How to add an abbreviated page title and page summary

How to create a shorter alternate title and page summary

Use these instructions to create an alternate abbreviated title for a page. This shorter title replaces the page's full title in the breadcrumb trail and the expandable tree navigation on the left-hand side of the page. The full page title will show up in search results and will show at the top of the page when people navigate to it. Abbreviated titles can help a navigation section look cleaner and simpler and reduce the length of the breadcrumb trail.

A page summary appears below the page title in search results and in some page display options, and also appears as a summary description of news, blog or forum posts that appear in your homepage news or other content subscriptions. Writing a page summary will give your readers a quick idea of the contents of your page.

When a page summary is added, it overrides the thumbnail image created from the page content. If you want to have a thumbnail image and a page summary, add the image into the page summary area as well.

Create an abbreviated title and page summary

  • Step 1: In edit mode, click on "All settings" in the bottom right of the settings area. The settings dialog will appear.
  • Step 2: Click on "Summary" on the left side of the dialog box.
  • Step 3: In the "Abbreviated title" box type in a shorter page name.
    • Example: For a page titled "How to insert links" type in "Insert links" as the abbreviated title.
  • Step 4: In the "Summary text" box, type in a summary of the page contents. Add an image here as well if you want to have a thumbnail image appear with the summary.
  • Step 5: Click "Done" at the bottom right of the dialog.
  • Step 6: Continue editing or click "Save" at the top right of the page.