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Introduction

This section gives instructions on how to configure a recurring domain scan.

  1. From the Monsido Domain Overview (globe icon), click Admin Settings (gear icon) at the top of the page.

    Image that shows the location of the Settings button, on the top menu bar.

    The Domain Settings page opens.

    Image showing the Domain Settings page.

  2. On the same row as a domain, click Action.

    Image showing the location of the Action button.

    The Action menu expands.

    Image showing the expanded Action menu.

  3. Click to select Edit Domain.

  4. Fill out the requested information in the following sections.

For more information, see the User Guide chapter:


Domain Details

This section gives instructions on how to fill out the Domain Details section.

Image of the Edit Domain pane, showing the Domain Details section.
  • Title: Enter a title for the domain.

  • URL: Enter the URL for the domain.

    Note: The scan also includes all pages that are linked to the URL.

  • CMS: Click the drop-down arrow and select the CMS.

    The options are:

None

Finalsite

Publicera

Acos

Gabbart

Shopify

Adobe CMS

Hubspot

SilverStripe

Cascade

Joomia

Sitecore

CivicEngage (available via Deeplink integration, contact Monsido support)

Custom CMS

Kentico

Sitefinity

Custom meta header

Municode

Sitevision

Drupal

Omniupdate

Squarespace

Dynamicweb

OpenCities

Squiz

EPiServer

Plone

Umbraco

Elcom

Presence

Wordpress

Note: If the CMS is not on the list, please contact Monsido support to see if it is possible to add it.

For more information, see:

Monsido for Developers for documentation containing advanced help files.

CMS URL: Click in the text field and type in the base URL for the CMS page. This field is required.

Language: Click the drop-down arrow and select the language for the domain scan. Select the primary language for the domain.

Note: Words on a page that are written in another language are usually tagged as misspelled words. For instructions on how to repair the HTML code for this Accessibility error, see the HTML School site (external link).

For more information, see:

CMS Integration in Monsido for Developers for documentation containing advanced help files.


Configure Scans

This section gives instructions on how to fill out the Scan section.

Image showing the Scan section of the Edit Domain page.

Crawl Automatically: Toggle the switch to ON to set up a schedule for recurring scans. Toggle the switch to OFF to scan manually when needed.

  • Day: click the drop-down arrow and select the day of the week for the recurring scan.

  • Time: Click in the number field and enter the time of day (12-hour clock) and then choose AM for 00:00-11:59 or PM for 12:00 to 23:59.

Connections per minute: Click the drop-down arrow and select Connections per minute. The choices are:

  • Slow

  • Normal (recommended)

  • Faster

  • Very fast (be cautious)

  • Superfast (advanced users only)

Note: The server answer time may be adversely affected if the connections per minute setting is Faster or higher. At these settings, the speed of the scan may not change if the server is slow to respond.


Max

Max scanned pages: Enter the maximum number of pages to scan, as specified on the Monsido contract.


Crawl (Scan) Options

This section gives instructions on how to fill out the Crawl (scan) Options section,

Image of the Edit Domain pane, showing the Crawl (Scan) Options section.

Toggle the switches ON to activate the different scan options.

  • Scan subdomains: Toggle the switch OFF or ON to scan subdomains.

  • Spelling ignore capitalized words: Toggle the switch OFF or ON to ignore words that are written in all caps.

    Note: Words that the user includes in the Dictionary are case-sensitive. To instruct the scan to ignore words that are written in all caps, and bypass the need to, for example, add the word to the dictionary, toggle this switch to ON.

  • Case sensitive URLs: Toggle the switch OFF or ON to scan for case-sensitive URLs. Note: This is by default set to the optimal position automatically.

    Example OFF: http://monsido.com/Foo/Bar is seen as the same link as http://monsido.com/foo/bar.

    Example ON: The same links above will register as two different links.

    Important! In the OFF position, the Monsido scan sees all URLs as lowercase - no matter how they are actually written in the target website. Turn OFF only in rare cases where the target website does not recognize caps and reads all links in lowercase, which results in duplicates in the flagged scan issues. This is an advanced configuration that should normally be left to the default setting.

  • Render pages and execute JS while crawling: Toggle the switch OFF or ON.

    When this option is turned ON, the website renders pages and executes JavaScript while scanning. This allows Monsido to take into account any changes caused by Javascript during a website scan.

    Note: If the Accessibility feature is enabled, changes caused by JavaScript are automatically accounted for by default.

