Enter here the title of your website, which most templates will display by default
prominently on every page in your site. Depending on the template used, the
website title may also be appear in the title bar of the browser window, for every
page of your site. You should not use html in the website title.
Should be a short text, briefly and concisely describing your site. Depending on
the template used, this text will be inserted as a meta-tag into the html 'head'
section of every page in your site - whenever that page does not have its own
You can give every page in your site its own, individual, specific description, in the
Admin->Pages->Change Settings for the page. The “description” meta-tag can be
used by search engines to help catalogue, describe and list your site in their
Some templates also use the website default description prominently,
sometimes placing it as a 'sub-title' for the site, or displaying it as a special 'blurb'
within the body of pages. You should not use html in the website description.
This should be a comma-separated list of words, terms and/or expressions that
users are going to use in search engines to find your site. This list is
automatically included as a meta-tag in the html 'head' section of every page in
your site - whenever a page does not have its own specific keywords.
You can define separate, specific keywords for every single page in your site, in
the Admin->Pages->Change Settings area for the page. The “keywords” meta-tag
is used by most search engines to help classify and catalogue your site in their
database, and can greatly influence how successful users are in finding your site
through these search engines. You should not use html in the website keywords.
The order and quantity of keywords does matter. Some search engines will grade
how closely a search matches your page, depending on how far down the
keywords list it the match is found. Most search engines will also 'cull' your
keywords list, if it is too long, to an acceptable length, and ignore repeated entries.
Website Header (Advanced)
Templates may use the header text in their design. Header text, if used, usually
appears at the top (header) of every page in your site. Typical header text may
include, for instance, a slogan, catchphrase or sub-title for your site.
You may use html in the header.
Templates may use the footer text in their design. Footer text, if used, usually
appears at the bottom of every page in your site. Typical footer text includes, for
instance, a copyright notice for the site.
You may use html in the footer.
Page Level Limit (Advanced)
This setting specifies how 'deep' the structure of your site can be. If Page Level
Limit is set to 1, then your site has a 'flat' structure, and all pages in your site are at
the same level as the “Home” page. If Page Level Limit is 2, then these pages are
allowed to have 'children' pages. If Page Level Limit is 3, then these children
pages are allowed to have children of their own.
Sites with 'deep' structures tend to make it harder for users to find information.
Restricting Page Level Limit to 2 or 3 can force your site structure to stay simple,
and therefore make it easier to navigate.
When you delete a page from your site, Site Editor confirms the deletion, and if you
click “OK”, the page is permanently deleted from the database. This means that
Page Trash is disabled - which is the default behaviour of Site Editor.
If Page Trash is In-line, however, when you 'delete' a page it is simply made
unavailable. You will still be able to see the page in the Pages list, and 'undelete' it
if you need to. In Admin->Pages->Modify/Delete Page, you just need to click
the 'restore' icon to undelete a page:
In-line Trash: “About eSprocket” has been 'deleted' – use the red “restore” arrow to
undelete You can still permanently delete a page, even if Page Trash is in-line.
Just delete the page a second time, by clicking the 'trash' icon in the Pages list,
Page Languages (Advanced)
When enabled, Site Editor automatically hides from the website menu any page
not in the language of the current logged-in user. So, if the user has
selected “English” as their language, only English pages appear in the website
menu. If the user has “German” selected, only German pages appear. Users that
are not logged in will see only the pages in the language chosen as the default for
the site (Admin->Settings->Default Settings->Language).
When disabled, the site menu will include all pages, regardless of the language
that the page is in, or the language the user has selected.
Multiple Menus (Advanced)
Some templates allow you to have more than one navigation menu in your site.
This may be useful, for instance, if you would like to have a 'footer menu', with
pages such as 'terms & conditions', 'privacy notice', 'copyright notice', 'links', or
others, which you may want to show throughout your site, but which you do not
want users to perceive as part of the normal navigation hierarchy of your site.
Enabling this feature while using a template with only 1 menu has no effect. This
feature only works if you are using a template that supports more than one menu!
If the template you are using supports multiple menus, and you wish to use this
feature, enable it here, and save your settings. Now, when you visit a page's
Admin->Pages->Change Settings, you will see an extra option: a “Menu” menu,
which allows you to select on a page-by-page basis, in which of the navigation
menus the current page will be listed.
If the template you are using does not support multiple menus, you may be able to
easily modify it, to add the extra menu(s) you want. To find out how, download our
guide to modifying templates: the Template Primer!
This option allows you to specify private media folders for registered users of your
site. This allows users to upload images and files to a private area of their own,
which others cannot access or view. In order for the users' “Home Folders” to
work, you must:
enable “Home Folders” here
create all required Home Folders manually, in Admin->Media
assign each previously created Home Folder to the appropriate user(s), in Admin-
>Access->User Once Home Folders is enabled, you must assign a default home
folder to each
When Home Folders is enabled, users cannot see the Home Folders that you've
assigned other users. Any unassigned folder, or file, in the media folder itself, is
considered 'public', and is seen by all users, even if Home Folders is enabled.
When Home Folders is disabled, any user who has access to the “Media” section
is able to see all folders and subfolders there.
Manage Sections (Advanced)
By default, each page in your site can have several 'sections' – and each section
can be of a different type. You can add, remove and reorder page sections in
This option, however, allows you to completely disable access to the “Manage
Sections” area of all pages in your site, thereby disabling the capability to
add/remove or reorder the sections of any existing - or future – page.
shortcuts in a page's Modify Page heading: while editing a page with Manage
...and now, with Manage Sections disabled.
