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Section and Infopage are both types of pages on the public site. A published Section / Infopage is a standalone page with its own URL. When you build a new Section / Infopage from Pangea CMS, you can use layout blocks to define a custom layout and add content to the page using widgets.

This article explains how to build a new Section / Infopage from Pangea CMS.

About Sections and Infopages

Sections and Infopages have identical settings in Pangea CMS. However, these page types serve different purposes. Find details below:


A Section page typically promotes the latest content on a particular topic. Your homepage is also an example of a Section page. To ensure the content is always up-to-date, content on Section pages should be updated regularly. Content on a Section page is often added using Content widgets.


An Infopage typically includes general information about your site and is not regularly updated. Your "About" and "Contact us" pages are examples of Infopages. Content on an Infopage is often added using HTML widgets.

Build a new page

To build a new Section or Infopage:

  1. Go to Build in the primary navigation.
  2. Select Sections or Infopages.
  3. Select + Add new.

The New Section / New Infopage dialog opens. Move through the sections below in order:

  1. Layout
  2. General settings


Under Layout, select your preferred starting layout.

This determines which empty layout blocks are included by default on the new page. The following options are available:

  • Blank page: You start with no layout blocks. You can then create a custom layout by adding your chosen layout blocks manually.
  • 3 Column: You start with a basic selection of 3-column layout blocks.
  • 3 Column (Long): You start with a wide selection of 3-column layout blocks.
  • 4 Column: You start with a wide selection of 4-column layout blocks.

After selecting a layout, hit Next.

General settings

Under General settings, provide the following details:

  • Title: The title of the page in the local language for your site. This title is displayed in the header on the public site. Ensure the title accurately reflects the page content. We suggest a maximum of 40-60 characters.
  • English title: The title of the page in English. This title is not displayed on the public site. Using English makes the title understandable for CMS users who do not speak your local language.

After completing the general settings, hit Add.

The new page is created in Pangea CMS. However, it is in Draft status and is not accessible on the public site.

Manage layout blocks

Define a custom layout for the page using layout blocks. Each block runs horizontally across the page width and includes one or more areas for adding widgets. You can add one widget in each area. For example, the screenshot below shows one block that includes four areas. This block should be used to display four widgets.

To manage layout blocks, select Layout in the left panel.

For detailed information, see the following article:

Manage widgets

Add content to the page using widgets. A widget is an interactive block of content that typically showcases one or more content items. Pangea CMS lets you create a wide variety of widget types that serve different purposes. For an overview of the different widget types, see the following article:

To build and edit widgets, select Editor in the left panel.

The following basic options are available:

  • (A): Add: Click an empty area to add a new widget.
  • (B): Edit: Click an existing widget to start editing it.
  • (C): Replace: Hit Replace (or ... > Replace) to replace an existing widget.

For detailed information about managing widgets, see the following article:

Complete SEO settings

You cannot publish a new Section or Infopage until you have completed the required SEO (Search Engine Optimization) settings.

To add the SEO settings, select SEO in the left panel.

For a detailed description of the available options, see the following article:

Add a Custom URL

The default URL for all Sections and Infopages includes p/ followed by a string of numbers. The Custom URL tool lets you replace the numbers with descriptive, human-readable text. This has the following benefits:

  • User experience: Descriptive URLs tell users where they will go after clicking a link.
  • SEO: URLs that include keywords might rank more highly on search engine results pages. Consistent use of effective URLs also boosts the authority of your domain for search engines.

Create a Custom URL via SEO > Custom URL.

Under Custom URL, enter the text you want to include in the URL. For guidelines, see the following article:

Add a Sub navigation

You can add a Sub navigation to any Section or Infopage. A Sub navigation is a collection of links organized horizontally that appears on the published page below the site header. This provides quick and convenient access to key pages from your site.

To add a Sub navigation, go to General > Sub navigation. Select the Sub navigation you want to add from the list.

A Sub navigation needs to be created before you can add it to a page. For instructions, see the following article:

Preview the page

Under Preview in the left panel, you can check how the page will look when it is published on the public site. Select Desktop, Tablet, or Mobile to preview the page on devices with different screen sizes.

This option is useful to preview unpublished changes while the page still has the Draft status.

Save and publish

While the Draft status is selected, hit Save or Save & close to save your changes in Pangea CMS. The page is not yet accessible on the public site.

When you are ready, follow the steps below to publish the new page:

  1. Select Published in the status drop-down menu.
  2. Select Publish or Publish & close.

The page is now published and is accessible on the public site. To open the page and retrieve the URL, hit the Live site button.

The Save / Publish buttons are only active while the page includes unsaved changes. If all changes are saved, you see the label Saved / Published and the buttons are inactive.

NOTE: Changes made via the Editor and Layout views are saved / published automatically. It is not necessary to save / publish these changes manually.