HCL Commerce Version or later

Page Composer tool

Like the Commerce Composer tool in Management Center, the Page Composer tool lets business users manage store pages. The Page Composer tool is available only on Auth environment and specifically for use with React stores. This tool allows users to create store pages and assign SEO URLs to them.
Note: You cannot migrate from the Commerce Composer Aurora store layouts to Page Composer layouts for one of the new store models (Emerald/ Sapphire/ Ruby). You should discard the old layouts and create the new layouts through the Page Composer tool. See Creating a new layout for more information.

Using Page Composer, you define what widgets are displayed within your store page by means of page templates. Once a layout is defined, you can assign it to be shown on content pages, or pages when shoppers are browsing categories or products in your store. You can create, edit, or delete the Emerald, Sapphire, HCL Commerce Version or laterand Ruby store layouts and schedule when they should be displayed in your store.

HCL Commerce Version or laterFrom HCL Commerce onwards, the Page Composer tool is enhanced to include support for Storefront Asset Stores in addition to E-Site Stores. Storefront Asset Store support is only available if Search is configured to Catalog Asset Store indexing. See Storefront Asset Store support for the Page Composer tool for more information.

Note: You can not simultaneously use page composer and commerce composer for a particular store.

The following screen capture provides a quick look at the Page Composer tool.

Page Composer tool

Select Manage Stores > Page Composer from the hamburger menu. A landing page opens which consists of two sections: Pages and Layout. You can create a new page and assign layouts to these pages. You can assign the layout from available templates or create your own layouts for the selected page.

What you can do with the Page Composer tool

Here is a summary of tasks you can do in the Page Composer tool:

Tasks Details For more information
Create content pages When you want to add a content page to your store, you can create a URL for the page directly in Page Composer. Following are examples of content pages:
  • Landing pages for a brand, category, or promotion
  • Promotional pages, such as a Deal of the Day page
  • Store information pages, for example, About Us, Contact Us, or Return Policy
Creating a new page
Create and manage layouts You can design layouts and assign them to your category, catalog entry, and content pages, without involving IT. The Page Composer provides the following assets:
  • A selection of layout templates for you to base your layouts on, ranging from simple one-column templates to complex multi-column templates with optional tabs.
  • A number of widgets that support web activities and their precision marketing capabilities.
Creating a new layout

Assign template to layout

Assign widgets to layout template

Assign pages for layout

Preview how your pages look on different devices In store preview, you can view your page layouts at different resolutions to simulate desktop, tablet, and mobile device screens. You can even test the layouts on actual devices by generating a shareable URL from within store preview. Store Preview for Layouts

Store Preview for pages

Manage SEO content for pages For pages that you manage in the Page Composer tool, you can optimize the page data for search engines. The SEO properties that you can manage include the URL keyword, page title, meta description, meta keyword, and image alt text. Edit page and SEO information
Search and browse for pages and layouts Search for pages and layouts by name or by advanced criteria. See the layouts that are assigned to a page in either a list view or a calendar view. Searching a page

View Assigned pages to layout