CMS Page Record

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Site Management Tools

The CMS page record gives you access to the NetSuite records for Site Management Tools landing and enhanced pages. These include landing and enhanced pages for both version 2 and version 3 of SMT. These records include landing and enhanced pages that were created directly within SMT and also those created with the CMS Page Record. The CMS Page record lets you:

The CMS Page record gives you access to only the page, not to the SMT content on that page. You can add content to the page by logging in to SMT. The page attributes that you can set for a landing or enhanced page are the same attributes that you set for a page with SMT and include the following:

Name

The page name is an internal identifier for the page. This name is not displayed to the visitor on the website, but it does identify the page in NetSuite and in SMT.

Site

Determines the site for this page.

Type

Specifies if this record is for a landing page or an enhanced page.

  • 1 = landing page

  • 2 = enhanced page

Addition to Head

This field lets you specify additional information such as JavaScript or CSS to include in the <head> area of the page.

URL

Identifies the relative path to use for accessing this page on the website. The URL should contain only the relative URL with no slashes or spaces.

Template

Determines the template for the page.

Page Title

The page title populates the HTML title element. For SEO, titles should be descriptive and include target keywords to help improve the page's ranking on search results pages. Additionally, search engines often display this title on search results pages and link it to the page. Follow SEO best practice when creating page titles.

Page Heading

Specifies the heading for the page. If the page template file supports it, this heading is displayed on the page.

Meta Description

The Meta Description populates the HTML meta description element. The description is an important SEO tool and is often displayed on search results pages as a description of the page. Setting a meaningful and accurate description that contains your target keywords can help improve your ranking in search results pages. Use SEO best practice when writing descriptions

Meta Keywords

The Meta Keywords populate the HTML meta keywords element for the page. It is important to follow SEO best practice when defining Meta Keywords for the page, because using them incorrectly can have a negative impact on the page’s ranking on search results pages.

Start Date

The visibility start date and time for the content.

End Date

The visibility end date and time for the content. This identifies the date and time when the content expires.

When this field is empty the content never expires.

Delete a CMS Page Record

When you delete a CMS Page record, that page is removed and is no longer available. It can no longer be accessed by visitors, and it is no longer available for editing in SMT. Be sure to consider the SEO consequences of removing a page. If the page had been indexed by search engines, then you should create a 301 redirect so that search engines know the page has been permanently removed and the address of the page that replaces it. This helps prevent a negative hit on your search engine ranking. The 301 redirect also ensures that visitors who try to access the page directly are taken to an alternative page rather than just receiving a 404 Page Not Found error. For more information on redirects, see Setting Up a URL Redirect.

If you delete a page that has not yet been published, then the record is removed and the unpublished changes list in SMT no longer lists the unpublished page. Since the page is unpublished there are no SEO considerations when you delete it.

To delete a CMS Page record:

  1. Go to Lists > Web Sites > CMS Pages.

  2. Click Edit next to the page link.

  3. Point to the Actions menu and select Delete from the dropdown list.

  4. When asked if you are sure you want to delete the record, click OK.