Content Settings

The settings items found on this page are common to all content types. These are configured per node. Certain content types may be missing the menu options because in general they should not be placed in the main menu.

In general, you will see a box like the one below at the bottom of each piece of content just above the Save and Preview buttons.

Content Settings
Content settings with default settings on a basic page.

Menu Settings

This setting allows you to add your content to the main menu of your site. 

The Menu link title will automatically be populated with your page title as defined for your content. You can set this field to have a different link title than the page title.

Description will be displayed when you hover over the link to this page in the menu. This is optional. Use this when you want to clear an ambiguity with the title or want to provide a very short description of the page.

The Parent item dropdown lists all items on your menu. Selecting <Main Menu> from this dropdown will place the item on your menu at the top level. If you choose a page from this dropdown your new page will be linked as a child page of the selected parent.

Weight determines how this item will be sorted in the menu with its siblings.

This is not the only way to add a menu link to your page. For more information on menus see Managing the Menu.

Menu settings sreen


Revision Information

This setting allows you to create a new revision of content. This preserves the old page and allows you to rollback to a previous revision of the page via the "revision" tab. Entering a brief description of your changes in the Revision log message field is recommended as it allows other content managers on your site to see what was changed without having to fully review a page.

If you uncheck Create new revision when editing a page the previous version of the page will not be recoverable.

Revision information options


URL Path Settings

Automatic URL generationThese settings allow you to change the URL of a page. You can enter a custom URL alias here by unchecking the Generate automatic URL alias box. Please take note of the help text below the URL alias field.

Optionally specify an alternative URL by which this content can be accessed. For example, type "about" when writing an about page. Use a relative path and don't add a trailing slash or the URL alias won't work.

When creating a custom URL alias, the path to your site is added automatically. For example, if your site is and you want a page located at, you only need to enter path/to/my/page as the rest will be handled automatically. You do not need the leading or trailing slash or the site name.

In general, it is recommended that you leave Generate automatic URL alias checked. 

A custom URL being created


Authoring Information

This section allows you to change the posted date for the purposes of sorting.

the authoring information screen


Publishing Options

The only option in this section that matters is the Published checkbox.

If content is marked as published, it will be public available. If this checkbox is not checked the page will only be available to content managers for your site. This option is useful if you wish to save an unfinished page temporarily to avoid losing progress or if you wish to remove a page temporarily in order to rework it.

The Promoted to front page and Sticky at top of lists checkboxes are unused and should be left unchecked.

The publishing options screen