Welcome to Page Sets! After listening to client feedback and lots of hard work by our engineering team, the new way of organizing pages inside DubBot is here. Keep reading to find an outline of what the new interface will look like, and a highlight of key features.
The first noticeable difference will be immediately upon login. The first pages users encounter will now be a list of the user's available Dashboard links and corresponding scores.
Users will also note that the top navigation has changed to replace Sites with Dashboards.
Some users will not have access to entire sites with this update, so Dashboards is a more relevant name for this button.
Also in the top navigation, Settings will now appear to all users as a clickable button. A view-only version of the Sites within the DubBot account will be visible to all users on this panel.
Depending on account permissions for each user, the options in the left navigation of the Settings panel will either be available to interact with, or will be dimmed and disabled. Admins of the DubBot account will have access to all options on the left navigation.
Although all functionality from Groups will still be available, Page Sets will offer some advancements. Page Sets will allow users to filter Sites to various URL specifications.
Users can filter a Site(s) to pages that contain an exact value in the URL. An example would be using the value /blog/ : it would return all pages at
mysite.org/blog/page-name, but no pages at
Users can now filter a Site or Sites that contain a defined value in the URL. The example in the next image would include all URLs that include 'accessibility', such as
Users can also choose to filter by URLs that start with a defined value. The example in the next image would include all URLs that start with the value '/dubblog/', immediately following the root URL. This would match
https://dubbot.com/dubblog/category but would exclude
Page Sets allow users to more effectively organize content for permissions access purposes. It also simplifies the Site setup process for existing users, who can now create a Page Set from an existing site to give access to specific pages rather than having to create a new Site and set up all of the corresponding ignore patterns to get the same result.
Why Page Sets?
These changes are part of our ongoing mission to make DubBot as user-friendly as possible. We felt that Groups was not the best way to showcase all of the functionality that is available in that feature. Page Sets is more intuitive, and adds more customization for teams using DubBot.
More functionality with rule options is planned for future updates to Page Sets. We look forward to enhancing customization and ease of use with these coming additions!