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Rename, Move or Hide a Page

Rename a Page

While you can change how a page's name appears in its URL without affecting how the page's title appears in the navigation section on the activated (published) page, we would encourage you to maintain consistency and keep the names the same (or similar).

For example, if your page title is "Adding a Page", your page name could be "adding-a-page", or more simply, "adding-page".

However, if you make a typo or need to shorten an overly long page name, you may quickly change the page name by doing the following:

  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 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.

Screenshot of renaming a page

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

 


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.

Screenshot of how to change the page title

Example of how change the page title in the Page Properties window.

 


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 you created 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 Global 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.

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.

How To Use the CMS

 

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 move the page within the hierarchy.

However, this action may only be taken on child pages of the same parent page.  You cannot move a child page from one parent page to another.  For example, in the image below, the parent page is "Authoring".  We can move any of its child pages (e.g. "Getting Started", Adding/Removing a Page", etc.) around within the hierarchy.  However, we cannot move any of those pages into another parent hierarchy, for example, "Tutorials" or "Best Practices." Movement of this kind will create a server error.

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

  1. In the Authoring Environment site admin panel's left-hand Navigation pane, click to highlight the page you wish to move.
  2. Holding the mouse key down on the page icon, drag it to its new location in the navigation hierarchy.
  3. Once the page has moved, you will also see this reflected in the right-hand Details pane.
Moving in Hierarchy
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