The Doc settings allow you to control the settings that apply to that specific Doc. In this article, we'll discuss the five tabs of these settings: Basics, Marketing, Navigation, Lead generation, and Access control.
💡 Working on a new Foleon Doc? Make sure to take the Doc settings into consideration when creating your content.
You can access the Doc settings by clicking menu and then Doc settings.
Foleon Doc name & Foleon Doc alias
Rename or determine the Foleon Doc name in the URL via the Foleon Doc alias field. The name of your Foleon Doc is visible on the tab in the browser and, for instance, in your social media posts. The Foleon Doc alias is part of the URL.
Please make sure that the Foleon Doc alias is unique to the project you are working on. If you have multiple docs with the same alias in a project, you might encounter issues with opening the preview.
When the URL has already been shared, we don’t recommend changing the alias. The URL that has been shared will no longer be available.
The language of your Foleon Doc can also be set here. All standard system texts in a Doc will be visible in the language that is selected. These are, for instance, the words Pages and Editions under the hamburger menu. Your content editor will always be displayed in English.
To help search engines understand the language in which your content is written, we set an HTML lang attribute. This improves your Doc's visibility and relevancy in search results for visitors who speak that language. Good to know: we don't set an hreflang attribute.
Every Foleon Doc has cookies, and according to the GDPR regulation, you need to inform your readers about these cookies. You can inform them using the cookie consent pop-up in the Doc settings. When entering the Doc, this message will pop up on the screen. The reader has to accept the cookies in order to open the Doc. Read more about setting up the Cookie consent.
A UTM code is a snippet of simple code that you can add to the end of a URL to improve attribution when tracking the performance of campaigns and content. Do you have external links in your content, and do you want to track the traffic from your Foleon Doc to these web pages? The UTM code field will help you out.Read about UTM codes in our blog: Use UTM Codes to Determine the Origin of Your Traffic
Search engine visibility
Foleon Docs are optimised for search engines, but are not crawled and indexed by default. This means that your content won't be publicly available in search engines, unless you want it to be. Do you want your content to show in search engines? You can control it with this toggle.
Read more about this in our article: Search engine visibility (e.g. Google)
IP anonymization in Google Analytics
Anonymize IP addresses in Google Analytics to adhere to EU privacy regulations. Read more about IP anonymization in Analytics here.
Do you want to add tracking or remarketing codes to your Foleon Doc? Copy-paste the script that your tool provides here.
You can learn more about this feature in our article: Adding custom code to your Foleon Doc.
Use Google Tag Manager (GTM) to gather all of your tags in a single container. Fill in the header code of your container here, and you’re all set (the footer code isn’t necessary).
⚠️ Don’t use the GTM field to insert a Google Analytics UA code; add it via the project settings instead. Learn more about GTM.
Social media image for this Doc
Set an image that functions as a thumbnail when you share this Doc (e.g., on LinkedIn). The image should have a ratio between 2:1 and 300:175 to be best seen on Facebook, LinkedIn, and X(Twitter).
💡This image is also known as the Open Graph image or OG image.
An effective OG image provides visual context to the content found in your Foleon Doc. As an example, we've set the following image:
When you share your Foleon Doc on LinkedIn, you'll see your image appear in the post preview. Combined with your Foleon Doc name, you create a lasting first impression.
If you want to share a specific page with a custom image, you can override the image in the page settings.If you don’t set a custom image for social media, you share your Foleon Doc with an automatically generated thumbnail. This thumbnail is the same as the image in the page overview. If you share a general URL to your Doc, we'll take the image of the first page. If you share a URL to a specific page, we'll take the image of that page.
Social media platforms tend to cache the open graph information — specifically the OG image. This means that when you change the social media image and try sharing your Foleon Doc again, the previous image might still show as the thumbnail.
To fix this, you can scrape the Foleon Doc URL by using tools such as Facebook Sharing Debugger or LinkedIn post inspector.
💡Some of these navigation options are not included in all plans. Contact our Customer Success Management team to learn more.
📖 When you create a Foleon Doc, you want your audience to read through it effortlessly. How do you design a Doc with an intuitive reader experience? Learn more in our article Make your Doc easy to navigate.
