Landing Pages vs Basic Pages

It can be difficult to decide which kind of page you need. Should you create a basic page or landing page? What's the difference? In most cases, a basic page will do. In other instances, a landing page may be what you need. Take a look at the information down below to help you decide if you need to make a new landing page or basic page.


What are some of the functional differences between basic pages and landing pages?

 

Basic Page
Landing Page

Jumbotron Available

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Page Title Displays

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Rows & Cards Available

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Hero Rows Available
(for background images)

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Body Field Available
(for basic edits)

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Alternative Footer Available

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Hide Footer Option Available

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Page Meta Properties are Configurable
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Relationships Available
(for Faceted Search)
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Main Navigation Menu can be Hidden
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Main Navigation Menu can be Moved
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Reference Menus (Left or Right) can be Enabled
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Content Editor can Edit
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Content Manager can Edit
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Content Admin can Edit
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Basic Pages

Consider using a basic page if...

the page has a very specific focus (e.g., a contact us page, a page with details about a specific program, etc.)

the content is mostly static

users with Content Editor or Content Manager roles need to edit the page

the page needs to relate to other pages for faceted search

you need to have more control over the page's meta properties

you just need a regular page


Landing Pages

Consider using a landing page if...

 You want a jumbotron or a background image for a row

the page content is highly dynamic

the page will act as a "hub" to other pages

you need more control over how the footer and main navigation displays

 You are just building your homepage

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