Editing Page Properties

Last update: 2023-05-03
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You can define the required properties for a page. These can vary depending on the nature of the page. For example some pages might be connected to a live copy while others are not and the live copy information will be available as appropriate.

Page Properties

The properties are distributed across several tabs:


  • Title

    The title of the page is shown in various locations. For example, the Websites tab list and the Sites card/list views.

    This is a mandatory field.

  • Tags

    Here you can add, or remove tags from the page by updating the list in the selection box:

    • After selecting a tag is it listed below the selection box. You can remove a tag from this list using the x.

    • A completely new tag can be entered by typing the name in an empty selection box.

      The new tag will actually be created when you hit enter. The new tag will then be shown in a box, with a small star on the right indicating that it is a new tag.

    • With the drop-down functionality you can select from existing tags.

    • An x appears when you mouse-over a tag entry in the selection box; this can be used to remove that tag for this page.

  • Hide in Navigation

    A toggle switch to indicate whether the page is shown or hidden in the page navigation.

  • Page Title

    A title to be used on the page.

  • Navigation Title

    You can specify a separate title for use in the navigation (for example, if you want something more concise). If empty, the Title will be used.

  • Subtitle

    A subtitle for use on the page.

  • Description

    Your description of the page, its purpose or any other details you want to add.

  • On Time

    The date and time at which the published page will be activated. When published this page will be kept dormant until the specified time.

    Leave these fields empty for pages you want to publish immediately (the normal scenario).

  • Off Time

    The time at which the published page will be deactivated.

    Again leave these fields empty for pages you want to publish immediately.

  • Vanity URL

    Allows you to enter a vanity URL for this page. That allows you to have a shorter and more expressive URL.

    For example, if the Vanity URL is set to w elcometo the page identified by the path / v1.0/startpagefor the website h ttp://example.com, then h ttp://example.com/welcomewould be the vanity URL of h ttp://example.com/content/v1.0/startpage


    Vanity URLs:

    • must be unique so you should take care that the value is not already used by another page.
    • do not support regex patterns.
  • Redirect Vanity URL

    Indicates whether you want the page to use the vanity URL.


  • Language

    The page language.

  • Redirect

    Indicate the page to which this page should automatically redirect.

  • Design

    Indicate the design to be used for this page.

  • Alias

    Specify an alias to be used with this page.

  • Enable Closed User Group

    Enables (or disables) use of closed user groups (CUGs).

  • Login Page

    The page to be used for login.

  • Admitted Groups

    Groups eligible for login to the CUG.

  • Realm

    Realm name for the CUG.

  • Export Configuration

    Specify an export configuration.


  • Page Thumbnail

    Shows the page thumbnail image. You can:

    • Generate Preview

      Generate a preview of the page to use as thumbnail.

    • Upload Image

      Upload an image to use as thumbnail.

Cloud Services




  • Blueprint

    Define properties for a Blueprint page within multi-site management. Controls the circumstances under which modifications will be propagated to the Live Copy.

Live Copy

  • Livecopy

    Define properties for a Live Copy page within multi-site management. Controls the circumstances under which modifications will be propagated from the Blueprint.

Site Structure

  • Provide links to pages that provide site-wide functionality, such as Signup Page, Offline Page, amongst others.

Editing Page Properties

Editing Page Properties for a Specific Page

Page Properties define the various properties of the page, such as titles, when they appear on the website and others.

  1. Open the page you want to edit.

  2. In the sidekick open the Page tab then select Page Properties…

    This opens a dialog with multiple tabs.

  3. Make the changes you require, then click OK to save.

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