Once logged-in to the site, click UXi® Settings from the admin menu. Setting up the company info here is an important step in building a new site. Much of the information entered here effects what is displayed on the site. These settings can be changed at any time. In some cases, the marketing team will have to enter this information after the initial site build.


  To get started, click UXi® Settings > Company Info.


General Settings

Add a Site Title: The Site Title generates the default site title.

Add a Site RSS Feed Description: The RSS Description can be entered but does not display by default except in the site's RSS feed.

Add an Administrator Email: Enter the client’s primary e-mail address here. In cases where the client would rather not receive any e-mail notifications, enter the e-mail address of the site's Marketing Executive.
  1. UXi currently only uses this email for form notifications when the {admin_email} label is used. 

Icon Settings

Upload a Favicon: This image will display next to the site title in the browser tab. For best results use a 16px x 16px PNG image.

Upload a Touch Icon: This image will display as a desktop icon if someone bookmarks the site on their mobile device. For best results, use a 196px x 196px PNG image.

Enabel Top Rated Local Badge: Check this option to display the Top Rated Local badge in the bottom right corner of the site. The badge will display only if the site has an active Top Rated Local account.

Reading Settings

Set the Front Page displays: These settings control what will display as the front page. To use a custom UXi homepage, select the second option.

  • Your Latest Posts will display a simple loop of blog posts as the homepage (used for blog-only sites)
  • Static Page will display the page selected below (This is the go-to setting for the majority of UXi sites.)
Select a page to display as Home. Set up a custom homepage. UXi Rainmaker sites come with a pre-built customized homepage that can be edited using the front-end editor.

Select a page to display posts. Setting up this page to display the site's posts is a must.  Links to specific blog categories can be linked in navigation, but a page must be selected here to display the default archive of all posts. When setup, this posts page can also have a custom layout built and edited using the front-end editor.

Enter a page title for the posts page. This will set the SEO page title for the blog page.

Enter a meta description for the posts page. This will set the SEO meta description for the blog page.


Remember, a Posts Page must be set for each site to create a page that displays all posts.



Blog Posts Shown: Select how many blog posts are displayed on the Posts page, the testimonial archive, and any blog category archive.

Syndication Items Shown: Select how many articles display on each page of the site's RSS feed.


Discussion Settings

These settings determine if site users can view and or leave comments on pages & posts. How these settings are used are up to the client and marketing executive. Sites that actively drive conversation among users should both display existing comments AND allow users the option to leave new ones.

Display comments site-wide: Select this option to display existing approved comments on blog posts.

Allow people to post comments on new articles: Select this to allow site users to comment on blog posts.

Users must be registered and logged in to comment: Select this option if you only want registered users who are logged in to the site to leave comments.



 Note: Comments can also be controlled by making a post PRIVATE, which requires the appropriate password before a comment is allowed.


Permalink Settings

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual blog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings.

 

The default setting is Post Name. This simply uses the post's title for the URL.


The other most common option is Custom Structure: This is a great solution for sites that have SEO-related categories is to use a custom structure that includes categories. This is done using the custom structure option and /%category%/%postname%/


As an example, consider a blog article titled "Welcome to UXi® Help & Docs!" in the category of "help"


Facebook / Twitter Image

Add the image that will appear when a link is shared on Facebook and or Twitter and no image is specified on an individual page/post. 


Use images that are at least 1200 x 630 pixels for the best display on high resolution devices.


At the minimum, you should use images that are 600 x 315 pixels.


If your image is smaller than 600 x 315 px, it will still display in the link page post, but the size will be much smaller. Try to keep your images as close to 1.91:1 aspect ratio as possible to display the full image in News Feed without any cropping.

 


Facebook

Facebook Open Graph meta tags are included in your page’s HTML and allow the Facebook Crawler to generate previews when your content is shared on Facebook.


Twitter

With Twitter Cards, you can attach rich photos, videos and media experience to Tweets that drive traffic to your website. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpage, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a "Card" added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers. For more information regarding Twitter Cards, see the Twitter Cards Documentation page.


Media Settings

Here you will set the image sizes for uploads. When you upload an image to the media library, multiple versions of each upload are created. Then when using the Add Media feature, a different version of the full-size image can be added. These settings control what those sizes are.

  • Thumbnail: Default image size,can be used when adding an image to a page or post via the Add Media option.
  • Medium: Default image size,can be used when adding an image to a page or post via the Add Media option.
  • Large: Default image size,can be used when adding an image to a page or post via the Add Media option.
  • Gallery: The size of a thumbnail in an image gallery.
  • Slideshow Thumbnail: The size of a thumbnail displayed below an image slideshow.
  • Featured Images: The size of featured images.
    • Archive: The size of a featured image displayed on an archive of posts (the blog page, for example).
    • Single: The size of a featured image displayed on a single blog post.
    • Page: The size of a featured image displayed on a page.

Google

Entering the client's information here will allow the UXi® site to display their Google+ Profile rich snippet in their search results, link the site to the Google Analytics, Facebook, and Remarketing campaigns.

  1. Create a link to your Google+ profile: Add the client's Google+ URL here.
    To use the publisher page, add a reciprocal link back from your profile to the site(s) you just updated.
    1. Login to the client's account and edit the Contributor To section.
    2. In the dialog that appears, click Add custom link, and then enter the website URL.
    3. If you want, click the drop-down list to specify who can see the link.
    4. Click Save.
  2. Add the Google Publisher Page URL from the client's Google+ profile.
  3. Add the Site Verification Meta Tag

Here are some helpful resources to help.


Site Verification Tag

Typically, UXi sites are verified using Google Analytics, However, if that's not an option, simply enter the custom string provided by Google. Please do not enter the full HTML tag. This will output the verification link in the site's <head> tag.


Analytics

Enter the universal tracking code from Google Analytics. This is the last code output in the site's <head> tag.


Tag Manager

If the account is using Google's Tag Manager, enter the tracking code here. This is the first code output in the site's <body> tag.


Remarketing

Enter the remarketing code from Google AdWords. This is the last code output in the site's <body> tag.