1.6 Settings for different page types

There are 5 different page types, of which you need to edit the page settings for 3 of them; 'Standard' (regular page containing content), 'Shortcut' (redirecting within the website) and 'Link to external URL' (redirecting to an external website).

Standard page

Read more about the Standard page settings on 2.2 Page properties.

Shortcut page

The 'Shortcut' page can be used to redirect the visitor, from the menu, to another page within the website. This function can be used to avoid having the same content published on multiple pages. For example, say that you wish to have a contact page in a submenu, but you already have a contact page in the main menu, that contains all the information. Then you can create a shortcut page in the submenu and redirect it to the page in the main menu.

Besides the general page settings, this consists of two functions that need to be set, which you can find at the bottom of the 'General' tab.

First you need to select what type of shortcut it should be (1). There is an option to redirect to a specific page (Selected page), redirect to the first available subpage or first subpage of a selected page (First subpage of selected/current page), randomize the selection of subpages of current or selected page (Random subpage of selected/current page) and finally for it to select the parent page of the current or selected page (Parent page of selected/current page).

If you wish to select a page, use the search field (2) to type in the title of the page and then select from the options alternatively select from the page tree using the folder icon (4) or 'Page' button (5). Delete selected page by using the trash can icon (3). (1.6.1)

Link to external URL page

This page type can be used to link to an external website. An example would be if you have a webshop on a separate installation/address, but still wish to have a section in your main menu called Webshop.

There are two specific functions, that need to be set.

At the bottom of the 'General' tab, you simply add the address of the external website, for example www.typo3manual.com (1.6.2).

You will also need to tell TYPO3 that the link should open in a new window. To do this, go to the tab 'Behaviour' and in the dropdown, select 'New window'. The code _blank will be added to the field (1.6.3).

Save and the external link is ready.

Sys folder

No specific settings needs to be set for this type of page.

Menu separator

The 'Menu separator' page type is foremost used when a webdesign has a megamenu, which means it shows multiple page levels in the menu (see example below).

No specific settings needs to be set for this type of page.