Ways to Build Your Pages in Yext | Yext Hitchhikers Platform

What You’ll Learn

In this section, you will learn:

  • Understanding of the different ways you can build pages in Yext
  • Comparison of functionality between Page Builder and developing on Pages
  • Comparison of process between Page Builder and developing on Pages

Overview of Ways to Build Pages

There are two architectures that you leverage to create pages using the Yext Pages product:

  1. Page Builder
  2. Pages

Page Builder is a point and click interface that allows you to quickly assemble a template from a library of pre-built modules. You could have a page published on your site in only a few minutes without a line of code!

Pages are fully custom websites that can be built by any developer. These pages are developed locally and deployed using Yext’s Pages UI via a connected Github account. This is best for webpages that have custom requirements.

Both build options leverage all of the same architecture we covered in the last unit, and contain the same benefits. The difference between the two is how you want to build them, and the level of customization.

The decision for whether to use Page Builder, or to develop on Pages depends on the needs of a given page, the technical resources available to you, how quickly you want to get a page up and running, and how you want to maintain that page ongoing.

Here’s a good framework to use to decide which to use for a given site. We will cover these items in throughout the training so if you don’t understand what something means — don’t worry, you will after the end of these tracks!

Page Builder Pages
Point & click with some light CSS/HTML customizations Full custom development capabilities
Sync any field of entity type from Knowledge Graph Yes Yes
Supports multiple pages per entity No Yes
Supports the same page set in multiple languages No Yes
Supports custom schema.org markup Yes Yes
Supports subdomain hosting Yes Yes
Supports subdirectory hosting No Yes
Supports full vanity URLs Yes Yes
Supports custom built third party or client side integrations No Yes
Supports Directory pages No Yes
Live Preview for template development in-platform Yes Yes
Site Level Authorization No Yes

How to Build Yext Pages

You can choose to build the webpages yourself using either architecture, or you can have Yext Services build them for you.

The next unit will go into the build process, so you can get a sense of what the Yext Services process is, or follow the general flow as you create these pages on your own.

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    True or False: You have to pick between always using Page Builder and always using Custom Development.

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    Which of the following features are currently ONLY supported using Custom Development? (Select all that apply)

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