The Promote tabΒΆ

A common feature of the Edit pages for all page types is the two tabs at the top of the screen. The first, Content, is where you build the content of the page itself.

The second, Promote, is where you can set all the ‘metadata’ (data about data!) for the page. Below is a description of all default fields in the promote tab and what they do.

  • Slug: The last part of the web address for the page. E.g. the slug for a blog page called ‘The best things on the web’ would be the-best-things-on-the-web ( This is automatically generated from the main page title set in the Content tab. This can be overridden by adding a new slug into the field. Slugs should be entirely lowercase, with words separated by hyphens (-).
  • Page title: An optional, search-engine friendly page title. This is the title that appears in the tab of your browser window. It is also the title that would appear in a search engine if the page was returned as part of a set of search results.
  • Show in menus: Ticking this box will ensure that the page is included in automatically generated menus on your site. Note: Pages will only display in menus if all of its parent pages also have Show in menus ticked.
  • Search description: This field allows you to add text that will be displayed if the page appears in search results. This is especially useful to distinguish between similarly named pages.


You may see more fields than this in your promote tab. These are just the default fields, but you are free to add other fields to this section as necessary.