Adding Page Variants to a Page

The Page Variants tab of the detail view allows for explicitly assigning a page variant to a page.

Note: Only published page variants will actually be visible online, irrespective of their page assignments.

Restricting Available Page Variants

To restrict the set of assignable page variants:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Pages.
    This opens the Pages tree view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the page you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Constraints tab.
    This displays the list of page templates based on which you can assign page variants to the current page.
  4. Select the page templates you intend to allow.
    Mark or unmark, respectively, the checkbox(es) of the corresponding page templates.
  5. Click Apply to save your settings.
    Otherwise, click Reset to discard your changes.
Note: A selected checkbox makes the page variants based on the corresponding page template available for being assigned to the current page. An unmarked checkbox, however, restricts page variants based on the corresponding page template from being available for assignments to the current page.

Adding Existing Page Variants

To add an existing page variant to a page:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Pages.
    This opens the Pages tree view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the page you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Page Variants tab.
    This displays the page variants assigned to the page in a list view.
  4. Click Assign.
    This displays the Assign Page Variant dialog. Below the visibility section, this dialog lists the available page variants. If necessary, you can restrict the result list specifying a name and/or a page type.
  5. Set the visibility period and priority as required.
  6. Select the page variants to be assigned to the page.
  7. Click Assign.
    The page variants are added to the current page.

Adding New Page Variants

To create a new page variant directly associated to the current page:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Pages.
    This opens the Pages tree view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the page you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Page Variants tab.
    This displays the page variants assigned to the page in a list view.
  4. Click New.
    This displays the New Page Variant dialog.
  5. Edit the page variant details as necessary.
    Specify a name, edit the ID as required, select a page template, define the publishing period, and set the visibility period and priority.
  6. Click Apply.
    This creates the new page variant and opens it in the page variant detail view, ready for further editing, see Editing Page Variants. To return to the Page detail view, click Back to List.

Moving Page Variants

In the context of pages, assigned page variants can be moved to another page. To do so:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Pages.
    This opens the Pages tree view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the page you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Page Variants tab.
    This displays the page variants assigned to the page in a list view.
  4. Select the assignment you intend to move.
    Select the checkbox of the intended page variant assignment.
  5. Click Edit Selected.
    This displays the available batch processes.
  6. Select Assign the selected page variants to pages or Move the selected page variants to pages, then click Next.
    This opens the wizard to assign the current page variant to a page.
    • Assign will assign the page variant to the new page and keep the original assignment.

    • Move will unassign the page variant from the original page and re-assign it only to the new page.

  7. Select the intended page, and click Next to continue.
  8. Set the visibility period and priority as required, and click Finish.
    The page variant is assigned to the new target page, and the assignment to the previous page is removed.

Setting Page Variant Priority

In case multiple page variants are assigned to one page with overlapping visibility periods, the priority determines which of the page variants scheduled to be online should actually be displayed. To set the priority of assigned page variants:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Pages.
    This opens the Pages tree view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the page you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Page Variants tab.
    This displays the page variants assigned to the page in a list view.
  4. In the page variant list, use the arrow buttons in the Priority column to change the page variant priority.
    Clicking an arrow button moves the corresponding page variant up or down, immediately changing the visibility priority.

Setting Page Variant Visibility

Visibility refers to the availability of the page variant in a certain context, i.e., within a page. In fact, the visibility defines the validity period of a page variant-page association. In case multiple page variants are assigned to one page with overlapping visibility periods, the priority determines which of the page variants scheduled to be online should actually be displayed. For page variants to be visible in the storefront, the publishing period and the visibility period and priority must match.

To set the visibility of assigned components:

  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Pages.
    This opens the Pages tree view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the page you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Page Variants tab.
    This displays the page variants assigned to the page in a list view.
  4. Click the visibility date of the intended page variant.
    This opens the Priority and Visibility dialog.
  5. Edit the page variant visibility period and priority as necessary.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.
    Otherwise, click Cancel to discard the changes.

Unassigning Page Variants From Pages

To remove a page variant assignment from a page:
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Pages.
    This opens the Pages tree view.
  2. Click the name or ID of the page you intend to edit.
    This opens the Content tab of the detail view.
  3. Change to the Page Variants tab.
    This displays the page variants assigned to the page in a list view.
  4. Select the assignment you intend to remove.
    Select the checkbox of the intended page variant assignment.
  5. Click Unassign, and confirm the operation.
    The selected page variant is unassigned from the current page.