You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.
– Jodi Picoult
Pages help company leaderships, department and business heads to effectively communicate company policies, benefits and procedures.
A collection of pages that are well-organised provide the foundation for an effective intranet which is used often by employees. Social and Collaborative Intranets are the base for modern day employee communication. MangoApps as a product has always believed in the importance of social pages in an intranet and hence we continue to put in effort to improve the way we design and manage these social pages. With MangoApps Release 11.1, we have made creation and editing of a page simpler and faster!
Users have an option to create a page with static content only or a page with dynamic+static content. Just click on “Add Page” to get started.
Step 1: Specify a name for your page and a short description for your users to convey what the page is about. Users can also associate a small icon along with the page title to give it a visual impact. MangoApp ships with pre-defined templates with various layouts to help you build pages faster.
The important part here as mentioned before are the static and the dynamic templates.
Static templates are blocks of content where user can enter whatever content they want to showcase to their colleagues they can have combination of rich text with images, videos, carousels and links.
Dynamic templates are blocks of content which are system generated and the most exciting part is it customizes according to the user who view the dynamic content so the creator of the page doesn’t need to worry about changing it from user to user, imagine a 2000 employee company would almost kill the user if they need to customize it for each this makes it super-fast to create a dynamic page.
Step 2: This is where you enter your content, the WYSIYG editor is always an easy way to know how your page would look like while you are making it, it leaves no gap between the expectation and the output of your efforts to make a page. To make things faster the images would get resized accordingly to the space available, duplicate the layout you created to avoid wasting time all over again if you need the block of content again, resize content according to your requirement. The user also gets a rich set of widgets from the widget gallery to add it to their pages the widgets have a predefined function and once you add them you can resize, change the name, define number of content to view right from the designer.
Step 3: The last step is where you may enter predefined tags or create new ones to easily search the pages in future, users may also enable the comments on the page to encourage discussions or get feedback from their colleagues.
Now the last step is the preview, users can preview how the page looks on web but also on mobile both in portrait and landscape view.
The last thing is now to publish the page, on publishing the page user would be redirected to the page and everyone would receive a notification about the page if posted within “Company” or to all team members if posted within a team.
One more important aspect is the pages can be branded i.e. the font size, colors, links all can be customized to the way user wants from the admin portal so it not messed up again and again.
Finally, a sample page is shown below to showcase the power of pages in MangoApps: