Ticketor - How to: Adding Content and Pages to Your Site and Top Navigation

Adding Content and Pages to Your Site and Top Navigation

Introduction to Ticketor's pages

Your site consists of several pages. Pages on your site are of different origins.

1- Auto-Generated Content Pages

Some of the pages are generated based on the items you add to the site. For example, when you add an event or merchandise, a page is automatically generated for that item. The page is generated with a dedicated, SEO (Search engine) friendly URL (address) that can be posted on social media or messaging apps and can be linked to from other sites or they can be embedded inside other sites or pages.

For example, https://www.ticketor.com/demo/tickets/a-kids-show-1323 is the URL to the dedicated page for the “Kids Show” on our demo site. The URL is very user-friendly and SEO friendly and includes both the name of the site or business, “demo”, and the name of the event, “A Kids Show”.

Note: You can also create a more user-friendly short-link for your events. For example, you can create ticketor.com/demo/KidsShow or YourDomain.com/KidsShow as a short link that is easier to announce, type and remember.

2- Management and Utility Pages

These are the pages that are automatically included in your site, most of them accessible from the top menu and are used by the users to manage their orders and accounts. Pages such as the Checkout page, My account page, My Orders Page, Cookie Manager page, Print My Tickets page, etc.

You cannot add or remove those pages.

3- Custom Content Pages

Custom content pages are the pages that you can add to your site to add content, explanation, and some functionality to your site. Sample of content pages are “List of Events” page, “About Us”, “Contact Us”, “Photo Gallery”, “Our Reviews”, “Donation”, “Landing Pages” or any page with custom textual, graphical or video content.

Adding Pages to Your Ticketor Site and Top Navigation

To add custom pages to your site and to edit the items in your top navigation, use the Control Panel > Account and Settings > Pages and Navigation.

On this page, you can add pages of multiple types, delete the pages that you don’t need or re-order the items in your top navigation.

If there is a page that you don’t need, for example, if you do not have any merchandise or food to sell, then you can simply delete the “Store” page.

You can re-order the items in the top navigation by dragging them around.

The first item in the top nav is considered your home-page and when the users enter the address of your site without specifying any specific page, the homepage is shown.

To add a new page, you can click on the “New Page” item either on the main list of item or you can add a sub-page to any nav item by clicking on the “New Page” in that nav item.

Note: Pages do not have to show up on the top nav and can be removed from the top nav and you can link to them from other areas such as the content of the pages.

New / Edit Page Popup:

The page settings pop-up allows you to add a new page or edit an existing page.

You can select the:

Page type:

Page type determines the type and functionality of the page. Some available options are:

  • Tickets / Upcoming Events Page: This is the page that lists all your events and is usually the most important page of your site and the starting point of the purchase. Having a page of this type is highly recommended and the page should be added to the top nav so that users can easily navigate to your events page. If you only have one event you may want to not add and “Upcoming events” page and instead add the link to your only event to the top nav. You can potentially create multiple upcoming events page for different categories of event or for multiple cities. Or you can have one upcoming events for shows and another for classes or other type of events.
  • Contact Us Page: This page has a contact form as well as links to your social media. It comes with an FAQ section that can help answer buyers’ question and reduce your customer support effort. This page is also highly recommended.
  • Store Page: This page lists your merchandise and gift cards for sale. You may have multiple store pages. For example, one store page for gift cards, another for merchandise, another for food and concession and one for the bar and drinks.
  • Donation page is a page to ask for and collect donations. You can create one donation page per causes that you support and the collected donation from each page can potentially go to different bank accounts or reported separately.
  • Reviews page is where you can show your user reviews.
  • Event organizer sign up page is a page where a user can sign up to become an event organizer on your site and post events. It technically makes the site open to public to post events. If you do not add this page, general public will not be able to post events on your site and only administrators and users who you grant them the event organizer role can create events on the site.
  • Galley page is where you can display your pictures and videos organized in albums. The gallery page connects to your Facebook page and shows pictures from selected albums so it is maintenance-free and as you upload pictures in Facebook, they automatically show on the page.
  • Free-form page is a blank page that you can add content to it including text, pictures and videos. You can use this type of page to create landing pages, blog, article or any type of custom content.
  • Link to Other Pages. This type is not really a page. It is just an item in the top navigation that will link to an internal or external URL. For example, if you only have one event and want to add it in your top nav or make it your homepage, you can add a “Link to other pages” page with the title of the event and the URL that points to the event page. Or if you are integrating Ticketor with an existing site, you can add items to the top nav that point to the other site and so create a matching nav for your Ticketor site, with some items pointing to the other site and some items pointing to your Ticketor site. For example, you can add a “Home” item to the nav, of type “Link to other pages” that links to the homepage of your main site. Similarly, you can add an “Upcoming Events” item in the nav item of your main site, that points to your upcoming events page on Ticketor and so you can create a consistent nav on your main site and Ticketor site, that allows the users to seamlessly navigate between the 2 sites. Another use-case is to integrate a 3rd party site and their features. For example, you can have a link to a 3rd party site that you use for certain purpose.
Menu Text:

Then you can determine if the page is showing in the top nav (menu) or not and if it does, you can set the text.

Page Title:

Each page may have a title that shows in the browser tab and in search engine results. It is recommended to have a relevant, SEO friendly title.

Page Description:

Is used for search engine optimization and may show up on search engines.

Short / Friendly URL:

You can set a friendly URL (address) for the page that is easy to announce, post and remember.

Page Headers:

If you need to add any html headers or meta tags to the page, you can add it here.

Configuring Page:

After adding a page to your site, you can go to the page to configure it or to add or edit the contents.

On the page, depending on the page type, there is usually buttons or icons such as gear icon, pencil icon or settings button to configure that page or functionality.

You can also get and copy the address or URL of the page to link to or post on social media or blog.

This blog and video show you how to add content and pages to your site and top navigation.

Adding Content and Pages to Your Site and Top Navigation