  • Mark 403 as broken link: Toggle the switch OFF or ON to mark links on pages that return error 403 (forbidden errors) as a broken link.

  • Ignore canonical URLs: Toggle the switch OFF or ON to instruct the scan to ignore canonical URLs.

    More info: A canonical URL is the URL of the page that Google determines is most representative, taken from a set of duplicate pages on your website.

  • Use language attribute: Toggle the switch OFF or ON. When this feature is enabled, the scan does not try to auto-detect the page language. This means that spell checking is only done for the language specified in the lang attribute.

    The Use Lang Attribute feature allows for the correct spell checking of multiple language HTML pages.

    NOTE: The primary language of the HTML page must be correctly defined as a lang attribute on the <html> tag. Additionally, each subsection of the page that is in any other language must be wrapped in a tag with a proper lang attribute value.


    See below for an example:

    <html lang=en">
    <head>
    <title>Hello World in other languages</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <h1>Hello World in other languages</h1>
    <p>
    Spanish: <span lang="es">Hola Mundo</span><br>
    Danish: <span lang="da">Hej verden</span><br>
    French: <span lang="fr">Bonjour le monde</span>
    </p>
    </body>
    </html>

Remember: When enabled, the scan does not auto-detect the page language. For example, spell checks are always for the language specified in the lang attribute.


Advanced Domain Options

This section gives instructions on how to fill out the Advanced Domain Options section.


For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

Image of the Advanced Domain Options section.
  • Path Constraints:

    • Search: Enter a search parameter for matching strings within the Constraint Patterns list.

    • Constraint pattern: Enter a constraint pattern.

    • + Add: Click + to add a new Constraint pattern. An empty row is added to the list.

      Note: The window only shows the first five items. With more than five list items, a paginate function begins to sort consecutive list items.

    • Delete: Click the trashcan icon to delete an item from the list.

  • Link excludes

    • Search: Enter a search parameter for matching strings within the Link excludes list.

    • Exclude pattern: Enter a pattern to exclude from the scan.

Note: The window only shows the first five items. With more than five list items, a paginate function begins to sort consecutive list items.

  • + Add: Click + to add a new Exclude pattern. An empty row appears in the list.

  • Delete: Click the trashcan icon to delete an item from the list.

  • Internal URLs:

    • Operator: Click the drop-down arrow to select Contains, Starts with, or Regex.

    • Url: Type a URL in the field.

    • Delete: Click the trashcan icon to delete the row.

    • + Add: Click to add a new Input Selector. An empty row appears in the list.


Login Type

This section gives instructions on how to fill out the Login Type section.

Click the drop-down arrow and select a login type. The choices are:

  • None: The site does not require user logins.

  • Form: The field expands. The expanded input fields specify the CSS selectors that identify the various form fields and buttons. The following input fields open:

    • Input selector: (Required field) Enter the CSS ID or class selector to search for.

    • Default Value: Click to hide or show the input text. Click in the dialog box to set a default value for the selector.

    • Delete: Click the trashcan icon to delete the row.

    • + Add: Click to add a new Form. An empty row appears in the list.

    • Submit selector: (Required field) Click in the dialog box and type in a string (without spaces) to identify the submit button for the form.

    • Verify URL: (Required field) Click in the dialog box and type in a URL address that the user will redirect to if the form is valid.

  • Office 365 (BETA): Beta - still under development. This field will allow information for Office 365 login.

    • Email: Click in the dialog box and type in a valid Office 365 email address.

    • Password: Click in the dialog box and type in the Office 35 password for the email account.

    • Remember me: Toggle OFF or ON to remember user credentials.

  • Basic Auth:

    • Username: Click in the input field and type in a username field identifier.

    • Password: Click in the input field and type in a password field identifier.

    • Hosts: Click in the input field and type in the URL to the host website.

  • Custom Multistep: This option covers login flows that require special integration. Contact Monsido support for assistance.

    • Verify URL: Click in the dialog box and type in a URL address for the user to redirect to if the login is valid.

    • Username: Click in the input field and type in a username field identifier.

    • Password: Click in the input field and type in a password field identifier.

    • JS: This is a field to enter JavaScript strings for the crawl to identify.

    • Delete: Click the trashcan icon to delete the row.

    • + Add: Click to add a new Custom Multistep. An empty row appears in the list.


Features

This section gives instructions on how to fill out the Features section.

  • Accessibility:

    Click the drop-down arrow and select the accessibility level that is desired or required for the website.


    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

    • Accessibility.

