What are pages?

Pages are pieces of content that populate your users' home and site feeds. They can contain multimedia information, including (but not limited to) files and images. Pages are the most common form of communication on sites and throughout the greater intranet. Using our proprietary algorithm, Simpplr estimates the time it takes to read a piece of content. Read time (e.g. 2 minutes) is visible just below the content author's name. Note that 'time to read' is only compatible with content posted after the feature was released. Legacy content posted before time to read was released will not reflect the feature.


page as seen in the site feed


opening the page, with 'time to read' shown

Add a page

To add a Page, click on the icon next to the notification bell in the top right, select Page as the content type, and click Add.Add new page updated.gif


Page creation flow

  1. Add a title to your page. Make sure this is something that gives a good idea of what to expect in the page. It should contain searchable keywords for your users to easily find.
  2. Upload a cover image. The recommended image size is 1088 x 612 px (and a minimum of 664 x 373.5 px).
  3. Crop it appropriately for the cover (widescreen) and thumbnail (square), then click Add.
  4. Select one of the cover image layout options. The layout allows you to choose different sizes of the cover image to show up on the page. Click on each layout to see a preview of what the layout will look like.
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  5. Type your content in the Add content... field. You can also carry over content from a document in another location if needed. the formatting will automatically carry over. Note your content editor contains a number of options to help format your content.
  6. Add files, which can be from local drive, your intranet, or a file storage integration such as SharePoint or Google MyDrive. Files will appear as attachments below the page content
  7. Select the content type. Knowledge content is ever-green content that should always be up to date. When you select Knowledge, your page will go into our Auto-Governance engine and will prompt you to review and validate at a cadence set by your Intranet manager. News is for content that will naturally become out of date. Best practice is to schedule a time to unpublish the page.


    If a page is unpublished for any reason, then republished, this resets the page's validation period. Simply editing a page does not reset the validation period.
  8. Select a page category. You can click on the dropdown arrow to see all the categories that are already created. You can also create a new category by entering a category name.
  9. Add relevant topics to make your page easily searchable and to connect your content across the intranet.
  10. Choose to publish immediately or from a specific date. This date can be in the past or future. Select how long you would like to publish the page. You can select Indefinitely, which will leave the page active until manually Unpublished, or to publish for 3 months, 6 months or until a specified date.
  11. Choose whether or not to maximize content width. Enable this feature if you need to use a wider width for your page. The maximum width is 1088px.
  12. Add a summary. The summary appears below the title on the pages tab.
  13. Check/uncheck Allow comments and Allow questions. Allowing comments will add a feed at the bottom of the page for users to add comments. Allowing questions will allow users to use the Q&A feature on the content. These options are both governed at the Site management level. 
  14. Click Publish or Submit for approval, depending on your user role. If you are the Site manager/owner or a Content manager, your page will appear right away. If you are not the Site manager/owner or Content manager, you will be notified of the approval status once the Site manager reviews and approves the content. 


You can also click Save draft and continue to work on the draft later.



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  • Is there a way to create a table of contents for a page and have jump links to sections within the page?

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  • Here as well, how do I create a table of contents for long pages?

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  • I had to create anchor links within the HTML area, which was a bit tedious but it works! Hoping this feature can be added to the common tool bar area in the future.

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  • If we schedule a page to be published on a certain date, what time will that page be published on the scheduled date? Can you adjust what time it's posted on that date?

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  • Hi Francine. Pages will be scheduled to go out on midnight based on the user's timezone. There is currently no way of changing this time. However, we do have a product enhancement request submitted for custom time selections. 

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  • What makes a Page popular (i.e. populate under "Popular" on a tile)?

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  • Hey Francine. The popularity score is based on the amount of engagement any given page gets. At a high level, the following actions contribute to the popularity score:

    • Views - Important but not a total confirmation of popularity
    • Likes - Signify popularity but less committal than the other actions
    • Replies - About the same determination of popularity as likes. You're just as likely to be responding to a post as you are to be making a confirmation of popularity
    • Posts -  A strong indicator of popularity (though the post could be saying you don't like the content)
    • Shares - The strongest approval indicator we have

    Also worth noting that content from influencers has a higher score, 25% extra weightage compared to content from other users.

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  • How can I create Page Templates noted in the Laki release? 

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  • Hey Danielle. Page Templates are currently an EAP feature. We'll be rolling them out for everyone in the next release (Matterhorn).

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