All Properties editing view

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The All Properties editing view provides editing access to all properties available for content, including those not available in the On-Page Editing view. Select All Properties in the toolbar to access these additional properties.

Image: All properties button in toolbar

Areas and properties available for editing are implementation-specific and depend on the type of content on your website. This topic describes some tabs and properties as they display in the Optimizely Content Management System (CMS) sample templates.

Global properties

If your website has content in multiple languages, some properties may be locked for editing in a specific language. These properties are globally shared; you can edit them only in the master language. See Translate content.

Basic info properties

The top gray area displays the basic informational properties, which are also accessible in the on-page editing view. This area is displayed in the All Properties view.

Property Description
Name The name of the page. Depending on the implementation, this may be the page heading, also shown in the page tree structure and menus.
Name in URL The URL is automatically created based on the page's name and its place in the navigation. It depends on the implementation whether this is visible in links on the website. If you copy a page, the URL of the original page is copied with a number added to it. Change this if you create content based on existing page copies. Changing the URL for an existing page may cause broken links.
Simple address This unique URL can be added to frequently requested pages on your website, letting visitors locate the page by typing the simple address name directly after the main URL of the website. Providing, for example, products as a simple address lets you find the page just by entering the URL (for example, in the address bar of the browser, even if the Products page is located further down in the navigation tree. You can use the Simple address report to manage simple addresses for your website.
Display in navigation Deselect this option for pages you do not want to be visible in navigation structures or menus on the website.
Visible to Indicates if public access to the content is restricted. Click Manage to change the settings described in Set access rights from edit view.
Languages Shows available languages for the content. If you have multiple languages on your website, see Work with multiple languages.
ID, Type Shows the unique ID set by the system and the type of content on which the content is based.
Tools Under tools, you find the following options:
  • Language Settings – Used to set fallback and replacement languages; see Fallback languages.
  • Manage Expiration and Archiving – Used to set published content as expired and for archiving content.
  • Permanently Mark as Being Edited – Used to notify editors that someone is working on the content item.


Other properties are organized using tabs. You can add and modify these in code and from the administrative interface.

Content tab

The Content tab contains properties for entering the main content when editing a page, a block in CMS, or catalog content if you have Optimizely Customized Commerce installed.


Property Description
Category Content categorization is useful in filtering functionality for search, navigation, and listings. You create a category in the administrative interface before you can apply it to content in edit view.
A category is a built-in property in CMS. You can apply a category to content, but your website needs customized functionality to display the resulting outcome, such as in filtering. Also, do not confuse content categories with Optimizely Customized Commerce categories; see Work with catalog entries.
Main body Example of a rich-text editor property for adding editorial content such as text, images, and links. See Use the rich-text editor.

Settings tab

The Settings tab is default and contains built-in properties for managing publication dates, sort order, and shortcuts.

Image: Settings tab

Property Description
Published, Created, and Modified System-generated timestamps for the content that rarely need to be changed.
Update modified date Select this check box if you make significant changes to the content and want the system to update the modification date. For example, you can publish a fix to a  typographical error without updating the modified date because it was a simple correction (and too trivial for notification). However, if you change the content (that could be months old) in an important way, select Update modified date to show the date the content was updated at the bottom of the page to let readers know how recently the information was updated. Perhaps you can also write a job to get pages that were modified since a specified time period to see any changed pages.
Sort subpages and sort index Defines the sort order for pages in the page tree structure and navigation menus. See Structure the website.
Shortcut Creates menu or navigation links. A shortcut will not display any content of its own. Instead, it becomes a menu option linking directly to other content on the same or external website. Click Manage to add a shortcut for the page.

Image: Manage shortcut dialog box

The following shortcut types are available:
  • No shortcut – Creates a link that displays the content you have created. By selecting this, you can reset the page after using other links.
  • Shortcut to another content item – Links to another page on the same website. A visitor who clicks this link is transferred to the page you have linked to and kept within the same navigation menu structure.
  • Shortcut to page on another website – Creates a link to an external page or a document on the server. Include the entire URL address, including https://.
  • No shortcut, display text only – Creates a heading with no link in the menu, without displaying any information or link to another page.
  • Fetch content from another content item – Creates a link to another page from which content is retrieved into the original page within the same navigation structure. Useful when re-using content on the website, in which case you only need to maintain it in one place.
    When you select Fetch content from another content item, you do not fetch the entire content of a content item. You only fetch content into empty properties. For example, if your source item has a "Page description" property that you want to reuse by using a shortcut, your target item must have a "Page description" property as well, and it must be empty. If the target item's "Page description" property is not empty, the content is not overwritten; the source item keeps the old page description.

From the administrative interface, you can customize and configure default values for selected properties or to make certain properties mandatory for editors to fill in. See Properties.

 Optimizely Customized Commerce-related content

On an e-commerce website, content can be catalog entries such as products and variants if you have Optimizely Customized Commerce installed. Editing this type of content is similar to the editing of pages and blocks in CMS. See Manage content in the Commerce section.