What You Can Do with the Page Manager

Use the Page Manager to:

Create a New Page

To create a new page, select the CREATE link from within the Page Manager tool or click CREATE in your dashboard next to Page under Editorial. Follow the instructions in the ePublishing Tools Guide: How do I create a landing page?

Our online Tools Guide provides an overview of key steps in creating a new page. Here are additional notes about functions that may not be covered in detail in the online guide:

  • Indexable: The checkbox indicates whether the RSS Feed can be included in internal search results. This does not relate to being indexed by search engines such as Google and Bing.
  • URL: The URL defaults to your main website. In other words, you do not need to type in the http://www.yourdomain.com. Instead start at the “/”. Do not use special characters such as ^, ?, / or other punctuation. The best practice is to use a hyphen between the words in your URL. For example, /234-my-long-title-is-this. You may also use a directory structure. For example: /my/really/long/page-manager-name.
  • Headline: This is the H1, your Page Manager page’s actual title.
  • Body: The only required field with the exception of the URL.
  • Site Placement: This is unique to each website. Generally Page Manager pages don’t make use of Site Placement.
  • Topic/Category: These checkboxes, which are fed by the Taxonomy Manager, will determine whether your page will show up on front-end templates driven by a Topic/Category taxonomy. Or the page may appear in the site’s search results or on specific topic landing pages.
  • Classification Taxonomy: Classification is set up in the Taxonomy Manger. There are three classifications that impact how your page will look on your website:
    • No Sidebars: If your site design normally includes a left or right rail, selecting this taxonomy will remove those for this page. The content then runs full width or screen-width, depending on the device and display rules.
    • Secure Page: If your content needs to be secure, or behind an SSL, select this. The page will automatically be linked as HTTPS or secure by SSL.
    • Use Blank Page Layout / Blank Page Layout: If you need to use the entire width and height of your website for the page, use this taxonomy. This removes all logos, main navigation, default ad spaces, and footers. However, the site’s CSS files, javascript files and other content in the <header> tags will remain. Everything within your <body> tags will be removed.
  • SEO: The Page Manager is the one exception to the automatic creation of SEO data. You must go into the SEO section of your page (under Edit>) to update your SEO.
  • Do not update the URL in the SEO form unless you create a redirect for the old URL. Learn how to create a redirect in this article: How do I create a redirect?

Note: Changing the URL of a page that is already published can result in a 404 error. ePublishing does not create an automatic redirect from the original URL you set to the newly updated URL. However, you can do so using the Redirect Manager.

  • Browser Title/Meta Header: This is automatically created.
  • Meta description: You must type in your own description of your page.
  • Meta Keywords: This is driven by the body of the page stripped down to only nouns. If you want to improve the impact of these keywords, update it accordingly.
  • Name/Value pairsset by the Metadata Tool to verify control of the website.
    • Example includes verification for third-party site integrations, like with Facebook, that require a unique name/value pair to use the functionality. Please ask your Solutions Manager if you have any questions.

Edit a Page

To edit a page, select the LIST & EDIT link from the main navigation next to Page under Editorial. Or click SEARCH within the Page Manager. Select the page you’d like to edit by clicking the link. Don’t forget to Save any changes you make. To make changes, follow instructions in the ePublishing Tools Guide: How do I create a landing page?

Note: Page Manager pages cannot currently be Previewed as other content on your website can. Changes or additions to Page Manager pages may take up to 15 minutes to appear on your website, due to caching. Contact your site administrator if you need to clear your cache quickly to address an EMERGENCY fix.

Delete a Page

To delete a page, select the LIST & EDIT link from the main navigation next to Page under Editorial. Or click SEARCH within the Page Manager. Select the page you’d like to remove by clicking the link. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Delete button. A pop-up box will appear to ask you to verify the deletion. Click YES to delete. Hit NO if you did not intend to delete the page.

Search for a Page

To find a page for editing, select the LIST & EDIT link from the main navigation next to Page under Editorial. Or click SEARCH within the Page Manager. When you search for a page, it will show you the headline, the unique URL, the status of the page (published or not published) and when it was last modified. Click the URL to open the page for editing.