How to create a Page node

How to create a Page node


Active member
Whenever I try to save a new page node, I get the following error message:


Any Idea, what I'm missing?


Active member
Can you expand on this tutorial by showing how we can make portal pages (list of news from specific forums and latest threads)? All the current portal addons only support a single portal page.


Well-known member
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, I've followed your instruction and I keep getting:

URL Portion:
Please enter a node name/URL portion using a-z, 0-9, _, and - characters only.
I'm trying to create a page to put in my privacy policy.

This is what I have: (I am just testing things and learning before I finalise the switch from vB)

URL Portion -
Title - Privacy Policy
Parent Node - route node
Display Order - 1 with Display in Node List unchecked

Obviously not as straight forward as creating a forum node as I thought, do I need to create another category node just for pages, or create a directory on my server called pages?

Please explain.


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Ah right, with you, many thanks Brogan, entering a full url was confusing, makes more sense now.


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Staff member
Can you explain further?

Do you want to embed a page node in another page?
Internal or external?


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Staff member

In that case, you can probaly edit the node_page_level_2 and node_page_level_n templates and add target="_blank".


They match the forum/style exactly - the same elements are used to build the page.
You can see that here:
Some more examples are here - click on the node navigation menu on the left to see more:

They exist within the forum structure - you will notice the Forums tab is highlighted when viewing a Page.

To add some extra ideas for everyone, I have added a screenshot of how we use this feature on for organization and structure between the staff and team members.



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Sorry for the noob question, but what's the location of the custom pages?
I need to put a widget in a custom page, so, what is the location of these pages?