Create or Edit a Page

Create or Edit a Page

On the "Page Listings" page, select the options dropdown of the page you would like to edit and click "Edit Page".

If you are creating a new page, select the options dropdown of the page you would like to create the new page under. Click the "Add sub-page" button.
 

Create / Edit Page screen

 

Page Fields

1. Label

This will be used for displaying your page internally. The label has no effect on the content your visitors will see.  Keep it short and descriptive.


2. Slug

A slug could also be considered a filename or directory name.  It is displayed in the page URL.  The slug should be very similar the title of the post.

Requirements:

Required, 100 character max, lowercase letters, numbers, dashes (substituted for spaces)

Examples:

http://www.intrenix.com/ about

http://www.intrenix.com/about/ leadership

http://www.intrenix.com/about/leadership/ steven-carmo-full-stack-developer

http://www.intrenix.com/ services

http://www.intrenix.com/services/ application-development

http://www.intrenix.com/services/ search-engine-optimization-seo

Warning: modifying a page's slug after creating it will change the url of all child pages.

As you can see in the examples above, a slug serves as a directory name for sub pages.  Changing the slug of a parent page will cause a ripple effect to all sub pages.

For instance, if I changed "about" to "about-intrenix", both "leadership" and "steven-carmo-full-stack-developer" pages would automatically generate new urls.  This would render the "page not found" errors for their old urls.


3. Layout

Select the layout that will be used with the page.  In most circumstances there will be a "default" and a "default home".


4. META Title

Meta titles serve two main purposes.   First, it's the title you will see in your browser (tab title or window title).  Second, many search engines use the META Title as link text for search engine results.

Without a META title, Google and other search engines will attempt to create a generic META title.

Requirements:

None

Best Practices
  1. Google displays the first 50-60 characters. Keep it less than 70 characters.
  2. Keep the most relevant information at the beginning
  3. Should be unique.  If two pages with the same exact meta title are listed in google, confusion occurs.

5. META Description

META description is a short summary of the page content.  In some cases Google (and other search engines) will use the meta description as the listing description in search engine results.

Without a META Description, Google will use random page content.  This can get very messy depending on how the page content is formatted.

Requirements:

None

Best Practices
  1. Google displays the between 140-160 characters.
  2. Should be unique.

Publish Options

1. Publish

Publish blog post button on

On: Page is "live" and viewable to the public.

Publish blog post button off

Off: Page is unpublished and hidden.


2. Analytics

Google analytics button on

On: Google Analytics script will be added to the Page

Google analytics button off

Off: Google Analytics script will not be added.  No tracking will occur.


3. Sitemap

Sitemap.xml button on

On: Page will be added to the sitemap.xml file (if published).

Sitemap.xml button off

Off: Page will be hidden from the sitemap.xml file.