Advanced Settings Reference

Available 7.4 DXP U23+ or 7.4 GA23+

The Advanced Settings tab for page fragments provides fields for more complex or technical configurations. For example, advanced settings may alter the way web browsers handle the fragment’s HTML.

Follow these steps to access a fragment’s Advanced Settings menu:

  1. Begin editing a page or template that supports fragments.

  2. Open the Browser panel (Browser) in the sidebar menu and select the desired Fragment under Page Elements.

    Alternatively, you can click on the desired fragment in the page or template to open this menu.

  3. Click the Advanced tab in the Page Elements side menu.

Access a fragment's Advanced settings in the Browser panel of the editing sidebar menu.


Several HTML tags exist that allow web scrapers, browsers, and site renderers to find and retrieve what kind of content is on a page more easily. Container page fragments provide the option to choose which tag is generated for the container fragment’s HTML element on the page.




Choose the HTML tag generated for the fragment (container fragments only). The available options are div (default), header, nav, section, article, main, aside, and footer.


The tag chosen only applies to the container fragment itself, not to any other fragments or content nested within it.

You can choose which HTML tag is used for container fragments in the Advanced Settings tab.

Custom CSS

Available 7.4 DXP U34+ or 7.4 GA34+

You can add custom CSS to fragments under CSS in the Advanced configuration tab, in the Custom CSS text box. Using this field requires the UPDATE permission for fragments.

By default, the Custom CSS text box contains this placeholder CSS:



[$FRAGMENT_CLASS$] is a token for a CSS class that represents the unique class name of the fragment you are configuring. Use this to apply CSS specifically to that fragment.

For example, this custom CSS sets the fragment’s background to red normally and blue when the user hovers their cursor over it:

    background: red;

.[$FRAGMENT_CLASS$]:hover {
    background: blue

When the page renders, [$FRAGMENT_CLASS$] is replaced with the fragment’s actual class name on the back-end (like lfr-layout-structure-item-01d752e4-32e3-ed4a-9cd6-fcaf483d0c34).


Click the Expand icon above the text box to open a modal on the screen, to give you more space to edit the custom CSS for your fragment.

You can also use variables in your custom CSS that come from the style book you are currently using. This example uses the Info color from a style book (defined as dark blue) to set a fragment’s background color:

You can use variables from your style book to fine-tune the CSS for specific fragments.

Custom CSS Classes

Use the CSS Classes text box above to add classes for use in your custom CSS (separating them with a space, comma, or line break). Classes that you add in this field can be reused for any other fragments on the same page. Suggestions for classes that you have added to other fragments on the same page appear while you type.

Entering custom CSS classes in this field makes them appear as suggestions in the advanced settings for other fragments on the same page.


Only CSS classes that you have added yourself appear as suggestions in the CSS Classes text box. Pre-existing classes or variables (such as [$FRAGMENT_CLASS$]) do not appear, and they do not need to be added to this field.

Hiding Content from Search Results

You may want to hide a page fragment from search results on your site. This configuration especially helps to prevent irrelevant or repeated search results if a fragment is commonly reused on many pages, or otherwise is not relevant for content searches.

Improve the search results on your site by hiding irrelevant or commonly reused fragments.