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 Property ID
    To get a Google Analytics Property ID, register your site with Google Analytics, or if you already have registered your site, go to your Google Analytics Settings page to see the ID next to every site profile. Find more information in the documentation. Note that the default property ID of UA-53634508-2 is a placeholder value associated with WDS and should be replaced with your own.
  • Site Verification
    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.
  • 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.