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Offline radeldudel

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Change menu title but keep url?
« on: July 28, 2009, 11:13:47 AM »
Is it possible to change the menu title of an item, but keep the url?

Renaming the menu items for clarity or brevity is something I'd like to do, but I need to keep the URL of the page.

Right now the URL changes whenever I change the menu title, which is a no-go in my opinion.

So I'm stuck with my current menu names, unless I break incoming links?  :cry:

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Sam

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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 11:57:46 AM »
Only other way within WB is changing the "old" page to a menulink linking to the new page and setting that "old" page to visibility hidden so it doesn't turn up in the menu.

If you have more access tot he server cand can use .htaccess files for rewriting "old" urls to new urls you might do that.

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Klaus

Offline radeldudel

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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 12:39:13 PM »
Thats a pity, it would be really great if page titles could be changed without affecting the url (for example by creating a separate entry field for the page file name).

Might it be possible to add this feature with an addon? Or is this too deep in the bowels of WB to change?

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Sam

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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 08:29:39 PM »
There was a treat about this a little while ago. Was about SEO I think to remember... If I find it I giuve the url to you, otherwise try searching for your own.

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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 08:38:59 PM »
Right now the URL changes whenever I change the menu title, which is a no-go in my opinion.
That's right.
This is the only thing still sucks in WB CMS for SEO reasons.

However, there is another (unfortunatly hardcoded) solution you may apply to your template.
It is not really handy in general but it may help you in your case:
https://forum.WebsiteBaker.org/index.php/topic,10062.msg86144.html#msg86144

Unfortunatly it's in german - if you need help, just let me know here.

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Offline radeldudel

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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 04:11:32 PM »
Right now the URL changes whenever I change the menu title, which is a no-go in my opinion.
That's right.
This is the only thing still sucks in WB CMS for SEO reasons.

This would be good not only for SEO, but for plain old incoming links, too.

However, there is another (unfortunatly hardcoded) solution you may apply to your template.
It is not really handy in general but it may help you in your case:
https://forum.WebsiteBaker.org/index.php/topic,10062.msg86144.html#msg86144

Uh, tough one - so instead of changing the title of a post I would  enter the title in this script.
Not an easy solution, especially not if other (non-technical) persons are to change titles, too.

Still, thanks for the hint.

Kind regards,
Sam

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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2009, 03:36:36 PM »
Sam, did you read Klaus' first suggestion?
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Only other way within WB is changing the "old" page to a menulink linking to the new page and setting that "old" page to visibility hidden so it doesn't turn up in the menu.
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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2009, 03:57:34 PM »
Sam, did you read Klaus' first suggestion?
Hello Jurgen,

I don't think that this suggestion is a good option.
A menu-Link produces a redirection, not really a page and not good SEO practice.

The best thing ist to build in a feature for renaming link-titles and file-names at will (to separate one of the other, so you have the possibility to rename them separately without mutual influence).
I know about a hack for this, but it should be built in into WB's core. This is a very important feature.

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Stefek
« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 04:04:04 PM by Stefek »
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Re: Change menu title but keep url?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 12:08:47 AM »
Yeah, you're probably right, that would be the best option. Maybe a future version will have it.
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