Sytist Manual > Site Content


Sections are top level categories and the function of the section determines what features are available within that section. 


  • A "Customer Galleries" section will be a section to create galleries for selling photos to your customers.
  • A "Booking Calendar" section will add the booking calendar functionality to that section to create booking services. 

When Sytist is first installed, there are no sections and you just add the type of sections you want to use for the features you want to use. 

To create a new section go to Site Content -> Create New Section.
To edit a section click on Site Content then edit under the section name in the left menu.

Types of sections: 

Customer Galleries
This section is for creating galleries to sell photos to your clients or for event photos. This enables all the photo selling features.

Portfolio Galleries
This section is for creating galleries to display your work and no photo selling features. 

Booking Calendar
Have your customers book your services or book special events right from your website. More about the Booking Calendar

This section is for selling items other than photos like services, download products & standard products like gear, clothes, etc... Article on creating store items.

Stock / Art Photos
Upload photos for the general public to view to purchase photos. Photos in this section are not in galleries and based on keywords. More about Stock / Art section.

This section is for creating blog posts which are just standard pages.

Project Proofing
A section to create pages and upload photos for your clients to approve or request revisions for designs. This section is not for selling photos. More about Project Proofing.

A registry section like a wedding registry where people can add money to customers' accounts. 
Article on setting up a registry section and how it works.

Options & Defaults

There are a lot of options & default settings when you edit the details of a section after it is created.

Section Name
The name of the section.

Meta Title
This is the title shown at the top of the browser window.

Text About Content
This is text shown above any content that is listed on the page.

Text Under Sub Categories
If there are categories listed in the section, this would be text shown under those categories.

Text Below All Content
Text show below everything about the footer.

Show content from a page
This option is if you create a section and have a page in that section you want to show instead of listing content.

Page Listing Layout
This determines how the pages are listing in the section.

Page Display Layout
This determines how the pages are displayed in the section.

Category Listing Layout
This determines how the categories are displayed in the section.

More on the Page Display & Content Listing Layouts.

Category Content
This determines how the section acts and is based on the option you choose in the New Section Wizard.

Option to display a billboard on this section page.
More on billboards

Default Expire & Private Settings
Settings to set the default amount of days to set the expiration date, the default password protected page status and option to hide expired pages in this section.

Private Page Settings
Option to show a password button or form for password protected pages.

Require To View
To determine if a customer has to be logged into an account to view pages in this section.

The option to choose a different theme for this section and the pages in this section.

Password Protect Entire Category
The option to require a password to view this section and the contents of the section.

Default Watermarking
This sets the default watermarking options when uploading photos to pages in this section.

Default Page Status
The option to set the default page status to draft or publish when creating new pages in this section.

Allow Commenting on Pages
The option to allow commenting on pages in this section.

Add Search Icon
This will add a search icon to the section page to search for pages in this section.

Disable Side Bar
If you are using a side bar in your theme, you can disable that side bar for this section and pages in this section.

Remove Header
The option to remove the header & menu for pages in this section.

Display Masthead
1 billboard slide of the first photo or cover photo on pages displayed in this section. You can edit the layout of it in the Site Design -> Billboards section.

Article on the remove header & display masthead options above.

Preview Photo Tab
This is the preview photo for the category.

Rename Folder Tab
The option to rename the category folder (url) after it has been created.


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