Settings: General

Don’t see the General Settings tab? It’s new to Page Generator Pro 2.0.4 and higher.  Ensure that your license is valid, not expired and that you’ve updated to the latest version of the Plugin.

The General Settings provides options for defining site wide settings in various areas.

In your WordPress Administration interface, navigate to Page Generator Pro > Settings
Page Generator Pro: Settings Menu

Country Code

When an option is displayed within Page Generator Pro for a country or country code, the value defined here will be the preselected default.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Keywords: Generate Locations
  • Shortcodes:  Google Map
  • Shortcodes: Open Street Map
  • Shortcodes: Open Weather Map

Output CSS

The Output CSS option was added to Page Generator Pro 3.2.9, releasing Thursday June 24th 2021 23:59 UTC. Ensure that your license is valid, not expired and that you’ve updated to the latest version of the Plugin.

The Output CSS option allows users to disable outputting frontend CSS that might be output by Page Generator Pro when the following Dynamic Elements are used:

If output is disabled, it is your responsibility to style the above Dynamic Elements (if used) accordingly.  Support on styles cannot be provided, as this is custom development work specific to each individual web site. Feel free to copy styles you may subsequently need from the assets/css/frontend.css file.

CSS Prefix

Whilst there is no evidence that search engines penalize sites that use a particular Plugin, mass page generator etc, some users prefer to hide that they are using Page Generator Pro.

The CSS Prefix option allows users to optionally define a unique string prefix to use for shortcode HTML and CSS output, instead of the default page-generator-pro prefix.

  • Defining your own prefix, such as your site name, will replace the default page-generator-pro prefix on frontend shortcode HTML and CSS output.
  • It does not change the plugin name.
  • The prefix supports letters and dashes only.  Any other characters entered will be removed.

Enable Revisions on Content Groups

Enables or disables WordPress’ revisions on Content Groups. Useful if you want to store a record of each saved draft or published update to a Content Group.

Disable Custom Fields Dropdown on Pages

When any WordPress web site has a large number of Pages, and each Page has many Custom Fields (sometimes referred to as Post Meta data), there’s a known performance bottleneck – in WordPress – that slows down the load time when editing a Page, Post or Custom Post Type, as WordPress attempts to populate the Custom Field Key dropdown.

This UI functionality can safely be disabled, with no negative impact on third party Plugins, by enabling the Disable Custom Fields Dropdown on Pages option.

Change Page Dropdown Fields

Don’t see this option? It’s new to Page Generator Pro 2.1.6 and higher, and was renamed from Change Page Parent Dropdown Field in Page Generator Pro 2.3.5.  Ensure that your license is valid, not expired and that you’ve updated to the latest version of the Plugin.

When any WordPress web site has a large number of Pages, there’s a known performance bottleneck – in WordPress – that slows down the load time when:

  • Editing a Page, Post or Custom Post Type,
  • Accessing the Settings > Reading screen,
  • Accessing the Appearance > Customize screen

This is because WordPress attempts to populate the Page or Parent Page Attribute dropdown with every single WordPress Page.

This UI functionality can safely be replaced with either:

  • ID field: An input field.  You can enter the Page ID that you want the Page you’re editing to be a child of.
  • Search Dropdown Field: A dropdown field, similar to WordPress’ default.  As you type into the field, the Plugin will search WordPress for matching Pages and display them in the dropdown, for you to then select from.

There is no negative impact on third party Plugins, by changing the field output.

Persistent Caching

Persistent Caching is available in Page Generator Pro 3.4.3, releasing Thursday 23rd September 2021 23:59 UTC.

When enabled, Related Links will be persistently cached when loaded for the first time.

This reduces the number of database queries performed by WordPress on subsequent requests for the same Related Links query, and may help with site performance for more complex Related Links queries that make extensive use of Custom Fields and/or Taxonomies.

The Persistent Cache is deleted in the following actions, ensuring that Related Links subsequently viewed are up to date and re-cached:

  • Generate via Browser
  • Generate via Cron
  • Generate via WP-CLI
  • Trash Generated Content
  • Delete Generated Content