- Navigation bar - Disable this setting to hide the navigation bar. This could be useful if you're creating a single-page Foleon Doc. Check the navigation bar preview to get an idea of what your navigation bar will look like.
Page menu button - Disable this setting to hide the hamburger icon. Useful for single-page Foleon Docs.
Page numbers - Disable this setting to hide page numbers in the navigation bar. Useful for single-page Foleon Docs.
- Page names - Disable this setting to hide page names in the navigation bar. Click select pages to choose which pages to include or leave out. In the pop-up window, you can select the pages you want to display in the navigation bar.
- Active page name - Disable this setting not to show your audience which page they're currently on. This might be useful when you want to keep it simple — e.g., when you only want to display a logo in the navigation bar. You can style the active page name in the brand settings.
Search function - Enable this setting to show the magnifying glass icon on the navigation bar, which allows readers to search for specific content in your Foleon Doc. Keep in mind that the search function doesn't include text from overlays, so their content won't show up in search results.
💡 If you have editions enabled, your audience can only search the current Foleon Doc they're in — not other editions.
Custom URL for Logo - Enable this setting to set a custom URL for your logo on the navigation bar. If disabled, it will link to the first page in your Foleon Doc.
Foleon branding - Disable this setting to hide the Foleon branding in the navigation bar. No hard feelings
Reading progress bar - Enable this setting to display a reading progress bar attached to your navigation bar. It helps your audience grasp how much they've read of your Doc and what's left. The progress bar is most helpful if your content is a linear story. You can style the active page name in the brand settings.
Social page(s) icons - Enable this setting to show icons that link to your social platforms in the navigation bar. Click select platforms to decide which icons to include in the navigation bar.
💡 Read our quick guide on this topic: How to set social page icons.
Navigation bar position - Decide if you want to display the navigation bar at the top or bottom of your page.
Page overview - Decide if you want to show your page overview in a grid or horizontally. Your audience will see this when they click on the page menu button (hamburger icon).
When you select grid, you can enrich the page preview with a featured image and page description.
You can disable editions to hide other Foleon Docs that have been created in this project — so your audience can't see them in the page overview.
💡Grid is the new and improved version of the classic grid. This improvement is not available for all plans. Contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more.
Editions - When checking the preview or live version of your Doc, click on the hamburger menu and navigate to editions. When enabled, you'll find a list of all the Docs published in the same project . It's a handy way to let visitors navigate the live content of your project. For example, this could be useful if you have multiple editions of a monthly magazine. If disabled, your audience users won't see editions when they click on the hamburger menu.
Page arrows - Disable this setting to hide the page arrows. This could be useful if you're creating a single-page Foleon Doc. When the page arrows have been enabled, you can decide if you want to display them bottom right or center right.
Page sneak peek - Give your audience a preview of neighboring pages. If you select card, you enrich the page arrows with an image and text. If you select tooltip, you keep it text-only. Add your content in the page settings.
Accessibility options - This allows your audience to make content more accessible — by disabling autoplay for videos and GIFs. Learn more in our article Creating accessible Foleon Docs.
Our lead generation feature allows you to block (further) access to your Foleon Doc on any page. Visitors are prompted with a pop-up and will have to fill in their personal details in order to access your Foleon Doc or the rest of it.
Read more about this in our article Gating your Foleon Docs for lead generation.
Want to control who can enter your Foleon Doc? Secure it with Access control.
Learn all about it in our article Setting up access control.
The options are:
- Username & password
- Whitelist by IP address
- Whitelist by email address (OTP)
- Lead generation
Default Doc settings
The Doc settings can obviously vary within a project, but it may be good to know that the default settings of a new Foleon Doc don't always start with a clean slate.
The intended behavior in these settings depends on the situation. In the table below, you will find the different rules and their corresponding results:
Create a new Foleon Doc in a new project.
Take system defaults. The customer is advised to set the settings as they require.
Copy a Foleon Doc to a new empty project.
Settings of the original Foleon Doc will be copied.
Copy a Foleon Doc to a project with existing docs.
It will use the settings of the last created Foleon Doc.
Create a new Foleon Doc in a project with existing docs.
It will use the settings of the last created Foleon Doc.