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Home > Website CMS > Editing tools > Page choices

Editing tools
Below is a copy of the tools available within the web builder. Click on each for the relevant help files:

Edit content boxesPublish or republishPage choicesHelp filesPreview pageSave page
Find and replaceCutCopyPastePaste from external sourceUndoRedoTable - insert or editInsert or edit an imageInsert or edit mediaInsert an emoticonAdd rule offAdd or edit a linkInternal page linkInsert or edit bookmarkInsert special charactersAdd a formAdd a text fieldAdd a text area (form)Add a buttonAdd a drop down list (form)Add a tick boxAdd radio buttonInsert content markerInsert roll over image
StylesFontSizeBoldItalicUnderlineMore font optionsFont colourHighlightAlign leftAlign centreAlign rightFully justifyMore paragraph optionsNumbering - ordered listBullet points - unordered listMore list optionsDecrease indentIncrease indentAdd or edit html snippetsAdd image galleries to pageAdd content box

Page Choices

Page choices This page comes up when you first save a page and is also available from the pages list and from within the page editor itself.

Page choices controls all off page elements to do with where the page appears within the site menu, whether it appears within the menu at all, it's url (file name) and even whether it appears within the XML and html site maps. You can also set special features such as the page being used as a template for one or all products within the ecommerce.

 

Page choices control lots of information that is great to be able to have control of, but which you may find you don't worry about at first. We like you to be in control, so we give you lots of options to make your site as flexible as we would want it for ourselves!

Page choices are reached from the tools tab, next to the save icon, from the page choices link on the page editors and also from the pages list by clicking on any of the page attributes listed, apart from the file name and the 'edit' options.

Page choices alters many of the attributes of a page that are not necessarily shown on page but which decide where the page is on the site, under which menu and how it is saved (it's file name). Many of these attributes help with web site optimisation for search engines and so it is sensible for you to be familiar with them when you are happy with every day operation of your site.

The essential item here is 'Page name', as this is what appears in the menu.

So, what do you control in page choices?

The page name: which is used in the automated menus and also to easily identify the page in the pages list. As standard, this will be untitled and then increment, untitled1 etc. which obviously makes a mockery of any menu. This must therefore be renamed, if you touch no other settings.

The template it uses:
this control how the overall page looks. You control the 'centre' of the page in the editor, although you can change the overall look and feel of your site, using the template editor.

The menu it sits in:
You can have lots of different sections and subsections and place one or more pages in each and even swap them around between sections if you wish to reorganise a site's structure.

The file name:
as standard, our system names them untitled1.html, automatically incrementing the numbers so that you don't have a clash. Each page ust have a different name and the system will not allow you to name two pages the same.

In practice, you can save a page name as any file name you like, as long as you don't try to special characters. When you name it, the system will automatically put the correct file extension on for you (.php) so that you don't have to remember it. Why is this useful? If you are doing web site optimisation, it can be helpful to use a smattering of key words in the file name.


Images used for the page in the menu:
See the menu explanation for more details of menu functions.

Special functions:

Pages not appearing in the menu: You might not want a page to appear in the automated menu, in which case, this is where you choose that. Your page might be used to allow a customer to see work privately, for instance. You can also chose for pages which are not in the menu to be excluded from the html and the xml sitemaps. This is useful where you don't want a page indexed by Google, such as a download page or thank you page (see below).


Thank you page for forms:
You can design a page as a thank you for after a form is submitted by a visitor. You call this page thankyou.html and click the option for the page not appearing in the menu.

Display order:
Order in which the page appears in the automated menu. Low numbers appear higher up in the menu (or to the left in horizontal menus).

e-commerce
The page can be used for an e-commerce template - sales, category, product and cart pages can be designed and used as the basis of your e-commerce pages.

Last update: 29.03.2017