How many pages are required for a newly built website?

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How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by wasimnaqvi » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:13 pm

Hello everybody,
I am new to website building and I have heard that there are few mandatory pages for every website like homepage, privacy policy and other pages. Can anyone tell me which other pages are mandatory and how to place content on them.
Thank you in advance

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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by sozzled » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:29 pm

The answer depends on what you want to do with your website.

If your website is simply going to be a "signpost" (for example, "Our business is located at <address> and we are open between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Sunday") the you only need one page.

If your website is going to interact with visitors who need to login to "do" something, then (while it is not legally mandatory) you should have a privacy policy and a terms-of-use page. This page, or pages, will tell your users what they can expect when they register to join your site.

Apart from that, there's no mandatory minimum number of pages. Obviously you will need a page to tell your visitors something about your website.

The easiest way to create web content for your website in Joomla! is to create articles. I suggest that you go to https://docs.joomla.org/Portal:Beginners for more information. Good luck.
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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by pe7er » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:09 pm

wasimnaqvi wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:13 pm
I have heard that there are few mandatory pages for every website like homepage, privacy policy and other pages. Can anyone tell me which other pages are mandatory
It all depends on the law in your country. Or on the law of the country of your target audience.
In Germany it's required by law to have an "Impressum" (in English "colophon") page:
a page with information about the authorship & ownership of the website.

Maybe a local lawyer or the chamber of commerce nearby might be able to inform you about mandatory pages for your website in your country.
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Re: How many pages are required for a newly built website?

Post by BlackWoods » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:56 am

Some website even have only 1 page as the landing page if you don't have a lot of content.
It really doesn't matter.
You'd want to have a few optimized and really quality pages than a lot of thin content pages.


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