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Advanced Button

Advanced Button
The Advanced button allows you to change some of the special properties of a page.

Note: Making changes to some of these settings can have unexpected results. Some websites require specific Page IDs to work. You can also lose data if you change from certain Page Templates (most likely custom ones) to others.

Page ID
Every page in an Invisible Gold website has an ID. This is simply the address without the domain name. For example: If the page address is https://invisiblegold.com/support/help/, then the Page ID is /support/help/. (Note how the ID has a slash on both ends.)

The Advanced page lets you change the address for the current page - but only the ID.

Note: Choosing good Page IDs has an impact on search engine rank. It also helps visitors get a sense of the structure of your website. Keep in mind that people might bookmark a specific page id. If you change it, their bookmark (And search engine databases) will be wrong.

Note: If a page is not found (for example if you changed the ID), then Invisible Gold will try each parent page until it finds a good ID. If no pages can be found, it will return the home page.

Note: When a new page is created, a Page ID is created automatically. It is a good idea to change this to something more specific.

Every website has one or more Frameworks. This is a "Look" or "Design" created in HTML by your website designer.

Every page in your site can use a specific Framework, or simply inherit the one chosen by its parent page. (It's a good idea to simply leave this field blank so it automatically inherits the framework.)

Note: For more information about creating Frameworks, see the Authoring Sites section.

Note: If the homepage doesn't specify any Framework, then one called Default will be used. If there is no Default framework, then a blank system Framework (light purple and light blue) will be used instead.

Page Template
The Page Template defines what page template will be used. For example, when you click the green New button, you get to choose a page type based on the library of templates. This simply allows you to change from one type of template to another.

Note: Be careful when changing from special templates. For example, if you change from a Product to a Default, and make changes, the page will discard any pricing information. If you change back to a Product, you will need to enter the Price and Shipping information again.

However, most basic templates do not have special values that can be lost. This is must more common with Custom Templates that may be created for your site.

Child Template
The Child Template is exactly the same as the Page Template except it determines what type of Template will be used when creating pages below this one. If you leave it blank, the New button will bring up the Choose Template page. If you give it a value, you can save a few button clicks, as every child page will skip the Choose Template page. This is also a great way of simplfying a website for novice users.

The Sortkey is used to set the order of Child pages. It is numerical so 1 is before 2 and 9 is before 10.

Note: While it may be time consuming, this is the easiest way to set the order of child pages for a navigation bar.

Note: Clicking on the System button will show the Sortkeys for all of the Child pages where they are editable.

See Also:
Online Documentation Home, Invisible Gold Quick Tour, Template Library, Users and Groups, Shopping Cart, Mailing Lists, Uploading Images, Traffic, Approvals, Banner Ads, Login/Logout, Email Newsletters, Advanced Button, Moving Pages, System View, Security, System Settings, Hosting Invisible Gold Powered Websites, Generate a PayPal Client ID, Terms, Useful HTML Guide, Private Client Areas

Templates, Frameworks, ID, Sortkey