Step 1 – Website settings

The homepage for the site report will not only tell the crawler where to start from, but is also used for choosing pages for Experiences and Uptime monitors. If you type in something like mywebsite.com the system will check for the page and pull in the full URL, and populate the name field based on the title of that first page.

The name will be displayed on the main Silktide screen under the screenshot, and will be displayed when viewing reports and sections. This is also what is used when searching for a site on the main overview screen.

Maximum pages and documents are a hard cap and will stop the report after that number of pages is found. It is important to note that when you set these values, the system will reserve them from your allocation, so if you have 15,000 pages available to you in your account and you set the maximum pages to 10,000 for this report, it will only allow you to use 5,000 pages on additional sites, even if there are only say, 7,400 live pages being monitored in the site.

You may set multiple languages, which can be very useful if your site is multi-lingual. We recommend that you use sections to divide the site by language used for ease of reporting and assigning users to resolve issues found.

Tags are terms you can create and assign to websites and sections, this is used in the main screen as a way to filter down the screenshots and also is used when creating Dashboards.

The schedule determines when the automatic retesting of the site will occur.

Once you have clicked the Save button at the bottom of this first settings screen, it will enable the Start testing button on the left below the list of steps, and you can skip the rest of the website settings for now if you wish.

Let’s go back to Adding a website overview or move on to Step 2 – Permissions.

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