to build rich webpages through the web interface.

Functions in the Theme API are also available to the SimplePages plugin, making it a powerful solution for advanced users.