Titan CMS Tips And Tricks

Titan CMS Tips And Tricks

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10 simple tips for Titan CMS Users-

1. Setting footer date

Change or update your footer copyright date (not applicable if your date is on a Static Content page)

In Titan Admin Module:

Select your Globe on the left and then update the Content Footer Text Field:

Refresh your workstation by clicking the refresh button on the top of the screen.

Make sure to check all Available Sites to refresh.

2. Another way to Refresh your nav:

Go to your web site and add this after the URL:

/Utilities/RefreshNav.aspx

Hit Enter and it will show this after if successful:

3. Anchor links

Anchor links are added in freeform blocks.

Put your cursor where you want the link to anchor to.

DO NOT Highlight anything first - then click the Link Manager icon in you WYSIWY.

Select the Anchor icon and enter your Anchor name in the Provide a Name field and click and click OK.

Next Highlight what you want Linked to the Anchor. Again use your Link Manager, select the Anchor you created. This link will anchor to the text you highlighted above.

4. Anchor Links to another page

Follow the same process as above to create your Anchor first.

Next go to the page where you want to add your link, add an external link and fill in the field with your link info, with the anchor you created at the end, as follows:

5. Content view to download

Click on Globe, select “Include Children” in the top tab.

In Content Default view pull-down select Create.

Select Display Statistics

Select the fields you want to see in the view and move to right.

Name your view, then save. Your view will show those stats and you can download to Excel with the icon in left corner.

6. First Freeform Filter Block Display for Blogs

Filter blocks allow you to display page teaser text and images in a list format. Titan CMS also gives you the option to display the First Freeform Block from a page(s) rather than teaser image and text. Custom content can help when you would like to add links or images to teaser text.

At the top of your page, add a Freeform block with the content, links, images, etc., you would like displayed in your Filter block.

Configure your Filter block to display the First Freeform.

Your Filter Block will now display the First Freeform Block from whatever pages you selected in the navigation tree of your site.

7. Updating your logo

Login to workstation and go the Titan Admin Module.

Find your globe under content sites and click on it. In the content editing pane, scroll down to Default Site Logo:

Click Browse File to find your logo. If you haven’t uploaded it yet, click Upload.

Navigate the folder you want it in and click Add Files.

Select the file from your computer and then click Upload Now.

After it uploads, select the file and the correct size and click OK.

Save and refresh:

Check All Available Sites when you refresh:

8. For reCAPTCHA, sign up and get some Code:

http://www.google.com/recaptcha

After you sign in, go to My Account and add your Domain domain.com.

You will get two keys you need to configure in Titan Admin:

An XML snippet of configuration data required by the Captcha Processor:

In Titan Admin under your Globe/Site Configuration:

    <PublicKey>Place your public key obtained from https://admin.recaptcha.net here</PublicKey>                                   

    <PrivateKey>Place your private key obtained from https://admin.recaptcha.net here</PrivateKey>   

9. Remove .htm to any ending for a page URL

Login to workstation and go the Titan Admin Module. From there, select Content Sites and then choose the globe that you’d like to remove the .htm from by clicking on the site name next to the globe.
Scroll down, and you’ll Site Configuration. From there, you can edit the Default Page URL Template and the Page URL Regular Expression Tester.


Default Page URL Template - Used to generate the default Page URL for newly created CMS Items. This value is only used when a new CMS Item is created; after an item is created only the author/editor can change the Page URL.The template URL can contain substitution parameters. These include:

  • %PATH% Takes the parent's Page URL, removes any document extension and appends the name of the new document. For example if the parent's Page URL is /Path/To/Parent.htm, the new item's name is ChildDocument, and the Page URL Template is %PATH%.htm, the default Page URL for the new document will be /Path/To/Parent/ChildDocument.htm
  • %DocID% will substitute the ID for the newly created document. For example, if the Page Template URL were /display/router.aspx?DocID=%DocID%, then all Page URLs would appear similarly. A document with an ID of 42 would appear as /display/router.aspx?DocID=42
  • %FileName% will substitute the name of the uploaded file. Whereas %PATH% will create a psuedo path to the uploaded file, using %FileName% can be used to create a fixed path to your files. For example, if the Template URL was /FileDirectory/%FileName%, then all uploaded files would take on similar page URLs, giving the site user the appearance that all files resided in the same directory.

Page URL Regular Expression Tester - If you want to be able to force a standard naming format for Page URLs. This regular expression is applied to the Page URL value before a save can occur. If the author/editor's Page URL does not match, the CMS Item cannot be saved. To have no standarduse the following  ^.*$

10. Fav-icon for your browser

Go to any online favicon generator - here are two:

http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/

http://www.favicon.cc/?action=import_request

Follow the same steps as in updating your logo above and add in this field:

Originally Published: Thu, February 11, 2016
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