Page Properties

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Manage Page Properties

Navigate to the page you want to work with or for which you want to set the Page Properties.  Click Page Properties. The current Page Properties will be displayed.

Page Title:  Enter or edit the Page Title.
Meta Keywords and Meta Description: 

  • A meta keyword is a tag (that is, a coding statement) in the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) that describes some aspect of the contents of a Web page.
  • The information that you provide in a meta tag is used by search engines to index a page so that someone searching for the kind of information the page contains will be able to find it. The meta keyword is placed near the top of the HTML in a Web page as part of the heading.
  • There are several kinds of meta tags, but the most important for search engine indexing are the keyword meta tags and the description meta tag (meta description).
    • The keyword meta tag lists the words or phrases that best describe the contents of the page.
    • The meta description includes a brief one or two sentence description of the page.
    • Both the keywords and the description are used by search engines in adding a page to their index. Some search engines also use the description to show the searcher a summary of the page's contents.
    • Although most search engines also use the contents of a page as a way to determine how to index it, the creator of a Web page should be sure to include meta tags with appropriate keywords and description.
    •  NOTE:  Well-written meta tags can help make the page rank higher in search results.

Meta Page Type: Choose the type of page/site (e.g., non-profit, school, university)
Meta Image URL: Upload an image for thumbnail display.  (Images must be at least 50x50 pixels.  Square images work best, but images up to 3 times as wide as they are tall are allowed.  Be sure to test the image in the various social media sites to determine what works best for you.)

OpenGraph Tags in Encompass Content Management System Page Properties allow for an improved and more consistent display of posting information from Encompass  to social media arenas that use OpenGraph (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest). OpenGraph tags must be set for each page individually.

The OpenGraph (og) tags include:

  • Page Title - (og:title) Page Title that will display in social media.
  • Meta Description - (og:description) A brief one or two sentence description of the page.
  • Meta Page Type - (og:type) Choose the type of page/site (e.g., non-profit, school, university)
  • Meta Image URL - (og:image) Upload an image for thumbnail display.  (Images must be at least 50x50 pixels.  Square images work best, but images up to 3 times as wide as they are tall are allowed.  Be sure to test the image in the various social media sites to determine what works best for you.)
  • Site Name - (og:site_name) Your community name. (Configured by iModules.)

The Audience for the page will be shown. Make changes if necessary.  Select if you want Everyone to view the page, only those who are Logged In or who meet a certain role.

Advanced Options

  NOTE Depending on your administrative rights, you may not see all of the options discussed below.

  • The Current Template will show the name of template being used. The   to the right of the dropdown will allow you to see what the template looks like.
  • The Children Template dropdown provides you with the other options that can be selected. The   to the right of the dropdown will allow you to see what the template looks like.
  • Display Text allows you to enter alternate text for the Page Title. This is what will display in the navigation.
  • The Redirect to  box allows you to put in the URL address of where the page should redirect people. 
  • The Target dropdown allows you to select whether the page should open in the Same Window or a New Window.
  • Link Style will change the appearance of the link.    NOTE You must have knowledge of the style sheets for the website in order to be able to know what to put in this area.
  • Custom HTML Tag Attributes allows you to specify style attributes or any other attribute to be used by the navigation system.
  • If you check the box  Make This a Header Only (not a link), the page will be a header instead of a link.
    • Making a page a header only (not a link) provides organization to the site nav, and is useful if you don’t want people to actually be able to click on and go to a page. This option is ideal for parent pages that you don’t want people to actually be able to link to, but just want to use to categorize the child pages beneath it.
  • If you check the box to  Exclude This Page from Navigation, it will hide the page.  This can be used for seasonal pages, for a page that is under construction, or for system pages that you don't use.
  • If you check the box to  Exclude All Navigation from This Page, it will remove the navigation from the page.  This can be used to force action and restrict user navigation options. The navigation bar will not be available, but the back button will still be enabled.  For example, you may want to provide links on the page to manage constituents where can go.

Click Save  when have finished updating the Page Properties.

The system has been modified so that PGID's that do not exist in a sealed sub-community cannot be hit via a URL modification.  If you select these page settings, users will see the following results when they attempt to link to the page:

  • Page does not exist in communities
    •  Users will see the 404 error that says "The web page you are attempting to reach does not exist. Please use your Back button to return to the previous page."
  • Page exists in all communities > Hide from certain communities > select the sealed sub-community
    •  Users will see the 404 error that says "The web page you are attempting to reach does not exist. Please use your Back button to return to the previous page."
  •  Page exists in certain communities and you do not include the sealed sub-community in the list of included communities, and the GID= in the URL string is changed
    •  Users will be taken to the home page.
 
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