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There are two options when you are faced with the need to create a new page on HR.info for your content - you can either create a (simple) page yourself by clicking on the + button in the top bar, or you can request a new space to be created for you. To put it simply, if you need a page to display that slick dashboard that you created, create a new page. If, however, you will need to categorize your content, manage who can edit your new page, and switch on additional features, you should go with a space!

Here's a short explainer of the differences between the two different options:

Pages

Screenshot of the top bar menu

  • Can be created by managers. Detailed instructions on how to add a new page are available here.
  • They are a quick and easy option for displaying your content outside of your operation's (or cluster's / sector's / working group's) frontpage
  • They come with no additional features (see section on spaces below to see what these are), your options are limited to editing and translating the page

Screenshot of primary nav on a page

Note: If you create a new page and are then prevented from editing it and are faced with a notice “You are not authorized to access this page”, please reach out to info@humanitarianresponse.info. This is an annoying little bug that appears on newly created pages, but we'll fix it for you quickly and you'll then be able to edit your page without issues.

Spaces

Screenshot of a space admin interface

  • Can only be created by HR.info admins, that is your HR.info support team. You can request a space to be created for you by submitting this form.
  • Spaces come with many additional features:
    • Content tagging: Creating a new space adds a new taxonomy term to the HR.info vocabulary, meaning that you can then use that to tag your content (for example, to tag a document that belongs to the WASH cluster).
    • Metrics: basic web metrics as provided for by Google Analytics are available for your space.
    • Content management: You can list and filter all content that belongs to your space, and perform content management tasks in bulk
    • User access: you can control who has editor/manager access to your space, you can grant editor/manager access to your colleagues who will then be able to work independently and contribute content to your space. You can also remove users who no longer need access to your space.
    • Menus: you can create and edit sidebar menus
    • Features: you can switch features - Events, Documents, Maps/Infographics, Assessments - on or off, depending on your needs. When switched on, they appear in your space's primary navigation

If you have any further questions about the differences between simple pages and spaces, drop us a line at info@humanitarianresponse.info