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Pagetree Overview

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A quick look at your site

Pagetree overview will give you up to 3 levels with 3 different views of basic information on the pages in your site.  In the list module we covered adding fields to the list so that you can do a quick edit on page properties.  Some of these are automatically included here, so you do not have to add to the list module to edit them.

No matter what type of overview you choose (basic, cache and age, record overview), Typo3 will display information at the bottom of the list for the current page you have highlighted in the pagetree.

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Typo3 keeps it's page properties after changing type.

Let's say you have a page that you have used to create a shortcut to another page within your site.  Then you realize you needed it to be a link to a site outside your site.  Finally, you realize, geeze no, I need to make it a standard page and put content on it.

Does Typo3 delete the previous setting for shortcut or external URL?  No, it retains them.  So if you change back to shortcut or external URL, the settings for the page the shortcut was for and the external URL is still there. 

This is why when you look at information for that page (Info Module and Display information) you will often see properties for a previous page type.

Basic Settings

Typo3 describes "Basic Settings" as "Displays a selection of fields from page records which are regarded as foundational setting for pages... "

Actually they are pretty much spot on in this description. 

You can see the page you are currently on in the pagetree or you can see up to 3 levels below. 

NOTE: usually not all of the fields will have data.  Some of the fields (Shortcut to page and URL for example) are for two separate types of pages (Shortcut and Link to external URL).  If you change the page type, Typo3 will retain the previous information so it is possible to have fields populated that are not currently in use (see above).  Each field has an edit icon (pencils).   Check here more informtion on the Quick edit in the info view.

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  1. Pagetitle
  2. Page unique ID
  3. Alias - You can give the page an alias to use instead of a unique ID, however it must be unique within your entire site
  4. Start - If used it is the date of when you want this page to show
  5. Stop - If used it is the date of when you want this page to stop showing (hide)
  6. Access - If this page has content that you want to show only to a group of people that login, this is the name of that group (must be set by webteam)
  7. Target - to be used if the page is a shortcut or external URL, "_blank" will have it open in a new browser window.  There are other options, "_blank" is the only one we use
  8. URL - the url if the page is or was a link to an external URL
  9. Shortcut to page - the unique id of the page this was or is a shortcut to.
  10. Shortcut Mode - See "Shortcut Tab" under Page Properties - Shortcut

Cache and Age

This displays cache and time settings.  Although each field has an "edit" icon (pencils), only admins can edit some of these fields, TSconfig for example.  If you click on the edit (pencil) icon for TSconfig you will get a blank workarea.  Check here more informtion on the Quick edit in the info view.

 

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  1. Pagetitle
  2. Page unique ID
  3. Last updated - From the general tab of page properties, this is not the application "Last updated", it is a field where you can manually enter a date (more here).
  4. New Until - From the general tab of page properties, this is a field where you can manually add a date .
  5. No Cache - If you choose to not allow browsers to cache this page - Users do not have access to edit this, but the webteam can if you believe there is a reason to enable it. 
  6. Cache expires - You can also choose to only allow the page to be cached for a certain amount of time Users do not have access to edit this, but the webteam can if you believe there is a reason to enable it.
  7. Stop Page tree - Admin only
  8. TSconfig - if there is special code for that page, there will be an x here.  Admin only
  9. General Record Storage page - Admin only
  10. Is root of website - The only page we have that is a root is the Creighton home page.
  11. Login Mode - If you have a user login to see particular page this will be set to enable.  If you do not want that group to see the page it will be set to disble.

Record Overview

  1. Pagetitle
  2. Page unique ID.
  3. Edit this record (see Info Quick Edit) - this will take you to the full tabbed page properties.
  4. How many content elements there are on that page.
  5. Website user - for some reason it will not display here - unsure why.
  6. Website usergroup - if the page is assigned to a group it should display here - unsure why it does not, you can see the group in the page properties.
  7. How many internal notes there are for this page.
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