Introduction

In this article, we will have a look at site settings. Let’s review the following topics:

Site Settings Overview

The site settings are divided into four groups:

  • General Settings
  • SEO and Promotion
  • Additional Codes
  • ReCAPTCHA

To find the site settings, go to Pages, choose the site you need and click the gear icon.

nullFigure 1. Going to the Site Settings

Now let’s explore each group of settings.

General Settings

The general settings are located in the General tab.

nullFigure 2. The General Settings Tab

The general settings include Site Name, Site Address, SSL Site Protection, Favicon Browser Tab Icon, Page Share Image, Site Migration, Site Status, and “Unpublish” and “Delete” buttons.
  
Let’s have a closer look at each.
 

Site Name

Site Name represents what each site is all about. Only you can see this. You can change the Site Name by clicking on the edit icon.

nullFigure 3. Site Name Settings 

Site Address

A site address is an internet name that points to a location where your site is hosted. In the Site Address section, you can connect your site to a custom domain or subdomain or register a new domain. To know more about linking your site to a custom domain/subdomain, please see the article How to Link an External Domain to Your Site.

nullFigure 4. Site Address Settings 

SSL Site Protection

This section contains information about the SSL certificate status. Four options are possible:
1. The site is protected by the standard system SSL certificate.
2. The site is not protected by SSL certificate for some reason.
3. The SSL certificate purchase is in progress.
4. The site is protected by an SSL certificate specially purchased for your external domain.

To learn more about an SSL certificate, check out the article How to Get an SSL Certificate for Your Domain.

nullFigure 5. SSL Site Protection Settings 

Favicon Browser Tab Icon

In this section, you can choose an image that will be displayed in the browser tab on the left of the page name, and as a bookmark picture. To do this, click the “Choose Image” button.

nullFigure 6. Favicon Browser Tab Icon Settings 

Page Share Image

In this section, you can select an image that will be displayed while sharing the link to your site on social media and in messaging apps. To do this, click the “Choose Image” button.

nullFigure 7. Page Share Image Settings 

Site Migration

You can export your site to another account. To do this, click the “Copy to Another Account” button and copy the Site Migration Code. 

After that, go to another account. On the My Sites page, click the “Import Site” button in the upper-right corner of the page. 

Paste the Site Migration Code into the field, click “Import”. After that, your site will be exported to another account.

nullFigure 8. Site Migration Settings

nullFigure 9. Site Migration Settings

nullFigure 10. Site Migration Settings

nullFigure 11. Site Migration Settings

Site Status

In this section, your site status is displayed. The three statuses are possible: Draft, Published, and Pending.

The Published status means that the site has been published and all the changes have been relocated to the published site. 

The Draft status means that the site has been created but hasn’t been published yet.
 
The Pending Changes status means that some changes have been made to the site but haven’t been published yet.

nullFigure 12. Site Status Settings

“Unpublish” and “Delete” Buttons

In the General tab, you can unpublish or delete your site by clicking the respective buttons.

nullFigure 13. “Unpublish” and “Delete Buttons”

Once all the changes in the General tab are made, click “Save”.

nullFigure 14. Clicking “Save”

SEO and Promotion

SEO and Promotion settings are located in the SEO and Promotion tab.

nullFigure 15. The “SEO and Promotion” Tab

SEO and Promotion settings include SEO Status, Language, Title, Meta Tags, and 301 Redirects.

Let’s review each.  

SEO Status

Enable a toggle to allow search engines to show your site in search results.

nullFigure 16. SEO Status Settings

Language

In this section, choose the language for your site from the dropdown list.

nullFigure 17. Language Settings

Title

In this section, type the page title in the field.

nullFigure 18. Title Settings

Meta Tags

Filling in the Meta Tags fields is not necessary. You need meta tags for better understanding of the purpose of your site by search engines. You can add custom meta tags by clicking the “Add Meta Tag” button.

nullFigure 19. Meta Tags Settings

301 Redirects

In this section, you can set up navigation from one page to another. Enter the source and destination pages URL in the corresponding fields.

nullFigure 20. 301 Redirects Settings

Once all the changes in the SEO and Promotion tab are made, click “Save”.

nullFigure 21. Clicking “Save”

Additional Codes

Additional Codes are located in the Additional Codes tab.

nullFigure 22. The Additional Codes Tab

Additional Codes include Google Analytics, the Facebook Pixel, and Header Code.

Let’s consider each.

Google Analytics

Paste your Google Analytics tracking ID in UA-XXXXXX-Y format into the field .

nullFigure 23. Google Analytics Settings

The Facebook Pixel

Paste the code for Facebook Pixel into the field.

nullFigure 24. The Facebook Pixel Settings

Header Code

You can paste into the field any code that will be placed in the header tag on your site.

nullFigure 25. The Header Code  Settings

Once all the changes in the Additional Codes tab are made, click “Save”.

nullFigure 26. Clicking “Save”

ReCAPTCHA

The purpose of Google reCAPTCHA is protecting the forms on your site from spam. The reCAPTCHA settings are located in the ReCAPTCHA tab.

nullFigure 27. The ReCAPTCHA Tab

Enable a toggle to switch in the reCAPTCHA settings. 

nullFigure 28. Enabling a Toggle

How to Set Up ReCAPTCHA

ReCAPTCHA may be displayed in the feedback form in two ways: as a box with the “I'm not a robot” checkbox and as a small badge in the bottom right corner of the page. Decide which option fits you better.

Integrating Google reCAPTCHA into your site requires a Google account. To start, click the link

In the Label field, enter a label that will help you find your site quickly. 

nullFigure 29. Filling In the Label Field

After that, select the reCAPTCHA type. You need to choose reCAPTCHA v2. If you want reCAPTCHA to be displayed as a box with the “I'm not a robot” checkbox. Select the “"I'm not a robot" Checkbox” option. 

If you want reCAPTCHA to be displayed as a small badge in the bottom right corner of the page, choose the “Invisible reCAPTCHA badge” option.

nullFigure 30. Selecting reCAPTCHA Type

nullFigure 31. Selecting reCAPTCHA Type

In the Domains field, enter your domain. 

nullFigure 32. Filling In the Domain Field

After that, accept terms of service by checking the corresponding box, click “Submit”.

nullFigure 33. Accepting Terms of Service

You will get two keys: Site Key and Secret Key. Copy them and paste into the corresponding fields on your site.

nullFigure 34. Site Key and Secret Key

nullFigure 35. Site Key and Secret Key Fields

If you have selected the “Invisible reCAPTCHA badge” option, it is necessary to check the “Show Badge” box in the ReCAPTCHA tab.

If you have chosen the “"I'm not a robot" Checkbox” option, don’t check the “Show Badge” box. If you want the box to be dark, check the “Use Dark Mode” box.

nullFigure 36. The “Show Badge” Box Checked 
nullFigure 37. The “Use Dark Mode” Box Checked

Once all the changes in the reCAPTCHA tab are made, click “Save”.

nullFigure 38. Clicking “Save”

Conclusion

Now you're familiar with the site settings. To continue customizing your site, check out the article How to Set Up Your Site Design.