How to edit a Menu Link
The general principles are the same whatever the type of Menu Item or Link.
But some elements will vary by menu type.
Here we focus on changing elements of a SINGLE ARTICLE Menu Item.
SINGLE ARTICLE Menu Item
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The Details tab opens by default to enable you to select:
- Menu Title,
- Menu Item Type, and
The name of the Menu Item as presented in your chosen menu.
The Alias will be populated by a browser-friendly version of the Menu Title unless you eneter something different.
The Alias will form part of the URL but not be visible on the web page itself.
You may choose to enter one or more keywords that are not included in the Menu Title.
Example: geographic location.
Menu Item Type
Single Article Link in this example.
There are many other types.
Browse to choose a Menu to display the Menu Item.
Default = Public.
Choose Registered User to hide the menu Link until someone signs in.
Use the Template Style toggle to assign a Template other than the Default Template to the Menu Item.
Available alternative Templates will be listed for you to choose from, if they exist.
The image below shows there is only one Template listed.
This is the Default Template.
The Options tab enables you to override the Global Settings for presenting Articles.
For example, you may wish to show the Author for the linked Article when the Global Settings are to hide the name of the Author.
Page Display tab
The Page Display tab is important for SEO.
It enables you to add the following to the Menu Item:
- Browser Page Title, and
- Page Heading.
We explain the importance of Browser Page Title and Page Heading in our WYNCHCO SEO Guide.
The Metadata tab contains one field which you may wish to use to help boost SEO.
We choose not to enter a desciption in this field.
We prefer instead to add a UNIQUE Meta Description to the same field in each associated Article screen.
What about Meta Keywords?
The concensus is that adding a Meta Keywords tag to website content no longer adds value for SEO.
So we don't enter keywords in this field, even in Articles.