Every great website needs structure. With Super, you can take advantage of the organizing power of Notion databases to build a complex and rich site.
You can use Notion databases to add more comprehensive and categorized content beyond blocks. Databases are collections of pages you can display and sort in different ways. Notion offers two types of databases — inline and full-page. An inline database will display within an existing page, while a full-page database will create a separate, standalone page. You can learn more about databases in this introductory guide by Notion.
What type of database to use
Some database use cases on a website include:
Database content is pages held within the database and work as subpages for your site. Each database page can have properties, and you can display these properties in Super by adjusting the setting Page Properties in your site Options.
To create a simple in-line database:
- Open the Notion page you want to use for displaying the database
/databaseand select Database - Inline
- Name your database (you can hide the title by pressing the three dots (more icon) next to your database title and selecting Hide database title). This will also hide the title in Super.
- Leave the database in the default Table layout or change it to Board, Calendar, List, or a Gallery layout by clicking the three dots (more icon) and choosing your selection under Layout (learn more about different database views here)
- Add content and properties to the database pages
- If you want users to be able to click into your database content, head to your Super site dashboard, click Options, and enable Page Properties
To create a full-page database:
- Click the plus (+) icon next to your homepage to create a new subpage. Give your page a title and select one of the Database layouts you want to use
- OR type
/databaseand select Database - Full page
- Either select an existing data source to link (make sure the page you select is a subpage of your homepage) or click New database to create one from scratch
For help on what to work on next, take a look at these guides:
- Learn how to organize your site using pages
- Connect a custom website domain
- Optimize your site for search engines to increase visibility