When using Metro Publisher, you've probably arrived at a moment when you wanted to create a page that was not within the standard content types (articles, blogs, videos, reviews, events, slide shows). Pages like "About Us", "Subscribe to the Magazine", or a survey/questionnaire form might be some examples.
Types of Pages
There are five different types of files you can create in Pages:
- Freeform HTML: to create a new page diverging from the current site design. The file name can have the .html extension at the end. (You create the CSS for the page, none will be inherited from the rest of the site)
- Template HTML: to create a new page in continuity with the site's current design. The file name can have the .html extension at the end. (The site's CSS is included on the page, and the standard right column will be included in the layout)
- Text Document: this would be to save a simple text document. The file name would have the .txt extension at the end.
- CSV: you can save a database saved in CSV format for use elsewhere. The file name would have the .csv extension at the end.
- XML: you can save data in XML format, too. This might be useful if you want to access XML data from file elsewhere. The file name would have the .xml extension at the end.
The most useful items will be the Template or Freeform HTML, though. Let's walk through the steps to creating a new Template HTML page.