Changing page settings

The django CMS toolbar offers other useful editing tools.

Switch to Edit mode on one of your pages, and from the toolbar select Page > Page settings…. The Change page dialog that opens allows you to manage key settings for your page.

the 'Change page' dialog

Some key settings:

  • Slug: The page’s slug is used to form its URL. For example, a page Lenses that is a sub-page of Photography might have a URL that ends photography/lenses. You can change the automatically-generated slug of a page if you wish to. Keep slugs short and meaningful, as they are useful to human beings and search engines alike.

  • Menu Title: If you have a page called Photography: theory and practice, you might not want the whole title to appear in menus - shortening it to Photography would make more sense.

  • Page Title: By default, a page’s <title> element is taken from the Title, but you can override this here. The <title> element isn’t displayed on the page, but is used by search engines and web browsers - as far as they are concerned, it’s the page’s real title.

  • Description meta tag: A short piece of text that will be used by search engines (and displayed in lists of search results) and other indexing systems.

There are also some Advanced Settings, but you don’t need to be concerned about these now.