Most of the general options for your site are available in the “Settings” tab in the left panel. From here, you can backup your site, edit your site’s SEO and more.
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- Site Icons
- Site URL
- Site SSL
- Google Analytics
- URL Redirect
- Header HTML
- Backup Site
- Site Language
- Privacy Settings
- 404 Page
Home screen icons, share icons, favicons, and startup images allow you to customize, brand, and polish your user’s experience on the site and make it easier for a user to pick your site out from a bunch of tabs or links on their home screen. For more information, see Site Icons.
The site URL is how visitors see your site. You are assigned a default, public URL until you decide to add your own domain.
By default, when the site is unpublished, the settings are mostly grayed out. Publish your site to reveal more settings, such as the ability to edit the site URL.
This preview shows your site, including unpublished changes, as it appears in the editor. Site preview is a great way to share your work with others and preview your site on multiple devices before launching.
To get the site URL for sharing, click “Copy” next to the preview URL
When you unpublish a site, it is no longer visible online and cannot be accessed by users until it is republished. Unpublishing does not affect your site billing subscription.
To unpublish your site, click “Unpublish”.
Site SSL is where you can set up a secured HTTPS connection for your site. HTTPS is great for boosting your SEO and for giving visitors confidence when visiting your pages.
This solution leverages the Let’s Encrypt project, which is an open source Certificate Authority that provides free certificates. This solution does require that you have a domain pointed at your site successfully.
To turn SSL on:
- Publish your site.
- Turn on SSL.
For more information about SSL, see Add SSL or HTTPS.
Load Site in an iFrame
To enable your site to be embedded in an iframe on another site, click the “Allow site to be loaded in an iframe” toggle.
SEO is what gets your site to first page on Google. You can change settings here to help get a little boost on search engine optimization. For more information about SEO, see Introduction to SEO.
These settings are different from individual page SEO settings. Page SEO overrides global SEO changes made in site settings. For more information, see Site SEO Settings.
Adding Google Analytics to your site enables you to get deep insights into your customers and users through the Google analytics dashboard.
To install Google Analytics, you must first set up Google Analytics on Google’s platform. Once you’ve done that, get your tracking ID and enter it into the Google Analytics tab. For more information, see Add Google Analytics.
The URL Redirect feature lets you redirect specific URLs on your site to specific pages. For more information, see URL Redirects.
The header HTML is a location for you to add your custom scripts, meta tags and other pieces of code which belong in the <head> section of your site. For more information, see Header HTML.
For more information about custom coding guidelines, see Custom Code Guidelines.
Create a backup of your site that you can restore to at anytime. This allows you to revert changes or restore back from critical mistakes done on the site.
To create a backup, in the left panel, click “Settings”, and then click “Backup Site”. Type a new version name for the backup and click “Save”.
For more information about site backups, see Backup Sites.
If you are building a site in a language other than English, the Site Language feature allows you to translate certain elements into your target language. For more information, see Set a Default Site Language.
With the help of the Privacy Settings page, you can ensure that your users are well-informed about the type of data and cookies information collected when they visit your page. The main tools you can enable in Privacy Settings are the privacy page and cookie notification. For more information, see Privacy Settings.
Customize the 404 page for your site. The 404 page is used in case an invalid or unreachable URL is entered as an internal link of the site domain; that is, in lieu of any page that can not be rendered. If a site visitor tries to access a non-existent page on your site, they will see your customized 404 page as opposed to the generic 404 page that we provide by default.
To customize the 404 page:
- In the left panel, click “Settings”, and then click “404 page”.
- Click “Customize page”. The 404 page will not display under the Pages menu or the Pages drop-down at the top left of the editor.
- Editing the 404 page is similar to editing any other page on your site. You can drag in any widget or section, and edit content and design. However, to navigate back to the rest of your site, you need to go back to the Home page from the pages drop-down at the top of the page.
- To preview your 404 page, click “Preview page”. You can always revert back to the original 404 page by clicking “Revert to original page”.