Editing Page Properties

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You can set various properties for a page:

  • Title
    The title of the page is shown in various locations. For example, the Websites tab list and the Sites card/list views.
    This is a mandatory field.
  • Tags
    Here you can add, or remove tags from the page by updating the list in the selection box:
    • A completely new tag can be entered by typing the name in an empty selection box.
      The new tag will actually be created when you hit enter. The new tag will then be shown in a box, with a small star on the right indicating that it is a new tag.
    • With the drop-down functionality you can select from existing tags.
    • An x appears when you mouse-over a tag entry in the selection box; this can be used to remove that tag for this page.
    After selecting a tag is it listed below the selection box. You can remove a tag from this list using the x.
  • Hide in Navigation
    A toggle switch to indicate whether the page is shown or hidden in the page navigation.
  • Page Title
    A title to be used on the page.
  • Navigation Title
    You can specify a separate title for use in the navigation (for example, if you want something more concise). If empty, the Title will be used.
  • Subtitle
    A subtitle for use on the page.
  • Description
    Your description of the page, its purpose or any other details you want to add.
  • On Time
    The date and time at which the published page will be activated. When published this page will be kept dormant until the specified time.
    Leave these fields empty for pages you want to publish immediately (the normal scenario).
  • Off Time
    The time at which the published page will be deactivated.
    Again leave these fields empty for pages you want to publish immediately.
  • Vanity URL
    Allows you to enter a vanity URL for this page. That allows you to have a shorter and more expressive URL.
    For example, if the Vanity URL is set to welcome to the page identified by the path /v1.0/startpage for the website http://example.com, then http://example.com/welcome would be the vanity URL of http://example.com/content/v1.0/startpage
  • Redirect Vanity URL
    Indicates whether you want the page to use the vanity URL.
  • Language
    The page language.
  • Redirect
    Indicate the page to which this page should automatically redirect.
  • Design
    Indicate the design to be used for this page.
  • Alias
    Specify an alias to be used with this page.
  • Enable Closed User Group
    Enables (or disables) use of closed user groups (CUGs).
  • Login Page
    The page to be used for login.
  • Admitted Groups
    Groups eligible for login to the CUG.
  • Realm Name
    Realm name for the CUG.
  • Segments
    Here you can assign or remove this page from predefined segments.
  • Export
    Specify an export configuration.
  • Page Thumbnail
    Shows the page thumbnail image.
    • Generate Preview
      Generate a preview of the page to use as thumbnail.
    • Upload Image
      Upload an image to use as thumbnail.
  • Cloud Services
    Define properties for cloud services.
  • Permissions (touch-optimized UI)
  • Blueprint (classic UI)
    Define properties for a Blueprint page within multi-site management. Controls the circumstances under which modifications will be propagated to the Live Copy.
  • Livecopy (classic UI)
    Define properties for a Live Copy page within multi-site management. Controls the circumstances under which modifications will be propagated from the Blueprint.


Vanity URLs:

  • must be unique so you should take care that the value is not already used by another page.
  • do not support regex patterns.

Touch-optimized UI

You can define page properties:

  • from the Sites console:
    • creating a new page (a subset of the properties)
    • using View Properties (then Edit)
      • for a single page
      • for multiple pages (a subset of the properties)
  • from the page editor:
    • using Page Information (then Edit Page Properties)

From the Sites Console - Single Page

Using View Properties to define the page properties:

  1. Using the Sites console, navigate to the location of the page for which you want to view and edit properties.

  2. Select the View Properties icon/option for the required page using either:

    The page properties will be shown using the appropriate tabs.

  3. Use the Edit icon to make any changes required:

  4. Then the Done icon to save, or Cancel as appropriate:

  5. Use the Back (back arrow) icon to leave the properties details:


When Editing a Page

When editing a page you can use Page Information to define the page properties:

  1. Open the page for which you want to edit properties.

  2. Select the Page Information icon to open the selection menu:

  3. Select Open Properties, a dailog will open allowing you to edit the properties, sorted by the appropriate tab. The following icons are also available at the right of the toolbar:

    • Help
    • Cancel
    • Done - visible once changes have been made.
  4. Use the Done icon to save the changes.

From the Sites Console - Multiple Pages

From the Sites console you can select several pages then use View Properties to view and/or edit the page properties - this is referred to as bulk editing of page properties.


Bulk editing of properties is also available for Assets. It is very similar, but differs in a few points. See Editing Properties of Multiple Assets for full information.

There is also the Bulk Editor, this allows you to search for content from multiple pages using GQL (Google Query Language), then edit the content directly in the bulk editor before saving your changes (to the originating pages).

You can select multiple pages for bulk editing by various methods, including:

  • When browsing the Sites console
  • After using Search to locate a set of pages

You can only bulk edit pages that:

  • share the same resource type
  • are not part of a livecopy

In any other cases View Properties will not be shown.

Once you have entered Bulk Editing you can:

  • View

    When viewing Page Properties for multiple pages you can see:

    • A list of the pages impacted
      • You can select/deselect if required
    • Tabs
      • As when viewing properties for a single page, the properties are ordered under tabs.
    • A subset of properties
      • Properties that are available on all selected pages - and have been explicitly defined as available to bulk editing - are visible.
      • If you reduce the page selection to one page, then all properties are visible.
    • Common properties with a common value
      • Only properties with a common value are shown in View mode.
      • When the field is multi-value (for example, Tags), values will only be shown when all are common. If only some are common, they will only be shown when editing.

    For example, properties with common values in the Basic tab:


    When no properties with a common value exist, a message is displayed; for example, the Advanced tab:

  • Edit

    When editing Page Properties for multiple pages:

    • You can update the values in the fields available.
      • The new values will be applied to all selected pages when you select Done.
      • When the field is multi-value (for example, Tags), you can either append a new value or remove a common value.
    • Fields that are common, but have different values across the various pages will be indicated with a special value; for example, the text <Mixed Entries>. Care should be taken when editing such fields to prevent data loss.


The page component can be configured to specify the fields available for bulk editing. See Configuring your page for bulk editing of page properties.

Classic UI

Editing Page Properties for a Specific Page

Page Properties define the various properties of the page, such as titles, when they appear on the website and others.

  1. Open the page you want to edit.

  2. In the sidekick open the Page tab then select Page Properties... 

    This opens a dialog with multiple tabs.

  3. Make the changes you require, then click OK to save.