Step 2: Other Settings - XSitePro Website Design

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When arriving at this tab, your window will look like the screen-shot below:

 

window_site_map_settings_tab2

 

 

On this screen you will be setting up some options relating to the pagination of your site map (i.e. how many pages it is split over, and the navigation therein) along with a couple of settings to govern the top/bottom of page text you may have included back in Step 1.

 

The below sections explain the different options open to you:

 

 

Pagination:

 

If your site features a lot of pages, then the resultant site map page list is likely to be long (particularly when you take into account the fact that each page has a description as well as a title and URL).

 

In order to make our site map more visitor-friendly, we can use the pagination features in the site map settings here, on Tab 3, to split our pages, and also to determine the labels visitors will see for the multi-page navigation.

 

 

Links Per Page – This is the number of pages over which you would like to break up your site map list. Using the radio buttons provided, select the number of links after which you would like XSP to split your Site-map pages. For example, if you select "Start new page after 10 links" a new page will be started after every ten links, in your pages list.

 

If you wish specify an exact number of pages over which to spread the links, evenly, select the "Custom" option and then use the up/down value scroller to increase/decrease the number of pages until you are happy with the setting.

 

 

Text for the Next Page link – Enter the text value that you would like to be displayed as the navigation link which (when clicked) takes the visitor to the next page for additional site map list entries.

 

 

Text for the Previous Page link – Just like the ‘next’ link, enter a text value you would like to be displayed as the navigation link which (when clicked) takes the visitor back to the previous page of site map list entries.

 

Suitable navigation labels might include:

 

Back / Forward

Last / Next

Return / More Results

Previous / Show Next 10

 

 

Top/bottom of page text settings:

 

 

Top of Page text Options – Choose from the following options to govern which pages (if you have split your site map over multiple pages) your ‘top of page’ text will appear on:

 

The options available are:

 

‘Top of Page’ Text just on the first page

‘Top of Page’ Text on all the site map pages

Do not include ‘Top of Page’ text on any page

 

Simply click the preferred option in the list and it will be selected and applied to your site map settings.

 

If you have opted to include Top-of-Page text, you can edit your ‘top of page’ inclusion by clicking the button_site_map_settings_top_of_page button. This will launch a window featuring the standard XSitePro designer tool. You can enter your text, or design, elements directly into the WYSIWYG editor, or by using the HTML source tab as preferred.

 

window_site_map_settings_top_of_page

 

 

Note: For details on the using the designer tool in XSitePro, see the WYSIWYG Designer section of the manual.

 

 

 

Bottom of Page text Options – Choose from the following options to govern which pages (if you have split your site map over multiple pages) your bottom of page text will appear on:

 

The options available are:

 

‘Bottom of Page’ Text just on the first page

‘Bottom of Page’ Text on all the site map pages

Do not include ‘Bottom of Page’ text on any page

 

Simply click the preferred option in the list and it will be selected and applied to your site map settings.

 

To edit your ‘bottom of page’ inclusion, click the button_site_map_settings_bottom_of_page button. This will launch a window featuring the standard XSitePro designer tool. You can enter your text, or design, elements directly into the WYSIWYG editor, or by using the HTML source tab as preferred.

 

window_site_map_settings_bottom_of_page

 

 

Note: Remember, for full details on using this designer tool, you can visit the dedicated section in this manual at any time: WYSIWYG Designer

 

 

Once you have completed any desired changes to the settings described above, click the button_sitemap_finish to conclude your customization of the settings for this site map.

 

If you have activated other site map types, and wish to edit the settings for these too, you can work back through the same section above to repeat the settings changes if required.

 

Back at the Site Map manager screen, if you are happy with all the changes you have made, then you can simply click button_application_ok button to close the Site Map module, and return to the Other Tab screen.

 

 

Previewing your changes:

 

Press the preview button, in the bottom left corner of your screen to review the changes you have just made to your site map(s). Your Web site will open locally, in a browser window.

 

Your site map should feature on the left navigation menu by default (assuming that your left panel is currently displaying navigation links). Clicking your site map link, in the navigation menu, will take you to the latest version of your default site map, as set up in the Site Map module. If your site map link does not appear in any of your navigation menus, refer to the section in this manual on displaying a link to your site map.

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