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Edit a Page’s Summary

Almost all content in the CMS, even files to download, will need a summary. Summaries are displayed in collections, tables of contents, search results, and possibly other locations.

A summary is just that—a brief description (usually one sentence) that adds a little more information to the title. It should never repeat the title.

Keep in mind that if you do not add a summary to a content item, Ektron will—and it probably won’t be pretty, as the first 300 characters or so of the page will be displayed, regardless of their content or completeness.

Adding a Summary

Open the content block for editing, either from the web browser or from the Workarea. 

When you open a content block for editing, you will be in the Content tab, where the main content is entered and edited.

Follow this process:

  • After you have finished editing your content, click on the Summary tab, which is just to the right of the Content tab.

the Summary tab

  • Enter a short summary of your content (one short sentence). Do not repeat the page title—make sure the description has meaning.

When you submit the content block for approval, the summary will be reviewed along with your main content.

Note: Sometimes you may notice that the wrong description, or no description at all, displays under a link in one of your collections, possibly in the highlights collection on your home page. When you see an incorrect summary displayed, you will need to edit that linked item and change its summary, using the instructions above.

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