2.2 Page properties

The page settings containt information about metadata, page layout and also has visibility settings. To edit them, you can either right click on the page title, in the page tree, and choose "Edit" (Img. 2.2.1) or you can click the page properties icon above the page content area (Img. 2.2.2). This section will focus on page properties for a Standard page. Read more about other page type properties here.

General tab

The 'General' tab contains all the general information about the page.

Here you can see and change the page type. Switching between page types will affect available fileds, so a dialogue box will appear if you do this. Click 'OK' when switching (1).

Editing the page title can be done through this field, or by double clicking on the page title in the page tree (2).

You can adjust the alternative navigation title if you want the title shown in the menus to be other than page title in the page tree. The address of the page will be based on the page title (3).

The address of the page can be changed using the Speaking URL path segment. This will alter the URL of the page (4). 

You can define if the page should be excluded from the page from the URL, meaning that it will not be included in the address (5).

By using the 'Override the whole page path', you can add a completely different address for the page, inserting the full URL (6).

(2.2.3)

Metadata tab

The tab 'Metadata' contains all information for the Search Engine Optimization

The field 'Abstract' does not have any impact on your SEO, but can be used for internal notes and for some available listing options in menu elements (1).

The most important field, title-TAG is also found on this tab. This is the field that search engines use to validate content on the page, checking if the values words in the title-TAG are also found in the texts. The title tag will show as a link in the search engine result and also in the browser tab (2).

In rare cases your website may have pages with identical content (with this I mean all content on the page, not just that a few elements has the same content). To avoid being punished for double-content by the search engines, you can add a Canonical URL (4). This referrs to adding the web address of the page that has the original content on it, to tell the search engines that you are aware of this content being on more than one page.

Here you can also add keywords. The keywords, and/or keyword phrases, are separated by using comma (3).

Finally we have the description field. This text is not used by the search engine, in their ranking algorithm, but provides information about the page for the person doing the search (5).

(2.2.4)

Separate Metadata and SEO tabs

In some installations the metadata will be separated into two tabs.

The tab 'Metadata' will in this case contain some information for the Search Engine Optimization, for example the description (1).

(2.2.5)

The other tab is 'SEO', where you will find the most important field, title-TAG. The title tag will show as a link in the search engine result and also in the browser tab (2).

Here you can also add keywords. The keywords or keyword phrases are separated by using comma (3).

In rare cases your website may have pages with identical content (with this I mean all content on the page, not just that a few elements has the same content). To avoid being punished for double-content by the search engines, you can add a Canonical URL (4). This referrs to adding the web address of the page that has the original content on it, to tell the search engines that you are aware of this content being on more than one page.

(2.2.6)

Appearance tab

The tab 'Appearance' contains a template selection for the page, which means that the layout of the page can be changed. All available templates can be found in the dropdown or by selecting through the thumbnails (1). It is also possible to set what template should be used for all subpages of this page (2).

In the case where you wish to have the same page content available on more than one page, but not having to edit it on multiple places, you can use the function "Show content from page". One field shows what page the content is fetched from (3) and there is a search field (4) to search and select page. (2.2.7)

Behaviour tab

Below the tab 'Behaviour' you can find functions like Link target (1), which is used when creating a page that links to an external URL.

By using the arrow to the right of the field, you can select 'New window', which adds the code _blank in the field. This function will allow the page to open in a new window/tab, when the page link is clicked. If you wish to exclude a page from being cached, you can disable the function (2).

If you wish to exclude a page from search functions, you can exclude the page by checking the box (3). (2.2.8)

Access tab

The 'Access' tab contains visibility options, to be able to disable the page (1) and also hide the page from the menu (2).

It is also possible to set publishing (3) and expiration (4) dates of a page here. The latter setting can also be set to include all subpages as well (5). (2.2.9)