Settings Tab

The Settings tab is the first of the Content tabs to be displayed when a page is created, cloned or opened.  

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Topic settings tab

Title:  This mandatory field is displayed as the title of the page.  Maximum 256 characters.  Make your page title meaningful as the page title forms part of the metadata which in turn is used by search engines

Navigation Title:  This mandatory field is displayed in the left navigation of the web browser.  May be the same as Title, or a short descriptor, but should contain at least one of the same words as the Title.  The navigation title is does not form part of the metadata.   Maximum 256 characters

Page Path: This mandatory field forms the human readable URL (HRU) which is displayed in a web browser.  When a new page is created, or an existing page is cloned, the Nav Title will default to "new-page-x" or "existing-page-title-clone-x", where x is a unique integer that will automatically increment by one. Once you have updated the Nav Title field, copy the Nav Title value into the Page Path field. When the [Save] action is invoked system validation will ensure the value is unique and usable in the URL’s browser location bar.  Only alpha-characters, numbers and dashes  (a-z, 0-9, -) are valid characters.  All others (e.g.: à, ç,  &, ., _, ) will be replaced with a - (dash) and all capital alpha-characters will be replaced with lowercase.  The Page Path may be edited to shorten the HRU, for example:

  • www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-a-teacher-in-a-b-c-offshore-school/
    to read
  • www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education/k-12/teach/training/offshore/

Page Type:  Template used to create the content

ID:  This unique identifier (GUID) is automatically generated when a page is created or cloned and is tied to the Page Path.  If the page path is updated or the page is moved, links will not be broken.  

Modified Date:  Most recent date that a page has been modified by the [Save] action

Modified By:  IDIR account of the last person to modify the page.  This may also be the last person to publish the page

Page Language
drop-down list of alternative languages
Only hard-coded labels found within the body of content (including the right column) will change to the language selected. The labels and links found in the header and footer area are NOT translated

Created Date:  Date and time that the page was initially created 

Created By:  Displays the IDIR account of the user that originally created the page

Page Status:  indicates if the status of the page

  • Not Published - never been published to the Production web server.  Page may only be viewed on the Quality Assurance (QA) web server
  • Published - has been published to the Production web server at least once
  • Unpublished - has been published to the Production web server at least once and has subsequently been unpublished

Published Date:  Last date and time the page was published to the Production web server

Published By:  IDIR account of the last person to publish the page to the Production web server.  This may also be the same person that created the page

Locked Date1:  Most recent date that the page was locked, either by invoking the [Lock] action or the [Save] action.  The field is cleared when the [Unlock] action is invoked

Locked By1:  IDIR account of the current person to lock the page, by invoking the [Lock] action or the [Save] action. The field is cleared when the [Unlock] action is invoked

Once a page has been successfully published to the Production web server, the Locked Date/By fields are cleared.


Hide from navigation?   If selected, selected checkmark the Nav Title is hidden in the left-hand navigation in a web browser.  This does not hide the page in the Content Navigation Pane

Exclude from Search Engines?  If selected, selected checkmark, the content will not be found by search engines


Production URLs

Prod URL: This field with be populated with the full content path including the HRU

Prod GUID URL: This field will be populated with the full content path including the GUID

WebTrends:  only populated on Theme page templates