Ohio University

Web CMS: Editing a page's URL via Page Location

Before you begin, keep in mind that changing a page's URL can affect its ranking in search results, so make sure your choices are logical and make sense within your site's structure.

To edit a page's URL, you must be a member of a Group in Web CMS.

  1. At the top of your Web CMS window, choose Manage | Content | Group Membership.
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  2. Choose View nodes next to your group's name.
  3. Find the node you wish to modify and choose Edit node, or use the Create node button to create a new node.
     
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  4. Click PAGE LOCATION on the right side of the node edit window.
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  5. Use the Parent Page dropdown to choose what appears between "ohio.edu" and the last slash in your page's URL.
  6. Enter a URL Slug to specify what comes after the last slash in your page's URL. If you do not specify a slug, the system will generate one for you (not recommended). Recommendations for creating a good slug:
    • Use spaces or dashes to separate words.
    • Do not use slashes (/).
    • Spelling and grammar matter.
    • Prepositions will be ignored.
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  7. Any changes you make to the Parent Page and URL Slug will be reflected in the Permalink beneath your page's Title.
    • The Edit button to the right of Permalink is another way to change your URL Slug.
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  8. When you are happy with your page's new URL, Save your changes.