General menu item provides possibility to edit website’s name, address and set default language. Also it provides such SEO options as using permalinks and .html suffix.
It's separated into three main blocks: "Website Settings", "SEO Settings" and "Security Settings".
"Website Settings" - this block allows you to set your website's name, address and page title format, enable "Back to Top" button and Under Construction mode, change site's favicon and language for your site's authorization forms.
"SEO Settings" - this block allows you to enable permalinks and specific .html suffix for your site's pages.
"Security Settings" - this block allows you to enable password protected pages.
"Page Title Format" - this feature allows you to change page title format in the browser's tab.
"Website Address" - this feature allows you to edit your site’s URL.
"Website Favicon" - an icon associated with your website, typically displayed in the address bar of a browser, browser's tab or next to the site name in a user's list of bookmarks.
"Default Language" - the following function modifies your Control Panel’s authorization form, using default language (it affects authorization form, password change function, password reminder, send letter function etc.)
Enable "Back To Top" - this option enables a button which will bring you back to the top of the page
"Enable Under Construction mode" - this option allows you to set Under Construction page which prevents visitors from entering your site (instead they will see Under Construction page text, which can be manually modified from your side). You can customize "Under Construction" page within the list of pages in the "Pages" tab.
"Using Permalinks" - this option allows you to select whether or not the URLs are optimised for Search Engines.
"Activate Password Protected Pages" - this option allows you to password protect your pages with visibility set to "General password". You are able to set general password when this option is enabled. You can modify "Password Protected" page within the list of pages in the Pages tab.
This menu item allows you to verify your site in Google and make a tracking statistics of your site's visitors.
In order to configure mentioned features please enter Settings - Analytics menu item.
There are presented four main blocks: "Google Analytics", "Google Webmaster", "Yandex.Metrica" and "Yandex.Webmaster".
"Google Analytics" field require's "Tracking ID" from your Google Analytics account. If you haven't created your Google Analytics account - please use the following link.
"Google Webmaster" field require's "HTML Tag" from your Google Webmaster account. If you haven't created your Google Webmaster account yet - please use the following link.
"Yandex.Metrica" field require's Counter ID from your Yandex account. If you haven't created your Yandex.Metrica account yet - please use the following link.
"Counter Settings" - this feature allows you to enable the following options for Yandex.Metrica: 1) webvisor, scroll map, form analysis; 2) hash tracking in the browser address bar.
"Yandex.Webmaster" field require's Verification Code from your Yandex account. If you haven't created your Yandex.Webmaster account yet - please use the following link.
This menu item allows you to automatically update your admin panel up to the latest version.
If you use outdated version - you will be informed, that a new version is available for download. Please click "Install Now" button to proceed.
If you use the latest version - you will be informed, that your product is up to date.
You may also notice a notification message on the top side of your site’s Control Panel: “latest version” is now available for download. If you wish to install the latest update - please click "Install Now" button. Otherwise you can simply ignore message or hide it, using "Ignore Release" button.
You can also close the notification message by using X button. You won’t see the notification during next 24 hours.
Please be informed, that you can update your version anytime, if you enter the Settings - Update menu item, where such an option is available.
When you click "Install Now" button - system will download the latest update. You will see the following notification: "Downloading update. Please wait".
Then system will download the latest update. If everything was done correctly - you will see the following notification: "Update was made successfully. Click the button below to continue using MotoCMS".
In order to enter your profile please click on the "My Profile" button on the top right part of the site's Control Panel.
Profile menu item contains your personal details and language settings.
"Name" - this field reflects your profile title.
"Email" - this field contains your e-mail account details. Email is your login to the site's Control Panel. If your forgot password - you will receive new password on the email, which is specified within the "Email" section.
"Password" field allows you to change your password to the site's Control Panel. If you wish to change your password details - please click the "Change Password" button.
You need to specify your current password, new password and re-type a new password. Then you need to cliсk a "Save" button.
"Personal Settings" block allows you to change language. Please be informed that it won't change the language for entire site - this language section affects only your authorization form language: login form to the site's Control Panel, forgot password form, send mail form etc.
