Setting page options
Content editors configure page-specific metatags and URL alias for search engine optimization, as well as display elements such as the title, breadcrumbs, and last updated date. The controls for these display elements are in the right sidebar of a page’s Edit and Create interfaces, as shown below:
A page URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the machine-based path to a specific page (example: www.example.edu/1234). A URL alias provides a more understandable name to the content (example: www.example.edu/about-us).
By default, a URL alias derives automatically from the page title. This can be overridden under the “URL alias” section by unchecking “Generate automatic URL alias” and supplying your own string. For more information on URL aliases, read 15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs.
Some pages may not require a visual title (which normally displays in large sans-serif font, below the breadcrumb trail and above page content). One example would be a landing page whose content starts with a hero image. To disable page titles on specific pages, uncheck the corresponding box under “Page display options.”
For accessibility, the page title will still be present in the page markup, but visually hidden.
Note that there is no option to display the page title in a different location than its default. To locate a page title elsewhere on the page, accomplish this by using a Basic block field containing text and create a “Heading 1” item from the rich text toolbar.
On pages where it is important indicate when the page was last updated, editors can print the updated timestamp as shown below.
To toggle this display, navigate to the editing interface of any page (Look for the “Edit” tab above the page content) and go to the “Page display options” vertical tab:
Notes on the last updated date functionality
This functionality come from the Last updated Drupal module
The location of the last updated date can be changed by users with access to Structure > Block layout (
On Flex Pages, content editors can optionally position the last updated date within the layout by choosing Layout > Add block > Last updated date
Who can manage content type defaults?
Developers and site builders who have access to content type configuration can set whether the title, breadcrumbs, and last-updated date display. To change any of these values: navigate to Manage > Content Types (
admin/content/types) and go to the “Edit” page for the desired content type.