      Important! If/when you change the accessibility level, the existing Accessibility Score scan information is erased and the new standard starts over from the beginning with the next scan. All of the history is lost. It is advised to activate a new level only when you are ready to make the updates needed, or if it becomes a legal requirement for your location/organization.

      Note: Level AA of WCAG 2.1 is the legal requirement to be considered accessible. WCAG 2.2 is newly released and will soon be the standard, taking over from WCAG 2.1.

  • Source Code Excludes: Click the drop-down arrow and select domains to exclude from the scan.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  • PDF Accessibility: Click the drop-down arrow and select the level of accessibility for the PDF pages included in the scan. The choices are WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  • Readability: Click the drop-down arrow and select a readability standard to determine the level of difficulty of the website text, in order to ensure that the correct audience is targeted. The choices are Flesch Kincaid and LIX.

    Note: The two types of readability tests used by Monsido are Flesch Kincaid for English and LIX for foreign languages.

    • The Flesch–Kincaid readability test for English text measures word length, number of syllables per word, and sentence length. The formula for the Flesch readability score (FRES) test is as follows:

      206.835 - 1.015 (total words/total sentences) - 84.6 (total syllables/total words)

      For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

      For more information, see the external site:

    • The LIX method is used for foreign languages and the readability formula is as follows:

      LIX = A/B + (C x 100)/A, where

      A = Number of words
      B = Number of periods (defined by period, colon, or capital first letter)
      C = Number of long words (More than 6 letters)

      For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

      For more information, see the external site:

  • Minimum words: Enter the minimum number of words that a page should contain for the readability score to begin calculating. Pages that have fewer words than indicated are not included in the readability score.

  • Statistics: Toggle OFF or ON. This option tracks website visitor statistics.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  • PageCorrect: Toggle OFF or ON. Click the link to navigate to the PageCorrect Settings page.

    PageCorrect allows users to identify and correct website errors such as quality assurance errors and accessibility issues.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  • Data Privacy: Toggle OFF or ON. Click the link to navigate to the Domain Data Privacy Settings page.

    The Monsido Data Privacy module allows website owners to document efforts to be compliant with local regulations. The Data Privacy module scans domains to identify potential data privacy issues.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  • Scan documents: Toggle OFF or ON to include documents in the scan.

    The Monsido scan is a powerful tool that scans all pages of a website. With Scan documents selected, Monsido also scans documents on the website. The document scan identifies all of the same types of issues as a domain scan.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapters:

  • Monsido PageAssist: Toggle the switch OFF or ON. Click the link to navigate to the PageAssist Settings page.

    PageAssist allows website owners to make custom visual adjustments to suit their own unique requirements.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  • Monsido Consent Manager: Toggle OFF or ON.

    The Monsido Consent Manager module includes everything needed to classify and set up user cookie acceptance and website cookie banners. This module also includes automatic cookie scan detection and cookie maintenance.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:


Domain Groups

Groups allow website owners to assign specific users to a subset of pages that have been scanned on one or more domains. Created groups appear under the domain name.

For more information, see the User Guide chapters:


Users

The Users section shows a list of users with access to the Monsido interface. This section gives instructions on how to add permissions to users in the Users section.

The list is presented in table format.

Image that shows the Users page.

The table column headers are:

  • User: The Username for the user.

  • Visible: Tick the box to make the control panel visible to the user.

  • Send report: Tick the box to send reports to the user.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  • Admin: Tick the box to signify Admin permissions. Admins can add, edit, and delete.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

Click Save. The settings pane closes and the Domains page is visible.

It is now possible to begin an on-demand scan to see the configuration results. Press Action on the same row as a domain and select Start on-demand scan.


Start an on-demand Scan

  1. From the Monsido Domain Overview (globe icon), click Admin Settings (gear icon) at the top of the page.

    Image that shows the location of the Settings button, on the top menu bar.

    The Domain Settings page opens.

    Image showing the Domain Settings page.

  2. On the same row as a domain, click Action.

    Image showing the location of the Action button.

    The Action menu expands.

    Image showing the expanded Action menu.

  3. Select Start on-demand scan.


Additional information

For more information, see the User Guide chapters:

For advanced instructions on this topic, see the associated article in the Monsido for Developers collection:

For further assistance, contact the Monsido support team at support@monsido.com or via the Monsido chat and help features inside the application.

Image of the dashboard showing the locations of the Help Center buttons.

See Monsido for Developers for documentation containing advanced help files for developers.

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