Basic Page Content Type

Creating a Basic Page

Go to Add Content via Content -> Add Content (/node/add)

Use Basic Pages for your static content, such as an About us page.

Basic pages are quite versatile and will most likely make up most of the content on your site.


Every page needs a title. This is a required field. Other required fields are marked with a red asterisk.


You can view the date and time of the last saved revision.

Additionally, type a revision log message indicating what changes you have made to the page.

When the page is saved, the revision log will be saved including the typed message, date and time of revision, and author for future reference.


Type a short summary of you content here. It will be used if there are any displays around the site that reference this content. By default, this is also used by search engines when they crawl and index your site.

When the page is saved the content description will be saved for future reference.


A featured image for the page can be added. Select Browse media or Add media to add a picture from your computer or already existing media from the Media library.

View image specifications here


Check the box to automatically generate a URL alias. Otherwise, specify an alternative path by which this data can be accessed. For example, type “/about” when writing an about page.


Write the username of the content author.


You can create relationships to taxonomy terms. Commonly used to organize and classify content behind the scenes.

You can reference existing (autocomplete) or create new tags by typing comma-separate terms.

Additionally, to view existing tags, go to /admin/structure/taxonomy/manage/tags/overview.

Menu Settings

You can provide a menu link. Select the button will create a menu link at the top of the page in the navigation bar. When the button is activated, additional options such as the menu link title, description, parent item, and weight of the webpage’s menu link are available to configure.


Add a title that will display as the menu link in the navigation bar.


Add a description that will display when hovering over the menu link.


Choose the parent item for the webpage, which will display this webpages menu link in a drop down menu under the selected parent.


Change the menu link’s weight. Menu links with lower weights are displayed before links with higher weights.

Page Options

Page options contains additional page options.


Select Visually hide title button to hide the title.


Select Remove sidebar regions to remove the webpage’s sidebar.

Page Actions

You can save, preview, delete, and configure the current state of the page at the bottom of the edit form.

Change to:

You can change the current state of the page to either published, draft, or archived.

Note: Site visitors will only see content marked as published.

Anchor text

We are looking to improve our anchor and link functionality in the near future, however the following steps can serve as a workaround for now.

When you enter a unique ID, on render, the site converts the value to sanitized identifier (no spaces/special characters, lowercase). "This is my anchor!" becomes "this-is-my-anchor"

If you are linking to an anchor within the same page on SiteNow v2:

  1. Create the unique id first and find it in the page by inspecting or copy it by using an already sanitized value.
  2. Create the link that will send the page to the anchor.
  3. Type the link text
  4. Select the text
  5. Click the link button
  6. Type # followed by the unique id in the URL field within the link dialog window.
  7. Save the link.

If you are linking to an existing anchor on a different page within SiteNow v2:

  1. Create the link that will send the page to the anchor.
  2. Type the link text
  3. Select the text
  4. Click the link button
  5. Start typing the page title and autocomplete from the results.
    1. This will turn the URL value into the permalink id path.
  6. Append # followed by the unique id to the permalink path in URL field within the link dialog window.
  7. Save the link.
Be sure to checkout our Content Blocks (v2), Layout Builder (v3) and WYSIWYG documentation