Once you're happy with the finished look of your landing page, the next step is to go live with it. This couldn't be simpler and is achievable with just a few clicks.
You can either:
- Publish on our hosting domain
- Publish on a custom domain that you purchased through us
You provide your own 'friendly' part to the URL, and the URL can be previewed as you create it.
You can publish, unpublish and republish pages at will (making post-publication edits easy), plus there are handy options to copy the page link, and share it on Twitter.
Publishing a landing page
To publish a landing page, click on Publish, which is positioned at the top of the page when editing.
The side panel will slide in from the right with two actions to complete - 'Create a link' and 'Publish'.
Click on Create a link. A secondary side panel will then slide in.
This is where you create your published link by deciding upon its two parts.
Firstly, decide upon the domain to publish on. The default one will be our hosting domain. Alternatively, if you have a purchased domain or domains, you can choose one of these by clicking on the 'Publish on' dropdown menu.
Whilst the default domain does have SSL certification (meaning it's a secure connection, which you'll want if your transmitting private data over the page), a custom domain purchased from us will not have SSL certification. This is something to consider when choosing which domain to use.
Secondly, enter your own 'friendly' page name for the link in 'Friendly part'. Note that this defaults to the main heading you've included on your page, but can be changed to anything.
As you make these choices, note how the preview of the how the URL updates for you, so you know what it will look like.
Changing the friendly part: You can change the friendly part at any time without breaking any links you've already shared. Visitors to the old URL will be redirected to the version that contains your new friendly part.
Once you're happy, click Apply.
You'll return to the initial side panel and the make up of your page's address is confirmed back to you. If you want to make a change, just click on this confirmation message to return to the 'Link' panel. Otherwise, if you're happy with everything, it's time to click Publish.
Clicking Publish will take you through to a final confirmation panel, asking you whether you're sure you want to publish the page.
Clicking Publish on this panel will make the page available online, and all links to it will start working.
You'll be returned to the initial side panel, which will confirm the date and time of the launch of the page, as well as providing some other very useful options:
You can click on this button to republish your page after making and saving changes to it. This means you can edit your page whilst it remains live. Firstly, as you'll have been in EasyEditor, click on Published page - this page is currently live positioned at the top of EasyEditor.
The side panel will slide in again from the right. Click Republish, then click Republish again on the final confirmation panel. The republished date and time will be confirmed for you on the initial side panel, and your changes will be live.
This process can of course also be followed for a page that was previously published but has since been unpublished.
Remember: For changes to a live page to take effect, you'll need to save it and then republish it. Just saving won't push the changes live.
Click on this to unpublish a live page. A final confirmation panel will slide in; click Unpublish again. This will take the page offline and all links to it will stop working (a 404 page will display instead).
Click on this to visit your live page directly.
Click on this to copy your page's link, and it will be ready for you to paste wherever you choose.
Share on Twitter
Click on this to quickly share your live page's link on Twitter. A dialog window will open in Twitter with your link already in the tweet. Add anything else you need to and then click Tweet.
A note on sharing
Don't worry about contacts sharing landing pages. Any personalised information will not be not shared as the landing page will switch to a non-personalised URL.