Web Page and Site Level Configuration Options
In this lesson we'll cover some page level and site level configuration options so you know what is capable with your Simplero site.
Couple of things I cover -
- How to set page to draft / published / or schedule for publish in the future
- How to change the pages appearance in the navigation
- How to set the social share image and SEO elements (title / description) for the page
- How to change the default home page
- How to change site's overall configuration options
We've changed the navigation design starting at 4:27 in the video so you'll know find the settings under
Marketing >> Website >> Configure
Full Transcript of Video
In this lesson I want to talk about some page specific settings and some overall site settings as well, just so you can understand the different configuration options that are available both for your page and for your website as a whole. Let's get into it. Uh, so here I am again. We're, we're in the same site. I've configured my four, uh, sections. Now I want to show you the settings available for each page. And it starts with the published status. So right now it's published, meaning it's available, it's live, it's out there. Uh, I can put it in draft status and that means that nobody can see it. I remember if it's in draft status, nobody can see it. So oftentimes people write into support and their page is not working, and that's because it's in draft status. Uh, and that makes sense because if it's in draft status, nobody can see it.
Uh, again, I talked about published schedule is pretty self explanatory, publish at, and then I can select a future date and hit save. Okay. So we'll leave this site as published. Now for this page, we have some layout options. Uh, I can hide the header if I want. Uh, so if I click now save changes and I go back and view this site right here, this page that we're looking at, uh, there is no header. Um, so that's nice for some landing pages where you might not want that header. Uh, in this case, I do want the header, so I'm going to unselect that, but we do have the option to make it transparent. Uh, so right now as you saw before, the header was white. Uh, but that looks a lot cleaner actually the transparent header. So I'm going to go ahead and leave it, uh, and leave it like that. That looks good. Again, you can hide the footer or if you're dealing with a blog page, you can hide the, uh, the sidebar or a page that has a sidebar. Uh, you can hide the sidebar.
So those are the layout options. Next you've got the navigation options and each page appears in our head or navigation, unless we specifically say, don't show it. So homepage, right now I have this selected hide from main navigation. I could unselect that save. And then come out here and it would appear home. So this is that page. And then if I wanted to maybe not call it home and the navigation, I wanted to call it, you know, something else, uh, you can change that navigation there. Okay. Something else? Um, I am going to go ahead and hide that from the main navigation. Uh, if you want to change the URL of the particular page, you can do that right here. Uh, be careful with this after you've launched, cause as soon as you change the URL, if people try to access the old one, like they have the link already, they might get an error.
Okay. And then we have search engine, uh, items for this page. So if you for some reason didn't want Google or Bing or the search engines to crawl it, uh, you could do that. The page title is of course what appears up here, uh, along with your site information. So you could see right now it's defaulted to home and then it has the site, uh, information, which I'll show you how to set. And that's fine. Let's leave it like that for now. And then the description, um, online lacrosse, goalie coaching. Uh, and this is very important to put because, um, it shows in the Google search results. So we'll save changes there. And our social sharing image is the image that is going to show for this page when it's shared. And, uh, let's select this image right there and save changes.
There we go. So those are the settings for each particular page and they're going to be the same across, uh, the different pages and I hope that helped. Yeah. So now you understand, you know how to come in, how to, how to make a page, a draft, how to make play with the layout, how to play with the navigation, how to play with the search engine content. I want to share a few overall website configuration options that will get your website looking and performing the exact way that you want. Let's get into it. So under website configure, you can see all the different configuration options for your website, including the site title, uh, that shows in the browser tab and the title bar up here. Um, how this appears internally, you can select the homepage. So if for some reason you don't want, um, or if you want, say your blog or your product catalog to be the homepage or your about page to be the actual homepage, uh, you can set that up here. The card image will show to your customers once they start purchasing. Once we talk about products, so upload that here.
There's community settings here. So once we talk about membership sites and notifications, uh, that's where this is set here. Do people want to get notified? You can normally leave these as the default settings, but understand that they're here in the event that you want to come back, uh, and change them. Uh, here of course is where you put your social profiles and if they are added, then you'll automatically see a in the footer, you're automatically see those links appear here. Okay. And F
Again, you could set the metadata and the image that gets shared, uh, which I would recommend doing for, for search engine purposes. And if you have any advanced tracking code like Google analytics that you want to put on the website, that's where this would go. Okay. Both in the header and in the body and then choosing your four Oh four page. So that's a quick run through of the configuration settings, uh, that you can configure. The second thing I want to show you is navigation. So this is where you're going to control the actual footer navigation that appears down here, customer service terms and conditions and home. Um, I added home, but if you don't want it for some reason, we can click on edit list. Uh, and then we can delete that one. We can add a link here such as, you know, you can link to any page, you can link to any course. Uh, you can link to the blog. Let's do that. We're going to link to the blog. How does that appear there? Just call it blog and we'll save the changes. Come back and have a look at that and that should update to blog and now it links to blog. Okay. So that is a real quick lesson on how to understand the different configuration options, how to configure the footer navigation,