General Support: Renaming a page
I'm probably being dense here, but I can't find a way to rename a page. I've cloned a page while I edited its contents. I've deleted the original, so now new page is called "copy_of_xxx" instead of "xxx". I haven't found a way to rename the page back to "xxx" nor can I find it in the documentation. Apologies if I've just missed it.
I think what you need is this:
- Content management
- Open the relevant page.
- Click Edit (between the tabs "Index" and "Layout", below the name of your page )
- Change the title of the page as required
I hope this helps? If you are not sure i can send you a screenshot directly if you provide me with an email address.
If i got that totally wrong, apologies, i have only used this a couple of times only.
Thanks, Mihalis. I hope I've understood you correctly. After I'd cloned the page I have "Full Title" and "Menu Title" set to the title I want. In my case this is set to "Archives". However if I go to the Index tab I see that the Public URL is "https://e-voice.org.uk/bedfordmodernsingers/copy-of-archives/" not "https://e-voice.org.uk/bedfordmodernsingers/archives/" as the original was when I cloned it. I haven't found that changing "Full Title" or "Menu Title" does this. Is there some other "Title" I can change somewhere ? If so I've missed it !!
Hi Graham, i am with you now, i see what you mean. I replicated your issue and i could not find a solution or documentation either..
Did you delete your page from your trash too? If not i assume you can rename the cloned one to something else and revive your orginal?......
whilst typing the above i tried this and i think it worked (but to be safe please create a test page, clone it and do the test below to replicate your scenario):
- Go back into your "copy of ...page".
- Make sure the "Full title" and "Menu Title" are correct and as you want them to display.
- Click "SAVE"...NOT "SAVE & PUBLISH"
- From the tab options click "CUT" (next to the clone tab).
- From the index menu of your pages click your homepage item name and when prompted "paste here"
- Now "SAVE & PUBLISH".
- Check your URL now.
Mine don't show "copy-of..." anymore and didn't even delete the originals from the trash.
Hopefully you will give me thumbs up, it worked for me on 2 tests i did.
I read my response again and maybe its not clear or doesn't sound right.
All that my process will achieve, is to relocate the page under the homepage, ... in other words , under the main menu tree again. Hence it takes out the "copy of..." as its not located under that old page's location anymore.
If required, when pasting back, you can choose to paste under another page of your tree, as a sub-page.
I hope its making sense ?
Mihalis, that worked a treat. It seems that just a Cut followed by a Paste renames the file as desired. You solved it. At least I wasn't being dense. It could definitely do with a rename button !
Thanks for your help
You are very welcome.
Your good news that it works, did put me me in a good mood to start the week :).
The rename button is a good idea, maybe one of the admin guys of the system to include in the code or at least in the documentation (FAQ, "how to" etc).
If you change the title of a page the URL will not change, so that other pages that link to it don't end up with broken links. (there's no way for the system to automatically change all pages that link to another page on your site).
However, if you're sure you want to change the URL of a page then there is a simple trick to do so.
First unpublish the page (click on "Take offline now" from the Publishing tab).
Then, go back to the Edit tab and change the Menu Title to your new page, and click Save and Publish.
The URL will now be updated to match the new Menu Title.
So in short:
- Changing Menu Title of a Published page just chages the title.
- Changing Menu Title of an Unpublished page will change the URL and the title.
If the page appears in any automatically generated lists (includelets and menus etc) then the new URL will automatically be used. However if you have linked to it directly from content on your site then you will need to manually update the links to the new URL.
Joe - Voice Admin