Basic settings

The basic settings of your website are easy to configure. You can change basic site information such as Site name and other default settings easily.

From the Admin toolbar, click Manage » Configuration » System » Basic site settings

The form fields provide helpful descriptions, but you may find more context and information about some of them described below.

  • Site name
    Your site name appears in the your site's header by default, though you may choose to display a logo instead of the site name.
  • Site subname
    How this is displayed depends on your theme settings.
  • Email address
    This email address will be used by default as the "from" address in automated emails your site may send.
  • Default front page
    Set to the path of the page you want to designate as your main homepage (e.g. "/home").
  • Error pages
    You can optionally designate a page to serve as the "access denied" or "page not found" error pages. These are not commonly customized.
  • Google Analytics
    You can enter a tracking or measurement ID from your Google Analytics account. Our SEO documentation has more information on how to obtain the tracking or measurement ID.
  • Search Engines
    If you want to register control of your site with Google and Bing, you can enter the verification IDs here to prove you control the site. This can be useful if you want more insight and control of how those search engines interact with your site.
    You can also control your sites visibility to search engines. Some search engines may not respect this setting, and if they have already indexed your site, it may take some time before they remove it from their index.
  • Link Behavior
    The default value for these options is what WDS recommends.
  • Use hierarchical taxonomy vocabularies
    This setting only modifies behavior if you have taxonomy terms with parent/child relationships (hierarchy). If you do, and this setting is enabled, content list blocks that are filtered by a parent term will also include content tagged with descendant terms. The same is true for A term is an individual item that belongs to some taxonomy vocabulary, typically used for categorizing content. For example, a vocabulary "Colors" may have terms in it "Red", "Green", "Blue". detail pages, which display all content tagged with that term and its descendants.
  • Automatically convert straight quotes to smart quotes
    Used to enable the "smart quotes" feature, which converts straight quotation and apostrophes to their typically curly versions.