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Why use the page module?

While the List module gives you an overview of a page, all of it's subpages and that page's content.  The page module gives you a more detailed view of that page, it's content but not any of it's subpages. 

If you use Typo3's search (upper right corner of workarea) this is where Typo3 displays the results.

Sometimes when looking at the list for a page and it's content, it's hard to get an idea of how the content elements are laid out.  The page module assists with this.  Plus it's got some interesting options like it's own Quick edit and Page information

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Page Module Columns overview

# 7 set to "Columns" in the image below is the default for the Page Module display. 

Since this is a complex display of options.  I've broken the options for the content out into another section below this.

 

  1. Create new page (explore more on creating new pages)
  2. Create new content element (explore more on creating new content)
  3. View webpage - this opens the page in your current browser, either in a new tab or window.  It does not mean seeing the page in the View Module.
  4. Edit page properties (explore the various types of pages you can create - Standard, Shortcut, Mount Point, Link to External URL, Sysfolder, Recycler, Visual Menu Separator)
  5. Move page
  6. View record change history (oddly named this is the same as "Display change history /Un-do" in the List module)
  7. Page module choices - defaults to Column, QuickEdit, Page Information.
  8. Edit page properties (same link as above, just a more obvious button)
  9. Move page (same link as above, just a more obvious button)
  10. New page  (same link as above, just a more obvious button)
  11. New content  (same link as above, just a more obvious button)
  12. Left Column - shows content in this column in the order it's shown on the page.
  13. Normal Column - this is usually your main content area - shows content in this column in the order it's shown on the page.
  14. Right Column - shows content in this column in the order it's shown on the page.
  15. Border Column - shows content in this column in the order it's shown on the page.
  16. Show hidden content elements (x) - sometimes you may not want to see your hidden content elements (the # of which is denoted by the (x)), if so uncheck this.
  17. Search - you can search this page's content or 4 levels below this page for a certain string.  You can also limit the number of records returned.

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Page Module Content overview

  1. The Content element Icon (each content type has it's own icon).  If you mouse over the icon it will give you the pageid and some other information (see below).
  2. Edit
  3. New record after this one
  4. Move record up - moves record up one in the column
  5. Move record down - moves record down one in the column
  6. Hide/show - If element is not hidden this icon will be a lightbulb with a red circle at the base of it.  If the element is currently hidden it will be a yellow lightbulb with no circle.
  7. Delete
  8. Content element's start time (if it has one)
  9. Content element's stop time (if it has one)
  10. Index - this will not show if the content element is not indexed.  Indexing means that if you create a menu of content elements for this page, it will show up in the menu.
  11. To Top - if the checkbox, "To Top", in the general tab is checked to create a "To Top" link under this content element, this will show.  It will not show if "To Top" is not checked.
  12. Date - if you have filled in the Date in the General tab of the content element, it will show here.
  13. Information - this is not a clickable icon.  if you mouse over it (see below) it will give you more information about the content element such as what alignment it has if it has an alignment, what link the header has if you've given the header a link.  
  14. Header - you may click on this to edit the content element.
  15. Some of the text (if this is another type of content element than regular the type, the words HTML, Sitemap, etc will show here).
  16. Edit in Rich Text Editor - edit the content element.

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Mouse Over Information

if you mouse over the content element's icon you'll get a variety of information.

This icon is from a content element added in the draft workspace. 

  • id - The content element's ID (120731)
  • PLH - Not sure what PLH stands for but the WSID is the version id (this is the first version of this content element). 
  • End: - In addition it has a stop date of 2-18-2010.

This content element was added in the live workspace.

  • id - The content element's ID (120737)
  • End: - In addition it has a stop date of 2-18-2010.

The information icon in the page module cannot be clicked as it can in the list module.  However if you mouse over the small blue i, you will get some additional information about the content element's header.

  • Align - Center, the header alignment.
  • Type - set to Layout 2
  • Link - this header is a link to Google.

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