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A standard page is what you would use to display content on your website.  Although pages in your menu maybe shortcuts to elsewhere your home page will always be a standard page.

Standard page icons

  1. A regular standard page
  2. A regular standard page that is hidden
  3. A regular standard page that is hidden in menu
  4. A regular standard pae with a start/stop date
  5. A regular standard page with stop date, subpages included in the stop
  6. A regular standard page which has a group assigned

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General Tab

  1. Type - this would change the standard page to another of the different page types available.  You can choose Standard, Shortcut, Mountpoint, External URL, SysFolder, Recycler or Visual menu separator.
  2. Layout - This is unused by Creighton and is not available on the Medschool server. 
  3. Last Updated - There are places (Creighton Newscenter for example) that display the most recently updated news stories.  This field could be used for that.  However we use an internal field to check the most recently updated.  
  4. New until - this is just for editor housekeeping and is not used by Typo3.  You can enter a date in here if you want to do something to the page after this date.
  5. No search - Creighton does not use Typo3's internal search and this is not available on the medschool server.  The size of the Typo3 installation is so large that using Typo3's internal search caused Typo3 to stutter, cough and occasionally crawl to a stop.  If we did use the internal search, this would exclude the current page from those results.
  6. Hide page - If the page is hidden it can only be accessed through typo3, it will not be available to the public
  7. Hide in Menu - If you have a page that you want available to the public but don't want it in the menu, check this.  You can link to it and display it, it just won't appear in any menu (unless you ask us to override this).
  8. Pagetitle - the actual name of the page.  This is what people will see in the address of the site and page.  Please see Naming pages for more information.  The field will hold up to 255 characters.
  9. Alias - This is not used by editors or site owners.  It is a way of giving a page a named unique ID rather than a numbered unique ID.  We've used it on the programming side but you shouldn't need to use it.
  10. Target - Let's say you have one page that you want to open into a new window.  You would put "_blank" (without quotes) into this text box (the checkbox next to it will check automatically).  This is actually not often used in conjunction with a standard page.  You would be much more likely to use it with a shortcut or an external URL to have that page open in a new window.
  11. Subtitle - Although not all sites use Subtitle, you can ask for it to display on your page.  An example of this is at the top of this page "Page Properties - Standard".  I could put anything in this field, it can be as long as you wish (up to 255 characters).
  12. Navigation Title - this is what will be seen in your menu.  Here you can put a "/" between words.  If you do not have a navigation title, the pagetitle will be used. While not suggested as it will wrap in your menu this field can hold up to 255 characters.

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Metadata Tab

What is Metadata?  The actual definition is "data about data".  In the World Wide Web metadata is on of the pieces of data that tells search engines about your page or pages.  It is out of scope to really go into Metadata and Meta tags in detail but you can find more information at the Wikipedia - Meta element.

The metadata tab of page properties gives you places to enter 4 pieces of information that can be out put on your page in the HTML but that is not visible to the user (unless they view the source of the page).  Abstract is not used typically used in metadata but can be.

  1. Author - (not available on the Medschool server - contact the webteam if you wish to add an author metatag) you could have a different author for each page, it defaults to Webteam.
  2. Email -  (not available on the Medschool server - contact the webteam if you wish to add an email metatag) the contact email for the author, it defaults to Webteam
  3. Abstract - not generally used in metadata, it is, however, used in one of the menu selections of Sitemap.  I used this menu option along with abstracts to create the Creighton page on our libraries.  An abstract can be as long as you wish.  An abstract is a description of the page/site for the public to view.
  4. Keywords - a set of keywords or very short phrases that describe your page.   Each keyword is separated by a comma.
  5. Description - the description provides a concise explanation of a Web page's content.  Concise is the key, it should not be more than a very short paragraph. 

What is the difference between description and abstract.... not much that I could find.  If you were to use one of these, use Abstract as it's automatically used in the menu of typo3.  And we can tell your site to use the abstract for the metatag description rather than the description field.  

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Options Tab

  1. Contains plugin - we are not at this time using this, you can change it but it will not do anything.  It is not available on the Medschool server.
  2. Show content from this page instead - this is extremely helpful if you have a page that you want to display in more than one location.  Using this instead of copying the page will prevent you from needing to keep two pages of content in sync.  

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Access Tab


  1. Start - If you want this page hidden but to show on a certain date, you can put that date here. NOTE: the format is Day/Month/Year.  And the effective time is midnight of that date.  
  2. Stop - If you wanted this page to become hidden on a certain date, you can put that date here. NOTE: the format is Day/Month/Year.  And the effective time is midnight of that date.
  3. Login Mode - Disable, Enable (Medschool server does not have this option).  This would disable/endable logins for this page and subpages, we have  not found a reason to use this.
  4. Selected (and Items) (Medschool server does not have this option) - this is used when there is information on that page that would be limited to a certain group of people who had to login to see it.  It is used in conjunction with a login.
  5. Include Subpages - This could be used with a login or it could be used in conjunction with a stop date to hide a entire section of your site.

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