Wed May 03, 2017 6:02 pm
In the Libraries section of Site Central, you'll see a link for the 301 Library. It's hard to miss. It has a red BETA next to it.
At the top of the library, you can add redirects. Enter the file name of the page you want to redirect into the Source URL text box. Then enter the file name of the page on your site (or the full URL of the page on another site) that you want the redirect to go to into the Destination URL text box. Then add a Description for the redirect. And save it. In a second or two, you'll see your new redirect in the management section, lower down the page.
In the management section, you'll find all of your redirects. You can view them by Name or Description, or sort by A-z, Z-a, or Last Built.
Click on a redirect and you'll have options to modify the source or destination URL, or the description. And you can delete the redirect.
Important Note: What happens after you delete the redirect depends on the status of the page you redirected. If the page exists, then that page again becomes live on your site, and you can still edit it in Page Manager. If, however, you deleted the page first (see the next discussion, below), and you now delete its redirect, the deleted page remains deleted.
Redirects in Page Manager
If you know you want to delete a page and redirect it to another one, you can do that directly from Page Manager. Click on the file name you want to delete and redirect. Select delete from the small menu. You'll be given options. Click on the one to Delete and Redirect.
Repeat the process outlined above for the library -- for your convenience, the Source URL is already filled in with the deleted page's file name.
If you choose not to redirect a deleted page, keep a record of the file name, because you may decide at a later date that you want to redirect the page.
You do that back in the library. Simply type or paste (we always recommend pasting URLs) the file name of the already deleted page into the Source URL text box, then add the Destination URL and description. Save the info and your deleted page will now redirect to the existing page.
The help for the 301 Library is at http://help.sitesell.com/301-library.html
The help describes why you'd want to use 301 redirects, and when. So be sure to read it.
I've also updated the Delete section of the Page Manager help, which you'll find at http://help.sitesell.com/central/file-m ... tml#DELETE
Quick Reply Option in the Forums
Until today, if you wanted to add a reply to a post, you clicked on the Reply button at the top or bottom of any page in the thread. That opened the posting page, with all the bells and whistles.
But if all you want to do is ask a question, or thank someone, or some other straight-text talk, you don't need the bells and whistles.
So why not streamline the process? That's what we did.
At the end of a thread, or at the end of any page in a long thread, you'll see the words Quick Reply. Click on them. An edit tool will appear.
Enter your subject line (or leave as is). Enter your text. And click Submit. Boom! You're done!
There's also the option to use the bells and whistles editor. Simply click on Full Editor if you realize you need to upload an image or add a link with link text.
Let us know how you like it, by using it to tell us how you like it!
And here's a bonus: We increased the max width of images you can upload to 700px x 1500px. That should take care of the most demanding needs. Even Will's!
The Voting Is Over. The Winner Is...
You may remember that we made some changes last week to the Keyword box in BB2's Page Information overlay. Since there's no benefit to having more than one keyword in that box, we decided to streamline the process for those who have been using SBI! since before Panda. (Those who came on board after Panda have only entered the Specific Keyword, because that's what the instruction was.)
The comments about the release got a little heated. Part of the upset was that SBIers couldn't make any changes at all to Page Information without removing the extra keywords in the Keyword box. That was a use-case oversight.
Ken promised that we'd have that fixed for this week, IF the voting was in favor of restricting the Keyword box to just the Specific Keyword. (The other voting option was to roll everything back to how it was before last week.)
Well, the votes have been tallied, and it was close. The winner? We are keeping the change and fixing the use-case oversight.
What does this mean for you? If you're a post-Panda SBIer, keep doing what you've always done. If you're a pre-Panda SBIer, you can now edit anything else in Page Info without having to remove the extra keywords in the Keyword box. If you decide to edit the Keyword box, you'll then have to remove all but the Specific Keyword.
Until next time!