Please explain the difference between Panels pages vs Entity pages (that are output using Panels)

I had a question about including Metatag in Panels: #1363476: Panels integration - ensure meta tags work OOTB on entity pages
And this was my question there:

As far as I understand - Metatag supports entity pages that are output using Panels, but not Panels pages.
I can't understand the difference.


DamienMcKenna’s picture

Status: Active » Fixed

This will explain what entities are:

Panels can control pages that are used to display entities, i.e. node pages, taxonomy term pages, user pages, etc.

A "Panels page" is any page managed via Panels which is not for an entity page.

Metatag integrates with the entities system to control configuration, e.g. to control the default meta tags used for node pages, to allow for per-node changes, etc. Metatag's integration with Panels only goes as far as displaying the meta tags that are defined for an entity, it doesn't show the meta tag fields on the Panels settings pages.

Does that help clear up the distinction?

DamienMcKenna’s picture

Project: Panels » Metatag
Version: 7.x-3.x-dev » 7.x-1.x-dev

(moving this back to the metatag issue queue)

merlinofchaos’s picture

Just want to add: Panels doesn't natively do either of these things. "Panels pages" really means "Page Manager page configured to use Panels" and a panels entity would be a normal entity using Panelizer to render the entity via Panels.

clashar’s picture

DamienMcKenna, merlinofchaos,
thank you for quick replies and good explanations as it's kind of complex question to me. To understand better I will try to test what you have mentioned.

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.