Create an about page

Sometimes you’ll have unique, one-off pages that don’t make sense as a Section. Unlike the content you might store in Globals, however, each page would need to live at its own URL. A Single is perfect for this.

Let’s create a Single for an “About” page that will include a headshot and bio.

We’ll want to start again with our fields. To keep things tidy, we’ll create a volume for generic images and then add an Assets field to use it. Rather than create a new field for content this time, we’ll re-use the Matrix block we created earlier.

First, let’s add a volume for generic images since we may need more over time and don’t want to confuse them with blog post content:

  1. In the assets folder you created earlier, create a new directory called general.
  2. Back in the Craft CMS control panel, navigate to “Settings” and choose “Assets”.
  3. Choose “+ New volume”.
  4. Enter the name “General”, enable the “Assets in this volume have public URLs” switch, enter a “Base URL” value of @web/assets/general, and a “File System Path” of @webroot/assets/general.
  5. Save the Asset Volume.

Now let’s create a new Assets field for the about page image:

  1. Navigate to “Settings” and choose “Fields”.
  2. Create a “Singles Fields” field group, then choose “+ New field”.
  3. Create a field called “About Image”, selecting a “Assets” from the “Field Type” dropdown menu.
  4. Enable “Restrict uploads to a single folder?” and select only “General” under “Sources”. Enable “Restrict allowed file types?” and select “Image”.
  5. Save the field.

Now we can create the about page single:

  1. Navigate to “Settings”, choose “Sections”, and then choose “+ New section”.
  2. Enter “About” for the section name.
  3. To make this new section a single, select “Single” from the “Section Type” dropdown menu. Notice that the Site Settings change to take a single URI rather than an Entry URI Format that would be required for a Section.
  4. Enter about for “URI”, and _singles/about for “Template”.
  5. Save this section.
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Screenshot of new single fields
Settings for the new about single.

Follow the same process as the blog section to add fields to the about single:

  1. Navigate to “Settings”, choose “Sections”, and choose “Edit entry type” to the right of the “About” single.
  2. Create a “Content” tab and drag the “About Image” and “Post Content” fields to it. (Notice we’re re-using the “Post Content” field we created for blog entries.)
  3. Save the entry type.
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Screenshot of about field type configuration
The new about single’s field layout configuration.

You could also follow the same steps to create a Single for the home page (checking the little home icon), and once more for the blog landing page. But we don’t need to worry about either of those right now.