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How to use Secondary URL for an article

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    This topic explains the usage of Secondary URL for an article. The Secondary URL is an alternate article URL or a shorter URL. The following steps show you how to use the secondary URL for the article. Please see the details for secondary URL in the following sections:

    SEO Settings in Global Configuration

    This section shows you how to perform the SEO Settings in Global Configuration, In order to be able to view and you can edit the Secondary URL in the article details page.

    To Perform the SEO Settings in the Global Configuration Area:

    1. Login to Jentla Site Administrator (http://<yourdomain>.jentla.com/node/administrator/).

    2. Go to Sites > Global Configuration.

    The following illustrates the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) settings in Global Configuration:

    • Search Engine Friendly URLs - Click the option "Yes or No"  the URLs are optimised for search engines purpose

    • Use Apache mod_rewrite - Select to use the Apache rewrite module to catch URL's that meet specific conditions and rewrite them as directed

    • Add suffix to URLs - If "Yes", the system will add a suffix to the URL based on the document type

    Setting the Secondary URL

    Secondary URL has the following characteristics that you need to keep in mind when setting a Secondary URL

    • Secondary URL  is an alternate article URL and shorter URL

    • It is used for SEF (Search Engine Friendly)

    • It works only when SEF in node is turned on. The SEF settings are performed in Global Configuration area

    • It should also closely match the title

    • What you set for the secondary url is stored in a cache at local and it will be directed to URL only when SEF is turned ON

    • It should be lower case and each word should be separated by a hyphen

    For example: You might put a search engine friendly (SEF) URL for the main article URL like "this-is-a-great-description-of-the-content-in-the-url" whereas you might want a shorter URL for people to access the content and we can add that as a secondary URL as short one.

    The format of the Secondary URL is (http://<your domain>.jentla.com/index.php/<category>/<subcategory>/<id>/<value of secondary URL>/).

    For better illustrate the usage of the Secondary URL you will first show the displayed article when only the Article URL is set and after that you will set the Secondary URL and then view the same article displayed in order to notice the difference.

    Article URL

    To set the Article URL:

    1. Login to Jentla Content Manager (http://<yourdomain>/manager or http://<yourdomain> where the manager has its own subdomain).

    2. Go to Content Administration in the user menu which is located on the left side of the page. You will be directed to the articles display page.

    3. Either click anexisting article link in the article list (the article where you want to add the secondary URL) or click the New button option at the top-right corner of the page to create a new article. You will be directed to the Edit article screen.The following image shows the Secondary Url in article edit page.

    4. If it is a new article, Enter the Display title, Article URL, Internal title in the appropriate fields at the top of the screen, as illustrated below:

      • Version -  The article version number are listed above the Title. If major changes are made to an article means  it helps to update the version number significantly

      •            Internal Title - The title which recognises the Jentla article. It is possible to apply the Merge tags to this field using the button located to the right of the input field. For more information about Merge Tag please refer http://documentation.jentla.com/%22How_To%22_Guides/How_To_Use_Merge_Tags

      •   Display Title - The title will displays as the link label for the article throughout the website

      •  Article URL - Article URL should match the title, It should be lower case and each word should be separated by a hyphen. This field will be automatically populated based on the data entered into the Title field

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    1. Add the desired content in Summary and Body area using different styles. If no content is entered into the Summary region then  the article will not  be displayed in menus on website.

    2. In the Publishing data at the right side of the page, Enter the Article Start and End Dates in the appropriate fields. It is used to schedule the publication of the article.

    3. In the same publishing area select the Categories for the article, It influences where the article appears on the website, use ctrl + arrow keys to  select  more than one category. Under the categories choose from the Suggested Sites area the Sitesthe article will be added to.

    4. Click the Publish button at the top-right corner of the page. Finally the article will be published to the site successfully.

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    Secondary URL

    To set the Secondary URL:

    1. Turned to Search Engine Friendly (SEF) as switched ON from Global Configuration (Sites > Global Configuration). Click the apply button at the top of the Global configuration page.

    1. Follow the same steps as for the Article URL and enter the value  in Secondary URL field. The following is an example of Secondary URL field in article edit page.

    1. Click the Publish button at top of the article edit page.

    Finally the secondary URL will be displayed instead of using article URL when SEF is turned ON and you can access the same content successfully.

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