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.
The properties are distributed across several tabs.
Title & Tags
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 be created when you hit enter.
The new tag will then be shown 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, which can be used to remove that tag for this page.
If either the On Time or Off Time is in the past, and automatic replication is configured, then the relevant action will be triggered immediately.
On Time - The date and time at which the published page will be made visible (rendered) on the publish environment. The page must be published, either manually or by pre-configured auto-replication.
If already published (manually) this page will be kept dormant (hidden) until rendering at the specified time.
If not published, and configured for auto-replication, the page will be automatically published, then rendered, at the specified time.
If not published, and not configured for auto-replication, the page will not be automatically published, so a 404 will be seen when an attempt to access the page is made.
Off Time - Similar to and often used in combination with On Time, this defines the time at which the published page will be hidden on the publish environment.
Leave these fields (On Time and Off Time) empty for pages you want to publish immediately and have available on the publish environment until they are deactivated (the normal scenario).
Allows you to enter a vanity URL for this page, which can allow you to have a shorter and/or more expressive URL.
For example, if the Vanity URL is set to welcome to the page identified by the path /v1.0/startpage for the website http://example.com, then http://example.com/welcome would be the vanity URL of http://example.com/content/v1.0/startpage
Must be unique so you should take care that the value is not already used by another page.
Do not support regex patterns.
Should not be set to an existing page.
Add - Tap or click to show a field to define a vanity URL for the page.
Tap or click again to add multiple.
Tap or click the Remove icon to delete the vanity URL.
Redirect Vanity URL - Indicates whether you want the page to use the vanity URL.
Language - The page language
Language Root - Must be checked if the page is the root of a language copy
Redirect - Indicates the page to which this page should automatically redirect with an HTML 302 Found status.
Permanent Redirect - When checked, the page redirects to the target path provided along with an HTML 301 Moved Permanently status.
Design - Indicates whether the page is shown or hidden in the page navigation of the resulting site
Alias - Specifies an alias to be used with this page
For example, if you define an alias of private for the page /content/wknd/us/en/magazine/members-only, then this page can also be accessed via /content/wknd/us/en/magazine/private
Creating an alias sets the sling:alias property on the page node, which only impacts the resource, not the repository path.
Pages accessed by aliases in the editor can not be published. Publish options in the editor are only available for pages accessed via their actual paths.
Cloud Configuration - The path to the configuration
The page properties will be shown using the appropriate tabs.
Either view or edit the properties as required.
Then use Save to save your updates followed by Close to return to the console.
When Editing a Page
When editing a page you can use Page Information to define the page properties:
Open the page for which you want to edit properties.
Select the Page Information icon to open the selection menu:
Select Open Properties and a dialog will open allowing you to edit the properties, sorted by the appropriate tab. The following buttons are also available at the right of the toolbar:
Save & Close
Use the Save & Close button to save the changes.
From the Sites Console - Multiple Pages
From the Sites console you can select several pages then use View Properties to view and/or edit the page properties. This is referred to as bulk editing of page properties.
Bulk editing of properties is also available for Assets. It is very similar, but differs in a few points. See Editing Properties of Multiple Assets for details.
There is also the Bulk Editor, which allows you to search for content from multiple pages using GQL (Google Query Language) and then edit the content directly in the bulk editor before saving your changes to the originating pages.
You can select multiple pages for bulk editing by various methods, including:
When browsing the Sites console
After using Search to locate a set of pages
After selecting the pages and then clicking or tapping the Properties option, the bulk properties will be shown:
You can only bulk edit pages that:
Share the same resource type
Are not part of a livecopy
If any of the pages are in a live copy then a message will be shown when the properties are opened.
Once you have entered Bulk Editing you can:
A list of the pages impacted
You can select/deselect if required
As when viewing properties for a single page, the properties are ordered under tabs.
A subset of properties
Properties that are available on all selected pages and have been explicitly defined as available to bulk editing are visible.
If you reduce the page selection to one page, then all properties are visible.
Common properties with a common value
Only properties with a common value are shown in View mode.
When the field is multi-value (for example Tags), values will only be shown when all are common. If only some are common, they will only be shown when editing.
When no properties with a common value exist, a message is displayed.
You can update the values in the fields available.
The new values will be applied to all selected pages when you select Done.
When the field is multi-value (for example Tags), you can either append a new value or remove a common value.
Fields that are common, but have different values across the various pages will be indicated with a special value such as the text <Mixed Entries>. Care should be taken when editing such fields to prevent data loss.
The page component can be configured to specify the fields available for bulk editing. See Configuring your page for bulk editing of page properties.