An Intro page, also called a "splash" page, is the first page your website fans see when they visit. An Intro page doesn't include your website template or header image. It also doesn’t display your website navigation menu, unless you select the option to add it.

Note: Intro pages have been discontinued and are no longer available as an option to add to your site. If you have an existing Intro page, you can still edit it using the steps below. However, using a landing page instead is recommended.

This Help article includes the following:

  • Landing Pages
  • Intro page options
  • Removing the ‘Enter Site Link’
  • Removing an Intro page
  • Using 'Maintenance Mode' to take your site offline

Landing Pages

If you’re looking to promote upcoming releases, tours, and new merchandise, use a landing page instead of an Intro page. You can also set it as the first page of your site to replace the Intro page functionality you may be looking for. If you have a short-term promotion you’d like your fans to focus on without the distractions of a main menu and other content, add a landing page to your website instead of an Intro page.

There are a variety of different landing page templates to choose from, each with their own suggested content layouts for achieving a specific marketing goal. The different landing page templates are:

  • Digital album pre-sale: Sell your upcoming album with a digital pre-sale and checkout funnel.
  • Email opt-in: Create a mailing list funnel with a signup form.
  • Fan magnet: Offer a free digital file or music track in exchange for a mailing list signup.
  • Featured event: Sell tickets to an upcoming show with a checkout funnel.
  • Featured product: Sell featured merch, music, or a digital product with a checkout funnel.

How to Add a Landing Pages

Intro page options

The Intro page cannot be moved. It is automatically the first page visitors see when loading your website, until you delete or unpublish it.

The Intro page background color and content font color can be changed through the ‘Edit Theme’ tab. First, open the intro page in the ‘Edit Content’ tab, then click the ‘Edit Theme’ tab - the background colour setting will be listed on the left.

Page settings:

  • Title: The name of the page.
  • Visibility:

    • Published: Page is visible to the public.
    • Not Published: Page is not visible to the public.

      Note: Although the page will not display in your site’s navigation menu, it can still appear in search engine results. Protect your unpublished page with a password to make the content inaccessible.

  • Show navigation menu:

    • Yes: Shows the navigation menu at the top or side of your website (depending on your template design).
    • No: Hides the navigation menu so it will not display on this page.

Advanced Settings

  • Access restrictions:
    • Everybody: Default that allows anyone to visit this page.
    • Site members only: Requires a visitor to register and log in to access the page.

      Note: A visitor can also register as a site member through the Blog, Forum, Guestbook, and Music features if those requirements are enabled within those feature settings.

    • Anyone with a password: Select this option to protect the page with a password.

  • SEO options:
    • Automatically generated from your page content: Search engines will extract keywords and phrases directly from the content of the page.
    • Custom:
      • Page description: Search engines may use this custom description in search engine results.
      • Page name: Search engines may use this name in search engine results instead of the page title you see in the navigation menu.
  • Redirect path: Add a 301 redirect to point page URLs from an old website.

Removing the ‘Enter Site’ link

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’
  2. Click the cog icon to the right of the Intro page title
  3. Click ‘Advanced settings’
  4. Make your selection next to ‘Show intro link?’ (yes/no)
  5. Click ‘Save’

Removing an Intro page

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’
  2. Click the cog icon to the right of the Intro page title
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Click ‘Delete Page’
  5. In the ‘Are you sure?’ pop-up, click ‘Delete Page’

Warning: Once you click ‘Delete Page’ from the pop-up there is no way for Bandzoogle staff to undo the change. They also cannot recover the page, sections, columns, content, features, or settings on the page. Proceed with caution.

Using 'Maintenance Mode' to take your site offline

If you’re looking to take your website offline while you work on it, you can set your website to use 'Maintenance Mode'. This allows you to display a custom message to visitors on a solid color background page while keeping the rest of your site inaccessible.

To turn on Maintenance Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Click on your 'Edit Content' tab
  2. Click the 'Pages' button on the left
  3. Select 'Site-wide settings' at the bottom of the 'Pages' menu
  4. Click on 'Maintenance Mode'
  5. Toggle on 'Set site to Maintenance Mode'

You can also adjust the title, message, and background color of your 'Maintenance Mode' page. To learn more about 'Maintenance Mode', please see: Putting Your Website in Maintenance Mode