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Add, Edit, or Remove a Domain

How to add, edit, and remove domains

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This document gives instructions on how to add, edit, and remove domains within Monsido.

Note: Only Admin users can add, edit, or remove a domain.

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Add a Domain

This section gives instructions on how to add a domain to Monsido.

Note: Only Admin users can add a domain.

  1. Click Admin Settings (gear icon) at the top of the Monsido Domain Overview page.

    Note: The Settings button is only available to site admins.

    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. Click Add New Domain.

    The location of the Add New Domain button, on the top right of the page below the User icon, in line with the page heading.

  3. The New Domain pane opens.

    In the Domain Details section:

    The New Domain setup pane.

    • Title (required field): Click in the field and type in a title for the domain.

    • URL (required field): Click in the field and enter the website URL.

      Remember: Website addresses that end in .com and .eu, for example, are two different domains. Each domain has a unique script and needs to be entered as a separate domain in the list.

    • CMS: Click to expand the list and select the CMS. If it is not shown, contact Monsido support to see if it can be added.

    • Language: Click to expand the list and select the main language for the site. This will determine which dictionary is used to detect spelling and other errors.

In the Scan section:

The Scan section in the New Domain setup pane.

Fill in the fields to set up how and when the scan should run.

For more information, see the User Guide chapter:


Edit a Domain

This section gives information on how to edit a domain.

Note: Only Admin users can edit a domain.

  1. Click Admin Settings (gear icon) at the top of the Monsido Domain Overview page.

    Note: The Settings button is only available to site admins.

    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. Click Action on the same row as the domain to scan. A drop-down list opens.

    The location of the Actions button, on the same row as a domain.

  3. Select Edit Domain from the drop-down list.

    The location of the Edit Domain option in the Actions drop-down list.

  4. The Edit Domain page opens.

    The Edit Domain Features section of the Edit Domain pane.

  5. Edit as needed. Refer to the previous section Add a Domain for instructions on how to fill in the fields.

  6. Save the changes.


Remove a Domain

This section gives information on how to remove a domain.

  1. Click Admin Settings (gear icon) at the top of the Monsido Domain Overview page.

    Note: The Settings button is only available to site admins.

    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. Click Action on the same row as the domain to scan.

    Image showing the location of the Actions button for a domain, on the right-hand side of the page.

  3. Select Remove Domain.

    Image showing the location of the Remove Domain selection in Actions.

  4. A dialog box asks for confirmation. "You are about to delete the domain (domain name) please type Delete to confirm this action".

    Image showing the dialog box required for deleting a domain.

  5. Type the word "Delete" in the text box and then click OK to remove the domain. Click Cancel to close the dialog without removing the domain.

    Important! When you delete a domain, all of the related domain groups are also deleted.

    The dialog closes and the domain and all related domain groups are gone from the list.


Advanced Domain Options

This section gives information on advanced domain setting options.

Note: Only Admin users can do these actions.

  1. Path Constraints

    Use Path Constraints to instruct the scan to only process parts of a domain. The scan regards URLs that match the pattern as internal on the site, and URLs that do not match are regarded in the same way as external links.

    A Path Constraint can be a word or a regular expression. In most cases, users set up Path Constraints to:

    • Restrict the scanner to only recognize parts of a site with a pattern such as ^/en
      This instructs the scan to handle any URL that does not begin with /en, for example,
      http:/ /foo.com/fr/bar
      as an external link. For example, the crawler tests the link but does not follow any links on
      http:/ /foo.com/fr/bar.

    • Instruct the scan to ignore parts of the site with a pattern. For example !^/fr
      This instructs the scan to handle any URL that begins with /fr, for example,
      http:/ /foo.com/fr/bar
      as an external link. This means that the scan tests the link but does not follow any links on
      http:/ /foo.com/fr/bar.

    The difference between the two is that in the first case ALL pages under /en are scanned and nothing else. In the second example, all pages EXCEPT /fr are scanned.

    IMPORTANT! When using Path constraints, make sure that the URL for the domain is set to a page that matches the constraint.

    Failure to do this will result in just one page being scanned since the scanner cannot proceed to any other page than the page it starts on.

    For example. with a constraint of "^/en/booking", starting the crawler on
    http:/ /foo.com
    will not work. The crawler will request
    http:/ /foo.com
    and it will receive the page, and find that no links match
    http:/ /foo.com/en/booking
    and this will result in just the first page being scanned.

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  2. Link Exclusions

    Monsido makes it possible to exclude a word or a regular expression. Use Link Excludes to instruct the crawler to completely ignore a link on the pages. Pages that match the pattern are not tested.

    Use Link excludes to:

    • Filter out print pages with a pattern such as print=true

      This will instruct the scan to ignore (and not test) any URL with the pattern, for example:

      http:/ /foo.com/bar?print=true

    • Filter out redirected login pages with a pattern such as:

      login.aspx?return_url=zyx.

      This will instruct the scan to ignore all URLs with the pattern, for example http:/ /foo.com/bar/login.aspx?return_url=zyx

      Tip! If "Scan subdomains" is turned on for the domain, use the § sign in front of the exclude pattern to match URLs that use the full string instead of the relative one. For example. to exclude the scan for the "blog" subdomain, enter the pattern:

    §http://blog.foo.bar

    For more information, see the User Guide chapter:

  3. Internal URLs

    Configure internal URLs with the following options in this section:

    • 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.

  4. 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.


Additional Resources

For more information, see the User Guide chapters:

For definitions and explanations of acronyms and abbreviations used in the Monsido User Guide, see:

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

Image of the toolbar with the Help Center buttons highlighted.

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