Take Even More Control Over Your Pages
Friday 30th March 2012 2:44 PM
New in BuildCMS this week, we have added several features to let you finetune your pages. Take advantage of these changes now to increase your search engine rankings, make your pages easier to find and share and get traffic moving to your site.
You can now give your pages alternative web addresses called Aliases.
This would, for example, allow you to have a blog at http://www.mysite.com/our_company_blog also be reached through http://www.mysite.com/blog and http://www.mysite.com/industry-keyword-blog.
These have a number of uses:
- Make long addresses shorter to give visitors a better idea of where they are and help them share links
- Pages with multiple subjects or covering several areas can have one page name for each subject.
You can find the tools for creating Aliases on every page type's tools page.
You can also see all your aliases together at Tools > Menu & Footer > Aliases.
Custom Tab Titles
You can now control how the tabs for your pages are named. Previously, the tabs were automatically named like this: "Page Name | Site Name | Title Suffix" (you set the title suffix in the General Settings tools page.
You can now name tabs like so: "Custom Name | Title Suffix".
This is useful for search engine optimisation and making unwieldy names easier to read in the limited space tabs provide.
Hiding Page Titles
There is another new option for BuildCMS pages. The ability to hide the page title.
While this is not generally recommended (it's bad for your search engine rankings), there are occassions when you want a banner or other page element to start your page.
To make BuildCMS web addresses cleaner, shorter and easier to read, we have removed the ".htm" from the end of every web address. Don't worry, though, old links still using the ".htm" ending will work as usual so your search engine position shouldn't suffer.
We have tested these changes thoroughly but if you find any problems, please let us know as soon as possible.
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