Use this to ensure that every page created in your site will contain only 1 single
section, or to stop users from changing the sections of already-existing pages.
Section Blocks (Advanced)
Even if you specify several different sections inside a single page, all these
sections normally appear inside a single block.
Some templates, however, have more than one single block where you can add
sections. This allows you to add content to different areas on a page – such as,
for instance, adding sections to a sidebar, or to a footer, as well as to the main
content area. This can be useful for adding news snippets, shoutboxes, quotes,
or other secondary content to specific pages of your site.
For this option to work, you must be using a template that has multiple blocks,
and “Manage Sections” must be on!
If the template you are using supports multiple blocks, and you wish to use this
feature, enable it here, and save your settings. Now, when go to the “Manage
Sections” of any page in your site, and for every section there you will see an extra
option: a “Block” menu, which allows you to select on a section-by-section basis,
in which block the current section will appear.
Managing sections with Section Blocks enabled
If the template you are using does not support multiple blocks, you may be able to
easily modify it, to add the extra block(s) you want. To find out how, download our
guide to creating and modifying your templates: the Template Primer!
By default, the 'home page' of your site – the default page that is shown when
users navigate to the directory where Site Editor was installed – is the very first
listed in the Admin->Pages->Modify/Delete Pages section. This page is just like
any other page in your site - and you can create it and modify its content just as
you do all other pages.
Under some rare and special circumstances, however, you may wish to have an
introductory page that is totally different to – and outside the rest of – your site.
This may be, for instance, because you must force the visitor to view a warning
before entering your site, or ask them to make a selection, or run some custom
programming code. In such cases, you can specify here, that your site needs an
Intro pages are very rarely needed. Chances are, you can achieve the same
functionality simply by adding an extra page to your site, selecting a different
template for that page, and moving that page so that it becomes your home page.
Once “Intro Page” is enabled, at the bottom of your Admin->Pages section you will
see a third area, “Modify Intro Page”. That area allows you to enter the content of
your site's custom intro page.
You must remember to add links in the intro page to the rest of your site, as the
site menu does not appear in the intro page. The menu does not appear in the
intro page, because it is part of your site's template. Your intro page does not use
the site's template. Therefore, you must design the intro page in full.
Homepage Redirection (Advanced)
When a visitor first enters your site, Site Editor 'silently' directs them to your home
page, without changing the address that is displayed in the user's browser.
If “Homepage Redirection” is enabled, however, the redirection will be visible in
the browser – the address bar will show the true address of the home page.
Homepage redirection off: http://www.mycompany.comHomepage redirection on:
http://www.mycompany.com/pages/home.phpSmart Login (Advanced)
The “Smart Login” option will add a “Remember me” checkbox to the Admin Login
page, so that the user does not have to remember their login information every
time they access the Admin area of the site. The login information is stored in the
user's browser cookies.
Captcha Verification (Advanced)
When “Captcha Verification” is enabled, the “Sign Up” form will contain a captcha
field, useful in stopping non-human visitors - such as spammers' automated
bots - from registering and gaining access to your site.
This option is only useful if you have enabled automatic sign-ups in Admin-
Most Site Editor templates can display a login/logout form in the frontend of your
site. This is useful for sites where you may have members who should have
access to special private areas of the site, but who do not necessarily have to
have any access to the admin. The login form can display other useful items as
well, such as a signup link – if you have Sign-up enabled. The login form, once the
user has logged in, displays a user greeting, and turns into the 'logout' form!
If Login is enabled, and you are using a template that uses the login form, then it
will be displayed. If Login is disabled, the login form will not be displayed in the
frontend, even if the template includes it.
Users that need to have access to the Admin area of your site – such as page and
content Editors – can still log in through the normal Admin area login page, even if
Login is disabled.
This option allows visitors to sign-up from the frontend, to become members of
your site. Anyone signing up will be automatically accepted, and will become a
member of a group, which will be selected by you here.
In order to minimise automated registrations by spammer bots, you can enable a
verification captcha during the sign up process – please see above,
under “Captcha Verification”.
In order for automated Sign-up to work, you must:
enable Log-in, in Admin->Settings->General Settings
use a template that uses the login interface
define a group, to which all new site users will automatically belong to – you can
do this in Admin->Access->Groups
finally, in Admin->Settings->General Settings->Sign-up, select the group you
defined for the new users
once Sign-up has been enabled, visitors will see a “Sign-up” link in your login form
Once users sign up, they are sent an automated email message, containing a
randomly generated password. Using that password, they will be able to log on,
and change all of their preferences to their liking - including the password itself.
PHP Error Reporting Level (Advanced)
This setting is used to help programmers and developers troubleshoot problems
and incompatibilities, and unless otherwise instructed, it should be left at “System
WYSIWYG Style (Advanced)
If the WYSIWYG editor you are using is HTMLArea, you can enter style information
here – such as default font, and font size – that will be used when using
HTMLArea to edit content. This setting may not work with other WYSIWYG editors.
It is only useful in helping you format the display of what you see while working in
the editor, and does not affect the appearance of pages in your site.
Server Email (Advanced)
The email address that will be used as the 'sender' of the automatic messages
sent by Site Editor. WYSIWYG Editor (Advanced).
You can select here which editor you wish to use when working on the content of
your site. By default, Site Editor ships only with HTMLArea, but several other
editors can be downloaded as Add-Ons. You can also choose not to use a
WYSIWYG editor, which would display all content as 'raw code'.