A closer look at common use cases for custom pages
In the article Creating Custom pages we briefly explained what the difference is between a regular press release page and a Custom page. In this article we'll explore how you can create some of the examples mentioned.
A custom page contains no timestamp and no modules by default. This leaves you with the header and footer of your template, and a blank canvas in between. If you go to the 'Module Order' option right after creating the custom case, you'll see that it's completely empty. Here are some ideas what to do with a custom page:
- One of the easiest use cases is to use a custom page for some evergreen content. If you have an investor relations section in your Newsroom environment, you can use a custom page to create an undated page linking to documents related to compliance, legal, corporate governance and different types of regulations. In the sidebar you could add a Contacts Module with the relevant point of contact for these matters, as well as a Subscribe Module.
- You could also use a custom page to create a theme page around Financial Reports. Typically, you'll have these once every quarter so it does make sense to group them together and create some sort of a theme page around them. In the main column, start off with showcasing the most recent reports in a News Carousel. If you have a tag configured for all financial reports, you can add it as an include tag.
The rest of the content can be displayed by using one or more headline modules, and maybe a relevant video in a video module. Again, in the sidebar you could add a Contacts Module with the relevant point of contact for these matters, as well as a Subscribe Module.
- If you're a business with a lot of events going on, why not make a dedicated page with a calendar on it? Stick a big Calendar Module on the top of the page, and perhaps add a Video Module or a Headlines Module for related content. Add a Media Library button in the sidebar to link to multimedia related to these events.
- In general, button modules can be very useful to create overview pages. One Presspage client is a car brand and uses button modules on a custom page to create buttons for different car types. These buttons link to other custom pages with a headlines module configured to show all news items about that specific car type.
If the modules offered by Presspage are not sufficient, it's also possible to use a custom module to add extra HTML/CSS functionality. The possibilities are nearly endless.