By design, a page must be enabled before it can be edited. This makes certain you know what parts of the site clients have access to, as pages can only be enabled by administrators. To enable a page, select Enable Pages for Editing in the sidebar. A dialog will showing the contents of your home folder will appear. Simply click on a page to enable it in the CMS.
The auto-enable feature scans all pages in the current folder for editable regions. If an editable region is found on the page, the page gets enabled. This can save you time, especially if you’re not sure which pages you made editable in a site with many pages.
To remove a page from the CMS without deleting it from the server, use the disable button:
New pages can be created through the use of page templates. To create a new page, select Create a New Page from the sidebar. You will be prompted to enter a label and select a template. Optionally, you can choose a folder to create the page in.
You may notice that there’s no way to specify a filename. In previous versions,
it was up to the user to enter it, but we found was that most users were
actually entering labels. Considering this, we simplified the process so that
filenames are automatically generated based on page labels, leaving one less
thing for you and your clients to worry about. For example, the label
My New Page will result in a filename of
You can disable this feature to prevent clients from creating pages.
Deleting a page will permanently remove the page from the server. This cannot be undone my any means so make absolute certain that you really want to delete a page before you do so. To delete a page, select the Delete button:
You can disable this feature to prevent clients from deleting pages.
Page labels are friendly ways to recognize pages in the CMS. Common page labels
Page labels have no meaning outside of Surreal, so you can call them anything
When a page gets enabled, Surreal will look for a
to use as a page label. If it can’t find one, the filename will be used. You
can change a page’s label at any time by selecting the Relabel
You can disable this feature to prevent clients from changing page labels.
Pages can be moved to other folders on your site very easily. Just select the Move button and choose a destination folder:
You can disable this feature to prevent clients from moving pages.