Details Page

All CMS pages have a Details page, which is used to control the layout, page properties, and the publishing status of the page.  When a page is selected in the Website Tree, the Details page will pop up for that page.

The Main Details Page

The main Details page shows the breadcrumb trail for the location of the page in the site.  It shows the Online/Offline status of the page, as well as the URI with a clickable link to open the live page in a new window, and the ability to Find the page in the Website Tree.  

Buttons to view the page live, delete the page, publish or take offline (depending on the Status), save and send for approval, or to edit the draft are available on the Details page.

Finally, there are the tabs, which are covered in the following sections.

Status Tab

The Status tab shows you the content summary for the page, which can be changed in the General tab of the editing screen.  The Status tab also allows you to access the Publish History, and shows you the editing status for the page.

If someone is currently editing the page (or has left the page while editing it, creating an Edit-Lock), it will show on the Status Tab.

Layout Tab

The Layout tab allows you to set a global layout for your page, as well as to edit the private layout (the layout as it appears for that page only).

When choosing a layout for the page, the layout can be selected from a Global Layout dropdown.  The layout can be viewed, to ensure it is the one you want for your page, and must be "Saved" to be applied.  If you would like the child pages of your parent page to have the same layout, you can hit "Save and Apply to Children" to apply the layout to all child pages.  If the child pages have it set to not inherit parent page properties and layouts, you can check "override inheritance"  and hit "Save and Apply to Children" to override those settings.

For changing the private layout, different panels on the page can be changed out.  A plugin or a page can be inserted in place of the defaults for the global layout, to customize the layout for a particular page.  If you have a single page you need to customize, this can be useful, but if you have multiple pages that require the same customization, creating a global layout with that property may be worthwhile.

Properties Tab

The properties tab determines how the page can be accessed, and how it is set up in the CMS.  The Global properties for the following can be set:

  • Firm Admin Access: Do firm admins have access to the page?
  • Track Popularity: Tracks the number of page views, including tracking by the login state of the viewer (Member, Non-Member, CMS User, Public)
  • Is Searchable: Does the page appear in a search of the site?
  • Force SSL: Force a secure connection for the page; good for payment pages.
  • Public, Non-Member and Member Access: Do these user roles have access to the page?
  • Show in Navigation: Should the page be shown in Navigation?  This setting applies to both Global navigation and Secondary navigation
  • Inherit Properties and Inherit Layout: These can be unchecked if the page needs to maintain its properties and layout and not inherit them from a parent page if "Save and Apply to Children" is selected.  

The default private properties for a page depend on the page type.  Private properties can also be imported from other pages or panels, to change what private properties are available for formatting the page.  Some private properties include editing mode (WYSIWYG, HTML text, etc.) and  the Global Navigation CSS ID, for styling how the page appears in the global navigation.  

Properties Tab - Wiki Pages

The Wiki Page type has the most extensive customization available for default private properties, including Showing related pages, using keywords as links to other pages in your site, naming the Wiki, whether a table of contents is used or not and what its title should be, and whether rating of the page is allowed.