Common questions about Page Settings
Should I use the "Page Alias" field?
If there is something in the page alias field in page settings, you probably shouldn't change it. This may be used for other links in your site, and changing it could break those links. If there is nothing there, you can add an alias. Aliasing page names helps to identify a specific page in the url field of your browser. While internally, the name of your page might be reflected as /page149.html, adding a page alias will change the name to /pagename.html. If you do add page alas's to your pages, the names must be all lower case without any spaces or special characters. (sample: pagesettingshelp) » read more...
When do I use the "Page Title" field?
The "Page Title" field is displayed in the title bar of your currently open browser window. It can be descriptive and contain Mixed characters, i.e., sample: WebSchoolPro Page Settings Help. This title will be picked up by search engines, so the more descriptive the better, without being too long. You should avoid using special characters in Page Titles...i.e., & % $ # * & ! » read more...
Page Keywords
Keywords are essential for Search Engine Optimization. These should be unique to the content on each page and should not be redundant. They should be reflective of the actual content and words used on each page. I would recommend using no more than 10-15 words per page. Words should be lower case and separated by commas. This is something you can play with over time to refine the effectiveness of being discovered in searches. It does not hurt to change or update these keywords over time. » read more...
Page Description
This should be a brief, concise description (summary) of the content on each page. This is the summary that will be displayed in search results on Google for example. (those 1 or 2 sentences under the title of the search result). Descriptions should be accurate, concise and should contain words that both reflect the content n the page as well as the terms people use to search for and find you pages. It can be helpful to carefully craft in your keywords as well. » read more...
What does the "Publish" check box do?
Checking the box makes the page you are on visible to visitors, unchecking the box makes it visible only to you designated site or page editors in edit mode. For example, you may work on a page over time, but not want to publish the page until it is ready for viewing, or you may want to give another person or student access to edit a page or part of a page, but require that you as the teacher or page owner approves the page before "publishing" the page to the public. » read more...
Why and When would I want to "Protect" a page?
Checking the box protects the page. Anyone who attempts to "view" the page will need a username & password. You might want to use this for board meeting notes or agendas for example, that only specific viewers have access to, and are not intended to be available to the public. *Checking this box requires the administrator to set up user level access for individual "Page Members" or common access information for groups of users. » read more...
What are "Feed items" and why do I care about setting the number of them?
Feeds refers to any RSS feed added to your page. An RSS feed will often return many results in the list. Setting the number of feed items allows you to specify how many items to display in the list. » read more...
What are "Feed Keywords" used for?
When you link an RSS feed to a page, you can specify that the feed only displays results that contain a spcific keyword. For example, perhaps you have added a link to a feed for news about schools in your area, but you are only interested in displaying news for "elementary" schools, you might add the word "elementary" to "Feed Keywords". » read more...