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Modifying page properties

When a file is checked out, page Properties can be accessed from two place in the CMS:

  • From the Pages List View
  • From the single Page Action View

Accessing page Properties from the Pages List View

  1. Under the Content tab, click Pages.
  2. Locate the file and check it out by clicking the lightbulb.
  3. Hover and from the Edit menu, choose Properties.

Image showing location of the lightbulb icon used to check a page out.

Accessing page properties from the Page Action View

When in preview/edit mode, click Properties on the page action toolbar. The file must be checked out to get the Page Parameters portion of the Properties.

Properties button on page action toolbar

Page Parameters Reference

Title: Is a brief description of the contents of the page. The title displays at the top of some browser windows, in browser tabs and in bookmarks.

The keywords and author boxes are optional. Most search engines will ignore this data, except for K-State web search. It can be helpful to people searching K-State's site to include keywords.

In the description box, you can choose to type a concise explanation of the contents of the webpage. This data is commonly used on search engine results pages.

Image of the page where page properties can be edited.

In the Banner section, select the banner type you want otherwise leave None selected.

Columns: If you want a left column check the Left checkbox, if you want a right column check the Right checkbox. (Typically both columns are recommended. A three column page is usually easier for users to navigate and read.)

Page-specific Breadcrumb are not recommended. If you are having issues with your Breadcrumbs it can usually be resolved in other ways.

Under Site menu, choose either the Standard site menu or the Page-specific menu option.

The Unit Notes are text boxes that will display between the unit-menu and the unit-address. You can select the Standard site note check box and/or the Page-specific note check box.

Under Unit Addresses, select the Page-specific address check box if you want it included on the page, otherwise leave it cleared. The Standard site address is checked by default, you can clear the check box if you do not want it included on the page, otherwise leave it selected.

Under Page-specific content box, select the Above widgets check box and/or the Below widgets check box if you want to enable them on the page, otherwise leave them cleared.

Click Save.

Modifying page properties from the single page action split-screen view

Click the Expand split-screen button. 
Image showing the location of the Expand split-screen button

Check out a page whose properties you want to edit.

Click the Properties button.
Image of edit properties button under the split screeen view

In the Title box, type a title for the page (displays in window title bar and bookmarks). 

Leave the keywords and author boxes blank. Search engines will ignore this data.

In the description box, type a description of the new page.Image of the page where page properties can be edited.

In the Banner section, select the banner type you want otherwise leave None selected.

In the Columns section, if you want a left column check the Left checkbox, if you want a right column check the Right checkbox.

Select the Page-specific Breadcrumb check box if you want page-specific breadcrumb navigation on the page, otherwise leave it cleared.

Under Site menu, choose either the Page-specific menu or the Standard site menu option.

Under Unit Notes, select the Page-specific note check box and/or the Standard site note check box if you want them included on the page, otherwise leave them cleared.

Under Unit Addresses, select the Page-specific address check box if you want it included on the page, otherwise leave it cleared. The Standard site address is checked by default, you can clear the check box if you do not want it included on the page, otherwise leave it selected.

Under Page-specific content box, select the Above widgets check box and/or the Below widgets check box if you want to enable them on the page, otherwise leave them cleared.

Click Save.

Publish the edited page.