While the upgrade is primarily automatic, you should consider these recommendations to ensure you get the most of the latest advancements.
When pages are created automatically during upgrade (or by running the Create Pages from Registered Views concurrent program), the URL – also called the slug – will be the Menu Id by default, which you can change manually. For example, you might want to change 123456 to leave-and-absences for a more friendly URL. For more details about administering pages, see our knowledge base article, Pages.
It's worthwhile a revisit of your current pages, flows, and information architecture after upgrading from an earlier release:
- Streamlined navigation means there is now more horizontal space for content
- A page can have an unlimited number of blocks; there is no longer a hard limit of 4
- Vertical scrolling now uses native browser scrolling, which is conducive to longer pages with more content
In practice, most upgrades result in between 5-30 pages, and each page contains 1 or 2 blocks, with a small number containing three or four. This often results in many pages with lots of user navigation and not much content on each page.
Here are some best practices:
- Consider grouping related blocks from separate pages onto a single page
- Target less than ten items in a typical user's sub-nav
- Utilize some of the new types of blocks, such as adverts and feeds, to further enhance each page
If you use multiple assignments, you can display information about each assignment on a block-by-block basis. Information about the primary assignment is displayed by default otherwise. For more information, see our knowledge base article, Multiple assignments.