When you create a Bandzoogle website, we give you the option to add the pages you want to use. You can set up your own blank pages or choose from the many preset pages we offer. Preset pages act as templates to be customized, and include the most commonly used features for that particular page type.
How to add a preset page to your website:
- From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’
- Click ‘Add a page’
- Select a Page Type (note the ‘more page types’ link to see more options)
- Name your page in the ‘Title’ field (defaults to the page type if unchanged)
- Adjust your page options (see details below)
- Click ‘Create my page’
To learn how to delete, rename, or reorder pages please view the ‘Deleting, Renaming, and Reordering Pages’ help article.
When you select a preset page, the most common features for that page type will be assembled automatically. You can add or delete any of these preloaded features on your website. If you’d like to create a new page with no preloaded features, select ‘Blank Page’ from the list of page types.
- On any page, to add a new feature, click the ‘Add Feature’ button in the ‘Edit Content’ tab.
- To delete any feature on the preset page, hover your cursor over the feature in the ‘Edit Content’ tab and click the trash icon that appears in the top right corner of the feature.
- To change the title above any preloaded feature (or group of features), click that title in the ‘Edit Content’ tab. This will open the section options where you can change the title for that section.
Each page name below is linked to a help article with more information about that specific feature. Example: ‘Music’ links to the ‘Adding Music’ help article.
- Blank: A page with no features
- Home: By default, the first page a visitor sees when visiting your website. If you delete this page, the first page in your ‘Pages’ list will become the homepage. ‘Home’ is preloaded with the following features:
- Image and Text (titled ‘About’)
- Mailing List Signup Form (no title)
- Blog (titled ‘Latest News’)
- Music (titled ‘Latest Tracks’)
- Events (titled ‘Shows’)
- Music: Preloaded with a Music feature (titled ‘Latest Music’)
- Electronic Press Kit (EPK): Preloaded with the following features:
- Quote (no title)
- Image and Text (titled ‘Project Name’)
- 3 Image features (3-column layout, titled ‘Press Photos’)
- Music (titled ‘Sample Track’)
- Video (titled ‘Sample Video’)
- Contact Form (titled ‘Inquiries’)
- Shows: Preloaded with an Events feature (titled ‘Events’)
- About: Preloaded with an Image and Text feature (titled ‘Bio’)
Store: Preloaded with the following features:
- Music (title ‘Digital Albums’)
- Store (titled ‘Physical Albums’)
- Store (titled ‘Merch’)
- Store (titled ‘Digital Goods’)
Note: Members on all plans can use the Music feature to sell digital tracks and albums. Standard and Pro members can sell physical merchandise through the Store feature. Pro members can also sell digital files - like PDF downloads or videos - through the Store feature.
Photos: Preloaded with the following features:
- Photo Gallery (titled ‘Live Shots’)
- Photo Gallery (titled ‘Studio Shots’)
- Blog: Preloaded with a Blog feature (titled with your blog’s title)
- Contact: Preloaded with a Custom Form feature and the per-page My Sites feature (right sidebar layout) (Titled: Contact Us)
- External Link: Add the URL (website address) of an external website to which you want to link this menu button. Note: This option is not available for pages that have already been created. If you’d like to set up a link to an external website on an existing page, you’ll first need to change the name of your existing page or delete the existing page, then create a new page with the page name you’d like to use.
- Intro: A landing page with no header image or features. A blank page with the exception of an ‘Enter Site’ button, which can be modified.
Intro page notes:
- The Intro page cannot be moved in the page order. It is automatically the first page visitors see when loading your website, until you delete or unpublish it.
- Intro page font and background colors can be modified in the ‘Edit Theme’ tab. Be sure to open the intro page in the ‘Edit Content’ tab first, and then click the ‘Edit Theme’ tab.
- The Intro page does not display the navigation menu.
- The ‘Enter Site’ button can be removed through the Intro page options:
- From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and then click the pencil icon next to the title of the intro page
- Click ‘Advanced settings’
- Make your selection next to ‘Show intro link?’ (yes/no)
- Click ‘Save’
Best practice: An intro page is great for displaying a temporary message, but shouldn’t be used long-term. Use it for announcements about your new album release or an upcoming tour, then take it down after about two weeks. Longer than that, it becomes an extra step for fans to access your website - this can be annoying to click through every time they visit. Fans should be encouraged to come back, so make the homepage the focus of your band’s website design, rather than the intro page.