Content - URLs

Much of the content on the website is assigned a URL ('Uniform Resource Locator', its own unique web address) automatically once you save it for the first time. This is based on the title of the content, but in some cases this may end up in a long, unwieldy or misleading URL.

You can therefore easily change a webpage's URL. Not only can this help keep URLs tidy and meaningful, but you can also group content together conceptually by creating 'virtual directories' - eg. a page about a sub-project in the 'About Us' section might have the URL 'http://www.microwine.eu/about/another-project'. By simply separating your virtual directories using '/', you can group content together in a more comprehensible manner.

To manually create a URL for a page, go to the 'URL Path Settings' tab at the foot of that page's edit screen. You may need to untick the 'Generate automatic URL alias' box, which will allow you to enter a URL in the box below. The specified URL should not include the domain name, so in the case of our 'http://www.microwine.eu/about/another-project' page, simply enter 'about/another-project'.

Creating an alternative URL (click to enlarge)

Once you've clicked 'Save' at the bottom of the page, you can see your URL in the address bar. You can easily go back and change this if you are not happy with the result!

Important: Try not to change the URL path after a few days of creating the page. Other websites may have linked to it, and changing its address will break their link!

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