Unit 2: Creating and setting pages

2.5 Change your page settings

Change your page settings

Page settings is where you manage all page-specific information, including SEO and 301 redirects. Navigate to page settings from the main navigation by clicking Pages > Manage pages, then click the three dots next to a page name and select Edit settings. 

 

The page settings menu includes three sections: Content, Design and Settings.

Content

Page name

The name of a page is visible in the page overview of the Editor, in the main navigation on your website and on breadcrumbs (if you have added a Breadcrumb module to your website).

Page URI

A URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) is the final bit of a URL that identifies a specific page on a website, i.e. mydomain.com/about. The page URI automatically takes after the page name. You can easily change the page URI if you want to differentiate it from the page name. Change the URI by deleting existing information and typing in the new URI name. Be aware that the page URI can only contain lowercase letters from the English alphabet, numbers, underscores and dashes.

Page URI

Page title, keywords and description
Search engine optimization (SEO) is very important to keep in mind when adding new pages to your website. Filling in SEO information ensures that your website has a better chance of "getting found" by search engines and, consequently, visitors. Remember to fill in the SEO fields before completing your page setup.Page URI

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Don't index this page

When Don't index this page is enabled, search engines won't index the page and the page will, therefore, not be displayed on search engine result pages. This is for example useful when you have a hidden page with sensitive information that you only want to be accessible for certain visitors.

Don't publish this page

With Don't publish this page enabled, the specific page will not be published when the rest of your website is. Use this option if you are still working on the page but want to publish all the other pages on your website.

301 Redirects

A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one URL to another. On this section, it's possible to input one or more URLs to redirect them to the page you've just created. 

Google page preview

When editing your page's SEO elements, you can preview what your page will look like on a Google search result page (also known as SERP, or Search Engine Results Page). This is to give you an overview of where specific information you've entered goes in the search result.

Other HTML options


If you want to add HTML to all of your pages at once, you can make use of the Editor's Global HTML feature.

You can also add HTML widgets and other elements on your pages by using the HTML module. 

Add HTML

In the Add HTML field you can paste HTML code that will be inserted directly in the page's <head> tag once the website is published. This can, for example, be used in cases where you want to track conversion performance of a Google AdWords campaign and need to add a tracking tag on page level.

Sitemap

Sitemap ensures that search engines have the correct pages indexed and the correct organization of your website content. The sitemap is, therefore, a way to make search engines read your website more intelligently.

 

Priority indicates to search engines how important this particular page is in relation to other pages on your website, ranging from very low to very high. Change frequencyindicates how often the page is likely to be changed/updated, ranging from hourly to monthly.

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Icon

Add an icon next to your page name in the main navigation to help visitors immediately recognize what the page is about. Select the icon you want to appear in your navigation - when an icon is activated, a thin black border will surround it. If you regret including the icon, deselect it and the icon will be deactivated.

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