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Headings, Links and Summaries

The "Summary" section of the editor is where you set the article heading and other optional elements.


The heading text in iCM supplies the article title. The title will generally appear at the top of the page, often as the <h1> element. The heading text is also used whenever a link to the article is output. For example:

  • in site menus
  • as the title of the article when it appears in lists, search results, or in another template
  • as the link to the article when it is used in article inlines or related to another article
  • in the article URL of the browser's address bar if no friendly URL has been defined
  • in breadcrumb navigation

Alternate Link

The alternate link text can be used to override the heading, when the heading would appear as a link. The alternate link text does not appear on the page of the article itself. Alternate link text is generally used so that articles with long headings can have alternative, shorter titles that would look better in your site navigation.

The two images below show an article with a long heading being overridden by alternate link text. Note the breadcrumb and left hand navigation menu in the second image.

Article Heading and Link Text


Alternate Link Text used in the Menu and Breadcrumb

Friendly URL

A friendly URL is designed to supply an optional version of the article's URL that is easy to read and remember. All articles created in iCM have an article ID which can be used to access them. If you look in the address bar for this article, you'll see the ID is 6536.

A friendly URL can be used instead of the article ID. For example is much easier to remember than

Introductory Text

Introductory text appears above the main page body content and provides a general introduction to the article. The text may appear in a contrasting style, depending upon your site's theme. It has a maximum length of 1,000 characters.

Summary Text

Article summary text does not generally appear when viewing the article for which it is entered. It is used when the article appears elsewhere on the site, like in search results or in lists. It also has a maximum length of 1,000 characters.

Last modified on 22 February 2023

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