Creating a new item

Crop of 1stbase screenshot of sub items button in content section
Create a new item by adding one in the sub-items tab of the parent item.

Creating a new item with content is as simple as 1-2-3... 4-5-6;

1. In the sub items tab, click 'add new sub item under ...'. A pop-up dialog will open.

2. In the pop-up dialog, give your new item a name. Make the item's name a short as possible. Single words are good, such as 'about', 'services', 'products', and so forth.
NOTE: The item name is used in a number of places, particularly in anything to do with navigation such as menus, breadcrumbs and the navigation pane in 1stbase.

3. Then enter a permalink* (this a permanent link!), or leave it blank to let 1stbase generate a suitable one.
NOTE: If you are viewing a website, the permalink is the bit at the end of the URL in your browser's address bar, e.g. http://www.yourdomain.com/new-item-permalink

4. Click submit and your new item will be added under its parent item, you can navigate to it by clicking on it in the navigation tree.

5. In the text tab of the new item, create a H1 heading that is succinct and hits the keywords that your content will be about. If you do not specify a H1 heading, the item name will be automatically used.
NOTE: H1 headings are treated in a special way by most search engines and are especially scrutinized when a search engine is trying to figure out what the content is about, so make it count!

6. Write a very short first paragraph. This paragraph should give your users an overview ('teaser') about the rest of your content.
NOTE: The 1st paragraph is an important paragraph used in a number of places to draw people to your content, so keep it very short (preferably no longer than 100 characters).

7. Write the rest of your content but keep it short, to the point and focused on a handful of keywords that are relevant to your item.

*Permalinks are permanent. While you may change the title of an item afterwards, the permalink will remain forever until you delete the content. This is to ensure websites and search engines can always find your content in the future. Search engines, just like humans, like short, but descriptive permalinks.


Tip

If you need to go deeper into different facets (for example 'apples') of the subject you're writing about (for example 'fruit'), create a new sub-item again under this item. Set that new item's 'featured by parent in full hint' in the custom section to have it display its contents in the current item. This way you can create long texts that are neatly broken up in chunks that are better digestible for search engines.


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