Episerver CMS iconTool settings

This topic is intended for administrators and developers with administration access rights in Episerver.

In admin view, under ConfigTool Settings you can perform miscellaneous functions for the integration and configuration of Episerver CMS.

Plug-in manager

Many functions in Episerver CMS are created as plug-ins, which you can manage from the Plug-in Manager. You can activate and deactivate selected parts. If your organization invested in additional plug-ins, you can find them in the Plug-in Manager also. After choosing a plug-in, choose which parts of it are accessible in the Overview tab.

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Change log

By default, all changes to pages, files and directories are logged in the Change Log system. You can filter the information in the Change Log, making it easier to find relevant information.

Rebuild name for web addresses

Rebuild Name for Web Addresses changes addresses in the address field. When a visitor views a page on a website based on Episerver CMS, a path to the page appears in the address field. The address reflects the page's place in the website structure.

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The names in the address field are created automatically from the name an editor specified for the page. If an editor changes the page name, the name in the address field does not change. You can manually change name in the address field by changing the Name in URL field on the Settings tab in edit view.

Some pages have no value in the field for names in web addresses, such as pages imported from other Episerver solutions. The Rebuild Name for Web Addresses function lets you create all web addresses for the website at the same time. You also can overwrite all existing addresses with new ones.

The Rebuild Name for Web Addresses function can affect links to the website. All internal links are updated automatically. However, if other websites link to a certain page, that link may be broken. The function also can affect visitors' browser favorites (bookmarks).


Mirroring duplicates content between websites. Episerver CMS can mirror selected parts or an entire website, and can run automatically or manually. This is useful if you wish to create sections in a test environment then publish all information at once to the public section.

Mirroring jobs are executed at time intervals that you set, as described in Scheduled jobs.

To enable mirroring, a mirroring application must be installed and running. The application handles data transfer between websites and is run separately to the Episerver CMS source and target sites. You can configure source and target websites to use separate mirroring applications. You also can install and configure a single mirroring application. See Episerver World for information about configuring and working with mirroring.

Configuring A/B Testing

You can configure the settings used when running A/B tests under Admin > Config > Tool Settings > AB Testing Configuration.

Setting Description
Test Duration Sets the default test duration in days. This can be changed in edit view when setting up an A/B test.
Participation Percentage Sets the default number of A/B test participants in percentage. This can be changed in edit view when setting up an A/B test.

If the participation percentage is set to 20, 20 % of the site visitors participate in the A/B test. Half of the test participants are directed to the original version, and half to the variation version; the A/B test then measures which version has the most conversions. Site visitors not participating in the test are directed to the original version.

A higher number means that more visitors participate in the test and data is gathered more quickly, but it also means that a possibly less-effective page, from a conversion point of view, is exposed to more visitors.

Automatically publish the winner of the test if the results are significant? Set this to True and an A/B winner is automatically published when the A/B test completes and the results are statistically significant according to the set confidence level. The winner is the version that has the higher conversion rate. If the conversion rates are equal, the editor must pick a winner manually. This setting affects all A/B tests on the site.

The default setting is False.

Confidence Level Sets the default confidence level of statistical significance you want from the A/B test results. This can be changed in edit view when setting up an A/B test.

The confidence level determines how likely it is that a winning page is in fact better. That is, that the difference between the winning page and the challenger are not due to coincidence. For example, a 95% confidence level means that 95 identical test cases out of 100 would end with the same result. In other words, the higher the number, the more reliable test result.

Search configuration

You can configure different search providers depending on the type of content on your website. A search provider searches across the website for pages, blocks, files, categories, forums or page types, or products on an e-commerce website. Search results are available when searching in the global Episerver menu in edit view.

Enabling search providers

You can decide which search providers you want to enable, and the order in which they appear in the search hit list. To access these settings, go to the admin view and select Config > Search Configuration.

  • Blocks. Allows for search in blocks.
  • Files. Allows for search in files.
  • Pages. Allows for search in pages.
  • Jump to. Makes it possible to jump directly from the search hit list to menu alternatives matching your search criteria.
  • Products. Allows for search in products if you have Episerver Commerce installed.
  • Find files, blocks and pages if you have Episerver Find installed.

You can drag and drop the search provider options to change the order between them. This controls the order in which the results are displayed in the hit list. Clearing a check box disables this search provider option.

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