Sections can be used to break down a website into smaller chunks. Often these smaller sections are used to allow different departments to manage their own areas of the website, without their tasks being drowned out by the overall results for the main website. Sections can also be used to compare score results across different areas of the website.
It’s important to remember that sections can only contain pages that have been included in the main website. Because of this, sections won’t count towards your page allowance.
To add a new section, open the website that you’d like to create a new section for and select the Settings button in the top-right corner to access the Website settings page.
On the left-hand menu select the Sections option to view existing sections for this website or to add new sections as needed.
Click on the New section button to start defining the section settings and the web pages that should be considered part of the new section.
The new sections page is very similar to the new website page with only a few minor differences, as some options (such as languages for spelling/grammar testing) are only available within the main website.
The details that define a section are:
Name: The name of the section, which should be used to make it easily identifiable
Home URL (Optional): The URL that should be considered the “homepage” of the section. This will be used for the section’s overview screenshot
Tags: Tags are used to group websites and sections so that they can be filtered within Silktide, such as on dashboards
Once the General settings have been completed, don’t forget to press Save to confirm the details and create the section.
Next, we need to identify the URLs that should be included in this section. This is done by selecting the What we test tab on the left-hand panel inside the section settings.
Choose the pages to include by using URL path-based rules, or Advanced rules which can be used to add pages based on HTML tags, Languages, Page titles, and more.
To use Advanced rules, change the “Add rule” dropdown menu from “URL Starting with” to “Advanced rule” and then select the Add rule button that appears.
Once the rule has been set, give the advanced rule a name so that it can be identified and select the Add button to the right of the widget in order to confirm the details.
Excluding pages from your section
Only the pages that match at least one of the “Allowed rules” will be added to the section. To exclude pages that would otherwise be included according to your allowed rules, the “Denied rules” settings should be used.
Any page that meets the criteria of at least one of the denied rules will not be included in the section.