standalone pages vs templates without a placeholder

standalone pages vs templates without a placeholder

Post by ZHJhemljMT » Thu, 07 Jul 2005 22:18:05


Hi,

Just a quick question. I want to create a page which will be standalone with
no placeholder etc and won't be edited. whats the best way to do this? create
a template without any placeholder or simply create a normal aspx page? Had a
look through the Building Websites with MS CMS book and couldn't really find
anything definitive. If its a standalone aspx page how do you then put it in
the cms system so it is indexed etc.

Thanks,

Michael
 
 
 

standalone pages vs templates without a placeholder

Post by Angus Loga » Thu, 07 Jul 2005 22:43:48

There are several things you could do:

My preference is create a template for that ASPX and add the web author
console;

that way you can put it anywhere in the site structure or in multiple places
(and later if you want to add some content just add a placeholder).

Another option is just to point directly to the ASPX (but it will live
outside the channel structure).

The indexing will happen automatically if it is linked to by any page on the
site.

Just out of interest - why do you want to index a static ASPX page?

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standalone pages vs templates without a placeholder

Post by ZHJhemljMT » Thu, 07 Jul 2005 23:36:06

Thanks Angus,

Backed up what i was thinking. The page in question is a Contact Us page
with a simple form that uses Smtp. Theres no content to be changed therefore
doens't need to be a cms page as such, but i agree its good to future proof
and have it easily controlled, suppose it could become a FAQ etc in future.

Thanks,

Michael