Making pages disappear

November 3, 2009

Today’s reminder is about making pages in RedDot disappear. There are three ways to go about it.

1)       Hiding a page

– the page doesn’t show up in the children navigation – can be found in searches using the onsite search engine

– can be found in searches using Google or other search engines

2)       Disconnecting a page

– the page isn’t attached to a parent page – can be found in searches using the onsite search engine

– can be found in searches using Google or other search engines

3)       Deleting a page

– the page is removed from RedDot and off the web completely – after a few days, can’t be found in searches using the onsite search engine

– after several days, can’t be found in searches using Google or other search engines

**Why is it still in the search engine on our site or Google/other search engines if you delete it? Search engines don’t look at every page of a site, every day. It takes a few to several days for the search engine to come back around and realize that a page is gone, then to remove that deleted page from its records. This process can be sped up if necessary – we can manually tell our onsite search engine or a search engine like Google to not report a page in the search results. We can block a page or pages from coming up, until the search engine catches up with the deletion.

HOW TOS:

Hiding a page –

Open the page for editing

Click the last dot – Edit all elements via form (no navigation) In the dropdown under optionListNavigationDisplay – select Hide in navigation Click Ok

Disconnecting a page –

Open the page’s PARENT for editing

Click the dot next to Add/Edit/Sort this page’s children navigation Click Remove Items from List Select the page you want to disconnect Click OK

Deleting a page –

Open the page for editing

At the top of the page, select Actions

Select Delete Page

Click Yes – you want to delete this page ***Email us to let us know you deleted the page. We have to manually remove it from the server for it to be truly gone.**