Adding / Renaming a custom filename to your pages

Either click here to edit or replace this text with your own, or delete the block from the options on the left, or drag sample content layouts from the right, then replace those images/videos with your own.

If you don't like this editor mode, you can select other editor modes from the top right where it says Drag & Drop. TinyMCE3.5.10 is the old editor mode, good for tablular based formatting.


Adding / Renaming a single pages filename via the left-hand quick-links menu

Find the page you would like to rename in  the quick-links menu on the left-hand side. 

If the page is nested under a parent page, hovering over the parent page will show the child-pages as a popout.

Hover over the page and click the COG ICON to go to the page options for the page.

Scroll down to the SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION area and add a custom filename, no spaces or special characters allowed.

Adding / Renaming filenames in bulk via the SEO area

Change filenames in bulk via the main SEO button, then click the OPTIMISE WEB PAGES META TAGS area.

This will preset you with a list of pages on the site, you can edit all the page meta information, including the filename in the right-hand column

Things to consider when adding or changing filenames


Filenames need to be unique

So that the CMS does not get confused as to which page a link should go to, each filename added needs to be unique. You can use hyphens (-) or underscores (_) to help make filenames unique as spaces in filenames are not allowed.


Adding a / in front of the filename

If you want the filename to appear as https://mydomain.com/filename add a / in front of the filename. By default adding just the filename prepends the page type in front of the custom filename e.g. https://mydomain.com/page/filename, https://mydomain.com/blog/filename, https://mydomain.com/product/filename  


If you change a filename from one custom filename to another any in-page links you created in the content must be updated manually.

Any links that you add to images or text in your page content will need to be updated manually to point to a new custom filename if you have linked it to the old custom filename.

You can use redirects to automatically redirect visitors as shown further down the page.

Example of in-page content that needs to be manually re-linked. This button was linked to an /our-old-link and needs be updated the the new one.


If you change a filename from one custom filename to another  any menu links will update automatically.

Menu links and other system generated pages such as products shown in the product list and main menu or category menus will update automatically on publish.


Using file redirects to automatically redirect old links to new.

You can use the SEO > FILE REDIRECTS area to set redirects to automatically take visitors from the old link to the new one.

See https://www.help.cms-tool.net/file-redirects


I have added a new page and given it a custom filename - when previewing the page it comes up blank?

If you add a custom filename to a page, it will not appear until you PUBLISH the page to write the custom filename to your web hosting.

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