Note: Only users with the webmaster role may change the URL of a page.

Note: The URL of pages provided by SiteNow apps (for example, the Articles, Events and People pages) may not be customized.

Default URL patterns

The default URL of a page is based on the content type and the title of the page. For example, an Article with the title "The University of Iowa is Great" on the website www.uiowa.edu/example would have the following URL:
www.uiowa.edu/example/article/university-iowa-great

How to change the URL of a page

  1. Log in to your website and navigate to the desired page. 
  2. Click 'Edit' on the page to go into the editing screen. 
  3. Click on the 'URL path settings' tab toward the bottom of the page. By default the box Generate automatic alias is checked and the URL alias field is disabled.
  4. Uncheck the box Generate automatic URL alias to activate the URL alias field.
  5. Enter your desired URL alias in the URL alias field. The URL alias is the portion of the URL which follows the base URL of your website (the part that specifically refers to your page). For example, in www.uiowa.edu/example/article/university-iowa-great, the URL alias would be university-iowa-great.
  6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the form to implement the new URL alias. 

demonstration of changing a URL alias
Article number: 
104241
Last updated: 
June 23, 2016
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