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Working with Settings in Weebly

The Settings tab is used to change minor details about how your website is seen in a web browser, such as how your website interacts with search engines like Google or the Bing Network. The Settings tab appears in a popup which is broken into four sections: General, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Members, and Blog.

General Settings

In the General tab, you can change various pieces of information that appear publicly to your visitors.
  • Site Title - This is the title of the page that will appear in the browser title bar. It will also appear as the title text at the top of your pages. If you do not want the title to show, simply uncheck the box.

  • Site Category - Set the type of website you will have, such as an online store, business, personal, or blog, to get a custom experience.

  • Mobile - You may not have realized that while you were building your website with Weebly, you were also creating a mobile-optimized version of that website. Having this box checked will make sure that your visitors are properly directed to the mobile version of your site when they visit using a mobile device. This box is checked by default. If you don't want a mobile-enabled site, simply uncheck this box, and mobile visitors will be directed to your full site instead.

  • Favicon (premium feature) - The favicon is a small logo that appears in your browser's address bar next to your site's URL. If you have a premium account, you will be able to upload your own icon.

  • Site Password - Here you can set a password that will allow you to password protect pages.

  • Navigation - This checkbox will group pages that do not appear in your site navigation under a More tab.

  • Archive - Enter an email address you would like to send a .zip file of your website to. The .zip contains the HTML, CSS and all images for the site.

  • Site Formatting - Set how the dates and times will be displayed as well as the timezone. Here you can also change the language of the site and the editor.

  • Cookie Notification - Allows you to add a notification about browser cookies and then the message that is displayed.

  • Un-publish - Shows the last date the site was published and the option to remove the site from publication.

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    The SEO tab is all about making your site more visible to search engines. This is where you can provide keywords about your site for the search engines to index.

    • Site Description - In this field, you can give a brief description for your website. This description will appear directly below your search result in search engines, allowing your visitors to know what your site is about before clicking your link.

    • Meta Keywords - These keywords will not appear on your website directly, but they are visible to the search engines and will aid in indexing your site so that visitors can find your site in a search.

    • Footer Code - If you have code for services such as Google Analytics to assist in tracking visitors, this is where you will want to place that code.

    • Header Code - This area, similar to your footer code, is used for special services. Typically header code is used for Google Webmaster Tools. However, there are various other types of code available for use in the site header.

    • Hide Site from Search Engines - Checking this box will restrict search engine robots from indexing your website entirely.

    • 301 Redirects - This link will allow you to create a redirect to another page. This can be useful if you are moving your site to another platform.

    Members Settings

    Weebly's Members is a premium feature which is available with the Weebly Pro upgrade for $10.49/month. For more information on how to upgrade, please see:
    • Add from CSV - Uploads a CSV file of members' names, email address, and group. To send an email to the imported members check the box to Email members an invitation to log in.

    • Show "Log In" in site menu - Will let members that have registered on your site to be able to log in.

    • Allow people to register with your site - If checked this will let anyone register on your site as a Members. The following options will then be available.

      • Require approval - Require that new members be manually approved.
      • Default Group for New Members - New members will automatically be added a group.
    • Members - Manually add people as members to the site, allow which pages, and groups the member should have access to.

    • Groups - Here you can set up the various groups your site will use for its members. You can set the pages that the group can view and add existing members to the group.

    Blog Settings

    In this section, you can select and control how your blog will appear.

    • Posts per page - Change the number of posts that are displayed on the blog.

    • Post share buttons - Toggle the social media share buttons for blog posts. Here you can select if the Facebook or Twitter icon appear.

    • Blog sidebar - Toggle the default blog sidebar to display or not.

    • Post head code - Add HTML code to be applied to the header of the blog posts.

    • Post fooder code - Add HTML code to be applied to the footer of the blog posts.

    • Commenting system - Choose between the Default, Disqus, and Facebook comment systems. Changing the system from Default will change the remaining options listed below.

    • Comment default - New comment threads can be set to be open to allow further discussion, closed for a single comment thread, or requiring approval.

    • Auto close comments - Comments can be set to never close or to automatically close in 30, 60, or 90 days after it was made.

    • Spam protection - Option to change CAPTCHA for comments to Smart, Always, or Never show.

    • Spam moderation - Select the type of moderation for spam comments to either be Smart Moderation or to Never Moderate.

    • Notify me of new comments - Sends an email to the email listed upon any new comments made to the blog.