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Rename, Move or Hide a Page

Change the Title of a Page

If you wish to change the title of your page (without affecting the URL), you may do so by modifying the page properties.

1. Navigate to and open the desired page.

2. In the Sidekick, click on the Page tab.

3. Click on the Page Properties button.

4. Select the Basic tab.

5. In the option for Title, modify your page's title.

6. Click the OK button to save your changes.

7. In the Sidekick, click the Activate Page button to reactivate your page.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the desired page while in Site Admin view, select Properties, and follow the same steps above.

Screenshot of how to change the page title

Example of how change the page title in the Properties window while in Site Admin view.

 


Rename a Page

It is possible to update the page URL name if you have changed the title of your page and need to better match the title or if there was a typo when originally creating the page. While you may also change the page URL name without affecting the page title, we would encourage you to maintain consistency with the CMS page naming process and permit the system to automatically provide the URL name for each of your pages.

  1. In the left-hand Navigation pane, click to highlight the parent page icon which contains the child page you wish to rename.
  2. In the right-hand Details pane, click on the page's entry.
  3. Click the Move... button from the Actions pane.
  4. In the pop-up "Move" dialog box, next to the Rename to field, type in the new URL name for the page. You will also see a list of pages on which the page is referenced. Make sure to leave the check-marks in the boxes under the Republish column so that your new page name will be updated on the other pages on which it is referenced.
  5. Click the Move button to put the new page name into effect.

Alternatively, you can open the desired page in Edit mode, select Move Page from the Sidekick, and follow the same steps above.

Note: For any major page URL or hierarchy changes that need to be made, please consult DigiComm and complete a Project Request Form.

Screenshot of renaming a page URL

Example of how to rename a page URL in the Details pane.

 


Hide a Page in the Navigation Bar

When you create a new child page, a link to the page will appear in the parent page's navigation bar. There may be times, however, when you do not want that new child page to appear in the navigation bar. For example, you may have created a page that is used to aggregate all your referenced content or a "Thank You" page for a form submission. 

You can hide the new page from the navigation bar by modifying its page properties. 

1. Navigate to and open the desired page.

2. In the Sidekick, click on the Page tab.

3. Click on the Page Properties button.

4. In the Basic tab, put a checkmark in the box next to Hide Page in Navigation.

5. Click the OK button to save your changes.

6. In the Sidekick, click the Activate Page button to reactivate your page. When you view the published parent page, you will no longer see the child page's link in the navigation bar.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the desired page while in Site Admin view, select Properties, and follow the same steps above.

Screenshot of how to hide a page in the Navigaton bar

Example of how to hide a page in the Navigation bar by opening the Page Properties window and putting a checkmark in the box next to Hide Page in Navigation in the Global tab.

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Move a Page in Your Site's Navigation Hierarchy

If, for example, you created one page, then created a second page, but that second page actually needs to be before the first page in the navigation hierarchy, you can reorder the pages within the navigation hierarchy.

While in the Site Admin view of the CMS, the child pages appear in the Details Pane on the right-hand side with numbers that indicate the order in which they appear, left to right, in the horizontal navigation of the NYU website.

To move a page in your navigation hierarchy, do the following:

  1. Select a page from the Details Pane on the right-hand side of the CMS Site Admin so it is highlighted in green.
  2. Holding the mouse key down, drag it to the desired location within the navigation hierarchy.
  3. The CMS will ask to confirm the page reorder once you are done.
  4. The newly reordered pages will have updated numbers that will correspond to the order they appear, from left to right, in the horizontal navigation.
  5. You will also see this reflected in the Navigation Pane on the left-hand side.

You can only reorder pages that live under the same parent page and are therefore sibling pages. If you need to relocate a child page to move out from underneath a parent page, please submit a Project Request Form.

Screenshot - reordering pages
Screenshot - reordering pages
Screenshot - reordering pages
Screenshot - reordering pages
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