Locating Pages and Assets by ID

In the CMS, each page, folder, component, or asset has a unique identifier (ID). Each page, folder, or component ID is composed of the letter x followed by a number (e.g., x783). Each asset is composed of the letter a and a forward-slash, followed by a number (e.g., a/07). Each asset folder is composed of the letters af and a forward slash, followed by a number (e.g., af/843). These numbers are assigned incrementally as each new content item is created.

After clicking a content item in the Site Tree, its xID displays above the row of tabs in the Site work area. To display general properties associated with the content ID, click the info button (i). Similarly, after clicking a content item in the Assets Tree, the a/ID for an asset or an af/id for an asset folder displays above the row of tabs in the Assets work area. You can access the Asset's general properties by clicking the info button (i).

Info Button

If you know the content ID, you can search for it by entering the ID in the Go to field on the toolbar.

To locate a content item by ID:

  1. Click in the Go to icon Go To Search Icon in the ancillary navigation area.
  2. Enter the ID of the content item.

    Go To Search Field

    Note: By default, pages and components are searched. You can include asset content items by selecting the Assets checkbox or only search Assets by clearing the Pages checkbox with the Assets checkbox selected.

  3. You can also search by the name of the content item.

    Assets Included in Go To Search

    Note: As you enter your search term, the CMS lists possible matches, automatically.

  4. In the resulting list, select the appropriate content item from the drop-down list that displays under the Go to field.