If you wish to logout your site's Control Panel - please click "Log Out" button.
You will see login authentication screen, where you need to specify your login access details. If you accidentally forgot your password details - please click "Forgot Password?" button.
You need to specify your Email account details and click "Reset Your Password" button. Please be informed that you need to use the same Email, which is used as login to your site's Control Panel.
Please enter your email account, where you can find message containing instructions on how to reset your password. You need to click "Reset Password" link in order to proceed.
If everything was done correctly - you will see "Password Reset" form, where you need to specify your new password and re-type your new password. Please click "Save" button in order to proceed.
Please be informed that fields are case-sensitive. It means that Moto, MoTo and MOTO are different passwords.
Please note: If you haven't used link for more than 24 hours - you will see the following notification: This link has expired. It means that you need to reset your password once again and receive new reset instructions on your email account.
5. Code Injection
This menu item allows you to inject custom code into the header/footer area for all site's pages.
If you paste the code into the "Header" field - it will be injected into the 'head' tag on every page of your site.
If you paste the code into the "Footer" field - it will be injected before the </body> tag on every page of your site.
"Execute injected code in the control panel" - this feature affects both injected code of Header/Footer section for separate page (Page properties - Code Injection) and injected code for all pages of your site (Settings - Code Injection). If disabled - injected codes won't have any effect on the site's pages.
"Execute the entered code within the "Embed" widget in the Control Panel" - this feature allows you to enable/disable execution of code within all Embed widgets on the site.
This menu item allows you to configure "SMTP Server Settings" for your Contact Form widget.
If "Use SMTP Server" feature is enabled, all Contact Form widgets and Forgot Password feature will use your server's SMTP settings.
You can use 3 types of SMTP connection: "None" (by default), "TLS" or "SSL".
This menu item allows you to configure commentary feature on your site through the "Disqus" widget.
You need to enter your Disqus account, copy "Shortname", paste it within the "Shortname" field and apply the results.
If you haven't created such "Shortname" yet - enter your account, choose Settings and click "Add Disqus to Site" button.
This menu item allows you to implement "301 redirect" for each page of your site.
You can add new redirect using "Add" button.
"Old URL" field must contain URL details, which redirects visitor to the new URL. System will automatically adjust input data according to the current location of the site. For example, if you use /page-1 within the Old URL field, system will process it as http://www.example.com/page-1. System uses path from Settings - Website Address field.
New URL field must contain destination URL, where visitor will be redirected after visiting the Old URL. You can use 3 types of redirect for the New URL:
- absolute path
- relative path, based on the domain name
- relative path, based on the current location of the siten.
"Absolute path" means the use of complete page URL (example: http://www.example.com/page-2).
Old URL: /page-1
New URL: http://www.example.com/page-2
"Relative path, based on the domain name".You can redirect visitor relatively to the domain name by specifying page’s name with / sign (example: /page-2). If your domain name is www.example.com and New URL is /page-2 - visitor will be redirected to the http://www.example.com/page-2. If your site is located in the subfolder (example: http://www.example.com/subfolder/page-2) - system will still redirect visitor according to the related domain name http://www.example.com/page-2.
Old URL: /page-1
New URL: /page-2
"Relative path, based on the current location of the site". You can redirect visitor relatively to the current location of your site specifying page’s name without / sign (example: page-2). If your domain name is http://www.example.com/subfolder (where “subfolder” is your site’s folder) and New URL is page-2 - visitor will be redirected to the http://www.example.com/subfolder/page-2. System uses path from Settings - Website Address field.
Old URL: /page-1
New URL: page-2
"WildCard" allows to redirect user from bunch of URLs based on defined mask. As example, there is a list of links, which should redirect to the http://www.example.com/events:
To do this you need to specify * sign after /calendar-for-groups/ within the Old URL field. All links, which contain /calendar-for-groups/, will automatically redirect users to the /events page.
Old URL: /calendar-for-groups/*
New URL: /events
"Disable WildCard". System processes asterisk * in URL as WildCard expression by default. If disabled, it will consider asterisk as part of the URL address.
As example, specifying http://example.com/profile/Nice* in the New URL field will lead to the page /Nice*