A Tour of the Page Options

The Page Editor is where you will make changes to the layout and content of a page. There are two ways to access it.

  1. You can mouse over the desired page in the Tree View and select Edit.
  2. If logged in, you can navigate to the page and select  from the editor toolbar at the top of the pages you have editing rights to.

At the top of the page you will see the page title, and permalink. 

  • Here you can change the title. If you’re changing a page title for a page that was already created, the permalink will not update and must be changed manually if you prefer it is consistent with the page title.
  • The Permalink(URL) can also be changed here. You may only change the final portion of the URL, in this case “blank”, which is bolded.
  • If you need a custom URL, please contact the Web Coordinators at com-web@uic.edu.  

The Publish Menu

Preview Changes: This will open a new tab with exactly what the page will look like without publishing it.
Status: Draft, Pending Review, or Published
Visibility: Public, Password Protected, or Private
Revisions: Clicking Browse will allow you to scroll back and forth through a timeline of revisions, display the differences between the current version and the revision, and allow you restore a previous version of the page.
Published On: here you can set a date in the future for this version of the page to go live.
Readability & SEO: Assessments from the Yoast plugin, discussed later.
Move to Trash: Deletes the page with an option to restore.
Update: Publishes the changes you’ve made.

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The Page Attributes menu.

Parent: Where in the hierarchy this page is nested. Selecting the parent will make this page a child of the parent.
Template: Templates can be used for a variety of preconfigured elements. This will be expanded in the future, for the moment please only choose between: Default Template, Side Navigation, and 100% Width

  • Default Template is a standard single column down the center
  • 100% will allow content to stretch to the ends of the display.
  • Side Navigation will add a sidebar that contains a navigation menu dynamically generated by pages’ position in the hierarchy.

Order: Which sub page this page is, of it’s parent. This page in the example above is the 9th sub page of Demos. You can see this visually using the Tree View.

Set Featured Image: This feature is primarily used for posts and certain plugins. There is no need to set it for a page. If you do set a Featured Image for a page, it will automatically appear as the first element on the page (preceding content you add in the WYSIWIG editor)

Discussed in detail in it’s own section.

Yoast SEO: In short, you can use this area to customize your page’s content for better search rankings in search engines. You can also customize how the page shows up in search results using the Snippet Preview. Detailed information about Yoast is beyond the scope of this guide, and will be added later.

Revolution Slider Options: Allows you to choose a template for your Revolution Slider.

Revisions: This menu has the same functionality as the Publish Menu option. Clicking on a date will bring you to a comparison between the current version, and the revision selected. You will have the option to revert to the revision.

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Fusion Page Options:
This section contains powerful options for making major changes to components of the page. It’s enabled to give you options to personalize your site for the look you want. However we must insist that you use only the options outlined below so that we may preserve the college’s identity and brand.
Header > Main Navigation Menu: Here you can select a new menu to replace the main navigation on the page. For example, you may want to change the main navigation to your department’s menu. For details on changing the main navigation to your department’s menu, see the “Menus” section
Sidebars:  If you choose the Side Navigation template,There is no need to change “Select Sidebar 1”. setting “Sidebar 1 Position” and “Sidebar Background Color”  will allow you to adjust the side navigation background color and position. We recommend positioning it on the left.
Background :You may change the color of the content area background, or add an image if you wish.

Page Title Bar > Breadcrumbs/Search Bar: You may remove the breadcrumb navigation if you wish.