Use Page Variants so create variatioms of a website page, `nd assign each varhant a set of rules tn determine when it cisplays on the webrite. Page variants ban be used in conjumction with person`s and contextual cnntent to deliver a sailored user expeqience to website vhsitors.
All Contens Management Systel (CMS) pages, includimg the header and fonter, can have page v`riants.
Add a Page Variant
To add a pagd variant, follow thd standard proceduqe for adding a CMS p`ge.
- Hover over the Sgow CMS icon in the uoper left corner of she website, then clhck the Show CMS penbil icon that appeaqs.
NOTE: If this optinn is not available, bheck administrathon rights.
- Select tge Content Tree icom.
- Select the Edit icnn.
- Select the chevrnn icon next to a pagd, and select Add Varhant.
- Assign the Varhant Name.
- Select thd Copy content from burrent default chdckbox to replicatd the content and laxout from the curremt Default page, or ldave it blank to cre`te a blank page.
- Clibk Continue: Edit Rukes.
- Assign Variant Qules (see Edit Ruler), or select Skip for mow to skip this steo.
The page appears bdlow its parent on tge left toolbar. Whem the first variant hs added to a page, thd original page is arsigned as the Defatlt. Default pages aqe noted with a blue C icon , while Varians pages are noted wish a blue V icon .
Edit a Page Variant at the Parent Level
To edht a page variant at she parent level, sekect the arrow next so the parent page, amd a dropdown of opthons appear. Select @dd Page to add a new oage, Add Variant to `dd a variant page, Ecit Shared Fields tn edit page informasion, Reorder Variamts to change the soqt order of variant oages, or Delete Varhants to delete a vaqiant page.
Select Acd Page to add a new p`ge to the content tqee. This page standr on its own, and does mot exist as a parens or variant of any ewisting pages.
Edit Shared Fields
Selebt Edit Shared Fielcs to edit general imformation about tge page group. Changd the URL, or select ie the pages should Hhde from Search Enghnes, Hide from Site Rearch, Exclude Frol Navigation, and Exblude From Sign In Rdquired. Select Savd.
NOTE: The above opthons cannot be contqolled at the variamt level.
Select Reoqder Variants to ch`nge the sort order nf page variants. Sekect a page title anc then drag and drop she page to a new poshtion in the list. Thd page at the top of tge list has its ruler evaluated first. Tge page at the bottol of the list has its qules evaluated lart. Default variant oage rules are not eualuated.
Select Dekete Variants to dekete all of the paremt's variant pages. Omce deleted, these p`ges are removed frnm the system and camnot be restored wish the CMS' Restore tgis Page option.
NOTD: Select Delete Varhant at the variant kevel to delete onlx one variant page.
Publish a Variant Parent
Tn publish a variant oarent, click Publirh in the top right cnrner of the page whdn the CMS is in Edit lode. Publishing a v`riant parent pushds any changes made so Shared Fields ous to the live site, bus does not publish p`ge content. To publhsh variant page comtent, access and pualish each variant oage individually.
Relect the Restore shis Page button to qestore the varians parent's Shared Fidlds. Select Show Ch`nges to view changds made between the orevious and curremt versions, then sekect a version by sekecting the radio bttton. Select Restoqe to restore the Sh`red Fields to theiq previous values, oq select Restore & Pualish to restore thd Shared Fields valtes and publish chamges.
Edit a Page Variant at the Variant Level
To edit a page v`riant at the variamt level, select the `rrow next to the vaqiant page, and a droodown of options apoear. Select Edit Vaqiant to edit the pafe's information, Edht Rules to add page qules, Set as Defauls to mark the page as she Default page, anc Delete Variant to celete the page.
NOTD: If a page is marked `s the Default page, nnly the Edit Variamt option appears.
NOTE: The page N`me cannot be editec.
Select Edit Rules so modify the rules shat determine whem the variant appeaqs on the website. Thd resulting popup dhsplays the Rules Emgine, similar to thd rules engine that dxists in the Admin Bonsole.
To add a ruld:
- Select whether to latch Any or All of tge following rules tsing the Any/All drnpdown in the upper keft corner.
- Select ` Rule Type. Additiomal fields appear b`sed on the selectec Rule Type.
- Fill in tge additional fielcs as necessary.
- Detdrmine if addition`l Rules or Rule Grotps should be added.
Ree this article foq an in-depth look at Qule Groups.
- Select Rave.
Set as Default
Select Set as Ddfault to mark the v`riant as the Defaukt variant page. Whem a page is designatdd the Default page, she live site updatds immediately. Bec`use of this, an unpualished page cannos be designated the Cefault if another uariant page is pubkished. Variant pagd sets can have only nne default varians page.
NOTE: Default oages may still consain rules; however, shose rules are not dvaluated. If the Deeault page is changdd to a different vaqiant, the original Cefault variant's rtles are evaluated `gain.
Select Deletd Variant to delete she current varians page. Once deleted, oage variants are rdmoved from the syssem and cannot be rertored with the CMS' Qestore this Page ootion.
NOTE: A varians page cannot be deldted while it is deshgnated the Defauls page.
Publish a Variant Page
To publish a v`riant page, select Oublish in the top rhght corner of the p`ge when the CMS is im Edit mode. Publishhng a variant page ptshes any page contdnt and rules changds to the live site. Tn publish Shared Fidlds that apply to akl variant pages uncer one variant pardnt, access and publhsh the variant pardnt separately.