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Basic information

This article explains how to create a Document page from Pangea CMS. A Document page lets visitors download an external document file (such as a PDF).

Upload a document file

First, you need to upload the relevant document file to Pangea CMS.

Go to Create > Multimedia > Document to upload a new document file.

For detailed information about the upload process, see the following article:

Add the document source

Under Source of document, specify the creator of the document. This might mean the name of a specific person or the organization that issued the document. The source is displayed on the Document page.

The global value for the source descriptor on the public site is "Author". You can set a local value for your site via the Site Localization tool in Pangea CMS. Use the following configuration key:

  • Responsive.Document.Page.AuthorTitle

Create the main title and URL slug

Via General > Title, create the main title for the Document page.

After you create the title, we suggest creating a URL slug. The URL slug is included in the URL for the Document page. Creating a URL slug for a content page improves usability and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Create a URL slug via General > URL slug. For detailed information, see the following article:

Select Categories

You cannot save the Document until it is added to at least one Category. Categories in Pangea CMS organize the content on your site by topic. For example, your site might have a "Politics" Category for all content relating to politics.

Go to General > Categories to add the Document to one or more Categories.

If you select multiple Categories, select one Primary Category. Click your chosen Primary Category so it is marked blue.

For detailed information, see the following article:

Add a Main visual

The Main visual is displayed on the Document page. By default, the Main visual is also displayed in the website teaser when the Document is promoted on the public site

Go to General > Main visual > Select content to add a Main visual to the Document.

You might use any of the following items as the Main visual on a Document page:

  • Dynamic infographics
  • Image
  • Loop video
  • Photo gallery
  • Slider gallery
  • Video

To search for a Main visual, select the relevant tab:

  • Content: Search for a content item (such as a Video).
  • Image: Search for an image.

For information about running a search in Pangea CMS, see the following articles:

After selecting a Main visual, you might perform the additional actions below:

Add the Main visual caption

Via Main visual caption, add the caption for the Main visual. The caption is displayed directly below the visual on the public site. An effective caption provides context for the visual and explains its relevance on the page.

Via Main visual description, check the internal description for an image (if an image is selected as the Main visual). This information might help you to formulate the caption and is not displayed on the public site.

Add the Main visual alt text

Via General > Main visual alt text, add alt text for the Main visual.

Alt text is a simple description of what is directly visible in an image. Alt text has many purposes. Most importantly, it is read aloud by screen readers for visually impaired visitors to your site. By adding effective alt text for images, you help make your site more accessible. For details, see the following article:

Crop the Main visual

If you select an image as the Main visual, the image is displayed in full with no cropping. This includes vertical images and other images that use a non-standard aspect ratio.

If you do not want to display the image in full, hit the Crop the image button to manually crop the image.

Manage automatic website teaser images

The Main visual is automatically added in the Website teaser settings as the horizontal and vertical image.

To learn how to manage automatic website teaser images, see the following article:

Create an introduction

The introduction tells visitors what to expect from the content and might be displayed on a number of public pages. A content page with an effective introduction looks more attractive when it is shared and previewed.

Enter the introduction via General > Introduction. To display the introduction on the Document page, tick Display introduction.

Manage other settings

The following settings are available in the left panel and might also be helpful:

  • Website teaser: Customize the website teaser for the Document.
  • Social media: Customize the social media teaser for the Document.
  • Authors: Add one or more authors to the Document.
  • Tags: Add Tags to organize content internally.

Save and publish content

For detailed information about saving and publishing content pages in Pangea CMS, see the following article: