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Last updated: 02 October 2015

Change basic page properties

The Page Title is the text that appears at the top of the page when it is viewed on your website, and should not be confused with the Web Page Name, which is the unique name that Sitekit uses to define the location of the page. It usually ends with .htm and appears in the Asset Tree view.

To Change the Page Title 

  1. Highlight the text in the Page title box and type the new title.
  2. Click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

To Change web page name

  1. Highlight the text in the Web page name box and type the new web page name.
  2. Web page names must only contain letters and numbers. The following will be removed from any web page names: ampersand, apostrophe, exclamation marks, full stop and quote marks. (10.4)
  3. Web page names must not contain any spaces.
  4. We recommend that web page names end with .htm.
  5. Click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

Add or edit a page summary

A page summary is a short paragraph of text that describes the content of the page. It appears in the sitemap and search results and helps people to decide if the page is relevant to their interests.

  1. Type a short summary of the page into the Page summary box.
  2. Click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

Add or edit a Summary Image 

A summary image is a single graphic that best epitomises the page content.

  1. Click the Choose an Image icon, which opens an image picker. Navigate to and select the image you want. (The image picker allows you to upload and store a new image, if you want).
  2. Click the OK button to store the image, and then either Save or Publish the page properties.

Note that three new magic words have been added to the Sitekit CMS Syntax Guide, specifically to manipulate the summary imageid.

 Choose a content layout for a page

  1. Select the template that you want to use from the Page Function/Content Layout drop-down list.
  2. Click the Preview tab to see how the content of the page looks in its new template.
  3. When you are happy with the changes click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

Control Page visibility

The visibility of a page on your website is controlled by four tick boxes in Standard Page Properties

  1. Hide from site maps and 'List by' pages - tick this box if you don't want your page to be displayed in the site map or on automatically generated page lists.
  2. Hide from search results and search engines - tick this box if you don't want your page to show up when someone does a search, either of your website or the internet as a whole.
  3. Hide page as internal link - tick this box if you don't want anyone to create a link to your page from another part of your website. 
  4. Show children of this page as internal links - tick the box if you want this page to automatically display links to all of the pages below it on this branch of the navigation tree.
    When you are happy with the changes click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

Set page effective period

By default every page can be browsed by a site's users as soon at it has been created. Setting the effective period  offer more control over this and allows you prevent a page from being displayed before a specific date or after a specific date.

  1. In the Effective from date field enter the date and time you want the page to be visible from using the format: dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm. Alternatively click on the Calendar icon and select the date, then click on the Clock icon and select the time.
  2. In the Expires on date field enter the date and time you want the page to be visible to using the format: dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm. Alternatively click on the Calendar icon and select the date, then click on the Clock icon and select the time.
  3. Click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

Any request for the page outside these set periods will result in a page not found response from the server, but within the date period the page will be served.

Set scheduled publishing date

The schedule publishing option allows you to defer or delay the edits you're making to a page to to a future date. Any edit you make will not be published till the date set.

  1. Put a tick in the defer publish box and then In the until date field enter the date and time you want any page edits deferred to using the format: dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm. Alternatively click on the Calendar icon and select the date, then click on the Clock icon and select the time.
  2. Click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

Only people will publish rights can set up scheduled publishes. Options will be greyed out for other users. The page is not actually scheduled for publishing until the publish button is clicked. Clicking save will just save the scheduled publish checkbox status and the publish time. When a page is scheduled for publish a message is shown in the toolbar in the page editors when it is opened. Clicking 'publish' on a page that is scheduled for publish produces a message saying 'saved at xxx for scheduled publish', instead of 'last published at xxx'.

Set page review date

The Review  function allows you to set a date for a page to be reviewed by a site administrator. On the morning of the review date the reviewer will be sent a reminder email.

  1. In the Review date field enter the date and time you want the page to be reviewed using the format: dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm. Alternatively click on the Calendar icon and select the date, then click on the Clock icon and select the time.
  2. Select the reviewer from the Reviewer Name drop-down list.
  3. Type any relevant notes into the Review Notes box.
  4. Click Save to save your work and Publish to make it live.

Once reviewed the reviewer should tick the Reviewed box and reset the date for the next review.

 

 

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