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How do I create a site map?

Use the site map page template to show a site map in a web page. Site maps are useful for:

  • Visitors who know what they are looking for
  • Site administrators who want to see an overview of their site

The site map page template automatically updates when content within the site changes – say, when you add or delete a page. View an example.

Each page has an icon denoting its status (a faded icon denotes that the page is not visible in the local navigation):

Home page of a subsite.
There are pages beneath this page; click the icon to expand the tree and view the child pages.
This page does not have any child pages.

Site maps obey page permissions. If visitors don't have view permission for a particular page, they don't see the respective page in the site map. Protected pages that visitors have permission to view are denoted by a padlock icon.

Create a site map

  1. Go to the parent page under which you want to create the site map.
  2. Go to Edit > Create a new page.
  3. Select Change page template to expand the Template options, and select Site map.
  4. Specify whether you wish to include uploaded files, forwarding pages or extra details about the size of each section of your site by selecting the appropriate checkboxes:

    Site map template options

  5. Enter the URL of the site map's topmost page – without the http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/ part. For example, to make a site map of the SiteBuilder FAQs, the topmost page would be:

    /services/its/servicessupport/web/sitebuilder2/faqs/

    The default is the home page of the current site but you can specify any page.

  6. Enter the URL, page heading, title bar caption and link caption. (For a description of these properties, see: How do I create a new blank page?)
  7. Specify the keywords and page contact.
  8. When you've finished editing the page properties, select the Create new page button. You'll see a confirmation message with a link to view the new page.

Change an existing page to a site map

  1. Go to the page that you want to change to a site map.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit page properties.
  3. In the Template options, select Site map.
  4. When you've finished editing the page properties, select the Save button.

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