Editing Page Properties

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.

Basic

  • 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.
      • For more information about tags, see Using Tags.
    • Hide in Navigation - Indicates whether the page is shown or hidden in the page navigation of the resulting site.
  • Branding

    Apply a consistent brand identity across pages by appending a brand slug to each page title. This functionality requires use of the Page Component from release 2.14.0 or later of the Core Components.

    • Override - Check to define the brand slug on this page.
      • The value will be inherited by any child pages unless they also have their Override values set.
    • Override value - The text of the brand slug to be appended to the page title.
      • The value is appended to the page title after a pipe character such as “Cycling Tuscany | Always ready for the WKND”
  • HTML ID

    • ID - HTML ID to apply to the component.
  • More Titles and Description

    • Page Title - A title to be used on the page. Typically used by title components. If empty the Title will be used.
    • 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/Off Time

    • 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.

      NOTE

      See On and Off Times - Trigger Configuration for details of how to configure the related automatic 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).

  • Vanity URL

    • 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
    CAUTION

    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.
    • 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.

Advanced

  • Settings

    • 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
    • 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
    NOTE

    Alias sets the sling:alias property to define an alias name for the resource (this only impacts the resource, not the path).

    For example: if you define an alias of latin-lang for the node /content/we-retail/spanish node, then this page can be accessed via /content/we-retail/latin-language

    For further details see Localized page names under SEO and URL Management Best Practices.

  • Configuration

    • Cloud Configuration - The path to the configuration
  • Template Settings

  • Authentication Requirement

    • Enable - Enable use of authentication to access the page

      NOTE

      Closed user groups for the page are defined on the Permissions tab.

    • Login Page - The page to be used for login

  • Export

    • Export Configuration - Specifies an export configuration

Thumbnail

Configure the page thumbnail

  • Generate Preview - Generate a preview of the page to use as thumbnail
  • Upload Image - Upload an image to use as thumbnail
  • Select Image - Select an existing Asset to use as the thumbnail
  • Revert - This option becomes available after you have made a change to the thumbnail. If you do not want to keep your change, you can revert that change before saving.

Social Media

  • Social Media sharing

    Defines the sharing options available on the page. Exposes the options available to the Sharing core component.

    • Enable user sharing for Facebook
    • Enable user sharing for Pinterest
    • Preferred XF variation
      • Define experience fragment variation used for generating metadata for page

Cloud Services

  • Cloud Service Configurations - Define properties for cloud services

Personalization

Permissions

  • Permissions

    • Add Permissions
    • Edit Closed User Group
    • View the Effective Permissions

Blueprint

This tab is only visible for pages that serve as blueprints. Blueprints serve as the basis for Live Copies are are part of Multi Site Management.

  • Current Live Copies - Lists pages that are based on (i.e. are Live Copies of) this blueprint page

  • Rollout Configs - Controls the circumstances under which modifications will be propagated to the Live Copy

Live Copy

  • Synchronize - Synchronize Live Copy with Blueprint, keeping local modifications

  • Reset - Reset Live Copy to state of Blueprint, removing local modifications

  • Suspend - Suspend Live Copy from further rollout modifications

  • Detach - Detach Live Copy from Blueprint

  • Source

    • Displays the path of the blueprint for this Live Copy
  • Status

    • Lists current Live Copy status of the page
  • Configuration

    • Live Copy Inheritance - If checked, Live Copy configuration is effective on all children
    • Inherit Rollout Configs from Parent - If checked, the rollout configuration is inherited from the parent of the page
    • Choose Rollout Config - Defines the circumstances under which modifications will be propagated from the Blueprint and only available when Inherit Rollout Configs from Parent is not selected

Preview

When a Preview environment is enabled you will see:

  • Preview URL - the URL used for accessing the content on the Preview environment

Editing Page Properties

  • From the Sites console:
    • Creating a new page (a subset of the properties)
    • Clicking or tapping Properties
      • For a single page
      • For multiple pages (only a subset of the properties are available for editing en masse)
  • From the page editor:
    • Using Page Information (then Open Properties)

From the Sites Console - Single Page

Clicking or tapping Properties to define the page properties:

  1. Using the Sites console, navigate to the location of the page for which you want to view and edit properties.
  2. Select the Properties option for the required page using either:
  3. Either view or edit the properties as required.
  4. 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:

  1. Open the page for which you want to edit properties.
  2. Select the Page Information icon to open the selection menu:
  3. 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:
    • Cancel
    • Save & Close
  4. 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.

NOTE

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:

Bulk editing page properties

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:

  • View

    • A list of the pages impacted
      • You can select/deselect if required
      • Tabs
        • 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.
  • Edit

    • 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.
NOTE

The page component can be configured to specify the fields available for bulk editing. See Configuring your page for bulk editing of page properties.

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