Creating an Index Page (VIDEO)

Last Updated on Feb 07, 2013
You can think of an Index Page as a grid-based menu or navigation within a page. It contains existing sub-pages, or “child” pages, within your site and is made up of thumbnails that link to these child pages.

Index vs Section

Both Indexes and Sections create a way to group similar pages together under a larger category. Sections do this by adding text links to your navigation (in certain Themes, this creates a drop-down). Index Pages do this by creating one new Page in your navigation that contains a grid of visual links. Both of these options can help keep your site organized; it’s just a matter of preference.
 
For example, let’s say you are a zookeeper and want to show information about the different animals in your zoo. Your category would be Animals, and its child pages would be Monkeys, Zebras, Giraffes, and Koalas. You could create a Section and add your sub-pages under it. That would look something like this:

dropdown

You could also create an Index and add thumbnails for each of the sub-pages. That would look something like this:
Index navigation

To add this type of Page, just create a new Index, select the existing Pages that you want to include (if you’ve made them already), add some thumbnail images, and save. You can also add Pages to your Index later on by dragging them in from the Pages tab. Here’s a video to show you exactly how the Page you see above was created:

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