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How do I add a page to my Big Cartel shop?

Filed in Adding pages and templates

1. Add a Page

In your shop admin area, navigate to your Customize design > Pages (pages) admin area and click the Add Page icon (addpage) at the top right of the page list.

Add a page in Big Cartel

2. Enter Page Title

Enter your new page title in the Page name field and ensure that your Show inside theme layout HTML option is checked.

Enter Page Title in Big Cartel

3. Enter Content

Enter page content into the text box. This can be plain text or you can use HTML tags and in-line styles to customise formatting. Before entering content, note the following:

Add page content as required

For more information on inserting page content, refer to other articles in the Pages & Content category. For information on using HTML tags, visit w3schools.

For templates of common pages – e.g. Blog, Lookbook, About Us, etc. – refer to our Extras section.

4. Save Changes

Exit fullscreen mode (if applicable) by clicking closefullscreen and click the Save link at the top of the page edit controls. Your new page is now included in your shop page list.

New Page in Big Cartel

Note that if you return to the edit area for your new page, the location of the new page is the final part of your edit area URL. In the above example, the edit area URL for the Terms & Conditions page is:

https://myshop.bigcartel.com/admin/design#pages/terms-conditions

To visit your page in the public space, you add this location to the end of your shop’s home page URL. For example, if the shop home page is,

http://myshop.bigcartel.com

then the location of the new page in this example would be,

http://myshop.bigcartel.com/terms-conditions

Important: Once you have added a page, you can change its title but you can not change its location. This safeguard is applied to ensure that there are no broken links to your page; for example, if someone has linked to your page from their blog it is important that the URL they used remains unchanged.

The only way to change a page’s URL is to delete it and then re-add it.

Delete a page

To delete a page, navigate to your admin page list – Customize design > Pages (pages) – and click the delete icon delete that appears inline with the page title.

For information on how to control the way your Page links are shown in your shop menu, refer to the article How do I control the page navigation in my Big Cartel shop?

5. Link to the New Page

Your Aarcade Big Cartel theme will automatically include a link to your new page in your shop navigation. If you want to add a link to your new page somewhere else within your store or from an external site, you will need to use a HTML link tag as follows:

<a href="LINKURL">LINKTEXT</a>

Where LINKURL = the destination URL for the link and LINKTEXT could be any text you want to convert to link text. Note that the link tag must be closed with </a>.

In our case the destination URL is http://myshop.bigcartel.com/terms-conditions, so our complete code now becomes:

<a href="http://myshop.bigcartel.com/terms-conditions">View Our Terms & Conditions</a>

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