Page Status - Offline, Online, Hidden and Invisible

The CMS give users options for four types of page status  OfflineOnlineHidden 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 pagepanel 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.

Expiry Date

Setting an expiry date will take the page/folder offline on that date. Please note that whilst the date picker provides an hour option - the system is not currently set-up for that level of specificity and uses the date setting only.


Pages, panels and folders that are  online are marked with a green circle and a "tick" symbol as shown below:

The  pagepanel or  folder is  online and is therefore visible to the world wide web. It appears listed in the web site menus, it's visible as a stacked panel, and it within reach of visitors to the web site.


Pages, panels and folders that are hidden are marked with a green circle with a small inner green circle as shown below:

The  pagepanel or  folder is  online but its title is  hidden and thus not included in navigation menus. 
This page might be reached by a linked graphical element such as a button or photo, or linked via a standard text link or shared via the web address given to select people. The page can be found via an internal web search and it ca still be indexed by third party search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.
This status is useful for content that sits outside of the usual structure, or for situations where the information is part of a sequence where the flow is directed. 
In the case of a "stacked" panel the "hidden" status will hide the content from the stack although you can still preview the individual panel content.

Invisible (not indexed)

Pages, panels and folders that are invisible are marked with an empty green circle as shown below:

The pagepanel or folder is online and 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.

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