Your X-Cart store uses some pages with static content.


There are two basic types of such pages:

  • content pages ("Terms & Conditions", "Shipping", etc.);

  • service pages (like the "404 Page Not Found" page).

Both these types of pages can be accessed and managed via the "Content Pages" tab of the "Menus & Pages" page (Store Design > Menus & Pages).

The "Content Pages" tab of the "Menus & Pages" page (Store Design > Menus & Pages) provides you with full control over content pages: you can edit any existing content pages, or add more content pages should you require them. You can disable and re-enable such pages at any time, and you have full control of their content and layout. For detailed information, see:

As to service pages, the "Content Pages" tab currently allows you to manage only the 404 "Page Not Found" page. For obvious reasons, this page cannot be disabled, but you do have control of its content and layout:

Adding a New Content Page

In addition to the standard pages like "404", "Shipping" and "Terms and conditions", you can add content pages of your own.

To add a new page:

  1. Go to the Content Pages tab of the Pages & Menus page.

  2. Click Add new.

    A form allowing you to specify the new page information opens:

  3. Complete the form fields with the information you require.

    • Name: Specify the page name.

    • Enabled: Use the checkbox to specify whether the page needs to be active (accessible to visitors). You will be able to change this at any time later.

    • CleanURL: Specify a clean URL for the page (a human-readable SEO-friendly URL, typically based on the page name). The URL can be configured manually (by editing the field contents directly) or generated automatically (by enabling the "Autogenerate Clean URL" option below before saving the page details). Important: The Clean URLs feature needs to be enabled at your store for this setting to work.

      For information about adjusting clean URL-related settings, see Setting Up SEO-friendly Clean URLs.

    • Content: Add the page content you require. Use the text editor facilities to embed images, tables, and videos into the page content if necessary.

    • Content page title: Specify the page title as it should be displayed to customers. If left blank, X-Cart will use the page name as Page Title.

    • Meta keywords: Add keywords to describe the content shortly and concisely for search engines. Use lower case and commas to separate values.

    • Meta description: Select whether you wish to use an autogenerated or custom meta description for the page. The default autogenerated meta description will copy the page content. If you choose to use a custom meta description, you will be able to adjust this value manually as you require.

    • Open Graph Image: Add an image to be used on the page preview when sharing a link in networks.

    • Open Graph meta tags: Select whether you wish to use autogenerated or custom Open Graph meta tags for the page. The default autogenerated tags will be based on the general page details. If you need to adjust the default set of tags, use the Custom option.

    • Show social buttons: If enabled, the page will embed the social share buttons enabled via the Go Social add-on.

  4. Click Save.

Editing Content Pages

It is possible to edit existing content pages.

To edit a content page:

  1. Go to the Content Pages tab of the Pages & Menus page.

  2. Click on the name of the content page that needs to be edited.

  3. A page with the details of the content page opens.

  4. Edit the content page properties as you require. For example, you can change the page name, availability status (enabled / disabled), clean URL, content, title, meta keywords and meta descriptions. Also, you can add an Open Graph image and meta tags to configure the page preview for networks as described here.

  5. Click Save or Save & Close.
    The Save button will update the page content, while the Save & Close button will also forward you back to the listing page.

Managing the Availability of Content Pages

(Hide content page, Disable / Re-enable content page)

Only enabled (active) content pages can be accessed by visitors. If you need to temporarily hide a content page from view, you need to disable it. While a content page is disabled, visitors trying to access it will see the "Page Not Found" page content instead.

To disable a content page:

  1. Go to the Content Pages tab of the Pages & Menus page.

  2. On the list of content pages, find the page that needs to be disabled and switch its status to "disabled" (grey).

  3. Click Save changes.

The page will be disabled.

To re-enable a hidden content page, follow the same procedure - just be sure to reset the status property of the page to "enabled" (green) in step 2.

Deleting Content Pages

If you no longer require a content page, you can delete it.

After a page is deleted, visitors trying to access it will see the "Page Not Found" page content instead.

To delete a content page:

  1. Go to the Content Pages tab of the Pages & Menus page.

  2. On the list of content pages, find the page that needs to be deleted and click on the Trash icon opposite the page name. The page will be marked for deletion.

  3. Click Save changes.

Changing the Order of Content Pages

It is possible to change the order in which content pages are listed in the Admin area:

  1. Go to the Content Pages tab of the Pages & Menus page.

  2. Use the four-headed arrow controls to drag-n-drop the content pages to their new positions on the list.

  3. Click Save changes.

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