CMS Guide

Creating an Inner Page Mirror

A mirror page allows you to display content from one page onto another page of your site without creating – and maintaining – redundant content. 

Creating a Mirror Page

  1. In your site, click the (+) Add Content menu.
  2. Select Inner Page Mirror.
  3. Give your Inner Page Mirror a Page Name. The Page name will appear in the URL of the page and in the left navigation.

    Best Practice: Keep names short; use only lowercase letters, numbers and dashes. Do not use spaces or underscores. The system will reject page names that do not meet these requirements.

    Select a Placement Folder for your new Inner Page Mirror to reside.
  4. Next, give the page a Title. The Title will appear in four places: The browser tab title, the headline of your page, the label in the navigation and in the page breadcrumbs. 

    System name and title fields for mirror pages
    If you would like your Inner Page Mirror to display in the navigation, check Yes under Include in Left Navigation. Under Placement Folder, confirm that the Mirror Page will be saved where you wish; if it is not, then click in the box and the Chooser Panel will open to allow you to select a location.
  5. Next, Search or Browse for the page on your site you would like to mirror. This also will open the Chooser Panel.

    Browse or search for page to mirror.
  6. Once these fields are complete, click the three dots ("kabob menu") next to Preview Draft in the top right and follow the instructions for Submitting an Asset.

Publishing a Mirror Page

To publish an Inner Page Mirror, follow the same steps for Publishing content on your site. If the content on the page you are mirroring has changed, you would publish the source page and all its Relationships.

Publishing Scenario

If you have tuition information on your site under Undergraduate Admissions (site/undergraduate/tuition), but also want this information available from the Graduate Admissions section, you could create an Inner Page Mirror (site/graduate/tuition). If you need to update the content, the Inner Page Mirror cannot be edited directly; rather, you would edit the source page (site/undergraduate/tuition). Since the content is "mirrored" on the graduate page, it is updated simultaneously — but both pages still need to be published for the changes to appear on your website. Once you submit your edits to the source page (site/undergraduate/tuition), click Relationships then and select Publish All Relationships. This will publish all pages on your site that reference the updated content.