EZ-PageManager is a tool that brings in the features of many different tools into one central location. Using EZ-PageManager, you can easily view and update settings for every page on your website. This can save you many hours of work and frustration.
Pagination in EZ-PageManager
Which pages you see listed in EZ-PageManager is dependent upon three factors: sorting, filtering, and pagination. If you've got a lot of pages (more than 10), you'll need to use these features to choose which pages you want to work with.
You can sort the pages in 5 different ways:
- Full Path (default) - Pages are sorted alphabetically by both the folder and the filename. This is the default behavior.
- Filename - Pages are sorted alphabetically by their filename, regardless of the folder they are in.
- Title - Pages are sorted alphabetically by their page title.
- Sitemap Priority - Pages are sorted by their Sitemap Priority in order of greatest priority (1.0) to least priority (0.0).
- Amount of Keywords - Pages are sorted ascending by the number of keywords that they have.
You can also filter the list based on certain conditions:
- Don't Filter - shows all pages
- Filename - shows all pages whose filenames match the filename you type in, using the asterisk(*) as a wildcard
- Folder - shows all pages which are in the folder you specify from a drop-down menu
- Incomplete Meta Tags - shows all pages which are missing meta tag information (no title, description, or keywords)
- Duplicate Meta Tags - shows all pages that have meta tags identical to the meta tags of another page
By default, EZ-PageManager will only display 10 pages of your website on each EZ-PageManager page. This means that if you have many pages on your website they will not all be listed when you initially open EZ-PageManager. You'll need to use the pagination links, which appear at both the top and bottom of EZ-PageManager.
Information about Each Page
Once you're viewing the pages you want, you can now begin your work. Look at all the information for each page on the list and make any necessary changes.
Some of the elements of each page listing have either an error indicator ( ) or a good indicator ( ). These visual indicators will help you quickly find problems. Generally, if you have an error indicator this usually means that the element is empty, for example if your page has no title.
This is the full path and filename for this page. Click on the link to preview the page.
This is the title of the page. It is displayed in your web browser's title bar as well as on search results when web users find your website. To change the title, click on Edit Meta Tags.
This is a description of the content on the page. It is not visible to your website visitors, except when the user finds your website with a search engine. To change it, click on Edit Meta Tags.
These are descriptive words and phrases that users can search for in order to be able to find your website using a search engine. To change them, click on Edit Meta Tags.
The sitemap information explains how this page will be represented in the Google Site Map generated automatically for you by EZ-SiteMap. If the page is Excluded from the sitemap, this is all that will be mentioned because the other information is no longer applicable. If included, it will show you the priority (a number between 0.0 and 1.0) and how often the page is updated. Priority is also represented in the top-right corner of the page listing by filled in circles. If you've taken the time to set a priority on each page, you can use this indicator to help you focus on the most important pages of your site. To change these settings, click Edit Page Options.
Search engines have computers they call "robots" or "spiders" that scan the internet for new web pages continually. When they find a new web site, they include that page in their web site index and follow the links on the page to find more new websites. Sometimes, however, you may want to alter the behavior of these robots so that they index your website differently. Robot instructions consist of two parts: indexing and following. For example, if you want the robot to follow the links on your page but ignore the current page your settings would be "noindex,follow". To change these settings, click on Edit Meta Tags.
Edit Page Options
Page Options is an advanced option that allows you to modify advanced settings for a page. You can configure your sidebar properties, add a frame to your page, and add advanced code in your Header and Footer areas as well as inside your "head" and "body" tags. For EZ-PageManager, the most useful feature is the ability to change site map inclusion settings for a page. As soon as you save your changes EZ-PageManager will reload to reflect your changes.
More Information about Page Options
Edit Meta Tags
Edit Meta Tags allows you to edit elements of your page that are used primarily by search engines. Here you can edit the page title, description, keywords, and robot instructions. As soon as you save your changes EZ-PageManager will reload to reflect your changes.
More Information about Meta Tags