Reference - Page type properties

Due to their limited functionality, container page types do not have the Alternative forms, Fields, Layout, and Search fields tabs.

Display nameThe name of the page type displayed in the administration and content editing interface.
Code nameSets a namespace prefix and unique name that serves as an identifier for the page type, for example in selectors or the API.
Table nameDisplays the name of the database table used to store coupled data for pages of this type, i.e. the content of its specific fields.
Inherit fields from pages typeIf a page type is selected and saved, the definitions of its fields will be loaded and added to the current page type. These fields can be viewed and modified on the Fields tab.
Page type iconAllows you to upload custom icons that will be used to represent the page type in various parts of the system.
Include in module package

Allows you to assign the page type to a custom module (only modules that are in development mode are available). The system then includes the page type in installation packages that you create for the selected module in the Modules application.

If you select a module, you cannot specify on which Sites the page type is available. The page type automatically uses the site bindings of the given module, which you can edit in the Modules application.

New page settings
New pageURL of the page that will be used when creating new pages of this type.
Show template selectionIndicates if users will be required to select a page template when creating a new page of this type.
Root page template categoryMay be used to limit the page template options available for pages of this type to a specific sub-section of the template catalog. When creating new pages of the given type, users can only choose from the templates located under the specified category or in its child categories.
Default page templateSets the page template used by default when the page is created. If no page template is specified, new pages inherit the template of their parent by default.

Editing pages settings
(specify if you do not wish to use the system's default editing pages)

Editing pageURL of the editing page that will be used when the page is displayed in editing mode via the Page tab.
Editing formURL of the editing page that will be used when the page is displayed in editing mode on the Form tab.
Preview pageURL of the page that will be used when the page is displayed in preview mode.
List pageURL of the editing page that will be used when the page is displayed in list mode.
Advanced settings
Use publish from/publish toIndicates if the Publish from/to fields should be offered on the Form tab for pages of this type. These may be used to schedule the page represented by the page to be published on the live site on a specific date and time, or shown only during a limited time interval.
Behaves as Page (menu item) type

Note: This setting is not relevant for content-only page types.

Indicates if the page type behaves similarly to the default Page (menu item) page type:

  • The default view mode for pages of this type is the Page tab.
  • Viewer web parts placed on pages automatically display child pages if their Path property is empty.
  • Custom <head> content is rendered on pages of this type if the header content is defined in page template properties -> Header tab.
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