Working With Pages


These instructions provide an in-depth overview of the page creation process.

Before You Begin

Before diving into creating an page, you should have an understanding of:

Create A New Landing or Index Page

1) Access Pages area of Rivista

  • From within Publishing tab in Rivista (Figure 1: A), click on Page Manager in navigation menu (Figure 1: B). 
  • Click green New Page button at top of page (Figure 1: C).  In Page Manager, pages are organized in a filterable table. You can filter by Title (Figure 1:D), URL (Figure 1:E) and other fields (Figure 1:F). You can also set the Publication status (Figure 1:G) of pages. Click the circle once to publish a page, turning the circle green. Click it again to unpublish the page, turning the circle red.



Figure 1: New Page button in the Page Manager

2) Enter Required Information On Page 



  1. Assign a Title (Figure 2: A) that can appear at the top of the page and as a link in content lists.Note: If you to use a different title than the one that appears at the top of the page as the link in your content lists, you can give the page a Teaser Title in the Teaser Content section.
  2. Assign a Category to your page using the pulldown menu.  This allows our page to be findable in Rivista page tools. It does not affect the front end of the website.
  3. Use pulldown menu to choose a Template that controls how the page displays.



  1. Assign Parent Page. A page's Parent Page determines its URL path.
  2. URL will auto assignUsually based on issue or parent page and title. URL can be customized. Use caution when changing an existing URL because it will break any links that have been published outside of Rivista.
  3. The Current URL field includes a preview of URL even if page is unpublished.

Teaser Content

  1. Upload Thumbnail image that will appear when the page appears in modules.
  2. Assign Teaser Title that will override the page’s page title when the page appears in a module, if it is set. Its use is optional. 
  3. Assign Subtitle that can be programmed to appear when the page is displayed in modules.
  4. Assign Byline that can be programmed to appear when the page is displayed in modules.
  5. Assign Summary that can be programmed to appear when the page is displayed in modules.
  6. Use Show Image on Page checkbox to choose whether the teaser image should show on page. This is generally turned off on pages.
  7. Assign Photo Credit that can be programmed to appear when the page is displayed in modules.
  8. Assign Photo Description that can be programmed to appear when the page is displayed in modules.


Body Content


Copy or type the content of the page in the Body Content field, if desired.  Many of the tools in the Body Content toolbar are self-explanatory and similar to other blogging or word processing tools you may have used before (e.g., bold, italic, underline, bulleted list). Hovering your cursor over a button in the toolbar reveals a tooltip that tells you what the button is for. 

See the following guides for common tasks related to the Body Content editor:


Rivista Tags


  • Click once in Select Rivista Tag field to bring up Tag Selector pulldown menu.
  • Choose the tags for this page individually.


SEO Meta Tags


  • Click once in Select Rivista Tag field to bring up Tag Selector pulldown menu.
  • Choose the tags for this page individually.


Page Configuration


Specify which users groups should have access to page

  • Administrator - User will see three tabs after logging into the back end: Home, Publishing and Ad Manager and has access to all tools in the Publishing tab.
  • Calendar Access Requested - If the setting for the publication is such that Calendar access is not automatically granted to new users, the user must request permission to submit events. The user’s request for this permission is indicated in this checkbox. To add as a calendar submitter, the administrator must check the box Calendar User under Access Controls.
  • Calendar Approver - This account holder will have access only to the Calendar and may approve events there.
  • Calendar User - If this box is checked, the front-end user may submit calendar events.
  • Content Editor - This account setting gives the back-end user access to the Home, Publishing and Ad Manager tabs. Under the Publishing tab, the user may access all tools necessary to update content on the site, but the User Manager and Store Manager tools will not be visible.
  • Guest User - A Guest User is a front-end user who has set up a basic account but may not have permission to submit events or view registered user-only pages.
  • Registered User - If this box is checked the user may view pages with that are Registered User pages. A back-end administrator must check this access level in order for the user to view registered user pages. There is no way for a front-end user to request access in the My Account interface.
  • Sales Associate - Does not allow a user access to the administrative side of the site, but will give them an account on the front end.
  • Super Administrator - This super user setting gives the highest level of permission to the account holder. In addition to the access held by the Administrator, the Super Admin will see the Administration tab to the right of the Ad Manager tab, and may change global settings for the site in this tab. Super Administrators are the only back-end users who may see credit card information.


Add & Arrange Modules


To add a module to a page:

  1. In the Available Modules column, type of the name of the module you want to position on the page into the search field (Figure 2:A). Once it appears, highlight the module with your curser.
  2. Next, in the Selected Modules area, highlight the Page Position where you want to place the module (Figure 2:B).
  3. Using the large arrow button in the center column (Figure 2:C), move your module from the Available Modules column to the Selected Modules column. The module should appear in the Selected Modules area (Figure 2:D).
  4. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to move the module into the correct position. You can also open a module to edit it using the edit pencil (Figure 2:E).
  5. Once your modules are positioned, you can SAVE or UPDATE your page.

When an editor builds a page, they assign modules to different page positions. There are several page positions that are available to be included in templates.




  1. In the Page object, use Published checkbox to immediately publish page upon next UPDATE or SAVE.
  2. In Page Manager, look under Published column beside your page. If the circle is red, click it once to publish the page.
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