Page Options (classic)

 

The Page Options panel allows you to define the page appearance and restrict access to the current page. You can set a number of options including the Page Name, Page Image, Page URL, Page Encoding, and Columns.

 

This Page Options panel works with the following designs: Cocoa, FutureTech, Charcoal, Pasta, Chromia, Aurora.


Please review the enhanced Page Options panel tutorial if you are using: Atria, AtriaX, Chara, Kuma, Meissa, Pasta Arc, Pasta Oval, Pasta Split, Polaris, Sirius and Vega.

 

Just click thebutton to get started.

 

The main page options - Page Name and Image - appear inside the top section of Page Options panel.


The Page Name is the text displayed at the top of the page and usually tells the reader what that specific page is about. It's used to identify the page in Manage Pages panel and also plays an important role in the Search Engine Optimization process as this is the text displayed at the top of your browser window, just after the Site Title.



Some designs may feature additional Color Theme options which allow you to change the color appearance of some content like section titles, links, page header background and others.


The page Image is the image displayed at the top of the page. Please refer to the Page Image tutorial for detailed information on using stock photos, custom images or animations in the header area of your page.

  

  

Access Control

    

Click Show Options in the Access Control section to display the restriction options you can apply to your page.



   

To restrict access to individuals who have been given a certain password, simply fill in the Password field. 
To restrict access to members of a Mailing List, existing to your site, just select it from the Allow only for emails in dropdown.
The Allow only for members of option can be used to restrict access to the page to logged on you site users only (advanced feature, not available with all accounts).

You may also restrict access to your page by a combination of the options above.

    

 

Special Features

    
You change the Page URL, Keywords and Description, Encoding, Text Columns and more from within the Special Features section. Click Show Options in the Special Features section to get started.



In the Page URL field set the URL of the page, which will be displayed in the address bar of the browser. Make sure your page URL is made up of words that relate to the page content - this will help the proper indexation of your page by search engines.

 

The Template dropdown may feature additional Page Layouts. For example, the Splash page template does not show navigation or a logo. An Inside page template may have a different page header area. You may switch through the different page layouts without any content loss.

 

In the Keywords field you can enter a comma-separated list of keywords for the page. The page Keywords, together with the page Description, are meta data used during the Search Engine Optimization process. If these two fields are empty, the page will use the Site Keywords and Site Description, if any, for SEO.

 
In the Notify by email on publish, you may choose a mailing list whose members will be notified by email every time you publish this page.
 
If you need to post content in a different language, you may select different encoding for this page from the Encoding dropdown.

 
 You have flexible control over the page layout by defining the number of Text Columns your page should have, and the real estate allocated for each column (in percents). You may choose from several predefined column options and the width can be set in either percents, or pixels. If you split the page in columns, the Distance b/n Columns option will let you define the distance between the columns in pixels.

 

After you split your page in columns, in each column you may add the usual content elements - Text and Images, Image Galleries and others.