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How Do I ... Move and/or Rename Items

There are times when you will need to move pages or assets between sites or need to rename something, other than changing its title. There is a Move command that allows you to move pages or assets around the CMS and rename pages or assets when needed.

NOTE: You must unpublish an item before you move or rename it.

Unpublish page or asset steps

Select a single item that will be unpublished by clicking its icon

  • White checkmark in blue box should appear when selected
Select page via icon click
Select page via icon click

Click the Manage Publication button

  • Eighth from the left, globe and clock icon

Select "Unpublish", and "Now"

Manage publications button in toolbar
Manage publications button in toolbar
Unpublish settings
Unpublish settings

Click "Next", then click "Unpublish"

Unpublish step
Unpublish step

Move or rename page or asset steps

Select the item again

Select page via icon click
Select page via icon click

Click the Move button in the top menu

  •  Sixth from left, four directional arrows icon
Move button in toolbar
Move button in toolbar
Rename properties
Rename properties

Change the Page Title or asset Title, the page title that appears in the file list and at the top of a published page, and/or Page Name or asset Name, the file name that appears in the URL. If you just want to change the page title, use page properties for the page, and not the move command.

Rename properties changed
Rename properties changed

Click Next

Choose a destination

  • Click on the icon of the destination to select
  • White checkmark in blue box should appear when selected

NOTE: If renaming an item, a page or asset, you will need to choose the same location as the original named item, this will be one level up from the destination dialog starting point. If moving an item, choose a different destination location for the item.

Select destination
Select destination

Click Next

If moving or renaming an item, you may be presented with a list of other references to the item that will be updated and republished during the move. Uncheck any item you do not want to update during the move.

Adjust other page links and republish them
Adjust other page links and republish them

Click Move

Republish the moved or renamed item