As you have probably read on other help pages, the hierarchical parent/child menu is disappearing, and being replaced by a new system of content which we feel will be much easier for visitors to navigate and get what they want.
- All content prior to January 2014 has been transferred from the old to the new site, but in order to be easily reachable, it needs to be assigned to its proper place in the site. In other words: results need to be assigned to an event and given a date, articles need to be assigned to categories etc.
- Content after January 2014 can be brought manually into the new site using the migrate link on the dashboard
The fastest way to deal with content is to click on the Fix unsorted content link in the top grey bar – this will probably take quite a while to appear, as it is displaying lots of pages at once! However this also means that you can deal with many pages at once.
How to sort out content on the site
Most of the pages will be results, and can be dealt with in the purple column – assign them to their event and give a date. If you don’t know the date, then specifying to the nearest month is fine.
In the green column, articles can be assigned to categories. Also if an article relates to a specific event, it can be assigned to that event (it will appear in the Related Articles listing at the bottom of the event. One example if someone wrote an article about their experiences in an event you can categorise it under ‘race stories’ and assign it to that event)
Pages can also be deleted, or converted to Events/Display pages using the supplied links.
Don’t be afraid to delete pages! Many of the pages on the site are of no real value to the site visitor. Excess pages mean more difficulty for visitors in navigating where they need to go.
If you decide to delete a page, you can specify a URL address to redirect to so the link won’t be broken
Examples of pages that can be deleted:
- Pages that were folder pages in the old site for content underneath. For example if you created a page with a link to the results in 2011, this can now be redirected to the /results/2011 page of your site
- Pages that can be replaced by category pages: For example, maybe you had a page listing all your articles on training tips, which can now be replaced by a Training Tips category landing page
- Duplicate event pages: Some countries used to make a new event page every year with pretty much the same information each year – all the old event pages can be deleted and redirected to the new one.
- There are lots and lots of pages marked ‘test’ ‘working copy’ etc
Tips for managing this page
You don’t have to deal with every piece of content in turn. If you don’t know where a page is going to fit in yet, skip it and deal with the ones (e.g. results) that you’re sure where to put. The overall structure of the site will become clearer the more content is assigned, and then you can go back to those pages.