Landing page

All about the new landing page

Path: Community Settings >> Customization >> Landing Pages


With our new landing page feature (click here to learn more) you can easily update and create a great page to welcome members to your community while also showing them previews of the latest and greatest.


Templates

We have released 4 templates at the moment: Armstrong, Berners-Lee, Currie, and Eastman (Recently added. More templates to come in the future).



Make it Public (accessible to anonymous users): Enabling this switch will allow the public (non-logged-in users) to view your Landing Page (old version or new version).  

Hovering on the template will show a Preview button. Click on it to display the whole template page.

Click on the Select button to select the template as the landing page. Edit it by clicking on the Edit mode. Once done click on Done editing. Use Publish button to publish the page.

Note: Once your new landing page is published, you will no longer be able to access your old CSS-coded landing page. 



Landing page elements

Text

Images or Videos

How it works section

Version


The administrator can edit the text and images provided in the template. Non-required elements can be hidden as well.

Note: Sections cannot be moved around or reordered but can be hidden. 




Text

Clicking on the pencil icon will allow editing the text. The font can be set as Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, and Normal. It can also be made bold, italicized, underlined, strike through as well as hyperlinked.

To hide the text area click on the Eye icon. A slashed eye icon indicates the element is not visible on the landing page.

Images or videos

Images, as well as videos, can be replaced using the Pencil icon.

The image can be dragged and dropped into the area or browser and uploaded from the files from your computer. Admin can also use the image URL for the file uploaded in Community or Global File Library. Note: A transparent png file is recommended here.

For adding a video, select the radio button for Video and add the video URL in Insert Link to Video field.

 

Note: We no longer host videos in IdeaScale's Community File Library but you can easily host it on various sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Qumu, Vidyard, Kaltura, Brightcove, Vbrick, Intrado, and MS Stream' and add the URL in the Landing page's add video section.

How it works section

This section allows you to add or delete an item, edit the text as well as change the image. Click on Add an Item button to add a new step in how it works section. Edit Title and Description text, add image, and click Submit. To delete an item, click on the Trash can icon.

Version

Each time changes are made to the landing page and the admin clicks on Done Editing, the system creates a version of it and saves it. Administrators can go back to any previous version and restore it by clicking on Publish.

There is a Go to gallery link on the top to provide quick access to the Landing page templates. Admin can anytime select and try out other templates

Click on the Unpublished button to remove the published landing page template and click on Edit to edit the existing one.