The Page Options panel allows you to define the page appearance and restrict access to the current page. You can also set a number of other options including the Page Name, Page Image, Page URL, Page Encoding, and Columns.
The enhanced Page Options panel is available for the following designs: Atria, AtriaX, Chara, Kuma, Meissa, Pasta Arc, Pasta Oval, Pasta Split, Polaris, Sirius and Vega. For all other designs, please review the classic Page Options tutorial.
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The main page option - Page Name
- appears just inside the top section of the 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 is also used to identify the page in Manage Pages
Your design may feature additionally Page Image, Color Theme and Page Layout options.
The Page Image is the image displayed at the top of your page. Please refer to the Page Image tutorial for detailed information on using stock photos, custom images and animations.
The Color Theme option changes the color appearance of some content on your page like section titles, links, page header background and others.
Your design may also have additional page layouts with different positions of the navigation (or no navigation - for Splash page layout), different page header area height and others. You may switch through the different options in Page Layout without any content loss. Some content, though, may become hidden depending on the selected layout (for example, the navigation areas will get hidden with Splash page layout). Any hidden content will be displayed again as soon as you switch back to your original page layout. Most designs also include a Facebook Tab Layout.
Optional Page Elements provide an easy way to toggle different page elements like header, name, columns, etc. These elements can be enabled or disabled on a per-page basis and may vary by design.
You have flexible control over the page layout by defining the number of columns your page should have . You may choose from the different options in the Split Main Content Area list. If you split the page in columns, the Column Widths option will let you define the real estate allocated for each column (in percents or pixels) and in the Column Spacing field you can specify 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.
Search Engine Optimization
The Search Engine Optimization section is used for entering data which plays an important role in the Search Engine Optimization process.
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.
Page Title value is the text displayed at the top of your browser window. If the field is left empty, the title of the browser window is automatically composed (Site Title - Page Name).
Page Keywords and Page Description are used for meta data during the Search Engine Optimization process. If they are empty, the page will use the Site Keywords and Site Description values, if any, for SEO.
Social Tools give you full control over how your site gets shared on Facebook and Google+. The Social Tools settings in the Page Options Panel let you set the Sharing Image, Title and Description on a per-page basis.
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Sharing Image lets you specify what thumbnail image Facebook will use when your page is shared. You can select from the following options:
- Use Site Properties
- Use Page Content Images, in this case Facebook will decide what will be used
- Use Site Logo, in this case the Logo you have already uploaded for your site will be used
- Upload a custom image. When you select this option, standard file browse and upload buttons will appear.
Sharing Title lets you specify a page title that is different from the page title you have defined in Search Engine Optimization.
Sharing Description lets you specify a brief description that is different from the description you have specified under Search Engine Optimization.
Additional Options allow you to change the Page Encoding in case you need to post content in a different language.
You can also Notify Subscribers on Publish. This option allows you to choose a mailing list whose members will be notified by email every time you publish this page.
The Access Control section allows you to protect the page by password or email address authorization.
- To restrict access to individuals by Password, simply enter the password into the field.
- To restrict access to members by Mailing List, select the appropriate list from the dropdown.
- The by Member Group option can be used to restrict access to users who have registered through a form, and are logged in to an advanced Members Area (special feature, not available with all accounts).
- You may also restrict access by a combination of the above options.