There are a couple of ways to rename a page depending on what exactly you want to do.
Two important distinctions that we must make before renaming a page in AEM are the Title and Name. You will notice that the Title and Name are sometimes the same, and other times the Name will be shorter than the title. It all depends on how you want to structure the URLs on your site for SEO and ease of use for end users.
Title - This is what an end user would see as the Title of the page
Name - This is the URL that controls what goes in the browser
Correct format for the URL structure is ALL LOWERCASE letters, and only hyphens. So as an example it would be something like this “my-great-page” and not “My great page!”
Let’s say you accidentally named a page something that you wanted to change. If it’s just the title, that’s great. Then you would just have to use the properties of the page to rename the Title. But if you needed to change the URL due to it being in the incorrect format.
The following instructions will show you how to Move (rename) a page URL. Even if you want to keep it in the same place on your structure, you will want to use the MOVE function to do it.
You must have DELETE permissions in order to move a page. If you do not currently have those permissions, ask email@example.com and we can get it taken care of.
Click on the thumbnail of the page you want to MOVE, then click on the Move option at the top of the page
3. Once you change the NAME (URL), click next. Make sure it is in all lowercase letters and only using hyphens(-) as spaces.
4. The next step is to Select Destination. You’ll want to make this remain in the same location, so in order to do that you need to click on the thumbnail of the page before it in the navigation. In the case of this page, that would be the home page for Digital Academy.
5. After you click NEXT, it will ask you to confirm the pages you will be moving. In this case, there are children pages below the main one so there are 3 references to be changed.
6. Finally, notice that the name or URL has been changed. In order for this change to take effect the page must be republished. I recommend also republishing the parent page.
NOTE: You may encounter a bug that will not allow you to proceed past step 4. If you encounter this issue, please use the workaround discovered while messing with the Back button - starting the Move operation, entering the new URL name, moving forward, and then when hitting the dead end, hit the Back button, reenter the new URL and move forward again - it seems to make it work. Sometimes you may have to repeat the steps 2 or 3 times, but eventually it works.
If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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