Chapter 2. Additional features on a website page

Click on a section title to jump down the web-page:

A.         An alternative way to organize your website menu

B.         Create a custom menu item title for the page

C.         Create a custom URL ending for the page

D.         Summary text

E.          Files for downloading

F.          Hide page title


A. An alternative way to organize your website menu

In Unit 02, Chapter 4, Section C, you learned how to organize your website menu by moving pages around on the Overview screen. Now you will learn some additional ways to set up your website menu.

1. On the Pages chart on the Overview screen, click on the pencil icon to edit a page.

Note: This method can also be done while creating a new page.

2. Click on the drop-down list titled Menu section.

1. Select menu location for this page

3. Select <Main menu> to make this page a top-level menu item.

4. Select another menu item to locate this page under that item.

5. Select – Do not show in menu – to keep this page out of the visible website menu.

6. Click on a Save button at the bottom of the editing screen.

7. Changes made in this way are shown on the Overview screen.

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B. Create a custom menu item title for the page

2. Menu item title same as Page title

1. To use the entire page title as the menu item title, leave the checkbox selected for Auto menu title (best option).

2. To create a custom menu item title for this page:

3. Write a custom menu item title in each Navigation Language

a) Uncheck the box for Auto menu title.

b) Write a menu item title in the space provided.

C) You must do this for each Navigation Language.

3. Click on a Save button at the bottom of the editing screen.

4. The page preview will reflect the changes.

4. Menu item title different from Page title

5. If you decide to return to using the default menu title (the page title), click the checkbox next to Auto menu title for one language, and it will apply the default menu title for all languages.

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C. Create a custom URL ending for the page

The URL is the web page “address” that appears in the address bar of your browser. Each web page has a unique URL, as determined by the URL ending (the part of the website address at the far right).

The default behavior in Wildfire is to use the entire page title as the URL ending. All letters are changed to lower case; all words are separated by hyphens; other grammatical characters are dropped (see figure).

5. URL ending same as Page title

You may want to use a custom URL ending for a page. For example, if you change a page title after some time, the URL ending will also change by default. But you may know that links (such as browser bookmarks) have been created with the original URL ending, so you want to leave that ending intact.

1. To use the entire page title as the URL ending, leave the checkbox selected for Auto URL ending (best option).

2. To create a custom URL ending for this page:

6. Write a custom URL ending in each Navigation Language

a) Uncheck the box for Auto URL ending.

b) Write a URL ending in the space provided.

c) You must do this for each Navigation Language.

3. Click on a Save button at the bottom of the editing screen.

4. The page preview will reflect the changes.

7. URL ending different from Page title

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5. If you decide to return to using the default URL ending (the page title), click the checkbox next to Auto URL ending for one language, and it will apply the default URL ending (current page title) for all languages.

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D. Summary text

Search engines capture many details from your website, known as "metadata". Then they present these details with the search engine results.

"Summary text" is one element of metadata. It helps potential website visitors know what they will find on your page.

8. Summary text in search engine result listing

Summary text also appears on Facebook and Twitter when a link to this web page is shared.

1. The space to edit summary text is located just below the text editing box for page text.

9. Write your own summary text for this page

2. To let the system create summary text by using a part of the page text you have written, leave this box blank (best option).

3. To create your own summary text:

a) Click inside the box and write what you desire.

b) You may write summary text in each Navigation Language, but it is not required.

4. Click on a Save button at the bottom of the editing screen.

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E. Files for downloading

Add files to a web page for viewing (depending on the file type) and downloading.

1. Important note: This process is different from uploading via the Media Bar, where you could give each file a visitor-friendly name as you uploaded it. You may want to give your files visitor-friendly names before uploading them here.

Unlike media items, these file names will only be displayed in one language, so you should write the file names in the Publication Language.

2. Open a standard page for editing.

3. Scroll down to find and click on the Downloads link (just below the area for Summary text).

4. The Downloads section of the screen opens.

10. Downloads section of editing screen

a) Numerous allowed file types are shown in boldface at the bottom of the Downloads section.

NOTE: The first file type listed is apk. This is where and how you may place Android apps on your website for visitors to download.

b) Click +Add files at the bottom left of the gray frame.

c) A file browser window opens showing your computer’s file system.

(Depending on your computer settings, you may see your files in either list mode or icon mode.)

11. Select files on your computer

d) Select one or more files. A maximum of 50 files is allowed.

e) Click on the button Open.

f) Your files are now listed inside the gray frame.

12. Files ready to upload

g) Click Start upload.

h) As files are successfully uploaded, the dash inside a red circle changes to a checkmark inside a green circle.

5. Once files are uploaded, they are shown in a chart in the Downloads section of the screen.

13. Chart of uploaded files

a) To change the order of the files:

(1) Move the mouse cursor over the four-pointed arrow to the left of the file name.

(2) Click and hold.

(3) Drag the arrow up or down to the desired position.

(4) Release the click.

b) You can remove a file from the list by clicking on the button Remove to the right.

6. Click on a Save button at the bottom left of the editing screen.

7. The files are shown on the web page in a list, located at the right side of the page.

14. Web page with list of downloads

a) Each item is shown with the filename that it had upon uploading.

b) Depending on the type of file, some files only have a link to Download, while others have links to both View and Download.

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F. Hide page title

There are times when displaying the page title on a web page is not wanted -- it may clutter the page or be repetitive. It is very simple to hide the page title.

1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page editing screen.

15. Checkbox to hide page title

2. Just above the Save buttons, you will see a checkbox with the title Hide the page title.

3. Click on the checkbox to mark it.

4. Click on a Save button.

 

 


This video for the module above is taken from the Wildfire Tutorial Video series.

14 Advanced Features of the Page Edit Screen

 


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