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Page Settings & Entry Fields

These are the fields that you must fill out when you create a new page or when you "Edit in Reason Admin."

*Denotes required field.

The title appears at the top of the page that you are working on.

The title of this page is "Page Settings & Entry Fields," whereas the title of the entire website is "Reason Documentation."

Link Name
The link name is the text that shows up in the left navigation menu of your live website and links to the page that you are currently editing.

Example: The link name of this page is "Settings and Fields."

The author shows who created the page in editing, but doesn't show up anywhere on your live website. It can be useful if you have a question about the web page you are editing.

The description provides a brief overview of the web page and is visible on certain page types in Reason (for example, see the Children and Grandchildren page type).

Keywords are the search words that someone may type into Google (or other search engine) to find your web page. A keyword can be more than one standard word (sometimes even a whole phrase).

Example: If you googled "Kalamazoo," you would get much different results than if you googled "Kalamazoo College." So, "kalamazoo" is one keyword, and "kalamazoo college" is another, even though the latter has two words. 

*Parent Page
This is the page at a level above the page you are currently editing in your website's hierarchy.

Example: "Editing Pages" is the parent page of "Page Settings & Entry Fields," because the "Page Settings & Entry Fields" is a sub-page of "Editing Pages."

*Page URL
The page URL should be a descriptive word which will help generate the website address.

Example: If you were working on and created a new page with the word "about" in the page URL field, the final web address of that page would be

LeftNavigationLinks*Show this page in navigation
Defaults to "Yes." This setting indicates whether the page you currently editing will be clickable from your live website's left navigation menu.

  • To list the page in your navigation, set to "Yes."
  • To remove the page from your navigation, set to "No."

Type of Page
The page type affects the layout of the page, and allows you to display more content types (like forms, blogs, and calendar of events).

Example: View our Page Type Examples to see how these page types appear.

This is the main area of your web page that gets displayed on your live website. See the Rich Text Editor section of this Reason Documentation for help using the tool.


  • Live indicates that the page you are currently working on is viewable to the outside world.
  • Pending indicates that you are waiting to complete it or make it go live.  If you leave a page as Pending it will not be viewable on your live website (nor in your pages list in the blue menu). 

    This setting does not affect anything for Reason web pages.