URL Management

You can customize the URL to any page. You may find this feature useful for SEO purposes. For example, you could use URL Management to follow search-engine friendly naming conventions or to include keywords in URLs.
Any URL values listed for a page will resolve as a 301 redirect to the canonical value if administrators select the

Redirect all requests to canonical URL automatically checkbox for the given publishing target. See Configuring Structured URL Settings for details.

To manage URLs:
  1. Navigate to Site > Site Tree.
  2. Select the page in the Site Tree, and then click the page's Properties tab in the main pane.
  3. Select URL Management in the Options menu.
    The URL Management settings display.

    URL Management

  4. In the URL Settings for drop-down list, choose the publishing target (e.g., Staging) where you want to apply your URL configuration.
  5. Optional: Complete the following steps to add a custom URL for the page.
    1. Click Add to include a new custom URL for the page.
      The Add New Custom URL for Page... dialog displays.
    2. Enter the path of the new custom URL.
      The system requires paths to start with a forward slash (/).
    3. Click Add.
      The custom URL displays in the URL Management view.
    4. Select or clear the checkbox in the Set URL column for the new custom URL.

      This checkbox is cleared by default. If selected, the CMS changes your preferred URL from the default setting to this new custom URL.

      All other URLs to the page will redirect to your preferred (i.e., canonical) URL.
    5. Select or clear the checkbox in the MFO column for the new custom URL.

      This checkbox is cleared by default. If selected, the CMS associates Multi-Format Output (MFO) publishing with the custom URL.

      To use this column, the system requires administrators to first configure MFO. See Setting up Multi-Format Output for details to configure MFO.
  6. Optional: You can select the Requires SSL checkbox in the Advanced area to apply a Secure Socket Layer to the page. Otherwise, leave the checkbox cleared.
  7. Click Save in the toolbar menu.

Once you publish your changes to the publishing target that you set, visitors to your site will be redirected to your preferred URL from any other listed URL.