Settings - Content management

On this page, you can edit the following settings related to content management and workflows:


New page order

Specifies the default order used when inserting new pages. Possible values are:

  • First - new pages are added to the first position on the given level of the content tree.
  • Last - pages are added to the end of the given content tree level.
  • Alphabetical - pages are inserted to the appropriate alphabetical position based on their name.

Prompt to save changes on exit

If enabled, users are notified when leaving a modified page in editing mode with unsaved changes.

Allow global categories

Indicates if the use of global categories, i.e. categories shared across all websites in the system, should be enabled for the website selected in the Site drop-down list (or for all websites that inherit the setting if (global) is selected in the drop-down list).

On-site editing

Enable On-site editing

Indicates whether the website’s pages should be editable through a special interface directly on the live site. On-site editing allows authorized users to make changes to page content, manage pages and even configure the properties of web parts.

Enable On-site editing button

When enabled along with on-site editing, the Edit page button is displayed in the corner of pages on the live site for users who are authorized as editors. Clicking the button opens the on‑site editing interface.

If you do not wish to use this button, users can alternatively access on-site editing mode through links provided by the Edit page link or Admin actions web part, or by manually going to the following URL: http://<domain>/<virtual directory>/cmsedit

Mobile development

Enable device profiles

Enable this setting if you want to use device profiles on the website. Device profiles allow you to customize the layout and content of pages for specific devices. The system automatically assigns a device profile to each visitor according to the parameters of the device they use to view the page.

You can define device profiles in the Device profiles application.

Enable layout mapping

If enabled, pages with shared page layouts automatically use replacement layouts according to the layout mappings set for individual device profiles.

To configure the layout mappings of a device profile, edit it in the Device profiles application and open the Layout mapping tab.

Resize images according to device profile

If enabled, the system automatically resizes images to match device profiles. This reduces the maximum side size of images to the larger of the dimensions set for the used device profile (Preview width or Preview height).

Note: The resizing only works for images loaded through one of the Kentico system pages (getattachment, getmetafile, getmedia, etc.). The feature cannot resize images that use web links or direct paths in their source.

You can disable the resizing for individual images by adding the resizemode=1 query string parameter to the image source URL.

Content management UI

Check page permissions

If enabled, only pages for which the current user has the Read permission are displayed in the content tree (in the Pages application in the editing and listings modes and in various dialogs where the content tree is displayed).

In case that a user doesn’t have the Read permissions for any page at all, a message is displayed instead of the content tree, saying that they are not authorized to modify any page. If a user has the Read permission for a child page but not for its parent, the child page is not displayed as well.

Max tree nodes

The maximum number of pages that will be displayed under an unfolded page in the tree view. If the number of pages exceeds the maximum number, a link that takes you to the page list is displayed after the allowed number of records.

Display linked icon

Display not translated icon

Display redirected icon

Display published icon

Display version not published icon

Display not published icon

Display archived icon

Display checked out icon

These settings indicate if special icons should be displayed in the content tree next to pages under the specified conditions.

Learn more about the icons in Configuring page status icons.


Send workflow e-mails

Indicates if the workflow e-mail notification should be sent.

Send workflow e-mails from

E-mail address of the workflow e-mails sender. You can also use the Someone<> format.

Use automatic version numbering

If you use workflow without content locking, automatic version numbering will be used by default.

Use check-in/check-out

Indicates if content locking (check-in/check-out) should be used with page types that use versioning. Content locking allows content editors to lock the page for editing so that the other editors cannot modify the page at the same time.

Version history length

Specifies maximum number of versions in the page history. If the number of versions exceeds the specified maximum number, the older versions are destroyed.

Allow permanent preview links

Indicates if page preview links remain usable even if page workflow cycle is restarted (when pages in Published/Archived workflow step are switched to the Edit step). If disabled, new preview links are generated in this situation and the original ones are no longer usable.