Page Status - Offline, Online, Hidden and Invisible
The CMS give users options for four types of page status Offline, Online, Hidden and Invisible. The document icons visually display which option is in place. To change the Page Status find the setting located within the panel, page or folder Info panel as shown in the image below.
Pages, panels and folders that are offline are marked with a red "no entry" symbol as shown below:
The page, panel or folder is offline and therefore it is not visible or able to be previewed. It is completely offline. Visitors to the web site are unable to reach the page via the world wide web. The only way to view content on this page is via logging into the Site Manager and opening the page with the Edit tool.
If you try to preview a page that is Offline you will get the following error message:
Clear Publish Date
News Articles or Blog Posts use a publish date and this overrides the page status. If the page you are wanting to take Offline has a publish date, then that date will trigger the page to be Online. Clear the publish date before setting the page status to Offline or else give the page an expiry date to take it Offline.
Pages, panels and folders that are online are marked with a green circle and a "tick" symbol as shown below:
Pages, panels and folders that are hidden are marked with a green circle with a small inner green circle as shown below:
Pages, panels and folders that are invisible are marked with an empty green circle as shown below:
The page, panel or folder is online but it is hidden from the web site navigation menus and it is also hidden from internal/external web site search results. This page is not made available to search engine robots and therefore the page is not indexed. It will not appear in search results on any third party search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and so on.
This status is useful for content such as "thank you" pages that a user might see after a form has been submitted. It is ideal for content that you do not wish to be picked up by search engines because it is functional.
The Invisible status is a great choice whilst building a page.