The Basic Tab is where you enter the essential details for the pages you want to import into your existing site.
There are a number of settings that you can adjust on this screen, detailed below:
Folder Selection – Click on the button next to the folder selection text-box to choose the folder in which you have stored the pages that need to be imported.
Import as sub-pages option – If enabled (using the check-box) you can click on the button to choose the page that you want to be the parent page of the pages you are importing.
For example you might have a page called Articles and you want to import all of the additional pages as sub-pages of that Articles page.
Using a parent page is highly recommended if you are importing any significant quantity of pages, and you may then use handy layout features such as the ‘creating sub-pages’ tool, explained in it’s own section in the manual. You can also quickly delete all the imported pages (if there is a problem of any kind) as explained in the ‘deleting imported pages’ section later in this topic.
Change File Extension – Use the drop-down selector to choose an alternative file extension to be used for these pages if required. The default file-type is standard HTML (and so the extension is .HTML).
Show on Navigation Menu – If you want each of the pages you import to appear on the Navigation Menu put a check in the Show on Navigation Menu checkbox, otherwise leave it unchecked.
Show on Main Panel Footer – If you want each of the pages you import to appear on the Main Panel Footer put a check in the Show on Main Panel Footer checkbox, otherwise leave it unchecked.
Show on Page Footer – If you want each of the pages you import to appear on the Page Footer put a check in the Show on Main Panel Footer checkbox, otherwise leave it unchecked.
Show on Site Map – If you want details of the pages you import to appear in the Site Map put a check in the Show on Site Map checkbox. If you uncheck this box the pages you import will be imported into the site structure, but will not appear on the site map itself.
Ignore Page Layout Settings – If you put a check in the Ignore Page Layout Settings checkbox the pages you import will ignore the page layout settings that you have set up for that site in XSitePro. This will mean that the page will be imported exactly as is. Usually you would leave this button unchecked, but if you do want to import pages without using the left and right panel and header and footer settings then uncheck this box.
Mark as Ready to Publish – If you want to import pages but do not want them to be publish as yet uncheck the Mark as ready to publish checkbox. This can be useful if you want to import a lot of pages and then edit each of them by hand before publishing, but usually you would have this checkbox checked so that the next time you publish the pages your import will be published automatically.