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Change a Page’s Summary

For content you are editing and content you are creating, you will need to add a summary. Summaries are displayed in collections, tables of contents, search results, and possibly other locations.

Remember 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.

To add a summary, you will need to have the content block open for editing. You can open it for editing from the browser or the Workarea. You will see the following screen: 

Editing window

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

Typically, you will also copy this summary and paste it in the Description field of the Metadata tab, just to the right of the Summary tab.

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

Note: Sometimes you will see that a summary needs to be added because the wrong content or no content displays under a link in one of your collections, possibly the highlights collection on your home page. When you see an incorrect summary displayed, you know you will need to open that content block and change the summary, using the instructions above. From the collection, you can simply follow the link above the summary that needs to be changed.

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